Everything you need to know about CBD oil

Everything you need to know about CBD oil
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Contrary to people’s popular beliefs and suspicions, CBD oil will not make you high like cannabis or another illegal drug would. It’s actually the THC oil that will give you that high feeling whereas the CBD oil alone will help you calm down and relax.

This makes it the perfect aid if you struggle to get to sleep and if you find you feel anxious on a day-to-day basis over minor incidents, as CBD oil will help you keep calm and focus on the task in hand.

Ways to take CBD oil

The way you take CBD oil depends on what you’re hoping to get out of it. It can be taken through droplets or even vaping for the quickest absorption into the body which will help you fully relax. Another fast way of absorbing CBD oil into the body is through capsule tablets and various food and drink. If you’re trying to target points of pain in particular, creams and lotions applied.

Easy ways to incorporate it into your everyday routine without taking tablets is to used CBD infused shampoo and body wash. You can also consume CBD oil with everyday cooking as CBD cooking oil is now readily available from most supermarkets.

Cannabis to be available on the NHS

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After government ministers announced that medicinal cannabis will be available on the NHS “in the autumn”, it won’t be long until some patients will be able to receive prescriptions for cannabis oil. This decision comes after months of debate following the treatment of 13-year-old Billy Caldwell.

Billy has epilepsy which causes him to have seizures. After his medical cannabis was seized by the Home Office, he almost died. As a result, medical cannabis will now be made available on prescription with the NHS for those suffering with certain health conditions, whilst cannabis for recreational use still remains illegal.

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In some cases, cannabis can help alleviate the symptoms of a number of health problems including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, cancer, HIV/AIDS, arthritis, epilepsy, bowel disease, end of life care and insomnia meaning it is hoped the decision will improve the lives of both children and adults with these kinds of health conditions.

The term medical cannabis refers to the naturally occurring compounds called cannabinoids - cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This form of cannabis are usually oils and are taken orally or as capsules.

Some forms of cannabis is already found on the high street with Holland and Barrett already stocking a range of CBD oils including oil that you add to food.

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