CBD Oil (and other products) Benefits and Side Effects
What does CBD do?
There are numerous medical benefits from using CBD, also known as cannabidiol. CBD is a naturally occurring component in cannabis plants. When CBD is used, it works with the human body’s endocannabinoid system or ECS. The ECS system helps regulate some of the body’s functions, including: sleep, pain, appetite, energy balance and immune system responses.
The CBD chemical works in the body by attaching to the body’s receptors in the ECS to help regulate and balance these systems. CBD products can be used as a natural remedy on its own or it can be used in addition to other medical treatments.
Benefits from Oral Use
The second fastest way to absorb CBD is by oral ingestion. CBD can come in pill, edible, stray or oil form. The best method to quickly absorb CBD oil is to place one to two full droppers under the tongue for a minute or two before swallowing. This can be done two times a day or as needed. It is best to start with a small dose to see how your body reacts to it. Using CBD oil in small amounts, like a few drops in a drink or throughout the day, can increase energy. Consuming CBD products may help the following conditions:
- Chronic Pain
- Arthritis pain
- Heart health
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Muscle Spasms
Benefits & Side effects from Vape Inhalation
Smoking or vaping CBD oil is the fastest way in which the body absorbs CBD, taking only 30 seconds or less to enter the bloodstream. Since inhaling CBD has an immediate effect, this could be beneficial to those needing a quick-acting solution. Even though it can have the same benefits as consuming CBD, there are some drawbacks. Vaping and smoking CBD can cause lung, eye, and throat irritation. Some CBD vape oils may contain propylene glycol, a solvent that can degrade into a chemical, which may increase the risk of cancer and asthma. This can be avoided by using CBD vape pens with “solvent-free oils.” The long-term effects of smoking and vaping CBD oils are unknown and have not been extensively studied.
Benefits from Topical Use
CBD oils and ointments can be applied to the affected area to feel targeted relief. This is because CBD is known to reduce irritation, pain and inflammation. Before using CBD oils for topical use, simply combine the oil with a carrier oil. Carrier oils include coconut oil, lotions, creams, or any other oils that work with the person’s skin type. Applying CBD oil to the skin can help treat:
- Sore muscles
- Eczema and psoriasis
- Aging and wrinkles
Potential Side Effects
Even though CBD is one of the safest natural remedies for treating numerous health conditions, there are a few side effects. If you experience any negative side effects, discontinue using CBD and consult a doctor before proceeding. These side effects include:
- Change in appetite
CBD may interfere with some medications. Consult a doctor before using CBD if you are on any prescription medication to make sure it is safe. Also, consult a doctor before using CBD products if you are wanting to use it to treat a health problem or condition.
Children, pregnant women and nursing mothers should not consume or use CBD products unless prescribed by a doctor.
In most states, it is not required to obtain a medical prescription or medical card to purchase and use CBD products. However, before purchasing and using CBD, make sure you check your state’s laws and regulations.*
Since there are not many regulations on CBD production, there is no guarantee that all CBD products will work the same for everyone and it may not help all conditions listed above.
* Disclaimer: The legal landscape around CBD is unclear and changing rapidly both at the Federal and State level. Federally, the 2018 Farm bill legalized industrial hemp and its derivatives, including CBD; however, the bill gives States the ability to have more restrictive legislation.
At the State and local level, while CBD has been declared legal in a number of States or localities, in others its status remains unsettled and the landscape continues to change. Even in States and localities where the law is adverse, enforcement is haphazard and often stems from misinformation or misunderstanding.
The information above and any other communication regarding legality which you may receive from any representative of Nectar CBD Products’ website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must make your own judgment regarding whether you should purchase CBD in your jurisdiction.*