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Why People Use CBD Oil for Pain

Cannabidiol (CBD) is among the 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and unlike the psychoactive component of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is not psychoactive and does not create that “high” effect often associated with marijuana. The CBD is becoming increasingly popular these days, and there are all kinds of its products available in the market, one of which is CBD oil. It is created by mixing CBD extract into a carrier oil such as coconut, MCT, avocado, olive, etc. From pain relief to skin health, CBD oil is believed to be beneficial for several things due to its anti-inflammatory properties.  

 

CBD for chronic pain relief 

There is a cell-signaling system in our bodies known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), and according to ongoing research, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in our immune system and brain, both of which are the core components of the ECS. These receptors are tiny proteins attached to the cells; these cells receive chemical signals from various stimuli and enable our cells to respond to those chemical signals. It is this response that helps with pain management by creating pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, and since CBD interacts with these receptors, it would not be difficult to see why CBD oil and other CBD products may be effective for reducing or eliminating chronic pain like chronic back pain.  

Frontiers in Pharmacology published a review in 2018, which assessed the effectiveness of CBD for relieving chronic pain by reviewing various studies about pain conducted between 1975 to 2018. The studies looked at three major types of pain including: 

  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Neuropathic pain 
  • Cancer pain 

 

After reviewing the studies, researchers noted that CBD is effective for pain management and does not cause any adverse side effects.  

 

CBD for arthritis pain relief 

CBD is considered to be very effective for relieving arthritis pain. A study was conducted in 2016, which looked at the effects of CBD on arthritis pain in rats. For four days, the researchers applied different doses of CBD gel on the rats. The doses varied from 0.6 mg, 3.1 mg, 6.2mg, to 62.3 mg per day, and after four days, the researchers found out that only does CBD reduce overall pain and inflammation in rats, it also does not have any apparent side effects.  

 

The rats receiving lower doses of CBD (0.6 and 3.1 mg) did not experience any pain relief, while the rats that received 6.2mg every day did experience reduced swelling and inflammation. The highest dose of the study, which was 62.3 mg every day, had a similar effect as 6.2 mg/day, and it did not relieve pain more than the 6.2 mg dose.  

 

More human studies are required to be certain about the pain-relieving effects of CBD, but based on the study mentioned above, CBD has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, which may be effective for humans as well. 

 

CBD for cancer pain relief 

There are several human studies that look at the effects of CBD for managing cancer-related pain and the side effects of cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) the potential benefits of CBD for cancer patients include: 

  • Pain relief 
  • Antiemetic effects 
  • Improved sleep 
  • Appetite stimulation 

 

A study was published by the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management in 2010, which looked at the effects of a CBD+THC based oral solution on cancer-related pain. The oral spray was added to their opioid-based traditional pain management treatment, and as a result, the pain-relieving effects of the traditional treatment were increased. The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management published another study in 2013, which looked at the effects of THC and CBD based oral sprays on cancer-related pain. The study also suggests that the sprays are useful for reducing cancer-related pain when used with traditional pain management treatment.  

 

CBD for migraine pain relief 

There are not a lot of studies conducted on the effects of CBD on relieving migraine pain. The ones that do exist only review CBD+THC based products, not just CBD. But the results are still promising.  

 

According to a study conducted in 2017 and published by the European Academy of Neurology, a combination of CBD and THC may reduce acute pain and lower the intensity of pain caused by migraines. This was a two-phase study, and in phase 1, the participants were given an oral solution containing 9% CBD and a minimum amount of THC. The participants did not experience any pain relief in phase 1 when the dosage of the spray was less than 100 mg; however, when the dose was increased to 200 mg, the acute pain reduced by more than 50%. In phase 2, the participants were given an oral solution containing 19% THC along with 9% CBD, the daily dosage of the solution was 200 mg. As a result, the frequency of migraine attacks fell by 40.4% in the participants.  

 

The combination of the compounds used in phase 2 was more effective than a 25 mg dose of a tricyclic antidepressant named amitriptyline as it reduced the migraine frequency by 40.1%. Participants with a childhood history of migraines also experienced relief from pain caused by cluster headaches with the THC+CBD combination.  

 

Different ways of taking CBD 

There are a few different ways you can take CBD for relieving pain; a few of those methods are listed below.  

 

CBD gels, balms, creams 

Topical application of CBD gels, balms, creams on your skin directly on the problem area is perhaps the most effective and safest method of using CBD for pain relief. These gels are like normal pain relief creams; the only difference is that they are infused with CBD. You do not need any additional tools or knowledge for using this method, all you have to figure out is the dosage of CBD that you need, and you are good to go. 

