Are you or someone close to you suffering from chronic pain? If so, please read on as I want to inform you about a relatively new and increasingly popular natural remedy to help ease pain and the other symptoms of different illnesses. The substance I am talking about is CBD oil and its various forms.
What Is CBD Oil?
Its full name is Cannabidiol, and it is one of over one hundred compounds found in the Cannabis plant or, to give the Latin name, Cannabis Sativa. Whoa, I hear you say, doesn’t that mean it’s illegal or get me high? Good questions to ask; firstly, the primary psychoactive compound in Cannabis is Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, CBD oil contains minimal THC, so it will not get you high. Addressing the legality issue, so long as the THC content is less than 0.3% in any Hemp or Cannabis products, it is legal in the UK. If you are reading from overseas, then please check as it differs from state to state in the US and from country to country. CBD is extracted from the host Cannabis plant and then mixed with a plant oil such as Coconut oil to form CBD oil, used in various ways, including many edible forms, a tincture, or as a CBD vape oil.
Who Can Benefit?
As the number of case studies reporting on the use of CBD increases, its popularity continues to gain momentum with the wellness community. The research finds that CBD may help reduce symptoms by interacting with the body’s neurotransmitters that tell the brain that you are in pain. It is of benefit to sufferers of many different mental health disorders, including –
- Insomnia and anxiety
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorders
Found to be of use to patients of many other illnesses which the list is quite numerous, but they include –
- Cancer-related symptoms
- Epilepsy and MS
- High blood pressure
- Substance abuse treatment
As with any new treatment or remedy, the documented information increases; using the internet, you could further investigate the specific benefits you or a loved one could gain from using CBD oil.
How Can I take CBD Oil?
Once refined from the host Hemp plant CBD oil, the Oil is a standalone product and an ingredient in many different guises. Some believe the most effective way of taking CBD oil is as an oral or sublingual tincture when applied under the tongue; in this way, it can be absorbed into the bloodstream most effectively. Other popular methods and products include edible products such as gummies or sweets or vaping liquid, both of which can be flavoured to suit. Again, take some time to view the many online products to see which might be best for you.
How Much Should I Take?
As investigations continue, there is no correct answer for this question. Still, the sensible solution is to start with a low dosage and, having assessed the outcome, increase the amount of CBD.
So, there we have it; I hope this has made you aware of the possibilities available to you or someone you know who is currently suffering from one of the illnesses. I have mentioned if even one of you finds some relief with CBD oil, then I’ll be delighted.