Did you know that cannabis was grown in medicinal herb gardens thousands of years ago? The plant was then used for various diseases and conditions. Today the medicinal use of cannabis in the form of CBD oil is increasing rapidly. It’s increasingly sold in drug stores and more and more on the news. But what exactly is it? How is it used? Or what can you use CBD oil for? In this article, you will read all about CBD oil.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is a natural dietary supplement that consists of two components, namely hemp oil and cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is extracted from the green leaves, CBD oil, and flowers of the hemp plant. It is combined into a herbal mixture that is taken in the form of drops or capsules. Drops or capsules only contain a THC content of <0.04%. THC has a psychoactive effect and makes you high.
What is interesting is that our bodies produce cannabinoids naturally. These are also called endocannabinoids (endo stands for the body). These act in various processes in the body such as pain, hunger, blood pressure, and movement.
What is CBD good for?
Hemp oil has a positive effect on many physical and mental ailments. What exactly does CBD do in our bodies is still difficult to say and medical research is still going on. CBD users say the product has a calming effect, which helps reduce discomfort. Researchers can say that CBD has potential medicinal value. Some common ailments for which CBD is commonly used are:
CBD is used by many people with insomnia. CBD helps relax muscles so you can sleep better and deeper. This improves the quality of sleep. In the long term, this is good for your health and strengthens the immune system.
Research shows that CBD can suppress inflammatory and neurotic pain. It appears that CBD affects cannabinoid receptors, thereby ignoring the pain nervous system. As a result, you will experience less pain.
Anxiety and stress
CBD can provide mental balance. Various studies have shown that CBD creates a pleasant inner peace that makes you less prone to stress, irritability, or gloom. CBD oil can also reduce depression.
CBD ensures that our body produces more serotonin. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that affects our mood. This substance is also known as the happiness hormone. In this way, CBD can create a positive mood.
In addition to the positive effects of CBD on mental health, it also has positive effects on the skin. The cannabinoid receptors in the ointment strengthen the skin’s natural immune system and improve both healthy and affected skin cells. Besides, the ointment contains many natural fats that provide the skin with moisture. You can also use the CBD skin cream for various diseases such as psoriasis, red, dry skin, or eczema.
CBD oil is not only suitable for humans, but you can also use CBD for animals. The CBD oil is specially formulated for animals and is not psychoactive and the animal cannot get high from this oil.
Dosing CBD oil
The dosage of CBD oil varies from person to person. This has to do with the fact that everyone reacts differently to cannabinoids. It also depends on the symptoms, what you want to use the oil for. It is recommended to start with a low dose that you can slowly build up until the desired result is achieved. This positive effect can last a few weeks. CBD oil is available in various percentages from 2.5% to 30%. Generally, people start with a concentration of 10% CBD.
The CBD oil in bottles always comes with a pipette. You can use the dropper to measure the percentage of drops so that you know how much CBD you are taking. The drops can be put under the tongue and are absorbed directly into the body through the mucous membrane. CBD is also offered in capsules. These are dosed in advance and can be taken all at once with water.
Side effects of CBD oil
In general, low percentages of CBD oil do not cause any side effects and you cannot get high from it. Almost anyone can use the oil as long as the recommended amount is followed. CBD oil is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Research has shown that CBD can affect proteins and is therefore not recommended even at low dosages.
CBD is detectable in blood or urine, but since CBD oil is legal, it is not tested for it. Research has shown that CBD is visible in the blood of a daily user for three to five days. But this also depends on the dosage. The police drug test often only looks for THC, not CBD. The legally sold CBD oil must have a THC content of less than 0.2%.