- Top 10 Benefits of CBD Oil -
Here is our list of the top 10 benefits of CBD oil reported in clinical research.
This list is simply designed to keep you informed of the latest finings in CBD research. It cannot substitute professional medical advice.
Research has found that daily use of CBD oil and topical CBD balm can reduce pain and inflammation for people suffering with arthritis – and the same goes for arthritic pets too.
There is mounting evidence to suggest that CBD has anti-anxiety properties. It can produce a calming effect and increase serotonin levels. This is due to the way CBD interacts with cannabinoid and serotonin receptors in the body. Research has found it can even help people suffering from social anxiety, OCD, GAD and PTSD. It also may be able to aid therapies such as CBT because of its calming effect.
Many medical professionals who are advocates of CBD recommend using CBD extracts to support overall health and to prevent disease. This is because of the way CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system – a biological messaging system in the body that helps maintain healthy immune, hormone and endocrine function and reduces inflammation.
Research suggests that full spectrum CBD oil can reduce pain and can even help with chronic pain conditions.
CBD for pets
CBD oil can help your pet, too. Research led by Dr S. McGrath at the University of Colorado has found CBD to be an effective treatment for arthritis, epilepsy and anxiety in dogs.
Mounting research continues to support the case for CBD as a natural, effective therapy for epilepsy in adults, children and animals. This year in the UK and the US, CBD oil became available on prescription for those suffering with treatment resistant epilepsy.
The fact that CBD reduces inflammation makes it a promising complimentary therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. CBD has natural neuroprotective qualities, meaning it protects the brain from damage and inflammation.
Because CBD has a naturally calming effect, it can also help with insomnia. Case studies into the use of CBD for insomnia found that patients became able to get a full night’s sleep for the first time in years.
Emerging research into addiction and withdrawal has found that CBD could help reduce withdrawal symptoms and help people become free of drug dependency. One case study found that CBD oil was able to reduce the symptoms of marijuana withdrawal and cravings.
About CBD and cancer
Some clinical research and anecdotal evidence suggest that CBD may help inhibit tumour growth and spread. However, most of the clinical research results are from in vitro experiments. Scientists are still not sure of the effect CBD has on cancer. Some good resources where you can learn more are the National Library of Medicine and Project CBD.
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How does CBD oil work?
CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system in the body. The endocannabinoid system helps to regulate mood, sleep, inflammation and endocrine, immune and hormone function. Some research suggests that CBD also interacts with some serotonin receptors in the body and promotes neuroplasticity.
Does CBD oil have any side effects?
Most anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD has little to no side effects. Evidence from clinical trials suggest that CBD can cause drowsiness and changes in appetite (results based on synthetic CBD-based preparations. No research has been conducted on the side effects of natural CBD preparations.) Research has found CBD to have a ‘favourable safety profile’ in comparison with many pharmaceuticals. Always consult your doctor if you have any doubts about the side effects of CBD.
What are the benefits of CBD oil?
While we cannot make any direct medical claims about the efficacy of CBD oil, both animal and human trials have found CBD to be a promising therapy for anxiety disorders, cancer prevention and treatment, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation and arthritis, and many more. For more information about the benefits of CBD, go to our blog where we upload articles about the benefits of CBD every week. Other great resources include PubMed and Project CBD.
Does CBD oil get you ‘high’?
CBD is non-psychoactive and therefore does not make you ‘high’. All our CBD products contain less than the legal limit of 0.2% THC.
Is CBD safe to take with other medications?
Interactions with CBD are rare, but there is some research to suggest that CBD may interfere with how long it takes for medications to be metabolised by the body. Please check with your doctor if you would like to use CBD along with other medications.
Can children take CBD?
Clinical trials have found CBD to be safe for children over 2 years of age. We recommend lower doses of CBD for a child. Please always consult your doctor before starting your child on any new supplement.
Is CBD safe for pets?
Clinical studies suggest that CBD is safe for dogs, cats, horses and rodents. We recommend lower doses for pets. Please consult your vet before starting your pet on a new supplement.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is legal in the UK, if you are ordering from abroad please check the laws in your country prior to ordering.
How is CBD oil made?
Our CBD oil is made from CBD rich hemp plants using a process called supercritical CO2 extraction. This process means we can make CBD concentrations high while keeping processing to a minimum. To learn more about how CBD oil is made, check out our article ‘How is CBD Oil Made? From Plants to People’.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, which are compounds naturally occurring in hemp and cannabis plants. CBD and THC have different effects in the body. CBD counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC.
Is your CBD oil natural?
Yes, our CBD oil, paste, balm and edibles are all 100% natural and not made from CBD isolate.
How long does it take for my products to arrive?
All packages we send are shipped by Royal Mail first class recorded delivery, generally received after 1 – 3 working days. The only exception is the CBD infused raw chocolates, that are made in Europe and shipped express delivery to the UK. These take 3-5 working days to arrive.