We all get that feeling, we need something to spike our energy to keep us full for the long day ahead or something to settle us down on an evening. We are not short of recipes, whatever the occasion. Many people are turning to CBD in recent times, which can be used as an additive to your traditional diet which can also help in stress reduction or anxiety.
What is CBD?
A chemical compound found in Hemp or CBD plants, however unlike the THC element which is responsible for the 'high' from marijuana. CBD oil is non-intoxicating and may have many suggest health benefits, which can also be diluted with olive, vegetable glycerin or coconut oil.
CBD is not a controlled substance due to contrary belief, due to the restrictions of THC content which is a maximum of 0.2%. Supporters of CBD oil believe there are a number of benefits including anxiety, acne, sleep, inflammation and more. Further studies are being conducted regularly. CBD Oil comes in many forms, available to buy online in the UK.
So how do I cook with CBD oil?
Cooking with CBD oil is simple, but be sure don’t think of it like traditional oils such as ones you can cook or fry with. It's recommended to use it as an additive to additional condiments or dressing.
We have searched the Internet for some of the most interesting finds, and linked to them below.
Chicken salad is a great choice for a healthy and hearty lunchtime meal or evening dinner. Premium Jane has added some instructions on how to get some CBD oil infused into your dish, a personal favourite of mine.
The medical cannabis movement is sweeping around the world with everyone from celebrities and pro athletes to Midwest farmers and stay-at-home moms proclaiming their love of cannabidiol (CBD). Conversely, not enough are talking about the other 400-plus known chemical compounds in the cannabis plant or the entourage effect which offers a theory about the value of full spectrum or whole plant medicine.
CBD: A Recap
CBD is one of 113 known phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids) that make up the cannabis plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most recognized of these molecules is which is the primary source of the plant's psychoactive effects (the "high"). CBD's movement in the medical community and public is mostly because it offers medicinal value without the psychoactive effects of THC.
Cannabis compounds often share some, but not all, characteristics. For areas where THC levels are regulated such as .02 percent in the UK, 1 percent in Switzerland, and .03 percent in the U.S., CBD is a legal option in many areas of the world that offers the potential to treat dozens of medical conditions. In places where THC is legal for medical and/or recreational use, CBD allows people who don't tolerate THC well or are uncomfortable it's effects can get some benefits of cannabis.
What is the Entourage Effect?
The entourage effect is a theory of Dr. Ethan Russo, an expert in cannabinoid medicine. It considers the medical benefits of ALL the plant's compounds together rather than isolating one or two such as THC and CBD. While both forms have their advantages and disadvantages, the benefits of a whole plant extract outweigh the isolate.
In a recent interview with ProjectCBD Director, Martin A. Lee, Dr. Russo explains,
So, cannabis is a botanical. This is a way of saying that it’s a plant-based medicine. And, although the thrust of pharmaceutical development for decades has been on single molecules, often synthetic, this is the more common concept in medicine historically. What I mean is, traditionally people have used plant drugs to treat their problems. It’s only been in the last 75 years there’s been this shift toward synthetics. So, a botanical doesn’t rely on one compound to produce beneficial effects. Rather there may be many – and that’s certainly the case in cannabis …
You can read the rest or watch the rest of the interview. But he goes on to explain that all the different molecules provide synergy or boost the initial effect of each cannabinoid. For example, CBD, THC, pinene, and myrcene all have pain relieving properties. Together, even in a flower that has a low ratio of THC and high ratio of CBD, a whole plant extract can provide more pain relief than a single isolated compound (Only THC or only CBD.)
What Are the other molecules?The Other (Phyto) Cannabinoids
Yes—There is more data about THC and CBD than the other 111 known cannabinoids. However, that doesn't mean researchers are in the dark about them. Here are a few of the additional 111:
Each cannabis strain has different percentages of the cannabinoids. THC and CBD are dominant or major compounds and CBGV and THCV are minor ones with only a small amount in each plant. Proponents of isolates point out that the medicinal value of the individual molecules is as essential as the whole plant.
Terpenes: More Than an Aroma
The cannabis plant gets its scent from the terpenes. There are more than 200 of these molecules in the cannabis plant and over 20,000 other plants. A few of the most abundant terpenes include:
There are more studies about terpene isolates than as a whole plant medicine. However, experts know that certain terpenes can enhance the benefits of the cannabinoids—Or create an entourage effect.
