People are taking CBD oil for all sorts of health ailments, even though it's usage is controversial. There is a lot of confusion about what CBD oil is, and the effects CBD has on your body. CBD - known as Cannabidiol, may have healthy benefits. Products containing CBD are now legal in many USA states where marijuana is not. Qumana sells CBD oil - but before you decide to buy it, we've prepared the article below to help you understand the benefits, how to use it, risks, and issues regarding legality in the USA.

Background: In 2018, the FDA approved the use of Epidiolex, a form of CBD oil, for treating two forms of epilepsy. This is a huge development because it supports what many researchers have been saying for years about CBD.

What is CBD Oil? 
CBD is one of the 104 cannabinoids that stems from the cannabis plant. CBD oil differs from the marijuana flower because it doesn't have the psychoactive effects that produce a euphoric high. There have been numerous studies that have shown CBD oil can be used to treat a variety of health conditions. 

CBD Oil to Treat Seizures 
study that was published in 2017 researched how CBD oil can treat individuals with seizures. The study found that among the 15 participants, there was a 40% decrease of frequency in seizures, and 100% of the participants stated their mood improved after they used CBD oil. 

CBD Oil can Help With High Blood Pressure 
Another study on CBD, which was published in 2017, reported that one dose of CBD can be an effective way to lower blood pressure. In this study, nine participants were given CBD, which resulted in a lower resting systolic BP and a lower stoke volume. 

CBD for Parkinson's Disease 
CBD acts as a neuroprotectant. It contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that can be used to treat symptoms that are accompanied with Parkinson's Disease. According to research, some of these symptoms include urinary problems, confusion, cognitive problems, fear, and decreased facial expressions. 

CBD Oil has Anti-Tumor Properties 
CBD oil is known to have anti-tumor properties and can even ease the symptoms of chemotherapy in cancer patients. A study that was published in 2013 showed that CBD contains properties that can hinder cancer cell growth. Furthermore, the American Cancer Society reported that cannabinoids, such as CBD, can slow the growth of cancer cells in laboratory tests. 

It has Anti-Inflammatory Properties 
CBD oil is known to have beneficial anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and it may also help slow down the development of the condition. The first study on CBD and rheumatoid arthritis was carried out in 2006. After five weeks of use, participants in this study reported less inflammation and pain. In addition, participants also reported an improvement in sleep quality. 

CBD can Help Heal the Liver 
One study examined how CBD could help individuals who damaged their liver due to chronic drinking. This studyused mice and human blood samples as subjects. After the subjects were given CBD, liver enzymes were reduced and liver triglycerides increased. In addition, the study showed that CBD also decreased fat droplet accumulation. 

It can Help With Depression and Anxiety 
CBD can be used to treat depression and anxiety. One study found that participants had an easier time speaking in public when they took CBD. The participants reported that they had less anxiety, cognitive problems, and discomfort speaking in public because of CBD. In addition, it has also been use to treat children with anxiety, depression, and post-tramautic stress disorder. 

While there is still a stigma among some about CBD oil, it has been proven to be a safe and effective way to treat numerous medical conditions. CBD oil that is derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states, and there are only four states where CBD oil that is derived from marijuana is illegal.

What's CBD oil?

CBD is one of many compounds in the Cannabis plant. Researchers are focused on the potential health benefits of CBD. The distilled form of CBD is known as "CBD oil."

Even though CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it is not the same as THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana). The best known compound in cannabis is known as THC. This is the active ingredient which is known for getting you "high." Marijuana contains both THC and CBD, and both compounds have different effects. THC creates mental altering state, whereas CBD does not. CBD produces significant changes in the body, and some research suggests it has medical benefits.

Hemp, contains most of the CBD we use medicinally. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa, yet are very different. Farmers selectively have bred their plants to contain high levels of THC, and other compounds which were favorable. However hemp farmers have done little to modify the plant. Hemp plants are used to create the CBD oil which is found in Qumana's products, and most CBD based products.

How CBD Works

CBD works by attaching to certain receptors in the body. The human body produces cannabinoids on its own. It also has two various receptors for cannabinoids, namely the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptors are located throughout the body, but mostly in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain handle things like coordination, movement, pain, emotions, appetite, memories, among many others. THC attaches to these receptors.

CB2 receptors are common in the immune system, and affect inflammation and pain. Researchers have discovered that CBD doesn't attach to either receptors. Instead, CBD helps direct the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.

Benefits of CBD Oils

CBD has many potential benefits. For example, it can be a potential source of natural pain relief, and anti-inflammatory relief. People are using prescription drugs to relieve stiffness and pain. Some people are now turning to CBD as a more natural alternative. In a recent study, researchers found that CBD significantly reduced pain and inflammation in mice and rats.

There is even some research which suggests that CBD usage could help people quit smoking. Studies published have found that smokers who inhaled CBD smoked fewer cigarettes, and significantly less nicotine cravings. Other studies have found that CBD is a promising treatment for people who have an opioid addiction. Researchers have found that CBD reduces symptoms like anxiety, pain, insomnia, and other mood related symptoms.

The FDA doesn't allow us to make health claims about what CBD hemp oil can do, or not do. If you do your research, and look online, you'll see that many people have stated that CBD oil helped them with things like: cancer, chronic pain, arthritis, insomnia, anxiety, migraines, and more. While CBD isn't some magical unicorn that is going to fix everything - it's been known to help alleviate certain issues. The only way to know for sure - is trying it out for yourself.

