Fróðleiksmolar um CBD

Fróðleiksmolar um CBD

Andrá heildverslun, júlí 2020

 

Þekkt virkni gegn ýmsum kvillum

Vísindaheitið fyrir jurtasameindina CBD er Cannabidiol sem er eitt af u.þ.b. hundrað gagnlegum efnum sem finna má í hampjurtum. CBD styður endókannabínóða kerfi líkamans (e. endocannabinoid system (ECS)) og er talið efla um leið bæði andlega og líkamlega heilsu okkar með margvíslegum hætti. Um þessar mundir er m.a. unnið að ýmsum rannsóknum á áhrifum ECS á miðtaugakerfið og heilann, úttaugakerfið, verkjatilfinningu, ónæmiskerfið o.fl. 

CBD hefur verið til staðar í lífríkinu frá örófi alda og sömuleiðis endókannbínóðakerfi mannslíkamans. CBD er á meðal innihaldsefna í lyfseðilsskyldum tauga- og flogaveikislyfjum og í vísindasamfélaginu er víða viðurkenning á jákvæðum áhrifum CBD heilsuvara á t.d. kvíða, streitu, svefn, minni og skapgerð, matarlyst og meltingarkerfið. Þá er almenn viðurkenning á jákvæðum áhrifum CBD á ýmis húðvandamál, bólgur og verki.

 

Mismunandi gæði

Langt er í frá að allar CBD vörur séu svipaðar að gæðum. Þar getur m.a. munað um ólíkar ræktunar- og vinnsluaðferðir og sömuleiðis eru því miður dæmi um að raunverulegt magn af CBD sé minna en upp er gefið. Magn af CBD í hverjum skammti ræður miklu um bæði verð vörunnar og áhrif hennar. Ólíkir ræktunar- og vinnsluferlar geta skipt miklu um gæði og heilnæmi. Þess vegna þarf að velja framleiðendur af kostgæfni.

Það eru margir góðir CBD framleiðendur á heimsmarkaðnum sem vinna eftir ströngum gæðastöðlum, lyfjafræðilegu eftirliti á rannsóknarstofum sínum og reglubundinni skoðun á öllum verkferlum framleiðslunnar. Áhersla er gjarnan lögðá lífræna ræktun iðnaðarhampsins og sem flestra annarra innihaldsefna, lausra við tilbúinn áburð, skordýraeitur og önnur eitur- og aukefni, erfðabreytingar, tilraunastarf á dýrum, tilbúin lyktarefni, lágmörkun rotvarnarefna o.s.frv. Sömuleiðis skipta metnaðarfullar vinnsluaðferðir í anda hreinleika miklu máli, náttúrulegar leiðir til þess að vinna CBD olíuna úr plöntunni, umhverfisvænar leiðir sem lágmarka kolefnisspor o.fl. 

Andrá heildverslun hefur tryggt sér samstarf við nokkra af þessum viðurkenndu framleiðendum og heitir því að hafa einungis gott CBD á boðstólum fyrir apótekin og aðra endurseljendur sína. Vegferðin hefur farið vel af stað. Í þeim apótekum sem tekið hafa vörnar til sölu, kynnt sér aðalatriði þeirra og endursagt viðskiptavinum sínum hefur salan verið afar góð. Það sem er ennþá mikilvægara er þó að neytandinn er ánægður og í sumum tilfellum nú þegar „kominn í áskrift“. Það segir alltaf sitt um gæðin.

 

Kærkomnar leyfisveitingar

Gott CBD er einkum unnið úr iðnaðarhampi sem er planta af cannabisætt. Notkun þess hefur engin vímugefandi áhrif í för með sér. Eftir að ræktun iðnðarhamps var heimiluð á nýjan leik á vesturlöndum, m.a. til að nýta heilsueflandieiginleika CBD sameindarinnar, hafa CBD vörur í alls kyns formi flætt inn á heimsmarkaðinn. Fæðubótarefni ásamt snyrtivörum eru þar fyrirferðamestar en CBD er m.a. einnig notað í matargerð, heilsute o.fl.

