CBD Oil May Provide a Range of Health Benefits

There has been a lot of press lately regarding the many positive effects of hemp oil, otherwise known as CBD oil. Comments from Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Sanjay Gupta as well as information from various online medical sources such as NetDoctor.co.uk (NetDoctor.co.uk/medicines/a23099460/cbd-oil-benefits-and-risks/), along with personal testimonials, herald the improvements seen with several common health challenges.

At this time it may be helpful to get a better understanding of what CBD oil is, and why this medicine from plants is resonating with so many people. It’s also critical to understand how the different growing environments and processing techniques impact the various oils. This information can help consumers make informed choices from the various options available.

All mammals (not only humans, but dogs and cats, too) are equipped with an endocannabinoid system. These cannabinoid receptors are primarily responsible for helping create homeostasis in the body and reducing inflammation. Hemp oil provides cannabinoids that connect with those receptors to promote health.

Hemp oil does not contain the intoxicating properties associated with marijuana. Hemp oil contains mostly CBD, and many other cannabinoids, with a very small amount of THC (less than 0.3%). Marijuana contains mostly THC, with a very small amount of CBD. There are also THC-free versions (isolates) of CBD oil available.

Because of its anti-inflammatory nature, CBD oil is said to provide relief for many health challenges, specifically those that are caused by inflammation. For example, CBD may alleviate symptoms related to ailments such as migraine headaches, joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep disorders, anxiety, skin disorders, and other auto-immune disorders. Dogs and cats may also benefit from this oil.

Since CBD oil is often ingested sublingually (drops directly under the tongue), it is crucial to know what to look for in a quality CBD oil. Some things to watch for are that the oil is grown in an FDA-compliant U.S. farm (to ensure that the highest standards are upheld) and that the product passes third-party testing. The farm should provide organic, non-GMO hemp. It is best to find an oil that is full spectrum, rather than an isolate, if possible, so that the different cannabinoids in the plant can work synergistically. The fewer ingredients the better, and at least one ingredient should be infused with CBD extract.

You can find this oil locally, at grocery stores or other outlets, or through network marketing companies that offer home-based business home-based business opportunities built in.

Peggy Zielinski is the owner of Our Inward Journey and provides coaching and instruction in mindfulness meditation. She is also a consultant for HempWorx. For more information on CBD products, visit PeggyZielinski.com/HempWorx or call 864-386-4893. For more information on Our Inward Journey offerings, visit OurInwardJourney.com.