 

CBD oil 

CBD oil is arguably the most popular CBD based product, maybe because you can use it in many different ways. You can apply it directly on your skin and use it topically; you can use it sublingually, which is putting a few drops under your tongue and then swallowing those drops after a minute or so; you can even use CBD oil to create CBD edibles. CBD tincture bottles usually come with a dropper, so you do not need to buy any additional tools for this method as well. 

 

CBD edibles 

Like THC edibles, they are considered to be more potent than other CBD products, but unlike THC, they do not create that “high” effect. You can buy pre-made CBD edibles like CBD gummies, or you can make your own CBD infused food. If you do want to make your own CBD edibles, then you can use CBD oil for that purpose but figure out the required dosage first.  These edibles may take up to 4 hours to kick in, so wait for a while after eating them to let it work its magic.  

 

CBD vapes 

Inhaling CBD oil is the fastest method for experiencing the effects of CBD because the smoke or vapor goes directly into your bloodstream and lungs, but CBD vapes may be dangerous for your health and may be illegal in your state, so use it at your own discretion.  

 

Side effects of CBD 

Although experts suggest that CBD is safe to use, there is still a slight chance that it can cause problems. If you are topically using CBD, then you may not experience these side effects as CBD will not enter your bloodstream. The side effects of CBD include:  

  • Fatigue 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Changes in appetite 
  • Changes in weight 

 

Last word 

CBD is considered to be an effective alternative treatment for pain, and it is considered to be safe; however, we recommend that you consult with a healthcare professional before you start using CBD oil or any other CBD products. CBD may interact with your current medication and can prevent it from working effectively. Furthermore, make sure that you buy products that are made and sold by reputable parties and that an independent lab has tested the products that you are buying. Once you cover these two points, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of CBD oil or any other CBD product you like.  

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THC versus CBD: which wins? 

The likelihood of you knowing what each of these acronyms mean is quite high. However, there is also a likelihood that you thought they were the same thing. This is not correct, and we are here to help you understand so that the potential fear you have behind one or the other is gone! Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) may seem daunting, but this post will explain what they are and what they are not in simple terms that anyone can understand. Without further ado, let’s begin. 

 

What is CBD?  

To begin, let’s start off with some basics. What is CBD? CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. The Cannabis sativa plant is naturally found and comes in a few different variations. One variation is the hemp plant. The hemp plant is federally legal and contains high amounts of CBD while it contains low amounts of THC. The reason this plant, in particular, is federally legal is because of this 0.3% or less of THC that it contains. This is not enough to get a person ‘high’ but has other potential benefits.  

 

What is THC? 

THC is another cannabinoid that is a bit more well-known because of the psychoactive component. This cannabinoid is found in high quantities in the marijuana plant. The marijuana plant is another version of the Cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana is not federally legal because of the high amounts of THC. The ‘high’ effect is often referred to as a euphoric feeling. Because of this inebriating effect, marijuana is only legal in a handful of states. In these states, it can be used for recreational uses, medicinal purposes, or both!  

 

Which is better?  

This is not the correct question to ask, because neither one is better than the other. They are two very different cannabinoids that do different things. Of course, if you live in a state that has legalized marijuana and you’re over the age of 21, perhaps marijuana could be something to try. However, CBD is legal throughout the states (with exceptions in certain states) and can be used for multiple different reasons. It’s truly up to you to see which is right for you.  

 

What are the uses of CBD? 

There are several different uses of CBD. Here are a few popular ones:  

 

  • Skincare: CBD topicals generally don’t make it to the bloodstream this doesn’t mean that they cannot assist in the health of your skin. In this study they concluded that those with and those without skin conditions had improved skin health after the use of CBD topicals. They used a few different tests to note before and after the use of a CBD topical. Their evidence was supported with photographic evidence.  

 

  • Promote a sense of calm: Giving a sense of calm in those who have feelings of anxiousness could be helpful to many. In this study, they used brain scanning to exam subjects who have SAD (social anxiety disorder). Those who were given CBD showed a decrease in their social anxiety disorder. Those who did not receive the CBD did not have any decrease and remained the same.   

 

  • Anti-inflammatory properties: CBD has been researched for the possibility of joint health benefits. In this study they looked at dogs who are older and have joint health issues. During this study, the researchers asked pet owners to administer CBD to their dogs two times a day for four consecutive weeks. The owners were to take a weekly test to show if anything had improved. At the end of the four weeks pet owners described their dogs to be more mobile. Therefore, the CBD may have helped with their joint health. Good news! 

