CBD is an oil with powerful healing abilities for a multitude of ailments. It is scientifically proven to help with a variety of problems, so why isn’t this treatment more popular? One word. Cannabis.
Yes, that cannabis. CBD is short for Cannabidiol, the oil extract from cannabis plants. This is the same cannabis referred to as marijuana, which is commonly used by people as a recreational substance. What is important to know about CBD is that it contains none of the psychoactive properties associated with marijuana.
Well, some CBD does if it is marijuana-derived CBD. But, what we are talking about is hemp-based CBD.
Hemp is defined as such is it posses .3 percent per dry unit or less of THC. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis associated with the high people get from using it.
In short, hemp and marijuana are both derivatives of cannabis, but one gets you high and the other does not. Hemp is the derivative that does not.
Hemp is a wonderful product that can be used for a variety of purposes. Did you know that traditional rigging ropes on sailing ships are comprised of hemp?
Hemp produces four times more fiber per acre than pine trees. It is easy to be grown without harmful chemicals. Hemp is good for soil, and for the earth in general since it is more recyclable than pine-based products. Hemp also produces seeds that are rich in protein and fatty acids.
CBD is derived from hemp does not contain the THC found in marijuana CBD. Hemp-based CBD oil is legal, and it contains all of the benefits of cannabis without the drawbacks of the high associated with cannabis use.
How does CBD oil work?
CBD oil works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system of the body regulates your internal balance. It is named after cannabis because it was discovered through research studying how cannabis affects the body!
The endocannabinoid system is made up of receptors all over the body. The goal of treating the endocannabinoid system with CBD oil is to restore the balance of the system.
CBD oil can help increase feelings of well-being in this system and decrease the presence of pain.
Who should use CBD oil?
CBD oil can be used on people of all ages, sex, body type, and backgrounds. If you suffer from any of the following, you might benefit from CBD oil:
- Chronic pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Weight issues
- Heart health
- Skin conditions
We will explore more in detail how CBD oil helps treat the conditions listed above. Also, it is not limited to everything on this list. As research continues to reveal the benefits of CBD, we are discovering more of how it can help.
CBD oil can even help your pets. Since all mammals have an endocannabinoid system, pets can benefit from CBD as well. CBD oil can help with the following for your pet:
- Chronic or acute pain
- Excessive barking (in dogs)
- Lack of appetite
- Nervousness around other pets
When treating your pet, start with low doses. One milligram per 10 pounds of body weight is a safe start. Slowly increase the dose until you see the effects of CBD start to benefit your pet.
What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil?
CBD oil is relatively new on many people’s’ radars, but hemp oil may sound more familiar. These two oils are, in fact, the exact same substance. Hemp oil is simply another name used by manufacturers because the name “CBD” may be relatable to a large audience.
Is CBD oil right for me?
CBD oil can help you live a healthier life. It can be used to treat a variety of ailments, and improve your lifestyle. CBD oil can do a lot to help you feel better. You should consider how you could use it to help you! Join us for part two to learn more about the benefits of CBD oil.
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