CBD can be a very helpful substance. It is known to aid a large number of different ailments, and even the “side effects” of it can be medically helpful to some. There have been a number of different issues that CBD has been reported to help, but which ones are facts and which ones are false? Here are 30 interesting facts about CBD that you probably did not know, but may find interesting to discover if you are looking to begin using CBD supplements.
CBD can help to stop and reduce the growth of cancer
CBD has presented itself to have qualities and properties that stop the growth of some cancer cells and tumors. It has also been shown to reduce the size of tumors in some patients. CBD can also help to give cancer patients on chemo and appetite and can help them to sleep.
CBD can be used a feminine health aid
CBD has proven to be effective in helping with feminine health issues. It can help with the cramps, bloating and headache associates with ‘that time of the month’ for most women. CBD has also been known to be helpful in preventing the disease osteoporosis. This is an extremely big deal for women health since women are normally the one dealing with disorders like this.
CBD is best extracted by the CO2 method
There are a number of different ways that CBD can be extracted, but CO2 is one of the best. The other methods are not as clean and do not produce CBD that would be considered medically useful. CO2 is pressed into a liquid and passed through a hemp plant so that the CBD may be extracted. This method leaves a lot of the THC in the hemp plant and keeps it from the CBD extract, even though there is still no method to separate the two compounds 100% and maintain the usefulness of the CBD.
CBD is not illegal, but it is not legal
Currently CBD is not marked as legal or illegal. The DEA will not make statements about CBD and it’s legality other than to say that no derivative of the hemp or marijuana plant has ever been legal. States themselves would say another thing altogether. A lot of the states, 17 in fact, have approved the use of CBD for medical purposes. Some states do not consider it legal, but some do not consider it illegal either. In some states CBD is only an herbal supplement, and as long as it is pulled from a hemp plant, is not illegal.
CBD is not approved by the FDA
Currently CBD is not approved by the FDA. More testing needs completed, and the FDA has approved that, but it has not approved it for public consumption. As of right now it is considered an herbal supplement.
CBD is currently an herbal supplement, not a medication
CBD is considered an herbal supplement and not a medication. Even though CBD has been known to show medical properties, the FDA has not approved it.
CBD can stop and reduce headache and migraines
It has been noted that CBD helps to reduce headaches and migraines. There has been testing completed and it has been shown that people who have headaches and migraines have decreased production of endocannabinoids in their systems. This can be fixed through the use of CBD oil.
CBD can help to reduce anxiety
When taken daily, CBD has shown to reduce the onset of anxiety, and it inhibits the receptors that aid in causing anxiety. It can also help while someone is in the middle of having an attack although it is not extremely fast acting.
CBD has few to almost no side effects
It is true that CBD has few to no side effects. The main side effects are sleepiness and hunger. There has been the occasional report of dizziness, but those reports are not very common.
CBD is different from THC
CBD and THC are two totally different compounds. They can both be found in the hemp and marijuana plants, but they are two different substances. Each one interacts differently with the body and each one helps different conditions. THC is has the psychoactive property to it, which is why you get high when you ingest it. THC is also found more in the marijuana plant and CBD more in the hemp plant.
CBD can be found in both the hemp and the marijuana plant
CBD can be found in both the marijuana and the hemp plant, with a higher concentration in the hemp plant. The best plant to remove the CBD forms the hemp plant, that way it has minimal THC extracted with it.
CBD can be used to stop hair from falling out and to promote growth
People get older and begin to loose their hair. They also lose their hair due to toxins from the outer environment. If you put CBD oil into your shampoo or conditioner, or use the oil by itself, and massage it into your scalp, CBD can strengthen your hair. It can also lengthen your hair, prevent gray and clear up scalp fungus.
CBD can help to reduce acne and blackheads
CBD, when placed on facial cleansing soap or in facial creams can stop the spread of acne and blackheads. You can also just use the oil itself in order to ward of zits, but make sure you are mixing it with a carrier oil so you do not risk damaging skin further.
CBD can help eczema and psoriasis
When mixed with a carrier oil and placed on skin that is effected by psoriasis and eczema CBD can help to stop itching and flaking. It can also reduce the redness, swelling and rashes. CBD is so helpful that it can also start healing the skin that is already damaged from these skin disorders.
