Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a naturally occurring non-psychoactive element found in the cannabis Sativa plant, and also in some strains of hemp. CBD oil is made by the extraction of resin from the cannabis flowers, or hemp stalks, which is then diluted with a carrier oil, usually coconut or olive. Most of the CBD oil that is used medicinally is extracted from hemp.

Current State of CBD

Over the years, CBD oils have become an accepted natural alternative for over the counter pharmaceutical drugs, used to treat a variety of health issues. It can be used for a plethora of issues, like lowering high blood pressure or relieving the side effects associated with cancer treatments. Marijuana is the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of the cannabis Sativa plant. Cannabis contains both CBD, as well as Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. And it is THC is which causes feelings of euphoria, typically connected with the use of marijuana. However, unlike THC, cannabinoids are non-psychoactive, they don’t alter a person’s impressions, awareness, or judgment. But it does create changes in the body, that are essential for the maintenance of good health and overall wellness.

Safety Concerns

Some people who use this drug have reported minor side effects such as feeling sleepy, lightheadedness, dry mouth, and low blood pressure, but usually nothing more severe. While CBD oil is non-toxic, it is recommended always to consult a healthcare professional before consuming it, especially if you’re taking it to treat a chronic health condition.

Benefits of CBD Oil

Individuals who are looking for pain relief, as well as relief from other ailments, but are not comfortable with using traditional drugs, often turn to CBD oil. Some of the common ailments that CBD oil has shown success in treating are:

·       Alleviating chronic pain

·       Reducing cancer-related symptoms

·       Improving heart health

·       Treating acne

·       Reducing childhood epileptic seizures

·       Treating inflammation

·       Neutralizing free radicals

CBD oil has also been shown to treat anxiety and depression. Normally, these mental health issues are treated with prescription drugs, which can have unpleasant side effects. Furthermore, some prescription drugs can be addictive, leading to substance abuse. CBD helps to regulate the body’s internal functions and also regulates the mind’s external responses. CBD binds to the body’s serotonin receptors, which causes a decrease in the feelings of anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that CBD oil may be a feasible treatment for mental health issues. 

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