Enda þótt ennþá séu ákveðnar takmarkanir á lögleiðingu CBD heilsuvara á Íslandi fækkar hindrunum stöðugt. Snyrtivörur eru nú þegar leyfðar með ákveðnum skilyrðum en fæðubótarefni, s.s. í formi CBD olíu (tinktúrur) eða hylkja,eru ennþá ekki leyfð. Slík leyfisveiting er til umræðu á Alþingi um þessar mundir en komst ekki til afgreiðslu á vorþinginu eins og stefnt var að.

Nýlega heimilaði heilbrigðisráðherra Lyfjastofnun að gera undanþágur þannig að ræktun iðnaðarhamps á Íslandi verði leyfð. Vonandi er að sú breyting sé undanfari þess að fleiri hindrunum í verslun með CBD vörur verði rutt úr vegi hér á Íslandi. Þróun í þá átt hefur verið hröð bæði í Evrópu og Bandaríkjunum á síðustu misserum og segja má að CBD heilsuvörur fari nú eins og eldur í sinu um hinn vestræna heim. Enda þótt Íslendingar séu aftarlega í þeirri þróun miðað við flest nágrannaríki okkar erum við á leið í sömu átt og það er í okkar huga ekki spurning um hvort heldur hvenær skrefið verður stigið til fulls. Þegar CBD fæðubótarefni verða loksins leyfð hérlendis má gera ráð fyrir mikilli sprengingu í sölu og notkun CBD. 

 

Tvær fróðlegar greinar

Á síðunum hér fyrir aftan eru tvær nýlegar greinar um CBD úr breska netmiðlinum The Extract. Annars vegar almennur fróðleikur um CBD og hins vegar grein um niðurstöður nokkurra klínískra rannsókna á helstu áhrifaþáttum CBD á mannslíkamann. Vonandi finna einhverjir lestrarhestar í starfsliði apóteka og annarra endurseljenda okkar stundir til þess að skauta yfir efnið. Við látum hlekki á greinarnar fylgja með fyrir þá sem vilja kafa örlítið dýpra - og vafra jafnvel enn frekar um CBD efni á netinu. Af nógu er að taka!

 

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What is CBD oil & what can it do for you?

Last Updated on 20th January 2020 https://www.theextract.co.uk/what-is-cbd/

 

You might be asking yourself what is CBD? CBD is the health and wellness substance that everybody seems to betalking about. Linked with relieving the symptoms of a variety of illnesses and diseases ranging from depression, anxiety toepilepsy. CBD is endorsed constantly by athletes who use it for pain relief or as an anti-inflammatory and by the latestcelebrities who are using it to manage stress and anxiety. It feels like more and more famous faces are advocating CBDevery week

and that hemp derived CBD products are currently sold just about everywhere on the high street.

We break down all you need to know about CBD in this guide. Use the links below to jump to a particular section or read on.

 

Contents                                                                                                                                                 

  1. So what is CBD and what does it mean?

  2. What’s the difference between marijuana and hemp?

  3. Why is CBD oil so popular?

  4. How does CBD oil affect the human body?

  5. What health benefits have been associated with CBD?

  6. How do you feel on CBD?

  7. Is CBD a drug?

  8. Is CBD a pharmaceutical medicine?

  9. How does the World Health Organisation classify CBD?

10.  Cannabis oil side effects

11.  How to take cannabis oil

12.  Why the bioavailability of CBD products is important

    13. The Key Take Aways

 

Since the rise of CBD and it becoming such a household topic of conversation for some people, it has started to reduce the stigma of cannabis as a whole.

Recently, a debate has been sparked worldwide about the overall applications of marijuana and hemp and how they can both be incorporated more into our day-to-day lives. From changing legal status to increasing clinical studies, CBD has really helped grow the cannabis industry.

What are the health benefits? What side effects should you know about? And, is there anything else you should know about CBD before consuming it?

 

1.   So what is CBD and what does it mean?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, a molecule that is found exclusively within the cannabis, or marijuana plant. Cannabidiol belongs to a category of compounds called cannabinoids, of which there are currently 113 discovered that exist naturally within the cannabis plant.

