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CBD Oil- What is it, Uses, and Benefits

WHAT IS CBD OIL?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a promising phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp and provides cannabinoids, naturally occurring vitamin E and fatty acids. It has been recognized for its benefits on humans and animal health and is capable of affecting nearly every biological process.

Unlike other cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a “high” or change a person’s state of mind. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors as THC. CBD is an entirely different compound, and its effects are very complex.  Instead, it influences the body to use its own endocannabinoids more effectively.

The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals it receives from cannabinoids in the body. The body produces some cannabinoids on its own, which are called endocannabinoids. The ECS helps regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain.

THC produces a “high” feeling by affecting the brain’s endocannabinoid receptors. This activates the brain’s reward system, producing pleasure chemicals such as dopamine.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is used by some people with chronic pain. CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions.

There are different levels of compounds found in the natural hemp or cannabis plant. CBD levels vary depending on how the plant is bred. Most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp, which usually has a higher CBD content than marijuana.

Makers of CBD oil use different methods to extract the compound. The extract is then added to a carrier oil and called CBD oil. CBD oil comes in many different strengths and is used in various ways. It is best to discuss CBD oil with a qualified distributor such as Healthy Alternative Markets or your healthcare professional.

BENEFITS OF CBD OIL FOR CHRONIC PAIN & ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF

CBD oil has been traditionally used for thousands of years to treat various types of pain, but it has only recently begun to be studied again by the medical community. Researchers think that CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD oil may benefit people with chronic pain, such as chronic back pain or arthritis pain. They also noted that CBD was beneficial in treating insomnia related to chronic pain.

The authors of the study also noted that CBD was most helpful in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the entire body through the nerves and brain. Muscle spasms are one of the most common symptoms of MS. These spasms can be so great they cause constant pain in some people. One report found that short-term use of CBD oil could reduce the levels of spasticity a person feels. The results are modest, but many people reported a reduction in symptoms.

CANCER TREATMENT
CBD oil is also used by some people who have cancer. A few studies in mice have shown a reduction of cancerous tumors. But most human studies have involved research into the role of CBD oil in managing pain related to cancer and cancer treatment. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has pointed to CBD as a possible option for relieving symptoms caused by chemotherapy.

Healthy Alternative Markets carries CV Science-+CBD Oil brand and Smart Organics CBD oil to name a few. They are available in capsules, soft gels, oil spray, oil drops, balm and concentrates.  See a store associate to learn more and determine which product is best for you.

Source: medicalnewstoday.com , pluscbdoil.com and  healthline.com 

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