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CBD – Cannabidiol

CBD products are everywhere — from chocolates and gummies to creams and oils, cannabidiol products that boast health benefits are the latest rage. While not a new discovery, as more states legalize marijuana use, CBD oil products are surging in popularity — perhaps for all the right reasons.

What is CBD?

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds, found in marijuana and hemp. The familiar THC or tetrahydrocannabinol – is one compound found in the cannabis plant. But unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and therefore cannot get you “high” from using it.

Emerging research points to CBD’s ability to attach to receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system — a complex, biological system that maintain/regulate certain aspects of our health including:

  • Memory
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Energy balance

What is CBD oil?

CBD in a carrier oil, often combined with other active compounds is being used to treat many medical conditions. It’s ease of use in several forms, including soft gel capsules, tinctures, under-the-tongue sprays, creams and salves with varying concentrations of CBD is what makes it so popular for health issues, ranging from everyday ailments to chronic medical conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Muscle spasms
  • Parkinson’s disease

It’s also said that CBD oil can promote sounder sleep, reduce inflammation and pain, fight oxidative stress, improve heart health, support weight loss, and protect against some forms of cancer.

 

CBD Precautions

Some CBD oils may contain some THC which may impair your ability to drive safely or operate equipment and may have short- and long-term effects on your memory, attention, mood, heart rate, and mental health. It is also easy to overconsume CBD oil, so it’s important to start with a low dose, as it may take several hours or longer to begin to feel the effects after consumption.

Want to try CBD?

We can recommend CannabOmega CBD which is a unique omega-3 formulation, combining a 1:1 ratio of EPA/DHA, along with standardized Phyto cannabinoids found in hemp oil. So, you can get the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids which are best known for their neuro-protective properties and their role in brain health, including support for health mood and cognition plus the benefits of CBD support for cardiovascular, metabolic, and immune health.

If you’re thinking of using CBD oil to treat a health problem, we’d love to help you decide whether it is appropriate for you.

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