CBD oil: Uses & health benefits

Overview

 

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of over one hundred types of cannabinoids found in a cannabis plant. The two most common cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC is probably the most famous ingredient in the cannabis plant, but within a few years CBD has become a sought-after product due to its positive health properties and stormed the natural products industry.

 

THC is another cannabinoid that has some medical benefits just like CBD does, but can also make you high. Unlike the active substance THC, CBD is hardly psychoactive, i.e. it does not cause intoxication and therefore is legal in most countries of the world. In addition, typical side effects of THC, such as memory loss, lack concentration, and perception disorders, usually do not occur after consuming CBD.

 

What is CBD Oil Made of?

 

CBD or cannabidiol is mainly found in the hemp cultivar and therefore does not have a psychoactive effect.

 

Many are still convinced that cannabis is equivalent to marijuana. That is absolutely wrong. Since there are different varieties, especially the Cannabis Sativa, a specially bred variety has the highest proportion of CBD and is therefore used for the production of CBD oil.


 

How Does CBD Work?

 

CBD works directly with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Have you heard of such a system? Discovered in the 1990s by scientists, ECS is a complex network of special receptors and chemicals that are similar to cannabis and are called cannabinoids. They are responsible for maintaining balance in our body and our mind.

 

In addition, it is believed that CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system if it is depleted or the functioning of your body as a whole is disturbed.

 

How Long Does CBD Stay in the Body?

 

CBD is legal in all US states and most European countries, so there’s no need to worry about whether you will fail a drug test, as most urine screenings do not detect CBD.

 

It is considered that CBD remains in your system from two to five days (according to clinical studies conducted on patients suffering from Huntington's disease). However, the time during which the molecule completely leaves the human body, depends on each person, as well as on the number of received CBD.

 

CBD Ingredients And Their Effects

 

CBD oil contains many important ingredients. The human body can not produce them itself, so they are necessary. It contains not only vitamins and fiber, but also minerals and proteins. The essential fatty acids needed by the body (for example, polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) can provide a CBD oil in an optimal ratio of 3:1 ingredients.

 

Both fatty acids are important for cell regeneration and renewal and play a crucial role in the development of cell membranes. They are also believed to help reduce inflammation and have a positive effect on blood pressure. There is also a rare gamma-linolenic acid, which also has an anti-inflammatory effect.

 

Other ingredients in CBD oil:

 

  • Vitamin B1, which can affect serotonin levels and create a good mood);

  • Vitamin B2 (which is a coenzyme in cell conversion processes);

  • Vitamin E (a natural antioxidant that is thought to be a free radical scavenger);

  • Iron (a trace element that should influence the transfer of oxygen from the blood to the cells);

  • Potassium (should play a role in water balance and impulse transmission to nerves);

  • Calcium (minerals play a role in bones and teeth and must come from food);

  • Copper (considered important for the formation of red blood cells and can help strengthen the immune system, but should be ingested with food)l;

  • Magnesium (found throughout the human skeleton and is believed to affect blood circulation, lung function and other organs, as well as the immune system);

  • Manganese (should be important for important enzymatic processes and influence the formation of healthy connective tissue);

  • Sodium (must be able to affect muscle activity and transmit nerve impulses);

  • Phosphorus (in combination with calcium, it can improve the stability of bones and teeth and increase cells);

  • Zinc (intended to influence the healthy regeneration of the skin and to participate in numerous metabolic functions).


 

The green color of the oil is also responsible for the important substance chlorophyll. Chlorophyll can be compared to human hemoglobin and is important for cellular respiration. This can help detoxify and cleanse the cells and supply them with fresh oxygen. Carotenoids also play a role in the coloring of CBD oil and give it a golden yellow gloss. They can also counteract premature aging. Other antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, can also affect cholesterol levels and, can have a positive effect on cardiovascular diseases.

 

Thanks to its many ingredients, CBD oil can have a positive effect on your health.



 

CBD Oil And Contained Cannabinoids

 

CBD oil contains some cannabinoids that can affect the nervous system and brain. These include:

 

CBD (cannabidiol - the second most common cannabinoid in marijuana, which, however, does not have a psychoactive effect, but should be able to relieve chronic pain);

CBC (it has an anti-inflammatory effect and can also help relieve pain. It also plays a role in cell renewal);

CBG (Cannabigerol, which has an antibacterial effect;

CBN (Cannabinol. It is believed that it has a slightly psychoactive effect, but is present only in fresh plants in very small quantities. It can help reduce anxiety and intraocular pressure.