Seven fun facts about CBD oils you probably didn’t know
Heard about CBD oil but don’t know much about it? Here are seven fun facts to learn more.
CBD, the commonly used term for cannabidiol, has been in the news for the last few years because of its supposed therapeutic effects. If you are exploring the concept of CBD oil, then we’ve got some fun facts to help you understand this extremely popular oil better.
1) Cannabis plants have been found to have at least 85 separate ingredients, out of which cannabidiol is just one
Cannabidiol is just one of the more than 85 ingredients in a cannabis plant. These ingredients have different effects on humans who consume them. CBD oil and THC are the two main ingredients in both cannabis and hemp plants.
2) CBD is extremely useful when it comes to women’s health issues
CBD can be beneficial for women to help alleviate symptoms that they face during their periods. CBD can help in controlling menstrual pain, reducing bloating, and stabilizing mood.
3) CBD doesn’t make you high
CBC is non-psychoactive and cannot give you the “high” that is usually associated with the cannabis plant. It is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that gives marijuana users the feeling of getting high.
4) It’s not always easy to buy CBD oil – depending on where you live
You may be wondering whether CBD oil can be easily bought for therapeutic purposes. If yes, then the answer is – it depends on various factors. For example, some countries consider CBD oil to be illegal and have banned its trade.
If you are a resident of the United States, then buying it is legal as per federal law. However, you may be surprised to learn that you cannot buy CBD oil on Amazon. However, there are plenty of reputed online sellers from whom you can buy it.
5) CBD oil is considered to be a medicine in the UK
Yes! the UK has permitted CBD oil sale as a ‘nutritional supplement’ for a while now. However, recently CBD oil was reclassified to be a “medicine.” So, the British government has started to recognize the many health benefits of CBD oil.
6) Researchers have found CBD oil to have many positive effects on seriously ill people
Research has found CBD oil to be of potential medicinal use in:
- Cancer treatment
- Pain relief
- Acne prevention
- Controlling epileptic seizures
- Anxiety relief
7) CBD oil has been historically used by Queen Victoria
There are records of Queen Victoria using CBD during her reign of England. She reportedly used CBD to help deal with menstrual cramps. Her personal physician Sir J. Russel Reynolds advocated the use of cannabis to alleviate the pain she faced during her periods. By doing so, she got substantial relief.
CBD oil has many benefits
Researchers have found CBD oil to have many health benefits, and further research is going on to validate these findings. Currently, it may help manage insomnia, anxiety, and chronic pain.
While there are many aspects of CBD oil usage to be aware of, the points briefly mentioned above will help you learn some fun facts about this highly versatile oil.
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