CBD oil (an abbreviation for cannabidiol oil) is the most prominent, naturally-occurring compound in cannabinoids. Forming about 40 percent of the compounds that make up cannabis, it is a widely studied cannabinoid to the extent of finding numerous applications in the medical and health arenas due to its wide array of potential therapeutic properties. It is important to note that although they are different, both marijuana and CBD oil come from cannabis plant called hemp. Marijuana is more common than CBD oil because of its active ingredient called delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, which is psychoactive and provides medical benefits to the body.
However, with increasing studies on the potential therapeutic effects of CBD oil, its potential uses such as the treatment of chronic pain and inflammation using its non-psychoactive compounds), which can come about due to certain health conditions like fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis, could increase significantly within a short time. Other studies have shown that CBD oil is helpful in quitting or reducing addictive behaviors (i.e. smoking, opioids use, and drug withdrawals), due to its neuro-therapeutic properties. In addition, it helps in dealing with several medical and health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, type 1 diabetes, acne, anxiety disorders, mental disorders (i.e. epilepsy), and cancer, to list just a few.
Although preliminary results indicate the use of CBD oil is tolerable across a wide range of dosage without significant side effects to the central nervous system, such studies have been carried out in small-scale and no sufficient data has been generated to recommend wide usage. The only side effects reported include tiredness, diarrhea, and loss of appetite and/or weight.