Should You be Taking CBD Oil? Here’s What You Need to Know

CBD oil is the subject of much discussion and as more and more people are introduced to the benefits of the oil, more and more people are now using it as a first choice for many of their ailments. CBD can be used for all kinds of conditions from minor ailments to more serious conditions. It can help with conditions throughout the body, so let us look at the oil in more detail.

CBD is a chemical found in the cannabis plant, there are in fact over 100 chemicals found in the plant. THC is a chemical which is similar to CBD, it is formally known as Tetrahydrocannabinol. Although similar, the structure of the atoms which form THC are different from CBD, hence making it an entirely different product. THC is the chemical from which users of cannabis experience the ‘high’ and products which contain over a certain concentration of THC are not legal in the UK. Different countries will have different regulations for CBD and THC, you should check to make sure that you are not contravening any of their rules if you plan to use any of the products overseas.

CBD oil is entirely legal to purchase here in the UK. There does exist some confusion around this but CBD itself is legal and CBD oil can be purchased from reputable companies online. You need to make sure that you get your CBD oil from a reputable place a quick Google of CBD oil UK brings up many sites but we recommend Cannabidiol, to give it its official name, is extracted from the cannabis plant using different methods of extraction and manufacturers will have their own chosen method, all methods have their pros and cons. 

After extraction from the plant, the CBD is prepared so that it satisfies the requirement for the country in which you live, for example in the UK, any CBD product cannot contain more than 0.2% THC, so any extra THC which may be present, has to be removed. After this extra processing, the CBD can be added to a carrier oil which then becomes known as CBD oil. For those who want to mix and match their CBD products, CBD is also used in other preparations including capsules and creams. As well as being used internally, the product can also be used externally and many people find benefit in using for example a cream with the oil as the cream can be applied directly to the area of discomfort.

CBD can be used for all kinds of conditions throughout the body. It is commonly used to relieve pain and those who experience chronic pain have indicated that they now use the oil in place of their painkilling medications.It is however important that if you are planning to do that for you to have a discussion with your doctor first of all. Some medications have to be gradually reduced before stopping them for good.

So what do people use CBD oil for? The simple answer is that they use it for all manner of conditions and ailments. There is scientific research which is ongoing into the use of CBD for many conditions and research results do point to the benefits of CBD for many conditions, so far the results are very encouraging and this is in addition to the word from people who have used the product for themselves. The following details some of the conditions which are known to have shown benefit from CBD. 

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • General malaise and aches and pains
  • MS
  • Alzheimers
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Digestive issues and upset
  • Headaches both chronic and migraine types

The list could go on and in addition, people make use of CBD oil as a preventative measure for their health. The reason that CBD works so well for many health conditions is because it works to restore the balance of the body. In order to function without pain and for it to be comfortable, the body has to maintain its balance or homeostasis and it does this through a lesser known system that it has called the Endocannabinoid system. This system (we only discovered this about 30 years ago)  works to satisfy a number receptors with cannabinoids.The body produces its own cannabinoids but when the receptors are not satisfied, either because not enough cannabinoids are being produced or not enough of the receptors are being satisfied, the body is then considered to be out of balance and it loses its homeostasis. CBD is a cannabinoid and it provokes the body to make proper use of its cannabinoids, hence once again restoring its homeostasis. Because of this unique mechanism, CBD will work for conditions which are unrelated to each other and this can often be the confusion for some people as they are used to being given different tablets form their doctor depending on their illness but CBD works for everything.

It is important to source a reputable dealer for your product. You could visit where you will find a range of CBD products in addition to CBD oil.

You should begin by establishing your own dose, don’t copy what works for other people as, chances are, it will not work for you. Even if you have a similar body weight, shape and size, because of the mechanism described above, you will need to have your own uniques dose. CBD oil comes in different strengths and it is always advised that you begin with the least strength and smallest dose.`It is important that you do not increase your dose before you check to see whether the previous dosing has worked for you so, increase slowly, take your time and do not be in a rush. CBD works better that way. Taken correctly, CBD is very well tolerated and many of the adverse reports that are around are as a result of people not dosing correctly. Remember that there is no one dose to fit all so be patient with yourself and find your correct dose to give the product the best possible chance of working for you.