What is CBD oil and how it can help you and your family
While CBD oil (cannabidiol) still holds a controversial status in many peoples' minds, it's certainly gaining a lot more recognition in the medical field. CBD oil was once taboo and largely misunderstood but more and more studies are confirming CBD oil's health and emotional benefits! These days, an increasing number of people are lining up to get their hands on CBD oil for an endless list of medical and mental purposes, such as depression, anxiety, epilepsy, chronic pain, cancer and insomnia, just to name a few.
This article will help you understand exactly what CBD oil is and how it can be therapeutic for you and your family. We're going to tell you about the 5 most amazing benefits of CBD oil, while dispelling any confusion you may have surrounding this miracle oil. If you're still skeptical about CBD oil, we advise that you do your own research to decide what's best for you!
What is CBD oil
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural chemical compound found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant, Cannabis sativa. People often associate the cannabis plant with the sensation of getting 'high'. However, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis which is responsible for the 'high'. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and is safe to use on humans (and pets)! CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil such as coconut, MCT or hemp seed oil.
Feelgood Health absolutely LOVES this Healing Organic CBD Oil by a local brand called Cannaco. Cannaco provides full spectrum, terpene rich, CBD products. Each product is delicately formulated with USDA certified organic CBD oil and natural ingredients!
Benefits of CBD oil
Powerful painkiller and anti-inflammatory
People tend to use prescription drugs for their chronic or acute pain, however CBD oil acts as a more natural alternative. Studies have found that CBD oil significantly reduces chronic inflammation and pain in mammals, without having to use prescription drugs that often come with unwanted side effects. If you suffer from arthritis, neuropathy, pancreatitis, intestinal inflammation or injuries, CBD oil is able to reduce the painful symptoms and inflammation caused by these conditions!
Reduces depression, insomnia and anxiety
Mental health issues in both people and pets are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs which can cause a number of side effects including drug dependency, drowsiness, insomnia, agitation, sexual dysfunction and headaches. CBD has been proved to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin (a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior), resulting in the natural and safe treatment of mental health issues, as well as better sleep!
Helps fight a wide variety of cancers
Cancer is an increasingly common disease among people and often ends in fatalities! Currently, the most common treatment for cancer and tumours is chemotherapy, which produces a wide variety of side effects, including fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and depression. Studies have suggested that CBD oil has an anti-tumour effect and may prevent the spreading of various types of cancers!
It is thought that CBD oil helps the immune system’s killer cells to cause cancer cell death and can also help increase the efficacy of conventional cancer treatment. However, please note that CBD oil is not a cure-all for cancer, neither is cancer an illness which can safely be treated at home using OTC supplements. Before using CBD oil to assist in cancer treatment, please do your research and always discuss treatment with your health professional.
Homeostasis can most simply be described as balance and optimal functioning of the body. When your homeostasis is disrupted (due to improper diet, stress, dehydration, lack of sleep, ageing etc.), disease and illness are likely to creep in. This is why many people choose to use CBD oil not only to treat a specific illness, but also as a regular supplement to promote overall health and vitality!
Controls epilepsy and seizures
CBD is a natural anticonvulsant (reduces the severity of epileptic fits or other convulsions). Since 2013, when the story of young Charlotte Figi who overcame severe epileptic fits with the use of CBD oil made headlines, CBD oil has been highly recognised for its ability to help control seizures, tremors, tics and spasms! This has given hope to many people! People who suffer from seizures are usually given drugs such as phenobarbital and potassium bromide, which can be extremely harmful to your liver and other organs. CBD, on the other hand, has anti-seizure properties and a low risk of side effects!
Other benefits of CBD oil
CBD Oil and products using CBD have recently been in the spotlight, with many people rediscovering the benefits and therapeutic uses for CBD Oil, knowledge that has actually been around for thousands of years! CBD oil works with your body's own endocannibinoid system to heal and support optimum health.
It is used for various health issues , including chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, digestive complaints, seizures, weight loss, memory, cardiovascular health, exercise enhancement and much more! Whether you are using CBD Oil to enhance your well-being, or for a more specific reason, we have a hand picked range for you!
Can CBD oil have side effects?
Studies and research suggests CBD oil to be very safe with no risk of overdose or toxicity, even when taken in high doses and extended periods of time! The most common side effects of CBD oil, which are fairly rare, include tiredness, dryness of mouth, diarrhea, changes in appetite and interference with the metabolism of some drugs.
Our top-selling CBD Oil products
Feelgood Health is proud to say that we offer one of the most competitive prices in South Africa for organic CBD Oil products. Our collection of CBD products contain USDA Certified Full Terpene Spectrum CBD Oil, with THC dosages at legal limits which will not result in a 'high'.
- CBD Gummies: A delicious daily dose of CBD: Organic CBD Oil in a convenient CBD gummy sweet.
- Pure MCT CBD Oil - Certified USDA! (30ml): Full Terpene Spectrum CBD Oil paired with MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) - free from any herbicides, pesticides, GMO products, solvents or any other form of additive. Strength: 400mg/30ml.
- CBD Oil formulated for pets: Organic CBD oil formulated for dogs and cats (200mg CBD per 30ml MCT oil). Using the most hygienic and least intrusive methods to extract the CBD, Cannapaw CBD oil for dogs and cats is completely free from any herbicides, pesticides, GMO products, or any other form of additive.
- Topical CBD Salve: Contains natural ingredients specifically selected for their pain relieving qualities - free from any herbicides, pesticides, GMO products, solvents or any other form of additive. Combats stiffness, joint pain and muscle fatigue!
- CBD Lip Butter: Heals and protects lips from UV damage (sun exposure), wind, pollution and dry air! CBD helps cells to regenerate, giving you extra smooth, healthy lips.
- CBD Body Butter: Therapeutic, relaxing and nourishing body butter that combats stiffness, joint pain and muscle fatigue. Contains natural ingredients specifically selected for their pain relieving qualities - free from any herbicides, pesticides, GMO products, solvents or any other form of additive!
CBD Pet Treats: Treat your pet to organic, yummy and therapeutic CBD treats! Therapeutic ingredients help relax and calm anxious, distressed or highly-strung animals (thunder, fireworks, separation, new baby etc.).
CBD Treats also help with with pain, aches and inflammation (e.g. arthritis).
If you have any questions, please contact our team or leave a comment below for FREE health advice. We always love hearing from you!