CBD (Cannabidiol) is the primary chemical compound found in the hemp plant. CBD does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the psychoactive chemical ingredient in marijuana and will NOT make you “high”.
CBD oil is one of the 104 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is made by extracting CBD oil from the cannabis plant, then diluting with a carrier oil like coconut oil.
Advantages of CBD as a medical treatment
- CBD will not get you “high”
- You cannot overdose on CBD
- It may be purchased without a prescription
- CBD oil is available in multiple forms and may be swallowed, taken sublingual or vaped.
Although there needs to be more research, CBD may prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain.
Who benefits from taking CBD?
Any person suffering from:
- Chronic Pain
Those who suffer from epilepsy have recently gained significant support for CBD oil as a treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex (a drug made with a purified form of CBD oil) in June 2018 for the treatment of epilepsy in patients 2 years of age or older.