What About the Flavonoids?
Cannabis flowers get their variety of deep greens, bright purples, yellows, and reds from flavonoids. Like terpenes, they are found in many plants besides cannabis. To date, researchers have isolated about 20 flavonoids in the cannabis plant.
The market for full spectrum extracts and CBD isolates is exploding. With the expansion of legal hemp production in the U.S. and further clarification of CBD laws pushing for more changes and legalization of cannabis in Canada advancing research, expect this industry's growth to continue to reach new highs over the next few years. You can also expect researchers to remain at odds over the benefits of the entourage effect despite similar theories found in the medical community.
While CBD is effective in healing many different conditions, it is still illegal in some places, since it comes from the cannabis plant, which is an illegal drug. Today I am going to guide you through the legislations around the world.
The Legal Status of CBD in the UK
In 2018, Sajid Javid, the home secretary at the time, announced that specialist doctors in the UK can legally prescribe cannabis-derived medical products. This means you can now get CBD from specialist doctors, so long as it comes from an EU approved cannabis plant.
Marijuana as a recreational drug is still illegal to grow, possess, distribute or sell as it is a Class B drug and can lead to prison sentence of up to 14 years for selling, distributing or growing, while possession can lead to up to 5 years in prison.
The Legal Status of CBD in the US
Like many things, the legal status of CBD in the US varies by state. Some states are strict on it, like Idaho, who will not allow any product with even the slightest bit of THC in. Some states, however, are more relaxed, with some even allowing you to use marijuana for recreational purposes.
Above is a map showing every state and the legalisation of CBD in each of them, from no prescription required to prohibited.
The Legal Status of CBD in the Rest of the World
Each country has different laws so they obviously would have different views on cannabis. Below is a list of all the special cases with the law.
Marijuana in all forms is illegal here, but the law is generally unenforced, with plants highly available throughout the country.
Antigua and Barbuda
Cannabis is illegal but decriminalised, so possession of 15g or less of cannabis is legal, though cannabis cannot be sold.
Medicinal cannabis has been legal since 2017, while recreational cannabis is allowed only for private usage in small amounts.
CBD is legal in federal level in Australia and in all states. Conditions and other details about the legality vary by state. Cannabis for recreational use is allowed in the Northern Territory, South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory.
Possession of cannabis was decriminalised in 2016, meaning you can now use it for both medical reasons and personal use.
The sale and distribution of cannabis is banned, but the law is often unenforced, with many shops openly selling it.
As of 2003, up to 3g of cannabis is allowed for adults, so CBD is allowed.
Possession of cannabis is illegal, but usage is common and largely tolerated.
Medical marijuana is allowed and can be prescribed from a doctor. Recreational marijuana is decriminalised up to 7g.
Cannabis is illegal, but the plant is grown round the country and used for other reasons like feeding pigs and producing textures.
Medical Marijuana is unavailable, but recreational cannabis up to 50g is decriminalised.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cannabis is banned for both, but the government is looking into allowing it for medical purposes.
While CBD isn't allowed, Sativex, a similar medicine from the cannabis plant, is. Recreational cannabis is illegal, and, as with all illegal drugs in the country, the offender is given a warning, community service and education on the effects of drugs.
Cannabis is defined as a class A drug and is strictly banned, though a "personal dose" existed until 2004.
Cannabis is banned in Cambodia, but the law is often unenforced. Some restaurants, known as "Happy Restaurants", cook food with cannabis and serve it as a garnish.
Medical marijuana has been legal since 2001, while recreational marijuana has been legal since 2018.
Use and sale of medical marijuana is allowed under a prescription. Private personal and recreational use has been decriminalised.
Medical usage is allowed , while personal use has been decriminalised for up to 22g or for cultivation of 20 plants.
Use of cannabis is widespread throughout the country, since it has been decriminalised for personal use.
Medical cannabis is legal for patients with illnesses like cancer or AIDS. Possession of small amounts of recreational purposes is considered a misdemeanour, which leads to a fine.
Medical marijuana is legal here, but recreational marijuana is not. Possession can lead to a prison sentence of 8 years maximum (or 2 years for first-time), while possession can lead to a life prison sentence.
Medical marijuana is legal, while possession of recreational marijuana up to 15g or cultivation up to 6 plants is decriminalised, subject to a fine that is mostly unenforced.
