CBD comes from the word cannabidiol. The oil is extracted from leaves and tops of fiber hemp. It is sold as a food supplement and it is suitable for children in medical situations too. It contains a high level of CBD and a low level of THC. You can get CBD in oil or capsules and is many times used as a constituent of other products, such as care products for skin problems, hair and so much more.
CBD works well on the human body because it gives out substance that the human body also produce, a substance called endocannabinoid. Endocannabinoid is important for the mental state and balance in our body and it helps to send communication in our body about pleasure, reward, pain, sleep, metabolism, memory and much more1.
What Does CBD Oil Do?
CBD is being used the most as a sedative for anxiety and stress. Taking CBD on a regular basis, can also help reduce stress in known stressful situations, like when speaking to a large group. The most discussed effect that CBD has is about treating epilepsy. Many studies show that the CBD decreases the seizure, but almost all conclude that the numbers are not conclusive or that the numbers are not controlled. One study, however, reported that CBD oil showed a reduction in seizure frequency: “
13 (18%) reported 75–100% reduction, 25 (34%) reported 50–75% reduction, 9 (12%) reported
25–50% reduction, and 19 (26%) reported <25% reduction”.
Not just epilepsy patients seem to benefit from CBD. Many users support the oil for physical and mental relief. Issues such as sleeping disorders or trouble waking up, hormonal mood changes, depression, and pain. CBD also helps decrease complaints from illnesses such as ADHD, Parkinson, migraine, and rheumatism. Although there is no scientific evidence yet that the oil cures. It can, however, help reduce any drug side effects. And unlike any other natural drugs, many doctors acknowledge its therapeutic effect.
How do you use CBD oil?
CBD oil is taken orally, the drops should be held under the tongue for a while and you then swallow it. The oral mucosa quickly absorbs the active substance. If you have trouble with the taste or intake of the oil, you can take the oil with nutrition or in capsule or gummy form.
Dosage of CBD oil?
The dosage of CBD oil strongly depends on the complaints or goal for which you use the oil. Plus, everyone reacts differently to it. So, it’s best to try and start slow. Begin with a small dose (for example two drops a day) and build that up slowly until you have found an effective dose for you. It may need some time for your body to react to CBD, so give it a few weeks before you decide if it is for you or not.
CBD oil and the side effects
CBD oil in low concentrations, without THC, generally has no side effects and can be used by almost anyone, as long as the recommended dosage is observed. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not recommended, because insufficient research has been done on this.