5 Profound Benefits of CBD Oils
If you’ve been hearing super chill music emanating from the north, it might be because, as you may know, recreational cannabis has become legal in Canada, and everyone is celebrating. You might have also noticed that more and more states right here in the old US of A seem to be loosening laws and regulations on this over-scrutinized plant.
So if you’re in a state or country where cannabis is legal, you’re truly blessed, my friends. If not, I hope it’s legalized for you ASAP, or you consider fleeing to where it’s legal. I’m sure Canada would welcome you—they seem pretty friendly, especially now that pot is legal.
The reason I would recommend going to all that trouble over a pretty, green plant is simple: cannabis is immensely beneficial with little to no side effects and has made an incredibly positive impact on many people’s lives. Below, you’ll learn just a handful of these benefits, specifically with regards to CBD oils. But first, let’s give you a quick crash course on the wonderful world of cannabis.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the two most famous (and beloved) of at least 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis. While THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects or the “high” you feel from cannabis, CBD is known for an array of incredible health benefits.
How about the difference between Marijuana and Hemp?
No, marijuana and hemp aren’t lovers. They are actually the same plant species known as cannabis sativa. The two are categorized by the amount of THC each plant possesses. When the plant has a THC content of less than 0.3%, it is considered hemp, while if the THC amount is greater than 0.3%, it is deemed marijuana.
What are CBD oils?
In short, CBD oil is an elixir which contains CBD and a carrier oil, like MCT or hemp seed. But there are all kinds of different CBD oils. For instance, because cannabis is illegal in most states in the USA, some CBD oils can only be made from the stalks of the hemp plant.
The highest quality CBD oil you can get from hemp is full spectrum, just like our Mojo Juice CBD Oil, which is an organic solution, processed using the cleanest CO2 extraction methods available. Full spectrum is more favorable to CBD isolated oils, as it contains cannabinoids like flavonoids and terpenoids, which boast a variety of other amazing benefits. Furthermore, the cannabinoids in a full spectrum oil work as a badass team to increase the efficacy, which is known as the entourage effect.
CBD oils can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways, typically depending on personal preference and what ails you. Just a few of the ways you can dose it include dropping it under your tongue, putting it in smoothies or coffee, and rubbing it onto your skin.
5 Profound Benefits of CBD Oils
Alright, so now that you’re somewhat of a cannabis connoisseur, let’s get you learned on the profound benefits of CBD oils.
1. Lessen anxiety
Humans are naturally anxious creatures. It’s probably our ancestor’s fault for getting into so much trouble. They were out there wrestling woolly mammoths and being chased by saber-toothed tigers, so they were constantly under a lot of stress.
Now that things are relatively safer, a lot of us still feel like we’re under attack, even if we’re not. CBD oil helps by decreasing the activity in the limbic part of the brain which controls our “flight-or-fight” response.
2. Sleep Aid
We’ve all been there. You’re lying in bed, ready to drift off. But your mind won’t stop prattling on about a million reasons why you should be stressed out. Maybe you forgot to buy peanut butter. Or perhaps you’re trying to determine whether your boss is actually an alien sent to enslave humanity, who is in cahoots with Suzy from accounting because there’s no way a real life human being could bake cookies that damn good.
CBD can help calm those cycling thoughts. In fact, the multitude of ways in which CBD can help with sleep is astonishing. It can increase sleep allotments, improve insomnia, reduce REM sleep abnormalities, and much more.
3. Improve alertness
When some people think of cannabis users, they may envision a lazy, burnt-out slob living in their parent’s basement. Although this person I’ve described, who is weirdly similar to the man I was in college, could become accurate if you smoked enough pot, you can actually achieve the opposite of this sloth-like persona with the use of CBD oil.
When taken in small doses, CBD oil can actually improve alertness and lessen daytime sleepiness. This will help you to not only become more productive but can actually enhance your sleep-wake cycle.
4. Pain management
Imagine if there was a natural pain solution which wasn’t addictive or harmful. Imagine if you could rub this on your body to decrease inflammation and pain, and as a side effect, you’d actually improve the health of the skin you applied it to. In case you haven’t already guessed, this miracle tincture is CBD oil. The reason why drugs like Oxycodone are legal, while cannabis is illegal in some places, is more than baffling.
5. Skin therapy
CBD oil is the ultimate skin therapy. It moderates oil production, moisturizes, soothes inflammation, and has anti-aging properties. It can even be used to treat atopic dermatitis. Instead of purchasing several bottles and creams and sprays of different skin remedies, you can treat and prevent most skin ailments with a simple bottle of CBD oil.
But wait, there’s more…
As if that wasn’t enough, CBD oils can even be used to lessen seizures for those with epilepsy, help prevent or treat those with Alzheimer’s disease, reduce pain and nausea for cancer patients, and increase appetite and settle nausea & inflammation for those with gastrointestinal disorders.
The truth is, the wonders of CBD oil are abundant. This article could’ve been titled 101 benefits of CBD, and it still wouldn’t have covered all the marvelous ways this plant gives humans a better experience on planet earth.
Thank you, cannabis. Thanks for everything you do. I’m glad contemporary society is changing their mind on how valuable you really are to us.
I look forward to your continued freedom across the globe, which will allow more people to enjoy your many benefits.