Especially in recent years, the positive benefits of cannabidiol and the use of CBD oil have become more and more popular. If you are now shocked that you read a post about drugs on my blog, I can literally “calm you down”. Just read to the end and trust in #nodrugsneeded!
Is CBD oil a drug?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD is a component of cannabis plants. Unlike THC (also a component of this plant), it is not psychoactive, meaning that it does not cause euphoria and is not addictive. The difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC (hemp contains less than 0.3% and marijuana has more).
What is CBD oil good for?
Cannabidiol binds to cannabinoid receptors in our brain. Thus it influences many signaling pathways that regulate, for example, joy, concentration, appetite, pain, and activity. CDB assumable has anti-inflammatory effects in the brain, making it discussed as a treatment option for many diseases and CBD is scientifically well-proven, especially for some forms of epilepsy. Studies also show a positive effect on anxiety, sleep, and concentration. Unlike THC, it has no intoxicating effects and does not cause a “high”. It is also not addictive, but may probably even support addiction therapy (e.g. opioids).
Is CBD oil a harmless miracle cure though?
Of course, like everything in life, the effect is highly individual. The side effects observed are rather harmless (mainly fatigue, diarrhea, altered appetite, and weight development). But it is always advisable to be careful with yourself and the effect and to discuss it in advance with your doctor. The CBD oil helps me to relax especially in the evening.
What should you look for in CBD oil?
What surprised me during my research is the different quality of the CBD oils on offer. A study shows that the CBD and THC content in the oil often does not correspond to that on the label. Consequently, the oils may be ineffective due to low CBD doses or have stronger side effects than expected due to high THC content. So please inform yourself carefully before deciding which product you choose. There are certainly many good oils on the market. One of the two founders (Niklas) had strong migraine attacks that have been relieved with CBD oil from abroad. Because of this he and a friend decided to start a local and sustainable CBD brand themselves. The market is growing at over 60% per year and CBD is becoming interesting for an even broader target group.
Have you ever tried CBD oil? If so, what are your experiences? I am curious about what you report!
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