Understanding the Basics
CBD /Cannabis Oil is now available in most parts of the world. The laws around THC levels vary between states and countries. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the difference between CBD oil and some Cannabis oils with a high psychoactive THC content. Many people report using CBD for a wide range of ailments, everything from insomnia to cancer. There is a long list of very serious diseases that are being treated with CBD and THC medicinal oils and tinctures.
Cannabis sativa at a molecular level is broken down into the two most common components, Tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] and Cannabidiol [CBD]. The main thing that grabbed the attention of the scientific community is that we have cannabinoid receptors in our brains and bodies. It is as if we are meant to consume the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. The CBD / Cannabis Oil industry is growing massively, throughout the world as people are discovering its benefits.
Hype or Miracle Cure?
CBD / Cannabis Oil is undoubtedly bringing relief to millions of people with a plethora of conditions that are being treated. Tons of video evidence on YouTube has created an enormous demand for this natural medicine. I would not go so far as to call CBD a miracle cure, but there is no denying it as a powerful supplement to our health. There is still so much for us to learn about plant medicine. These are still early but exciting days in the discovery of cannabis.
I can only share the benefits of my personal experience with CBD / Cannabis Oil. I have used medicinal oil with high THC levels for pain relief, experiencing amazing results. For anxiety and sleep, I found lower THC and higher CBD levels from an Indica strain worked very well. We are still debating whether a small amount of THC is needed to aid in the effects of CBD . There is also the legal issue of how much THC is allowed in the CBD oil, which varies from country to country.
Finding The Best Products
After looking long and hard to find a suitable source, I eventually came across the product range from Canna Trading Co. Vhawker has decided to partner with them as we learn and grow in our knowledge of this amazing herb. The efficacy of the tinctures has been maximized by developing special blends of terpenes, creating the best formula.
Terpenes are powerful aromatic molecules responsible for the flavor and aroma of plants. But terpenes do more than provide flavor and aroma. They also support other cannabis molecules in producing wanted effects. We call this the entourage effect, and it’s the reason terpenes have become such a critical piece of the cannabis puzzle.
Cannabis contains hundreds of molecules that have the ability to directly interact with our bodies and minds. Cannabinoid molecules are relatively unique to the cannabis plant, but other plant-derived molecules such as flavonoids and terpenes also bind to our cells and influence our experiences.
In addition to their aromas, terpenes have direct interactions with our bodies. For instance, alpha-pinene and beta-caryophyllene interfere with molecules that dilate our blood vessels. Less dilation equals less inflammation. Evidence suggests that whole-plant cannabis (that includes terpenes) is superior to isolated compounds from the plant. This isn’t entirely surprising: if pinene is anti-inflammatory, and CBD is also anti-inflammatory, then the body has a chance to fight inflammation from two different angles. This combined benefit is known as the Entourage Effect; cannabinoids like THC and CBD produce better outcomes when they are consumed alongside a supporting cast of terpenes.
Discovering Your Preference
CBD / Cannabis Oil and our preferred methods of absorption require some variety in application and strength. We have everything from CBD for pet health to vape pens and cartridges. These vape products are CBD-based and contain no more than 0.3% THC, so there is no psychoactive effect or high achieved by inhaling it. Many people like myself prefer using oil. A few drops on the tongue and you are good to go.
I make no claims on what your outcome will be and the benefits you will enjoy. We each do our own research and take responsibility for our own health, wherever possible. If in doubt, consult your doctor before using any supplements, especially if you are already using other medication.
I hope this short article has been informative and helps you make the best choices for your mental and physical health.
Robert [ AKA Cape Trader ]