frequently asked questions about CBD hemp oil massage
CBD is quickly becoming one of the most highly sought after and used supplements in the world.
Why? Because its benefits are finally being discovered and shared.
It also just so happens to help alleviate 3 of the most common 21st-century health conditions:
STRESS & ANXIETY
MUSCLE & JOINT PAIN
What is CBD (Hemp oil)?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive (it won’t make you feel high) compound found in cannabis. It is one of over 60 different compounds present in cannabis. CBD is usually present in cannabis in high concentrations along with THC (the compound in cannabis that is psychoactive and makes you feel high).
It’s non-psychoactive because of its lack of affinity and attraction for CB1 receptors (the receptors that cause one to experience a cerebral high). There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body; CB1 and CB2. Both are naturally found throughout the body but are most common in the brain and immune system.
CB1 receptors are responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects. These receptors affect memory, mood, sleep, appetite and pain sensation. CB2 receptors have anti-inflammatory effects and are found in immune cells. Cbd does have a great affinity and or attraction for CB2 receptors making it a great natural anti-inflammatory and immune system enhancer.
Is CBD marijuana?
NO. Often hemp and marijuana are considered the same thing, but that is misinformation. There are two main types of cannabis that are different in chemical properties, cultivation, usages, and other traits. The biggest difference is hemp contains less than 10-15% THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in its whole form and less than 0.3% THC in its CBD form. Whereas marijuana has up to 80% THC in its whole form a up to 20% THC in its CBD form.
Will I feel intoxicated after massage with CBD oil?
NO. This is the most common question people ask about CBD. "Industrial hemp," also known as "Hemp-derived CBD," has a maximum of 0.3% THC to produce 99% CBD, which is not high enough to cause THC symptoms. So Hemp derived CBD will not make you feel intoxicated.
Where's the research on CBD showing its effectiveness?
Read some of the research studies here. (from Medical News Today)
There are a lot of studies that have proven the effectiveness of CBD when it comes to muscle and joint pain, depression, nausea/vomiting, seizures, tumor growth, and cancer. Additional research is also being published on CBD’s ability to calm and protect the nervous system, promote relaxation and deeper sleep. CBD is also being studied for its benefits in the treatment of seizures and neurological conditions such as MS and cerebral palsy.
Studies have found that CBD can:
1. relieve nausea and vomiting, making it a great digestive aid
2. help control and reduce seizures
3. help fight tumors and cancer cells (it’s a powerful antioxidant)
4. help relieve anxiety and depression
5. calm and protect the nervous system
6. promote relaxation and deeper sleep
7. help reduce stress
8. help relieve insomnia
9. reduce swelling
10. relieve muscle and joint pain