If you are one of the multitudes of people who have given cigarettes the boot using vaping, then you’re already receiving the benefits to your health from doing this. But if you also suffer from chronic pain or a range of other illnesses or disorders, then further assistance may be within your grasp. A relatively new remedy that an increasing number of scientific studies show benefits sufferers of a range of illnesses; this naturally occurring substance is called CBD oil.
What Is CBD Oil?
It is one of over one hundred chemical compounds found in the host Cannabis plant, but unlike its more infamous brother compound, THC does not contain any psychoactive which give the sensation of getting high. For this reason, its use is now increasing, as are the number of products that contain CBD. Once extracted, it is mixed with a plant oil such as Coconut or Palm oil to form the end product; it is then used as the primary ingredient in edibles, balms or lotions and CBD vape liquids, to name but a few.
CBD Oil & Vaping
All great vaping suppliers now stock a range of CBD oil products in the form of e-liquids with the same tasty flavours as the normal vape liquids. The CBD oil used in e-liquids comes in two different forms; Isolate contains only CBD with all the other compounds of the host plant removed, whereas Distillate is called full-spectrum CBD and has all the compounds except for THC. The differences between the two aren’t yet fully understood, and the consensus is that it comes down to personal preference. The recommendation is that vapers new to CBD oil start at a low strength e-liquid and work upwards, adding a higher level of CBD if they have found it to their liking.
Who Can Benefit from CBD Oil?
As the investigations into its uses continue, there is an increasing amount of data showing that CBD oil is helpful to a wide range of illnesses and disorders. This effect is due to CBD’s impact on the body’s neurotransmitters that interact with the brain when a person is in pain. The following list is by no means complete, so further investigation online is recommended to gain additional information. Those who can find assistance are –
- Chronic pain sufferers with arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
- People with mental health disorders such as anxiety, insomnia, or depression.
- Cancer Patients – an easing of side effects and symptoms may be possible.
- Those with Epilepsy or other neurological disorders.
- Sufferers from high blood pressure.
- Patients who are undergoing substance abuse treatments.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As previously stated, when starting to take CBD oil, it’s recommended to begin a low amount and work upwards while considered to be safe. Some users may experience some adverse side effects that can include diarrhoea, fatigue and possibly changes in appetite. It is always important to also speak with a medical professional if you are already taking prescription medication; there may be a chance that CBD oil could interact with what you are already taking.
I hope this short piece has increased your knowledge of a product that may give relief to you or someone you know. If that is the case, then I’ll be more than happy.