As it continues to increase in popularity in the health and wellness world, the use of CBD oil in its many forms is becoming more widespread, but many still are not sure if it’s the right choice for their situational needs. An increasing number of scientific studies find that CBD may alleviate the symptoms of a wide range of conditions, from chronic illnesses such as arthritis to cancer-related problems and mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression. We’ll look at some basic information about CBD, what it is, its various forms and further information on who could benefit from taking it.
What Is CBD Oil?
Its full name is Cannabidiol, and it is one of over a hundred naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant. The most well-known compound in Cannabis is the psychoactive compound THC which is the chemical that causes the user to experience the sensation of getting high. CBD oil contains either no THC or tiny trace amounts, which allow its sale over the counter in the UK. CBD oil is extracted from the host plant and mixed with several different plant oils to produce the finished product. It then forms various products, which include bath oils, edible products and CBD oil vapes, which can be used in a vaping device, to name a few.
Is it Legal Where I Live?
As this is an important question, let’s take a look at this issue now, I am based in the UK, and so long as a CBD oil or any hemp-derived product has a THC content lower than 0.3%, it is legal to for sale over the counter. The situation in many countries may differ and in the US from state to state, so please check where you live as it may still be illegal.
Who Can Benefit From CBD?
As I previously touched on, the amount of scientific data on the effects of CBD is increasing as studies complete their work; they have generated positive responses from patients of many different illnesses; these include –
- Chronic pain, including nerve pain and back pain, is also effective in treating the pain related to arthritis and multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Mental Health disorders such as Anxiety and Insomnia, reduction in PTSD related symptoms such as nightmares.
- It helps reduce cancer treatment issues – nausea, vomiting, and pain.
- Neurological diseases such as Epilepsy and MS.
- Heart health has been found to lower high blood pressure and improve artery function.
This list is by no means complete; CBD oil is also used to help treat substance abuse; if in doubt, there is a wealth of further information available to access online if you or someone near to you might benefit from using CBD.
Types Of CBD Products
There are many CBD oil products in the marketplace today; these include straightforward infused capsules, oral tinctures placed under the tongue, and various edibles such as gummies or sweets. Also available to those who vape are the range of CBD oil e-liquids that combine regular flavoured e-liquid to deliver the benefits; there are also oils, and balms rubbed into particularly painful areas.
I hope you are now more informed about the possible benefits of CBD oil that may help you or a loved one who is suffering from an illness or disorder; if only one of you finds relief, then this short article has done its job.