How do you know you are getting the CBD the package claims? You don’t, but there are a few ways to put the odds in your favor.
Yes, cannabidiol (CBD) does come from marijuana. But let’s say it again and louder for the people in the back: No, it does not get you high! In the United States, legal CBD products are predominantly derived from the hemp plant, which is a species of the sativa marijuana plant. A key difference is that hemp contains 0.3% or less of THC cannabinoids.
– Won’t get you high
– Contains 0.3% or less THC
– Has limited chemical compounds
– Is used to makes clothes and textiles
– Is legally sold in many stores and online
WHAT ELSE TO EXPECT WHEN TAKING CBD
Selecting a CBD product depends on:
Because CBD dissolves in fats, it’s a good idea to choose products that have healthy oils, to increase absorption rates.
Scientists are still discovering the different ways in which CBD may help to fight disease and reduce pain and its related symptoms. They are also still working to understand the functionality of CBD as an isolated compound versus a whole plant. For example, you may come across product descriptions such as CBD isolate, Full Spectrum CBD, and Broad Spectrum CBD.
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That said, both options provide pain-relief benefits. Both compounds are said to aid in soothing pain related to inflammation. Hemp seed oil has a three to one ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids, “which has been scientifically proven to be anti-inflammatory,” the Cannabis Company reports. Full-spectrum hemp oil, takes this one step further Medical News Today shares, as “a 2018 review notes that CBD… and other cannabinoids show promise for the treatment of many types of pain.”
Being in pain is the worst. In addition to being — well — painful, it also distracts you from tasks at hand and the people around you.
Thankfully, however, there are some natural remedies that might do the trick. One, is hemp oil, which is derived from the cannabis plant but doesn’t contain THC. You can turn to this natural oil to soothe pain.
How does hemp oil help with pain?
Though the difference might seem small, it’s a crucial one. While hemp seed oil is completely legal and easily available at your local supermarket, full-spectrum hemp oil (or CBD oil) is only legal with a prescription. Depending on what kind of pain you’re experiencing, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to discuss the possibilities of using CBD oil with your doctor.
No matter which route you go — using hemp seed oil or full-spectrum hemp oil containing CBD — there are a number of different ways to use hemp oil for soothing pain.
The term “hemp oil” can be confusing, and is sometimes misconstrued on purpose (thanks to clever marketing) to lead people into thinking that hemp seed oil has all the same properties and benefits of CBD oil.
With these topical creams, it’s possible that other ingredients are helping with the pain or that it’s the placebo effect in action. In addition to creams, full-spectrum hemp oil can be ingested in capsule, spray or drop forms — according to a dosage prescribed by your doctor.