Cannabis is constantly in the news, with certain states legalizing and decriminalizing its usage. Alongside those headlines, are references to CBD oil. With the booming cannabis industry, CBD oil has gained popularity for its many therapeutic benefits. However despite its recent popularity, CBD is often misunderstood. So what is CBD and what are the benefits?
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid and it is found in marijuana and hemp plants. CBD oil can be made from both hemp and marijuana. Can you get high? No. CBD oil does not cause you to get the high associated with THC, which is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. While some promising studies have been conducted on CBD’s benefits, there is a lack of research on humans. People choose CBD oil because of the promising research on its therapeutic benefits and lack of side effects.
One great benefit of CBD oil is for your skin. Mothers tend to be pulled in a million directions. And because of that, they fail in maintaining their skin care routine when they need it most. Canabliss Organic Skin Care Line offers a natural way to keep your skin glowing and youthful. Canabliss uses natural hemp oil and mixes it with essential oils for a powerful but natural way to keep your skin moisturized. Canabliss skin care is both safe and legal in all 50 states.
Canabliss offers a sample kit that is perfect for someone who wants to try the products before making a larger investment. The Starter Kit includes 5ml sample sizes of the Revitalizing Serum, Moisturizing Lotion, and Hemp Salve. Use the revitalizing serum to moisturize after you wash your face. The serum helps to brighten your skin and protect your skin from the environment. Next apply the moisturizing lotion on your face to lock in the moisture. The moisturizing lotion helps both with anti-aging and with hydration. Finally, the hemp salve contains mulberry, goji berry, ginseng and rich hemp oil that results in a powerful way to treat dry spots that need a little extra love, such as elbows or knees. All three products are lightweight and leave your skin feeling hydrated and youthful. Canabliss offers the perfect way to to take advantage of the benefits of hemp oil.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Anxiety is treatable, with therapy and medication. Research shows that CBD oil is an effective compound in the treatment of anxiety conditions. For those looking for a natural medication, as opposed to a pharmaceutical medication that can lead to addiction or substance abuse, CBD oil is an attractive option.
Those always chasing sleep can look to CBD oil as a sleep aid. Research has shown promising results, however it is not scientifically clear whether CBD helps people sleep better. We do konw that CBD interacts with a network of receptors, proteins, and other chemicals in the brain that impact sleep, just as sleep-wake cycles and anxiety. By impacting these underlying mechanisms, CBD has a calming effect.
There are many who also swear that CBD oil helps with chronic pain. More scientific research is needed but there is promising research. One study tested the application of CBD oil on rats with arthritis. After four days, the study found a significant drop in inflammation and the signs of pain.
So what is the takeaway? The takeaway is that although there is a lack of human studies, there are studies so far that promise great results. There is a reason for CBD's popularity, and that is because people are swearing by its proven results. Like anything else, moderation is key and do not hesitate to consult a doctor before taking CBD.
Want more? Check out Legalization of Medical Marijuana and Parenting.