Medical marijuana is legal, but recreational cannabis is not. Offenses are subject to a fine or up to 2 years imprisonment. Freetown Christiania, a self-declared autonomous community in Copenhagen, is known for its cannabis trade.
Possession of up to 10g of cannabis is decriminalised and not punished.
Cannabis is illegal in Egypt, but convictions for personal use are rare.
In Estonia, CBD is allowed, but only with a special permit (like a prescription). Up to 7.5 g is allowed for personal use, but larger amounts can cause prison sentences of up to 5 years.
Finland allows you to have medical marijuana under a licence. The recreational version is illegal, but is generally not prosecuted against. The perpetrator is usually given a fine.
In France, the laws are hazy. Some medical cannabis drugs are allowed, but CBD specifically is not mentioned, since it is still a growing market. Possession of marijuana for recreational use is illegal, and can incur fines of up to 200€.
CBD in Georgia is legal, but there is no real system for dispensing it to the customer. As per July 2018, possession and use of recreational marijuana is legal, but it is not legal to sell.
While Medical marijuana is legal in Germany, recreational use is not, though there are cases of criminal charges being dropped.
Cannabis is illegal, with the exception of "bhang", which is a form of cannabis commonly sold in shops.
While cannabis is illegal, the law isn't usually strictly enforced.
In Ireland, CBD is allowed, but it may be licensed. Possession of recreational marijuana is illegal.
Possession is illegal, but is usually punished with a fine, though third offences can cause prison sentences. Possession in the privacy of one's home is not prosecuted.
Medical use of cannabis is legal. Recreational use is decriminalised, allowed for religious use and legal under 0.6% THC.
Cannabis pharmaceuticals are legal, with a shop first opened in 2018. Recreational cannabis is legal on Rastafari and is decriminalised up to 2oz or cultivation of 5 plants.
Cannabis in all varieties is illegal, but often not enforced.
While possession of cannabis is illegal, large amounts grown in the country are not a major issue, so long as it is not in public.
Cannabis is illegal, but is tolerated, with some people being allowed to export the product to other countries. It is also widely grown for illicit purposes.
A law to legalise the medical use of marijuana was passed in 2018, though CBD for recreational use is still illegal.
While medical use of cannabis is legal, transportation and consumption is not, and can lead to a fine.
While cannabis is illegal, it is still widely used and cultivated. Malawian cannabis is famed internationally for its quality.
Cannabis is strictly illegal, with some drug traffickers recieving the death penalty.
Medical cannabis is legal, while recreational cannabis has been decriminalised. Possession is legal, but may still warrant arrests by police looking for drug traffickers. Cultivation for personal use is also legal.
Cannabis is legal for medical use, but only with THC content below 1%. Recreational possession of up to 5g is legal.
Cannabis is illegal, but is tolerated, with Morocco being among the top producers of hash.
Cannabis is illegal but often not prosecuted against.
Cannabis is illegal except during Maha Shivaratri, though the law is generally not enforced.
Medical marijuana is legal throughout the country. Recreational marijuana is tolerated in licenced coffee shops, and cultivation is generally allowed. The Caribbean Netherlands however have a zero-tolerance policy.
Medical use was legalised in 2018, while recreational use is still banned, though a legalisation referendum will be held in 2020.
Medical marijuana is legal, while legislation for decriminalisation of recreational cannabis is currently in process.
Cannabis is illegal, but is often tolerated in the North. If found with cannabis in other parts of the country, one may be sentenced to up to 6 month imprisonment.
Possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis is generally not prosecuted against.
Possession of up to 8 grams is not punished, though cultivation, production and sale is sentenced to 8-15 years in jail.
Marijuana is illegal in all forms, but may be allowed with a special permit by the FDA.
Medical marijuana is legal. Recreational marijuana is generally not prosecuted against for small amounts under 0.2% of THC, though larger amounts can lead to up to 10 years imprisonment.
Medical Marijuana is legal and recreational marijuana is decriminalised up to 25g of herb or 5g of hash.
CBD is legal with THC levels under 0.2%. Recreational cannabis is illegal and possession can bring a large fine for first offenders or 6 months to 2 years for multiple offences. Possession of large amounts or trafficking is punishable by 2-7 years in jail.
Cannabis is illegal, though decriminalisation is being looked into.
Cannabis for medical use is legal, but recreational use is not, though it has been decriminalised.
Like in Georgia, cannabis is legal, but selling is not, so there is no dispensaries.
