Has your ‘get up and go’ got up and left? Are you feeling tired and a little out of sorts? Is your body crying out for some TLC? Well, then it’s time to consider a detox.
We live in a toxic world and pretty much everything we breathe, touch, or eat has the potential to poison our bodies with harmful chemicals and substances. There are toxins in our water and food because of pesticides, herbicides, MSGs, preservatives, and chemicals. There are toxins in the air from pollution and other environmental poisons and of course, there are toxins in the products we use to clean our homes, and ourselves. This is why we need to detox on a regular basis.
There are a lot of products and diets that help with detoxing. From our experience some are delicious and an absolute pleasure to follow while others just seem too uncomfortable to even try. What is constant though is that for the most part, almost all detox programs have to do with nutrition.
But what exactly is a detox and does it work? Let’s start off by saying it absolutely works. It’s one of the most effective ways to give your body the boost it desperately needs and it’s very easy.
What is a Detox?
By its very nature, your body is detoxing machine. Your liver works to filter your blood to get rid of unwanted substances, eliminating them through your digestive system and intestines until they end up getting flushed down the toilet, Your respiratory system expels waste products and toxins through the air we breathe. Even your skin does its bit, by perspiring and getting rid of heavy metals and other waste that your body doesn’t need and can do without.
Without lifting a finger your body is detoxing around the clock, 24/7, 365. This, of course, raises the question – if my body is detoxing on its own why do I have to do it too? The quick and easy answer is our modern diets contain so many chemicals and preservatives, most of which our body can’t break down naturally, on its own.
This is the reason we need to include a detox program into our routine that focuses on getting rid of harmful chemicals, toxins, and organisms from our bodies while cleansing vitals organs such as the colon, liver, and kidneys.
There are different ways to detox so it’s best to find a program that works for you. This way you’ll stick to it, and it’ll become a part of your lifestyle rather than a quick-fix you use every now and again. One of the more popular ways to detox is with Cannabidiol or CBD, which is what this article focuses on.
What is Cannabidiol
There are two main types of cannabis plants: hemp and marijuana. Cannabidiol is a prevalent chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. However, unlike the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) molecule, CBD is nonpsychoactive. Cannabidiol or CBD comes from hemp and studies confirm it makes you healthy, not high. Also, it is effective, safe and most importantly, it’s legal. There are no reactions to CBD, no toxicity, and no interactions.
The reason so much attention is being paid to CBD at the moment is that of all its health benefits. It works with our endocannabinoid system, the primary controller for all our body’s systems, which means it’s essential for fine-tuning, regulating and maintaining good health.
Cannabidiol for the longest time was overlooked because medical professionals and the public spent time focusing on bad brother THC and all its effects. However, that is changing and more people are starting to use this ‘miracle’ plant for a wide variety of health issues.
It is usually used by patients in an oil form. CBD has a number of effects on your body and preclinical trials over the last 40 or so years have shown it can be used as:
- Anti-tumoral agent
We’ve already mentioned that detoxing is an important part of our modern lifestyles. Even if we followed a 100% organic diet we are still bombarded with synthetic toxins and chemicals all around us.
CBD, amongst other things, is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which is why it’s become such a popular part of detoxing programs. It also protects, restores and enhances.
- It protects by mobilizing all the essential organs and preventing further damage.
- It restores by helping the body make the necessary corrections during the detox program. It replaces vitamins, stops toxins, restores the gut and optimizes health.
- It enhances the kidneys and by getting rid of unwanted toxins.
- It also helps with symptom control including anxiety, pain, irritable bowel, and insomnia.
When our body experiences high levels of inflammation it ends up working harder to reduce the inflammation. Being the smart machine it is, it recognizes abnormal inflammation as problematic and kicks into gear to lower it as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, our body prioritizes this particular job over removing chemicals and toxins, because more often than not it doesn’t have any understanding of what these are.
When inflammation levels are low, our body can carry on doing what it’s supposed to be doing, cleaning and detoxing. Simply put, the lower the inflammation levels, the healthier our body because it’s doing what it’s supposed to be.
Cannabidiol is one of the most anti-inflammatory agents, which means it helps your body, by giving it more energy to detoxify on its own. You can also include CBD oil as a daily supplement, which means any detox program you decide to go with will be more effective.
For the longest time, CBD oil has been a well-kept secret but it truly is a miracle cure, and more people are becoming aware of its benefits. If you are in the process of detoxing or looking to start soon, we suggest you include CBD oil as part of the program.
It’ll speed up the process, help your body help itself and make the detox program more effective.