 

  • Antibacterial properties: There has been research coming to the front of the potential antibacterial properties of CBD. In this study they concluded that CBD had the capability to kill certain types of bacteria.  

 

  • FDA approved medications: There are quite a few FDA approved medications that contain CBD. Epidiolex is the most well-known. This medication assists those with two severe types of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. There are also a handful of others that assist those going through anti-cancer treatments and the nausea it often causes. These are called Marinol (dronabinol), Syndros (dronabinol), and Cesamet (nabilone).  

 

 

What products are available?   

Now, that you’ve read the reasons people use CBD. Here are the ways that you can get CBD into your system 

 

  • Vapes: Vaping CBD is one of the quickest ways to get CBD into your system. This way of using CBD has a high rate of absorption as it directly enters the bloodstream via inhalation. Because the CBD gets right into your bloodstream, you feel the effects the quickest. This may be great for some, but, like inhaling anything, it could have negative effects on the lungs.  

 

  • Softgels: A softgel is a capsule that contains CBD and looks similar to a pill or vitamin supplement. Once the capsule is swallowed it goes through the digestive tract and then ends up in the stomach. Once there the CBD is absorbed as the capsule is broken down. The CBD is absorbed by the stomach and enters the bloodstream from there.  

 

  • Topicals: CBD topicals are a bit different than the others as they don’t tend to ever reach the bloodstream. With that being said, you may be able to reap benefits from the pores on the surface of the skin. These are best used frequently and in the same area. They come in lotions, creams, salves and even hand sanitizer for antibacterial purposes.  

 

  • Tinctures: This type of CBD gets into the bloodstream quickly similar to vapes. When the dropper full of CBD is placed in the mouth it’s taken into the bloodstream from the pores there. A tincture is an oil like substance that is added to carrier oil like coconut or avocado oil. Some tinctures come flavored to mask the earthy hemp taste that some don’t particularly enjoy. 

 

  • Edibles: Chew a treat full of CBD! Edibles come in all sorts of different types. Gummies, cookies and even chocolate. These are fun and yummy ways to get CBD into your daily routine.  

 

The real winner is understanding the difference between the two different cannabinoids and using them to their full potential.  

 

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CBD for Inflammation and Pain Management

CBD for Inflammation and Pain Management  

With the rising popularity of cannabidiol (CBD), more and more people are curious about it. CBD is known for potentially aiding several health conditions, such as arthritis, chronic pain, anxiety, and cardiac problems. In this article, we focus on the benefits of CBD for pain management and inflammation. Let’s go through it together!   

 

About CBD   

CBD is a type of cannabinoid, a compound that naturally occurs in cannabis (hemp and marijuana) plants. A different kind of cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which contains psychoactive properties and is responsible for causing ‘high.’ Unlike THC, CBD does not cause any euphoric sensation and may help treat many ailments in humans and animals.   

Some people use topical CBD products for pain management and inflammation because the research on pain management regarding CBD has been promising. Keep reading to know about the CBD for pain management and inflammation.   

 

Does CBD Make You ‘High?’    

As mentioned earlier, CBD is entirely different from THC and does not cause any ‘high.’ It influences the body to use its endocannabinoids more effectively.   

 

A study was published in Neurotherapeutics that discussed the working of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and CBD. According to the study, it happens because CBD itself has little influence on the ECS. Instead, it inhibits or activates other compounds in the ECS. For instance, CBD prevents the absorption of anandamide in the body, substance which regulates pain. Therefore, enhanced levels of anandamide in the bloodstream may decrease the intensity of pain an individual experiences.   

 

Not only that, but the CBD may also decrease inflammation in the spinal cord and brain, which may help people experiencing insomnia, pain, and specific immune-system responses.

   

Advantages of Using the CBD   

CBD has been used for thousands of years to treat several types of pain, but it recently gained the attention of scientists and experts. Following are some of the potential advantages of consuming CBD.   

 

Arthritis Pain   

The European Journal of Pain carried out an animal model to see if the CBD could help individuals with arthritis manage their pain. Scientists applied a CBD topical gel to rats experiencing arthritis for four days. There was noticed a significant drop in pain and inflammation without any side effects.   

 

People with arthritis may find relief in the CBD; however, more studies need to be conducted on human beings to support these results.  

 

Multiple Sclerosis   

It is an autoimmune condition in which the entire body experiences pain through the brain and nerves. The most common symptom of Multiple Sclerosis is muscle spasms. These spasms are sometimes so severe that they cause continuous pain in some individuals.   

