There is a naturally occurring compound that is being used as an ingredient in a wide range of products, and it is also being researched for its effectiveness in helping to treat a host of illnesses. These medical case studies are producing data that is finding that it alleviates the symptoms of a wide range of health disorders. This awesome new remedy is CBD oil, derived from the cannabis plant and now on the shelves of an increasing number of health and wellness stores. In this short article, we will discuss what CBD oil is, the various products in the marketplace and who can benefit from using CBD oil.
The Chemical Bit
The main active ingredient in CBD oil is Cannabidiol, one of over a hundred compounds that make up the host cannabis plant. CBD oil contains very little of the main psychoactive compound (THC) in Cannabis, so it will not get you high. Cannabidiol interacts with and stimulates the body’s receptors that govern pain and your immune system, and it can also prevent the release of compounds that trigger inflammation in the body. CBD is then mixed with a plant oil such as palm oil to form the end product and manufactured into different items like tasty edibles, oral drops and CBD vape oils.
How Can I Take CBD Oil?
The ways of taking CBD oil are wide-ranging; it is best absorbed by direct contact with the body; CBD oil tinctures dropped or sprayed under the tongue mean they are quickly dissolved into the bloodstream. Oils and balms rubbed into the skin are also absorbed faster than edibles swallowed into the stomach, where they are diluted by stomach acid before entering the body’s internal system. This means some products are faster acting than others; these include –
- CBD oils and balms are rubbed and applied to the skin.
- Oral capsules, tablets, and other edible products such as gummies or sweets.
- E-Liquids containing CBD oil that are vaped.
All of these products will contain one of three various types of CBD oil, which include other compounds and concentrations these known as full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolates; the differences between these three are –
- Full-Spectrum includes all the compounds of the host cannabis plant; full-spectrum products must have a level of THC less than 0.3% to be legal.
- Broad Spectrum CBD oil contains all the other compounds except for THC.
- CBD isolate has no other cannabis compounds; it is the purest form of CBD.
Deciding what type of CBD oil is best for you is sometimes difficult, and the short answer is to try each in turn and see how you react to them.
What Illnesses Are Affected?
As the medical and scientific studies involving CBD oil increase, there are encouraging results for various disorders and illnesses. Patients with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression and those with chronic pain illnesses like arthritis and multiple sclerosis could all find some benefit. It also positively affects cancer patients and patients with circulatory problems such as high blood pressure.
Further your research by investigating the wealth of available online information regarding CBD oil and who could benefit.
If this short piece means that just one person can find relief from chronic pain or other medical problem through the use of CBD oil, it will have done its job.