CBD oil is an extract from the cannabis plant (hemp) that contains a group of molecules called cannabinoids. These cannabinoids, which contain a high concentration of CBD but very little THC (the one that gets you high), are being studied for many therapeutic effects. You can think of CBD oil as medical marijuana without the high. Because it is classified as a supplement it is legal in all 50 states.
Because it is classified as a supplement it is legal in all 50 states. So, what’s the big deal about it? CBD gained a lot of publicity when Dr. Sanja Gupta did a report on CNN about how CBD oil relieved seizures in a little girl named Charlotte who was having about 300 seizures per week. By using the CBD oil the seizures went to zero.
WE had a patient who had been using it for chronic pain and asked if we could get for her instead of her ordering from Internet. We investigated and were able to obtain from 3 different companies considered the most reputable—Charlottes Web, Palmetto Harmony, and CV Sciences. We have been carrying the products for over a year now and have seen unbelievable results.
There are tons of clinical trials being conducted for many conditions. We have seen patients using for the following.
- Seizures (both humans and dogs)
- Chronic pain
- Muscle relaxation
- Psoriasis and Eczema
The list goes on and on…
But how could one plant help so many conditions? It sounds like a scam, but it’s not. The cannabinoids affect what’s called our own endocannabinoid system in our body. This system affects almost all systems in our body. There are receptors for cannabinoids all over our body, and our body actually makes its own cannabinoids. The purpose of this system is to keep our body in homeostasis—that is, everything working properly—so that’s how it has so many varied uses. At any rate, if you are dealing with issues for which you have found no relief with conventional medicines—CBD oil is not expensive and is worth a try.