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The Beauty of CBD Topicals

Have you ever heard of a little something called CBD? Who are we kidding—of course you have! CBD is everywhere nowadays. Whether online or in person, you are we are all bound to stumble upon a CBD product one way or another, and while some consumers prefer CBD oil, and others taking their CBD in gummy form, many people are starting to catch on to the new CBD trend: topicals. These innovative products take an entirely different approach to CBD-ing, one with equally as many possible benefits and much fewer risks (granted CBD’s list of risks is already very small). 

What Is CBD? 

CBD, more formally known as cannabidiol, is one of over 400 naturally occurring chemical compounds found cannabis plants. In particularly, the hemp plant is naturally high in CBD. Another well-known cannabis derived chemical compound can be found in the hemp plant—tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. However, THC naturally occurs in low levels in the hemp plant. Rather, THC is especially prevalent in the marijuana plant, which is conversely low in the hemp plant. Fun stuff, right?! 

These two famous chemical compounds are two of over 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. What separates a cannabinoid from the chemical compound pack? It’s ability to communicate with receptor cells in the brain—that’s what! Cannabinoids have an ability to interact with cannabinoid receptor cells in something called the endocannabinoid system, which is a network of communication in our brain related to roles like mood, sleep, and fertility. The way in which each cannabinoid communicates with these receptor cells is quite different. 

CBD is a weak communicator, to put it simply. It binds indirectly with the receptor cells, and as a result does not alter one’s mental state to the point of intoxication. In other words, it is not psychoactive. Despite this, CBD can still product some pleasant effects after ingestion! Many people report feelings of calm and a lift in mood. THC, on the other hand, is a strong communicator. It binds directly to the receptor cells and products an intoxication, commonly referred to as a high. Unlike CBD, THC is psychoactive.  

It is because of this crucial difference that CBD was made legal on a federal level with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, while THC remained federally illegal. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, as long as a CBD product contains less than 0.3% THC, it is within the parameters of what constitutes a legal CBD product. 

What Are Topicals? 

Topicals are a CBD product that, unlike oils, gummies, and others, is not ingested! This means that it does not enter your blood stream, and some of the effects people experience are avoided. These effects include the mild and minimal unwanted side effects ingesting CBD may cause, including diarrhea, nausea, and fatigue. That being said, CBD topicals come with their very own beautiful benefits, and also come in a variety of forms! 

Much like your everyday topicals, the purpose and consistency of CBD topicals can vary, and some forms are more ideal for certain concerns. You are likely familiar with skin products like lotion, creams, balms, salves, so on and so forth. Now imagine those and all their diversity, but with CBD in it! CBD topicals essentially take a normal product and raise it to the next level. The basic recipe for making a CBD topical includes some kind of fat, wax, oil, water and whatever other scents and essential oils one desires—oh, and the CBD oil, of course. However, this basic model varies depending on the type of topical one is looking to make. For instance, lotions have a smoother, more fluid consistency, so the recipe would include more water. Salves tend to be more viscous, so they would have little to no water content and a higher wax content.  A balm meant to soothe aching muscles might also include peppermint for cooling relief, while a gentle face cream may include lavender for a soothing effect. 

What Can CBD Topicals Be Used For? 

There are many ways you can enjoy the bountiful benefits of these extra magical topicals. To simplify things in, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular and inclusive ways to use topicals to get the most bang for your buck. 


CBD has shown to have some promising anti-inflammatory properties. Many people are turning to CBD oil infused products in attempts to treat their acne, as opposed to using harsher, sometimes even more expensive products. As we know, acne can be annoying, painful and, unfortunately, affect our self-confidence. Acne can occur when there is a buildup of oil or acne-causing bacteria in the skin. One study found that CBD actually inhibited oil production, thus reducing the possibility of a breakout. As well, the CBD effectively reduced inflammation on the oil-producing glands, also reducing the severity of the acne.  


Eczema is a bothersome, sometimes painful, skin condition characterized by patches of dry, irritated, and itchy rashes. Given what we’ve just learned about CBD’s potential anti-inflammatory properties, it makes sense that CBD topicals may also reduce the inflammation of eczema rashes. Furthermorestudies have found that CBD may have the ability to not only reduce inflammation, but the associated pain. Combine this with a rich, calming lotion designed to alleviate dryness, and one’s eczemas rashes may become much more manageable. 

Muscle and Joint Health 

Many people find that CBD salves and balms are particularly helpful when targeting an aching lower back or a stiff neck. This may also have to do with CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties, which are a major cause of muscle discomfort, or more severe chronic pain conditions like arthritis 

Is it Safe? 

As states, CBD topicals are not ingested, and therefore one avoids any of the potential side effects associated with ingestion. However, using topicals presents its own possible side effects, such as rash or dryness. However, this also depends on the other ingredients in your topicals as well. Make sure to speak with a medical professional before using a CBD product as an alternative way to manage any concerns. It is important to make sure CBD topicals are not only a viable option for you, but are also a quality, safe product that contains sufficient CBD and no other harmful ingredients. 

Skin Care: CBD Edition

In the world of holistic health there are sure to be some hits and misses. Some of those hits may be felt by everyone and other times it may just not work for you. There is no room for chemical forward products in this holistic realm. So, what do we use instead? Here at Nature Blend, we use what we know, which is, cannabidiol (CBD). What is CBD, you may ask? We will get into that later. Because we understand and use CBD, we have made a product that may assist with the largest organ in the body. That’s right, the skin! It can be tough to find the right product that works just right for your skin. Perhaps CBD will be the product that is just right. Can CBD help make your skin glow? Read on to learn more. 

CBD: what is that?  

