Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has gained popularity in the past decade as a holistic treatment for ailments, and symptoms related to diseases and chronic conditions. It is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in marijuana and has been proven to be an effective and safe alternative to pharmaceutical products in the medical community.
About CBD Oil
CBD oils contain concentrations of CBD and a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil. The oil is typically self-administered through a dropper, with the prescribed amounts placed under the tongue. CBD oil does not produce any psychoactive effects and is safe for even children to use. The oil generally has very few side effects, but has in some instances resulted in changes in users’ digestive systems, sleep cycles, and weight. The benefits of the oils will usually negate any uncomfortable symptoms that may arise while using the product.
CBD Oil Uses
1. Anxiety Disorders and Neurological conditions
People can use CBD oil to help them overcome behaviours associated with conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, etc. It is said that CBD mimics serotonin in your brain, which positively affects how you feel. The oil can also be useful in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s, and has anti-psychotic effects which benefit those with Schizophrenia, and other neurological conditions. It has also been used to effectively treat insomnia in both adults and children, and lessen the instance of seizures in those with Epilepsy.
- Pain and Inflammation
CBD oil has been very useful to those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS); it can lessen pain and spasms, while improving walking and general movement. It relieves pain naturally and can be used with chronic afflictions, and as an anti-inflammatory supplement. Cancer patients are often told to use CBD oil to lessen their discomfort. The oil has even been known to be an effective acne treatment as the oil lowers the irritation of sebaceous glands that are responsible for pimples.
- Digestive Function
People with digestive issues can use CBD oil to promote regular eating, and also lessen any discomfort that arises from their condition. Studies show that because the endocannabinoid system is so prevalent in the gut, CBD oils are extremely useful for lessening symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease. Those undergoing chemotherapy can use it to help stimulate appetite, and combat nausea.
Addiction to substances like opioids and alcohol has long been a problem and extremely difficult to regulate. Replacing benzodiazepines with regular CBD doses can help addicts lower their anxiety, insomnia, and pain.
CBD oil has also been proven to lower blood pressure and improve heart health, as well as fight against and shrink tumors, and delay the development of Type 1 Diabetes. For more information on how you can use CBD oil to positively change your life, please contact one of our cannabis experts.
*Please consult your doctor before starting CBD oil use, or replacing current treatments with CBD oil, and for dosage recommendations.