Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in the cannabis plant which has already made a name for itself, and its merits are extolled by more and more people around the world. Cannabidiol is also known as the compound which doesn’t have the psychoactive effects found in another compound, THC, and it has proven itself as a great supplement for people who suffer from various ailments, and has been believed to help with pain and sleep. But if you are keen on finding out more about CBD oil and what it can actually do, it does pay to do research about the compound and its effects. So what do you need to know about the true benefits and advantages of taking CBD oil? Let’s find out.

 

What it is – and how it is made

While tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the compound in the marijuana plant which is associated with that ‘high’ or ‘stoned’  feeling, CBD doesn’t have quite the same effect. As mentioned, cannabidiol is not psychoactive, and this makes it the ideal solution or option for those who are not interested in getting that ‘high’ effect but who would like to find relief from pain or other ailments. CBD oil is produced with the extraction of the compound from the plant, and it is then diluted or mixed with an oil such as hemp seed or coconut oil in order to produce CBD oil.

 

The potential benefits and advantages of CBD oil

  • Pain

Did you know that the marijuana plant has been utilised for centuries for pain? In recent times, scientists have found that certain marijuana plant components, such as CBD, may be responsible for pain relief. This is because the body has an endocannabinoid system, or ECS, which is associated with the regulation of functions that include sleep, pain, immune system responses, and appetite. The human body can produce endocannabinoids, and these are neurotransmitters which bind to the cannabinoid receptors in a person’s nervous system. In certain studies, it was found that CBD oil may potentially reduce pain by having an impact on the activity of endocannabinoid receptors, which, in turn, may reduce inflammation and interact with the body’s neurotransmitters.

CBD oil is now extensively used for the treatment of various conditions, and individuals believe that it is quite effective in the treatment of acne and other more serious conditions. Whilst they still need to do further studies on the real effects of CBD on peoples’ health and conditions, this natural supplement is definitely worth a try.

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

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