We were shocked to see in the new lately about small vape shops being shut down all over the state of Kentucky for selling THC free CBD. Thats why we put together this article about the benefits of CBD oil and CBD Gummies and why they are perfectly legal to purchase and consume.
The Benefits of Using Hemp Derived CBD Oil Gummies
CBD oil is an oil that contains concentrated cannabidiols, or CBD. It is commonly extracted from the cannabis plant, but there is an increasing trend towards hemp-derived CBD – with the idea being to produce CBD that has no relationship with cannabis and is clearly totally THC free (cannabis-derived CBD should also be so low in THC as to be classified as THC-free, but lawmakers in some parts of the world still consider it to be a part of the plant and therefore illegal).
There are many benefits to hemp-derived CBD gummies. For one, their legal. Cannabis oil preparations have been a part of medicine through history, but medical marijuana was banned in the 1930s out of fear of the plant being abused. CBD oil offers many of the health benefits of cannabis preparations, without the risk of abuse because CBD itself does not have any psychoactive properties – and therefore it is not something that people use recreationally and medicinally.
CBD oil has incredibly low toxicity. To date there are no records of people overdosing on CBD. The ‘effective dose’ is very small, but the only recorded negative impact from taking significantly higher doses appears to be on the wallet of the person who wasted the dose.
What Do CBD Gummies Do?
CBD has been found, through recent experimental models, to be an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, anti-convulsant, antypsychotic and anti-emetic. There is hope that it could be used in the treatment of everything from epilepsy to schizophrenia, as well as nausea and neuroinflammation. Many athletes make use of Every Day Optimal CBD gummies and oils as a recovery aid.
There are numerous cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids act as ligands. They dock onto the binding site of proteins, and they can modulate the behavior of the receptiors. There are CB1 receptors all over the body – in the brain and in the nervous system, and they play an important role in the senses, memory, endocrine functions, co-ordination, movement and pain perception.
There are CB2 receptors all over the body. These receptors are particularly abundant in the immune system, and they can help to reduce the perception of pain, and also inflammation. It appears that CBD does not have as much of an impact on CB1 and CB2 receptors as certain other cannabinoids. THC positively regulates the CB1 receptor – and this is what creates the mind-altering impact of marijuana. Most marijuana that is grown to be used recreationally is bred to be low in CBD and high in THC.
Just because CBD does not impact the CB1 receptor much, it does not mean that it is not beneficial. CBD helps to supress chronic inflammation and reduce pain, while not producing an analgesic toleranc. It is useful for people who are suffering from chronic pain. In addition, it can have an anti psychotic effect, with some trials on patients with schizophrenia offering promising results. It can also help to reduce anxiety, meaning that it has potential to help people who suffer from panic disorders, OCD and PTSD.
There have been some promising early trials into the idea of using CBD to help wtih cancer treatments. In particular for breast cancer. There are some promising options for inhibiting lung and colon cancer as well. These trials are in the early stages, and there is not quite enough evidence to allow marketers to claim that CBD is a viable cure for cancer. With that said, it’s one extra piece of evidence to show that there are a lot of potential upsides to using the supplement, and therefore it is worth considering adding it to a general nutrition routine.