Clinical studies conducted on all cannabinoids have linked them with having specific medicinal properties. This includes probably the most famous compound contained within cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

CBD is gaining ground in the popularity game against THC because it appears to have medicinal benefits, but unlike THC, it doesn’t exhibit the same psychoactive effects. This means it won’t get the user ‘high’ or ‘stoned’ and hence has no chance of being abused recreationally.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is simply a form of cannabidiol that has been extracted from the buds/flowers of cannabis, purified and then suspended into a carrier oil, such as hemp oil, coconut oil or MCT oil. These oils are then generally consumed sublingually (placed under the tongue) for five minutes and are commonly used to treat chronic pain or for reducing inflammation.

Cannabidiol can be taken/consumed in multiple different ways, not just as CBD oil. The buds/flowers from acannabis plant can be inhaled by either smoking or vaporizing them. Cannabidiol can also be extracted from the plant and placed into different sprays, creams, balms and e-liquids. All which can have different uses, bioavailabilities and different associated health benefits.

 

2.  What’s the difference between marijuana and hemp?

A common misconception found not only on the internet but also in national media and even from people selling CBD products, is that CBD is something that is found exclusively in hemp plants, which is incorrect. To understand why wefirst need to understand the difference between hemp, marijuana and cannabis.

Marijuana and hemp are variants of the species called Cannabis sativa, which is known to have 3 subspecies called sativa, indica and ruderalis. All three of these subspecies can be classified as marijuana or hemp depending upon one property – their THC content.

Literally, the only thing that differentiates marijuana and hemp is the amount of THC that is present within the plant. A marijuana plant is a plant within the species C. sativa that contains more than 0.3% THC and a hemp plant is one that contains less than 0.3% THC. The amount of CBD is irrelevant.

The distinction between both marijuana and hemp was made for purely legal purposes, because THC is the main psychoactive component and has the potential to be abused. Authorities needed a way to separate cannabis with high THC from cannabis with low THC because the cannabis plant has multiple industrial uses. It’s not just something that people consume recreationally or medicinally.

It’s worth noting that if a company is selling hemp oil or cannabis oil that this doesn’t tell you anything about theCBD concentration within the bottle. The oil could possibly be made from the seeds of the hemp plant which contains no cannabinoids at all. Therefore, it is always important to check that the bottle explicitly states it has CBD inside.

In order to do this you should look at the product description for both the amount of mg of CBD there is in the bottle and the % of CBD stated.

 

3.  Why is CBD oil so popular?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained most of its notoriety in the US and Canada where medical marijuana is mostly legal and quite commonly prescribed to those who need it. The demographic of people using medical cannabis and CBD products can explain why it has been raised into a multibillion-dollar industry over the past few years. Cannabis isn’t justsomething that is used by the angst-ridden teenager anymore, it is now being used by aunties and uncles and evengrandparents.

CBD oil has also gained traction in the UK with the biggest rise being since medical marijuana was legalized in November 2018. It is being touted as a miracle substance with no known side effects and that has no potential for abuse or overdose limit and it can help with symptoms from multiple different ailments. But, how does CBD oil affect humans and has there been enough clinical trials to suggest that CBD is the wonder compound that everybody says it is?

 

4.  How does CBD oil affect the human body?

The human body (and almost every other living creature on earth) has a network of receptors called theendocannabinoid system. These receptors fall into two main groups known as CB1 and CB2. When CBD interacts with receptors in the endocannabinoid system there appears to be a number of associated health benefits.

CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the central nervous system which consists of your brain and spinal cord. In fact, CB1 receptors are one of the most abundant receptor types in the brain. They are mostly associated with effects concerning sleep, memory and depression.

CB1 receptors are what THC binds to in order to elicit its psychoactive effects. CBD doesn’t physically bind to theCB1 receptors but in fact, changes how other molecules bind to it. Because CBD doesn’t directly bind to the CB1 receptors, it doesn’t cause the same psychotropic effects as THC.

In fact, it has been shown to alter the way in which THC binds to the CB1 receptors and hence it has been associated with reducing the intensity of the psychoactive effects of THC.

CB2 receptors are found predominantly in areas other than the central nervous system, so on tissues and organs as well as cells of the immune system. They are mostly associated with effects concerning immune response and inflammation.

CB1 and CB2 aren’t the only two types of cannabinoid receptor. They are just the most abundant, the first to be discovered and therefore the most studied and understood.

