CBD Oil: What Is It?

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Ah, yes, the brand-new, all-happening, omnipresent CBD Oil. But what exactly is it and how can it benefit you?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, and differs from THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Both are from the cannabis sativa plant though.

CBD does not have the “high” effect of THC. It is a molecule and a cannabinoid. It is one strand found in the plant. There are over 80 other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Pain, anxiety, nausea reduction
  • Suppresses CB1 Receptors (the receptors that get you “high”)
  • Positive mood change
  • Decreases short-term memory impairment

There is a medical article that goes into much more detail here.

CBD can be made from flowers, leaves and stalks of the hemp plant or a high-CBD strain of a THC-containing marijuana plant.

There are various ways to consume CBD oil. Here is a list of the most common:

  • Place onto finger or spoon and put on tounge
  • Put under tongue
  • Use a vaporizer pen
  • Chew as gum
  • Mix with your favorite food or drink (Gatorade, tea, coffee, oatmeal, etc.)
  • Rub on your skin
  • Use shampoos/conditioners to wash your hair

Companies that produce the product can be found on reddit. They are also listed here for your ease of use:

There are also up-and-coming companies that provide reliable products. Some of them are listed here:

 

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