The use of CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular for a variety of therapeutic and medicinal purposes. With so many potential benefits, it can be hard to determine which are the most important. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the many benefits of CBD oil, from relieving pain and inflammation to treating anxiety and depression. We will also discuss the safety and effectiveness of CBD oil, as well as the potential side effects. With this information, you can make an informed decision about whether using CBD oil is right for you.
What is the difference between CBD oil and regular hemp oil?
CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant, but contains a much higher concentration of cannabidiol (CBD), the plant’s active ingredient. Regular hemp oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant, and does not contain the same amount of CBD as CBD oil. CBD oil has become popular for its potential therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and anxiety reduction, while regular hemp oil is used more for its nutritional properties.
How can CBD oil help improve overall health and wellbeing?
CBD oil has been found to have a variety of health benefits, ranging from reducing stress and anxiety to treating chronic pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. Research suggests that CBD oil can help to improve overall health and wellbeing by reducing inflammation, improving sleep quality, improving concentration, and helping to regulate mood. By reducing inflammation and improving sleep quality, CBD oil can help to reduce fatigue, anxiety, and depression, as well as improve mental alertness and concentration. Additionally, CBD oil may help to improve skin health and reduce the signs of aging.
What are the different forms of CBD oil and how can they be consumed?
CBD oil is available in many different forms, including tinctures, topicals, edibles, and vaporizers. Tinctures are concentrated liquid drops that can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) or added to food or beverages. Topicals are applied directly to the skin and can be used to treat localized pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. Edibles are foods, drinks, or other ingestible products that contain CBD and can be eaten or drunk. Vaporizers are electronic devices that heat CBD oil to produce an inhalable vapor. All of these forms of CBD oil can be consumed safely and effectively to help manage a variety of health conditions.
Are there any restrictions on the sale and use of CBD oil in certain countries?
Yes, there are restrictions on the sale and use of CBD oil in certain countries. For example, in the United States, CBD oil is only legal if it is made from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. Other countries may have different regulations regarding the sale and use of CBD oil, so it is important to check the laws in the country you are looking to purchase or use CBD oil in.
We asked a dietitian to take a closer look at this food supplement. CBD oil is increasingly popular, both as a food supplement and as an oil to apply topically to the skin. We asked dietitian Emer Delaney to explain what it is, why people use it and whether its safe. Cannabidiol CBD is a cannabinoid a chemical compound that acts throughout the body, including on certain parts of the brain, and is becoming increasingly popular in the health world. It comes from the cannabis plant however, unlike its counterpart, tetrahydrocannabinol THC , which is responsible for the high from marijuana, CBD, derived from the hemp plant, is non-intoxicating and some believe it may have potential health and wellness benefits. Once extracted from the cannabis plant, it is diluted with a carrier such as olive or coconut oil this improves its bio-availability. There are, however, strict restrictions over its THC content. A small number of patients in the UK may be prescribed a cannabis-based medicine to treat epilepsy or nausea during chemotherapy. Visit the NHS website for more information on medical cannabis. Supporters of CBD oil believe it may help a number of clinical conditions, including refractory epilepsy, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and acne. However, further robust evidence is required as much of the research is carried out on animal models. A systematic review looking at the use of CBD for epilepsy concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support the efficacy and long-term safety of using it to treat epilepsy. It does, however, suggest that, albeit in very low numbers, small daily doses were safe in a small group of adults for a short period of time. There are some suggestions from animal studies that CBD may be beneficial for osteoarthritis, through topical application for inflammation or joint pain , however, it has been difficult to attribute the therapeutic benefits to CBT alone. One study reported reduced pain and muscle spasms in people with multiple sclerosis. Early evidence looking into the use of CBD in the treatment of anxiety and depression has found some exciting results although on very small samples. The first study assessed anxiety links with public speaking it found a very specific dose of CBD mg showed anti-anxiety effects. The second study was a stand-alone case report of one child with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD. It found CBD oil helped the child safely reduce her anxiety and improve sleep. CBD may also have the potential to help reduce acne however, it is important to note that this research is still in its infancy. Most large health food stores will stock pure CBD oil. However, as it is classed as a food supplement rather than a medicinal product, it isnt regulated in the UK. This means you cannot know for sure that the product you buy contains the active ingredients at the amounts listed on the label. Furthermore, the product may contain contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals and other elements. For this reason, the NHS highlights there is no guarantee that these products will be of good quality or provide the intended health benefits. If youre considering using CBD oil, you should speak to your GP or other healthcare professional to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you to do so. This is particularly important if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms, if you have any pre-existing conditions or if you are taking any medication including statins, blood-thinning medication and calcium channel blockers. Although the use of CBD is controversial, it does seem to be tolerated by most people. It has, however, caused hypotension and light-headedness in a small number of patients. What is activated charcoal and is it safe? The health benefits of maca powder The health benefits of chlorella. This article was reviewed on 21 March by Kerry Torrens. Kerry Torrens BSc. Over the last 15 years she has been a contributing author to a number of nutritional and cookery publications including BBC Good Food. All health content on bbcgoodfood. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider. See our website terms and conditions for more information. Have you tried CBD oil and if so, did you find it beneficial? Let us know in the comments below. Subscriber club Reader offers More Good Food. Back to Recipes Healthy budget meals Budget dinners See more. Back to Recipes Freezable family meals Freezable comfort food See more. Back to Recipes Budget-friendly bakes Bread recipes See more. Back to Recipes Veggie microwave meals Microwave puddings See more. Back to Recipes Easy dinner Quick and easy See more. Back to Recipes Picnic recipes Barbecue ideas See more. Back to Recipes Slow cooker suppers Noodle recipes See more. Back to Recipes Mocktail ideas Smoothie recipes See more. Back to Recipes Whole foods recipes Healthy dinners See more. Back to Recipes German desserts Polish baking See more.