People seemed to really enjoy the first 10 fun facts we shared, so we figured we would offer 1o more fun facts about CBD oil that we hope you find just as interesting. We’ve been rounding up these facts about CBD oil in order to help people better understand just what it is, what we know about it, what it does, and what we think it might do.

Having said this, we also want to point out (as some of you mentioned in your comments), there is still a lot of work and research to be done to fully understand CBD. We fully support this sentiment and yet we are also excited about the research that is currently being done and the advancements we are making to better understand CBD.

In the meantime, we hope you find something interesting below that helps you personally better understand some of the values of CBD oil.

Hemp plants and cannabis plants for medical use are the two best sources for CBD.

CBD, like THC, is a cannabinoid, and its amount varies from plant to plant. Cannabis plants meant for recreational use tend to have more THC than CBD. Alternatively, industrial hemp plants and cannabis plants intended for medical use are both very low in THC, but high in CBD.

The first recorded medicinal use of hemp occurred around 2700 B.C.

Hemp, along with its seeds and oils, has been used for more than 10,000 years for various purposes. As one of the first plants to be domesticated, hemp was used to make clothing, rope, paper, and shoes, while its seeds and oils were used as food and medicines.

Even Queen Victoria used CBD.

In the 19th century, Queen Victoria of England used CBD-rich cannabis to alleviate menstrual cramps.

In the UK, CBD oil is classified as a medicine.

CBD oil has been available in the UK as a “nutritional supplement” for quite awhile, but recently it has been reclassified as a “medicine.” This means that the British government has begun to formally recognize CBD’s many health benefits, a significant fact considering recreational cannabis is still illegal. It also means that CBD will likely be put through the same rigorous tests and trials as other medicines.

CBD blocks the addictive effect of other drugs.

In a 2013 study done on rats, scientists found that CBD can successfully block the addictive effects of highly addictive painkillers such as morphine. Specifically, CBD reduced the pleasure of morphine, making it seem like less of a reward.

Thus, CBD could be a promising solution to the Opioid Crisis

Recent research published by “Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment” reported that states that have implemented medical marijuana programs have already seen a 25% drop in deaths by opioid overdose. Furthermore, pain patients using medical cannabis (which by nature is high in CBD) used 64% fewer opioid painkillers than those for whom a medical marijuana program was not available.

A strain of medical cannabis called Charlotte’s Web is leading the charge when it comes to medical marijuana laws.

Two brothers in Colorado began growing a particular strain of cannabis that is high in CBD, but low in THC. The strain was named Charlotte’s Web after a 5-year old girl, Charlotte Figi, began using it to help control her Dravet Syndrome, an illness that causes frequent and uncontrollable seizures. The success of Charlotte’s Web on Charlotte and other children with Dravet Sydnrome has helped to bring about and change a number of laws regarding medical marijuana.

CBD oil can help treat epilepsy.

As you read this, several states are working hard to make CBD oil available to children and adults suffering from epilepsy, a neurological disorder that causes convulsions and/or loss of consciousness. This is due to CBD’s anticonvulsant properties, which are being tested for use against neurodegenerative disorders, inflammation, and even cancer.

CBD can sedate or energize.

In doses larger than a few hundred milligrams, CBD oil can be used as a sedative to help insomniacs and others who have trouble sleeping. In lower doses, CBD oil can cause alertness.

If you’re nervous about speaking, try CBD oil.

A 2011 study published in “Neuropsychopharmacology” found that a single dose of CBD was enough to reduce anxiety, cognitive impairment, and overall discomfort in patients with Social Anxiety Disorder as they prepared to speak publicly.

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