CBD Explained

What is CBD And Benefits of CBD Oil

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What is CBD and benefit of CBD OilIf you live in a state where CBD is legal, you have CBD almost everywhere and in everything.
“Somewhere in the US, Sharon starts her day with CBD coffee, and James doesn’t hit the gym without CBD gummies. Martha prefers using CBD oil for cooking, and Uncle Carl uses CBD oil drops to cure his arthritis pain. Jessica orders CBD creams for skin toning and celebrities like Jennifer Aniston consume CBD gummies and capsules to cure their anxiety and stress.”
CBD is definitely a popular wellness product these days.
However, even though because of the benefits of CBD, its popularity is increasing day by day, many people are still afraid to use it.

What is CBD? Is CBD legal?  Is CBD safe? How does CBD benefit me? Are some questions that pop up in mind before trying it.

What is Cannabidiol(CBD)?

What does CBD Stand for? it stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is the plant oil found in Cannabis. There are more than 100 Cannabidiols in one plant, but CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are the best known.
Cannabinoids are produced by every variety of the cannabis family. Although CBD and THC are the most popularly known cannabinoids, there are many different types.
Both THC and CBD belong to the same chemical family which protects plants from UV rays.

What is CBD Oil?

What is CBD OIl

As we discussed the CBD above now we will know what is CBD oil, Oil containing concentration of the cannabidiol compound from Cannabis Sativa plant is called CBD Oil. CBD oil-rich with cannabidiol is extracted from the leave, flower, and stem of the Hemp plant, which contain less than 0.03% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and it doesn’t make you high. Some Health Benefits of CBD oil are discussed below:

Benefits of CBD Oil

We will discuss in detail, What are CBD Oil benefits? CBD is a plethora of goodness, possesses many health benefits despite being a cousin of THC compound. It is very effective in multiple medicinal uses like CBD for Anxiety, CBD oil for pain, CBD for various neurological disorders, skin syndromes, CBD for unbalance hormones, etc. The most common form of medicine is CBD oil, which is in great demand these days, U.S has the biggest market of CBD products and maximum consumers. Below CBD Oil benefits list is given for detail information:

1. CBD Oil Can Relieve Pain

A recent study shows that CBD can lessen the aches of the body even reduces the extreme chronic old pains and is helpful in treating chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The good non-psychoactive compound found in CBD (Cannabidiol) is very effective in relieving natural pain.

CBD Oil Benefits for Pain works by transmitting Endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters. CBD can offer an alternative to the people suffering from old chronic pains and rely on harmful medications like steroids and opioids. Cannabidiol reduces inflammation in the brain that can bring sound sleep to the consumer which would make him feel pleasurable and gradually reduces pain.

Reducing Joint inflammation and served as a protective shield to the nerves is one of the benefits of CBD Oil.

2. CBD Oil Could Reduce Anxiety and Insomnia

Daily usage of CBD would help in reducing natural stress and stress hormones (Cortisol). CBD Oil for anxiety helps to minimize the break down of several good chemicals which is also called ‘Bliss Molecule’, which will give a kick and makes the consumer feel pleasurable and relieved. Cannabidiol for insomnia even proves the best medicine for people suffering from sleeplessness and it is helpful in inducing a proper sleep rapidly. So, these are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Anxiety and Insomnia

3. CBD Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms

Exponents of the Cannabidiol say that the CBD oil can be a perfect solution to alleviate cancer symptoms as it’s non-psychoactive and the non-psychotropic compound is stronger enough to fight with the cancer cells. It is also helpful in reducing Cancer’s side-effects like vomiting, nausea, pains, etc.

Those treated with elixir containing both the compound of cannabis confronts a remarkable reduction in Chronic pain like that of Arthritis compared to those who consume only THC extracts. More research is to be done on this Benefit of CBD.

As there is a specific product on treating Epilepsy i.e Epidiolex but even after having a lot of research on CBD for Cancer, FDA has not yet approved any product for treating Cancer.

4. CBD May Reduce Acne

Skin problems like Acne, Skin rash, Itchy skin, Pimples and blackheads, Patchy and Flaky skin, Bumps and Sores, etc can be easily cured by the CBD consumption or using its various products viz. CBD oil, CBD drops, CBD gummies, CBD drops, CBD sprays, etc.

