We, at HealthStatus, know how it feels to be a beginner. It may be isolating, confusing, and at times it can be depressing. One major reason for this is one’s unfamiliarity with the situation, and/or of the topic. CBD oil is one of the hottest topics nowadays. Hence, we find it necessary to make a “CBD Oil Beginner’s Guide” in order to help those who are still new to this subject. And in the process, we may help in reducing or eradicating the feeling of being alienated to a very mainstream issue.
What are CBD and CBD Oil?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the 60 active chemical compounds that can only be found in the cannabis plants. These compounds are called cannabinoids. CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid next to TCH or tetrahydrocannabinol.
THC is the compound found in the cannabis plants that causes psychoactive or mind-altering effects. On the other hand, CBD is not psychoactive, or it does not give a person a “high.” The THC concentration in a CBD product is very crucial. It can draw the line between being legal and illegal depending on the state where you at.
CBD Oil is simply the oil that is extracted from the cannabis plants. The two major sources of CBD oil are the hemp plants and marijuana plants. In this article, our sole focus is on industrial hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD).
Industrial hemp-derived CBD has a THC concentration of less than 0.3%, whereas marijuana-derived CBD has about 5%-35% THC.
What Are the Benefits of Using CBD?
If there’s one major reason why CBD is popular, it cannot be because it’s intoxicating or it makes people feel high. Nevertheless, the buzz around CBD continues to get louder by the day, and we can attribute that to its health benefits. Studies have shown that CBD may provide a solution to some major health problems. And people who’ve tried it can attest that CBD really helps in treating several conditions, such as chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, anxiety, depression, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, antibiotic-resistant infections, and schizophrenia.
Scientific research has also shown that CBD may be therapeutic in the following conditions – acne, ADHD, addiction, alcoholism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, atherosclerosis, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, fibromyalgia, HIV and AIDS, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney disease, liver disease, neurodegeneration, osteoporosis, skin problems, sleep disorders, stress, traumatic brain injury, weight loss, and more.
How to Take CBD?
CBD oil can be taken in different ways, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Finding the right method of consumption for you may be tricky since