Beginner’s Guide To CBD

Updated on November 20, 2019

The perception of cannabis has changed considerably in the past 20 years. It is no longer treated as an evil drug that will make you homicidal. Such a claim seems ridiculous today, but our different mindset is the only evidence of a zeitgeist. More and more industries, including medicine, agriculture, fashion and many more start using cannabis in their products.

Recently, CBD oil has been widely touted as a cure for, well, basically everything. Don’t let the sometimes exaggerated claims of marijuana enthusiast misguide you. Although the research regarding this subject has kick-started just recently, the verdict is clear: the positive effects of CBD oil are astounding.

This article will show you what CBD oil is, what it isn’t, and what are its possible effects. Let’s go!

What it is and what it isn’t

CBD, also called Cannabidiol, is a component of Cannabis sativa plant but it can also be found in industrial hemp. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana, which means that if you want to get high, you’ll have no luck with products that contain only CBD. 

Well, then why buy it, you may ask? If you have anxiety, feel a lot of stress, or simply care about your health, OCD can alleviate many negative symptoms. If not for the research done about its properties, one could easily dismiss all those claims as the propaganda created by that one guy from high school who clearly loved stoner rock. Except it’s been scientifically proven. 

CBD can be found in a variety of products. Those include tinctures, vapes, creams, and edibles. The most common way of ingesting CBD is to drop several drops under your tongue; this way you won’t have to wait much for the effects to kick in. If you have no idea what to choose, you can visit Hemp Headlines to read reviews of products with CBD.

Pain relief

One of the most pronounced benefits of using CBD oil is the pain relief it provides. It reduces inflammation and has a positive effect on the nervous system. Despite those impressive effects which can be somewhat mimicked by other commonly used painkillers, it isn’t addictive, something which you couldn’t say about the opiates. Even more – it helps combat the addiction to opiates. This way, you can replace more harmful drugs with CBD, and at the same time, minimize the effects of addiction to those drugs.

Epilepsy treatment

Just last year, in 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Epidiolex, which is pure CBD oil for treatment of epilepsy. Apparently, it can minimize the number of seizures among people whose type of epilepsy doesn’t respond to other kinds of medicine. 

Reduces anxiety

Technological advancements have made our society almost free of any sort of discomfort. Still, the percentage of people being diagnosed with depression and anxiety has reached an all-time high. Not the good kind of high. THC is a poor choice when it comes to calming nerves, but the OCD has a soothing effect. It is often prescribed for people with PTSD or who are prone to panic attacks. On top of that, CBD affects the way your brain’s chemical receptors react to serotonin, which helps in battling depression.


Because of the pervasiveness of air pollution and unhealthy food, our bodies are being assaulted constantly by dangerous substances. CBD can also help your body get rid of free radicals and toxins.

Addiction treatment

CBD can be used to fight the withdrawal symptoms. Its effects are visible with different sorts of addictions – from nicotine, opiates, or cocaine. It makes it easier for addicts to withstand the temptation of those substances, but it also makes the withdrawal itself less awful.

Cancer treatment

Although saying that CBD can treat cancer would be an overstatement, it does slow down the growth of some kinds of cancerous cells. Keeping in mind how much of ordeal chemotherapy is, it is worth trying every method to mitigate the adverse effects

Even if it doesn’t successfully cure the disease itself, it can alleviate the pain and make the treatment less damaging to the body. 

Try it out!

When it comes to CBD, the misconceptions are not uncommon. Thankfully, if you have doubts about its effects, you can read peer-reviewed studies and form your own opinion. The chances are, it won’t magically transform your life, but if you need help with calming your anxiety or managing the pain, CBD products can be of great use. 

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