CBD can help smoking cessation
While this is not one hundred percent proven it has been reported that several users have consumed CBD and it has curbed their cravings for cigarettes while quitting. Unfortunately it probably will not help with the hunger that most people experience from quitting.
CBD can help with addiction and quitting
CBD has shown that it can help with quitting smoking but that it can also help with drug and alcohol addiction. CBD effects the endocannabinoids in our system that are naturally there. While these claims are still undergoing a lot of research, CBD could be your key to quitting.
CBD can be given to dogs and cats
CBD can be given to your pets to help them with a number of ailments. It has shown help older dogs with their tumors and arthritis. It can also be placed on them topically to help with skin and fur issues.
CBD can be used topically
CBD can be used on the skin for a number of reasons. You should always mix it in with some kind of carrier, but that could be your soap or your lotion. You can even place a small drop to use on your facial cleansing pads.
CBD can reduce severe and chronic pain
CBD has shown that it can help the pain from conditions like Fibromyalgia and arthritis. CBD helps with inflammation which is one of the main causes of pain. It also helps to dull the nerves, which is why it helps with conditions like Fibromyalgia.
A large number of celebrities support CBD
There are a large number of celebrities that endorse CBD and some of them have even started their own CBD companies. Some of these celebrities are Whoopi Goldberg, Morgan Freeman and Micheal J. Fox. Each one of them has used it for a different reason; Whoopi for feminine issues, Morgan Freeman for Fibromyalgia and Micheal J. Fox for his Parkinson’s, but each one is very outspoken about their use.
CBD can be used in food
CBD oil can be used in foods for people who want to use it everyday but do not want to take it. It can be placed on salads and in drinks, just a few drops and mixed in. A lot of consumers do this and have reported that they cannot even tell it is there in most cases. It does works best with warm drinks opposed to cold ones.
CBD cannot be cooked with
CBD evaporates very quickly under high temperatures, and looses a lot of its benefit, so it is not recommended that it be cooked with unless you are slow cooking. It is acceptable to cook with it if you are cooking at temperatures under 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
CBD is an antifungal and can be used for tinea fungi
CBD has shown that it can help with fungi on the feet and nails, ringworm and Jock itch. Use coconut oil as the base oil for the CBD and you will get excellent results with the disappearance of the fungi. A reduction of fungi production has also been seen in people who take CBD internally.
Most CBD is about $50 – $70 per bottle for 300 – 500mg
Most CBD that is pure, from reputable companies, that will tell you their extraction procedure, goes for in between $50 to $70 for a bottle that is in between 300 to 500 mg of CBD, normally about 1 fl oz.
CBD can be used for epilepsy and seizure conditions
CBD has been given to epilepsy and the patients who have seizure conditions. It has also been given to Parkinson’s patients and other patients with twitching issues. CBD has been shown to help slow and stop twitching and seizures in patients that are suffering from these conditions.
The FDA has approved further testing of CBD to determine medical uses
Currently, the FDA has recognized that CBD may have some medical properties. Because of this it has approved further testing for human beings.
CBD can help with sleeping disorders
CBD has been marked to have drowsiness as a side effect. People who are having issues with insomnia and staying asleep will benefit from taking CBD oil as it has the ability to help with these issues.
CBD can help with eating disorders
Hunger has also presented itself as a side effect in CBD. This ‘side effects’ could be exactly what people with eating disorders need in order to be able to eat. It can also help cancer patients who are suffering from chemo sickness get more of an appetite as well.
CBD lowers blood pressure
The use of CBD has been directly linked to lower blood pressure. It is not recommended that it be used before a serious medical procedure, as it can cause the doctors to not be able to help you properly.
CBD is an anti-inflammatory
CBD is a well known anti-inflammatory. It can help to reduce swelling from all sorts of conditions, and this is one of the many reasons that it help to relieve pain.
CBD is a very helpful substance, and though the FDA has been slow on the uptake, consumers have not. There are millions of testimonials from people who have used CBD and been helped successfully by it. You should always consult a doctor or medical professional before using any supplement, but it is difficult to deny the benefits of CBD.
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