Since cannabis has been increasingly legalized throughout the world, the scientific community (and the public!) just can’t seem to get enough.
For many, it isn’t the high they’re after, but the life-saving medicine the plant has to offer. One of the most potent ways to get all the good–without the bad–is by taking CBD hemp oil or CBD cannabis oil.
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is made from strains of cannabis that contain low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is what makes marijuana psychoactive. CBD oil is high in cannabinoids, a group of phytochemicals found in cannabis plants.
Cannabis has been used all over the world for millennia to treat various illness and disease. The Western scientific significance of cannabinoids for human health has become more well-known in recent years, however, now that the stigma surrounding marijuana and its family is lifting.
Other plants commonly used to promote human health contain these substances. Plus, the human body creates its own cannabinoids and contains millions of cannabinoid receptors, mostly in the brain, central nervous system, and immune system. (1)
Cannabinoids play a fundamental role in the body since the endocannabinoid system regulates homeostasis, or general state of balance. Thus, it impacts and regulates mood, sleep, appetite, hormone regulation, and pain and immune response. (2)
With current research into CBD and its effects on the body, science has begun to discover all the ways in which these phytochemicals interact to fix our many ills.