Researchers say that CBD may have an effect on serotonin (a chemical that contributes to happiness and wellbeing) levels in the brain. Also, as CBD has been known to have a positive impact on pain and insomnia, both of which can exacerbate anxiety, taking CBD can help to reduce anxiety levels.
Experts aren’t entirely sure how CBD helps with sleeplessness, but they do think it may interact with receptors that affect the sleep/wake cycle. Also, because CBD may reduce the pain associated with many conditions, it can help those suffering experience a sounder snooze, so they stop tossing and turning in discomfort.
Researchers believe there are high levels of endocannabinoid receptors in the GI tract. Some studies have shown that CBD may have a beneficial effect on inflammatory bowel disease. In these studies, the use of cannabinoids given prophylactically helped reduced the patients’ abdominal pain and diarrhea, and it improved their quality of life overall by inhibiting the inflammatory reaction.
CBD might also be effective in fighting acne as it helps reduce the production of sebum in the skin, reducing inflammation and boosting nutrients. Additionally, studies indicate that cannabidiol may be effective in treating eczema and psoriasis as well.