As you may have heard by now, CBD oil is fast emerging as a safe dietary supplement, used for all types of illnesses, and their symptoms. Many people attest to its unique ability to treat many different things successfully, without the in-toxifying effects typically associated with marijuana. Now, more information is available by trusted foundations, organizations, and government agencies, to educate the public on what CBD oil is, and what it does to benefit human health.
What Exactly Does CBD Do?
Most people have heard that CBD can treat things like pain, anxiety, depression, seizures, cancer, Parkinson’s, and others. But how exactly does CBD oil work, to have such profound health effects, where traditional medications fall short.
Cannabinoids in general and specifically CBD works by interacting with receptors found in the endocannabinoid system, called CB1, and CB2 receptors. These same chemical message receptors are in cells throughout the body, in systems that influence many functions.
Studies show that it is through this interaction that the positive health effects/benefits are found and experienced by people taking CBD oil.
Where Does CBD Come From?
The first thing to understand is that cannabinoids are the biologic compounds that make up marijuana hemp plants, not to be confused with traditional marijuana.
Although both come from the genotype “cannabis sativa” marijuana plants, but CBD is derived from hemp, which doesn’t contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
In some states it’s only legal to buy cannabinoids in approved dispensaries, and not from local stores with no regulations to protect consumers. For instance, the CBD oil Florida patients can buy is provided by dispensaries, which require you to have an active MMJ card, and doctors recommendation.
Tested and Approved CBD Oil Uses and Benefits
There are a lot of claims about what CBD oil can do to treat illness, cure conditions, help build muscles, reduce stress and many more. But how would you know which ones are true, and which are not?
Since CBD oil became legal in all 50 states more research, by places you trust, have been conducted, and published to educate consumers. So, to clear up the confusion about CBD oil’s health benefits lets only look at the following sources and studies;
In 2018, Washington University conducted a study about using CBD oil for anxiety and depression. The participants were clinically diagnosed with their respective condition. They were given regular CBD oil doses, which were gradually increased over 6 months. Over 85% of the patients reported a reduced level of anxiety, which got better over time and continually taking CBD.
An ongoing study being conducted by board-certified CBD doctors in Florida show that some patients taking CBD oil were able to successfully stop taking opioids.
Since 2017, qualified patients were able to obtain MMJ through the state’s legalization act. Over $1 Million people have become medical marijuana patients in the first year, with many of them using CBD oil for approved conditions like pain, anxiety, depression, drug addiction, Parkinson’s, Crohn’s, M.S., and cancer.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted into law, millions of Americans have access to CBD oil legally in the United States. There are certain criteria these products must meet in order to qualify under the new laws. If you are planning to take cannabinoids (CBD) oil for any reason, do your due diligence online to research the best brands, and products first. But the best thing to do is consult your doctor and see what they suggest you to for your healthcare needs.
With all the positive results from studies and real-world application, your doctor will most likely be on board and help you get a CBD treatment going quickly.