Top 5 Benefits Of CBD Oil
WHAT IS CBD OIL?
CBD hemp oil is made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp, unlike medical marijuana products, which are usually made from plants with high concentrations of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, CBD hemp oil products are non-psychoactive. In other words, CBD oil does not get you “high.” This makes it a safer, less controversial alternative, while still offering significant health benefits.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Due to strict FDA guidelines, we are not allowed to make specific medical claims regarding CBD oil usage. But any reasonable internet search will arm you with a history of third-party research studies regarding the benefits of CBD. The U.S. Government even applied for a patent (#6-630-507) on CBD as a neurotransmitter protectant!
Below are 5 of the top benefits of CBD oil that may help you try out CBD for the first time.
HOMEOSTASIS GETS YOU BALANCED
CBD, like all cannabinoids, interacts with your native endocannabinoid system. This central system’s role is the maintenance of the body’s homeostasis, defined as maintaining equilibrium in a system despite outside influences and fluctuations. Everyday stress, worry, and aches and pains all work together to throw us off balance. The endocannabinoid system works to keep that from happening. As we’ve covered in numerous other articles, the ECS is emerging as one of the most important receptor-based systems in our body. It influences and regulates many functions that until recent decades, had researchers saying “we’re not sure what causes that to happen just yet.”
DO THE SHOULDER DROP
Feeling anxious or stressed? Do your shoulders feel like they’re up in your ears? One of the body’s responses, when stressed or overloaded from work, life, or just a too-busy mind, is to hunch the shoulders. It’s a natural response that comes from multiple systems working together:
- The circulatory system increases breaths per minute to help reduce the acidic buildup of the stress response
- The musculoskeletal system responds by activating secondary breathing muscles, like the shoulders, pectorals, and even the lower back (if breathing is especially forceful)
- The tension from the neck and shoulders causes discomfort (aka physical or mental stress)
Many of our customers write us to describe how CBD affects each person in their own way. Some it “instantly calms them with a feeling of relaxation” and that it “drops their shoulders.” Others say it quickly changes and uplifts their mood and temperament. Try it for yourself and see what all the CBD buzz is about.
The skin is one of the body’s largest detoxification agents. When stressed, physically or mentally, your skin will mirror the internal balance. As we discussed above, the various body systems working together that promote the stress response show on a person’s skin. When stress levels increase, oils and other byproducts are produced as the skin works to remove and detoxify the body through sweat and other metabolic responses. This process can dry out skin and reduce essential nutrients or vitamins that we need for healthy, shining skin.
CBD itself is a powerful antioxidant and when combined with essential oils and our unique herbal blend, daily use can nourish and hydrate your body and replenish critical resources lost throughout the day.
NO SMOKING, PLEASE
You don’t have to smoke CBD oil to reap its benefits. In fact, most people who take CBD oil do not smoke it. Combustion, the term that we use inside the industry to describe the process of increasing heat in order to convert precursor acids (shown as CBDa or CBGa) into their active counterparts, what you know as CBD. Increasing the heat of these precursors isn’t necessary in order to reap the benefits of CBD oil, however.
Why? They’re discovering that these precursors, which morph into other cannabinoids, may have more effect than the world initially believed. With knowledge, comes innovation. When the latest science emerges, you can bet HempMeds will have a product for you that you can first, trust, and second, want to tell your friends about.
You can use CBD in a number of ways: Sublingually; measure out your serving and place it under your tongue for 30-60 seconds until it is gone. Orally: Mix it, drink it or eat it with your meal. Vape it:
As a nutrition source, hemp is almost perfect in its makeup. CBD oil is jam-packed with materials such as omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, chlorophyll, amino acids, and antioxidants. You know it takes a daily habit to reinforce healthy nutrition habits. CBD oil is very similar in that you need to continually reinforce your endocannabinoid system’s balance. Eating hemp seeds or using CBD oil one time won’t do much for you. It helps, but not quite like a daily serving of CBD.