Cannabidiol oil is made out if the CBD compound found in the cannabis plant. This oil is usually used for health purposes but is controversial and is under a lot of scrutiny because of the legality of cannabis and CBD in several countries.
What is CBD?
Marijuana contains over 85 compounds, THC and CBD are the most prominent compounds found in the marijuana plant and these compounds have different effects. THC is the compound which gives a high after consuming marijuana. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive but however it does cause significant changes in the body. It is found in the least processed form of marijuana called the hemp.
How CBD works?
CBD, just like all cannabinoids attaches itself to certain receptors in one’s body to produce its effects. The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are majorly located in the brain and assist the brain in dealing with coordination and movement, pain, emotions and mood, thinking, memories and appetite. THC attaches to these receptors.
The CB2 receptors are more commonly found in the immune system of the body. They affect pain and inflammation.
However, CBD does not act on any receptor but influences the body directly by using its own cannabinoids and is non-psychotropic, hence much less controversial alternative for acquiring the health benefits that marijuana plants provide.
What are the products that can be made from CBD oil?
CBD oil is a natural botanical extract from the hemp plant (a much less-processed version of the marijuana plant). CBD oil can be consumed in several forms and products. It can be consumed directly in the form of injections. This pure form of CBD oil is the most potent form of CBD oil available and hence has the strongest impact. CBD oil can also be taken in the form of capsules which contain moderate serving of CBD oil. These capsules can be consumed just like every day vitamin/morning capsules to ensure the presence of CBD in your body. CBD topical are a form of external usage of the CBD oil. These can be in the form of CBD body oil, lip balm, moisturizer. CBD liquids are the most popular form of CBD consumption. In this form pure CBD oil is diluted with alcohol or any other form of natural oils. CBD is also consumed in the form of tinctures or sprays, and a small serving of these forms of CBD oil is usually sufficient for most people to acquire its medicinal purposes.
Side effects of CBD oil
Usage of CBD oil can result in few side effects such as dryness in mouth, light-headedness, drowsiness and low blood pressure. However if CBD is consumed in large doses it might result in nausea, can inhibit the body’s natural metabolizing process and can temporarily nullify/ neutralize the effects of pharmaceutical drugs on the body.