 

According to a report, short-term use of the CBD oil reduced the spasticity levels an individual experiences. The results are modest, and several individuals reported a decrease in symptoms. More research, however, is required to verify these results.   

 

Chronic Pain     

The same report studied the CBD use for a chronic pain condition. The results of multiple systematic reviews were compiled by the researchers, covering dozens of studies and clinical trials. With substantial evidence, it was concluded that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults. 

 

Another study was published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, which supports these results. According to this study, consuming the CBD lowers inflammation and pain in people. It was also found that subjects were not likely to build up a tolerance to the effects of the CBD, so they would not need to raise their dose constantly.   

 

It was also noticed that the CBD may be helpful in new treatments for individuals experiencing chronic pain.   

 

Other Uses    

Presently, CBD offers a range of applications and promising possibilities. They are:  

 

Even though there needs to be more research to confirm some uses of the CBD, it indicates that the CBD may offer versatile treatments.  

 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved one CBD based medication in 2018. This CBD medication a treatment for individuals with two rare kinds of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome (DS) and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). The medicine is called Epidiolex.  

Although CBD products derived from marijuana are not yet legal at the federal level, but are legal under the laws of some states. On the other hand, hemp-derived CBD products containing 0.3% THC or less are legal federally but are still illegal in certain states.   

 

Hence, it is important that people check their state’s laws and those of anywhere they are planning to travel. Make sure to remember that the FDA does not regulate or approve nonprescription CBD products. It may result in inaccurate labeling.   

 

Dosage   

The FDA is still working on regulations for CBD, which is why dosages are presently open to interpretation, and individuals must take precautions. If you are planning to consume the CBD, you must first discuss it with your doctor.   

 

Side Effects   

People usually do not experience any adverse effects using the CBD. There are, however, some possible side effects.   

A review was published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, which discussed the most common side effects of the CBD:  

  • Diarrhea   
  • Tiredness  
  • Weight loss or weight gain   
  • Changes in appetite   

 

Moreover, consuming the CBD with other prescribed drugs may make those medications less or more effective. It is also stated that researchers have yet to study some aspects of the CBD, like how it affects hormones. More research will be helpful determining any adverse effects CBD causes on the consumer’s body.   

 

Individuals considering consuming the CBD must speak to their doctors as their consultants will monitor the situation for any changes and make adjustments accordingly. Be sure to consult a doctor before you start using the CBD because it may interact with certain medicines and dietary supplements in the body.   

 

Apart from that, the CBD may also interact with an enzyme known as cytochrome P450 complex. This disruption might cause difficulty in breaking down toxins in the liver, which will result in liver toxicity. The Epidiolex leaflet states that there is a risk of severe depression, liver damage, and lethargy. These effects, however, are experienced in other treatments of epilepsy, too.   

 

CBD and other cannabinoids may also affect the lungs. According to a study in Frontiers in Pharmacology, anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids may lower inflammation significantly. Too much inflammation reduction may weaken the lungs’ defense system, raising the risk of lung infection.   

 

Other Considerations   

Most studies of the CBD come from adult trials. Scientists do not suggest the CBD for kids’ consumption since there is not enough evidence on the CBD effects on a child’s developing brain and body.   

 

Individuals, however, may use Epidiolex for children aged two years or more for treating epilepsy. One must speak to a doctor if they think their child requires to use CBD for seizures. The use of CBD is also not advisable during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.  

 

Where to Buy CBD?  

If you are looking for the original and best quality CBD product, there are several platforms you can entirely rely on. They offer CO2 extracted, 100% natural, and non-GMO CBD products to every client – all you have to do is look for the right manufacturer.  

 

Conclusion   

Several multi-faceted studies have concluded that the CBD is useful for treating pain management and inflammation, but at the same time more research on this particular subject matter is required, particularly in regard to its long-term effects on humans.  

 

CBD, however, indicates many potential benefits for pain relief. Anecdotal evidence advises that CBD may treat chronic pain in many cases. Furthermore, CBD is particularly a must-try compound due to its lack of intoxicating effects and lesser chances for adverse effects than most of the pain-relieving drugs. One must discuss CBD consumption with their doctor if they are using it for the first time.   

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CBD Oil: Everything You Need to Know

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is becoming increasingly popular among people looking for an alternative treatment or a health supplement. You can find a lot of evidence for CBD’s potential benefits; we will cover that in this blog too, but first, let’s take a look at what CBD oil is exactly.   

 

What is CBD Oil?  

CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, so it does not get you high. CBD oil is made by mixing CBD extract with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. CBD oil is considered safe, and experts suggest that it does not have any side effects when used appropriately.  

 

Types of CBD Oil  

There are three main types of CBD oil.  

CBD Isolate   

CBD isolate oil does not contain any other cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It only contains CBD.   

CBD Full-Spectrum  

Full-spectrum CBD oil contains trace amounts of all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, in which the percentage of THC is 0.3%. That level of THC is not enough to cause a high.  

CBD Broad-Spectrum  

Like full-spectrum CBD oil, broad-spectrum CBD oil contains all the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant except THC.   

 

CBD Oil Benefits  

CBD oil is considered to have several potential health benefits; few of them are listed below.   

 

May Help Relieve Pain  

Since 2900 B.C., people have been using cannabis to treat all kinds of pain. Still, it is only recently that scientists have pinpointed the components of cannabis that have beneficial effects on pain management. These pain-relieving components include CBD; it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is a specialized system found in the human body responsible for regulating several functions, including pain, sleep, immune system response, and appetite. The ECS produces endocannabinoids, a type of neurotransmitter that binds with the cannabinoid receptors of the nervous system.   

 

According to a study, CBD impacts the endocannabinoid receptor activity and interacts with the neurotransmitters, which results in reduced inflammation and chronic pain. Another research suggests that using oral CBD for sciatic nerve pain and swelling can be beneficial as it reduces the pain significantly. A third study suggests that CBD injections can reduce severe pain, including pain caused by surgical incision.   

 

Several human studies support CBD’s use with THC for reducing pain caused due to arthritis and multiple sclerosis. One study reviewing Sativex, an oral spray containing both CBD and THC, found that after using it for one month, patients experienced an improvement in walking, pain, and muscle spasms. Another Sativex study reports that it improved pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, both at rest and in motion; it also improved sleep quality.  

 

May Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety  

Depression and anxiety are widespread mental illnesses, and both have devastating effects on the person suffering from these conditions. WHO reports that depression is the largest, while anxiety is the sixth-largest contributor to disability worldwide. Usually, both these conditions are treated with pharmaceutical drugs, but these drugs can cause several side effects, including headaches, drowsiness, insomnia, agitation, and sexual dysfunction. Medications like benzodiazepines have a risk of addiction and can ultimately lead to substance abuse.   

CBD oil, on the other hand, is considered useful for treating depression and anxiety without causing any side effects and without the risk of addiction; this is the primary reason people are interested in using CBD oil as an alternative approach for treating these diseases. According to a study, a dosage of 300-mg of CBD is effective for reducing anxiety while a dose of 150 and 600-mg may not be as effective as the 300-mg dose. CBD is also considered to treat anxiety and insomnia in children with PTSD and to have effects similar to an antidepressant.   

 

May Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms  

CBD is considered useful for alleviating cancer-related symptoms and side effects of chemotherapy, such as pain, nausea, and vomiting. According to a study, CBD and THC may significantly reduce pain for those cancer patients who cannot find relief from pharmaceutical pain medication; THC alone could not produce the same results. Nausea and vomiting are the two most common side effects of chemotherapy, and, according to a study, CBD is effective for reducing the impact of both these side effects.   

 

People look towards alternative treatments because even though the medications are effective (not for everyone), they have several side effects that people with already damaged health cannot afford. In a study, researchers gave a CBD+THC mouth spray along with the standard treatment to patients experiencing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. They found out that the treatment’s effectiveness was increased after it was paired with the mouth spray.  

 

 May Reduce Acne  

Acne affects over 9% of the total population around the globe; several factors contribute to acne outbursts, including inflammation, genetics, sebum overproduction, and bacteria. Recent studies suggest that CBD may be useful for treating acne due to its ability to control sebum production and anti-inflammatory properties. A survey conducted in 2014, suggests that CBD prevents sebum overproduction and pro-acne agents from activating while exerting anti-inflammatory properties. Another study concludes that CBD may be a safe and efficient treatment for acne as its anti-inflammatory properties are remarkable.   

 

May Have Neuroprotective Properties  

CBD’s ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems is well-known, and experts believe that this interaction provides several benefits for treating neurological disorders. The neuroprotective properties of CBD are among the most studied topics these days, and the results of these studies are promising. A survey of Sativex found that it reduced muscle spasms in most participants suffering from M.S. and experiencing drug-resistant muscle spasticity. In another study, 214 people were given 0.9 to 2.3 g of CBD oil per pound of their body weight, and as a result, their seizures were reduced by 36.5%. Symptoms of a complex childhood epilepsy disorder, named Dravet syndrome, may also be treated with CBD oil. In 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex, a CBD based medication for the treatment of Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome; both are very rare forms of epilepsy.  

