SO WHAT, EXACTLY, IS THIS CBD OIL THAT’S ALL OVER THE NEWS?
Cannabidiol (CBD for short) is a compound derived from the Cannabis plant, also known as hemp. CBD does not cause a high like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana.
CBD oil is believed to lessen anxiety and generate sleepiness, which may help those suffering from sleep disorders. CBD oil also is said to reduce chronic pain from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions.
While many people claim some significant benefits from CBD use, clinical trials are needed to determine the extent of those benefits and how they apply to others.
CBD oil is available in several forms:
Tincture—dropper bottle to place drops under tongue or in food.
Topical—applied on skin.
Aerosol—sprayed into mouth, held, then swallowed.
Schedule an appointment with your doctor before starting CBD oil, especially if you currently take medications. Your doctor also can help determine a dosage that’s right for you.
CBD Oil is not available in all stores.