Everyone breathes, but not everyone breathes easy. If you talk with someone suffering from asthma, you will learn that this respiratory disease is caused by inflammation of the lungs and airways – the airways constrict, swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes breaking difficult and often painful.
According to the Center for Disease Control, about 1 in 12 people (about 25 million) have asthma, with numbers only increasing.
Many asthmatics are searching for more natural ways to alleviate their symptoms. Let me introduce CBD – this natural substance obtained from help plants interacts with the body’s allergic and inflammatory responses. Here are 5 ways it may help you breathe easy!
- CBD is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory
CBD works in part by inhibiting enzymes that are known to cause inflammation in the airways.
- CBD and Bronchodilation
Emma from Treat Asthma At Home, helps us understand this bronchodilation – this is a fancy word for when, during an asthma attack, the air passages leading to the lungs become narrow and filled with mucus. CBD may help with opening up these airways without any psychoactive effects (feeling “high”).
- CBD is a Natural Pain Reliever
As you can imagine or may have experienced, there is a great deal of pain involved in an asthma attack. Research has shown CBD to be a proven pain reliever and can help reduce the pain experienced in an asthma attack.
- CBD and Muscle Spasms
Spastic airways are irritable and cause twitching in asthmatics. Research has also shown the positive effects of CBD relieving muscle spasms, particularly in those with Multiple Sclerosis.
- CBD and Clearing Mucus
No one likes to talk about mucus, but getting rid of it is a common nuisance for asthmatics. Among its many benefits, CBD has also been shown to be an effective expectorant, helping to clear mucus and open up the air passages.
If you are searching for a natural remedy to your asthma, consider implementing CBD into your daily regime.