CBD is nothing new, but its popularity has been rising for years and continues. CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant family. The Cannabis sativa plant is a family like any other plant, but also quite different. A cannabinoid is a compound that makes up the Cannabis sativa plants, and CBD is just one of the many. CBD has a very popular brother called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). You guessed it; this is the cannabinoid that causes the ‘high’ you have likely heard of. THC is found in all Cannabis sativa plants, however, in some variations the amount is so miniscule that there are no inebriating effects. This variation is called the hemp plant. The hemp plant contains at or lower than 0.3% of THC. This amount of THC cannot get a user that feeling of euphoria and because of this fact the hemp plant is federally legal throughout the states. Another variation that you may have heard of, the marijuana plant, is a bit different than the hemp plant. Marijuana contains high amounts of THC and therefore has not gained federal legality. It has, however, been declared legal in a handful of states for medicinal purposes and recreational purposes.  

If CBD cannot get you ‘high’ what do people use it for? Great question. We’ve got the answers. 

CBD and your skin 

Maintaining healthy skin can be difficult for a lot of people. There are pills and lotions and masks that may or may not work for your specific skin issue. What does CBD have to do with that? Well, many companies, including us, have made what we call CBD topicals. These CBD topicals are made with your skin and the potential benefits of CBD in mind. CBD topicals come in many different products. Lotions, salves, creams and even hand sanitizer (this one is for antibacterial purposes of course). But how do we know that CBD lotions may help improve your skin health?  

This study had 20 patients who had a skin condition use a CBD ointment on their scars caused by the skin condition use the product twice a day for three months. Before and after the three months photos were taken to watch the progress and at the end of the three months, they concluded that CBD may have helped the skin parameters. This is great news! Although the research is slim on CBD in general, studies like these may help you decide whether or not CBD is right for you and now, for your skin.  

So, what CBD topicals do we carry?  

  • Transform THC-Free CBD Face Cream  
  • CBD Moisturizing Cream 
  • Soothe CBD Salve 
  • CBD Pain Relief Cooling Patches 
  • CBD Pain Relief Heating Patches 
  • CBD Full Spectrum Cooling Stick 
  • CBD Full Spectrum Heating Stick 
  • CBD K-Tape 
  • CBD Hand Sanitizer 

That is a lot of different CBD topicals, we know, but that just means you can gear it toward your specific needs. If you are looking for an all over skin health improvement, our CBD Moisturizing Cream would be your best pick. Or perhaps you are an athlete who has trouble with a specific area then we’d suggest using the CBD Pain Relief patches or sticks (cooling, heating, or both). It may be difficult to make a decision and we are here to help. Click here to shop our CBD and find the topical or topicals that are just right for you. 

Now that we have skin health out of the way, what are some other reasons people choose to use CBD? Are they reputable?  

CBD and everything else 

Besides potentially helping the health of your skin, there are many other reasons that people use CBD. There is still so much research that is being played out that we have chosen a handful of more popular reasons to show you how else people use CBD.  

  • 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 didn’t receive the CBD did not have any decrease and remained the same.   
  • 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 few others that assist those going through anti-cancer treatments and the nausea it often causes. They are called Marinol (dronabinol), Syndros (dronabinol), and Cesamet (nabilone).  
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: CBD has been researched for the possibility of joint health benefits. In this study the researchers looked at dogs who are older and have joint health issues. During the studythey asked dog 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. 

Again, there are many reasons that CBD is being used and we’re sure that there will be many to come. How will you use your CBD?  

What is CBD Cream Used for?

Long gone are the days when all people had to choose was the potency of their cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Nowadays, a wide range of CBD creams, capsules, and oils are available on the market. So, one can choose a form of CBD according to their health condition 

Skincare has always been an issue. The good news is that CBD may offer a good solution for several skin issues. CBD infused creams and lotions are not limited to beauty products; these topical are also known for potentially alleviating muscle and joint pain. In this article, we discuss how to correctly apply a CBD cream, its dosage, benefits, and more. Read on to know everything about the CBD creams and lotions.  

What is CBD? 

CBD is one of the cannabinoids, a compound that is naturally found in the cannabis (marijuana and hemp) plant. Most people associate the euphoric sensation with cannabis; however, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the one that causes the ‘high.’ CBD has been used for medicinal purposes for decades, and it became legal after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. CBD offers several health benefits for multiple reasons without causing any significant adverse effects 

Types of CBD  

CBD Isolate  

CBD isolates are precisely what they sound like – a single isolated compound derived from the plant through the CO2 extraction method. The oils, chlorophyll, and other elements are eliminated, providing a 99% pure CBD product. The good news is that people can now find other isolated cannabinoids, including CBG and CBN. Since scientists are carrying out more research on the hundreds of cannabinoids, people will be able to mainly target their interactions with the body and all health advantages related with them. 

Full Spectrum CBD  

This type of CBD is extracted from the whole hemp plant, which includes flowers, stems, leaves, and roots, by pressing, pulverizing, or power washing them for the extraction of oils. Consumers can get a full spectrum of cannabinoids this way, such as CBN, CBG, THC, terpenes, and phytochemicals (chlorophyll and other plant elements). As a result, CBD oil will be dark in color and have a strong hempy taste. Also, it will contain 0.3% or less THC.  

Since there are over hundred known kinds of cannabinoids, like CBDV, CBN, CBG, and so on – research is going on for their own unique advantages. All of these cannabinoids combined may cause the ‘entourage effects.’ Therefore, the best results are achieved when all of the cannabinoids are combined in a product. When it is about balancing out the human endocannabinoid system, full spectrum CBD casts the widest net. 

Broad Spectrum CBD     

Broad spectrum CBD is extracted with the same method as full spectrum CBDThe only difference is that THC is eliminated after the extraction. Most people prefer not to consume THC, so broaspectrum products are best for them. The best quality broad spectrum CBD products don’t have any THC content, but still have a full profile of other cannabinoids, such as CBN, CBG, CBDV, CBD, and more. Make sure to buy it from a brand that has a Certificate of Analysis or third-party lab tests to verify there is no trace of THC in the product. Besides, take a note of the carrier oil used in production – fractionated coconut oil or Certified Organic MCT Oil is the best choice as it’s much cleaner tasting product and offers more transparency in color.  

