Every day more people are using CBD in all kinds of products, it was once seen as something that no one should ever try, because apparently it was bad, but now there is a great knowledge about its benefits and more people are incorporating it into their lives every day. One of the most famous products is the CBD oil, we are going to talk about it in this article.
What is CBD oil?
Is an oil that is made from cannabidiol (CBD) one of the components of the Cannabis plant, it is specifically made from the leaves and flowers of the plant and they go through a process called extraction to get the oil.
One of the most common misconceptions that people have is that they think CBD is the same as marijuana, and that is completely wrong. CBD is just one of the ingredients of the marijuana, but by itself it has no psychoactive effects. CBD has a 0,3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the substance that makes you get high.
CBD oil only come with medical properties and it might get confused with the hemp seed oil, but they are not the same.
Hemp seed oil comes only from the seeds of the cannabis plant, in contrast to CBD that comes from other parts of the plant like the leaves and flowers, and although they come from the same plant, hemp seed oil lacks the medical properties of CBD oil, so be careful when you buy the oil and check the ingredients list, if it comes with cannabis sativa seed, then is not CBD, it is just hemp oil.
What are some benefits of using CBD oil?
We have an endocannabinoid system, it consists on a number of receptors that are involved in the appetite, stress, immune system, depression as well as other functions, CBD oil interacts with the receptors which is why is so beneficial for us.
- It is a natural painkiller and anti-inflammatory.
- It reduces depression and anxiety symptoms.
- Helps people to quit smoking.
- Helps with sleep disorders like insomnia.
- Works as a treatment for epilepsy.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Lowers blood glucose levels.
How can I add the CBD oil into my routine?
The CBD oil has a thick texture, and the taste is not the best, so if you want to take it, try to apply it to other foods or drinks, such as coffee, juice, water, or if you prefer, you can apply it directly into your mouth and wait one minute before swallowing it.