CBD is a cannabinoid that is also known as Cannabidiol. It is most often extracted from cannabis plants in the form of an oil. Unlike another cannabinoid known as THC, you will not get high after ingesting CBD or CBD oil.
CBD oil can:
--- reduce pain.
--- reduce swelling.
--- reduce anxiety.
--- reduce nausea.
--- treat symptoms of psychosis.
CBD oil can reduce the incidence of some types of seizures and may reduce incidence of diabetes. It is available in forms such as capsules, creams, salves, sprays, tinctures that may be administered internally or externally.
To treat pain, CBD oil can be used internally or externally. For internal use there are various forms of CBD oil including capsules, sprays, tinctures.
For external applications there are balms, creams, lotions, salves, as well as other similar products that are applied to the skin of the pain sufferer. These may also help reduce swelling.
CBD oil for internal use is usually taken by mouth. It can be better for pain affecting multiple areas. CBD oil for external use is applied to a painful area and massaged into the skin. It may be more effective for pain in one specific area.
When utilizing CBD oil to treat anxiety it is almost always administered orally. Ways for taking CBD oil to treat anxiety include capsules, sprays, tinctures, as well as other methods.
Some people take a certain amount of CBD oil on a daily basis to treat anxiety, while others take it only when it is needed, because they feel anxious at that particular moment.
There are individuals that vape a bit of CBD oil when necessary. The effects are fairly quick and, depending on the circumstances, vaping may be a more practical method of ingesting CBD oil.
Vaping, also called vaporizing, CBD oil is another method of ingesting it. This can be accomplished with a vaporizer or something like an e-cigarette.
Some individuals find vaping CBD oil is a good method of treating anxiety or symptoms of psychosis, while others find it is an effective way to reduce pain.
There are specific products that are designed to be vaped. Do not try to vape creams or other forms of CBD that are intended for other means of administration or application.
The best CBD oil depends on the individual and the particular condition that they are taking it for. Depending on the intended use, one form of CBD oil might be better than others.
The best type of CBD oil for someone experiencing elbow pain might be a cream, while CBD oil in the form of a tincture may be optimal for someone taking it to treat anxiety.
There are various companies that market different brands of CBD oil and, like other items, some brands are better than others. Look for a list of ingredients that tells you exactly what you are getting.
CBD oil is legal or tolerated in many countries. It can be obtained from plants that are also cultivated to produce products like marijuana, hashish, hash oil. This may lead to CBD oil being associated with illegal drugs.
While many legal agencies regard CBD oil with a THC content below a certain level to be a legal product, others may classify CBD oil as an illegal substance. In the USA it is generally treated as legal by most government agencies.
There have been cases in the United States where CBD oil has been seized, but this is the exception rather than the rule. CBD oil will not cause a person to fail a drug test as long as it does not contain THC.
You can buy CBD oil legally in many countries, but because of the association with marijuana there are some stores that will not stock it.
If you are going to buy CBD oil, when possible it is a good practice to buy products with an ingredient label that lists the amounts of CBD and other active ingredients it contains.
For instance, if you purchase CBD oil that contains 100 milligrams of CBD per 1 milliliter serving and find it too strong, you could try another product with lower levels instead.
CBD oil is sometimes sold as Hemp CBD Oil or CBD Hemp Oil. This might be to stress that it is CBD oil that was extracted from hemp plants. Hemp has very low levels of THC.
Do not confuse hemp oil with CBD oil. Hemp oil is a totally different product obtained from cannabis seeds, and more correctly refereed to as hemp seed oil. Hemp oil does not contain CBD.
Hemp oil is consumed for its nutritional value or applied topically as a body care product. It can also be utilized as fuel or employed in industrial applications like inks, lubricants, paints, plastics.
Hemp oil is not utilized to treat pain or any other malady that CBD oil does. Like CBD oil, hemp oil does not contain THC and will not produce intoxication.
If a product is sold as, or said to contain, Hemp CBD Oil or CBD Hemp Oil, look for a label that explains why. The label should also list the amount of CBD oil, hemp oil, other ingredients it contains.
Be suspect of items with no ingredient content label. Using the terms Hemp CBD Oil or CBD Hemp Oil to associate CBD with hemp may be for marketing purposes.
Sell a product with no ingredient label and maybe confuse buyers into thinking they are getting large quantities of CBD oil and/or hemp oil, when it may only contain one or the other in trace amounts.
Hemp oil and CBD oil are sometimes combined and sold as Hemp and CBD oil or CBD and Hemp oil. One of these products is a cream meant to be applied topically to treat pain or other conditions.
Various different types of oil that are produced from cannabis plants are available. For more information about the different kinds of cannabis oils, see this page.
Balm - A CBD balm is a topical preparation intended to be applied to the skin. Balms are usually described as soothing.
Cream - A CBD cream is semisolid and intended to be applied externally to treat pain or other conditions by rubbing into the skin in the area of the affliction.
Externally - To employ CBD externally means to apply it to surfaces of the body, such as skin or mucous membranes.
Internally - To take CBD internally is to take it by capsule, drink, or some other manner where it is absorbed inside the human body.
Salve - A CBD salve is an ointment most commonly found in the form of an oil that is meant to be applied to the skin.
Spray - A CBD spray is fine drops of liquid made by forcing it through an atomizer and mixing it with air. Most often intended to be sprayed into the mouth.
Tincture - A CBD tincture is CBD dissolved in alcohol. Most often intended to be taken internally.