 

Several studies suggest CBD is effective for improving the quality of sleep and the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients. Another study suggests CBD is useful for preventing or reducing neurodegeneration caused by Alzheimer’s disease. A mice study suggests that CBD prevents cognitive decline caused due to Alzheimer’s disease.   

 

May Benefits Heart Health  

Several studies support the use of CBD for maintaining a healthy circulatory system, a healthy heart, and controlling hypertension. High blood pressure can cause several health problems, including metabolic syndrome, stroke, and heart attack, and studies suggest that CBD can help deal with high blood pressure. A study found that 600 mg of CBD oil is capable of reducing the resting blood pressure in healthy men; after receiving a single dose, their stress levels did not increase as much as before when they underwent a stress test. This ability of CBD to lower blood pressure is linked to its ability to reduce stress and anxiety; according to a study, CBD prevents heart damage and reduces oxidative stress in diabetic mice with heart diseases.   

 

How to Take CBD Oil   

Here’s how you can use CBD oil.  

Apply it on Your Skin (topical application)  

When using CBD oil topically, you apply CBD oil, balm, cream, or lotion directly onto your skin; this method is considered to be the safest way to use CBD oil. Unlike other methods, you do not need any additional tools; all you need to do is to figure out the right dosage.

  

Keep it Under Your Tongue (sublingual)  

In the sublingual method, you put a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue using a dropper, hold the drops in your mouth for a minute or two and then swallow. You do not have to buy additional tools to use this method, and the dropper is usually included in the CBD oil tincture bottles.    

 

CBD Oil Edibles  

Ingesting CBD oil through edibles or adding CBD oil to your food is a fun and delicious method of taking CBD. This method may take up to 4 hours to take effect, so eat a modest amount and wait a few hours before you eat more.  

 

Inhale CBD oil  

Inhaling CBD oil is the fastest method for getting CBD oil into your system because the smoke or vapor goes directly into your bloodstream and lungs. The problem with this method is that it is not considered to be entirely safe, it may be illegal in your state, or the CBD rig or vape pen may contain higher traces of THC. You will also need additional tools if you choose this method, so make sure that you consider the added cost if you want to try this method.  

 

CBD Dosage  

The CBD dosage depends on several factors, such as the type of method you are using and your purpose of using CBD. The same dose may not be applicable in different ways; for example, CBD gummies are considered more potent than CBD vapes, so the dosage may vary between the two even if the purpose of using CBD is the same. It is also important to note that CBD’s effects vary from person to person, meaning that you may not experience the same impact of CBD even if you use the same dose and method of taking CBD as your friend.  

 

CBD Side Effects  

When used appropriately, CBD is considered not to have any side effects; some side effects can still occur if you overuse CBD oil. These side effects may include:  

  • Dizziness  
  • Low blood pressure  
  • Withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability and insomnia  

 

Conclusion   

CBD oil is considered to have several health benefits, but it may still not be legal in the state you live in, so be sure to check out state rules about CBD oil and other CBD products. Ensure that the products you are buying are made by a reputable manufacturer and tested by an independent lab.   

 

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How Can CBD Oil Benefit You?  

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the cannabis-derived medication Epidiolex. While many people used cannabis-derived products legally for medical purposes over the years, this was a first in the history of the United States.  

The FDA decision marked an official shift in the ongoing fight to legalize products extracted from cannabis. The statement solidified the idea that products made of cannabidiol (CBD) oil and cannabis are safe and effective for human health.  

 

What is CBD?   

CBD is a compound extracted from Cannabis sativa, which has two widely known variations: marijuana and hemp. Cannabis contains over 113 different kinds of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids.  

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the principal ingredient in marijuana, but CBD is derived primarily from hemp. Hemp produces small quantities of THC, less than 0.3%, to be exact.  

In 2018, the Farm Bill passage made selling hemp and hemp-derived items legal in the United States (with restrictions in individual states). Not all CBD products are extracted from hemp and are therefore not recognized as legal.  

CBD is a non-psychoactive component, meaning it does not produce the euphoric or “high” feeling commonly associated with marijuana or cannabis.  

 

Advantages of Using CBD Oil   

May Help Relieve Pain   

Unfortunately, many of us will deal with pain at some point in our lives, whether acute or chronic. According to the 2017 GSK Global Pain Index, 95% of the global population has felt body pain, while at some point, 86% of people have had a headache.  

