What is CBD Oil? | Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

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Used as a natural remedy for many, CBD has become a word on the tip of everyone’s tongue. There is still much to discover about CBD but there’s no denying the positive affects it has had on people.

CBD Oil continues to be one of the most popular forms of CBD on the market today and can be affordable and beneficial for many. For those who are still unsure about trying CBD for the first time, CBD Oil can be a great product to start with.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil as a finished product is the extract of the hemp plant which is mixed and diluted with other common oils. The CBD can be used from the whole of the hemp plant or from the CBD isolates.

For example, our CBD Oil is 100% natural CO2 extracted hemp and contains hemp seed oil. The CO2 extraction protects other useful cannabinoids such as terpenes, flavonoids and nutrients.

The method, “whole plant extraction” refers to the process of using the entire hemp plant during the development.

Another method of CBD extraction involved Isolates. Isolates is the name given to the extraction when it is pure CBD. The term very much sounds like “isolated” which is a good way of remembering what it means.

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What can CBD Oil be used for?

You’ll find when shopping around for CBD Oil that many consumers use it for a whole range of different reasons from pain relief to anxiety. If you can’t take someone’s word for it, you can also find an abundance of research that have taken place and is still taking place to fully understand the inner workings of CBD Oil.

CBD Oil for Anxiety

CBD Oil has shown positive results for those who experience different levels of anxiety due to how CBD interacts with certain brain receptors. If you find yourself at the cusp of a panic attack for example, people have used CBD Oil to control and stop the attack before it happens.

CBD Oil for Pain Relief

CBD Oil is slowly becoming recognised as a natural alternative to target pain relief. You may even see the NHS refer to it as ‘Medical cannabis’ – however this is prescribed to a very few number of people with severe conditions.

Luckily, CBD Oil can be purchased legally and for many, CBD Oil has made an improvement to joints, pain and stiffness due to the anti-inflammatory properties that CBD holds.

CBD Oil for Skin Treatment

Another use for CBD Oil could be to treat the skin for things such as eczema, acne and rosacea. Although there is no definitive scientific evidence that CBD Oil helps reduce acne, many are experimenting themselves and have seen positive outcomes so far.

In regards to CBD Oil for eczema, the anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties in CBD could help to improve the quality of the skin and reduce irritation.

Are there any side effects with CBD Oil?

It’s unfair to say that CBD Oil can treat anything and everything – as that is not the case. With any medication, it’s always useful to be aware of any side effects.

Here are some of the side effects that CBD Oil may trigger:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in Mood and Appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Tiredness

If you experience side effects when consuming CBD Oil, it’s advised to report anything unusual to your doctor or medial professional.

Can CBD Oil get you high?

The simple answer is no. CBD is one of 104 different compounds found within the hemp plant, also known as cannabinoids.

These chemicals occur naturally within the plant. It’s these cannabinoids that are being extracted and used in CBD Oil.

Although there can be traces of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) found within CBD Oil, there isn’t enough of the chemical, to get you ‘high’.

Still not sure? Learn about the difference between CBD and THC.

Is CBD Oil addictive?

Before we get into it, it’s useful to understand how something becomes addictive.

A substance can become addictive, when our brain’s ‘pleasure hormones’ are targeted. Over time when this reaction is repeated the dopamine produced in our brain becomes used to it and therefore produces less of it.

This would make you use more of something, to try to repeat and recreate that feeling of euphoria.

As CBD Oil doesn’t include any of the ‘addictive’ chemicals, you cannot become addicted to CBD Oil.

If you would like to learn more about CBD Oil, here at Kingdom of Green we are specialists in CBD Oil and even create our own range. We’re happy to answer any of your questions via email or phone.

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