In the last few years, Cannabidiol has become a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Researchers have discovered that it has some very useful effects, but you may be largley in the dark about what it can do for you because it is shrouded in mystery and stigma. Why? Government agencies have placed some hefty restrictions on what can be done with it, and that is largely due to its source, which is a plant called hemp….which has low levels of THC, one of the oldest hallucinogenic drugs known. CBD and hemp are different animals though in that they lack the psychoactive properties that are found in THC.
The CBD is extracted from the plant matter and placed into a carrier oil (like coconut or hemp) that can be used to deliver its benefits. The potency and appearance may differ widely due to the various formulas and amounts used by different companies, and unlike it’s close relative that is normally bred to have higher amounts of THC, the plants that produce CBD are grown the way they occur in nature.
As you do research on CBD oil, you’ll be surprised to find that it has a surprisingly versatile set of uses, each person can probably find a different way to make CBD a useful addition to their lives. Here are some benefits and uses…
Easing MS Symptoms
Helping with Schizophrenic Episodes
Anxiety and Depression
Positive Effects on Epilepsy
May Reduce Your Appetite
I wanted to try CBD oil for quite some time. I wanted to see if would help me with relaxation and sleep issues…sleep issues caused by a racing mind and not being able to fully relax in the evenings. I also wanted to explore its effects on epilepsy eventually with my son, who is epileptic.
There are a lot of people who struggle with getting restful sleep. When people spend hours lying awake at night just to pass out for 3 or 4 hours and have to wake up to the expectations of work, children, the public, and various stresses, they can become depressed, anxious, or irritable.
Studies involving CBD have all remarked about CBD oil’s effectiveness at helping with relaxation before bedtime. Most people tested were okay with the effects of the CBD and reported that they were able to get to sleep more quickly and sustain sleep for longer, uninterrupted periods.
Today, anxiety disorders are some of the leading conditions that people report to their health practitioners. When they speak to their doctor, the result will almost always include some form of pill intended to help the person remain in control of their reactions to stimuli. Many of these drugs have wildly unintended side effects that can result in anything from reduction of sex drive to sleepwalking.
The addition of CBD oil can induce a feeling of calm and well-being…ie the result you are looking for without the bad side effects. I have been finding that it does increase my ability to get relaxed and turn my racing mind OFF, thus allowing me to fall asleep easier.
So what kind to get? There are numerous options out there in many price ranges. Some are good and some are a waste of money. The use of liposomes improves absorption. If the particles are too large for intra-oral (sublingual) absorption then your expensive cbd oil just goes into your stomach and is digested as food, allowing for very little if any absorption into the bloodstream. You want the product to be absorbed in the mouth and to accomplish that the particles must be very small. I personally use the Colorado Hemp Oil from Quicksilver Scientific that uses liposomal hemp nanoemulsions that maximize the effects of hemp extract by delivering it straight into the bloodstream. If you have some friends that have tried cbd oil and found that it didn’t do anything for them…the above is probably why.
When I use the above cbd oil I immediately feel its effects…as in within a minute or two. I don’t get drowsy, it just helps me relax and quiet my brain so I can either exist in a relaxed state or go to sleep faster if that is my desire. Any anxiety I am experiencing can easily be put aside or forgotten. And this is why it is hard for me to relax or sleep in the first place…either my my mind is racing with thoughts or I am anxious about something and cannot stop thinking about it. I love having cbd oil in my arsenal of tools to help me relieve the stresses and anxieties of the day.