What is CBD Oil (Cannabidiol)


CBD OIlCBD 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.

  1. Seizures (both humans and dogs)
  2. Chronic pain
  3. Anxiety
  4. Sleep
  5. PTDS
  6. Arthritis
  7. Muscle relaxation
  8. Fibromyalgia
  9. Migraines
  10. Psoriasis and Eczema
  11. Parkinsons

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.

9 thoughts on “What is CBD Oil (Cannabidiol)

  1. Sandy

    I have chronic pain among other issues. I am on prescription opiods and they don’t help enough..
    I need to gain weight which isn’t easy for me which no one seems to understand. Anyway do you think this could help me?

    1. Natures Vitamins and Herbs Post author

      Honestly–I don’t think it would help unless your metabolism is out of balance–one thing CBD does is to create balance back to the body–but just as a weight gain supplement-I don’t know—mike and bill

        1. Natures Vitamins and Herbs Post author

          Mark–Yes-CBD affects the endocannabinoid system in the body whose main function is homeostasis–that is to get the cells to do what they are suppose to be doing if they get out of wack–this system affects all bodily functions-so the system and thus CBD creates balance.

  2. dick weisberg

    What in your opinion is a dose for long term insomnia problems. Going to sleep, staying asleep & getting up early. I was diagnosed many years ago. I currently am prescribed generic Lunesta 9mg a night. A large dose. & would like to stop using it. In CA. I tried an edible form of CBD and had a good experience with it, but have no idea of the dose I took. It was the size of a tootsie roll. Please get back to me about this problem.

    1. Natures Vitamins and Herbs Post author

      thanks-we usually have patients start with a low dose of the oil sublingual and titrate up till get the response-we usually recommend the Charlottes brand in a certain strength because its easy to titrate–usually it take anywhere from 2mgm to 10mgm for sleep—mike and bill

    1. Natures Vitamins and Herbs Post author

      Marc–We have not had a patient use for the pain of pancreatits-but we do have patients using for all kinds of pain-even one patients has had the pain of endometriosis relieved-so, as we tell patients-its worth a try–thanks- Dr.Rogers

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