Know more about CBD hemp oil

To answer the question what is cbd hemp oil, we have to understand what CBD is first. CBD or cannabinoids can be found in the cannabis plant scientifically known as Cannabis Sativa. The plant contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is known for its psychoactive effects. In other words, the THC in cannabis infused products is what makes users get ‘high’. However, unlike THC, if you ingest cannabinoids you will not suffer from those effects.
This is the main reason why CBD is preferred by those who wish to relieve their pain or other medical issues. Even some medicines have side effects that can make a simple ailment worse than it really is and/or slow down the healing process.

CBD hemp oil is made by extracting it from the plant. Its potency is reduced by mixing it with a carrier oil such as oil that has been extracted from hemp seeds. So what makes it better than non-CBD infused oils in the market? To understand that, we need to go a little deeper into the plant it is derived from. It all depends on the part of the plant that is used to make the oil.

For example, oil that is predominantly made from CBD is extracted from the leaves, flowers, stalks and leaves of the plant. This makes it different from traditional hemp seed oil which as the name implies, is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant.

Irrespective of where it is extracted from, research proves that CBD hemp oil is capable of fixing ailments that traditional medication just doesn’t work on. That’s because the medical issues under question are those that are regulated by our ECS (endocannabinoid) system. The oil is efficient when it comes to regulating irregularities that can cause serious physiological health concerns.

Most CBD oil manufacturers tend to extract it straight from the hemp plant rather than go the popular route and derive it from the marijuana plant. There is a good reason for this. Even though both contain cannabinoids, the marijuana plant contains higher THC levels. Hemp plants don’t have that issue as discussed before.
This is why CBD hemp oil provides a number of health benefits. Here are just some of them:

Chronic Pain Relief

Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that can result from degenerative diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. What really is tragic, that even if these conditions are treated, the pain usually refuses to abate and can also worsen with time even with traditional pain relievers.

CBD hemp oil on the other hand can not only reduce this pain, it also curbs the degeneration process thus reducing chances of inflammation. This is why it has been approved to treat pain from cancers and even multiple sclerosis.

But what makes this miraculous oil patient-friendly? Unlike other painkillers, CBD does not cause dependence which makes it ideal or recovering addicts or those who prefer natural remedies over pharmaceuticals.
How does it work so well? CBD is known for reacting to receptors in our brain and immune system. By receptors, we mean the protein that lines the cells and which reacts to stimuli received from the body. If this system is working properly, it will reduce or manage pain to the point where we can stand it. Patients who have weak immune systems often take CBD hemp oil to strengthen that system and make their pain easier to manage. There are certain CBD creams for pain that are also just as effective.

Provides Relief from Cancer Treatment

There is a reason why CBD oil increasing in popularity with cancer patients. According to research and studies, this oil is quite effective when it comes to reducing cancerous growths or tumors in the body that fail to react to traditional treatments and medication. While these changes have been observed in lab mice, that does not mean it is not beneficial for humans.

According to the National Cancer Institute, CBD offers pain and discomfort relief from the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, a treatment that leaves patients more dead than alive. If CBD oil is sprayed in the mouth and used along with prescribed opioids, it works to relieve pain more effectively than if only treatments are used.

Makes Skin Healthier

Besides CBD tinctures, hemp oil that contains CBD is also quite beneficial for those who want healthier and glowing skin. When used in appropriate amounts, the oil can be used in place of a moisturizer and the best thing is that it does not clog up pores. This prevents buildup which can otherwise result in unsightly blemishes and acne. By hydrating the skin without blocking pores, hemp oil regulates oil production that keeps skin looking not only healthy but young.

Besides preventing oily skin, the oil also prevents the skin from drying out. Contrary to popular belief, this can also cause breakouts.

Soothes Inflammation

Hemp oil is known for containing an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid or GLA. What makes this special is that it acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent which not only generates new skin, it also encourages cell generation throughout the body. On a side note, these new cells also work on making the part of the brain healthier which deals with depression and anxiety.
This effect reduces and calms down the inflammation that can cause the skin to flare up with acne or worse, psoriasis. All you need to do is apply it topically and the oil will moisturize the skin, keeping it nourished for a long time. This also prevents fine lines and wrinkles from forming, making you look younger.

However, before taking or applying any product that contains CBD (or any medical aid for that matter) consulting with a specialist or medical practitioner is a good idea. A doctor who specializes in prescribing CBD products will let you know which oil is best for you according to your ailments.

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