CBD oil is now becoming a huge phenomenon across the globe for people of all ages. Hundreds of studies have now been done on it, proving it to be beneficial when it comes to a number of health issues.
Cannabidiol is available in oils, vapes, lotions, and even gummy sweets. It is extracted from hemp or marijuana and contains numerous health benefits which now help 64 million Americans daily, without the high.
This is because THC, the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects in marijuana, is not largely present in CBD.
Any CBD product containing over 0.3% THC is illegal.
According to Healthcare Weekly, the cannabidiol oil is often extracted by diluting crushed hemp/cannabis sativa material in a carrier oil like hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, flaxseed oil or coconut oil.
Cool Things Chicago reported that CBD use can be traced back as far as four thousand years ago, when it was documented that Chinese emperor Shen Neng used the marijuana leaf in tea form.
This tea was prescribed with the hope of relieving the symptoms of gout, malaria, rheumatism, and memory loss.
Among all the fantastic benefits that we all know about – help with anxiety, epilepsy, and reducing migraines just to name a few- there’s also a whole range of bizarre uses for this ‘miracle’ substance.
Here are seven strange uses of CBD oil.
It seems that just as people of all ages can reap the benefits of CDB oil, so can your furry friends. According to Kyro, cannabinoids interact with receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems of dogs, which help maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state.
It is suggested that CBD may be able to treat pain, especially neuropathic pain, and help to control seizures in the same way it does with humans.
A study published by PubMed assessed the effect of CBD use in smokers who wished to quit. Out of the group, 24 smokers were randomized to receive a CBD inhaler or a placebo for one week.
The smokers were told to use the inhaler when they felt the urge to smoke.
Those treated with CBD significantly reduced the number of cigarettes they smoked by up to 40% and results also indicated that some decided to continue with this method of quitting at follow-up.
It is claimed that CBD produces the same feeling of anxiety and stress relief in our bodies that smoking does, which is why people are likely to make the change.
CBD can act as a highly effective sebostatic and anti-inflammatory agent by inhibiting lipid synthesis. This means it adjusts to how the body creates sebum – the oily substance that the skin makes.
Excess sebum production can lead to clogged pores and the development of acne. CBD prevents this, making skin less oily and prone to zits.
Its anti-inflammatory products prevent inflammatory cytokines from activating which can also cause the development of acne.
It is also well known that CBD oil contains antioxidants that improve hydration, which is why it has become an anti-aging ingredient in so many skin care products today.
Star Mandy Moore told Coveteur that her stylist recommended CBD oil to help cope with pain when wearing high heels, after she asked for recommendations on a “numbing cream” that she could use.
It is claimed that in the same way CBD is used for pain relief when it comes to health issues such as migraines, it could also help with external pain such as sore feet after a long day.
Registered Dietician Nutritionist Carlene Thomas has suggested that CBD could be incorporated into our food to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Drinking small, small amounts of CBD is said to relieve symptoms of anxiety which helps with gut health, too.
The dietician claims that not only does the oil make it easier to ‘flow through life’, but Carlene also claims she and her husband have hugely cut their time on social media and checking emails.
Check out her mint choc chip smoothie with CBD oil recipe.
CBD has been shown to relieve symptoms of paranoia, anxiety and other uncomfortable, constricting emotions which people experience after smoking too much cannabis.
These symptoms can be overwhelming and cause the smoker to feel stuck for a way out. However, instead of trying to eat their way out of it or take a cold bath, smokers should now try consuming a drop or two of CBD oil.
The bond which induces a psychoactive high is that of THC and the CB1 receptor. However, if a person takes CBD oil after smoking a little too much, this can make the CB1 less receptive to THC and suppress symptoms.
Fibromyalgia is quite a mystery of the medical world, causing various physical and mental health issues including extreme fatigue, chronic pain, and depression.
No cause or cure is yet to exist for the condition, with existing treatments only able to manage symptoms. However, CBD is now becoming increasingly popular as an alternative remedy as it has been known to help with chronic pain and relieve feelings of depression and anxiety.
Although there are studies to back up every one of these claims, it’s still advised that you seek the advice of a doctor before using CBD oil, especially if you are planning to give it to your children.
The FDA has not approved this article’s statements.