Although research data in humans remain limited regarding the effects of taking pure CBD oil, experts suggest that it has relatively low toxicity. In a human physical dependence study, researchers gave participants 1,500 mg of CBD every day for four weeks. The results indicated that such a high dose was well-tolerated without any side reactions. The World Health Organization also reports that consumers usually tolerate CBD well.
Diarrhoea is considered as another potential side effect of CBD. However, this reaction is most likely caused by other ingredients in CBD items. Some research studies revealed that two potential reasons for diarrhoea are dosage and CBD carrier oils. In fact, it is possible that other compounds in CBD products can contribute to gastrointestinal distress. Coconut oil and MCT oil are frequently utilised as carrier oils in commercial CBD items. They have been found to cause diarrhoea and loose stool in those individuals who are not used to taking it.
This principle is even more critical in case of CBD as less reputable manufacturers may utilise questionable processes in order to slash production costs. In fact, cheaper extraction methods normally require the use of toxic solvents, including pentane, propane, hexane and butane. These solvents are regarded as hydrocarbon gases and can be found in petroleum and be used in gas stoves. Prolonged exposure to such toxins can cause adverse effects, so extraction processes that leverage those solvents should be avoided at all costs.
Edibles such as gummies represent one of the most popular ways to take CBD. They are portable, discrete, affordable, and tasty. There is also no guesswork involved as a consumer knows exactly what dosage he or she is taking.
As with any other supplement, the quality of CBD oil that people consume is a vital factor that will consequently determine its effectiveness. Inferior quality products may include harmful toxins, so consumers must keep in mind a few key points that are discussed below while making a purchase.
Inhaling vaporized CBD oil is the fastest way to experience the effects. Compounds are usually inhaled and absorbed directly from the lungs into the bloodstream. The question is whether vaping does damage lung tissue. Still, not much research on this topic has been carried out nowadays. Anyway, it is advised to proceed with caution if a person chooses to vape CBD.
In high doses, CBD is believed to affect blood pressure. Typically, it has been observed to lower blood pressure within a few minutes after entering the body. This can lead to a temporary light-headed feeling when standing too quickly. Besides, it potentially offers a novel treatment for hypertension, which is a growing medical problem in the western world.
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
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CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a "high." According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits
CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.
CBD is readily obtainable in most parts of the United States, though its exact legal status is in flux. All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction, and while the federal government still considers CBD in the same class as marijuana, it doesn’t habitually enforce against it. In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. Currently, many people obtain CBD online without a medical cannabis license. The government’s position on CBD is confusing, and depends in part on whether the CBD comes from hemp or marijuana. The legality of CBD is expected to change, as there is currently bipartisan consensus in Congress to make the hemp crop legal which would, for all intents and purposes, make CBD difficult to prohibit.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been recently covered in the media, and you may have even seen it as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. What exactly is CBD? Why is it suddenly so popular?