I am experimenting with CBD Hemp oil for the first time in my life. My wife received a couple of free bottles of CBD oil in the mail. They were sent to her from a vendor she uses to purchase vitamins and nutrients. She was supposed to try it out and report back to the vendor. My wife did not care for the taste so she gave it to me. I had been feeling nervous with a lot of anxiety.
I decided to try the oil, the name on the box is “CBD isolate oil organic hemp extract” it also states “no high no THC”. About an hour I noticed that I was now feeling calm without any anxiety what so ever.
What Is CBD Hemp Oil
CBD hemp oil is hemp extract from the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa L plant. This is considered the industrial plant or industrial hemp. It does contain higher concentrations of Cannabidiol (CBD) which has a negative effect on THC (Tetrahydrocannabinoids, the intoxicating ingredients that make you high). This is the chemical that produces the psychoactive effect.
The industrial hemp also has a higher fiber content. Therefore, the fiber is used in industrial applications such as rope, paper and blankets. Hemp fiber is the longest, strongest and most durable of all natural fibers.
What Are The Health Benefits Of CBD Hemp Oil
Some benefits of using CBD Hemp oil for me is getting rid of anxiety. Some people claim it helps them deal with pain. Others use it to overcome nausea after taking chemo.
The one and only study by the FDA was on child-hood epilepsy. An approved drug Epidiolex contains CBD medication. “That’s really the only area where the evidence has been to the point where the FDA has said this is acceptable to approve a new drug.” said Timothy Wetly, chair of the department of clinical sciences at Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Any other uses of CBD have not shown evidence that the CBD Hemp oil provides results. The health benefits of CBD Hemp oil are inconclusive other than the child-hood epilepsy drug approved by the FDA. There is no evidence to support claims that the use of the CBD results in health benefits, at this time.
What Are The Side Effects
Unlike marijuana, users claim CBD Hemp oil does not have any side effects. This has not been proven by and clinical studies. The industry is generally unregulated by federal or state governments. There is a great verity of products containing CBD Hemp Oil and the numbers are growing. Which, makes it difficult to purchase a product you will be assured that it is what the label states.
In a study 10% of users reported an increase in enzymes in their liver. Another 2 to 3 percent of individuals had to discontinue use of the product because their liver enzymes were so high it was of concern to the people conducting the study.
There is also the possibility of drug interaction. Patients taking the child-hood epilepsy drug along with CBD oil showed increase in blood level of other anti-epilepsy drug. Drug adjustments had to be made to compensate for the increase blood level.
Another concern is in the manufacturing and quality control. Is the strength of the drug you are getting as stated on the label? Or might you be getting too much or too little. Or could you be getting some amount of THC without you knowing.
The Hemp/marijuana oil is all a rage now. Although it has been used for centuries by other countries we are experiencing a new rage. In my opinion I have to do more research into the effects of the oil. Some people have been using the Hemp oil with good results and claim its benefits. That is great. Sometimes we just have to take the bull by the horns and do our own thing.
People claim that The Health Benefits of CBD Hemp Oil are many. We need to be assured that what we are using is safe and effective. One way of accomplishing this is by going to a doctor that has knowledge of Hemp oil. Have the doctor recommend the correct product for you. He should evaluate you for any negative side effects. A small precaution to be safe.