CBD awareness has been growing in momentum the last few years and what once was a taboo subject is now openly talked about. In case you didn’t know already CBD (Cannabidiol) is extracted from the hemp plant or cannabis plant, also known as Marijuana. Various studies have shown that CBD may be helpful in treating various conditions. The research is still very much ongoing and with legalization happening throughout North America the research is picking up steam.
CBD can be processed into a variety of products for human consumption and it can be taken orally (usually as oil) and it can also be used topically as a cream or salve.
Here Are 7 Things About CBD That You Might Not Have Known
1. CBD Oil Is Not Psychoactive (It Doesn’t Get You High)
There is a lot of misinformation and assumptions floating around out there about CBD products and it’s created nervousness among those who may benefit from CBD use because they are interested in the benefits but do not want to “get high”. CBD is NOT psychoactive, it will not get you high. You should still seek advice from your medical practitioner before you decide to consume it though.
There are many different CBD products on the market but it’s CBD tinctures (oils) that are the most popular with consumers. A recent study completed by HelloMD & Brightfield Group found that 80 percent of regular CBD users found CBD to be an effective method of treatment for problems such as insomnia, joint pain, anxiety, and depression. Out of the 2500 people surveyed nearly 40 percent of CBD users said that they preferred using tinctures over other CBD products such as baked goods or other edibles.
3. Studies Show That CBD Oil May Provide Relief From PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious issue affecting millions of people around the world. Sufferers of PTSD can require extensive care and treatment and the symptoms can be debilitating. Recent research published in The Permanente Journal (a highly technical read) makes the suggestion that CBD oil may be effective for decreasing issues such as anxiety and insomnia that can be symptoms of PTSD. If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD it’s best to seek professional medical advice before using any CBD products.
4. CBD Oil Has Shown Promise For Treating Pets (primarily dogs)
If your dog suffers from anxiety, joint-inflammation, or epilepsy then pet-friendly CBD products might be an alternative method of treatment. Research and clinical studies are currently underway studying any potential health benefits of CBD products primarily for canines. There are a variety of pet-friendly CBD products on the market but the research is still in its early phases according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. You can read about the studies here.
5. CBD May Help With Joint-Inflammation
Many regular users of CBD oils and products have stated that CBD helps with their joint-inflammation and many medical practitioners now agree. According to Oliver Park, MD a Brooklyn, New York Physician, CBD can help manage symptoms caused by inflammation due to arthritis, multiple sclerosis, injuries, and chronic pain. You can read the research here that has found that in some cases CBD use can stimulate T-regulatory cells (known as Tregs). These cells are responsible for preventing autoimmune conditions in the body.
Consult your medical practitioner before using CBD products to help support your quest for pain relief.
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*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your physician before using CBD products. Do not take any information in this article as medical advice, we are merely sharing links to studies and facts that we’ve found across the Internet. Do your own due diligence before purchasing or using CBD products.