As of 2018, medical use of cannabis is legal, but, due to a ruling by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the plant itself is still illegal.
Limited cannabis pharmaceuticals are available. Recreational cannabis is allowed in private areas like the Cannabis Social Clubs. Cultivation is allowed in private areas off the streets.
Medical marijuana was legalised in the 1980's and is commonly used, though recreational cannabis is still illegal.
Medical marijuana is legal, and possession of 10g or less of recreational cannabis is decriminalised to a fine.
Medical use was made legal in 2018, while recreational use is still illegal, but the law is often unenforced.
Cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals are legal, while recreational cannabis will incur prison sentences.
Cannabis is only legal to residents of Uruguay who are 18 or over and are registered with the authorities.
Cannabis is illegal, but the laws are not often enforced.
When looking for CBD products, you may have noticed that the products usually come in one of two types of CBD: Full Spectrum and Isolate. But what do these mean? What are the differences? And which would be best to choose? Today, this article will answer these questions.
What is Full-Spectrum CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant. Full Spectrum CBD is a product containing not only the cannabidiol, but also the many other cannabinoids in the plant. This version is usually minimally refined, leaving the cannabinoids and terpenes intact in the oil.
Full Spectrum is sometimes referred to as "whole plant" and contains the full plant extract, provided more of the plant's molecules in ratios, as well as the amounts that nature intended.
These may contain THC, but due to regulations, the THC must be kept at a small amount, since this is the compound of cannabis that causes hallucinogenic effects (i.e. gets you high).
Cannabidiol is often used with some terpenes (another cannabis compound) work together to influence each other and overall lead to the benefit of the user. It can help when CBD is used with THC to reduce the effects of a high and influence the users cannabinoid receptors.
What is Isolate CBD?
CBD Isolate products contain at least 99 percent pure cannabidiol, with CBD being the only active ingredient. The product has, as the name suggests, isolated down to just the CBD molecule.
The product aims to produce therapeutic doses of CBD, isolated from other cannabinoids and terpenes. These products usually come as a white powder or a mix with carrier oil for improved absorption.
Which is Better?
Since Full Spectrum CBD contains different cannabinoids and terpenes, they have the advantage of being able to help more with your health. Studies found that the effects of full spectrum CBD on treating inflammatory conditions was superior to isolate CBD. Terpenes alone have shown incredible effects towards human health.
However. CBD Isolate does make it easier to get more CBD, as well as assuring you what amount of CBD you have. Pure CBD is known to help treat a multitude of ailments, from diabetes and inflammation to anxiety and depression.
Some people don't like the taste of hemp extract, so would prefer CBD isolate (or another way of taking CBD like gummies). The flavour may be a reason to mix it in with food or in a cocktail so you don't have to taste the CBD. Isolate CBD is definitely a better choice for this, as well as personal use for things like massage oil.
Isolate CBD can be more expensive than Full-Spectrum, since the process of creating it is more thorough and requires more plant matter to get the pure CBD.
Overall, it's your choice on what type of CBD you choose. Take a look at our extensive collection of CBD here! And happy vaping!
CBD is currently one of the biggest markets at the moment, with tons of CBD products being released all the time, from CBD oils and e-liquids to even CBD face creams and chocolates. CBD is popular with every generation for its medicinal benefits, helping with mental illnesses and seizures, but some people are still skeptical on what CBD is, what benefits it has and how to find the legitimate stuff, so below are answers to any questions you may have.
So What Is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant. It is used in products like oils, e-liquids and balms.
Does CBD Get You High?
Unlike its sister compound, THC, CBD does not get you high, as it doesn't contain any psychoactive components, however Dr.Junella Chin, medical cannabis expert for cannabisMD, has found that around 5% of people said they felt different after taking CBD, though these are usually the same people who get these effects from products like ibuprofen or paracetamol. You won't know how your body will react to CBD, so be sure to take it safely when you first start using CBD.
What is Hemp?
There are many terms used for CBD; cannabis, hemp, marijuana, weed, dope grass, Mary Jane and wacky backy. The cannabis plant has 2 species, marijuana and hemp. These both contain CBD, but hemp contains a higher amount, and a smaller amount of THC. When people discuss hemp oil, they refer to the oil extracted directly from the seeds of the hemp plant. This does not contain CBD or THC, and is packed with healthy fats for use in beauty products,
What Medicinal Benefits does CBD have?
