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CBD Oil Benefits List – What You Need To Know

CBD oil and it’s benefits are all over the news today, and for good reason. Research surrounding CBD or Cannabidiol continues to reveal the many ways this natural cannabis compound can benefit the human body and help with a multitude of ailments. From common conditions to those that are more serious and even life-threatening, CBD oil is quickly becoming a viable and all-natural alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals. Due to decades of marijuana prohibition, many people are under the false perception that CBD oil only comes from Marijuana and as such is illegal and unavailable to them. But this is not true.

Marijuana and Hemp are both from the Cannabis family and both produce CBD. CBD oil extracted from Hemp is identical to CBD oil extracted from Marijuana, with one important distinction. CBD oil extracted from hemp is 100% legal at the federal level and as of now can be purchased in all 50 states without a prescription or medical marijuana card.



What is CBD or Cannabidiol?

CBD is one of over 100 compounds found in the cannabis family that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids.Of these cannabinoids, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are usually present in the highest concentrations and are therefore the most recognized and studied. CBD and THC cannabinoid levels tend to vary in amount and ratio among the various strains of cannabis. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes typically contains much higher levels of THC than CBD. Conversely, the hemp plant will have a higher concentration of CBD than THC.

For many people, when they hear the term, “medical marijuana”, they may assume that any medical benefit obtained is exclusive to THC, marijuana’s mind-altering ingredient that makes you “high.” This assumption, though common, is incomplete. While THC does have many beneficial medicinal benefits (and if so inclined, you should avail yourself to them), it can be argued that the bulk of marijuana’s potential as a medicine, is found in the CBD cannabinoid. Unlike THC, CBD oil will not make you high. This is especially good news for those who live in states where medical marijuana is unavailable.


All Health – No High: The medical marijuana alternative?

CBD oil extracted from hemp (the cannabis sister plant to marijuana) provides not only a viable alternative to THC heavy medical marijuana, for many it has become the preferred option. People in search of the health benefits of cannabis and cannabinoid supplementation are able to use a hemp-derived “CBD-Only” product and avoid the intoxicating effects commonly associated with marijuana usage.

This is especially important to parents. Over the last several years, CBD usage has grown significantly among parents with children on the autism spectrum (ASD), those suffering from childhood epilepsy and other pediatric health issues including anxiety and ADHD. The CBD-Only option delivers the benefits parents want without the dangers of exposing their children to psychological distress that can be caused by exposure to THC.

CBD-Only products are also attractive to Federal Employees, law enforcement and others who must submit to regular drug screening as part of maintaining employment. CBD-Only products will not test positive for THC on a drug screen.


The Clinical Advantages of Hemp-Derived CBD Oil

Hemp-derived CBD has a clinical advantage for doctors and medical practitioners who want to maximize the medicinal benefits of cannabinoid-based medicine while controlling euphoric side effects. Doctors who prescribe medical marijuana, have to concern themselves with the CBD/THC ratio of the product being administered to ensure the patient is getting the desired dosage of CBD, while at the same time, controlling the dosage level of THC in order to eliminate unwanted psychological effects. In cases where THC is desired as a part of treatment, it is not uncommon for practitioners to use a CBD-Only product in conjunction with a THC product to better facilitate precise dosing between the two compounds. Because of its anti-psychotic properties, CBD, when administered alongside THC can be used to actually decrease the euphoric effects of THC. Researchers believe this effect is also one of the reasons CBD is such an effective anxiolytic.


Medicinal Benefits of CBD Oil – List of Effects

  • ANALGESIC: Combats pain

  • ANTIEMETIC: Combats nausea and vomiting

  • ANTICONVULSANT: Combats seizure activity

  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY: Combats inflammation and inflammatory disorders

  • ANTIOXIDANT: Combats neurodegenerative disorders

  • ANXIOLYTIC/ANTI-DEPRESSANT: Combats anxiety and depression


Research associated with CBD oil as a potential treatment for various medical conditions.

  • Cancer and Cancer treatments

  • Epilepsy, and other neurological disorders

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Insomnia and sleep disorders

  • Pain and inflammation

  • Diabetes and diabetic nerve pain

  • Arthritis

  • Spasms

  • Gastroparesis and IBS

  • Parkinson’s

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Stress reduction

  • Multiple Sclerosis – MS

  • PTSD

  • And more…



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