Do you or someone you know suffer from chronic pain? Are you one of an increasing number of people who have successfully given up smoking using vaping as a form of nicotine replacement therapy? If so, please read on for some important information on a relatively naturally occurring remedy that an increasing number of scientific studies are showing benefits to sufferers of a wide range of illnesses; this naturally occurring substance is called CBD oil.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD is one of over one hundred chemical compounds found in the host Cannabis plant. Still, unlike its more infamous brother compound, THC, it does not contain any psychoactive elements which give you the sensation of getting high. For this reason, its use is now increasing, as is the number of CBD products. Once extracted from the host, it is mixed with a plant oil such as Coconut or Palm oil to form the end product; it is then used as the primary ingredient in edibles, balms, or lotions and CBD vape juices.
So, Who Can Benefit From CBD?
As the medical studies into its uses continue, there is an increasing amount of data showing that CBD oil is helpful to a wide range of illnesses and disorders. This is due to CBD’s effect on the body’s neurotransmitters that interact with the brain when a person is suffering pain. The following list is by no means complete, so further investigation online is recommended to gain additional information. Among those who might find relief are –
- Chronic pain sufferers with arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
- People with mental health disorders such as anxiety, insomnia, or depression.
- Cancer Patients – an easing of side effects and symptoms may be possible.
- Those with Epilepsy or other neurological disorders.
- Sufferers from high blood pressure.
- Patients who are undergoing substance abuse treatments.
Does CBD Have Any Side Effects?
When starting to take CBD oil, the recommendation is to begin with a lower dosage and work upwards. Some users may experience some adverse side effects, including diarrhoea, fatigue and possibly changes in appetite. It is also essential to always speak with a medical professional if you are already taking prescription medication; there may be a chance that CBD oil could interact with what you are already taking.
Using Vaping to Take CBD Oil
Most good vaping suppliers now stock a range of CBD oil products in the form of e-liquids with the same tasty flavours as regular vape liquids. The CBD oil used in e-liquids comes in two different forms; Isolate contains only CBD with all the other compounds of the host plant removed, whereas Distillate is also called full-spectrum CBD and has all the compounds except for THC. The differences between the two aren’t yet fully understood, and the consensus is that it comes down to personal preference. The recommendation again is that vapers new to CBD oil start at a lower strength e-liquid and work upwards, progressing to a higher level of CBD if they have found it to their liking.
Hopefully, this short article has increased your knowledge of a product that may give relief to you or someone you know. If only one person finds some relief with CBD oil, it will have done its job.