Many people diagnosed with some form of pain has shown interest in CBD in one way or another. CBD is thought to provide potential medicinal advantages, with the most popular being possible pain relief.  

 

CBD interacts with a wide variety of proteins in the central nervous system and body, including the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system includes several receptors, such as CB1 receptors in the central nervous system and brain, and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the immune system and spleen.  

 

THC binds strongly to these receptors, but CBD does have the opposite effect. CBD blocks the absorption of a natural molecule of cannabinoids named anandamide, which controls pain and correlates with feelings of pleasure and well-being. As CBD stimulates anandamide signaling, levels in the bloodstream increase, and help relieve body-wide pain. 

 

A 2014 study released by the British Journal of Pharmacology showed that the analgesic properties of CBD are regulated by the TRPV1 receptor, thereby concluding that CBD may be used as a pharmacological alternative in the treatment of chronic pain associated with some diseases.  

 

Growing work shows that CBD is an important treatment tool for a large variety of pain-related conditions. In a 2016 animal study, the European Journal of Pain stated that different dosages of transdermal CBD gel (6.2 mg & 62.3 mg administered to laboratory rats) were successful in reducing arthritis pain and inflammation.  

 

Helps Heals and Protects Skin   

The skin has the highest concentration and the largest number of CB2 receptors in any other body organ. Research indicates that CBD oil is very likely to treat different skin disorders, such as acne and eczema, by encouraging premature cell death.  

 

CBD has a better antioxidant compared with Vitamins C and E. Consequently when applied as a cream, salve, lotion, or oil, CBD may support the skin by repairing damage from free radicals such as toxins in the atmosphere and UV rays.  

 

The skin has cannabinoid receptors that assist in the sebaceous glands in controlling oil production. Therefore, companies are creating topical products based on cannabis that are intended to treat similar issues from psoriasis to acne and may also help to facilitate faster healing of damaged skin.  

 

Ancient sources indicate that cannabis extracts have been used to help people from various cultures around the world. The use of CBD oil and concentrated cannabis to treat skin and skin cancer conditions is becoming widespread by the day.  

 

Could Improve Cholesterol Health   

For a particular study carried out in 2013, 4,652 participants were used to test the effect of cannabis on their metabolic systems. The researchers contrasted non-users with past as well as existing users. The researchers found that existing consumers of cannabis had higher levels of good cholesterol in their blood, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C).  

 

In the same year, 700 members of the Inuit Population of Canada were used to examine that frequent cannabis consumers had significantly lower levels of bad cholesterol or LDL-C, and higher HDL-C levels.  

 

Could Help Maintain Brain Health   

Research suggests that cannabinoids are neuroprotective, which means that they help preserve and control brain function. The influence is attributed to the acts of cannabinoids on the brain, like enhancing the effectiveness of mitochondria and eliminating damaged cells.  

 

CBD and some of the antioxidant compounds present in cannabis also help to reduce the toxicity of glutamate. Extra glutamate stimulates the brain’s nerve cells, causing them to burn, causing over-stimulation of the cells, which may eventually lead to cell damage or death.  

As a consequence, cannabinoids prevent brain cell damage, keep the brain healthy, and improve its functioning. Also, CBD has anti-inflammatory effects on the consumer’s mind.   

 

 

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All about the benefits of CBD oil  

CBD for pain:  

Pain management is a prime reasons why people use cannabidiol (CBD). A study conducted in 2017 reports that people have been using cannabis since 475–221 BC. Cannabis sativa is the primary source of CBD, which is also the plant from which we get marijuana. Thanks to our body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD can help manage pain using the cannabinoid receptors in your body.  

 

It would not be right to say that ingesting CBD through oil, gummies, or even applying it on your muscles will immediately relieve your pain. Physicians and users often report that the pain does get lower gradually, which means that CBD is not as swift as opiate drugs but always may be very useful. When you use CBD regularly, your chronic pain may get lower. This could mean that CBD may be an effective natural alternative for pharmaceutical drugs for many people who do not want to take opiate drugs.  

 

CBD for anxiety:  

CBD products are becoming an increasingly popular alternative for treating anxiety. According to a 2015 study, CBD may reduce behaviors related to post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and many others. CBD helps your body to calm down and make you feel safe. It relaxes your nervous system, so you are not in a heightened fight or flight response. If you use CBD every day, it is highly likely that you may feel less anxious, making CBD a potential treatment for over 40 million adults suffering from anxiety in the United States alone. CBD may not completely alleviate your stress, but it may help you manage it more effectively.  

