You may have started hearing about CBD and hemp oils lately. In fact, the buzz on CBD has gotten so loud that it's difficult to avoid it online, on store shelves and in your friends' hands. Is it right for you? It is your personal choice whether this remedy is for you or not. It is not regulated by the FDA and still requires more studies before there is a definitive answer, though many people have experienced benefits from taking the oil internally or in ointments and lotions.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a compound found in the cannabis plant, and does not have the mood-altering properties found in the compound THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, that cannabis is typically known for.
CBD is not psychoactive and has been found to offer health benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties to offer pain relief. It has also been used to aid in quitting smoking and helps users tolerate drug withdrawals, offering help with certain neurological disorders and has seen success helping with certain conditions from acne and anxiety to Type 1 diabetes and Alzheimer's.
Uses of CBD
There is an FDA-approved drug made with purified CBD to help people who suffer from epilepsy. At this time, CBD is available for use. Remedies include hemp extract oil taken internally by dropper, pills and capsules, sprays, creams and oils to be use externally and a few other forms.
Certain CBD products are specific in that they target pain and inflammation or mood, while others are not specific to a particular condition or ailment and can offer overall benefits. While hemp oil for pain relief is common, for example, there are also hemp seed oil face serum products and more.
If you have a condition and you’re seeking alternative options for relief, it’s worth looking into CBD and hemp supplement items to see if this compound can help, and if there is a product for your specific condition or a general product that will work for you.