Nowadays we can find a great variety of CBD products that proclaim their beneficial effects but… What’s CBD and how does it affect our organism?
CBD is one of the two most well known and abundant chemical compounds present in the cannabis plant. The other one is the THC.
If the word cannabis or marihuana makes you run the other way then you’re thinking about THC. CBD has very different effects on the brain and body and you should learn about them.
The THC is responsible for having a psychoactive effect on us, in other words, gets us “high”, it makes us feel like we’re drunk, it makes our mouths feel dry and alters our perception.
On the other hand, we have CBD which has all the main medical properties. It provides a sedative and relaxing effect on our bodies. They block the nerve signals that provoke pain in our body, that’s why you feel relief when you ingest CBD.
The oil extracted from cannabis seeds has been used to help many people with mental and physicals disorders.
There are CBD oil treatments for autism, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, post-traumatic disorders, Parkinson and other conditions. It alleviates patients almost immediately because it combats pain symptoms, spasticity, and insomnia.
It also helps alleviates and prevents anxiety, loss of appetite, nausea, inflammation, chronic pain.
This product is many times recommended before other medicines and treatments because they are not addictive, to have any side effects you must first consume a large dose and even then the side effects are minimal.
Some of the side effects can be dizziness, sleepiness, and dry mouth, but they stop once you stop consuming them.
CBD Oil and in other forms are a better alternative to the patients that want to have the sensation marihuana provides but without the negative aspects, I mean the “high”.
Besides being a medicine, CBD is also considered a nutritional supplement. You can buy it legally.
CBD oil is not illegal in most countries because it doesn’t have a psychoactive effect and is not considered a narcotic.
But it has regulations as it can’t have THC levels above a certain amount.
If you think CBD could help you with any health-related issue and you’re not sure what concentration of it is adequate for you, then ask your doctor to recommend the correct dose.
It usually takes up to 30 minutes to take effect but sometimes you can feel it almost immediately, depending on the dose you consumed.