Cannabidiol, or CBD has been growing in popularity for a few years now, and that trend shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Incidentally, no cases of toxicity or overdose from use of hemp-based (industrial-grade hemp) CBD oil have been reported so far. Many manufacturers of CBD products have based their claims of an effect on cannabis studies; however, it is not apparent whether CBD by itself does have these effects. CBD oil is a naturally potent product extracted from the cannabis plant.
Of all the active ingredients found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant, research about CBD’s benefits have gained traction in recent years. That’s why all the CBD products found on have been derived from only organic industrial hemp plants. Cannabidiol also is found in cannabis plants, but usually at much lower levels, unless the cultivar has been bred for a high CBD content.
According to a 2016 review published in the journal Neurotoxicity Research , cannabinoids such as CBD that act as antagonists to CB1 receptors may reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and help patients reduce alcohol consumption. The research suggests pain and inflammation can be reduced through CBD use.
CBD’s connection to marijuana and hemp leaves a lot of open questions, and some of those questions leave many who could benefit from CBD’s many potential health benefits wondering if they should take the leap or not. Moreover, it is prudent to counsel with an expert before devouring CBD oil for any medical condition, particularly anxiety.
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