What is Cannabidiol and why all the hype?
Cannabidiol is a chemical compound derived from cannabis. Cannabis contains over 104 different compounds and many of them have been found to treat health issues. Due to cannabis’s poor reputation as being recreational drug among adults and teens, it was not really researched for its healing powers until recently. In fact, only one compound of the 104 listed is actually what gives people the high that has given the drug a bad rep. That psychoactive compound is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, THC can be removed through chemical processing. CBD and other compounds can be isolated and also extracted. Since the government can no longer deny its natural healing and pain relief abilities, over the last decade legislation has changed. In addition to its healing effects, it has very low side effects. Overdosing on CBD is not an issue.
Most states in the US and Canada have legalized the use of CBD. Many states in the US and Canada have even legalized Marijuana for recreational and or Medical uses. In 2018 President Trump has also legalized the use of Industrial Hemp. This too was always banned in the past preventing its long list of industrial applications. Here a just a few examples of thing you can make out of hemp.
- Paper Products
- Essential Oil
- Livestock Bedding
- Livestock Feed
Cannabidiol is a remedy which is all natural and used for many common health issues without the mind-altering effects of THC. Some of the ailments that CBD can help with
- Pain Relief
- Help with Cancer Symptoms (Pain, Dizziness, and Appetite)
- Heart Health
- Skin Disorders
Having interviewed many people who use CBD products I have found some interesting results. Insomnia is probably one of the most common issues I have heard about. They take a few CBD gummies before bed and get a full night sleep. They also claim the sleep is far deeper than usual and they feel more rested during the day. This improvement seems to be a life changer for them.
CBD is now being studied for its various symptom-relieving effects in many common medical issues. It is a natural remedy that has not been chemically altered or processed. It is a pure component used in the treatment of Acne, Pain, anxiety, heart disease, and many more. Science and research will continue to find more benefits to this miracle cure. CBD has been shown to be safe and with few to no side effects.