Though Marijuana is still illegal in a number of countries, medical experts and health communities have begun to sit up and take notice. An increasing number of scientific studies are underway that show the positive effects and medicinal properties of CBD and THC.
Specifically, research is ongoing into how effective these cannabinoids are capable of treating a wide range of medical conditions and symptoms in people across age spectrums.
CBD Oil Explained
CBD is also known as Cannabidiol and is one of the active chemical compounds (cannabinoids) found in the hemp plant. In contrast to THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. It will not give users the ‘high’ generally associated with Marijuana use.
CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant to create unprocessed CBD oil. This is then mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil to create CBD oil. CBD oil is also available in the form of gel capsules, creams, wax, supplements, and edibles like gummies. However, the concentration of CBD in each form tends to vary. CBD oil is known to have among the highest concentrations of CBD.
So why is CBD becoming the preferred form of organic treatment for more and more individuals?
CBD Oil is a Natural Medicine
As awareness about the ingredients and chemicals included in prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication, an increasing number of people are being drawn towards medication that is organic, safe, and effective.
CBD oil has been medically researched and shown to be completely natural as well as effective. Harvested from naturally grown cannabis and hemp plants, CBD does not contain any additives except being mixed with a carrier oil, in most cases, natural oils like hemp seed oil and coconut oil.
Therefore, CBD oil is typically safe for most people to use, even for children. The probable exception is pregnant women as it may affect the unborn child.
That said, users that are already on certain medications need to consult a licensed medical professional before trying CBD to ensure that it does not negatively impact the effects of their existing medication.
CBD Oil is Not Addictive
In contrast to opioids and prescription painkillers, users will not be addicted to CBD oil. Therefore, it makes a much more practical choice for users who need regular pain relief but do not want to run the risk of harmful addiction or dependence. Addiction or dependence often leads to substance abuse problems.
CBD Oil is Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Medical Conditions
CBD oil has been medically proven to safely and effectively treat a range of health problems and medical symptoms. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a useful choice in treating sciatica, joint pain, headaches, and migration, it helps relieve pain including those caused by arthritis.
CBD oil is also useful in easing symptoms in chemotherapy patients. It helps reduce nausea and increase appetite. It is also used widely in treating seizures caused by epilepsy. In fact, it is also been approved by the FDA to be prescribed by medical professionals.
Other Health Benefits
CBD oil is also quite useful in the treatment of conditions like depression and anxiety including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CBD affects the part of the brain that is responsible for social interaction and mood. This helps reduce levels of stress and anxiety in users.
It is also helpful in easing insomnia and increasing appetite to fight undesired weight loss.
CBD products that are derived from Hemp and contain less than the prescribed .3 percent of THC are legal per federal law. However, certain state laws may still deem it illegal.
CBD products that are derived from Marijuana are illegal per federal law but remain legal under the laws of certain states.
It is advisable to check the appropriate state laws in case of travel. It is important to note that over-the-counter CBD products are not approved by the FDA.