What is CBD oil?

CBD oil has many benefits, including helping with chronic pain relief

More and more people are finding health benefits from using CBD oil, and clinical trials are being undertaken to reveal its many different qualities.

From anxiety disorders and post traumatic stress disorder to inflammatory and neuropathic pain, CBD oil is increasingly associated with treatment to relieve symptoms of many different kinds.

There are even indications that it can be useful for people with high blood pressure multiple sclerosis; more research is revealing new and exciting things about CBD all the time.

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What is cannabidiol/CBD?

Sometimes, the letters 'CBD' stand for 'Central Business District'; however, they very seldom stand for that when discussing oil! Rather, when talking about kinds of oil, CBD is almost always shorthand for 'Cannabidiol' which is a phytocannabinoid.

What are the benefits of using CBD oil?

More research is being done all the time, with clinical trial after clinical trial demonstrating new positive outcomes from taking CBD oil, including treatment for severe forms of illness. Studies suggest that CBD oil can help with a number of different health conditions. For example, CBD oil may be able to:

  • Replace other medications that may be potentially harmful
  • Reduce inflammation with its anti-inflammatory properties
  • Effectively treat muscle spasticity
  • Offset depression and anxiety
  • Help people with sleep disorders
  • Assist people with high blood pressure
  • Relieve pain, including cancer related pain
  • Treat certain epilepsy syndromes, such as Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • Treat addiction to opioids
  • Replace more harmful pain medications
  • Moderating withdrawal symptoms

There is even evidence that, as part of a plan to quit smoking, you may find that cannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption.

In addition to all those benefits for people suffering from diseases and health issues, there are many other positives that can arise from taking oral CBD oil. For example, CBD has even been shown to reduce the anxiety induced in subjects who submitted to a Simulated Public Speaking Test.

Is CBD oil the same as medical cannabis?

No, CBD oil is not the same as medical cannabis, although it can confer some of the same benefits. CBD is extracted from cannabis, so it is under the category of cannabis products, but there is much more to it.

CBD is one of the two main cannabinoids present in cannabis. The other is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

THC is the chemical that gives people a feeling of being 'high', to put it technically, it binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

THC is thought to have its own medical properties and possible health benefits for a range of conditions.

Medical cannabis, and other forms of cannabis based medicine, may contain THC as well as CBD.

However, unlike medicinal cannabis, you won't find THC in CBD oil. That means CBD oil can provide the medical benefits of medical cannabis, without the feeling of being 'high' or adverse effects that can be associated with cannabis use.

In some places, CBD oil is categorized with controlled substances. However, in many places, CBD products like pure CBD oil are not subject to the same state medical marijuana laws that restrict the sale of other cannabis plant products.

Can CBD help with cancer treatment and cancer related symptoms?

It is increasingly well established that CBD can be useful with cancer pain relief. CBD may also be of use in bringing about significant reduction to nausea, pain and vomiting from symptoms stemming from cancer and cancer treatments, namely chemotherapy.

Additionally, some experts speculate that it may also be of use in treating cancer itself, slowing tumor growth and removing cancer cells.

The theory is still very much in its infancy, but CBD looks to be a potential anticancer drug, with potential benefits.

Other research needs to be conducted, with things like further research into placebo group effects and more human studies about how CBD interacts with other medicines. Certainly, CBD products are not advised as a replacement for other treatments advised by a healthcare professional.

Before pursuing any treatment, it is vital that you follow the advice of your healthcare provider.

A trusted healthcare professional with years of training will be able to help you evaluate the potential benefits.

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