CBD oil. What is it? Why do we keep hearing about it? I’m going to share my personal experience with CBD oil as Holistic Nutritionist of the Year for Canada, and why it took the lead for me.
Cannabidiol is extracted from the flowers and buds of cannabis or hemp plants. It does not produce intoxication; marijuana’s “high” is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
CBD oil has been shown to reduce inflammation, anxiety and offer relief to those suffering from both. No wonder we keep hearing about it. Relief from both health challenges without the detrimental side effects of pharmaceuticals.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major element, making up 40 percent of the plant’s extract and has a wider medical benefit than THC. CBD-rich cannabis can be prescribed for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety and anti-spasm effect. CBD does not make people feel “stoned” or “high,” and can actually counteract the anxiety-driven tendencies of THC.
When CBD is at higher levels in medical marijuana, CBD can enhance TCH’s negative effects. CBD is the cannabis compound that has found to have significant benefits for treating people with anxiety. CBD is known to act on serotonin receptors and may help regenerate brain cells that are lost or damaged as a result of chronic anxiety and depression.