 

5.  What health benefits have been associated with CBD?

The only FDA approved medication containing CBD in the United States is Epidiolex, which is mainly used for rareforms of epilepsy, such as Dravet’s syndrome. In the UK, the situation is essentially the same. The only types ofmedication that can be prescribed are again for rare types of epilepsy as well as for multiple sclerosis.

However, if the wealth of stories on the internet are to be believed from celebrities, sportsmen and women, health professionals as well as your average, everyday person, there is more to CBD than what it is prescribed for. It’sassociation with it helping a range of different health conditions haven’t just formed from thin air.

 

Blair Gibbs from the Centre for Medical Cannabis who stated: “The irony is that CBD hasn’t been proven inenough clinical studies to be classed as a medicine, so none of these companies that sell CBD oil can legally claim to haveany medical benefit for the people buy them. But, anecdotally it’s a different story. It wouldn’t have got the level of 1.3 million regular users if people weren’t buying it, spending £25 a month or more if they weren’t receiving some benefitthemselves.”

The range of conditions which people have claimed CBD helps with is astoundingly large. It has been linked withtypes of auto-immune conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It does this bycontrolling the auto-immune response, stopping the inflammation and pain symptoms that occur when the immune system falsely responds to invasion, attacking its own cells in the process.

CBD is also popularly used to help with skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne. These two conditions are also auto-immune conditions even though they are commonly considered skin conditions. Again, because CBD is an anti- inflammatory, it suppresses the inflammatory response from the immune system which helps to control the physical effects of these skin conditions.

In the UK, studies show that CBD purchased on the high street is mostly used to treat anxiety and depression, making up approximately 40% of purchases. People are using CBD as an alternative to pharmaceutical-based antidepressants.

 

The CEO from chemical testing & analysis company, EoS Scientific stated:

  • ‘Our research is identifying a worrying trend in the UK’s workforce – one that sees millions of people experience unhealthy levels of stress and anxiety as a result of increased working hours, less time for recreational activities and a financial squeeze on everyone, including those in full-time employment.’
  • ‘CBD works by affecting the endocannabinoid system and, while further research is still ongoing into the long-term benefits of using CBD to treat anxiety, initial studies suggest that CBD oil has anti-anxiety, stress- reducing and antidepressant effects.’
  • ‘The number of UK users of CBD oil has almost doubled in the last year, with many claiming the cannabis- based products are a more natural and easily accessible way to manage their mental health’

 

Research in the United States has shown that medical marijuana is mostly prescribed for chronic pain relief. Ex-NFLstars are running campaigns within the US to get opioid medication replaced with CBD for the management of acuteand chronic pain injuries.

In contact sports it appears players are currently advised to play through symptoms of pain by taking opioids, causing cases of severe opioid addiction. CBD has shown to have no addictive qualities and anecdotal comments from these sports stars indicate that their pain symptoms are reduced.

CBD has also been shown to help with glaucoma, hypertension, addiction, insomnia, stress, appetite problems, muscle spasms amongst many other conditions.

 

6.  How do you feel on CBD?

When consuming CBD oil, assuming little to no THC is present, the intoxicating effects are so mild to the point of being non-existent. It is weaker than coffee and about the same as cough medicine.

CBD is biphasic – meaning that it in small doses it can act as a mild stimulant, helping to reduce anxiety, and in high doses it can act as a mild depressant, helping you fall asleep. The amount of mg of CBD required before it acts as a depressant rather than a stimulant varies from person to person and is part of the current clinical trials.

CBD does not in any way have the same psychoactive effects as cannabis. However, it would be wrong to say that it isn’t psychoactive. Anything that causes an effect within the brain is classed as a psychoactive drug and therefore the world’s most consumed psychoactive drug is coffee or caffeine.

The fact that CBD helps you to fall asleep, feel relaxed or may help cure your anxiety all mean it is psychoactive, but that’s not a bad thing. Much of the internet may be wrong in their description of CBD when they say it isn’tpsychoactive, but they simply mean that it doesn’t cause you to get ‘high’ or ‘stoned’ in the same way that cannabisdoes.

A similarity between both CBD and medical cannabis is that they both have been reported to cause dry mouth. This is because when the endocannabinoid system is involved with the inhibition of saliva production. This is a mild side-effect that can be quenched by drinking water.

