Quitting smoking can be a daunting, frustrating experience. But did you know that CBD could help lessen withdrawal symptoms?
Nicotine impacts various parts of the human body, such as your brain, metabolism, and heart health. So it’s not uncommon for withdrawal symptoms to occur when you try to quit smoking nicotine. “Nicotine withdrawal involves physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. The first week, especially days 3 through 5, is always the worst. That’s when the nicotine has finally cleared out of your body and you’ll start getting headaches, cravings, and insomnia,” explains WebMD.
So what can help you stay calm during these tense moments? Well, you should know that CBD has the potential to alleviate withdrawal symptoms!
According to a study on rats that were already “nicotine-dependent”, CBD could be beneficial in kicking nicotine to the curb: “Researchers examined nicotine withdrawal symptoms, such as somatic signs, hyperalgesia (increased sensitivity to pain) and weight gain during acute and protracted abstinence. They found CBD reduced cravings in models, appearing to prevent rats from exhibiting somatic signs of withdrawal and hyperalgesia,” explains an issue of Woman & Weed.
CBD can be consumed in various ways, including sublingual oils, capsules, candies, and beverages. So if you’re ready to quit smoking and need education on CBD and cannabis, we can help! Call 905-286-4420 to speak to one of our educators.
Women & Weed, presented by Centennial Spotlight, 2021