CBD Oil is now the talk of the town. It went its way to the top making a lot of people interested in it. Why do you think it’s popular? Find out more in this article.
To understand CBD oil, you have to know first what CBD is. What is it?
All You Need To Know About CBD
CBD is short-term for Cannabidiol. This is a component that can be found in hemp plants. The hemp plant is a plant that is under the Cannabis Sativa plant genus. This is usually mistaken with Marijuana. Even though Marijuana came also from the Cannabis Sativa plant genus, it is not the same with hemp plants (read more).
Even if we can consider Hemp and Marijuana to be cousins, they are still different from each other. For instance, Marijuana contains more THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive ingredient that gives you the feeling of being “high” when you consume it. On the other hand, the ingredient that the Hemp plants contain is non-psychoactive, that is the Cannabidiol; this cannot give you the “high” feeling. This is why people sometimes mistake Hemp for Marijuana giving them the mindset that Hemp will make them “high”.
Last 2018, former President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law. With this law, the growing of hemp was made legal. However, even if it is a Federal Law, each state still has its jurisdiction over it. With the legalization of the growth of Hemp, Cannabidiol products became even more prominent.
You can find a variety of Cannabidiol products almost everywhere. There are a lot of unique and cool products, some are way too cool you will be amazed. Following are some of the many Cannabidiol products available in the market:
- Topicals (including lotions, patches, creams, etc)
- Edibles (including gummy bears, honey sticks, supplements, etc)
- Concentrates (includes isolates, buds, crumbs, flower strains, oils, etc). These products have more Cannabidiol content compared with the other products. As the word itself, Cannabidiol is concentrated, it’s pure.
- Other unique Cannabidiol products include toothpick and toothpaste, tissue papers/rolls, ice cream, pillowcases and bed sheets, yoga outfits, etc.
As mentioned earlier, there are concentrated Cannabidiol products. If you are going to check, CBD oil is one of them. This means that this oil has high Cannabidiol content.
Is the high content of Cannabidiol good for you? The answer is- it depends. For you to understand it more, the following are the benefits we can get from the CBD oil:
Great Way To Relieve Pain
Studies are suggesting that Cannabidiol may help relieve pain. This includes internal and external pain. For example, when you have arthritis, it could help lessen the pain you feel in your joints. Also, this non-psychoactive ingredient of Hemp has anti-inflammatory effects.
Helps You Fight Anxiety And Depression
Cannabidiol can help you set in the right mood. It can give you a relaxing feeling and help you get a good sleep. When you feel anxious, it may help lessen the feeling by making you feel happy and positive about things.
May Aid Cancer And Cancer-Related Symptoms
There are a variety of researches stating that Cannabidiol’s future is bright when it comes to the treatment of cancer. Experiments are showing that this component lessens cancer-related symptoms like nausea and vomiting.
Helps With Neurological Disorders
There are neurological disorders that CBD may help with like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Other conditions in which it can help include Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
So as for the question is high content Cannabidiol good for you? It depends. Also, it is best to check it with an expert. Ask your doctor about it.
To discuss more the said oil, let us know the different ways on how to use it. Following are some examples:
- Directly Put It In Your Mouth
The oil does not have a strong taste so you can directly put a drop in your mouth without any worries. You may drop it under your tongue and leave it there for at least a minute.
- Mix It With Your Favorite Food
For those who find it a little awkward to put oil directly in their mouth, you may try adding it to your food.
Also, this is a good technique that works perfectly like adding vegetables to your kids’ diet without them noticing. If you need someone to take the oil (like for medical purposes) and they refuse, you may have them consume it unknowingly by putting oil in their food.
- Add It To Your Favorite Drink
Aside from adding the oil to your food, you may also try adding it to your drinks, for the same effect.
- Rub It To Your Skin
The oil could be also a good topical to be applied to your skin. As mentioned earlier, Cannabidiol could be a decent pain reliever. You may try rubbing the oil to your body parts that hurt.
- Smoke It
Another great way to enjoy your oil is to add it to your vape or cigarettes.
Some studies suggest that the fastest way for a CBD to be absorbed by your bloodstream is to inhale smoke infused with it.
However, we must also remember that even though there are plenty of benefits that we can get from consuming Cannabidiol, there are also side effects. Some of the known side effects include diarrhea and a change in appetite (link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22129319/). This is why it is always best to check your doctor before consuming anything-including Cannabidiol products.