- Medical Cannabis
What Is Cannabis Oil?
As Cannabis oil continues to grow in popularity, more and more people are seeing the need for them to use it. This compound found in the cannabis plant known as Cannabidiol is non-intoxicating and does not contain psychoactive properties that THC has. Tetrahydrocannabinol simply known as THC is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that gives the consumer of marijuana a feeling of highness whenever it is taken. Marijuana contains a high concentration of THC while CBD does not, and this is because it was derived from hemp which has less than 0.3% of THC.
The cannabis oil or CBD oil contains active ingredients including Cannabidiol in a carrier oil which may be hemp oil or coconut oil. Different CBD brands have different methods of producing oil. You only need to pick which works best for you. There are so many ways also of taking or using CBD oil; it can be applied directly to the skin in the form of creams, rubs, balms, and salves, it can be taken as capsules, tinctures or sprays. Whichever one it is, they are very effective in the body although each of these methods has different time range for them to circulate in the bloodstream when taken.
How Does Cannabis Oil Help?
Well, cannabis oil has proven to be very helpful especially in the health and medical sector. It has also been used in the production of beauty products as it is said to have anti-aging properties.
Cannabis oil helps in the body and affects help by interesting with the activities of the Endocannabinoid System simply known as ECS. The ECS regulates and controls different functions in the body such as sleep, memory, appetite, mood, energy balance and so on. Cannabis oil works by attaching to the receptors found in the ECS.
Another way cannabis oil helps health is by helping to treat and improve certain health conditions. What are these health conditions? Here they are:
Pain and Inflammation: This reason is what makes cannabis oil very popular as it helps to treat any kind of pain in the body no matter how chronic it is. This includes neuropathic pain, inflammatory pain and musculoskeletal.
Skin diseases: Cannabis oil helps to treat various skin diseases such as acne, eczema, and sclerosis.
Anxiety and depression: Cannabis oil helps to treat anxiety and depression in humans and also help to calm the nerves.
Epilepsy and seizures: Cannabis oil is used to treat epilepsy and seizures, and it has been proven to work. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, a cannabis medication that treats two rare forms of epilepsy in children, known as the Dravet Syndrome and the Lennox-Gastant Syndrome. Epidiolex is the first approved and legalized CBD medication.
Insomnia: Cannabis oil promotes sounder sleep and soothes the nerves. In this way, it helps you sleep better without any adverse effects.
Other ways cannabis oil can help is that it reduces the growth of cancerous cells in the body thereby preventing tumor growth in the body. It also improves heart health and sees to the general wellness of the body.
In this regard, so many people are using CBD oil. Since its legalization in the year 2018, it has become very popular with an increasing number of users. A lot of people are amazed by the fact that it does not get them high when it is taken and this fact alone accounts for its popularity.
Before taking cannabis oil, however, you need to meet with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you.