Forms of CBD  

CBD comes in a variety of products, which helps people to customize their consumption methods according to their health condition. Following are the most common forms of CBD: 

Oils and Tinctures  

The tinctures and oils are usually put under the tongue with a dropper. The skin under the tongue contains microscopic capillaries that absorb the compounds rapidly. This form is the perfect choice for those who can’t swallow pills or capsules.  

Pills and Capsules  

This form of CBD is basically like any other pill you may have taken. You just swallow them and wait for them to digest. 

Creams and Lotions  

CBD-infused creams could be used for treating some skin conditions, including eczema, acne, and psoriasis. It could also be applied to the skin to potentially relieve muscle and joint pain.  


One of the most popular ways to consume CBD is edibles like gummies. They are tasty, discrete, affordable, and portable. Also, consumers don’t have to guess the dosage as it’s easy to take.  

Vaping Products  

Vaporizing CBD oil is the quickest and most effective way to experience the effects. When it comes to CBD vaping, it is typically inhaled and absorbed directly from the lungs into the bloodstream. The question is whether vaping is injurious to the lungs or not. More research is needed in this area; still, it is suggested to proceed with caution if an individual chooses to vape CBD.   

What is CBD Cream?  

CBD cream is one of the types of CBD topical – it involves the method in which any cannabidiol product is applied to the skin instead of ingesting it. When CBD is consumed orally using a capsule or tincture, it may affect physiological functions throughout the body. It happens due to the interruption of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body.  

So, how does CBD influence when it’s applied and not ingested?  

Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, it is understood that cannabinoid receptors are present in the whole body. Hence, it is easier to interact with the CBD. When applied to the skin, the CBD can target a specific area of cannabinoid receptors instead of interacting with the whole ECS. If you don’t want to ingest CBD, then CBD topicals are the best way for you to consume the CBD.  

Following are the benefits of CBD creams, let’s check them out! 

Benefits of CBD Cream  

The US government passed a patent on the CBD, which suggests that CBD contains anti-swelling and antioxidant properties, making it ideal for use as a skin product.  

As a result, CBD topical cream is one of the most popular CBD products on the market today. CBD creams are perfect for those who don’t want to ingest CBD but want to experience the CBD benefits. Creams usually have a light consistency and can be easily rubbed onto the skin. Also, they are more moisturizing than salves and provide the body with a nice hit of CBD.  

Most brands provide CBD creams for pain relief – ideal for those who experience muscle soreness as well as for athletes. Some of them even provide warming or cooling sensations. The sensation of warming and cooling in the muscles is what triggers the pain relief. The warming creams start heating in the painful area, which boosts blood flow and results in soreness and swelling reduction. Most warming products have capsicum in it while cooling creams come with menthol as an ingredient.  

Apart from that, CBD creams contain plenty of essential oils, which make them smell nice. These essential oils also offer some benefits; for instance, lavender essence may reduce the appearance of blemishes as well as provides a pleasant scent.  

CBD creams are super beneficial for its consumers. If you work out, then a cooling menthol CBD might be perfect to use after a gym session. On the other hand, go for a moisturizing CBD product if you are interested in skincare.  

CBD Cream Dosage  

Since CBD cream is specific and localized, you don’t have to worry about the dosage because it’s easier to figure out. A little goes a long way with creams. Just take out a small dollop of the CBD cream, and you are good to go. Some of the key areas include:  

  • Face, especially the temples and nose area  
  • Elbows, knees, and other joints 
  • Neck and shoulders  
  • The heels and soles of the feet 

You don’t have to apply CBD cream on the whole area; pick out the painful spot and apply the cream there. In the beginning, use only a small amount. Be sure not to overuse or overboard it because it may result in making your skin oily and greasy.  

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. 

Benefits of CBD Oil: Everything You Need to Know 

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a popular natural remedy used for treating multiple health conditions. It is one of the 113 cannabinoids, present in the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa. Another main cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that contains psychoactive properties and is responsible for the ‘high,’ which is usually linked with marijuana. Unlike THC, the CBD is not psychoactive. 


This is the quality that makes the CBD an appealing option for people with different ailments, such as arthritis, anxiety, cardiac issues, and epilepsy, because certain pharmaceutical drugs cause harmful effects to one’s health. The CBD oil is produced by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, which is then diluted with a carrier oil, like coconut oil.  


The CBD is gaining popularity in the world of health and wellness, with some studies suggesting that it may ease symptoms of different health problems. Following are the benefits of consuming high-quality CBD with the right dosage.  


May Reduce Acne  

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions as 9% of the population is affected by it. It is caused for several reasons, including bacteria, genetics, overproduction of sebum, and underlying inflammation. A recent study concluded that acne may be treated by using CBD oil since it has anti-inflammatory properties and can decrease sebum production. 


Another study found that the CBD oil inhibited sebaceous gland cells from having sebum in excess, used anti-inflammatory actions, and prohibited the action of ‘pro-acne’ agents. Even though these results are promising, more research on human acne is required to verify these findings. 


May Relieve Pain  

People have been using marijuana for centuries due to its incredible benefits. More recently, researchers and experts concluded that some components of cannabis, including CBD, may have the ability to relieve pain. The human body consists of a specialized system known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), involved in maintaining several functions, like appetite, sleep, immune system response, and pain. The body develops endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.  


Research indicates that the CBD may be useful in lowering chronic pain by positively impacting the activity of endocannabinoid receptor, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters. For instance, a rat study showed that CBD injections decreased pain response to surgical incision. Another rat research found that oral treatment of the CBD lowered inflammation and sciatic nerve pain noticeably. Several human studies have found that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in treating pain related to arthritis and multiple sclerosis.  


May Treat Neural Health Issues  

Since the CBD can act on the ECS and other brain signaling systems, scientists suggest that it may be beneficial for people who have neurological disorders. The CBD is studied mostly for treating neural health problems, such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Although research is new in this area, several studies have given promising results.  


