Benefits of full-spectrum CBD oil

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is commonly mistaken for CBD. Their chemical composition and effects on the body are different. THC is prohibited in the US, although CBD is approved for medicinal usage.

CBD is preferred because of its anxiolytic properties (no mental altercation). A preliminary study suggested that CBD may help treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer's disease. Cannabidiol also helps with acne, psoriasis, inflammation, discomfort, free radical damage, and minerals and vitamins. Because CBD oil contains additional components like flavonoids and terpenes, it has an entourage effect, which increases its efficacy on the user.


Types of CBD Oils

Legal CBD oil is mainly extracted from hemp, classified as any cannabis-related plant containing very low amounts of THC, 0.3% by total weight of extracts. It is extracted from the leaves, stems, flowers, and hemp roots using advanced carbon dioxide concentration and butane and propanol extraction methods. This results in three types of CBD oils, i.e., full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolates. Broad-spectrum CBD contains all other hemp extracts except THC. CBD isolates are a pure form of CBD and contain no other extracts from hemp. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all hemp extracts, including CBD, although laws and regulations limit its concentration. Each of these products is unique and offers different benefits to its users. They also determine to some degree, the effectiveness and the time taken to take effect after administration. This article discusses the benefits of using full-spectrum CBD oil.


Benefits of Using Full-Spectrum CBD Oil


Efficacious For Pain Relief

Langford et al. (2013) suggested that CBD oil can be an effective pain reliever. Some claim it's even better than prescription pain relievers. But is this supported by science? There have been a few studies on CBD oil and pain relief. The results, however, are encouraging. The oil functions by interacting with receptors in the central nervous, immune, and digestive systems. The endocannabinoid system regulates various bodily functions, including pain reception, body temperature regulation, and balance of energy in the body. CBD oil relieves pain by interacting with all of these systems through specific receptors such as TRPV1, D2, and PPAR-gamma receptors well distributed in the systems mentioned above. CBD may also raise serotonin levels, which may aid in the reduction of inflammation and pain. When administered, it regulates the levels of cortisol produced, which is a key hormone in stress that may amplify pain reception; thus, regulating its production may help reduce pain reception.


Great in Reducing Stress

Stress is a normal body reaction to changes in the environment, emotions, and mental processes. When under high stress, the body's responses change, including an increase in heartbeat, rapid breathing, and changes in vision clarity. Stress is an automatic response that can cause a fight-or-flight response. Spinella et al. (2021) showed that CBD might help to reduce stress. Chronic stress can lead to anxiety, irritability, depression, panic attacks, emotional turmoil, and physiological changes. Stress is mainly induced by cortisol, a hormone produced by the brain pituitary glands. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the brain neurons. Full-spectrum CBD interacts with these receptors in the brain to regulate the production of these hormones. In particular, it promotes the release of serotonin, a feel-good hormone. In addition, CBD inhibits the production of cortisol, which causes high stress. Full-spectrum CBD contains other compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids, which work together with the present cannabinol to create the 'entourage effect, which increases the efficacy of CBD.


Improves Skin Health

"CBD oil is useful for treating eczema and other skin diseases like dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, varicose eczema, psoriasis, lichen planes, and acne rosacea," according to the US National Library of Medicine. Perez et al. (2022) agreed with these sentiments of the US National Library. CBD oil is high in vitamins and fatty acids, which aid in developing and maintaining healthy skin. CBD oil fortifies our skin, making it more resistant to bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. The skin is the largest body organ and contains numerous endocannabinoid receptors, making topical application of full-spectrum useful. CBD works with these receptors to regulate sebum production, which reduces the chances of one getting acne. The flavonoids and terpenes help combat effects done by free radicals, especially from the sun. These compounds are great antioxidants and combine with free radical chains to prevent them from denaturing skin cells. This reduces the effects of sunburns and visible signs of aging.


Manages Anxiety

Anxiety can lead to a slew of other problems in the body. According to Skelley et al. (2020), CBD has been shown to promote a strong immune response and relieve many symptoms associated with daily stress. Cannabidiol reduces social anxiety in recent research studies conducted in 2011. Before completing a public speaking assignment, 24 subjects with social anxiety disorders were given either 600mg of CBD or a placebo. According to their findings, the CBD oil users were much less anxious, cognitively impaired, and uncomfortable. One can use tinctures, sub-mucosal, vapes, and another sub-lingual spray to get an instant effect to calm one down, especially before conducting a public oratory speech. On the other hand, an individual can use CBD edibles such as cookies and gummies for a prolonged effect on the user. These products last between 3 hours and 11 hours and can be especially useful in highly stressful environments such as workplaces for a profound effect on the user.


Promoting Sleep

Murillo-Rodríguez et al. (2006) examined rats using CBD and concluded that it could help sleep patterns. Getting enough sleep has become increasingly difficult for many people in our digital age. According to preliminary research studies, CBD can reduce anxiety, which can aid in the reduction of sleep difficulties and the improvement of sleep quality. CBD may improve insomnia and increase overall sleep amounts. The cannabinoids in full-spectrum hemp extract aid in relieving sleeplessness caused by normal aches and pains caused by exertion or aging. They also aid in the relaxation of the mind and body and promote a healthy stress response to promote feelings of tranquility.


Conclusion

Full-spectrum CBD refers to a hemp extract that contains all hemp extracts and trace amounts of THC. They contain terpenes, flavonoids, and additional cannabinoids, including CBG, CBV, and CBDV. These compounds work synergistically to enhance CBD's effects on the body. However, users of full-spectrum CBD should be aware that some states prohibit the presence of any amount of THC in CBD oils, making it critical to always check with local authorities to determine if it is legal in the given geographic location.


References

Langford, R. M., Mares, J., Novotna, A., Vachova, M., Novakova, I., Notcutt, W., & Ratcliffe, S. (2013). A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study Of THC/CBD Oromucosal Spray In Combination With The Existing Treatment Regimen, In The Relief Of Central Neuropathic Pain In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis. Journal Of Neurology, 260(4), 984-997.

Murillo-Rodríguez, E., Millán-Aldaco, D., Palomero-Rivero, M., Mechoulam, R., & Drucker-Colín, R. (2006). Cannabidiol, A Constituent Of Cannabis Sativa, Modulates Sleep In Rats. FEBS Letters, 580(18), 4337-4345.

Perez, E., Fernandez, J. R., Fitzgerald, C., Rouzard, K., Tamura, M., & Savile, C. (2022). In Vitro And Clinical Evaluation Of Cannabigerol (CBG) Produced Via Yeast Biosynthesis: A Cannabinoid With A Broad Range Of Anti-Inflammatory And Skin Health-Boosting Properties. Molecules, 27(2), 491.

Skelley, J. W., Deas, C. M., Curren, Z., & Ennis, J. (2020). Use Of Cannabidiol In Anxiety And Anxiety-Related Disorders. Journal Of The American Pharmacists Association, 60(1), 253-261.

Spinella, T. C., Stewart, S. H., Naugler, J., Yakovenko, I., & Barrett, S. P. (2021). Evaluating Cannabidiol (CBD) Expectancy Effects On Acute Stress And Anxiety In Healthy Adults: A Randomized Crossover Study. Psychopharmacology, 238(7), 1965-1977.

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