Updated: Nov 15, 2018
With all of the talk around the legalizing of marijuana and talk around it's health benefits, there has emerged a new super supplement known as CBD oil, which you may or may not have heard of. Although CBD oil is not really new, it is not in most stores you walk into... But should be! Over the course of this article, we will explain what CBD oil is and what it can do when used for overall health benefits and for pain management. While CBD is not an FDA approved treatment (even though they just approved a CBD medicine for use in rare epilepsy cases), millions of people worldwide have found CBD to work for them, sometimes with near miraculous results.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil, also known as Cannabidiol is a non psychoactive phytocannabinoid derived and extracted from hemp. This hemp extract consists of phytocannabinoids and terpenes.
What Does CBD Oil Do?
CBD stimulates activity and binds to the receptors that are found in the brain and immune system, changing the way the body functions and may provide broad, immediate benefits.
The Endocannabinoid system is a built in biological receptor system in human beings and animals. The human body creates compounds called endocannabinoids that are made to use the phytocannabinoids produced by the hemp plant. These cannabinoid receptors affect physiological processes including appetite, pain, sensation, mood and memory.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes originate in the same glands as other phytocannabinoids. When ingested, terpenes act as an assistant to cannabinoids as they work to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. In other words, terpenes help CBD to work better. Inferior CBD oil usually contains very little in the way of terpenes.
How do you take CBD Oil?
Since CBD is gaining in popularity every day, there are more and more delivery systems being added. We now see CBD in tinctures (Under the tongue), Lotions, Soaps, Gel Caps and even in gummy bears!
What are the benefits of CBD Oil?
There are many ongoing studies about CBD oil and it's benefits to users. While there are some published studies on CBD, and even a recent CBD product that was approved by the FDA for medical use, we still have yet to know all of the benefits CBD can provide.
People who use CBD and some studies suggest CBD may have the ability to:
Inhibit Tumor Growth
Protect the nervous system
Help unblock arteries
Improve skin condition
Aid with sleep
Reduce bacterial growth
Improve mental health
Promote bone growth
Lower blood sugar
And the list goes on! With all of these potential benefits, it is imperative to make sure you get only high quality CBD hemp extract, as some companies that do not have standards will produce inferior hemp extract or have inferior extraction methods.
Arena Supplements has teamed up with Hemp Health Labs to provide our customers with the highest quality CBD oil made today.