The effect of chronic pain on day-to-day life is sometimes devastating, leading to many difficulties for those looking to lead a normal life. It can also lead to a dependency on prescription medication that is not welcome in the long term. There may be help at hand, though, as a relatively new form of natural remedy is seeing an increase in popularity in the health and wellness world. The use of CBD oil in its many forms is entering mainstream use, but many people still are not sure if it’s the right choice for their situational needs. In this article, we will look at some basic information about CBD, what it is, its various forms and further information on who could benefit from taking it.
What Is CBD Oil?
The full name of CBD is Cannabidiol, one of over a hundred naturally occurring chemical compounds in the Cannabis plant. The most well-known compound in Cannabis is the psychoactive compound THC which is the chemical that causes a user to experience the sensation of getting high. CBD oil contains either no THC or tiny trace amounts, which allows it to be sold over the counter in the UK. CBD oil is extracted from the host plant and mixed with one of several plant oils to produce the finished product. It is then turned into various forms, including bath oils, edible products and CBD vape juice, which can be used in a vaping device.
What Illnesses Are Affected?
The amount of scientific data on the effects of CBD is increasing as studies complete their work; they have generated positive responses from patients of many different illnesses, these include –
- Chronic pain, including nerve pain and back pain, is also effective in treating pain related to arthritis and multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Mental Health disorders such as Anxiety and Insomnia, reduction in PTSD-related symptoms such as nightmares.
- It helps reduce cancer treatment issues – nausea, vomiting, and pain.
- Neurological diseases such as Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis.
- Heart health has been found to lower high blood pressure and improve artery function.
This is not a complete list of illnesses; CBD oil has also been found to help treat substance abuse; if in doubt, there is a wealth of further information available to access online if you or someone dear to you might benefit from using CBD.
Always Check Where You Live
This is an important question. In the UK, and so long as a CBD oil or any hemp-derived product has a THC content lower than 0.3%, it is legal to be sold over the counter. The situation in many countries may differ and in the US from state to state, so please check where you live.
How To Take CBD Oil
The range of CBD oil products in the marketplace today is extensive; these include straightforward infused capsules, oral liquids that can be placed under the tongue, and various edible products such as gummies or sweets. Also available to those who vape are the range of CBD oil e-liquids that combine with flavoured e-liquid to deliver the benefits; there are also oils and balms which can be rubbed into particularly painful areas.
If this short article has opened your eyes to the possibility of finding welcome relief from chronic pain, it will have done its job.