CBD (Cannabidiol) oil is essentially a concentrated extract derived from the flowers or leaves of the Cannabis Sativa plant, which is dissolved in an edible oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower oil or hemp oil.
In recent years CBD has become increasingly popular worldwide. Initially, it was discovered as a potentially effective medication for Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. In today's day and age, CBD is being sold and consumed to treat a wide range of medical conditions and improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from various health issues and ailments.
Unlike THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is a non-psychoactive component of the Cannabis Sativa plant, and CBD oil is the most common form of CBD available.
Why CBD oil
Many medical users prefer using CBD oil as a mode of CBD administration for various reasons.
Firstly, the oil is available in a concentrated form, so the users can consume a large dosage of CBD that can be ingested easily. Consuming large doses is possible and fairly easy since the user does not have to be concerned about getting high or intoxicated.
Secondly, if CBD is consumed through vaping or smoking, it tends to generate a smell, which is often considered a stigma, and people tend to avoid it. However, with CBD oil, one doesn't have to be worried about any smell or fumes and can consume CBD discreetly as the oil does not have a strong smell.
Another benefit of CBD oil is that you can monitor and control your dose by counting the number of oil drops you consume sublingually or adding in your salad or smoothie. When placed directly under the tongue, the oil acts quickly as it bypasses the digestive tract and directly enters the bloodstream, unlike when you add it to your food or drink.
Therapeutic benefits of CBD oil
Research and clinical studies reveal a wide range of health benefits of CBD. You can use CBD to gain relief from pain and inflammation. It regulates the serotonin level in the body and induces a calming effect to help deal with stress, anxiety and depression and helps improve quality of sleep and life in general.
CBD is also considered effective for various neurodegenerative issues like epilepsy, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.