Before we discuss some uses for CBD oil, we should clear up one area of confusion: what is CBD hemp oil, exactly? CBD hemp oil is simply the natural extracted oil product of the hemp plant, a non-psychoactive species of the cannabis family. Although CBD oil can also be derived from the psychoactive species as well, those oils can end up containing higher traces of THC, which is not ideal for all CBD users.
Humans’ endocannabinoid system, which CBD directly affects, has a profound influence on a myriad of different areas and functions in our body. Therefore, CBD oil is being self-administered as a supplement by people all over the world to combat conditions.
The fact is that new medical research is being performed on CBD every single day, and we don’t quite know definitively how it works — but the potential is astounding. The financial sector is certainly betting on CBD hemp oil’s continued popularity: a recent Forbes article estimated that the CBD market will grow 700% by 2020.
NEWS ABOUT CBD POTENTIAL BENEFITS
Not a week goes by these days without CBD grabbing a headline or two, and the news is incredibly encouraging for people who suffer from a wide variety of ailments.
That’s just one area where CBD holds incredible promise. Two other applications that currently have strongly funded research in place (much of it by the US government itself) include pain relief and anxiety relief. You don’t have to look far to find people who vehemently follow a daily CBD regimen for these types of issues: take this account of a 70 year old mountain guide in Climbing Magazine who swears by it for his arthritic hands; or this published study in Neuropsychopharmacology (a medical journal) that showed a biologically observable reduction in Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder when public speakers dosed CBD.
On top of all of that, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted an exhaustive report in 2017 on the public health impact and efficacy of CBD.