Get the facts and learn about the possible benefits of CBD oil
CBD infused products are all over the news these days. From edibles to oils, to skin products – everyone seems to be talking about the anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety benefits of hemp-derived CBD oil. But, is CBD oil really all it’s cracked up to be?
To help cut through the hype, we’ve collected a few facts along with a list of possible benefits of CBD oil and CBD infused products.
The Facts About CBD
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound of the Cannabis plant. CBD is one of 113 phytocannabinoids contained in cannabis. Another well-known phytocannabinoid is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive cannabinoid known for its euphoria-inducing effects. THC is what causes the ‘high’ effect often associated with marijuana.
Does CBD oil get you high?
Marijuana and hemp are different strains of the cannabis plant. Hemp-derived CBD has none of the psychoactive properties associated with THC and does not produce mind-altering effects.
How is CBD oil made?
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
How does CBD oil work?
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid receptors which are involved in regulation of a variety of immune and central nervous system functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response.
Is CBD legal?
There seems to be a lot of confusion around whether selling and/or consuming CBD products is legal. While the federal government legalized CBD that’s derived from hemp (farm bill signed into law in December 2018), the FDA’s current rules prohibit companies and restaurants from adding it to food or drinks.
Additionally, CBD is not regulated by the FDA and each state has its own laws about the sale of CBD products. The lack of FDA regulation opens the door for some unscrupulous manufacturers to make claims about their products that cannot be verified.
What kinds of products are offered with CBD?
CBD products come in two main forms:
- CBD isolate – This is the purest form of CBD, usually considered to be 99.9% pure.
- Full-spectrum CBD- Can contain other plant compounds called terpenes, and sometimes small amounts of THC, that may work together to enhance the positive effects of CBD.
We found a variety of product carriers, including:
-Food products: including peanut butter, honey, chocolate protein bars, coffee and more
-Oils: Coconut, MCT & olive oils for cooking, edible elixirs, and massage oils
-Beauty products: Skin serums, lotions, soaps, cosmetics, eye, and lip balms – all mentioning anti-inflammatory and redness reduction
-Pet products: Yep, there’s plenty of products to help calm and soothe your pet’s anxiety also
Possible Uses & Benefits
While research into the effects of CBG is still ongoing, the number of CBG-infused products on the market is growing each day in response to consumers who swear by its benefits.
Here’s a list of the most common benefits reported:
- Pain relief
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Improve sleep
- Mood enhancement
- Muscle recovery
- Reduce inflammation and swelling
- Reduce symptoms related to cancer treatments (nausea, vomiting, and pain)
- Reduce acne and redness
- Improve symptoms of neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease)
- Improves heart health and circulation, reduces high blood pressure
Are there side effects to using CBD?
Although generally well-tolerated and considered safe, there are some reports of possible side effects with the use of CBD including diarrhea, changes in appetite and fatigue. CBD may also interact with some medications so it’s important to discuss the use with your doctor before starting.
Want to know more?
We checked around Frisco, TX and here are some retailers that can provide more details on CBG products and use:
We also found these helpful sites that give advice on how to shop for CBG:
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