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What is CBD?

You may have heard of this new trend called CBD or CBD oil. There is much confusion about what it is, health benefits, side effects, and even if it is legal. There are many debates about the use of it. We are going to cover all of those questions.

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Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD is a compound in cannabis. You’ve probably heard of THC, which is a psychoactive cannabinoid. CBD is different. It is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC is known as the “high” people refer to when using marijuana. CBD has many health benefits without the “high”. CBD comes in many forms. It can be applied to the skin as an oil or cream. It can be taken orally by capsule too. Every Day Optimal CBD even has them as gummies and gum.

Health Benefits of CBD

CBD oil has been used on children and adults. There have been many positive reports from parents who have used the oil to treat their children for seizures.

Several tests have shown that is it effective at killing cancer cells or reducing them. Research is ongoing but is looking promising as a cancer fighter.

CBD oil could be a real game changer. Many people have already seen improvements in pain and seizures, but the talk about its cancer-fighting properties has everyone the most excited. If the research shows definitively that it kills cancer it will be one of the greatest breakthroughs of this century. Killing cancer with little to mild side effects seems very possible.

Most of the widely accepted benefits are for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Acne
  • PTSD
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Arthritis
  • Pain

CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties.

What are the side effects?

According to a report in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health “The majority of studies were performed for treatment of epilepsy and psychotic disorders. Here, the most commonly reported side effects were tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite/weight.” Compared to the side effects like many prescription drugs on the market, CBD is looking like a winner. The side effects of CBD seem much milder than drugs that are treating depression, anxiety, and pain. Side effects of these include nausea, nervousness or restlessness, dizziness, reduced sexual desire, drowsiness, insomnia, weight gain or loss, headache, dry mouth, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Is it legal?

Legality is the tricky part. Some places it is legal and other it is not. Every state has their own laws on Cannabidiol. Some states allow it completely. Some states allow it for medical use and some allow it with restrictions on the amount of CBD and THC. Before purchasing and using it, check your state for laws regarding possession and use.

CBD seems to have a promising future. Many pain and anti-inflammatory drugs could be replaced with this oil or capsule. CBD use and effectiveness are still being researched. The reports that are coming out are very positive for the effectiveness and risk of using it.

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• Meet the Author • Julius Rogers


Julius Rogers is a health freak and loves to pen health articles that teach, educate, and entertain. He writes health information at various health outlets. Be sure to check out his other ventures!


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