CBD oil has become one of today’s most popular trends in herbal medicine and taking it has been promoted as a way to relieve the complications caused by all kinds of illnesses and mental issues. So, what’s the truth about CBD oil?
Will CBD oil help relieve your back pain and will it make it easier for you to focus? Will it cure your acne and relieve your anxiety? Let’s sort through a few details about this help-based oil that’s pressed from the cannabis sativa plant.
The Only FDA-Approved Use for CBD as of September 2019
It’s important to note that as of today, there is only one FDA-approved use for CBD oil, so any other use is performed either in research studies or by individuals who experiment with this herbal remedy on a private basis. The FDA-approved drug that’s made from CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, is prescribed and sold under the name Epidiolex. This CBD-based drug is approved by the FDA as a remedy for two types of epilepsy. CBD is also currently being researched to determine if it’s suitable for patients experiencing complications of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety.
11 Benefits of CBD Oil
I’ve researched and read a lot about CBD and its cure-all properties. Some of the benefits are a touch sketchy, and others are widely agreed-upon by users of this natural product. Some of the proclaimed benefits of CBD oil, according to people who use CBD oil, include:
- Pain relief
- Cancer symptom relief
- Clears up acne
- Eases depression
- Relieves anxiety
- Treats neurological disorders (This is where the FDA-approved epilepsy drug fits in this puzzle.)
- Improves heart health (being studied)
- Supports circulatory system (being studied)
- Increases creativity
- Helps with better focus
- Better sleep
The Buzz Factor and CBD Oil
CBD oil is used as an ingredient in many products today, ranging from consumables to shampoos, and it’s still in the early stages of exploration due to its connection with marijuana. This emotion-based connection is in place even though the facts show that CBD oil is pressed from a different strain of the cannabis plant than pot comes from and has no naturally occurring THC in it, which is the compound that gets pot users high.
While some brands of CBD oil edibles may leave users feeling a bit spacey, the reasons for using CBD oil and CBD-based products typically aren’t connected with the desire to get a buzz. People typically turn to CBD oil to support natural healing and to ease the complications of medical issues, many of which are associated with aging, and which are affecting today’s baby boomer generation.
People who use CBD oil seem to be finding more and more positive reasons to jump on the CBD bandwagon every day. Browse around the articles, such as this one on CBD dabs, on the Supplements for Health and Well-Being page here on Intrinsic Vicissitude to learn more about this natural ‘cure-all’ and feel free to ask questions or start a conversation in the comments under any of the articles here on the site. You’re also welcome to hang around as long as you like and share about your experiences with this amazing hemp-based product.
- Healthline: 7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (Plus Side Effects)
- Mayo Clinic: What Are the Benefits of CBD – and Is It Safe to Use?
- Harvard Health Publishing: Cannabidiol (CBD) – What We Know and What We Don’t