CBD Oil Benefits
With all the talk of medical marijuana in the health community lately, it is certainly becoming a mainstream concept. The stigma around cannabis and hemp products is diminishing, and more people are starting to take notice. While numerous potential health benefits of CBD haven’t been fully proven through FDA-approved research to be effective yet, some researchers have shown that CBD has the potential possibly to be effective in animals and early human testing. This has given them reason to continue to study the benefits of CBD oil to find out the true effects for consumer health.
However, it’s important to note that the FDA has not approved the use of CBD or its derivatives to cure any health conditions (except for the FDA-approved drug Epidiolex). As a company, we do not endorse any of these claims and are only sharing them for informational purposes. These statements are being circulated around the public domain and have not been researched enough to definitively claim that CBD can treat or cure any of the health conditions listed in this article.
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring compound found in the cannabis plant, including the low-THC hemp plant and/or the marijuana plant. It is extracted from the plant to create a raw CBD oil, which is then used in other products, or on its own as an oil. Sometimes, CBD oil is used as a catch-all phrase to describe any product that has CBD in it.
Below are the other popular forms of the natural remedy:
- Gel capsules
- Vape oils
CBD became legal to use in the United States at the federal level after the 2018 Farm Bill was passed. Cannabis plants containing less than 0.3% THC are legal to grow and cultivate. Hemp products derived from cannabis plants containing more than this amount are classified as marijuana products, not CBD products.
How Do You Take CBD Oil?
Studies and common practice suggest that a popular way to take CBD oil is to drop it directly under your tongue with a dropper, and hold it there for as long as possible. This is so it has a chance to absorb into your bloodstream. If you swallow it too quickly, it might not be as quickly effective.
If you can’t stand the taste of it, you can also drop the oil onto food or mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil to dilute it. This may or may not reduce the effectiveness of it, though.
One dose of CBD oil depends on how your body reacts to it. Generally, you want to listen to your body and most importantly, to the advice of your doctor in this respect. Still, if you’re new to CBD, it’s recommended you consider starting with a microdose and work your way up without exceeding your physician’s recommended dosage, but this can vary for each person. There is no definite dosage that you should take.
What May CBD Oil be Used For?
First of all, studies have shown that the active ingredients in CBD oil do not give you the same euphoric high that tetrahydrocannabinol THC will because it does not have any psychoactive compounds. CBD use is more about its potential healing properties than whether it makes you intoxicated.
CBD users around the world claim that it can be used to treat a number of medical conditions, some of which are drug-resistant or impervious to most common forms of treatment. Again, these claims do not have sufficient research behind them to unambiguously say that CBD has these benefits or any benefits at all.
Here is the potential CBD oil benefits list that is being discussed in the general public domain at this time, as well as within certain circles within the scientific and wellness communities. It’s important to note that CBD is still relatively new, so it is still being medically reviewed to find out what it’s actual properties can do—if anything at all. There is not yet enough evidence or studies published to support any definitive claims that CBD can benefit your health, and our company does not endorse any statements that it can treat any physical or psychological conditions. As the FDA has taken the position that it currently does not approve of any health claims related to CBD at this time, we do not and cannot endorse these claims either as a company currently.
- Natural Pain Relief
Those suffering from health conditions such as chronic pain, including joint pain, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis, sciatica, migraines, muscle soreness, and rheumatoid arthritis pain have claimed that CBD oil has helped their condition. Over-the-counter non-CBD drugs, on the other hand, might have negative and sometimes detrimental side effects (including physical dependence and addiction, leading to substance abuse). These anecdotal statements are not insufficiently supported by definitive clinical research for our company to make definitive claims about them.
- Reduction in Anxiety and Depression
Thus far, there are only a few animal studies that show products containing CBD oil can potentially help calm anxiety disorders and reduce depression, but the early results seem to have been potentially promising. In one particular human study, CBD oil and other CBD products showed a reduction of social anxiety and poor sleeping patterns within one month of use. Again, these claims are not backed up with enough research for anyone, including our company, to make definitive statements about this topic.
There have also been studies to suggest that people suffering with their mental health, including depression, who use marijuana-derived CBD or CBD with THC might make their depression symptoms worse. For others, it might have the opposite effect. Experts agree that more research needs to be done in order to understand if and how CBD can treat an anxious or depressed mind and whether there are potential benefits. We await such further research, as well as FDA approval, to make any official statements on this topic.
- Acne Treatment
Treating acne is another use of CBD that has not been FDA-approved, but that some in the public domain (particularly the Internet) have anecdotally said might contain good promise. Acne is caused by inflammation and an overproduction of sebum from the body’s sebaceous glands. Due to CBD’s potential anti-inflammatory properties, might it help lower the production of sebum? We certainly cannot say at this time, far more studies need to be concluded. Beware companies selling CBD as an acne treatment, and always consult with your doctor before considering CBD to address any health concern or issue you may have. Don’t take blind advice from strangers on the Internet, including CBD companies trying to sell their products to you.
- Controlling Seizures
Another one of the various possible CBD benefits discussed on the Internet is that it may help severe forms of epilepsy and control seizures in people who are otherwise resistant to treatment. In some limited studies, CBD oil was shown to reduce the overall number of seizures the user had. In some cases, it even stopped their seizures altogether. In fact, CBD is an ingredient in an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved drug called Epidiolex, which is given to children starting at two years of age who have Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome—two rare forms of epilepsy that are often resistant to other anti-seizure medications. It is very important to clarify here that our products are not Edidiolex, nor are they to be used as a substitute for this. We do not and cannot make any claims related to controlling seizures regarding CBD and our products. If you are suffering from seizures and you are interested to explore what potential benefits CBD may have, the first and only person you should be talking to is your doctor. Your doctor may or may not recommend CBD products, and even if (s)he did recommend CBD for helping to control your seizures, they may not be our company’s types of products at all.
- Major Disease Prevention
There are several discussions on the Internet about some promising early drug-tested research showing that there perhaps might be benefits of CBD and THC in preventing some major and common diseases, like type 1 diabetes, some types of cancer including breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Other early studies may show potential protection against neurodegeneration. But far more research is needed in order to make more conclusive results, so as of now, these claims have not been FDA-approved. Importantly, we do not make any such claims or statements as a company regarding our products. If you have any questions related to these topics, the only people you should be talking to are licensed medical doctors specializing in these fields.
- Reducing Anxiety in Pets
There are also discussions on the Internet about evidence from some studies showing CBD oil may reduce anxiety in pets. Frankly speaking it may be challenging to find a good quality product considering the research is still uncertain, and the FDA has not approved the use of CBD oil for pets. So with this in mind, all anyone can say at this stage is that CBD might (or might not) help with separation anxiety, excessive barking, nausea, and reducing anxiety during travel. We do not make any claims or statements regarding the use of either CBD or our products in relation to pets. Our products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or otherwise address any health issue in humans or animals.
What Are the Side Effects of CBD Oil?
The most commonly reported side effects of CBD products are dryness of the mouth, drowsiness, change in blood pressure, dizziness and lightheadedness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite. If you try a CBD product and experience any of these symptoms or symptoms not listed you should always seek medical advice from your doctor, as your health and wellness are a top priority. In any case, as a matter of good practice we strongly urge anyone interested to try CBD to first discuss this topic with your doctor, including any reasons you have for trying such products.
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