CBD Oil Is Here to Stay and Help
Many are curious about CBD oil, and some people are still nervous about trying it. Yet, CBD oil is gaining mainstream popularity due to all the health and even some beauty benefits.
Cannabis has been cultivated for thousands of years for its medicinal, psychoactive, and physical properties. Yet, today, everyone is discovering new benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), the second most active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana).
CBD oil only contains a tiny amount of THC, the principal psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. It doesn’t cause the high that marijuana does, and it may help with such diverse health issues as acne, ADD, anxiety, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, depression, diabetes, seizures, epilepsy, inflammation, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, glaucoma, PTSD, and rheumatism. Time will tell if this little cannabis extract can live up to all the grand claims we are hearing about.
CBD comes in gels, gummies, oils, extracts, and more. Chris Berman, CEO of Atrium, a high-end cannabis retailer in Woodland Hills, absolutely believes that the age of CBD oil is here. He does, however, caution consumers to do their research. “A lot of what is sold online could be potentially harmful or, more likely, just plain ineffective,” says Berman. “If you’re going to purchase from a dispensary, make sure you go to legal dispensaries and get educated.” Since the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD oil products, many appear subpar, containing less of the actual extract than noted on the label.
The main delivery methods for CBD oil are oral, topical, sublingual, or inhalation. A popular way to take CBD oil is sublingually, via drops, tinctures, or sprays. Capsules tend to be less effective since the ingredients break down before they reach your bloodstream. When taking CBD topically to ease sore muscles, look for lotions with high concentrations of CBD. Skip the infused waters and teas, which offer very little CBD oil.
Since CBD oil may ease anxiety, it can be helpful for those in search of sleep, especially when combined with a little THC. CBD is considered a non-habit-forming, natural sleep aid. Women have been known to rub CBD creams on their feet before a night out in high heels to ease the pain of uncomfortable shoes. It seems that CBD oil can treat about anything these days, and it would be worth giving it a try.