Cannabidiol, CBD for short, has been used to treat various illnesses and conditions for hundreds of years. The ancient Chinese were the first to discover the unique abilities of cannabidiol and used it as an additive to herbal teas and balms in order to treat memory issues, inflammation, sleeping disorders and much more. Throughout the centuries the benefits of CBD oil were forgotten or disregarded, mostly due to lack of research and understanding. CBD oil is starting to make a comeback once again as more and more people realize the many benefits it has in alleviating certain symptoms caused by a variety of illnesses and diseases.
How do you ensure you are buying a quality product that will work and is legal to use?
As CBD becomes more popular many people find themselves overwhelmed by the number of products on the market. Impact Chiropractic sells two amazing brands of CBD oil products, Charlotte’s Web and Joy Organics. Both Charlotte’s Web and Joy Organics provide Full Spectrum CBD oil products which means the oils are extracted from the Hemp plant (often confused for the marijuana plant) and contain less than 0.3% THC (the compound that causes a psychoactive response or “high”). For CBD oil to be considered legal, THC levels cannot exceed 0.3%, meaning both Charlotte’s Web and Joy Organics are legal to buy and safe to ingest. CBD oil is quickly becoming an alternative to “medical marijuana” because it allows users to experience multiple benefits without the negatives associated with cannabis use. Some benefits of the CBD oil sold by Charlotte’s Web and Joy Organics include: reducing inflammation, improved sleep quality, relieving pain, relieving nausea and vomiting, relieving anxiety, reducing spasms in the small intestine, and in some instances, restricting the growth of cancer cells and frequency of seizures.
When deciding what CBD product is best for you it is important to note that each method of using CBD oil delivers CBD to your body in a different way and each of our bodies responds differently to CBD. This means that there is no one- size -fits- all recommendation in regard to dosage or specific product use. In order for CBD to be effective, it must get to where it’s needed, figuring out where you need relief from is your first and easiest step. If your problem area is located close to your skin (ex: muscle tension/ inflammation, cramping, spasms etc.) then a topical or salve might be the most beneficial. If your needing relief from something more internal (ex: anxiety, stress, nausea/ vomiting) then oral products such as tinctures, vape pens, or soft gels would be more beneficial.
Luckily, Impact Chiropractic carries a variety of CBD products including topicals and salves, tinctures, soft gels, and even CBD products for pets! Come by the office and check out everything we have, we would love to answer questions and help you find your next CBD product today!