Many claims are made about CBD oil’s ability to relieve pain, anxiety, MS symptoms, colds, and arthritis.
But does CBD oil really work?
Is CBD oil able to treat the symptoms of many diseases, illnesses and injuries? We have investigated this issue and found evidence to support it.
Although research on the health benefits of Cannabidiol oil remains in its early stages, it is being explored. This being said, studies have been conducted extensively and have shown that the oil can be used to treat a variety of conditions.
What is CBD oil?
Let’s first look at the product. Oil is a compound extracted from cannabis plants. The oil is obtained by extracting the oil and then diluting it with carrier oil. Typically, hemp oil or coconut oil are used.
CBD oil is not from the same plant as the one that gives you the “high” when it’s smoked. It is therefore not psychoactive and safe to use.
It is available in oil, but it can also be found in capsules, creams and soft-gels.
There are many types of oil, but only organically produced oils should be used. Only reputable companies should use these oils.
Is CBD oil effective?
Let’s take a look at some of these studies to see if CBD oil can be used to treat various symptoms and ailments.
Acne is one of many things the oil can help with.
A 2014 study found that CBD may help reduce acne. It has a positive effect on the human sebocytes. These cells produce sebum which can lead to pimples. The study examined topical oil, and it was found to be beneficial.
Anxiety affects millions of people all over the globe. In 2019, a study on the effectiveness of CBD oil was conducted with Japanese teenagers.
To reduce social anxiety, the teenagers tried CBD oil tablets. The results were promising.
The effectiveness of CBD oil in Alzheimer’s patients was studied. It may have neuroprotective properties to prevent the onset.
A study was done to determine if CBD oil could be used to reduce chronic pain.
The oil may be effective in reducing joint pain and inflammation, as well as arthritis symptoms.
The FDA approved Epidolex which contains CBD oil. There are strong indications that CBD oil may be able to treat epilepsy symptoms. CBD oil is used to treat epilepsy patients with severe or rare cases. Research has shown that CBD can reduce seizures.
According to current psychiatry reports, CBD oil can have a sedative effect when taken in moderate to high amounts. It can be used to treat insomnia in people who have trouble sleeping. The oil’s relaxing properties could also help those with insomnia or anxiety.
Multiple sclerosis can cause stiff muscles which can make it difficult to move.
Research has shown that CBD oil can be used as a spray to reduce stiffness and spasticity.
Different types and potencies of CBD
You need to know the differences in potencies and types of CBD if you’re considering CBD for an illness.
A full-spectrum oil is the first type. This oil contains all the cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, with a small amount of THC.
Broad-spectrum is the next type of oil most people use. It includes all cannabinoids, but does not contain THC.
Isolated CBD is a pure form of cannabis oil. It does not contain any cannabinoids, nor any other compounds.
Is there any side effects to CBD?
CBD has many benefits. You may be concerned about side effects.
Some side effects of oil use have been listed by the FDA. The FDA has suggested that it could have the following side effects and risks.
It can cause liver damage.
It could interact with other medications that you have been prescribed, or are currently taking
It can make you sleepy.
It can make you hungry or hungrier.
It can Cause diarrhea.
Why CBD might not work for you
Some people do not experience relief to use the oil. There may be circumstances and reasons it does not work.
Is the oil coming from a reliable source?
It is possible that the oil was not 100% organically produced and came from a reliable source. Only oils of this quality will contain the right cannabinoids. They also won’t have any other chemicals.
To prove that the oil is 100% organic, reliable companies will issue a certificate of analysis.
This certificate will show the lab testing results for CBD oil, so that you can ensure it is pure and without contaminants.
Is your dosage correct?
The incorrect dosage is another reason. The amount of oil taken will not be sufficient to relieve the problem. To treat chronic problems, it is common to consume up to 1,200mg per day.
You can also build up a tolerance to a certain dose. If the oil seems to work well when you first take it, but then it stops working, this could indicate that you have developed a tolerance and require a higher dose.
It can take some time for the CBD oil to show any effect
CBD may not be effective immediately. You might need to use the oil for a while before it starts to work. You might also be using the wrong oil. There are many types of oil: creams, oils, capsules and gel.
Is the oil old?
You should verify the expiration date of any oil you use, as they do have a shelf-life. It will usually last between 1 and 2 years before it loses its potency.