Skin is a shield against various infections that our body has, proper care of skin is an indispensable need for any person, if not taken may prove a threat for good health. Sometimes when poor conditions arise for the skin, people turn to questionable drugs and medicines containing steroids which ultimately damage their bodies.

5. CBD Might Have Neuroprotective Properties

The human body has a specialized system of the brain known as endocannabinoid (ECS) whose work is to regulate various functions such as sleep, appetite, manages the immune system responses, body pains and aches, and many other activities.

Studies suggest the body releases natural endocannabinoid which is a neurotransmitter that binds to cannabinoid receptors in the CNS.

It is observed by the researchers that Cannabidiol(CBD) is very helpful in resolving the mental disorders and several neurological disturbances like Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Hyperactive minds, and alike major CNS syndromes, Alzheimer’s, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic syndromes, Epileptic Seizures, Febrile Seizures, Fits or Strokes, etc.

6. CBD has Anti-inflammatory Properties

CBD products claim to have high anti-inflammation properties. Cannabidiol is capable of reducing inflammation in the body.
Inflammation is the body’s response to system injury. It may cause pain, irritation, swelling, rashes, and high fever if not attended to. According to research, CBD compounds may protect body tissues, maintain WBC, and body temperature.

7. CBD Could Benefit Heart Health

Recent research has linked CBD with various heart and circulatory systems, including the ability to lower the high blood pressure. Studies suggest high blood pressure is linked to a higher risk of various health conditions – heart attack, stroke, and metabolic syndrome.

Studies indicate that CBD may be able to help with extreme conditions of high blood pressure.
Additionally, some studies on several animals have demonstrated that cannabidiol may help reduce the cell death associated with heart disease due to its powerful antioxidant properties.

A study found CBD effective by inducing in diabetic mice with heart disease, where Cannabidiol results in reduced oxidative stress and prevented heart damage.

8. Several Other Potential Benefits of CBD 

CBD has been studying the role of health benefits than those outlined above:

i) Antipsychotic Effects:

Various research suggests that CBD may help with mental disorders or Schizophrenia by reducing psychotic symptoms.

ii) Substance Abuse Treatment:

Cannabidiol can modify circuits of drug addiction by interacting with cannabinoid receptors in the brain. According to a study performed on rats, CBD ingestion is shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior.

iii) Anti-tumor Effects:

CBD has been found to demonstrate anti-tumor effects that means it was shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancer, according to test-tube and animal studies.

iv) Diabetes Prevention:

Studies have experimented with diabetic mice, treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56%, along with inflammation got effective results.

More About CBD and THC

Let’s start from the origins, the Cannabis family. Cannabis is naturally growing plants. They have different names, varieties, and strains, including Hemp and Marijuana. Nowadays they all are referred to under one species called Cannabis Sativa.

Concentration of CBD and THC in Hemp Plant
Cannabis: Chemical Concentrations

Cannabis has two main components CBD and THC. Both Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol are rich sources of psychoactive and wellness compounds.
Another component called terpenes gives a distinctive smell to Cannabis.
CBD and THC have similar chemical compositions. There is a slight change in the molecular structure which is why Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol have different effects on the body. THC makes you high, but CBD doesn’t.

Role of Hemp in the CBD

CBD is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in Cannabis Sativa or a Hemp plant with a rich history as a therapeutic medicine ages before. The hemp plant is a type of cannabis that contains a lesser amount of THC (say 0.3%) and a higher concentration of CBD. The medicinal properties of the CBD are well known today, even being tested by doctors and scientists around the world. A safe and non-psychotropic substance, CBD is one of a hundred “phytocannabinoids” that is unique to hemp plant and endows with its sturdy Medicinal profile.

Full Spectrum CBD and Isolate CBD

Full Spectrum CBD and Isolate CBD

Full-spectrum CBD includes all the cannabinoids, naturally found in the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum may also contain a bit of THC but not enough to get you high. The amount of THC is less than 0.1 percent and way more of CBD in full-spectrum, which works magically in treating pain, stress, anxiety, and even on damaged skin.

CBD isolate is the purest form of cannabidiol that contains 0.0% THC and comes in the form of a powder or slab. CBD isolate is tasteless and odorless. This nature makes it a versatile ingredient that is used to create a number of homemade CBD products.

