the benefits of CBD oil
It’s not surprising to see the surge in Cannabinoid Oil (also known as CBD Oil or CBD Tincture) as the interests in the therapeutic health benefits continue to grow. Scientific research suggests the different phytocannabinoids—CBC, CBD, CBDa, CBDV, CBG, CBN and THC—all demonstrate benefits for mental and/or physical health. While each cannabinoid is shown to have wholesome properties, it is ingesting multiple cannabinoids—in addition to CBD—which yields the entourage effect, where the different compounds in cannabis amplify one another and produce a stronger influence.
CBD Oil benefits list
In recent years we have seen a shift in the demand for and desire to treat health and wellness conditions more holistically through plants in lieu of pharmaceutical drugs, like NSAID medication. This has been further amplified by hemp research, and—more specifically—studies performed using CBD Oil to support a healthier lifestyle that benefits a greater sense of well-being.
While historically scientific studies have been limited due to previous federal laws, regulations, and cannabis legalization, we expect to see more research performed in the upcoming years thanks to the changes in government policy and the passing of the Farm Bill Act—which legalized the cultivation of Registered United States Industrial Hemp.
Still, some of the research to-date has already demonstrated great promise for cannabinoids in CBD Oil and CBD Tinctures to be used in place of NSAID medication (like ibuprofen, that my have potential long-term side effects). This research suggests CBD Oil and CBD Tinctures may benefit this list of health conditions, and more:
How do cannabinoids work?
The body naturally produces its own cannabinoids—also referred to as endocannabinoids—and includes cannabinoid type-1 receptors (CB1-R) and cannabinoid type-2 receptors (CB2-R). Some of these cannabinoid receptors directly relate to inflammation and pain. Research suggests that not only may the cannabinoids in hemp attach to these receptors but it suspects that it goes a step further and helps the body’s endocannabinoids perform with greater efficacy.
As such, many consumers are drawn to CBD Oil for these very reasons and with the anticipation that their questions will be answered.
- Can CBD help you sleep?
- Can CBD Oil help migraines?
- How effective is CBD Oil for pain relief in arthritis?
- Does CBD Oil help anxiety?
And the short answer is yes, yes, yes and yes. Medical studies suggest that CBD Tinctures can help to mitigate, alleviate and dissipate these common health and wellness ailments. Before we take a closer look at the benefits, let’s further explain what a CBD Tincture is and how it differs from CBD Oil.
What is a cbd tincture?
Hemp-derived CBD Oil is bred from high-CBD and low-THC hemp cultivars. Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC are just 2 cannabinoids present in cannabis. While CBD dominates the hemp plant’s makeup, there are only trace amounts of THC so people can experience the benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD Oil, CBD Hemp Oil, Hemp Extract Oil and CBD Tincture all contain the cannabinoid CBD. Oftentimes, these labels are used interchangeably, making it confusing for consumers. Typically, CBD Oil only contains Cannabidiol (CBD), unless specified as a Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum; whereas CBD Hemp Oil, Hemp Extract Oil and CBD Tincture may include more than just CBD, like a variety of other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
Our Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil is a CBD Tincture and contains more than CBD and includes cannabinoids—CBDa, CBDV, CBG, CBC and less than 0.3% trace of THC—in addition to terpenes and flavonoids. The synergistic interaction of these hemp compounds produces the entourage effect.
Our Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil is also a CBD Tincture but is 100% THC-free. This CBD Tincture contains phytocannabinoids CBD, CBDa, CBDV, CBC and CBN. This is a great CBD Tincture for those looking to experience the benefits of several cannabinoids minus THC.
benefits of cbd oil and cbd tinctures
CBD oil for sleep
Studies show the cannabinoid CBN may have potentially powerful sedative effects and the cannabinoid CBG may help with insomnia. And in the case of the entourage effect, research has shown CBG’s sedative properties are intensified by THC in a Full Spectrum CBD Tincture.
Even with the limited research available today, there is a correlation between CBD Oil and sleep. This is very encouraging for those who suffer from sleep-related issues. While most of the research to-date has been with the more common cannabinoids CBD and THC, we are expecting more scientific studies to explore some of these lesser known cannabinoids—CBN and CBG—and their sleep-promoting properties.
CBD Oil for Migraines
Migraines can be debilitating. They can last from 4-72 hours and can be amplified by seemingly banal activities like moving, noise and light. Studies suggest that cannabinoids like CBC, CBD, CBDa and THC have attributes that combat inflammation, which is a cause for migraines.
Some studies like The Endocannabinoid System in Migraine and Cannabis & Cannabinoid Research go a step further and show how CBD can positively affect the function of signaling pathways within pain control. The research even suggests that migraines may be caused partly by a deficiency in the endocannabinoid system, resulting in heightened sensitivity to pain and stimuli. This elevated sensitivity to light and noise implies a homeostatic imbalance in the body, which may become more balanced through the consumption of a daily CBD regimen.
CBD oil for arthritis
According to the Arthritis Foundation, nearly 54 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, including rheumatic disease.
Some research indicates that CBD may alleviate arthritis, including symptoms like pain, stiffness and joint mobility—all of which exacerbates over time. While there are pharmaceutical medications, more people are looking for a natural relief. This is where CBD Tinctures come into the picture.
We encourage reading this scientific study published in 2017 as it demonstrates significant findings to affirm that CBD may impede osteoarthritis pain and joint neuropathy. Due to CBD’s properties to decrease inflammation, it functions as a protectant to the nerves.
Studies like this help to support the use of CBD Oil for rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis pain.
CBD oil for anxiety
Since CBD and THC are the more known cannabinoids, they have elicited the most research. Studies specifically have shown CBD displays properties that counteract anxiety from generalized social anxiety disorder (GAD) to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We encourage you to continue to research the medicinal benefits shared in the scientific research conducted by the likes of these studies:
CBD oil for stress
Stress can impact all areas of our body from our brain to our joints. Supplementing our daily diet with CBD or Hemp Extract Oil may mitigate the effects of stress. Here are just a few ways stress and anxiety impact our body.
Can CBD oil interact with medications?
We recommend you consult a physician before use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications. CBD Oil Tinctures may interact with other medications or supplements so we encourage you to apply caution. We also do not suggest that you stop taking any medication you are currently using without consulting a physician.
There are so many benefits to using CBD Tinctures and much is supported by research and medical studies. We are looking forward to reviewing more of the studies as they are released with the increase in consumer interest.
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Phytocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant family. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 100+ known phytocannabinoids, which interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help restore balance and physiological homeostasis. There are specific health benefits attributed to the cannabis plant’s isolated Cannabidiol (CBD) molecule, but all the cannabinoids have impressive therapeutic potential.
33.7% of the population suffers from anxiety, and many consumers are turning to CBD as research and scientific studies are showing its ability to assist and support people with a multitude of health ailments; ranging from anxiety to insomnia. Let’s take a closer look at how the therapeutic properties of CBD in CBD Oil may benefit those suffering specifically from anxiety—whether it be generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).