CBD Oil has been in the news a lot lately. It is becoming a popular household regimen that is safe and legal – and been used around the world for centuries. Promising medical cannabis research is changing the way patients and medical practitioners are thinking about cannabis.
In all honesty, I have always been turned off by the idea of using cannabis in any way. But with the recent popularity of CBD and the promising health benefits, I think I am slowly changing the way I feel about CBD. I am very curious about CBD benefits and how this could be a good solution for those that suffer from pain, anxiety and more.
My Experience with CBD Oil:
While, I have never tried CBD products, I have a close friend that takes CBD oil for anxiety. She says it is fast acting (within the hour) and takes away her stress without the side effects of the THC. She uses CBD oil to manage stressful situations a few times a week and does frequent acupuncture and yoga.
Another friend of mine used CBD oil for nausea. She says it helps most of the day and then wears out. She doesn’t know why she experiences daily nausea, sadly neither do her doctors. She has been trying to find a solution to her nausea, and so far the only band-aid for her nausea has been CBD oil.
Did you know you can use CBD on pets? My neighbor uses a CBD salve on his dog that has been suffering with a rapid cancer. His dog has been happier and more active since his veterinarian suggested CBD!
Not only are there these people that I know personally that take it (or give it to their pet), I’ve read of other people taking CBD oil for pain, restlessness and to help calm their mind for sleep. It seems like CBD is mostly used for calming people’s stomachs, mind, muscles and pain.
Having never tried it myself, I am amazed by this. I wonder if it could help me with my frequent symptoms of chronic illness? There is a lot to learn about CBD!
What is CBD Oil?
CBD, also known and cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana plants. It is a phytocannabinoid that has no hallucinogenic affects. Without the psychotoxic effects, it is remarkably safe (read about Charlotte’s Web, a strain of CBD that has been benefiting children with epileptic seizures). CBD without the THC was originally called “Hippies’ Disappointment” because of non-mind altering effects. Some strains of CBD Oil with little to no THC (under 0.3%) that it now being used for medical purposes include:
- Charlotte’s Web
- Sour Tsunami
CBD oil comes in many different forms: syringes, capsules, tinctures, edibles, vape, topicals, dabs and more. There are pros and cons to each of these forms.
Is CBD Oil Legal in the US?
You don’t have to live in Colorado to get the benefit of CBD products. Because CBD is not the same as medical cannabis, which is not legal everywhere. Instead, CBD oil and hemp oil products can be found in natural retailer and there are many online CBD retailers that will ship CBD oil and hemp products to your door without any legalities. Just made sure to read the fine print.
Some CBD brands I have personally looked into:
You should always do research when you are buying CBD and hemp products online. Make sure you go with a reputable retailer. I suggest reading up on the company before you buy. There are more and more CBD sellers online these days, so buyer beware! You’ll want to look for quality, not for cheap prices.
Does CBD Help With…?
CBD has a promising impact on nearly every organ in the body because of it’s balancing effect on the body and the mind. CBD oil is gaining popularity in North America because of it’s possible effects on all kinds of ailments. Some studies suggest CBD oil may be beneficial for:
- Aches and Pains
- Headaches and Migraines
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Pain
- Mood Disorders
- Auto Immune Disease
- Neurological Disorders
(Not been evaluated by the FDA) Research is rapidly being done on medicinal cannabis and it’s therapeutic effects in treating a wide range of disorders, however more research on CBD is still needed.
Is CBD Oil Worth it?
It depends. If you are looking for a natural way to possibly help treat insomnia and anxiety then CBD oil might be worth a try. The sedating and relaxing benefits might help alleviate symptoms like pain and nausea. If you feel like you are at a dead end with your health issues, you need to carefully make the decision whether or not trying CBD oil or not. Of course, you’ll want to consult with your doctor prior to using it.
There is still a lot of research to be done – but I feel like it is a promising supplement. I like that it is natural and easy on your body (unlike many man made synthetics and pills). As far as it working for pain and illness, I found talking to people that already use it has been my best resource. Hearing personal stories on how it works for them has been enlightening. I am interested to know your opinions too!
What are your thoughts on CBD oil?
Do you know someone that uses CBD oil to help with pain or illness?