CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The compound is everywhere these days and for good reason – it has a vast array of benefits for a multitude of ailments and works in conjunction with our endocannabinoid system.
Learn about the research behind CBD in Pain Nation: Sick, Stressed, and All F*cked Up: Is CBD the Cure?, written by cannabis advocate Klee Irwin. Irwin is the founder and owner of Irwin Naturals, a natural supplement company that provides alternative health and healing products sold in thousands of retailers.
Stress in Our Lives
Our country has many causes of stress in our lives, and it’s arguable that we’re more stressed than ever before!
Here are some of the most common issues that cause us stress (percentages add up to more than 100 because we think about multiple issues):
- Healthcare (43 percent)
- The economy (35 percent)
- Trust in government (32 percent)
- Hate crimes (31 percent)
- Crime (31 percent)
- Wars/conflicts with other countries (30 percent)
- Terrorism (30 percent)
Pumping Our Bodies Full of Prescriptions
Did you know that as a nation, the United States comprises just five percent of the world’s population? As of September 2020, it’s actually a hair less than that.
Now here’s the sad part – despite being just five percent of the world’s population, Americans consume more than 80 percent of the world’s prescription antidepressants, opioids, and amphetamines. We’re just pumping prescription drugs into our bodies and not really questioning it or thinking about the side effects.
What About a Natural Cure?
There have been research and tests, on the other hand, for using CBD as a possible treatment for conditions like:
- Sleep apnea
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic pain
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
CBD could very well lead us on the path to healthier and more natural treatments. Cannabis truly is a magical plant whether you’re accept or dismiss the results of research. In fact, I write this, it took about 10 minutes for a single CBD capsule to relieve my headache.
CBD is even being used in holistic healthcare regimens of dogs and cats – I recommend checking out Canna Companion to see what I mean! And of course, I encourage you to read Pain Nation to learn all about the miraculous molecule and how it’s helping the world.
Read Pain Nation for Free
Since Klee Irwin believes in becoming an advocate for educating yourself, he has now open sourced Pain Nation so everyone can understand how CBD can improve your health. This means you can read it for free on the website by starting with the introduction.
Nova Spivack, founder and CEO of Magical, reaffirms the resurgence of cannabis in society, saying:
“Hemp and cannabinoids have been used by societies all over the world for more than 6,000 years. After a hundred years of political oppression, they’re finally coming back. This book couldn’t have come at a better time. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down.”
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