 

7.  Is CBD a drug?

The definition of a drug is a chemical compound that when administered to a living organism produces a biological effect. So yes, CBD is a drug. But if you were to be drug tested, would the test results advise that you were on a banned substance? The short answer is no. But, more explanation is needed…

The rise in the number of people concerned about failing a drug test after consuming CBD is high. However, even though CBD is a substance derived from cannabis, it is not tested for in a drug test. The chemical compound that is generally illegal in cannabis is THC because of its psychoactive effects and potential for abuse. If THC was consumed then a drug test could come back positive.

It is important to note at this point that some (but not all) CBD products may contain some amount of THC. Hence,it is important to go with companies who comply with regulations and permit to independent third party testing on their products and make these tests available for the consumer. If you may have to take a drug test at any point, purchase CBD oil that has no THC in which have lab results to back their claim.

There have been a number of stories emerging where positive drug test results have emerged on the back of people consuming CBD oil that they believe the product is THC-free. So, this stresses the importance of purchasing CBD from a reputable company.

Regulations in most western countries dictate that CBD products must be derived from industrial hemp as opposed to marijuana. As previously stated, the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana is only the THC content.Cannabis is the species and hemp and marijuana are two varieties.

When deriving CBD products from hemp, you are olkized the amount of THC produced. Which helps companies and authorities because it means less controlled substances are being produced, so less policing. It also means that less processing is needed following the extraction of cannabinoids to remove the undesirable THC from the CBD oil.

In theory, a false positive test from CBD is relatively impossible. However, because the regulations for CBD are notas enforced as they should be, there is no guarantee that a product doesn’t contain THC, so purchase with caution.

 

8.  Is CBD a pharmaceutical medicine?

CBD is classified as both a health and wellness supplement and as a medicine. It is manufactured and sold on the high streetand it is also prescribed by doctors for conditions such as epilepsy in the UK. This puts CBD into a legal minefield ifthe product is being produced for general sale as a supplement, because although it may be prescribed for cases such asBilly Caldwell for his rare form of epilepsy, Dravet’s syndrome. No companies who are selling it can make medical claimsabout it. 

Medical advice can only be sought and given legally via a medical professional. So, anybody self-medicating withCBD oil from the high street who has obtained medical advice from anyone who isn’t a doctor, but is selling CBD oil, hasbeen advised illegally. Any companies who are caught not adhering to these regulations could be prosecuted.

A good indication of whether a company is reputable or not is if they are making medical claims about CBD. A company making medical claims either does not know enough about the regulations to know that they shouldn’t be making claims, or they simply don’t care. Either way, they are to be avoided.

 

9.  How does the World Health Organisation classify CBD?

The current consensus in the medical world is that CBD is on the journey to being considered a wonder drug in the field of medicine. But, in order to get there, more clinical trials are needed to confirm the full effects of CBD. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), CBD is being researched as: –

  • A Neuroprotectant – Something that stops the loss of brain cells over time. A neuroprotectant can help with stopping the spread of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. This operates because CBD acts as an antioxidant in the brain.
  • Anti-epileptic – The type of drug used in the treatment for people with epilepsy. They mainly either prevent or reduce the severity of seizures. You may also see CBD referred to as anti-spasticity, which means it stops the shaking associated with certain conditions.
  • Anxiolytic – A medication that inhibits anxiety. They can either reduce the severity, frequency or the duration of anxiety attacks.
  • Antipsychotic – Medication used to manage the symptoms of psychosis. These can help reduce delusions, hallucinations, paranoia or disordered thought. Studies suggest that CBD may help with schizophrenia and other mental disorders.
  • Analgesic – Is the scientific name given to painkillers. Anything that provides relief from pain by acting uponthe nervous system. CBD oil is commonly prescribed in some countries for chronic pain issues.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Medication that reduces inflammation, which is the uncomfortable side effect of thebody trying to heal itself. Inflammation is the main side effect of a lot of conditions and CBD has confirmed as an anti-inflammatory. Hence, CBD is linked to help with lots of conditions.
  • Anti-asthmatic – Medication that prevents asthmatic attacks.
  • Anti-addiction – Medication that reduces addiction. CBD appears to block the reward pathways associated with activity related to addiction. Studies have been conducted showing that CBD helps with nicotine, alcohol and opiate addiction.
  • Anti-tumour – CBD has shown that it may have the potential to inhibit tumours. Currently only tested in test-tube and animal studies, but it has shown to help reduce the spread of breast, colon and lung cancer. Commonly used in conjunction with other medication when used.
  • Diabetes – In animal studies, CBD has shown to significantly reduce the onset of diabetes.