The FDA so far have only found that CBD can treat epilepsy, in a press statement made in 2018. This was found after the story of Charlotte Figi, a girl with a severe case of Dravet's syndrome who was having up to 300 seizures a week. When she was given CBD as a last resort, this number dropped dramatically, now only having 2 or 3 a month.
Dr. Houman Danesh, director of integrative pain management for the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, found that CBD does help to relieve pain, but works best with THC. THC is the prohibited compound, so can only be sold in very small percentages, making this harder to get. He believes you must research CBD further to see which dosage is best.
What's the best way to take CBD?
There are a variety of ways to take CBD, depending on what you want and why you are taking it in the first place. If you don't want to ingest it, you can use cream to rub on your skin.
The way you choose also depends on how fast you want it to work. Vaping it won't take long, while edibles and tinctures takes longer, though tinctures do also last longer.
If you prefer to eat something, try an edible, like gummies or chocolate. You can also try adding drops of CBD Oil to your food.
Is CBD Legal?
The Legality of CBD depends on where you are. Many countries allow you to use CBD as long as THC is kept in very small quantities, since it causes hallucinations.
You can go on a plane with CBD, but be wary that things like Tinctures and other CBD Liquids are only allowed in small quantities. Also be aware that vaping on a plane is illegal.
25% of the population suffer from at least an acute insomnia each year. This means they struggle to get the required 8 hours of sleep a night, making them less active and more susceptible to illnesses. Luckily, there are things that can help with this. One of these things is CBD.
Does CBD make you Sleepy?
Technically, no it doesn't. While CBD is effective in treating symptoms of insomnia, it doesn't work exactly how you'd think. Instead of giving a tranquillizing effect, CBD fights insomnia at its roots.
How Does CBD Treat Insomnia?
The main cause of insomnia isn't a genetic disorder or a contagious disease. It's stress. The majority of us will suffer from stress at some point in our lives, whether it is due to work related issues, relationship problems or just being scared at the current state of the world.
Stress can lead to mood swings and lack of sleep, while prolonged stress can lead to serious illnesses, like cancer. CBD may be the answer to this.
How Does CBD Help Treat Stress?
Once CBD is taken, it enters the body and interacts with a network of receptors known as the Endocannabinoid System, located throughout the body. These receptors only react with cannabinoids like CBD. The majority of receptors on this system is located in the brain and the Central Nervous System.
Studies have found that when CBD interacts with these, cognitive functions improve and the brain can more effectively respond to stressful situations, meaning negative reactions are mitigated. This helps reduce stress levels, making it easier to sleep.
Insomnia is just another ailment on the long list of what CBD can treat. It doesn't make you sleepy, but it stops you from feeling stressed, meaning you can relax more easier. Have a Nice Day!
CBD is known to help people with many ailments, from seizures to anxiety, but did you know it can also help dogs? If your dog has any issues listed below, CBD Oil is sure to help them live a healthier lifestyle. Today, I am going to speak through what CBD oil can do to help your dog.
Benefits of CBD Oil For Dogs
More and more people are seeking CBD to help treat their dogs.
Seizures and Epilepsy
CBD oil has previously been shown to treat seizures. This also works for dogs who suffer from epilepsy and seizures, and many owners are trying it. CBD is known to reduce the frequency of seizures over time, and, in some cases, get rid of the seizures altogether.
Even dogs get arthritis, which is an inflammation of the joints causing aching, pains and other illnesses. CBD is a pain reliever, targeting the painful joints and giving the dog relief. It calms the chronic inflammation that prevents the dog from properly healing.
It isn't easy to know why your dog has lost its appetite, but most of the time, it is due to nausea. CBD can help to reduce the digestion issue and receive pain relief.
If you've ever had anxiety, then you know how bad it is. This is the same with dogs. Many dogs suffer from anxiety and can be depressed and extremely anxious in certain situations, like when the owner leaves. This can result in destructive behaviors. CBD is a relaxing stimulant that helps to calm the pet.
Preventing and Fighting Cancer
Dogs can get cancer too, which can be spotted by symptoms of nausea, loss of appetite and chronic pain. CBD helps to comfort the pet during this time and helps to reduce side effects. Pet owners giving their dogs small doses of CBD daily has been proven to help prevent and kill cancer.