An oral spray, Sativex, comprises THC and CBD, which is an effective and safe way to decrease muscle spasticity in those who have multiple sclerosis. According to a study, Sativex has proven to reduce muscle spasms in 75% of 276 individuals with multiple sclerosis. One more study concluded that CBD oil noticeably decreased seizure in kids who have Dravet syndrome – a complex and rare type of epilepsy.  


It is also important to note that both studies also showed negative impacts on some people, such as fever, convulsions, and fatigue. Not only that, but the CBD has also been studied for treating other neurological diseases. For instance, it has been shown that CBD treatment improved sleep quality for those with Parkinson’s disease.  


Moreover, test-tube study indicates that the CBD may reduce inflammation and inhibit the neurodegeneration related to Alzheimer’s condition. In another study, researchers dosed CBD to mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and it was found that the CBD helped improve cognitive activity.  


May Reduce the Risk of Obesity 

It has been suggested that CBD promotes weight loss, lower body mass index, and smaller waist circumference. In 2011, a report was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology that showed 1/3 reduce the ratio of obesity. 


A study was done on rats in 2006, which suggested that CBD balances diabetes levels. It helps lose weight by boosting your body to convert white fat into eight-reducing brown fat, which results in promoting no atherogenesis mal insulin production and sugar metabolism. 


Potential for Treating Fibromyalgia 

Initially, fibromyalgia was named as fibrositis by Sir William Gowers. It is a disorder widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by sleep, fatigue, mood, and memory problems. This condition amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Not only that, but it also has effects on depression and anxiety. 


When a woman has fibromyalgia, they typically suffer from migraines, which is the most common diagnosis in American rheumatology practices. The research took place in Italy, and it was noted that migraines may relate with secondary hyperalgesia (a lowered threshold to pain in primarily affected areas). The researchers suggested that the CBD ease pain as it has been proven that it treats some of the myriad symptoms. In a study, nine individuals with fibromyalgia were given doses of 2.5-15mg CBD daily for three months in an uncontrolled trial. A significant reduction in pain was noticed. 


On the other hand, a survey was done to analyze the efficacy of CBD and pharmaceutical treatments, and the prescribed medicines did not provide satisfactory results. 


Could Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease 

Most western nations are widely affected by atherosclerosis, which leads to strokes or other heart problems. This chronic condition is linked with a healthy lifestyle and includes the progressive depositing of immune cells that carry oxidized LDL, called atherosclerosis plaques. It is usually a physical response to injuries in the wall lining of arteries caused due to high blood pressure, infectious microbes, or unwanted presence of amino acid, homocysteine. 


An animal trial was done in 2005, and it was noticed that oral use of CBD slowed down the progression of atherosclerosis. Later, it was suggested that cannabinoids are potentially therapeutic for atherosclerosis conditions. In 2007, another animal study occurred and showed that CBD may protect the heart from having heart attacks. 


Other Potential Advantages  

Apart from the mentioned-above benefits, the CBD offers some other potential advantages as well.  


Substance Abuse Treatment  

The CBD modifies circuits in the brain linked to drug addiction. In a rat study, the naturally occurring compound reduced morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior.  


Antipsychotic Effects  

Scientists state that the CBD helps treat schizophrenia and other mental health problems by lowering psychotic symptoms.  


Diabetes Treatment 

The CBD treated diabetic mice in a study, which reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56% and lowered inflammation significantly.  


Is It Safe to Consume?  

CBD with zero or up to 0.3% THC is safe to consume because CBD is non-addictive itself. Despite this fact, it is better to watch out for the following side effects

  • Fatigue  
  • Appetite changes  
  • Diarrhea  
  • Weight gain or loss  


You may experience these side effects only in case of a higher dosage or poor quality of CBD. Therefore, be sure to consume the best quality of CBD oil.  


Also, there are a few contraindications for consuming CBD oil tinctures. People who take medicines that list a grapefruit warning risk the same harmful effects with CBD because both impact the same metabolic markers, which conclude how a drug passes through the body.   

Other antipsychotic drugs or antidepressants could also interrelate with CBD oil, either affect the benefits of CBD or result in toxicity for the consumer. So, it’s always essential to talk to your doctor before going for a new supplement, as you never know how CBD’s interaction with other pharmaceuticals may affect your health condition.  


Individuals with fatty livers might notice increased liver inflammation with the use of CBD oil. Some of these side effects were only witnessed in animal studies on extremely high doses of CBD. Therefore, more testing needs to be done, and it’s best to first consult your doctor and begin with lower doses.  


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.  

Pure CBD Oil is King 

Cannabinoid (CBD) oil is a product created by mixing CBD in a carrier oil such as coconut oil. CBD is not psychoactive, so it doesn’t provide that high feeling that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) provides. Data from experts suggest that CBD oil may be beneficial for providing relief from several health conditions. Together, we will look at the potential benefits that make pure CBD oil stand out from the rest.   


Mental Health  

Research suggests that CBD may be able to provide a sense of calm by altering how your brain receptors respond to serotonin, a chemical that profoundly affects your mental health. These receptors are attached to your cells in your brain, which receives and processes chemical messages and enables your cells to respond appropriately to various stimuli.   


According to this study, a 600 mg dosage of CBD may reduce social anxiety and make it easier for people to manage stress; these results were drawn after providing CBD to participants before they underwent a stress test. There are several animal studies that suggest the factors of CBD that may provide stress-relief; these factors include:  

  • Lowered stress levels  
  • Induced sleep in case of insomnia and sleeplessness  
  • Improved health conditions related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  
  • Reduced the physiological effects of anxiety such as elevated heart rate  



Although the research about the anti-seizure properties is still in the early days, CBD is considered a possible treatment for epilepsy. Treating epilepsy is the only FDA-approved use of a CBD based drug named Epidiolex; it is used to treat two rare but severe types of epilepsy. Research is still underway to determine the frequency at which CBD reduces seizures in people with epilepsy and whether it is safe to use. According to the American Epilepsy Society, the preliminary data from CBD research shows promise for managing disorders that cause seizures, including epilepsy.   


