Recently, I became intrigued when some of my group members began telling me that they were using something called “CBD oil” to help bring down their anxiety. So, before I give you my take in this, I am going to is to give you a quick overview of the history and uses of CBD oil.
What is CBD Oil?
Let’s start by defining CBD Oil. It’s short for cannabidiol and it’s a natural compound found in both marijuana and hemp plants. Unlike regular marijuana, pure CBD oil does not contain THC, which is the psychoactive component of marijuana. Thus, you cannot get high from taking CBD oil
How do You Take CBD oil?
You can take CBD oil by itself by mouth, or use one of many products that has it as an ingredient.. These include pills, chewable gels, “tinctures” you drop under your tongue, vape cartridges you breathe in, creams on your skin, and foods like chocolate bars. The amount and quality of CBD in these products can be very different.
Is CBD Oil Addictive?
CBD oil by itself is not. But CBD products that also have THC can be. The key is to know the source and check the ingredients and the amounts so you know exactly what you’re using.
What Conditions Can CBD Oil Treat?
Since its discovery, researchers have investigated the use of CBD oil for seizures, pain, inflammation, high blood pressure and psychosis that comes with schizophrenia. CBD may help people who want to break their addiction to cigarettes as well as drugs like heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, because it seems to help with anxiety and muscle tension. While none of these treatments has been proven to work, there is great potential here.