CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. As we’ve discovered more about the human species as well as the plants that we’ve learned of the immense health value that CBD brings to the table. It has quickly become a staple supplement for millions who seek a natural alternative to dangerous pharmaceuticals and the health risks they impose, alien to nature’s perfect remedies.
What are some of the other common misconceptions about CBD oil?
I think a lot of people confuse hemp with marijuana when in fact the two plants are cousins. In order for hemp to be in compliance with federal law, it must contain less than .3% THC. Because of that fact, it will not get you high, and it is safe and effective for so many ailments. I personally don’t suffer from pain, but as a busy mom, I can’t tell you how much it’s helped me feel more balanced and calm when life gets stressful. And unlike a glass or two of wine, it’s not going to impair you or leave you feeling groggy the next day. I tell all my mom friends about it, and yes, they usually give me a sideways stare, but all it takes is for them to try it and feel its benefits for them to make the switch. I used to have a glass of wine every night to wind down from the stress of the day, but now I never do. Not only is it saving my liver, but it’s also saving my waistline!
Sublingual CBD Oils – also known as CBD Tinctures or CBD Hemp Oil – are the most popular type of CBD products, because of their high bioavailability and rapid absorption.
It’s thought that CBD might affect your health by attaching to receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system—a complex biological system involved in maintaining certain aspects of your health. Emerging research shows that endocannabinoids may play a role in regulating such functions as memory, sleep, and mood, as well as metabolic processes like energy balance. In addition, CBD oil may play a role in improving a variety of health conditions.
BenefitsAlthough CBD oil is used for many different health-related purposes, there isn’t a great deal of research on the oil’s potential health benefits. However, there’s significant support for the effectiveness of CBD oil in the treatment of some forms of epilepsy.
In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex (a drug made with a purified form of CBD oil) in June 2018 for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy in patients 2 years of age and older. These two epilepsy forms are known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Epidiolex is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana.