8 Ways People Are Using CBD Oil To Live a Healthy Life
CBD oil is making major news headlines around the world. But hemp, the plant family from which CBD oil is derived, is not new news. Hemp has been planted and cultivated for centuries and is one of the world’s most important sustainable resources.
So why is CBD oil just now becoming so famous? Is this yet another example of yet another health fad’s 15 minutes of fame?
Happily, the answer to this question is “no.” CBD oil, or Cannabidiol oil, is here to stay. It has been here with us all along in one form or another, but until recently it wasn’t legal to sell CBD products in the United States.
All of that changed in 2018 and now people around the country and the world are using CBD to feel better and live healthier lives. In this article, learn about 10 ways people are using CBD oil to improve their life today.
How to Take CBD Oil
A high-quality CBD oil product won’t take long to take effect. But how you take CBD oil can influence how quickly it produces results as well as how long those results last.
There are four main ways to use CBD oil: orally, edibles, inhalation (vape) or topically.
Sublingual tinctures or sprays can deliver CBD oil orally. Edibles range from baked goods to salad dressings to capsules and dummies. Vape cartridges are becoming popular for inhalation. CBD oil can also be applied topically to the skin.
Taking CBD oil orally or by inhalation will produce the fastest results, but the results will also wear off the fastest. Topical CBD oil is designed to act fast locally and will also wear off fast.
Edibles will take longer to show results because the CBD oil must first pass through the gastrointestinal system. However, the results will be longer lasting than with the other three methods.
8 Ways to Use CBD Oil for Health Benefits
These eight ways to use CBD oil each offer health benefits to help you feel better and enjoy life.
1. CBD oil for anxiety.
As Healthline reports, CBD oil is showing promise as a treatment for anxiety because of how it interacts with the brain’s uptake of serotonin.
Serotonin is known as the “feel good hormone” and is closely associated with mood regulation. Interestingly, CBD oil has shown anxiety-reducing effects for both people and animals.
2. CBD oil for better sleep.
The American Sleep Association cites several research studies where CBD oil has shown benefit for people with disturbed sleep patterns.
Researchers believe CBD oil helps regulate sleep because of how Cannabidiol interacts with the body’s own endocannabinoid system to influence the sleep/wake cycle.
As well, some research has referenced the link between high anxiety and poor sleep quality and quantity as another important benefit CBD oil has on the sleep cycle.
3. CBD oil for clearing skin infection.
According to the Journal of Clinical Investigation, taking CBD oil is thought to have a suppressing effect on the skin’s production of sebum, the oil that has been implicated in acne outbreaks.
While more research is needed and warranted, early results look promising, especially if you have tried other acne remedies and have not experienced the results you want.
4. CBD oil for easing chronic pain.
CBD oil may potentially play a role in easing chronic pain in a number of areas. One area that is receiving a great deal of interest presently is in easing the symptoms of cancer treatment medications.
According to the National Cancer institute, more research into the link between CBD oil and easing side effects from cancer treatments is warranted.
CBD oil is also being studied for use in chronic pain relief ranging from arthritis to Multiple Sclerosis, neurological and neurodegenerative pain to muscle pain.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that CBD oil’s many potential benefits and its lack of psycho-active properties means it deserves further detailed study for use in alleviating pain and other health conditions.
5. CBD oil for reducing joint pain.
The Arthritis Foundation states that joint pain is one of the most common patient complaints for those diagnosed with arthritis of any type.
The Foundation also reports that CBD oil is a promising new option in the pain management toolkit for patients diagnosed with arthritis.
6. CBD oil for nausea relief.
As Medical News Today reports, CBD oil has been shown to be helpful in alleviating many side effects of treatments for cancer, one of which is nausea.
This can be especially important when nausea interferes with appetite, causing unwanted and medically unhealthy weight loss. In addition to CBD oil’s ability to ease nausea, it can also help to stimulate appetite.
7. CBD oil for treating seizures.
The Epilepsy Foundation recently reported on a new medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of epilepsy. This medication is derived from hemp plants high in CBD.
The medication was approved following clinical trials showing a significant reduction in seizure activity with introduction of CBD oil into the patients’ care regimen.
8. CBD oil for protection against brain and nerve damage.
Medical News Today states that CBD oil is now being studied for its neuroprotective potential, especially in the area of memory, brain health and Alzheimer’s disease research.
One recent research study showed that use of CBD oil long-term can prevent memory degeneration in animal models.
Other studies are looking at the impact of CBD oil on brain and nerve health and the onset or prevention of neurological diseases.
CBD oil represents an exciting new option in the field of health, wellness and medical care. For many people who have been disappointed by what modern medicine has to offer, CBD oil can offer a new pathway to better health and improved quality of life.
If you are trying to conceive, pregnant or nursing, or are under a doctor’s care for any health condition, always talk with your doctor first before adding CBD oil to your regular daily health and wellness routine.