A product that we all have tried at least once in our lives is CBD oil or any CBD-infused products. Ranging from chewable and cold drinks to lotions and vape juice, it truly is flooding the market.
Even though we all want to believe that cannabidiol compounds are extremely beneficial to our health, there is still so much we don’t know about it. Since its legalization in a few states and countries only a few years ago, it has become quite popular.
Regardless of all the claims being made on countless websites, it hasn’t been proven that CBD-infused products are 100% medicinal. To understand CBD and cannabis a little bit better, here are a few interesting facts you’ve never heard of before:
1. There are 85 Ingredients in a Cannabis Plant
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Cannabis is a big family of plants with different strains. The insane thing about this magical plant is that researchers have found more than 85 compounds within it. Each compound has a different effect on the human body when consumed.
The most common ingredients are THC and CBD. These two ingredients are present in almost all different Sativa strains. THC is well-known for its psychoactive properties that are used to achieve a feeling of being ‘high’. On the flip side, CBD (or cannabidiol) is used for medicinal purposes. Visit this great site to learn more about different ingredients within CBD products.
2. CBD isn’t Legal Everywhere
Despite many users reporting the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of CBD-infused oils, it is still illegal in many countries. Places like Ireland and Canada don’t see any cannabis products as legal and it’s still illegal to purchase and produce in their countries.
This product can therefore be difficult to obtain for those living outside of legal distributing countries. It has been reported that many patients with cancer and epilepsy have flown many miles to get their hands on a small bottle of CBD oil. Using the product has proven to have great benefits.
3. It Holds Many Benefits
CBD oil is associated with numerous medicinal benefits that are used to help treat symptoms caused by medical conditions. Some of these benefits include:
- Prevention of acne and other minor skin conditions
- Reducing seizure attacks in those suffering from epilepsy
- Acts as a pain relief for joints, headaches, and muscles
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory agent
- Used in patients with cancer to reduce pain and even reduce the growth of tumors
- Assist in anxiety and depression to calm down and relax
- Relief to other mental health conditions
- Reduces bloating
- Stabilizes mood
- Help control pain caused by the menstrual cycle
4. CBD has No ‘High’
Regardless of popular belief, not all products with a cannabis leaf on them will give you a ‘high’ feeling. As stated above, THC is the only compound that has a drug-like effect on the user. THC is usually removed from marijuana in order for it to be safe and legal to sell to consumers.
Learn more about THC and the effects it has in this article. As a side note, it’s worth saying that CBD oil can only be sold legally when they have less than 0.3% THC content. It is wise for consumers to double-check the ingredients within CBD oil products by requesting a copy of the third-party lab report.
5. Queen Victoria used CBD Oil
During her reign as Queen of England, Queen Victoria was reportedly spotted using CBD oil. A few drops in her tea helped her cope with cramps caused by her menstrual cycle.
This supplement was recommended to her by her very own physician, Sir J. Russel Reynolds. He was a great advocate and cheerleader of cannabidiol products. As a result, many followed suit.
6. Cannabis is Very Versatile
Many parts of the cannabis plant can be used to create a variety of different products like a vape that can be used by cartridge and it comes in various custom vape cartridge packaging. The hemp plant in itself has been used to create paper, sunglasses, food, building materials, fabrics and clothing, and soil remediation products. Every single part of the plant can be used in some form or another.
The part of the plant that is used for medicinal or recreational purposes are the flower. This part is dried and sold as-is to be smoked or it goes through an extraction method to separate cannabinoids. Dried hemp flowers can be smoked through a bong or pipe and can even be cooked in oil to remove CBD.
If you are interested in creating your own oils at home from dried hemp flowers, then you can follow this instructional video:
7. Cannabinoids React Naturally to the Human Body
Within our bodies lays a complex system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system naturally produces cannabinoids like CBD. When we digest cannabidiol it acts as a natural supplement to our endocannabinoid system.
This is great, considering that our ECS is responsible for creating balance in our bodies. Whenever we get tired, anxious, stressed, or even experience pain; the endocannabinoid system is out of balance and needs more cannabinoids to restore that balance. This balance is known as homeostasis. When it can’t produce as many cannabinoids as we are demanding, then CBD oil is an excellent supplement to introduce into your diet.
Even though we are still waiting for all the scientific proof, it is already evident that cannabis and hemp are magical and interesting plants.