CBD; What is this stuff anyway?
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is changing how many people view cannabis. In order to understand more about CBD, it is important to understand the cannabis plant as a whole. There are over 480 natural components found within the Cannabis plant, of which 66 have been classified as “cannabinoids”, chemicals unique to the plant. The most widely known and studied of the 66 cannabinoids is Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, however in the recent years, another cannabinoid, cannabidiol or CBD, has been getting quite a bit of attention.
There are both male and female cannabis plants. The male plant,commonly referred to as hemp, contains little to no THC. This is traditionally used to make everything from rope, to cloth, fuel and even soap. The female plant, which produces the flower, is the most commonly associated with consumption, however enthusiasts and manufacturers have found a way to harness the power of the male plant. In states where marijuana is still illegal, industrial hemp is being used to produce CBD oil. Even though industrial hemp contains little to no THC, it can be used to extract CBD oil. Since the hemp contains almost no THC, there is no federal laws against production or sale of these products.
CBD has no psychoactive properties (properties usually associated with THC), meaning you won’t “get high”, or feel the way you do when you consume whole-flower marijuana. However, it has numerous medical advantages, hence its popularity among medical professionals. It can be used as a natural painkiller, to treat seizures, or as a preventative for Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, gastric ulcers, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. This is just the beginning of what we know about the benefits of this oil. There have even been studies showing that CBD inhibits cancer cell growth. There are currently no known negative side effects of CBD use. Active doses can vary widely, around 25mg will provide relief from chronic pain whereas 200-300mg will be effective in treating seizure disorders.
If you are wondering if it may be right for you, you may want to give it a try. With a bevy of different uses and no negative side effects, this oil is one of the safest natural remedies available. The extract is traditionally sold in liquid form, and can be mixed with e-liquid and vaped, or taken orally, with a few drops under your tongue. Users describe a calming feeling and full body relaxation within minutes, something especially helpful to those suffering from depression or anxiety. Many people find CBD to be a welcome alternative to dangerous opiates and prescription painkillers for relief of chronic pain. Sufferers of fibromyalgia and Crohn’s disease alike both flock to the oil for its antiinflammatory properties. Chemotherapy recipients find the oil is also a great antiemetic to reduce nausea. Overall, you will find that CBD may be the solution to whatever ailments are causing you unrest, so what are you waiting for? THC-free CBD oil is legal and available in all 50 US states.