Currently, the only conditions CBD is prescribed for in the UK is for certain rare types of epilepsy and for multiple sclerosis. Until more clinical trials are conducted that are peer-reviewed and fully confirm that CBD help with other conditions, we won’t see it in hospitals. However, it does appear to be just a matter of time.

 

10.  Cannabis oil side effects

According to the World Health Organisation and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CBD oil is completely safe for consumption. However, just like any substance, it may trigger certain side effects in some people.

These include: –

  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea and sickness
  • Vomiting

It is also strongly advised to speak to a doctor before taking CBD if you are currently taking medication or are about to start taking medication. It is also strongly advised to avoid any cannabis products, including CBD oil if you are pregnant or nursing.

If the cannabis oil you are taking has THC, then you may experience some of the associated psychoactive effects. If this is a concern then purchase THC-free CBD oil from a reputable vendor who third-party tests their product.

 

11.  How to take cannabis oil

Whether you have been prescribed cannabis oil by a doctor for epilepsy, multiple sclerosis or to reduce the sickness associated with some cancer treatments. Or, you have purchased it as a supplement to reduce inflammation, help with chronic pain or for anxiety. The way in which CBD oil is administered is very simple.

If you have CBD oil with a dropper, placed the amount of CBD oil required under the tongue for at least five minutes to ensure it has been absorbed before swallowing with water.

Cannabidiol can also available as a spray, which you spray under the tongue, as an e-liquid which you vape with a vaporizer pen or e-cigarette, or in the form of edibles such as CBD gummies, which you eat.

If you are using CBD to treat specific pain injuries or skin conditions, it can also be applied directly to the skin in the form of topicals such as balms, lotions and creams.

Different methods of consuming CBD oil have different level of effectiveness, relating to the bioavailability of each method.

 

12.  Why the bioavailability of CBD products is important?

If you want to get the most out of your CBD products, then choosing the method of how you consume it is important.

Bioavailability is the amount of a substance which enters the bloodstream. Here are some of the more common methods of consuming CBD and their associated bioavailabilities: –

  • Smoking CBD – Combusting the hemp buds and inhaling the smoke results in the CBD being carried via the smoke into the lungs where it is subsequently absorbed into the bloodstream. The bioavailability of smoking is about 15-50%.
  • Vaping CBD – You can heat the CBD buds up more gently, so the plant material doesn’t combust, but atomises into a vapour and then inhale that vapour. You can also extract the CBD into e-liquids that can be olkized. The bioavailability of vaping CBD is 50-90%.
  • Edibles – CBD can be extracted from the flower and place into a foodstuff that can then be eaten. The bioavailability of edibles is 5-20%. This is because once they enter the digestive system and are processed by the liver with very little absorption.
  • CBD oil – CBD that is extracted from the buds can be placed into a carrier oil. These can be consumed sublingually (placed under the tongue). This has a bioavailability of around 75%.
  • Balms/Cream – These work by applying locally to the skin. They don’t have an associated bioavailability because they don’t enter the bloodstream.13. Can you make your own CBD oil?

The range of different CBD oils available is astonishing. All made with different extraction methods with varyingamounts of CBD in. Some are THC-free and others claim to be a specific blend of cannabinoids for specific needs, such as chronic pain relief or anti-anxiety.

How do you tell a high-quality CBD oil from snake oil? How do you know if the CBD oil you are purchasing is CBDrich like it says it is. It is possible to make your own homemade CBD oil in the comfort of your own home with acrockpot and some olive oil, coconut oil or MCT oil and some hemp buds.

If you have access to hemp buds and are willing to do it, you can make cannabis oil as strong as you desire it to be for a fraction of the price of oils that are on general sale. Just look for CBD-rich strains of cannabis and guides whichuse a slow cooker/crockpot.

