Cannabidiol oil is utilized for a variety of health reasons. However, it’s very controversial. There is much confusion on how it works and whether or not it should be classified as an illegal street drug or as a medicinal medication. Cannabinoid or CBD is the name that has been given to the compound that is found in a cannabis plant that gives it the properties that many consider to be medicinal.
The term CBD oil is what this is usually called. All CBD oils contain cannabinoids. However, the oils concentration will vary according to the brand, the strength, and the manufacturer. Another thing to consider is whether or not the CBD oil is water soluble.
First and foremost, many worry that if they’re using CBD oil, they’re on marijuana. Marijuana contains two chemicals. That of the CBD oil and that of the THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. The THC is the active ingredient in the marijuana.
The higher the level of THC in the marijuana, the more mind-altering the marijuana is. Not all CBD oils have THC in them. In fact, very few CBD oils have marijuana in them. Thus, the body doesn’t get high as it does if someone is smoking marijuana.
CBD oil isn’t a psychoactive oil. It won’t change the state of mind. It will, however, have a myriad of other medicinal benefits.
Over the course of time, marijuana farmers have deliberately bred their crops to be either higher in THC or higher in CBD oils. For this reason, many are confused. After all, it’s all marijuana.
Hemp farmers, on the other hand, have deliberately not altered or modified the hemp plant. The CBD oils that are on the market today are typically derived from the hemp plant and thus, no levels of THC are in them.
CBD oils attach themselves to specific receptors in the body in order to deliver the required medicinal purposes. The human body actually produces specific cannabinoids all on its own. There are two specific receptors for cannabinoids. These are referred to as the CB1 receptor and the CB2 receptor.
Many of the CB1 receptors are located in the brain. They are also in other parts of the body, but they tend to concentrate in the brain. For this reason, CBD oil works well to change the mood, thinking, memories, appetite and other health issues that are often considered to be brain related. The CB2 receptors are in the immune system. CB2 also works on inflammation and pain.
It was originally believed that CBD oil acted only on CB2 receptors, however, with further scientific studies, it was found to act on the entire body and influence the body to use its own cannabinoids.
Due to the way that the CBD interacts with the body, it helps the body to recover and act as it should. There are a variety of ways to take CBD oil. It can be ingested, it can be rubbed on the skin and inhaled as well as smoked via vaping. In rare instances, it is also used Intravenously.