Over the years, there have been many health supplements come to light which have proved to be, shall we say, marginally successful at best. Some have proved to be fairly successful, yet there are a select few which have proved to be real game changers in the world of health and wellbeing and CBD is most certainly one of them.
CBD (Cannabidiol) supplements are now being used to treat and manage a whole host of ailments, including chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS for short.
CFS is a debilitating, and highly misunderstood condition that can affect a person’s health and quality of life in numerous ways. The good news, however, is that CBD products have been found to be hugely effective when used to manage the condition.
Here’s a look at CBD and how it can be used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.
What is CFS?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or ME for short, and is a long-term health condition that can affect the body in a whole variety of different ways.
CFS, as the name implies, primarily affects the body by causing extreme fatigue/tiredness/lethargy which persists, regardless of how much sleep and rest the affected individual has gotten. Ironically, CFS can often lead to sleep disruption or insomnia, which further exasperates their symptoms.
CFS can leave people feeling physically and mentally drained and struggling to perform even the most basic and mundane of tasks. While there are treatments available, research has shown that CBD in particular, can show great promise when used to treat CFS.
CBD and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CBD products can be used to treat a whole host of ailments, including CFS.
CBD and Inflammation
One of the main reasons why CBD has been found to be so effective in the battle against chronic fatigue syndrome is due to the fact that CBD serves as a potent and effective anti-inflammatory.
Experts believe that CFS/ME is an inflammatory disease that is triggered by inflammation and enhances inflammation. To be precise, it is a neuroinflammatory disease meaning that the inflammation is largely contained within the brain.
Because CBD possesses such potent anti-inflammatory properties, as it eases inflammation it helps to reduce the symptoms of CFS and can even help to prevent further flare-ups.
CBD and pain relief
Those who suffer from CFS often experience pain and discomfort in their bones, muscles and joints, even if they’ve performed very little physical exertion.
CBD products help to alleviate pain and discomfort, serving as a natural pain-reliever with none of the dangerous side effects like those commonly associated with pain-relieving drugs and medications.
CBD and Energy Levels
Because CBD generally helps people to relax, people are surprised to learn that CBD can help to restore energy levels in people who suffer from CFS.
CBD is believed to help strengthen cells responsible for feelings of lethargy, helping to make people feel more awake and alert.
As CBD also helps people get to sleep easier, it’s ideal for CFS sufferers who also experience insomnia.