 

13.The Key Take Aways

When you are trying to get to grips with ‘what is CBD oil’, all the new terms can be confusing. The claimed healthbenefits are evolving at a rapid pace along with the clinical trials and it can be hard to keep up. There are also new hemp derived CBD products everywhere and to know which one you require can be puzzling.

Hopefully, with our Complete Guide to CBD, this process can be made a little easier and we have answered the question as to what CBD is.

 

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Hluti af grein um klínískar rannsóknir og helstu ástæður þess að fólk notar CBD:

 

CBD oil benefits, fact or fiction?

 – Clinical trials reveal the truth

Last updated 6th April 2020

www.theextract.co.uk/cbd-oil-benefits/

 

Whilst CBD was first isolated (and discovered) in 1940, it’s been the psychoactive constituent THC which has garnered all of the attention that is until 2010.

Contents

  1. Cannabidiol – An Explanation

  2. LAB Tested CBD Oil Benefits

In 2010, the story of a little girl from Colorado and her struggle with a debilitating form of epilepsy started to makewaves. She would so learn all about the CBD oil benefits. After trying every possible medical solution to provide some relief to their daughter, Charlotte Figi’s parents tentatively turned to the little known CBD oil for some solace for their daughter. Within hours Charoltte’s epileptic seizures had stopped, her parents knew that their prayers had been answered. And in the years since little Charlotte Figi’s well publicized recovery, doctors and labs around the world, havetaken up the mantel and have been investigating the benefits of Cannabidiol oil.

Attention around CBD oil has sky-rocketed in recent years, with the European market set to expand over 400% by 2023.Taking up where coconut oil left off, CBD is being hailed as the next cure-all supplement for every ailment under the sun.

 

1.  Cannabidiol – An Explanation

Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid, one of 113 actually, that makes up the cannabis plant. For it to become CBD it has to be isolated from all the other cannabinoids. It also has to be isolated from the THC in the plant which is the most important part. THC is the part of the cannabis plant which is responsible for that “high” feeling you get when you take cannabis. So without THC, that means that taking CBD oil will not result in you getting high. But what CBD oil benefits are proven in the lab and are there any concerns surrounding it?

 

The Claimed Benefits Of CBD Oil

Social media has a lot to answer for when it comes to spreading false information. Some overzealous users and immoral companies are responsible for claims that haven’t been proven.

Whilst some of the claims aren’t out of the realm of possibility, others need further study. But it is irresponsible to providefalse hope to those who are suffering. We are going to focus on the benefits that have been clinically proven.

 

2.  LAB Tested CBD Oil Benefits

There is a growing list of benefits of CBD oil that have been tested in labs around the world. The more testing that isdone the more we know about the exact benefits the cannabidiol has. We have chosen some benefits of CBD that people talk about the most.

They are :

  • Reducing Anxiety
  • Improving Cardiovascular Health
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Alleviating Acne
  • Treating Epilepsy
  • Improving Sleep

These are the most common illnesses that people take CBD oil for. Thankfully there are many new studies which show that CBD oil can benefits people suffering from these illnesses.

 

Reduce Anxiety

One of the most common benefits associated with CBD oil is its ability to reduce stress and promote an overall sense of mental well being, and there is a compelling bank of research to prove this.

A study in 2011 found that CBD significantly reduced performance anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder, while a 2019 clinical trial on anxiety and insomnia showed that CBD effectively reduced anxiety among male and femalesubjects. So how exactly does CBD alleviate stress?

This question was the subject of another 2011 study, which showed that CBD effectively reduced anxiety byincreasing cerebral blood flow. Increased cerebral blood flow is also associated with improved cognitive function, elevated mood and more efficient brain function overall.

Research also shows that CBD can help to improve more volatile forms of anxiety such as panic disorder – an acute anxiety condition that affects an estimated 385 million people around the world, around 5% of the global population.

 

Improve Cardiovascular Health

One of the CBD oil benefits that research has shown, is that can have a positive impact on cardiovascular health, and on blood pressure in particular. A 2017 study on CBD and hypertension showed that a single dose of CBD was enough to significantly reduce blood pressure in otherwise healthy individuals.

Before participating in various mental and physical stress tests to measure blood pressure, volunteers in the study were given either a placebo or a single 600mg dose of CBD. Results showed that volunteers who had taken CBD had significantly lower resting blood pressure after stress tests than volunteers who had taken a placebo.

