There is a naturally occurring compound being researched for its use in treating the symptoms of a wide range of health disorders and illnesses. This relatively new remedy is called CBD oil, an oil that is extracted from the Cannabis plant and then manufactured into a wide range of different products. They are now increasingly being found on the shelves of health and wellness stores. This short article will investigate what CBD oil is, the products on offer and who can benefit from using CBD when they take it for a medical condition.
Where Does CBD come from?
CBD’s full name is Cannabidiol, and it is one of over a hundred compounds that make up the host Cannabis plant; most then ask, won’t it make me high? The answer is no; CBD oil contains very little of the main psychoactive compound (THC) in Cannabis, so it does not have the same effect. Cannabidiol interacts with the body’s receptors that govern pain and the immune system, and it can also prevent the release of compounds that trigger inflammation in the body. CBD is mixed with a plant oil such as coconut oil to form the end product that is then manufactured into different products like tasty edibles, oral tinctures and CBD vape juice.
A Wide Range of Products
CBD oil is used in a wide-ranging array of products. It is best absorbed by direct contact with the body, so oil tinctures dropped or sprayed under the tongue work the fastest. Oils and balms rubbed into the skin are absorbed faster than edible products swallowed into the stomach. This is because they are first diluted by stomach acid before entering the body’s internal bloodstream. That’s not to say all the available products aren’t effective; some are just faster acting than others; these include –
- Oral capsules, tablets, and other edibles such as gummies or sweets.
- CBD oils, balms, and skincare products.
- Vaping e-liquids containing CBD oil.
The CBD oil products will contain one of three different types of CBD, which include other compounds and concentrations these are full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolates; their differences are as follows –
- 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 contains all the other compounds except for THC.
- Cbd isolate has no other cannabis compounds; it is the purest form of the product.
What Illnesses Are Affected?
The number of scientific studies involving CBD oil is ever-increasing. There are encouraging results for many health disorders and illnesses, from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD to chronic pain illnesses like arthritis and multiple sclerosis. It also positively affects people living with cancer and patients with circulatory problems such as high blood pressure.
If this article piqued your interest, further your research with the wealth of available online information on CBD and who can benefit. Hopefully, this will lead to someone you know finding relief from their chronic pain or other health issues.