What is CBD?
Short for cannabidiol, CBD is one of the 100+ primary active compounds (or cannabinoids) naturally found in all varieties of Cannabis Sativa L. plants such as marijuana and hemp. CBD and THC are two of the most well-known cannabinoids. Though both CBD and THC have much of the same potential health and wellness benefits, there is one notable difference. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. This makes it ideal for reaping the potential health benefits of cannabis without any intoxication.
At New Age Hemp, we offer complete transparency by conducting third party testing on all of our CBD products we process, making those lab test results available to you. We use an independent, third-party lab, to test to measure total THC per batch to scientifically validate the products’ quality ingredients and contents. When you shop with us, you can be sure that what you are getting is pure and has no more than 0.3% THC.
Hundreds of thousands of people are now using CBD products as a natural remedy for many common ailments — all without the feeling of intoxication or the “high” that you might associate with cannabis. Here are some potential benefits and uses of CBD oil that are backed by scientific evidence.
Among all the reasons people use full-spectrum CBD oil for, chronic pain relief is the most common one. Although it has mainly been recognized for alleviating inflammation and aches, several recent studies point to the possibility CBD may also help reduce chronic pain associated with diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Thanks in part to its remarkable anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities, as well as its ability to control the overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands, CBD can safely and effectively treat several skin conditions such as acne (acne vulgaris), atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, hives (urticaria), contact dermatitis and dry skin. CBD also has antioxidant properties that can help neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals entered in the collagen production system and reduce the signs of aging such as black spots, skin dullness, skin tones, and wrinkles, resulting in healthy and smooth skin.
It comes as no surprise that CBD is now being marketed in beauty and skincare products as well, does it?
While research in this area is still relatively new, several studies have shown that CBD’s ability to act on the ECS and other brain signalling systems can benefit those with neurological disorders like severe epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Cardiovascular Disease Treatment
Studies also indicate that CBD benefits your heart and cardiovascular health in many ways. It can lower high blood pressure, high blood sugar and abnormal cholesterol levels, and keep away the related problems like heart attack (myocardial infarction) or metabolic syndrome. Thanks to its powerful antioxidant and stress-reducing properties, CBD has also been demonstrated to reduce the inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease.
Several Other Potential Uses and Benefits
In addition to all the above health ailments, CBD is shown as a promising treatment for a number of other health issues, including sleep apnea and insomnia, age-related bone loss, obesity, substance abuse and certain types of cancers. However, more research in humans is needed.
Are There Side Effects?
CBD’s long-term health effects are not yet fully known, as CBD research is still a relatively new concept. We would still advise you to talk to a trusted medical professional before you use CBD, especially if you are already following a prescribed treatment plan — CBD could interfere with your body’s ability to metabolize other medications or dietary supplements you are taking.
Is CBD Even Legal?
In 2018, new Farm Bill was signed that legalized hemp-derived CBD in all 50 states. Hemp is legally defined as any plant of the cannabis family with a THC concentration of less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. On the other hand, marijuana plants have a THC concentration that is significantly higher than 0.3% and are thus classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. Because of this classification, marijuana-derived CBD is only legal for medical or recreational uses in the District of Columbia and a handful of states, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.
While hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in all 50 states, Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota still have laws prohibiting the sale and use of both hemp and marijuana-derived CBD.
The Bottom Line
Although there are just a few well-conducted trials, studies suggest that CBD can be a safe, powerful natural treatment for many health issues, including anxiety, acne and heart disease. No wonder why it has recently surged into the therapeutic spotlight. As research on CBD’s potential uses and benefits is ongoing, new uses and benefits of this natural remedy are sure to be discovered.
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Now that you know about CBD oil’s potential benefits and uses, if you are interested in trying CBD, check out our online CBD storefront today. Also, don’t forget to head over to the main page of New Age Hemp’s blog for more insights and news on CBD.