High blood pressure is one of the most common health complaints affecting the population and is particularly widespread among elderly people. High blood pressure increases your risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack, and can also lead to more severe health complications like kidney failure and dementia.

 

Reduce Inflammation

Research around the potential use of cannabinoids as an anti-inflammatory drug shows that CBD could be an effective treatment for reducing inflammation. This is because inflammation in the body is controlled by the immune system,which is in turn largely controlled by the CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

Inflammation occurs when the immune system tries to heal an injured area of the body by increasing blood flow tothe area and leaking fluid into the tissues, which causes swelling. However, chronic inflammation can lead to a variety ofmore serious health issues including heart disease and stroke, as well as tumour growth.

Research shows that CBD works by binding with CB2 receptors to suppress the immune system’s inflammatory response, which in turn reduces chronic inflammation.

 

Alleviate Acne

Considering the research around cannabidiol’s anti-inflammatory properties, it’s no wonder that CBD has also been explored as a possible treatment for reducing acne.

2014 test tube study of how cannabinoids function on the skin found that CBD oil prevented sebaceous gland cells from producing excess sebum, while also reducing the inflammation associated with acne flare-ups to prevent break- outs. The same study also showed that other cannabinoids like CBG and CBGV could be particularly helpful for dry-skin syndrome.

Cannabidiol’s acne fighting abilities were also found in a separate 2014 study, which showed that CBD could alter thebehaviour of acne-causing elements like testosterone in sebaceous gland cells, which resulted in reduced sebum production. Cancer Related Symptoms

There have been numerous cancer patients who have told of the wonder of using CBD oil. CBD oil has been said to be a very useful complimentary assistant with many of the side effects that come with chemotherapy. This includes nausea and the pain that is caused by many cancer treatments.

 

Treat Epilepsy

Research shows that CBD oil can be an effective treatment for epilepsy thanks to its anti-convulsant properties, which can reduce the frequency of drug-resistant seizures.

In fact, an epilepsy drug became the first CBD-based treatment authorized by the FDA for use in the United States. Epidiolex, which was developed by UK company GW Pharmaceuticals, is used for the treatment of a severe form of childhood epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Having a moment or not it is always important to separate fact from fiction. The Extract exists to do just that and we will continue to update you as new CBD research into epilepsy is carried out.

 

Improving Sleep

Some people have previously said that CBD oil is a great sleep aid. CBD is known to address the root causes of anxiety, depression and chronic pain. All of those illnesses can lead a person to suffer from insomnia.

Therefore if you’re not having a good nights sleep then maybe CBD could be for you.

 

Elevate Depression

One of the most closely studied benefits of CBD is that it may help with a persons depression. It seems to reduce cognitive impairment and the anxiety associated with depression. Though researchers are still unsure whether CBD can target the root causes of depression rather than just the typical symptoms.

 

Arthritis

Inflammation in the joints is where the majority of the pain from arthritis. If you take CBD regularly then the oil willhelp in reducing the arthritic inflammation and cannabis oil can also help to relieve pain. This is by communicating with the CB1 receptor and the CB2 receptor.

 

There are obviously so many things that CBD oil could potentially help you with though many of them will need a whole lot more research before it is 100% confirmed that they work for sure. As well as the many benefits of CBD people are extremely eager to know what are all the best ways in which you consume CBD?

 

 

Gott CBD

Það er til mikið af góðum CBD vörum í heiminum frá hágæðaframleiðendum. Því miður er líka til mikið af CBD vörum sem standa langt í frá undir væntingum. Á næstu mánuðum og misserum mun því reyna á þekkingu og vandaða ráðgjöf starfsfólks í apótekum og heilsuvöruverslunum. 

Magn af CBD í hverri vörutegund ræður eðlilega miklu um verð hennar. Þess vegna er afar mikilvægt að geta treyst þeim upplýsingum sem gefnar eru á umbúðum og vefsetrum framleiðendanna.

Andrá ætlar sér stóra hluti á íslenskum markaði fyrir CBD vörur. Leiðin að því markmiði snýst um að bjóða einungis gott CBD sem stendur bæði undir væntingum og verði. Vonandi munum við eiga farsælt samstarf á þeirri vegferð.