There is a new product within the quickly growing marijuana industry that is getting its own rise in popularity. This product goes by a few different names, it can be called cannabidiol hemp oil, CBD hemp oil, cannabis oil, or cannabinoid oil. CBD oil can have the ability to help several previously untreatable diseases. Read this article to learn about what CBD oil is, and the health benefits.
So… What is CBD Oil?
CPD Oil is made from low-thc, high cbd hemp, different from the stuff you smoke to get totally fried which usually is high in THC(tetrahydrocannabinol). Because this hemp that is used for the CBD oil contains low THC, every CBD oil product is non-psychoactive, meaning it will NOT have an effect on mental processes.
Hemp and marijuana are from the same plant, , but they are quite different. Over time, hemp producers have been selectively breeding their crops to be higher in THC and other compounds that interested them, which could be for the smell or a result they had on the plant’s flowers. Seperately, hemp farmers do not tend to modify the plant. It is these hemp plants that are used to create CBD oil.
Cannabidiol(CBD) is one of over 80 cannabinoids currently recognized in the marijuana plant and is the second most copious cannabinoid present in marijuana after only THC. Although with hemp, THC comes in second behind cannabidiol which makes up most of the plants makeup. CBD does communicate with your naturally occurring systems, but is non-psychoactive and will not get you high. What does this mean? CBD oil is a safer, less debatable substitute that still offers noteworthy benefits.
Health Benefits of CBD Oil (Cannabidiol)
CBD oil can have many potential health benefits due to the way it acts in your body. Here are some medicinal uses for CBD oil that you might not have known about before, all with studies backing them.
CBD can potentially help fight cancer
Cannabidiol has been being studied for its use as an anti-cancer agent and could be used to improve standard treaments. There is a review here posted to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology notes that CBD appears to block cancer cells from spreading throughout the body. More studies can be found here. (R),(R1),(R2)
CBD can help you quit smoking
In a double-blind, placebo controlled study, 24 smokers were chosen at random to take either an inhaler of CBD or a placebo. Participants were asked to take a puff every time they felt like they wanted to smoked a cigarette. Over a week, the participants with placebo inhalers saw no difference in their total number of cigarettes consumed, while those who were taking CBD saw a nearly 40 percent drop in their intake. Using the inhaler decreased the number of cigarettes without having increased cravings for nicotine, pointing towards a purpose for cannabidiol in the withdrawal process.
CBD can provide treatment for acne
Researchers used cannabidiol(CBD) on the human sebaceous glands and the study concluded, “Collectively, our findings suggest that, due to the combined lipostatic, anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory effects, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris.” Study can be found here. (R)
CBD can help treat fibromyalgia
In this 2011 study, half of 56 participants used CBD, while the other used traditional methods to treat there fibromyalgia. Those that used CBD saw a big reduction in symptons and pain, those that were using traditional methods didn’t see much of an improvement.
CBD can help with anxiety disorders
CBD is well known to produce anti anxiety and anti-inflammatory effects when consumed. CBD can slow everything down and calm the user. Anxiety disorders cbd can help with include, post-traumatic stress disorder, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Researches are calling for CBD to be studied more as a possible treatment procedure to anxiety disorders. Review from Neurotherapeautics here.
CBD can help with type 1 diabetes
There was a recent study that found that CBD can ease the inflammation in the pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes. In another study the development of diabetes in non-obese mice was prevented. The future looks bright for CBD treating type 1 diabetes.
CBD helps with treating inflammation
CBD is used by professional athletes and bodybuilders all over the world for this reason. CBD oil can help lessen the stress put on your body , and you may also find yourself sleeping better and able to perform better the next day aswell. More in depth article on how CBD oil can be great for athletes here.
CBD can help treat epilepsy & seizure disorders
Evidence from laboratory studies, anecdotal reports, and small clinical studies from a number of years ago suggest that cannabidiol could potentially be helpful in controlling seizures. Studies can be found here. (R)(R1)(R2)
How can you consume CBD Oil?
Most cbd oil comes in a tincture which allows you to ingest orally, it is best to be placed under the tongue with the recommended dosage. Using a nasal spray or vaporizing it are also popular ways of ingesting cbd oil.
Where Can I Get CBD oil?
Cbd oil is not illegal so it shouldn’t be to tricky to pick up no matter where you live. There is a variety of websites online that sell cbd oil and even most headshops have it stocked. When looking for CBD oil, make sure to look for quality and not prices. Another thing is to try and stay away from products that claim to cure everything, they are likely trying to get a quick dollar. Making sure your CBD oil is non-psychoactive is a key aswell to make sure you don’t have any risk of getting high from it.
Potential Side Effects
There has been a ton of smaller studies that have been looking into the safety of CBD in adults. These studies found that people tolerate cbd well across a wide range of doses. The most common side effect that was noted was tiredness, with others noting appetite changes and diarrhea. They is still not a lot of long term data, or studies carried on children, but the future looks bright.
There is still plenty of long term studies and researchers diving deeper every day into the potential health benefits of CBD oil. From videos I have seen online of CBD oil taking action almost immediately I would say that the future is looking great good for it. With having non-psychoactive effects there should be less of a stigma on researching and usage. It’s also important to know that the FDA hasn’t approved CBD for any medical conditions. If there is anything you would like me to add or have any thoughts to share, make sure to leave a comment down below.