In 2016, researchers conducted a study on 214 epilepsy patients in which the participants were given a 2-5mg of CBD every day along with their existing epilepsy treatment. After monitoring the patients for 12 weeks, checking the seizure frequency, and recording the side effects, the researchers conducting the research concluded that the seizure frequency was reduced by 36%, and adverse side effects were experienced by 12% of the participants.    



Researchers are studying a receptor in our brain known as CB1 and finding out how CBD interacts with this receptor to aid people with neurodegenerative disorders. These neurodegenerative disorders cause the nerves and the brain to deteriorate over time, and they commonly include stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis (MS), etc. Research is still underway about the benefits of CBD oil for these conditions. Still, the preliminary data show that CBD’s anti-inflammation properties have the potential to manage the inflammation, which can make things worse. More research is required to properly understand the effects and benefits of using CBD oil to combat neurodegenerative diseases.  


Joint Support and Anti-Inflammatory   

CBD oil’s effects on our brain’s receptors may also help us manage pain more efficiently and effectively. According to a study, cannabis and CBD are more beneficial when taken after a person undergoes chemotherapy. National Institutes of Health is sponsoring several pre-clinical studies trying to understand the role of cannabis in relieving health conditions. These health conditions include:  

  • MS pain  
  • Spinal cord injuries  
  • Arthritis  
  • Chronic pain  
  • Muscle pain   


In Canada and the United Kingdom, a CBD and THC based drug named Nabiximols (Sativex) is approved for treating pain caused by MS. Research relating to this medication suggests that the CBD is more dominant in the drug when it comes to combating the pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. More clinical trials and research are required to know if it is safe to manage pain.   



CBD is believed to interact with our immune system receptors, which may help reduce our body’s overall inflammation; these anti-inflammation properties of CBD may aid people in acne management. Journal of Clinical Investigation conducted a human study to determine the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD. The study found out that CBD oil prevented or reduced activity in the sebaceous glands (these glands create sebum which is an oily substance our body creates for keeping our skin hydrated and when contributed too much, it can cause acne). We currently only have preliminary data about the benefits of CBD oil for treating acne, so it would not be right to claim that it cures acne. However, if you want to use CBD oil for treating acne, you must first discuss it with a healthcare expert.    


Cancer Supportive Care  

Although the research about the role of CBD is still in the early stages, the studies investigating the effects of CBD on the growth of cancer cells show promise. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), CBD may alleviate the side effects of cancer treatment and various health conditions caused by cancer. It is important to note that neither NCI nor we endorse cannabis and any other type of cannabis product to treat cancer. We are only telling you that CBD is considered to change cell-reproduction and believed to have the ability to reduce inflammation, which may aid cancer patients already receiving traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.   



There are just a few of the reasons why we call pure CBD oil a king in the global market; there are several others. When we say pure, we mean oil produced and sold by reputable parties and tested by an independent lab. You can find such pure CBD oil and other CBD products at GetNatureBlend and have those products delivered to your doorstep.   

Different Uses for CBD Oil 

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other CBD products are in the limelight these days, as recent studies suggest that it is beneficial for several things. The oil is made by mixing CBD extract into a carrier oil such as coconut oil. It does not create a high effect and is not considered to have any dangerous side effects. Due to these reasons, the CBD oil is becoming acceptable for various uses, few of those uses are listed below.   


To relieve pain  

Evidence suggests that the use of cannabis for pain relief dates back to 2900 B.C. Recently, after studying cannabis and its components, scientists found out that there are specific components in cannabis that are effective for relieving pain. These components include CBD. There is a specialized system within our bodies called the endocannabinoid system (ECS); it is responsible for regulating various functions such as immune system response, sleep, appetite, and pain. The ECS consists of endocannabinoids, a type of neurotransmitters that binds with our nervous system’s cannabinoid receptors.   


According to studies, the CBD interacts with the neurotransmitters and impacts the endocannabinoid receptor activity, which helps reduce chronic pain and inflammation. An animal study used CBD based injections to study the effects of CBD on pain and found out that CBD effectively reduced pain caused due to surgical incision. Another animal study used oral CBD to treat sciatic nerve pain and inflammation; the results reaffirmed CBD’s use for pain relief.   

Sativex, an oral spray containing CBD and THC, is approved in several countries, including Canada and the U.K., for treating pain caused by multiple sclerosis (MS). Several studies suggest that a combination of CBD and THC is useful for treating different types of pain, including arthritis pain and MS pain.   


47 people with MS were given Sativex for a month in a study conducted in 2017. After a month, participants reported reduced pain when walking and experienced fewer muscle spasms. Another study of Sativex reports that it improves pain at rest and at motion for people with rheumatoid arthritis, it also improves the quality of sleep.  


To reduce depression and anxiety  

Depression and anxiety are prevalent mental health conditions that have devastating effects on the patients’ well-being and health. According to the World Health Organization, anxiety disorders are the sixth-largest contributor to disability worldwide, while depression is the single largest. Usually, doctors prescribe pharmaceutical drugs for treating depression and anxiety, but these drugs can cause several side effects, including headache, drowsiness, insomnia, agitation, and sexual dysfunction. Not only that, pharmaceutical drugs like Benzodiazepines can cause addiction and may also lead to substance abuse.   


Unlike these pharmaceutical drugs, CBD oil is not addictive, and it is considered to be useful for treating both depression and anxiety. This is the main reason why people are more inclined towards this natural approach for treating various ailments. According to a study, CBD is useful for reducing stress and anxiety. The study included 57 participants who received oral CBD or a placebo 90 minutes before a stress test. Those who received 300 mg of CBD experienced a significant reduction in stress and anxiety during the stress test. In contrast, those receiving the placebo did not experience any decrease in anxiety levels.  

