By now you’ve heard about Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. There are a lot of places advertising the sale of it, and it’s been taking the healthcare industry by a storm, gaining in popularity daily because of its magnitude of benefits.
Many CBD oils are made from high CBD, zero THC medicinal hemp. CBD is just one of more than 80 cannabinoids presently identified in the cannabis plant and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana after THC.
In medicinal hemp, CBD dominates the plant’s makeup. It interacts with our naturally occurring systems, but it doesn’t cause a high. This makes it a safer, less controversial alternative while still offering significant health benefits.
CBD oil is also significantly different than the hemp seeds or organic hemp oil you commonly find in grocery stores. Derived only from hemp seeds, hemp seed oil is an excellent nutritional supplement, containing many vitamins and minerals and other healthy constituents, but it does not contain CBD, which has the most medicinal benefit.
Many studies are demonstrating how this oil is naturally assisting in the healing process of many health conditions and offering other benefits such as pain relief and overall wellbeing. It can be used topically or taken orally depending on the benefits you are seeking.
You can put just a few drops on your tongue or put it your food or drink. CBD oil is not government approved, and all vendors must have a disclaimer; however, even the government believes CBD has healing properties, so much so that they own the patent.
The patent number, 6630507, states the U.S. government has “exclusive rights on the use of cannabinoids for treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and stroke, and diseases caused by oxidative stress, such as heart attack, Crohn’s disease, diabetes and arthritis.”
The patent is not new; in fact, it was applied for in 1999 and granted in 2003 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There is still much more research that needs to be conducted.
The endocannabinoid system consists of many cannabinoid receptors, and a large portion of these are found in the skin. Molecules in cannabis such as THC and CBD interact with this system to create positive effects.
One study in the “British Journal of Pharmacology” found that phytocannabinoids, particularly CBD, can control cell proliferation and differentiation. The FDA, however, does not allow CBD sellers to make claims about its benefits.
Conditions CBD oil has helped with:
- Topical use for skin conditions: Acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis
- Orally for pain relief
- Reduces vomiting and nausea (some have used it with chemotherapy to benefit)
- Suppresses muscle spasms
- Reduces seizures and convulsions
- Promotes brain tissue and bone growth
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Slows or kills bacterial growth
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces nicotine cravings
- Aids in digestion
How much should I take?
This is probably the most common question and perhaps the most difficult to answer. CBD interacts with our cannabinoid system, which means how we interact with CBD individually depends on our tolerance as well as our immunity.
Therefore, one dose may work for one person and not the other. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with weight, but once again our system. This is why I recommend starting low and slow until you achieve the results you are looking for with the oil.
Which brand do you recommend?
The VitaminMed brand because it has 500mg of cannabinoids in each bottle. It is 80 percent pure as opposed to some others that are much less pure. It has zero THC, is non-GMO and organic.
This brand of CBD oil is grown and produced in the United States. It is also CO2 extracted to provide a gentle approach to produce the highest quality hemp oils and extracts.
If you are ready to try this new approach, you may have to get your holistic health care provider to order it for you. If you have any problem getting it or need help with ordering it, please email me at email@example.com.
Dr. Valentine is a weight loss consultant, a health consultant and a chiropractor. You can reach her at 855-771-SLIM (7546) or stop by A Slimmer You at 10300 49th St. N, Suite 211. Log on to www.aslimmeryou.us for more information.