In this article we will discuss what is CBD oil effects, what is CBD oil and how do you use it. We will also discuss what are the benefits of CBD oil. In this article we will not talk about Hemp oil which is an oil that is extracted from hemp seeds and has its own health benefits. So sit back and relax and let your mind be filled with facts about CBD oil.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, an oil that is extracted from cannabis. It’s a kind of cannabinoid, a chemical which is naturally found in marijuana plants. CBD does not make you intoxicated and doesn’t give you the effect of being “high”. Many people out there thinks that this is the case since it comes from marijuana plants but that effect comes from another cannabinoid called THC.
How Do You Use CBD Oil?
Well that depends on what kind of treatment you are using CBD for but CBD can be acquired from marijuana plants as oil or powder. CBD Oil you normally drip into your mouth by using a pipette. It can also be mixed into gels or creams that can be rubbed on your skin. CBD can also be taken in the form of a capsule. There is also a medication called Nabiximols that is can be used for multiple sclerosis patients which is a liquid sprayed into your mouth.
Is CBD Oil Legal?
Well it depends on where you live in the world. CBD oil is legal in a variety of countries but illegal in others. In some countries it’s a very gray area and some have restrictions where you need a doctor’s prescription to obtain CBD. There are also countries where it’s not entirely clear if CBD is legal or not since the issue is being handled by that countries legal system, so it’s not easy to give a 100% accurate picture, so here we will focus on the countries where it is determined as legal. The only difference in the “CBD Legal” countries is that the regulation varies in what the maximum percent of THC levels in these CBD products should contain. Normally it has to contain 0.0% THC, or less than 0.2% THC in some countries while in others the maximum amount of THC has to be less than 0.3%. (1)
CBD is legal in the following countries where the THC limit is 0.0%:
- Hong Kong
CBD is legal in the following countries where the THC limit is 0.2%:
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
CBD is legal in the following countries where the THC limit is 0.3%:
- China (for cosmetics)
- Czech Republic
- United States – in the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C. Other states CBD is either restricted or banned.
One Country that stands out from the norm with their quite relaxed view on CBD is Switzerland, where the allowed amount of THC is 1%. (1)
What are the benefits Of CBD Oil?
There a number of benefits from using CBD oil. It may help people with different health issues: (2)
For those who suffer from anxiety disorders, CBD oil can help you ease your anxiety. It can contribute to how your brain responds to the chemical serotonin, which is the so called feel good chemical. There are a number of ways CBD can easy your anxiety:
- Reduces the physiological effects of anxiety
- Decreases stress
- Eases your symptoms of post-traumatic stress
- Enhances sleep for people who suffer from insomnia.
CBD may help with cancer treatment. Why CBD is considered to have a positive effect on cancer treatment is because it’s ability to weaken inflammation and change how cells reproduce. It can stop some types of tumor cells ability to reproduce. CBD may also help cancer patients by relieving the cancer symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment.
There is a positive outlook for CBD to be used as a possible treatment for epilepsy, however research is still in its early stages. In one study its showed that overall nearly 40% of the participants had fewer seizures per month. Research continues to better understand the effects that CBD can have on epilepsy.
Helps Against Acne
This might be a surprise to some but it can help with your Acne. Acne is caused by the sebaceous glands overproducing sebum, a natural oily substance that hydrates the skin. CBD oil decreased the activity in the sebaceous glands, lowering the production of sebum.
Research is now being done to see if CBD can help people who suffer from neurodegenerative disorders (3), which are diseases that causes the nerves and brain to decline over time. Studys are being conducted for the following diseases:
CBD may help to relieve pain since it influences that brains receptors. A study is now being conducted to see if CBD can reduce pain in:
- Chronic pain
- MS pain
- Muscle pain
- Spinal chord injuries
CBD oil is still controversial in a lot of countries in the world, especially in those countries who has a very conservative view on CBD. However, it’s legal to use in a lot of countries and I think even more countries will approve of CBD as the progress of research will show the health benefits from CBD. Research is the key to persuade the conventional elite that this is something positive in a health perspective and not some narcotic drug that you use to get “high” because CBD doesn’t give you that effect. I think it’s a product that is here to stay and I think it will be widely used in the future for health reasons.
It’s time a lot of us throw the prejudice about CBD out the window and welcome the potential that it has to help ease different health issues.
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Stay safe and healthy and I wish you all the best
Sources: (1) https://hemppedia.org/legal-status-cbd-world/