CBD is considered to have effects that are similar to antidepressants but without the risk of addiction and side effects. CBD oil can also be used to treat anxiety and insomnia in children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These anxiety and depression reducing effects of CBD are linked with its ability to interact with serotonin (a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating social behavior and mood) receptors in our brain.   


To alleviate cancer-related symptoms  

Cancer and its treatment can cause several symptoms, including pain, nausea, and vomiting, and these symptoms may be reduced or managed with the help of CBD. According to a study of CBD and THC’s effects on drug-resistant pain, a combination of extracts can significantly reduce pain related to cancer and its treatment. THC alone, however, was unable to reduce the pain at the same level.   


Another study suggests that CBD can reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, both of which are common side effects of chemotherapy. There are pharmaceutical drugs that the doctors prescribe to cancer patients for managing these distressing symptoms, but these drugs can be ineffective, which is why people try to find alternatives for effectively managing these symptoms. According to a study of 16 cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, an equal combination of CBD and THC may increase the efficiency of the standard treatment used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.  


To reduce acne  

Over 9% of the total population suffers from acne, making it one of the most common skin conditions on the planet. Several factors contribute to the common condition, including sebum overproduction, genetics, inflammation, and bacteria. Recent studies about CBD oil suggest that it has anti-inflammatory properties, and it can also reduce the production of sebum, both of which are effective for treating acne.  


According to a test tube study, CBD oil prevents the secretion of excessive sebum from the sebaceous gland cells and exerts anti-inflammatory effects, which prevents pro-acne agents such as inflammatory cytokines from getting activated. Another study reaffirms the findings of the study mentioned above, hailing CBD and its anti-inflammatory properties as an efficient, effective, and safe way of treating acne. Once again, these are test tube or animal studies, which is why we need human studies to be sure about the positive effects of CBD on acne.   


To provide neuroprotective properties  

Neuroprotective properties of CBD and its ability to treat various neurological disorders like MS and epilepsy are among the most studied subjects of CBD studies. Researchers believe that CBD interacts with the ECS and other brain signaling systems, which can be beneficial for treating or managing various neurological disorders. Research in this area is relatively new, but still, it shows promising results.  


One study of 214 severe epilepsy patients shows that a dosage of 0.9–2.3 grams per pound of bodyweight of CBD oil may reduce seizures by 36.5%. Another study of children with Dravet syndrome shows that after using CBD oil, the participants experienced reduced seizure activity; the placebo did not have the same effects. It is important to note, however, that the participants of both studies experienced adverse reactions, including fatigue, convulsion, and fever.   

Apart from MS and epilepsy, CBD is also considered as a potential treatment for neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc. Data from different studies show that CBD may be effective for improving the life quality and the quality of sleep for people with Parkinson’s. Similarly, test-tube and animal studies have shown that CBD may reduce inflammation and prevent neurodegeneration caused by Alzheimer’s. There is another animal study that suggests CBD may prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients. Animal and test-tube studies only suggest what could work for humans; they are not concrete proof of anything, which is why we need human studies in order to be sure about the benefits of using CBD for preventing or treating neurodegenerative diseases.   


To benefit heart health  

Recent research about CBD shows that CBD has the ability to lower blood pressure and it is beneficial for heart health and the health of the circulatory system. Hypertension or high blood pressure can cause several damaging health conditions such as metabolic syndrome, stroke, or heart attack and according to studies, CBD can help manage high blood pressure.   


A recent study, consisting of nine healthy participants, found that a single dosage of CBD oil reduces the resting blood pressure; the placebo, however, did not have the same effects. The participants of the study were given a stress test, which usually increases the blood pressure, but after receiving a 600 mg dose of CBD, the participants did not experience the usual increase in their blood pressure. This ability of CBD to reduce blood pressure is linked to its ability to reduce stress and anxiety.   


There are several animal studies that reaffirm CBD’s ability to reduce inflammation and cell death caused by various heart diseases; this ability is enabled by the stress-reducing and antioxidant properties of CBD. These studies also show that CBD is effective for preventing heart damage and it also reduces oxidative stress.   



These are just a few of the uses of CBD oil; it may also be used for reducing psychotic symptoms in people with mental disorders such as schizophrenia. It is also believed to be effective in treating substance abuse. CBD may also prevent diabetes, according to a mice study.  


All these benefits of CBD may only be achieved if you use quality CBD oil and CBD products that are tested by an independent lab. Make sure that you don’t buy any substandard CBD products as they may contain harmful elements that can damage your health instead of improving it.   



CBD Cream: Everything You Need to Know

What is CBD?  

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a compound that naturally occurs in cannabis (hemp and marijuana) plants. Another type 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 treat many ailments in both humans and animals.  

There are multiple ways to consume CBD, such as creams, tinctures, capsules, edibles, and vaping. One of the safest and most effective ways of using CBD is through cream. These are CBD-infused topical, which are used to treat joint pain and muscle; they may also be beneficial for skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.  


How Does CBD Cream Work?  

A human body consists of a network of enzymes, chemical messengers, and receptors, which is collectively known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is responsible for maintaining several functions, such as appetite, sleep, immune response, and memory. The body naturally produces cannabinoid molecules called endocannabinoids. We can also consume external cannabinoids sources, developed by the cannabis plant; these will also act upon the cannabinoid receptors.  


The ECS receptors are found throughout the body, including under the surface of the skin. When CBD cream is rubbed onto the skin, it doesn’t enter the bloodstream; instead, the CBD cream transverses waterproof outer layer (epidermis) of the skin into the dermis. 


The dermis layer hosts multiple anatomical features, such as sebaceous glands that lubricate the skin and follicles that produce hair. It comprises of elastin and collagen which make the skin more elastic and firm. Moreover, the dermis layer contains the immune system of the skin. All of these features of the dermis enable the skin to produce hormones, regulate body temperature, act as a waterproof barrier, and fight against infection.  


