The popularity of CBD as a natural medical resource to treat most health conditions has exploded among pain sufferers today. It comes from the cannabis hemp plant and provides therapeutic healing without any threat of the user having mind-altering effects. There is no trace of THC, so CBD is both legal and non-intoxicating to ingest. If anyone is unsure about this matter, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently ruled that the usage of CBD is safe to use without the threat of sustaining any major side effects.
This article will show the effectiveness of CBD in treating various health ailments and medical conditions. Plus, how it works, is produced, the best use and the effects of using CBD.
How CBD Works
CBD comes in many different (water solubles, extracts, capsules, patches and creams) forms that hope to reduce muscle inflammation, chronic joint pain and other ailments. The most popular method of using CBD is rubbing it onto your body.
Recently, medical researchers have provided evidence that shows CBD is the best source for treating certain medical conditions. It interacts with a patient's receptors of their central nervous system. Ingesting CBD brings a calming effect to the body that decreases muscle inflammation and reduces joint pain. Plus, it will help with anxiety from chronic pain by providing sleep-filled nights.
Patients love taking CBD because it appears to have fewer side effects than most over-the-counter medications. Right now, further research is needed to determine CBD's effectiveness on other medical conditions.
How CBD is Produced
The extraction process of removing CBD from the hemp plant is quite simple.
The most common practice of producing CBD is placing a hemp plant in a chamber filled with carbon dioxide. This method is very similar to making perfume or creating food additives. The pressure inside the chamber should turn the carbon dioxide into a liquid. It is highly effective in extracting the CBD molecules from the other components found in hemp plants. The liquid state of carbon dioxide will isolate the molecules in a low-temperature setting. The goal is to purify the molecules and carbon dioxide into a solution.
The final step of the process is turning carbon dioxide into a gas. After the gas evaporates, pure CBD should remain in the chamber. Often, the raw extract will look thick in texture with a very dark color. This method will leave little chemical residue behind. The process will yield a safe product for consumption.
The Best Uses of CBD
Recent clinical studies have labeled CBD as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory medication.
Once the CBD is applied to your body, it will interact with neuroreceptors inside the body. This will help to regulate a patient's moods and immune system. The same clinical studies mentioned above showed CBD is best used to reduce muscle inflammation, joint pain, and anxiety in arthritis sufferers.
Arthritis is a deterioration of the tissues surrounding a joint. The most common symptoms include chronic pain, stiffness, and loss of motion. CBD targets the joint to provide instant pain relief and improved movement. Continual usage will promote better sleeping patterns for the sufferer.
CBD is effective when treating and reducing the level of muscle inflammation and chronic joint pain in the body. Most physicians will recommend rehabilitation therapy should accompany CBD use. Combined, each course of treatment will help to decrease the symptoms and reduce the level of intense, sharp pain in the joint. And by all accounts, there are no reports of adverse side effects in patients using CBD.
Recently, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of CBD to treat two types of epileptic seizures (Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Pravet Syndrome). CBD helps to lessen the symptoms of a seizure. Plus, regular use of CBD helps sufferers to maintain a daily schedule without the threat of having a severe seizure that requires hospitalization.
The best course of treatment is introducing CBD into the bloodstream. Either by a capsule under the tongue or rubbing the CBD onto the body. Each approach has a more pronounced effect on the body.
Every CBD user's first question is how long the benefits are from use. Well, several factors must be taken into consideration before answering that question. First, the frequency of CBD usage needs to be determined. It will have a direct impact on its effectiveness on the body. The benefits will be heightened from continuous use.
Generally, users can feel the effects of CBD within six to eight hours after placing the salve on their body or ingesting a capsule. Oral consumption takes a shorter amount of time. This is due to the body's digestive system. It will need less time to break down an edible form of CBD. It may take up to two hours before feeling the effects.
And like other medications, it is best not to ingest CBD on an empty stomach. Yes, you may digest the edible form faster, but you could increase the likelihood of having severe side effects. Those include drowsiness, diarrhea, dry mouth, and possible vomiting. Finally, it is vital to follow the dosage recommendation from the physician's instructions. Never ingest more than instructed as a decreased appetite and noticeable weight loss could occur.
Typically, CBD stays in the body for at least two to five days, but that range differs for all users. For some, it may stay in their body for weeks at a time. And just like other medications, the higher the dosage, the longer the CBD will remain in the body. All of this is dependent upon the frequency of usage as the tolerance level of CBD may require only using it once a week.
Consult with your physician about adding CBD to your regimen if taking other medication. It is not recommended with certain medications as it will increase the risk of having severe side effects.
The goal is to gain verification on the purity and correct dosage needed to achieve health improvement that eases the patient's symptoms. It should not take too long before noticing a change in daily activity.
The benefits could be endless.