Many people all over the world have found relief in managing their pain by turning to natural products. One of the leading natural products on the market today is Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is derived from cannabis (marijuana and hemp) plants.
CBD oil is different from cannabis itself, which contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the chemical responsible for the stoned or high feeling that users seek when ingesting or smoking it. It has no THC present and will not get you high, no matter how much you consume.
Instead, it has become a popular, natural choice for a range of reasons including as a food supplement to help boost the immune system and as a natural option for relieving the pain caused by a wide range of ailments.
How does CBD oil ease pain?
There are many types of chronic pain that CBD oil has been used to manage, including arthritis, back pain, MS pain, muscle pain, spinal cord injuries and much more. Its anti-inflammatory properties have been known to reduce pain and CBD is a much safer option than medical painkillers because it is non-addictive and can be consumed over a long period of time.
A study published in the European Journal of Pain showed that through animal testing, this product could relieve pain and inflammation caused by arthritis simply by applying it to the skin. There are connections between CBD oil and neuropathic pain, with the product providing relief for those that have suffered extreme trauma, are recovering from surgery and to relieve the effects of chemotherapy.
Clinical trials still need to be conducted and completed to assess any medical benefits CBD oil may or may not possess, but millions of users all of the world are already finding plenty of benefits from this natural product.
The other benefits of CBD oil
As well as being used by many people for the management of pain, CBD oil is also used for a range of other purposes. It has relaxing qualities which make it a supplement of choice for people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD and other conditions while it is also known to assist people suffering from insomnia.
Is it legal?
Because CBD oil is derived from the same plant as the recreational drug, it is understandable many people have concerns over its legality. But CBD oil is not included under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 as long as it is derived from EU approved hemp strains and it does not contain any THC.
That means it is completely legal to buy, sell and consume - unlike other controlled products of the Cannabis plant. V&YOU stocks a range of CBD oil products that meet all of the conditions for legal sale and use in the UK so you can try it for yourself and experience the benefits that it offers. Browse our range today and get to know why CBD oil is one of the most popular supplements on the market.
Please note that this blog is intended for general information only, and not in place of medical advice.