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You may have heard about CBD oil in the news, or just about any social media outlet. It’s fast becoming a healthier way to treat many conditions. The claims are big, and some say that CBD oil can be used to treat pain, reduce anxiety and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Depending on what you are taking it for will also affect the CBD dosage that you should take. In most case,s it’s smart to consult a qualified physician before starting any CBD oil treatment.
Let’s look at what the experts are saying and what scientific evidence there is for cannabinoids (CBD). Plus, see what average folks think about using CBD oil to treat many things.
What Is CBD Oil?
It’s derived from a marijuana hemp plant which is bread to produce very high amounts of cannabinoids (CBD), and very low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in cannabis.
CBD is the non-psychoactive compound that gives humans many health benefits, without intoxication. Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system which is responsible to govern many body functions.
Is CBD Oil Legal?
The fact is that 30 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal, or recreational purposes. People are beginning to see that CBD oil works. The 2018 Hemp Farm Act gives legal protection for CBD oil, if it contains more than 10% CBD, and under .08% THC. This means that anyone over the age of 21 can buy CBD hemp products online and have them delivered to their homes in all 50 states, legally.
What Does the Scientific Data Say?
In early 2018 the Food and Drug Administration legalized a CBD hemp oil to treat specific Epilepsy. Epidiolex oral solution is a high CBD concentrate that is used to stop seizures in specifically bad cases, and it works! Patients must qualify and have a state-certified medical marijuana doctor to prescribe it. The National Institutes of Health have published findings for the beneficial use of CBD to treat pain, anxiety, seizures and more.
Well-known CNN contributor and medical doctor Sanjay Gupta just recently released his findings from a 5-year study on CBD to treat opioid addiction. Dr. Gupta found that after regular doses of CBD oil over many months, the patients showed significant results. They were able to take CBD oil for the symptoms of withdrawal associated with opioids. What’s more, the patients showed improved brain function thought to be lost from years of drug abuse. The CBD promotes synaptic stimulation within the brain. Scans showed increased brain function over time and this parallel the “real world” effects.