There's no definitive answer on this. It requires some trial and error to understand how much is right. First and foremost, tests have shown that it's impossible to "take too much." You won't overdose on CBD oil, since it's a natural compound already found in your body. We typically recommend that you start by taking a particular amount twice a day for the first 3-4 days to test your tolerance, and see how CBD oil is working for you. After this, you can continue increasing or decreasing based on the results you see.

Once you see how many milligrams of CBD you start with, then you should see how much product you have to consume to get an effective amount.

Generally speaking CBD oil only takes 20-30 minutes to become effective. Most people when first taking CBD oil don't know what to expect, and how often to take it. There's no "high," to report, so most people know if it's working or not. Only after a while do they realize that the pain they had - is no longer there, or as intense. The feeling you get after taking CBD oil is very subtle, and it's identified as a calm feeling. After several uses, people have reported that they notice it takes "the edge off," after just a few minutes.

You will see a gentle release of pain when taking CBD oil in the proper amount.

Everyone is different, and everyone's body responds differently to CBD. There's no single answer. Most people start with drops, and then branch out from there. CBD drops are a great way to determine how much you're consuming, and the drops are flavored. In order to vape CBD oil, you need a vaporizer. The extract doesn't typically taste very good, and it's difficult to measure a dosage if you're vaping it.

At the end of the day, what works best for you - is a personal choice. You have to determine what is right for you through trial and error. For most people, it doesn't really matter how you consume CBD. You're getting the same CBD oil, just in a different form. At the end of the day most people have preferences. Some like vaping it, some like intaking it via a topical lotion, and some like it in edibles.

Can CBD Oil Be Used Topically?

When you think about using CBD oil, the first thing that comes to mind is likely ingesting it through the mouth in some way. However, CBD oil can be used in a topical nature. There are a few tips to keep in mind for proper topical use so as not to allow too much of the oil to enter through the skin at one time. When you ingest the oil by eating or inhaling, the impacts are felt throughout your body. When you apply the oil to your skin, the impacts are only felt in that area instead of all over. This is a benefit for those who have muscle pain or who suffer from arthritis and only want to treat a specific area of the body using CBD oil. 

Think about the areas of your body where you need the most relief and the areas of your body that are impacted by various types of pain. A headache might be caused by tension in your neck, or pain in your shoulder could be caused by tension in your neck or even your lower arms. Your skin should be clean before applying the oil. Gently dry the area so that the oil can easily penetrate through the skin for the best results. 

Avoid putting CBD oil on your skin before you plan to take a shower or get the skin wet in other ways, such as swimming in a pool. The oil won't absorb like it should, which means that you won't get the full relief offered by the oil. Massage the oil into your skin in a firm manner to ensure that it penetrates completely. Wash your hands to remove any excess oil to prevent any discomfort if you were to rub your hands on other areas of your body. Only use the recommended amount so that you apply the CBD oil in a safe manner instead of using too much at one time.

What is CBD? 
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant. In 2003, CBD was patented as a compound with antioxidants and neuroprotectants. CBD has the ability to bind to cannabinoid receptors that are found in the body, and it is known to have powerful pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. There is evidence that has shown it can help the body regulate the immune, endocannabinoid, and central nervous systems. CBD is non-intoxicating because it contains very little TCH, which is the psychoactive substance found in the marijuana flower. The National Academy of Sciences stated that CBD was first made as a hemp oil in 1940. 

How is CBD Oil Used? 
CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and made into an oil. The oil can be applied topically when it is mixed with sprays, creams, or gels. CBD oil can be taken orally in capsule form or by spray. In addition, there are many products, which contain CBD oil, that are available in edibles including gum and candy. There are some who prefer to use it in a vaporizer. 

What to Look for When Choosing a CBD Oil Product 
Before you choose which CBD oil you take, look at the label that shows the ratio of CBD and TCH. For the best quality, try to buy products that don't contain GMOs, thinning agents, corn syrup, preservatives, or artificial additives. 

What Health Conditions can CBD Oil Treat? 
High-quality CBD oil is known to treat a wide range of health conditions that include: 

There have been several studies on the benefits of CBD oil for treating seizures. A new study published this year examined 108 children with epilepsy. According to the study, 39 percent of the participants had a reduction in seizures by 50 percent. 

Another study that was published in 2018 found that CBD oil can be used to treat schizophrenia. Participants that took CBD oil had reduced levels of psychotic symptoms compared to the placebo participants. There is additional research that supports the antipsychotic properties that CBD oil contains as well. 

Drug Addiction 
CBD oil is also being studied to treat drug addiction. One study, which was carried out on rats, examined the anti-relapse potential of CBD oil. The subjects of the study had past experiences of cocaine and alcohol abuse. After being treated with CBD oil for one week, researchers found the subjects were able to abstain from substance abuse when they were exposed to stressful situations. 

Pain and Inflammation 
CBD is also beneficial for pain and inflammation that stems from arthritis. In 2016, a study in rats with arthritis showed a reduction in inflammation after a topical gel was applied for four days. 

There have been some studies that link CBD to preventing cancer cells from growing. One review found that CBD slowed the growth of tumors in several types of cancer. It is also used to relieve certain symptoms that are seen in cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy. 

Aside from the aforementioned health conditions, CBD oil also shows promise when treating: 

  • Alzheimer's disease;
  • Parkinson's disease;
  • Crohn's disease;
  • Anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Migraines;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Liver disease.

Is CBD Oil Right for Me? 
The side effects of CBD oil are minimal, which include dry mouth and dizziness. With all the beneficial health properties it has to offer, it is a natural way to treat symptoms in certain medical conditions.


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