CBD or cannabidiol is an extract from the hemp or marijuana plant that has a variety of healing and health properties. This extract is then diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut or palm kernel oil as well as hemp oil. This dilution is referred to as CBD oil.
The extraction process is designed to isolate the cannabidiol from the THC or tetrahydrocannabidiol that is also present in the cannabis plant. It is the THC that provides the psychoactive properties of the marijuana plant which is what makes it so attractive but has also created some controversy around CBD oil.
It is a common misconception that it is the psychoactive effects or the feeling of getting high that relieves pain and provides the other healing properties of the cannabis plant. In many states where the use of marijuana is still illegal, CBD oil is also still illegal due to the fact that it comes from a plant that is considered to be an illegal substance although it contains no psychoactive properties.
Where To Buy CBD
It is however important to buy pure CBD oil from a reliable company as some products may not be providing a product that is entirely THC free. This is also important in ensuring that it is a quality product. CBD oil comes in different concentrations depending on the levels of cannabidiol that is contained in the plant of origin. The higher the concentration of CBD, the greater the benefits and the lower the dosage that is necessary.
CBD has many uses but is most commonly prescribed to treat pain as well as symptoms of nausea and vomiting. It is also a powerful antioxidant and has strong healing powers. It can also be used to treat anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, eating disorders, neurological conditions, etc. The benefits of CBD oil are still being researched and discovered.
CBD oil can be used topically or orally. Topical oil is applied directly to the skin and massaged into the tissue where it is absorbed by the body. This type of oil is normally available as a cream, lotion, ointment or salve. It is commonly used to relieve pain or promote healing in a specific area of the body rather than to treat symptoms of illnesses or provide internal or general pain relief and healing.
Oral CBD oil is usually taken diluted in a beverage like tea or in food. It can also be available in the form of a spray that is used on the tongue or in capsule form. Oral CBD oil provides greater general benefits than topical oil which is normally designed to treat a specific problematic area in the body. However, not all types of CBD oils are suitable for consumption.
Due to the lack of research and regulation of CBD oil, there is little information regarding the correct dosage to treat specific health conditions, disorders or symptoms. It is therefore always recommended to consult a medical practitioner or doctor in order to confirm the correct dosage. An incorrect dosage may be less beneficial and although there are little to no side effects associated with CBD oil, there is also no information as to whether overdose is possible and what the results of an overdose may be.
CBD oil is widely available online or from cannabis/marijuana retailers in states where the substance has been legalized. However, it is important to keep in mind that selling, purchasing, transporting and using the oil in states where marijuana has not been legalized is still illegal. So even if the oil is purchased online from a legal producer, buying it and having it transported across state lines is still illegal and penalties may apply.