What to Know About CBD Oil

| December 5, 2017 |

What to Know About CBD Oil

When a young Queen Victoria was prescribed a cannabis infusion for her severe menstrual cramps, she probably didn’t know the reason for her relief came from a component of the cannabis plant called cannabidiol (CBD).

And while Queen V drank her ‘cannabis tinctures’ until she died at the age of 82, it would be several more decades before medical research would show the reason why CBD works so well for alleviating chronic pain.

In order to understand the link between CBD and chronic pain, it is important to understand the cannabis plant and its benefit to the human body.

The cannabis plant is made up of 85 different cannabinoids, many of which already exist in our bodies and are processed by endocannabinoid receptors or ‘portals’ found in our nerve endings. The cannabinoids processed by these receptors signal our brain to stimulate appetite, mood and pain sensation.

CBD is one of the plant’s 113 chemical compounds and the second highest abundant in cannabinoids.

When we give our cannabinoid receptors additional cannabinoid-rich cannabidiol (CBD), we suppress the brain’s ability to process pain and hence get the relief that Queen Victoria and millions of other pain sufferers have benefitted from.

Why take CBD in oil form?

Generally, patients who take CBD oil do not feel the principal psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient that causes the “high feeling” or hunger typically associated with marijuana.

Placing a few drops of CBD oil on your tongue or incorporating it into a healthy edible is the safest and most effective way to ingest cannabis.

When cannabis is vaporized or smoked, there is a very quick onset of effectiveness that only lasts for about 1-2 hours at peak levels. But when an edible oil is ingested, the peak levels of CBD concentration is not as high, though the concentration of CBD is at peak level for much longer – about 5-8 hours. This means that you can medicate less often while experiencing the same results.

For more information on where you can find safe, affordable CBD Oil in Florida, contact Plants Not Pills at hello@plantsnotpillsusa.com or call us directly at (813) 603-3107

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