If it seems like every other person is talking, tweeting or writing about the wonders of pure cannabidiol oil [also known as known a CBD oil], that’s probably because they are. Although the benefits of CBD oil are not an extremely new discovery it is only in the last year or so that it’s become part of popular culture. That this has happened is quite surprising largely because not everyone fully understands exactly what CBD oil is, or how it can benefit many people.
If you feel a bit clueless or have gaps in your knowledge read on, and enjoy this brief guide which covers the key points everyone needs to know about pure CBD oil.
Essentially it’s a product made by blending a chemical (CBD) extracted from cannabis plants or hemp. It does not contain THC, the chemical which makes people high, so CBD offers the benefits of cannabis like a feeling of relaxation or pain relief, without the mind altering side effects. Oh and in the UK CBD oil sold as a health supplement is entirely legal and available in high street health food chains as well as specialist shops.
What are the reported health benefits of CBD oil which are causing so much excitement?
The most talked about health benefits tend to focus on pain relief and the reduction of symptoms in psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD and PTSD, although there are also plenty of amazing stories about how pure CBD oil has helped tackle conditions from diabetes and epilepsy, to obesity, cancer treatment side effects and inflammation.
How does pure CBD oil create these amazing health benefits?
Cannabinoid receptors are part of the process which keep the human body running smoothly. They are activated by endocannaboids, which are produced naturally in the body, but also exist in plants like cannabis and hemp. The two major categories are own ad CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors mostly take care of the nervous system, dealing with things like appetite, pain sensations and concentration abilities, while CB2 receptors are largely in charge of the immune system.
Pure CBD oil aids health by triggering other receptors into overdrive action, and they in turn affect the CB1 and2 receptors. In this way specific issues such as pain, chronic inflammation – which is responsible for conditions like arthritis and psychological conditions such as anxiety are eased.
How do people use pure CBD oil?
There are lots of ways to use CBD oil. You can vape it, add it to food and drinks, pop a few drops directly into your mouth, opt for a capsule form which is swallowed like a regular tablet, or use it in lotion form as a body cream – useful as an aide to relieve a specific aching muscle. The method chosen often depends on personal taste and how fast each works.
This is just a brief overview of pure CBD oil, intended to relay the main points. Anyone wanting to read about these aspects n more depth can find lots of information online.