I’m a HUGE fan of CBD oil. It will always be part of my medicine cabinet supplies, if for no other reason than for safe effective pain relief. If you’ve ever had severe pain of any type and could not go to a doctor for whatever reason CBD oil for pain can be a life saver. Case in point: My daughter had a severe molar infection from a bad root canal a few months back. This occured on a weekend (of course) and the pain, as anyone whose had tooth pain can attest too… was horrific. Her only option was to go to the emergency room. I reminded her that I had CBD oil and she should at least try it. She put a few drops on the tooth over a short time period and within minutes the pain was completely gone. Not only that, the infection went away. She didn’t have to go to the dentist. Below is some basic info about CBD oil.
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid and is also sometimes referred to as cannabidiol. As you may have guessed CBD is an extract derived from the cannabis plant, however, unlike THC another popular cannabinoid, CBD doesn’t cause any high effect and in fact, is associated with a whole host of health benefits from reducing anxiety to helping with digestion. CBD, when isolated from the cannabis plant and from THC, is legal in most places around the world and it’s popularity as a wonder supplement is continuing to grow. Most CBD has trace amounts of THC, which will not affect you and is legal. You can purchase CBD with higher THC ratios but for general healing and anxiety purposes that is not necessary. Plus, to purchase that type you must live in a state where marijuana is legal whether for recreational reasons for through a Medical Marijuana Card.
What are the health benefits associated with CBD?
Studies have found CBD to have a number of therapeutic properties including but not limited to:
- Helping those who suffer from stress or anxiety
CBD has a calming effect on those who use it and has been used by people for many years to help treat a number of anxiety disorders including General Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder.
- Helping those with epilepsy to control their fits
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which affects the central nervous system. It causes brain activity to become abnormal and can lead to seizures. A study involving epileptic children found that 80% saw a reduction in the frequency of their seizures whilst using CBD extract. This suggests that CBD could dramatically improve the lives of many people who are suffering from regular epileptic seizures.
- Helping to reduce inflammation
CBD is proven to be an effective anti-inflammatory and therefore can help those dealing with inflammation related pain disorders such as chronic pain.
- Helping to encourage people to eat
CBD is very effective at encouraging appetite in people who are struggling to eat. This is particularly beneficial in situations where a person’s recovery would be hindered if they do not eat. CBD can also help to reduce feelings of sickness which is why it is used to help those undergoing chemotherapy.
- Helping people with Alzheimer’s
CBD could also unlock many answers to Alzheimer’s disease and has been found to stop people suffering from Alzheimer’s from forgetting peoples faces. This is a common early-stage symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests that CBD or other cannabinoids could possibly help with other aspects of the disease.
How should you ingest CBD?
CBD can be taken in a number of different ways, the most common of which is as an oil. CBD oil can also be infused into food, cream and other beauty products to be applied to the skin. Alternatively, CBD can also be inhaled through a vaporiser or if you are in a state in which marijuana is legal it can be ingested as a part of the whole cannabis plant. You can buy CBD products, sweetleaf concentrates, and CBD edibles online and in many health food stores.
Can CBD be harmful?
So far all studies on CBD have shown no adverse effects on the body, even in doses as high as 1500mg a day. Some people do report feeling a little dry in the mouth, but most feel no adverse reaction at all. It is important to note that CBD is a chemical drug and therefore some people may experience an adverse reaction if they are already taking other medication if you are concerned about this then always speak to a doctor.
As with many things, some companies put out CBD oil that is low quality and therefore not effective. This article gives you info on how to purchase quality CBD oil. It’s key that you buy Full Spectrum oil. This ensures the whole plant is used. One popular brand that is known for it’s quality is Charlotte’s Web. Check them out!