Cannabidiol, or as popularly known as CBD, has generated a significant amount of coverage and attention in recent years. Being familiar with the non-psychoactive properties, users are gradually considering CBD as a substitute for several mental and physical health disorders. With published research and growing awareness, the social stigma of “marijuana” in CBD products is slowly ceasing.
The legalization of marijuana by federal laws has been a blessing to the hemp industry. To be precise, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring substance in the marijuana plant. Several users acknowledge the exceptional healing properties of CBD in various ailments, including depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, chronic pain, and such. The extracted cannabidiol from the hemp plant is used in topical creams, cosmetics, capsules, etc.
Although Cannabis and Hemp belong to the same family, marijuana, they are different plants with different compositions. Hemp is the oil extracted from the hemp seeds of the marijuana plant. While cannabis plants have higher levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), hemp plants have less than 0.03 percent of THC. THC is a highly psychoactive compound that hits the senses and makes one feel “high”.
Capsules filled with Hemp and CBD oil are called CBD Hemp capsules. CBD capsules are the best for people who want to consume CBD without experiencing the earthy taste of CBD oil that is common in other tinctures or edibles. Directly gulp down the capsule with water and expect its effect in thirty minutes.
Users are well aware of the magnificent health benefits of using CBD in daily life. Research and studies on the effects of consuming CBD have made dealing with anxiety, depression, acne, and chronic pain easy. Further studies also show that the high content of linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and gamma-linoleic acid supports several health benefits. Additionally, it is accredited that the ratio of 1:3 fatty acids in hemp oil is ideal for a healthy life. Some of the benefits that were recorded by people using hemp products are listed below:
The fatty acid concentration in hemp oil is known to improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis or eczema. It is a common skin condition in children and adults. Itchy rashes develop on the skin, especially around the arms and knees. Dermatologists suggest that oral consumption of Hemp oilseed could relieve and terminate such manifestations in the future.
Studies show that hemp oil is also beneficial in treating acne, cradle cap, and psoriasis. Hemp oil immunes the skin against any infections and hydrates it to ensure naturally glowing skin.
Several pieces of research have proven the efficiency of Hemp oil in treating high blood pressure. The abundance of Omega-3 in hemp seed oil can treat hypertension and lower blood pressure levels in the body. Doctors might recommend supplements of hemp oil with regular medications to control your blood pressure levels.
Recently a study on nine men showed an improvement in the resting blood pressure level with a dose of 600 milligrams of Hemp oil.
The presence of linoleic acid in hemp oil is effective in advocating heart health. Studies recommend that linoleic acid in daily diet is essential to reduce “bad cholesterol” in the body. Hemp oil reduces the total cholesterol and the low-density lipoprotein, which causes health risks such as heart disease, stroke, or high blood pressure.
Additionally, the other amino acids present in hemp oil contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system. High arginine levels in food might reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Studies have suggested that hemp oil might work as a natural pain reliever, especially for the pain that stems out from inflammation. Either you can infuse hemp oil with the prescribed lotion or directly apply it to the affected areas.
Gamma linoleic acid reduces inflammation. Studies have shown that people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis have benefitted from the regular use of hemp flower oil in their diet.
A study conducted in 2011 suggested that the emotional and physical issues associated with premenstrual syndrome result due to sensitivity toward prolactin. The study took into consideration a few women who suffered from PMS. They were given hemp capsules for some time which showed improvement in the symptoms. Several studies have also shown that CBD products can help alleviate period pain and reduce stress and anxiety during menstruation.
A 2010 study on rats also accredited the reduction of complications associated with menopause in women due to high GLA levels.
CBD users have registered some negative manifestations after the usage of cannabidiol in various forms. They include:
- Dry mouth
- Reduced appetite
If you face any such side effects, drink water and rest for a while. If they persist and start impeding your daily routine, immediately consult a doctor.
People with low blood pressure (hypotension) might undergo severe health issues. As already mentioned, hemp oil could reduce blood pressure levels in the body. It could be due to:
- Prolonged bed rest
- Severe blood loss
- Endocrine problems
- Nutritional deficiencies.
Consumption of hemp capsules by people who register low blood pressure might result in fatal conditions. If you have any of these pre-registered health problems, inform your doctor before ingesting hemp capsules.
Although Federal laws legally authorize the consumption of CBD capsules, several states restrict CBD use within their boundaries. Also, CBD does not have sufficient researches to suggest its long-term effects on health. Consult your doctor before deciding the accurate dosage of CBD capsules. They will help you develop an insight into the reactions of the capsule that you might observe with the pre-prescribed medicines.