Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main active compounds that are found in the marijuana plant. CBD is not psychoactive, unlike THC which is a psychoactive compound responsible for the high feeling while consuming cannabis.
CBD has many medical benefits similar to THC; it also allows you to have the therapeutic benefits without bringing you the ‘stoned’ feeling. It is also important to know that CBD products that are derived from marijuana and CBD products that contain THC have more effects on patients than fiber hemp.
What does Cannabidiol Treat?
The results on CBD seemed to be promising in providing relief for various health conditions like addiction, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and many other physical conditions too. Studies on rats with CBD oils have shown that CBD oils treat pain which is associated with arthritis. Also, studies that used CBD on human cells have found that CBD cream is an effective remedy for inflammation.
CBD products are also helpful remedies for treating seizure disorders and other epilepsy-related disorders. It is also believed that CBD has some anti-cancerous properties along with other benefits in managing the side effects related to the treatment of cancer.
How to Take CBD?
CBD is available in different forms in the market which allows patients to decide their method of using it for the specific need. Listed below are some common forms of CBD.
CBD Oils and Tinctures
These are oils that have CBD infused in them; CBD oils are placed under the tongue using a dropper. These are often good choices, especially for people who cannot take capsules.
CBD Creams and Lotions
These are lotions that are infused with cannabis and are used for the treatment of joint and muscle pain. They are also used in treating certain skin conditions which include psoriasis, eczema, etc.
CBD Pills and Capsules
Pills and Capsules that are infused with CBD are used in the synthetic treatment of digestive problems and seizure disorders. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epidiolex as the first high-potency CBD product for treating seizure disorders.
Although they are easy to consume, it can take some time to see the effect after ingestion.
Gummies are one of the most popular ways of taking Cannabidiol. These are also portable, affordable and tasty choices.
The process of inhaling vaporized CBD oil is known as vaping which is one of the fastest ways to experience the effects of CBD. Through vaping, CBD is inhaled and absorbed by the lungs into the bloodstream.