WHAT IS CBD OIL?
Cannabidiol oil, most commonly known as CBD Oil, is a concentrated liquid medicinal product extracted from cannabis (marijuana). Many of the primary chemicals in cannabis are cannabidiols. However, CBD oils do not contain THC, the compound in marijuana that makes you “high.”
Scientific and clinical studies indicate that CBD is effective in reducing a wide range of difficult to control conditions, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, alcoholism, PTSD, Epilepsy, anti-biotic resistant infections and neurological disorders.
The reduced psycho-activity of CBD Oils also make it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-pain, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasm effects without the disconcerting euphoria and lethargy effects of other cannabinoids such as THC.
HOW IS IT USED?
CBD Oil comes in the form of both a liquid and a capsule. You can take a capsule by mouth or add CBD oil to food or water. You can also mix CBD oil with your favourite lotion and apply it directly to your skin to help with stiff, achy joints. Some brands also offer therapeutic salves you can apply directly to your skin.
Work with your doctor to figure out the best dosage for you. Some products contain as little as 2.5 milligrams (mg) of CBD per dose, while others contain more than 1,000 mg. It’s best to start with a very small dose so you can see how your body reacts. If you don’t notice any side effects, you can try slowly increasing your dosage.
It is also possible to apply CBD oil topically and many cream and lotion products are becoming available for purchase.
WHAT ARE THE MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF CBD OIL?
While individual experiences vary greatly, users of CBD oil report a wide range of benefits. Many use the supplement to achieve overall better health and wellness. Because the compound acts on the endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for regulating some of the essential processes in the human body.
Just a few of the processes regulated by your endocannabinoid system include:
- Stress responses
- Sleep and sleep cycle regulation
- Pain perception and inflammation
- Circulatory and digestive functions
- Processes of the reproductive systems
- Immune system function
- Memory and learning
- Muscle movement and neuroprotection
- Moods and emotions