There are numerous studies on CBD and how it may relieve pain in different situations. It has been suggested, but not proven, that CBD products like CBD oil drops are recommended when dealing with neuropathic pain and inflammation, anxiety, PTSD and insomnia. CBD, unlike its cousin THC, is non-psychoactive and does not get you high.
Drop it under your tongue (sublingual)
In order to maximise the benefits that CBD oil can give to you, you need to know the process and dosage needed.
When dealing with CBD oil drops or tinctures, there is a suggested serving amount indicated in the packaging. Once the correct amount of CBD oil is determined, place a few drops under your tongue the drops with the dropper. Hold the oil in place for a minimum of one minute, which will allow the oil will be absorbed through the blood vessels under the tongue; it will bypass the first-pass metabolism. After the one minute, swallow the CBD oil.
Since cannabidiol (CBD) is a main component of the cannabis plant, these substances have been among the most studied. CBD is one of over 100 compounds that can be found in the cannabis sativa plant.
Though it is the cousin plant THC, it will not get you high. Being high is the responsibility of THC but it would be important to note that it is all because of THC and not CBD. In THC, CB1 and CB2 nerve receptors found in the brain and throughout the body will be under a tight bond.
Since this is a natural supplement, it is legal, given THC content is kept at a minimum, traces or non existent i.e. less than 0.2%. We urge consumers to conduct their own research, verify the lab reports and analysis and do their due diligence into the companies and brands.
CBD’s effect is not yet fully understood by researchers, and we’re certainly not in a position to make any definitive medical claims. These are suggested benefits, we recommend you try CBD out for yourself.
Through further studies, CBD oil drops are also believed to provide the following suggested health benefits:
- Antipsychotic effects – CBD may help people with mental health disorders like schizophrenia by reducing psychotic symptoms.
- Substance abuse treatment – Cannabidiol is known to modify parts of the brain related to drug addiction. It is also believed to help people quit smoking. One study suggests that it is CBD’s capability to reduce anxiety, pain, insomnia and mood-related symptoms that help people go through withdrawal successfully.
- Anti-tumour effects – CBD has shown capabilities in preventing the spread of prostate, breast, lung, brain, and colon cancer cells as well as promoting the destruction of said cells.
- Diabetes prevention – Type 1 diabetes comes from the inflammation that happens when the immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas and CBD is known to reduce inflammation, thus helping in the treatment and prevention of diabetes.
The Levels of CBD and THC
CBD is legal given the right sources. But THC is illegal for it carries with it side effects in the short and long run. CBD Products in the UK must contain traces of THC (<0.2%) or zero THC.
Research around CBD discovered its therapeutic potential in dealing with illnesses that were previously considered to be untreatable. With the correct amount of dosage, significant effects can be proven by these oils though not scientifically confirmed.
The ailments that it can help in their treatments include epilepsy, pain, inflammation, Parkinson’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, multiple sclerosis or MS, acne, dyskinesia, broken bones, psoriasis, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD, substance abuse, mad cow disease, diabetes, bacterial infections, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease and even rheumatoid arthritis.