How CBD works?

Our brains have specific receptors known as CB1 and CB2 that interact with cannabinoids. These receptors work after assimilating cannabinoid compounds like CBD and THC into the system, which results in the psychoactive and immune responses correlated with hemp consumption.

CBD and THC work by interacting with our body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a regulatory system made up of naturally occurring cannabis-like molecules. These endocannabinoids, as they’re called, work like neurotransmitters, transmitting messages through the body to help maintain homeostasis levels.

CBD Effects: Does CBD get you High? 

No, CBD will not get you high.
Cannabidiol does not possess any psychotropic properties while THC does. So if the product contains more than 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol then, it is obvious that it can get you high, otherwise, CBD products (CBD Oil, CBD Tincture, CBD Edibles, CBD Vape Juices) with low THC level will not get the mind-altering effect, thus, it won’t get high.

Why should I use CBD?

For the most part, to support their molecular and cellular health, many people integrate CBD into their health schedule. CBD products are also quite useful in treating body pains.
Recreational purposes-
Many people vape CBD mainly for recreational purposes and claim it makes them feel calm and relaxed. CBD edibles like gummy bears and chocolate are also great.
However, there is a common misconception that CBD is “the medical cannabinoid” and THC is “the recreational cannabinoid”.

That all sounds good but is CBD legal in US?

is cbd legalThere is much confusion about the legality of CBD. The most logical answer to this question is – technically YES. However, just like many other aspects of the law, this isn’t so clear cut.

The cannabis plant grows in many forms of variety. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) treated them all the same as a Schedule I substance.

However, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the Farm Bill) changed all that.
The “2018 Farm Bill” legalized hemp and hemp-derived products, including hemp-derived CBD.

The legislation basically states cannabis that contains no more than 0.3% of THC is considered to be legal at the federal level.

Hempeli CBD products have no more than 0.3% THC – it’s within the legal limits. hence
Cannabis that contains higher levels of THC (> 0.3%) is still listed as “marijuana” and remains a Schedule I drug.

Can you travel with CBD?

Flying with CBD should pose no issues now, according to the Farm Bill. It means that you can travel between states with legit CBD products (which is derived from hemp or have less than 0.3% of THC). Still, while carrying CBD oil, be mindful of the limits set by TSA on the quantity of liquid to carry CBD on traveling.

Find out if CBD Shows up on a Drug Test?

cbd drug testNo CBD won’t show up on a Drug Test unless you are buying third-party tested CBD with no or less than 0.3% of THC concentration. It generally depends on the product you are taking, if CBD product is Isolate CBD that means that the product contains pure CBD without any other components like THC.

On the other hand, if a person is taking Full-spectrum CBD (comprises many components including THC) continuously, then there would be a possibility of showing up on a drug test, then even after it may contain only 0.3% of CBD. As the reason behind this is that continuously using Full-spectrum CBD can lead to accumulating THC in the system, and thus, it can come up on a drug test.

In which form can we take CBD? edibles, tinctures, vape pens.

Hempeli CBD products are available in different forms but how it’s consumed depends on the respective individual, their personal needs and preferences.
Here are the most common ways to take CBD

1. CBD Oils and Tinctures

Oils and tinctures are processed and concentrated forms of CBD. It is the most available form of CBD which is often placed under the tongue using a dropper and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.
Hempeli CBD oil is purely organic, naturally flavored and designed for maximum effectiveness

2. CBD Edibles

CBD edibles involve a range of products to eat or drink, often available as gummies or chocolates. They can take anywhere from minutes to several hours to take effect.
Hempeli CBD gummies have no artificial additives. They are delicious and easy to chew. Each delicious bear delivers 6mg of incredible hemp-derived cannabinoid extracts.

3.CBD Topicals

Topicals are mostly CBD-infused oils, gels, creams and lotions that are intended to be used directly on skin, hair or nails. They’re often used to mitigate pain but are also used in hair care, skincare, and massage oil.

Hempeli provides CBD Cream for pain, beauty and CBD Bath Bombs for Luxurious bath.

