Chiro eco.com, a resource for chiropractors, published an article to explain the benefits of CBD oil.
What is CBD oil good for? Pain relief, and other ailments.
An increasing amount of people are looking towards all-natural ways to treat their own ailments as many have lost trust in Big Pharma having their best interest at heart. This is because of the negative side-effects of many prescription medicines. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of CBD oil, hoping to find relief.
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What’s the buzz about CBD?
The buzz-word when people talk of medical marijuana is cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD. But what is CBD?
Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow explained in a Senate Caucus that CBD is one of 80 or more active cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Just because it is from the marijuana plant some people worry that CBD products will produce the high associated with the drug. This is not correct.
She says the CBD compound doesn’t have the same brain-base response as THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive found in cannabis. It interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body without causing alterations in the way people think and without the perception changes caused by THC.
She concluded by saying that although more research is needed, there is already significant preliminary research supporting CBD’s therapeutic potential.
What is the difference between CBD and hemp oil?
A naturopathic doctor at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine, Aimée Gould Shunney, specializes in women’s health. She explains that CBD or cannabidiol is one of 120 cannabinoids found in hemp oil. Hemp oil, unlike CBD contains plant sterols, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, chlorophyll and Vitamin E. When hemp oil is sold as food, it contains very little CBD, while CBD supplements contain higher amounts of CBD for supplementary health benefits.