CBD oil has been gaining popularity over the last couple of years, and with good reason. This powerful, organic product can be used to reduce pain and inflammation while improving sleep quality, mood, and stress levels in order to create a healthier lifestyle overall. But how exactly does CBD oil work? And where can you find it? Read on to learn all about CBD oil as well as its many benefits!
What is CBD oil?
Unlike THC, it does not produce a euphoric effect. CBD oil is made by extracting the CBD compound from the plant and diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or olive. CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC so it cannot get you high, but it can provide health benefits such as relief from pain, anxiety and inflammation. There are many ways to consume CBD oil – orally, sublingually or as drops, and vaping. When you ingest CBD orally (in liquid form) rather than smoking or vaping, it takes longer for the body to absorb and metabolize the oil meaning that more of the beneficial cannabinoids will make their way into your system.
How does it work?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural molecule that comes from the cannabis plant. However, unlike THC, it does not produce any psychoactive effects. CBD’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties make it an ideal treatment for chronic pain and anxiety disorders. CBD can also be used as a sleep aid or appetite stimulant. Studies have shown that CBD may help people with inflammatory bowel disease by suppressing inflammation in the gut. In addition, studies on CBD’s effects on depression have been promising so far. One double-blind study showed that sufferers of chronic major depression were given 600mg of CBD oil per day for six weeks. After six weeks, those taking CBD reported significantly decreased levels of anxiety and their symptoms had greatly improved.
What are the benefits?
CBD oil contains high levels of the chemical cannabidiol (CBD). It’s different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is another chemical found in cannabis. THC can make people feel high, while CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive effects. CBD has been used by doctors for a number of purposes including as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and painkiller. Many people use CBD oil for its calming and relaxing properties without getting any psychoactive effects because it does not have THC. Studies have shown that CBD can help with anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain and much more.
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