Help With All Diseases
Most diseases in dogs have the same types of symptoms, chronic pain, nausea, loss of appetite, change in behavior, etc. CBD works against all these to help your dog relax and reduce pain.
What are the Side Effects of Giving CBD Oil to Dogs?
There is currently no scientific data on the side effects of giving CBD to dogs, but there are potential effects based on how it affects humans.
Research has found that CBD can reduce saliva production. For dogs, this would result in an increased thirst.
High doses of CBD have also been known to cause a temporary drop in blood pressure. Though the drop is small, it can create a feeling of lightheadedness.
The calming effect of CBD, used to treat anxiety, can also cause slight drowsiness, especially when higher doses are used.
How to Give Dogs CBD
There are many ways to give dogs CBD, but the best is tinctures, so you can give it to the dog a drop at a time.
Below is a guide of the 3 different dosage strengths you can use to help you dose your human CBD oil for your dog.
0.05mg CBD x 0.5kg of body weight (low)
0.125mg CBD x 0.5kg of body weight (mid)
0.25mg CBD x 0.5kg of body weight (high)
Buy some CBD today to help your dog, and have a good day!
Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC for short) is a cannabinoid, a compound found in the cannabis plant. This is the compound in cannabis that gets you high. Today I am going to speak through its effects and how it is used.
How Does THC work?
The THC binds itself to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. This causes a variety of psychoactive effects. The chemical structure of THC mimics the chemicals that are already created within the body. An effect similar to this can be experienced when running. Athletes get what is called a "runner's high". THC is currently used to solve a variety of problems.
Effects of THC on the body
The effects of THC varies from person to person depending on a person's body chemistry. There are positive effects of THC, including relaxation, pain relief and energy. There are, however, negative effects, like dizziness, memory impairment and paranoia. It's best to take THC in small doses to see how the body reacts.
Risks of THC
One of the most common risks of THC include memory impairment and damaged motor skills. Studies have also found between THC and a low IQ if used by children. If THC is used heavily, it can stop the body from functioning properly, as the endocannabinoid system is interrupted.
People who suffer from mental conditions can have increased symptoms if they use THC. People at risk include people with schizophrenia or psychosis. It is best to know how THC will affect you before using it in your treatment.
Medical Benefits of THC
THC provides many benefits for people with medical issues. There are many conditions that THC can help treat, including PTSD, cancer, ADHD, Nausea, Crohn's disease and inflammation. As research continues, it is likely that more and more benefits will be found.
You can treat many things in the body with THC, but it is important to stay wary of the effects of it, as the effects vary from person to person. Research has found more benefits of THC, and will continue finding more in the future.
CBD is known to help with relieving pain, and today I am going to talk through how this is done.
CBD and Chronic Pain Relief
Researchers have found CBD interacts with the receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins which are attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli, helping your cells respond. This creates anti-inflammatory and pain killing effects which help with pain management, meaning that CBD oil may benefit people with chronic pain, such as chronic back pain.
A 2008 review looked into how good CBD works to relieve chronic pain. The review investigated studies conducted between the late 1980s and 2007, and concluded CBD was effective in overall pain management without adverse side effects. They also found CBD was beneficial in treating any insomnia relating to chronic pain, as well as helping people with multiple sclerosis.
CBD and Arthritis Pain Relief
A study from 2016 looked into the usage of CBD in rats with arthritis. Researchers applied the CBD gel to rats for four days in a row, applying 0.6, 3.1, 6.2, and 62.3 milligrams per day. The researchers found a reduction in inflammation and overall pain in the rats’ affected joints without side effects.
The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of CBD could help people with arthritis. However, more human studies are needed.
CBD and Cancer Treatment Relief
Mentioned in another blog, CBD oil is also used to help with cancer. A few studies in mice have found a reduction in cancerous tumors, but most human studies have involved researching into the role of CBD oil in managing pain related to cancer and cancer treatment. The National Cancer Institute has said CBD is a possible option for relieving symptoms caused by chemotherapy.
One study tested CBD oil extracts sprayed into the mouth. The CBD oil was used with opioids. This study found CBD oil helps with better pain management, but more research is still needed.
Overall, researchers agree that while there isn’t enough data to conclude that CBD oil is the preferred method of pain management, these products have a lot of potential. CBD products may be able to offer relief for many people who have chronic pain without causing intoxication and dependence. Oil versions of CBD are possibly not as effective as other forms. At the moment, more human studies are needed.