4. CBD Pills and Capsules

cbd capsulesCBD Capsules and Pills are ingested orally and look similar to the supplements, vitamins or drugs you would find in a drugstore or supermarket. They typically contain CBD oil or Isolate CBD.
Hempeli Cbd capsules come concentrated with 33.5mg hemp-derived CBD Oil in each capsule. The capsules are easy to make, quick to react and the outer shell is purely vegan made from Agar-Agar, Pectin, Vegetable Gums, and Carrageenan.

What should I look for when shopping for CBD products?

There are many factors which need to be considered before buying the highest quality CBD products:

a). What does the label look like?

If it’s a dietary supplement, it should have a black panel with an FDA disclaimer along with the warning section. Also, ideally, it would be preferable to have access to their third-party lab testing results too.

b). Speaking of which: Has it been third-party tested?

Nearly every health expert agreed to confirm the label’s accuracy of your CBD products that they should be tested by a third party. This concern raised the 2017 Journal of the American Medical Association to have a study on CBD products, where 84 CBD products were tested and found 26% contained lowered doses than stated on the package. So, checking a quality assurance stamp or certificate of analysis from the third party would be helpful.

c). What is the CBD dosing?

The most confusing question for the CBD. When thinking about dosing, considering Cannabidiols form is a must, whether your CBD is Full-spectrum or Isolate(discussed). Full-Spectrum CBD could include cannabinoids like cannabigerol or cannabidivarin, as these are something which could create an ‘entourage effect’ when all together, while isolate is 100% CBD. So some consumers might only take CBD Dosage – 10 mg of full-spectrum CBD but with Isolate, the dose could rise from 80 to 100 mg to have the same effect.

d). Does it claim to cure any diseases?

In direct words- You should avoid any company that makes disease claims. If so, it means that the company is either willing to break the rules or it is not aware of the rules regarding CBD.

e). Is there a batch number?

Of course, you might know how to check your raw or bagged chicken every time there’s a recall to make sure the one you bought isn’t going to make you ill? So doing the same with CBD products too will be helpful in gaining your trust in the product. This is a huge indicator as to whether they are following good manufacturing practices or not.

f). Is there an additional ingredient in their products?

Knowing the additional ingredients in the products before ingestion is quite necessary. As, which additional supplement could give you side-effects- you never know. For example, sometimes I notice that (some CBD manufacturers) will add melatonin, which does have many negative effects.

 

Is CBD Safe?

The World Health Organization reported in 2017 that CBD is safe when in the pure state. Humans and animals can consume CBD without physical dependence or abuse. According to doctors, CBD with less than 0.3 % of THC is always safe to consume.

CBD is safe and well-tolerated but for some, it may show side-effects. One of the main reasons could be the overdosing of CBD. Some of the CBD oil side-effects are mention below:

  • Mood Swings
  • Hypertensions
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Skin problems (rashes, acne, discoloration)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) says CBD dosage of up to 300 mg can be taken orally for up to 6 months, on the other hand, doses of 1200 mg – 1500 mg can also be taken orally for up to four weeks.

Try to avoid overdosing of CBD products to reduce the CBD effects as it may cause several adverse effects. If you face any of them, then lower the dose in the following days or just stop taking CBD.

Can CBD be Given to Pet?

 

Generally, we expect CBD products to be safe and also promises some benefits, then why not to feed pets with CBD.

CBD for dogs and cats can be effective enough to treat them from multiple ailments. As CBD is very helpful with pets to calm down the restlessness and anxiety of pets. CBD helps to maintain the balance of the ECS system. It is also effective in treating joint pains, anxiety, bowel issues and more. So yes, you can give CBD to your pets in minimal quantities or after consulting a veterinarian.

Where can you buy CBD Oil?

It’s hard to know which companies are reliable to purchase CBD products. Trying to do a quick search for “CBD” on google, or “where can I buy CBD oil online” shows numerous results, making it even more confusing.
Consider the below-listed points before making a purchase:

  • Source of the product (hemp or marijuana)
  • The concentration of THC level
  • Ingredients of the products (no. of additives)
  • Attested laboratory reports
  • Clear and explicit labeling
  • The website provides detailed information for each product
  • Legitimate seller (yes or no)
  • Past reviews for CBD products

CBD can either be an amazing opportunity or a tremendous scam. A little bit of research based on the above points will help you get real and authentic CBD oil products. Purchase the best CBD oil products from here.