CBD: The Nature of Healing


What is CBD oil:


CBD oil, or Cannabidiol is one of the 113 identified active compounds found in the hemp family. CBD is mostly derived straight from the hemp plant and not from its close cousin marijuana, although in marijuana, CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid, sourcing it from hemp ensures its purity and complete separation the compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). From decades of medical research, CBD has been found to improve a multitude of illnesses diseases. People and animals have benefited from reduced pain, fewer seizures, reduced inflammation, relief from joint and muscle pain, improved skin quality, improved symptoms of depression/anxiety, improved sleep as well as CBD oil showing promise in cancer research and treatment.


CBD vs. THC:


CBD and THC although from the same genus, differ in their medicinal properties and effects these compounds have on living organisms. THC, the most widely recognized compound in the Cannabis family that has its own medicinal benefits but is most prevalently a psychoactive that gives the body a ‘high’. CBD on the other hand is non-psychoactive. This allows the body to function as it would on any other day while benefiting from the medicinal qualities of CBD.


Benefits and Side Affects:


Benefits of using CBD oil include:

- Pain relief

- Reduced muscle soreness

- Reduced inflammation

- Improved relaxation/sleep

- Reduced seizures

- Improved symptoms of anxiety/depression

- Improved bone density

- Improved skin quality/acne/psoriasis/eczema

- Antibacterial benefits

- Cancer treatment

- Non-psychoactive


CBD oil is considered a very safe and effective medicine but does have minimal side effects such as dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, and fatigue. If you are currently suffering from any of these symptoms, we suggest discussing the potential use of CBD oil with your general practitioner.


Biology:

In the human body, mostly in the brain, there are two cannabinoid receptors that are used to breakdown and utilize cannabinoids from hemp/cannabis plants and the cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body. Unlike THC that needs the receptors in order to affect the body, CBD goes a different route. CBD directs the body to produce more of its own cannabinoids and use those instead of a foreign material. This then directs the body to become more self-efficient on a day to day basis.


Is CBD For You?


If you are suffering from any of the issues talked about in this blog, such as pain, trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, etc. CBD might be the option best for you, if you’re looking for a natural treatment that has potentially little to no side effects on the body and works with your bodies natural processes. With all the information that has been coming out on the benefits of CBD oil, we would highly recommend this product.


Below are some website links for more information on CBD oil:


https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

https://www.verywellhealth.com/cbd-oil-benefits-uses-side-effects-4174562

https://www.charlottesweb.com/what-is-cbd

https://www.optimumhealthllc.com/treatments-and-therapies


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