 

CBD for depression:  

Depression is the most significant cause of disability in the world, says the World Health Organization (WHO), and in 2015, it was estimated that over 260 million people were suffering from depression. Many have found therapy, medication, and lifestyle adjustments to help treat their depression; others have turned to natural therapies such as vitamin supplements. Using CBD every day may also help people struggling with depression; it interacts with your brain receptors and increases the serotonin production, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating social behavior and mood. While CBD should not be taken in place of antidepressants prescribed by the doctor, using it daily could help improve depression symptoms.  

 

CBD for epilepsy:  

CBD may also be used to treat epilepsy and to treat its symptoms; in fact, Epidiolex, a CBD based medicine, was approved by the FDA to treat two kinds of rare epileptic disorders named Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravex syndrome.   

Research suggests that CBD is also effective for treating a congenital disorder named Angelman syndrome, which is resistant to traditional epilepsy medication. There is an unmet need for better treatments for kids with Angelman syndrome so they can live a more fulfilling life and make it easier for caregivers and families to take care of the patients, and CBD might just be that treatment.   

 

CBD for cancer treatment side effects:  

Chemotherapy is the most common treatment of cancer, but it has a lot of side effects that make people feel worse awful and causes various stomach problems. Fortunately, CBD may help reduce vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy, both of which are among the common side effects of chemotherapy that makes it harder for patients to deal with cancer.   

 

According to a study conducted in 2010, synthetic cannabinoids administered orally are more effective than dopamine receptor antagonists in fighting and inhibiting chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. That is a huge discovery for cancer patients. Even if you are not on chemotherapy but still feel nauseous, the daily use of CBD may help you alleviate nausea.  

 

CBD for acne:  

Acne is among the common and frustrating conditions that affect a large number of adults in the world. It usually starts with pimples as a teenager, but may quickly turn into cystic and hormonal acne with no apparent cure. Although there are several oral and topical treatments for adult acne, they are not always effective for everyone because every individual’s body reacts differently to a treatment. If you are among those people or you want to adopt a more natural approach of treating acne, then CBD may be the thing that you need.   

 

A 2014 study uncovered that CBD’s hypostatic anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects could be considered a potential treatment of acne. According to the International Dermal Institute, between 40 and 55% of the adult population aged 20 to 40 have oily skin and persistent but low-grade acne. We are not saying that oral consumption of CBD will always magically heal acne breakouts; instead, we are saying that research suggests that CBD may help people with acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties.  

 

CBD for digestion:  

It is not uncommon in adults to feel discomfort or stomach pain in their daily lives. Still, according to a study, 74% of Americans suffer from bloating, gas, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. This number tells us that a vast majority of people are struggling with digestive issues, and people in that demographic may want to consider daily use of CBD products to help alleviate those issues.   

 

Digestive issues may be a sign that something more serious is going on within your body, so it is always good to consult a healthcare practitioner instead of self-medicating, and since CBD may help you with those issues, consult your doctor if it is right for you. A 2017 study tells us about the positive impact of CBD on immunity, appetite control, gastrointestinal motility inflammation, and intestinal and gastric acid secretion. If you are among the 74% of Americans struggling with stomach issues, you may want to consider the daily use of CBD as it may help you alleviate those issues.  

 

CBD for blood pressure:  

Having high blood pressure may be common in today’s age, but it is something that needs to be taken seriously. According to a study, uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your quality of life, or cause disability, a stroke, or a fatal heart attack. But fret not as daily use of CBD may help you regulate hypertension. If you are already taking medicines to control your high blood pressure, then you may be able to add CBD to your treatment after consulting with your doctor if it’s right for you.   

 

CBD’s anti-anxiety and stress-reducing properties are responsible for its ability to help lower blood pressure. A study also found that just one dose of CBD can reduce blood pressure in healthy men. Based on that study, if you use CBD every day, you may note that your blood pressure is more stable, and you may even experience all the other benefits of CBD mentioned in this blog.   

 

CBD for diabetes:  

According to a study from the CDC, over 100 million Americans already either have diabetes or pre-diabetes. CBD, when used every day, may not necessarily cure diabetes, but it can potentially reduce the risk of diabetes. A study found out that CBD may prevent and postpone inflammatory and destructive insulitis TH1, which is usually associated with cytokine production, and decrease the occurrence of diabetes by shifting the immune response and immunomodulatory mechanism from TH1 to TH2 supremacy. Although these results are from an animal study, it is still important to note that CBD shows promise in potentially reducing diabetes in mammals.