The Hemp plant has over 100 different compounds contained in it and one of the most prominent ones is known as cannabinoid. In an oil format, it has been manufactured world-wide and has become highly popular with both humans and their pets, dogs, cats, and horses alike. Because it is a naturally occurring substance and has been tested to be safe to use, it has been researched to find several health benefits.
The point of clarification to make here is that Cannabidiol (CBD) is part of the cannabis Sativa plant and does not contain THC which is the component that is responsible for the ‘high’ feeling. There is such a thing as ‘medical marijuana’, but this is not it. However, it does mimic the benefits of it without making you dizzy or nauseous.
Let’s dive right in and look at the benefits of this compound, shall we?
Benefits of CBD for both Humans and Pets
Although the FDA has not given the full thumbs up to this product, we can rely on the research already been done on it alongside the reviews of people who have been using it for many years. The amount of THC in the legal CBD is less than 0.3%.
We will touch upon some of the various benefits, both studies and still in clinical trials below, for your information.
Relief from anxiety. This is a primary benefit that has been seen in a lot of studies and users. Studies have shown that it may be due to the brain changing the way it responds to serotonin (a chemical nerve that cells produce that’s linked to mental health).
Due to the cells response to different messages it was found that people with social anxiety, for instance, who had to give a speech, found that it reduced their stress levels, anxiety, heart rate and helped them sleep better. This study can be found online, click here.
Anti-Seizure Effects. Research is still in its hay days in testing how CBD can benefit those with epilepsy and seizures. According to the American Epilepsy Society, the experts state that the result offers hope in treating any disorders such as seizures.
Pain Relief. The National Institutes of Health are looking at the benefits this can have towards pain relief in such conditions as arthritis, MS Pain, spinal cord injuries, muscle, and chronic pain, for instance. There are lots more studies and benefits that can be found online such as on this site https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-oil-benefits
Neuroprotective Benefits. The research done here is to find whether Cannabidiol can help towards any type of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and MS or Multiple sclerosis.
Inflammation usually makes these above conditions worse, and this compound may help alleviate this.
A drug that has been approved in Canada and the United Kingdom, i.e. Nabiximols (Sativex) has had researchers doing clinical trials to see how this can aid towards better pain management. This drug is based on a combination of both THC is minimal amounts and CBD extracts.
The next popular question that comes up a lot amongst first-time users is, how do you take it? And what formats does it come in?
The Various Formats It Is Available In
This extract has been manufactured in a variety of different forms, made for everyone whether you can swallow big capsules or not, there is one preferred form for everyone.
If you don’t like the taste of the Oil, you can take one of the below CBD categories:
Edibles (including CBD gummies). These are possibly the most fun format for you and your family. You can go to this link to learn more about these. Everyone loves a bit of a treat now and again and these are perfect to have around the house, they come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes,
Pills/capsules – these are convenient and infused with cannabidiol powder or oil, it’s just like taking a supplement plus they are made out of a soft gel-like capsule which is easy to swallow. Carrying them around is easy to do and some even contain added beneficial ingredients to give it a bit more of a punch.
Topical CBD creams. This is an amazing way to benefits both your inside and your outside. The oils are placed in a variety of base-creams that also have other benefits such as moisturizing, treating muscle pain, bringing relief to joint and lower back pain. One can use these as a beauty treatment as well as to heal parts of the body that are in pain. Those suffering from eczema or psoriasis can also benefit from it.
Vapes or cigarettes. Vapes can be quite tasty if you purchase oil with a flavor (yes, they are available now), these can be smoked and inhaled straight into your lungs. The idea of smoking may not be appealing to everyone.