The Health Benefits and uses of CBD Oils

Updated: May 22

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil have become a popular natural remedy for many aliments and pain relief. Marijuana has been used as far back as 2900 bc to help reduce and treat chronic pain. Today cannabis and CBD oils are used to treat and help many health problems. Arthritis, multiple scleroses, anxiety and depression, insomnia, are just a few of the many health problems that can be relieved with this natural medication. CBD oils may also help reduce the side effects and nausea caused by cancer treatments.

CBD oil is a popular natural remedy for many aliments

You can take CBD oil by itself by mouth, or use one of many products that has it as an ingredient. These include pills, chewable gels, “tinctures” you drop under your tongue, vape cartridges you breathe in, creams on your skin, and foods like chocolate bars. The amount and quality of CBD in these products can be very different.

The use of CBD is gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may ease symptoms of a wide range of illnesses including epilepsy, muscle-spasticity in multiple sclerosis, chronic inflammation, depression, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, opioid withdrawal and many other illnesses.

How CBD Oil works. CBD is a entirely different compound than THC. While use of THC gives the patient a "high" and can change a persons state of mind, CBD is not psychoactive when used. The human body has an endocannabinoid system, and can produce some cannabinoids on its own. There are two primary endocannabinoid receptors, found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues. CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system, it helps to promote homeostasis in the body, reducing the sensation of pain and inhibiting inflammation. There are different levels of CBD compounds found in natural hemp and cannabis plants. Most CBD oils come from hemp which had a higher content value than Marijuana. How the hemp is grown and breed effects the CBD levels. Producers of CBD oil use different methods to extract the CBD compounds, the extract is than added to a carrier oil for ease of use before being marketed. CBD oil is the best way to administer CBD as it has a longer lasting benefit and is more effective than taking it in its raw form before extraction. Research into the possible uses of CBD and other cannabis compounds is a growing area of study and the list of potential benefits is likely to grow. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD. CBD oil is a big emerging market. As the use of CBD oil is now legal in the United States and Canada, there are many Canadian distributors and American distributors to chose from. In the USA, The “Hemp Farming Act of 2018” fully legalizes industrial hemp and all products made from it including CBD oil. While in Canada Bill C-45 enacts the Cannabis Act to provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, distribution and sale.

CBD oil made from hemp plants doesn’t contain anything illegal and is not psychoactive. CBD oil, derived from hemp and contains only 0.3 percent THC, that is approximately 33 times less than the least potent marijuana. This means that, as opposed to THC, CBD oil should not impair your Consciousness, Reaction time, Perception or Sensory awareness. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. CBD-rich hemp provides a legal alternative to medical marijuana and allows the consumer to enjoy the benefits of CBD without the risk of getting high. Since CBD has no psychoactive effect, it is an excellent option for people seeking the benefits of cannabis products without breaking federal law or risking impairment. CBD oil is not addictive by itself and there is no evidence that it is associated with any serious side effects, according to the World Health Organization.

Caution: People should consult a doctor if they think a child needs to use CBD oil for seizures. CBD oil is not recommended during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Anyone who wishes to use CBD should first speak to a doctor about whether it is a good idea, and how much to take and make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking. Using CBD oil with other medications may make those medications more or less effective.