Sebaceous glands and hair follicles synthesize endocannabinoids, including 2-AG and anandamide. Also, all the skin cells have a high presence of the two major cannabinoids receptors CB1 and CB2 in their membranes.  


The skin has its own endocannabinoid system that can be activated through the consumption of CBD cream. The skin is a complex organ; research suggests that the skin’s ECS boosts the immune function for promoting a healthy skin. External use of CBD oil may maximize the desired results.  


Benefits of Using CBD Cream  

A lot of research has been conducted on the possible advantages of ingesting CBD and recommend a range of potential properties. Transdermal/topical CBD hasn’t undergone the same depth of clinical study, though the results are still impressive.  

  • According to a study in 2014, the CBD has an anti-inflammatory impact on sebaceous glands.  
  • A 2015 study suggests that CBD is responsible for decreasing inflammation, which leads to a reduction in pain-related arthritic behaviors. 
  • The CBD also takes care of skin conditions, such as psoriasis, according to a 2019 study.  


Arthritic Pain  

According to a study, the topical CBD application has effects for relieving arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without any adverse effects.  



This study recommended that topical CBD cream has a ‘trinity of cellular anti-acne action.’ The concluded data points out that CBD cream consumption is a cost-effective, promising, and well-tolerated strategy for treating the most common human skin condition, acne vulgaris.  


Inflammatory Skin Diseases  

In a study, a CBD-enriched ointment was applied to scarred areas of skin twice for three months on a daily basis to treat dermatitis and psoriasis. It was noticed that using CBD-enriched ointment considerably improved the condition of the skin symptoms, parameters, and the PASI index score. No allergic or irritant reactions were noticed during the treatment.  

In these studies, only pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol was used as it was specially prepared for the clinical trials. No CBD cream, CBD tincture, or other CBD products have undergone research, so it is not linked with these studies. These studies are provided for informational purposes only.  


Most CBD cream products are used for treating muscle and chronic joint pain. Other products are also hitting the market that combine CBD with a variety of essential oils to be consumed as a part of the skincare routine.  


CBD Cream and the Endocannabinoid System  

Your skin cells contain a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors, which CBD cream may facilitate CBD reaching, and it may affect: 


Cannabinoids activate the receptors in the epidermis cells, which maintain the defense barrier to the outside world and also have an anti-inflammatory action.  


Sebaceous Glands  

Cannabinoids improve the functioning of sebaceous glands by maintaining the amount of sebum is produced. Sebum contains lipid and is overproduced in those who have acne, making your skin oily.  


Immune Cells  

As mentioned earlier that the skin has its own immune system located in the dermis layer; it is controlled by endocannabinoids, which regulate the functioning of the immune response.  


What is the Dosage for CBD Cream? 

When we consume the CBD orally, it is essential to know the right dosage as it gets absorbed into the bloodstream. On the other hand, CBD creams are applied only outside of the body, so the dosage isn’t as important.  


For CBD creams, a little goes a long way! So, make sure to identify the affected area and apply the cream to it for relief.  


Most people who consume CBD cream ought to begin by applying only a small amount and eventually increase the amount for a few weeks until the optimum amount of relief is found. The point is to receive the maximum relief while using a small amount of the CBD cream.  

You don’t have to apply the CBD cream all over your body but, in fact, only the affected parts. Some suggested areas where you can apply it are as follows: 

  • Elbows, knees, and other joints  
  • Face, neck, and shoulders  
  • Hands and feet 

You may be surprised at how far a small amount of CBD cream does go, so there’s no need to use too much! 


CBD Cream Side Effects  

The majority of CBD cream consumers do not report any adverse effects throughout their topical treatments. In some clinical studies, there have been a few instances where people experienced some side effects, but it was temporary and mild. 

Moreover, the World Health Organization has stated that the CBD is a non-addictive and non-toxic compound and is 100% safe to consume. The minor adverse effects of consuming the CBD are nausea, change in appetite, and lack of sleep.  


The legality of CBD oil 

The legality of CBD products is complicated in the US; according to the 2018 Farm Bill rules, hemp-derived CBD with less than 0.3% THC is legal on a federal level, but states hold the authority to alter the rules. As a result, CBD is legal for recreational and medicinal use in some states; while some states don’t allow any kind of use of CBD. One of the only CBD based drugs approved by the FDA is Epidiolex. So be sure to check out your state’s rule about CBD before you start using it for medicinal or recreational purposes. 


How to Use CBD Cream?  

Apply the CBD cream just like you would use any other topical lotion or cream. Identify the affected area and use CBD cream onto that particular part. Administering the right dosage of CBD cream is a matter of trial because no standard dosage exists. Generally, experts suggest beginning with a small dosage, which can be increased gradually until the optimum relief is achieved.  


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.  



CBD Oil: What is it?

You have probably heard about cannabidiol (CBD) oil from a friend or a coworker, and you may be wondering now what it actually is and are there any benefits of using CBD oil if it is legal to use in the United States. In this blog, we will try to answer all the questions you have about the it.   


What is CBD oil?  

CBD oil is just like ordinary oil; the only difference is that it contains CBD. Manufacturers of CBD oil add CBD extract into a carrier oil, which is usually coconut or hemp oil. CBD is the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, which is why it does not produce a high effect and does not make you feel intoxicated.   


Are there any types of CBD oil?  

There are three main types of CBD oil:  

CBD isolate oil  

CBD isolate oil only contains CBD; the other 113 cannabinoids of the cannabis plants are not included in CBD isolate oil or other products. If you only want to consume CBD and do not want to try any other cannabinoids of the cannabis plant, CBD isolates oil is perfect.   


CBD broad-spectrum oil  

Broad-spectrum CBD oil contains all the cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant, with the exception of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. If you can’t tolerate THC but want to try all the other cannabinoids of the marijuana plant, then broad-spectrum CBD oil is best for you.   


