CBD Oil (Cannabidiol)
Aside from the many health benefits, many of which are only now being tested after legal restrictions loosened, CBD also provides users with relief from anxiety and its side effects. In other applications, it can help combat acne while protecting the brain and nervous system from inflammation.
The legality of CBD is a shifting mass of regulations, conditions, and guidelines. Since 2016, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has maintained that products with cannabidiol can be classed as medicines. However, there are numerous laws regarding how to sell, supply, and advertise CBD as medicine. A license is required and adherence to high standards of safety, efficiency, and quality.
Since it was illegal not too long ago, studying cannabis’s pain relief properties was difficult. However, current research shows promising results that include reduced brain and nervous system inflammation, mood improvement, increased levels of anandamide (a pain regulating compound).
While CBD doesn’t produce the ‘high’ effect associated with regular marijuana, it has demonstrable benefits in blocking enzymes that trigger inflammation in the body and reducing seizures in people with drug-resistant Dravet Syndrome. CBD interacts with the type 1 receptor (CB1R), the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor, and other receptors that regulate behaviours triggered by fear and anxiety.
Given the current legal status of CBD and cannabis-related plants in many places and the limited research done in the time since it was made legal in some places, doctors do not prescribe CBD oil. That will take some time. However, they can recommend it as a possible treatment or augmentation for existing treatment. If you are on medication, talk to your doctor about taking CBD before you start to avoid disrupting any effects of your medication.
Yes, you can. None of the intake methods (topical, capsule, edibles, creams) isis disrupted if you drink water. However, when using a tincture, it is recommended to give it a literal minute for absorption before drinking water.
As with many types of medication that help you manage pain, it is recommended that you take the dosage about an hour before you are scheduled to fall asleep. The body will absorb it better this way, enhancing your relaxed state as you sleep.