By Jerry Del Priore
By now, you’ve most likely heard of Cannabidiol (CBD), a legal, nonaddictive, nonpsychoactive compound that is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, also known as hemp. Plus, it’s found in marijuana.
CBD Oil helps to relieve pain (cut down on inflammation), reduce anxiety and stress, and promote restful sleep, according to many medical studies.
CBD is one of 113 identified cannabinoids found in cannabis Sativa.
As CBD Oil’s popularity continues to rise, you’ll find it in pain relief roll-on and rub on salve formulas for relief of sore muscles and joints and in coffee, to name a few products. It’s even being used to treat cats and dogs who suffer from separation anxiety and painful joints.
But how does it work? I’m glad you asked. The body has an endocannabinoid system, with cannabinoid receptors, molecules that bind cannabinoids, throughout it. These receptors attach with various cannabinoids, providing a measure of relief in several medical conditions.
Additionally, preclinical CBD Oil studies have been conducted on antitumor properties in mice and rats, and have shown to stimulate appetites in humans who need to maintain their weight, with favorable results, according to WebMD.com.
CBD Oil also has a ton of anecdotal accounts when it comes to using it to combat cancer, but more research needs to conducted before it can be touted in that regard.
However, it’s important to note that not all CBD Oil products are created equal.
First, in my opinion, it’s imperative that you purchase a pharmaceutical-grade product from a reputable supplier and one that’s non-GMO and organic.
Secondly, the best forms of CBD Oil are made in small batches to ensure freshness and are made with a full-spectrum oil.
Next, bioavailability is key, so using premium hemp and lectin oil, its MCT Oil base and CBD are more efficiently bound and encapsulated, creating a protective barrier. This allows the molecules to pass through the digestive tract virtually untouched by digestive enzymes and stomach acids, which would normally break down the molecule. This system allows for a much greater amount of CBD to be delivered to wherever it is going to be used.
Furthermore, hemp seed oil — a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products — isn’t nearly as effective (and expensive) as CBD Oil in relieving the symptoms of several delibating conditions such as arthritis, insomnia, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
But hemp seed oil does have its health benefits, as it’s high in protein, polyunsaturated fats, Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and minerals.
As ways to incorporate it into your diet, Hemp seed oil is great when mixed in with protein drinks and added to salads.
When it comes to CBD Oil dosage, this is something you’ll have to tinker with, as it may vary for different people and its uses: improve sleep, lessen pain and/or reduce anxiety.
Moreover, track your usage to determine which dose works best for you and your particular needs. But start with a low dose and increase as you progress, to see how you tolerate CBD Oil.
On a final note, it’s important to conduct your research when it comes to buying CBD Oil products, as they aren’t cheap. You’ll surely want something that works and cuts down on the use of over the counter pain relievers such as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen, which can harm the kidneys and liver, respectively.