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CBD Oil - What is it & How May YOU Benefit from it?

I was a guest blogger, this was previously published on the Loving Essential Oils site.

 

Have you considered using CBD as a supplement for health purposes?  You may have already heard of Charlotte's Web for use with seizures.  Charlotte's Web was developed to have less than 0.3% THC (the federal legal limit) by Colorado breeders, the Stanley Brothers for a little girl to help with her seizures.  Charlotte’s Web has had an amazing effect on so many who suffer from a wide variety of seizures and seizure activity.

 

CBD has gained main-stream momentum like many modalities have, including essential oils.  You may even know people who sell it through a multi-level marketing (MLM) company, just like essential oils.  Also, like essential oils, not all CBD is created equal.  Any CBD that contains THC is considered full-spectrum, one that does not is an isolate.  I prefer to use one with THC, however if your job or personal convictions prohibit it, an isolate is wonderful too.

 

 

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural oil typically extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant and used as a dietary supplement.  It works with the endocannabinoid system in the body.  As you will see via the studies later in this article, it has significant medical benefits.  However, unlike cannabis, federally legal CBD does not make you feel "high" or "stoned".  More and more people are turning to CBD rich cannabis because it is not psychoactive but may help with many physical, mental and emotional issues.

 

 

Whole plant CBD can give you all the wonderful cannabinoids which create the "entourage effect".  "The “entourage effect” phenomenon happens when hundreds of natural components within a plant work together with the human body to produce a stronger effect.  The effect is stronger than any one of those components used alone could give. It’s considered a synergistic effect