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By East Hill Medical |    Apr 20, 2018

Benefits of CBD Oil


Benefits of CBD Oil

Physicians and health and wellness professionals are beginning to use CBD oil in conjunction with therapy and treatments for clients. When incorporated into sessions with clients, CBD oil can make treatments more effective. It can even prolong and strengthen the effectiveness of treatments in between sessions.
Before deciding whether CBD oil is right for you, it is important to understand what exactly it is. CBD is a cannabinoid, meaning it is a compound in the cannabis plant and the oil is derived by direct extraction from the plant. CBD supplements vary in strength and composition. Although it is a cannabinoid like marijuana and hemp, when CBD oil is derived from a low grade THC hemp, the oil does not have psychoactive properties. In fact, legal CBD oil is safe for all ages.
CBD oil can help restore balance in patients’ lifestyles. CBD products can promote adequate sleep, increase appetite and metabolism, aid in promoting a healthy immune system. The active cannabinoids in the oil are absorbed by the body into the bloodstream. From here they make contact with receptors in the nervous system and chemical messages are exchanged between nerve cells. When the CBD oil is active in the body, its cannabinoids behave similarly to the way the body’s naturally-occurring cannabinoids behave. Because THC and CBD have chemical structures similar to natural cannabinoids such as anandamide and 2-AG, chemists and physicians are able to determine which type and quantity of CBD oil is appropriate for the needs of each individual patient.
Since CBD oil is derived from the cannabis plant, many people wonder about the legality of these products. So, is it legal? Hemp products derived from imported hemp are legal in this country. Another common question is, what is the difference between hemp and marijuana? In the United States, hemp is any cannabis plant that has .3% or less THC per dry weight. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. CBD is legal because such a low amount of THC cannot produce psychoactive effects. Actually, CBD oil can be completely free of THC. The .3% is just the maximum amount of THC that can be in CBD oil for it to still be considered legal as a health and nutrition supplement.
Hemp has been around since the earliest days of agriculture. It is one of the oldest crops in the history of humanity. It is a wonder plant in that is requires little water and thrives without the use of pesticides. It is a source of fiber and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Shampoos, soaps, and lotions made from hemp have been popular for quite some time. Now a substance to be ingested, CBD comes in a variety of consumption preferences. Patients may take CBD oil in the form of capsules, tinctures, vaporizers, and more. It’s as simple as taking a vitamin. Even your pets can benefit from CBD oil.
Chiropractors are incorporating CBD oil in their practices. When taken in the form of ingestible supplements and topical creams, CBD activates the CB2 receptor in the immune system. This receptor is where processes such as inflammation take place. When interacting with this receptor, CBD can significantly lower inflammation in patients. This reduces pain and increases range of movement in the spine and joints. Cannabinoids found in CBD oils and lotions have been linked directly to pain relief in the body. If you are curious about the benefits of CBD oil, contact your physician and request more information pertaining to your individual immuno needs.