CBD oil is a whole-plant extract from cannabis sativa, it is usually mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil.
CBD oil is used by various people for all sorts of reasons. It’s usage remains controversial mostly by those who do not know it’s intended use or are not knowledgeable about what its benefits. It may also pose a risk to the health. Products containing CBD is legal in most American states even in some states where marijuana use is prohibited.
This article would shed more light Cannabidiol, it’s health benefits, the risks it poses, its usage and its regulatory requirements according to American laws.
In the second quarter of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Epidiolex, a purer strain of Cannabidiol for treating epilepsy cases.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is a compound extract known as Cannabidiol that is found in cannabis plants. Researchers have been studying the health benefits of CBD.
CBD oils have varying concentrations of the compounds and have different purposes.
Is CBD Marijuana?
Where is CBD obtained?
Cannabis sativa is the plant that produces both hemp and marijuana. It is a widely useful Asian herb that has used in food, medicine or industrial purposes.
Unlike marijuana, hemp is highly unprocessed ,contains the CBD compound in concentrated amounts and contains low concentrates of THC compound about 0.2% or less). In comparison, marijuana contains 20% – 50% THC concentrations.
Most of the CBD oils produced are sourced from hemp.
How CBD works
The body produces natural endocannabinoids
CB1 are distributed all around the body but mainly concentrated around the brain where they control movement, coordination, memories, pain, emotions, mood and thoughts. THC attaches to CB1 receptors.
CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system. They usually deal with inflammatory effects and pain in the body.
Pain reliever and reduces inflammation
This oil can be prescribed in pharmacies or hospitals for pain relief and anti-inflammation.
It provides a natural relief and medication.