Why are people using CBD Oil?
There is a myriad of reasons why it is so popular but here are some that you may not have heard about.
- A recent CBD Oil UK study found that it was effective in reducing the desire to smoke cigarettes
- Cannabidiol was found to be effective as a sebostatic and anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of acne. It inhibits lipid synthesis.
- Curtailing the development of diabetes.
- Shows promising results in the treatment for fibromyalgia
- It has shown promise in halting prions which is the protein that causes neurodegenerative diseases like Creutzfeltd-Jakob and mad cow.
- CBD is known to produce anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory effects when ingested. It slows everything down and calms the user. It is therefore helpful in the treatment and management of PTSD and both chronic and acute anxiety.
- There is some early documented evidence that it is an effective treatment for Crohn’s disease.
- There is evidence to suggest that CBD has the potential to reduce various aspects of Multiple Sclerosis.
- One of the very few side effects of CBD is tiredness so it has proved effective in dealing with insomnia.
- CDB has known antiemetic properties and has therefore proved to be effective in alleviating vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy and some other therapies.
- There is therapeutic potential for the treatment of seizures as it has anticonvulsant properties.
For a while now, I’ve been experiencing anxiety, but over the past year my symptoms have worsened. The medicine my doctor prescribed has limited effect on me, so I began researching what alternative, natural remedies are out there to treat anxiety.
Then I discovered Cannabidiol. This product has had a lot on conversation surrounding it, particularly in relation to medical conditions. At first, I was wary of the product being similar to Marijuana, and whether taking the oil would make me high, and if it was against the law to buy CBD in the UK. However, after reading the reviews online, the benefits seemed too good to ignore.
Will It get me high like Marijuana?
CBD Oil is one of many compounds found in the resin of the Marijuana plant. However, when the Oil is extracted in the lab, the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, isn’t present. This means that ingesting or vaping CBD Oil cannot get the user ‘high’ like Marijuana would. Cannabidiol is linked with antipsychotic and anti-inflammatory effects. It can also reduce vomiting, nausea and anxiety and potentially combat cancerous cells. Despite all of these benefits, there have been some concerns around the safety of Cannabidiol because of misunderstandings about THC. THC is a different compound contained in the cannabis plant which has psychotropic properties and which is known to cause elation, sedation, relaxation and even hallucinations. It is due to this link between the two substances that causes doubt over whether or not Hemp oil can cause a high. When people use marijuana for recreational purposes they choose strains of the plant that are high in THC, however CBD oil is produced from a different strain of the plant which is higher in CBD, so users can rest assured that the process involved in extracting the CBD oil results in a product that only has minuscule levels of THC that can have no harmful effect on the body.
If I take Hemp Oil will I be breaking the Law?
To ease my worries about the legal status of the product, I read up on the status of the CBD Oil in the UK. My research led me to an article at Sky News which indicates that products containing CBD are to be classed as medicines from 2017. It’s also been reported that there has not been a single document study which demonstrates that Hemp Oil gives the user any adverse effects.
Now I felt comfortable that I would neither get ‘high’ or be breaking the law by using this product, I went ahead and looked for a product to order online. I already had a vaporiser, so I was just looking for the oil itself. After looking at several different products,
CBD oil is not addictive and will not get you high. Although cannabis is known to be an illegal addictive substance, hemp oil and CBD have none of the psychoactive components that characterise marijuana. While Cannabidiol has a therapeutic effect, it does not cause any unwanted psychoactive effects and actually has an anti-psychotic effect meaning that it can be used in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. Different cannabis plant strains have been cultivated for various purposes. The variety grown for medical and recreational purposes, marijuana, has a lower level of CBD and a higher level of THC, while other strains have a higher CBD content and under 0.3% THC. These are known as hemp which has a number of industrial uses, including the use of its fibres in manufacturing and the extraction of its Cannabidiol for medical purposes. While the levels of THC in marijuana can be high enough to cause addiction, when CBD oil is derived from hemp seeds it has a minuscule THC content and can therefore be used safely, without psychoactive effects and without running the risk of addiction.
When making the oil, it is important to use the right strain of cannabis plant as there is a difference between those that are rich in THC and those that have a higher Cannabidiol content. CBD is derived from cannabis plant flowers where it is concentrated in its resin glands. When extracted from the flower, CBD oil is produced by combining the plant with other compounds such as olive oil, ethanol, butane or carbon dioxide.
This product can be extracted in several ways including the Carrier Oil Extraction Method which results in an oil that is rich in Omega acids, the Decarboxylation method which results in a pure but expensive product, extraction with solvents which is not recommended since it results in unsafe residues in the oil, and extraction with grain alcohol. Once the oil has been extracted it is then diluted to achieve different strengths of CBD for sale and, in some cases, flavoured to improve its taste.
Vaping is one of the safest and most effective ways to ingest the oil, as vaping facilitates the absorption into the body. I simply filled up a brand-new, empty vape pen cartridge with my Hemp Oil, and began vaping as I usually would. They offer a full range of simple and effective TPD compliant CBD Vape kits to suit every need.
flavoured Hemp Oil like many other companies, because there is little regulation in this area, I added a couple of drops of my normal coffee flavour VG e-liquid to see if I would enjoy it with a little different flavour – as it happens I like the taste in its natural form, it has a slight hint of perhaps “oak” taste. You should avoid adding too much e-liquid as this can cause crystallisation to occur – simply warming the solution up slightly will dissolve any crystal formation.
The product itself is completely organic, GMO-free and 100% vegetarian, which is great for ethical issues. It’s been reported to alleviate disorders such as anxiety, nausea, depression and even seizures. It helps with symptoms by regulating our body’s homeostasis, which can impact our mood, sleep patterns, appetite and even relief pain. You can buy hemp oil and CBD oil in the UK online and in vape shops.
Using the 50mg strength Hemp Oil, I began vaping a couple of times a day. I was wary of using the CBD Oil like my e-liquid, in case I overused the product, but after my first day of using it I began to feel the effects. I found my panic attacks didn’t last as long and that I found it easier to calm down afterwards, so this meant I didn’t need to overuse the oil.
After a week, I noticed a real difference in my symptoms, including a decrease in anxiety in particularly stressful situations which is great progress for me.
Does Vaping Cannabidiol Work?
I’ve been using CBD Oil for a month now, and the results have been fantastic. I’ve increased my dosage from 50mg to 100mg, and I’m still experiencing the same health benefits. I’ve kept the intake to a couple of times a day, but I have increased this when necessary and have felt no adverse effects at all.
One of the main benefits of vaping the product is the ease of use, as it means that I can completely control the amount of Cannabidiol I’m ingesting, and increase or decrease the amount as I need. The discreet packaging is another pro, as although the bottle is clearly labelled with the strength of the oil, it looks unassuming and so it’s easy to store in a kitchen cupboard.
Overall, CBD Oil is an incredible product which has helped me to treat my anxiety disorder in a natural way, as opposed to just taking tablets. I would definitely recommend to buy Hemp Oil to someone looking for an alternative way to treat their disorder. I would stress people to remember to do their research to ensure the product is for them for buying. It’s important to find a product that suits you the best.