7 benefits of CBD oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a popular alternative therapy. People report using CBD oil to help reduce pain, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
Due to the prohibition of cannabis and associated research restrictions, there are limited evidence from human studies to support the benefits of CBD oil. However, with the legalization of cannabis in some regions around the globe, research in this area is gaining momentum.
CBD is just one of many different molecules unique to the Cannabis plant. CBD oil generally contains low levels of the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound that produces the ‘high.’
People report using CBD oil for a variety of medical conditions without experiencing the intoxicating effects of THC. Generally, most people tolerate CBD is well and experience minimal serious side effects.
Unlike THC, CBD does not bind readily to cannabinoid receptors . These receptors are key components of the human endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in the central nervous system.
Endocannabinoids are signaling molecules that help regulate various processes, such as pain, memory, mood, immunity, and stress.
CBD does, however, interact with other receptors, such as serotonin and opioid receptors. It might also boost levels of naturally occurring endocannabinoids, which may explain its seemingly broad range of uses.
Is CBD legal?The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC federally legal. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC still fall under the legal definition of marijuana, making them federally illegal but legal under some state laws. Be sure to check state laws, especially when traveling. Also, keep in mind that the FDA has not approved nonprescription CBD products, and some products may be inaccurately labeled.
Keep reading to learn about some of the possible benefits of using CBD oil.