CBD full-spectrum oil  

Similar to broad-spectrum CBD oil, full-spectrum CBD oil contains all the cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. The only difference is that it contains THC as well. The concentration of THC is around 0.3% in full-spectrum CBD oil, which is not enough to cause a high effect, but it is enough to create the entourage effect. According to data, CBD works best when used with a small amount of THC, so if your healthcare professional thinks that full-spectrum CBD oil is good for you, then give it a try.   


How can you use CBD oil?  

CBD oil is probably the most versatile CBD product, as you can use it in any way you want. If you want to keep it simple, then you can put a few drops of CBD under your tongue using a dropper, hold it in your mouth in a bit and then swallow. This method of using it is known as the sublingual method. If you are a foodie and like to try new foods, then you can create delicious dishes using it.   


If you want to ingest CBD oil but do not want to make food or don’t want to taste the it, then you can use CBD capsules. These capsules are just like normal capsules; the only difference is that they are filled with CBD oil. If you don’t want to ingest it but still want to experience its effects, you can apply CBD oil directly. This method is considered to be the best for reducing inflammation and pain. Inhaling it via a vape pen is another method of using CBD oil; however, it is not recommended because it can cause discomfort in your throat and lungs.   


What are the benefits of using CBD oil?  

There is some data suggesting that CBD oil and other CBD products may be able to benefit our health. CBD may treat epilepsy, alleviate cancer-related symptoms, provide neuroprotection, etc. Other than the benefits mentioned above, CBD also has the following benefits:  


It may provide pain relief   


According to a recent trial, topical application of CBD oil may be effective for reducing sharp and intense pain and itchy and cold sensations in people with peripheral neuropathy of the legs without contributing any side effects. The trial used a 250 mg of CBD dissolved in 3 oz. of oil; it also included a placebo.   


There is an oral spray named Sativex, it contains both CBD and THC and according to a review, it may be effective for treating chronic non-cancer and neuropathic pain. These pain-reducing qualities are due to the anti-inflammatory properties that both CBD and THC possess. Another study about Sativex shows that it decreases inflammation and reduces Disease Activity Score-28 (DAS28).  


It may support heart health  


You can find several studies on the internet that suggest CBD supports heart health, helps us maintain a healthy circulatory system, and regulates the blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can cause several health issues such as heart attack, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. A study published by the American Society for Clinical Investigation shows that a dosage of 600 mg of CBD is effective for reducing the resting blood pressure in healthy men. After receiving a single dose of CBD, the participants did not experience a significant elevation in their stress levels during a stress test. Before they took the CBD, their stress levels increased significantly. This blood pressure regulating capability of CBD is linked to its ability to reduce anxiety and stress.   


According to another study, CBD may prevent heart damage and reduce oxidative stress in diabetic patients.  


It may relieve anxiety and depression  


Although there is a lack of studies on humans when it comes to studying the effects of CBD on depression, still the animal studies that the researchers have conducted show promising results. CBD may be used for treating mood disorders, according to an article published by Neuropsychopharmacology, CBD reduces the levels of stress and discomfort caused by a stressful situation. The participants also had lower levels of negative self-evaluation during the stress test, which may be possible due to the positive effects of CBD on serotonin receptors.   

CBD is considered to have effects that are similar to anxiolytics and antidepressants, and this is confirmed by an animal study which also reports positive effects of CBD on depression. 


It supports skin health  


There is no doubt about the fact that we all want flawless skin, but due to certain ailments, we can’t get what we want. According to a study conducted by the Journal of Clinical Investigation, CBD may hold the ability to prevent some functions of the sebaceous glands that leads to acne. According to data, there are certain cannabinoids in the cannabis plant that possess anti-inflammatory anti-aging and anti-itch property. These properties are unlocked as a result of the interaction between CBD and the endocannabinoid system (ECS) found in our bodies. This is the main reason CBD is believed to be a potential effective treatment for:  

  • Acne  
  • Pain  
  • Psoriasis  
  • Atopic dermatitis  
  • Itchy skin  
  • Psoriasis  


Are there any side effects of CBD oil?  

The consensus among healthcare experts is that CBD oil is safe to use and when used appropriately, it doesn’t cause any harmful side effects. There are two instances in which the users of it can experience its side effects; if the user is sensitive to other oils, such as coconut, hemp, olive oil, or if you are using substandard CBD products that contain harmful elements.   


CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors and these receptors are not located in the brain stem, meaning that CBD can’t alter the respiratory system. The toxic dosage of CBD is considered to be 20,000 mg all consumed at the same time and even after consuming the toxic dose, the person may not experience life-threatening side effects. Still, the side effects will be severe and can include:  

  • Psychosis  
  • Lethargy  
  • Vomiting  
  • Anxiety and depression  
  • Diarrhea  
  • Drowsiness  
  • Nausea  
  • Dizziness  
  • Dry mouth  
  • Changes in appetite  


Is CBD oil legal in the USA?  

The answer to this question is a bit complicated. Hemp-derived CBD oil containing around 0.3% THC is legal to use on the federal level; however, states hold the right to regulate the use of CBD products. If the percentage of THC is higher than 0.3%, than it may be illegal in the state you live in, for both medicinal and recreational purposes.   


Another thing to remember is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve all CBD products available in the market. One of the only CBD based products approved by the FDA is Epidiolex, which is used to treat two severe forms of epilepsy. So before you set out to find CBD oil, be sure to check the rules about the legality of the product in your state.   



We hope that we have answered all your questions about CBD oil. There are a few things you may want to remember when using it. Before buying it or any other CBD product, be sure to see if an independent lab has tested the product, this way, you can be sure that you are not using any substandard CBD product, which may damage your health. Additionally, be sure to consult with a doctor before trying any CBD products, especially if you are taking any pharmaceutical drugs. CBD may interfere with the medication and can prevent it from working.  

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  



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.   


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.