Busting the myth on CBD and the cannabis plant

What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” CBD is not psychoactive. It does not change a person’s state of mind when they use it. However, it may produce significant changes in the body, and it is showing some significant medical benefits. This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or grapeseed oil.

Let’s take a walkthrough on some of the benefits of daily supplementation with CBD:
• Relief from pain and inflammation
The endocannabinoid system has been found to assist with inflammation in the body, and with the addition of CBD oil – These beneficial and anti-inflammatory effects are amplified, meaning people with inflammatory conditions can possibly gain from the benefits of CBD oil.
• Managing anxiety
If you suffer from depression or anxiety, it’s very likely that your body will be producing very low levels of serotonin, so when you use CBD oil to manage your anxiety, the CBD interacts with your body’s receptors, which in turn interacts with the serotonin in the body, and can help to leave you feeling calmer and more balanced.
• Relief from headaches and migraines
Studies show that cannabinoids were found to bind to an area of the brain that modulates pain transmission, which also links to migraine generation – showing promising results in how using CBD oil for pain can help.
• Improvement of sleep
CBD products appear to help with sleep because of the chemical compound’s anti-anxiety properties and its ability to promote relaxation. Best of all, it’s an all-natural, organic way of encouraging better rest and more alertness during waking hours.

CBD oil makes dosing simple and convenient, bottles usually come with a dropper that can administer single drops, each a consistent dose of CBD. CBD oil is not the only form of CBD that people use for medicinal purposes.

Different types of CBD include:
• capsules
• creams and salves
• high-CBD flower for inhalation
• edibles (such as gummies)
• drinks

CBD oil comes in varying concentrations. The effect that a person may get from using CBD may differ according to whether they are inhaling it or taking it orally. Side effects of CBD may also vary depending on the form consumed. Consumers should always consult a doctor before incorporating CBD oil into their health care routine.
There’s a reason why it’s so trendy: so many people have found it helpful for a wide variety of conditions or use it as a supplement for different reasons.

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