Since CBD oil was first introduced people have used it for a wide range of conditions. Usually CBD oil is sold in the form of a dropper bottle. The CBD oil is often a 5% or a 10% dilution, perhaps diluted with a carrier oil such as Hemp oil. Usually people take a drop or two of the oil and hold it in their mouth for a minute or so. One of the most common uses for CBD oil has been among people that use it to help with their anxiety and worries. Many people feel that CBD has a calming effect on both the mind and the body. In such a stress-filled world, it’s easy to see why so many people are searching for an antidote to anxiety.
Using CBD oil for anxiety
Although CBD isn’t officially licensed as an anti-anxiety medication, thats what many people use it for. They claim that a drop or two under the tongue helps to calm their nerves and allow their body to feel a degree of calm and peace. For some people, the pressure of work and life can be a great burden. Traditional cannabis (containing THC) as well as CBD oil (which doesn’t contain THC) have both found plenty of people that will vouch for the calming effects.
Some students have also found CBD can calm their mind without the foggy, psychoactive effects of a THC high. CBD also seems to help some people to really focus their minds.
Using CBD oil drops for pain
Typically, in countries with legal cannabis, THC rich cannabis oil is used for pain relief. However, some people that use CBD oil also claim that it takes the edge off their pain symptoms. Physical pain relief was never traditionally thought of as a major property of CBD oil. But perhaps future medical research will be able to investigate that issue more thoroughly. One concern from CBD oil users is that there has still been relatively little medical research on the use of CBD oil for pain. Is it possible that CBD oil has a placebo effect on pain? Or is it possible that CBD oil has some unidentified effect on pain relief?
Is CBD oil used most often for anxiety or pain?
Pure CBD oil is not yet a formally licensed medicine, therefore anyone making medical claims for the use of CBD has to substantiate these claims. Currently, no medical license exists for the use of CBD as a pain relief or to reduce anxiety. However, many people use traditional THC rich cannabis for both pain relief and anxiety. For that reason, many feel that CBD should have some impact on pain and anxiety too. Much more research needs to be done before any formal medical claims and therapies for pain/anxiety can be made. But in the mean time, many people will continue to use CBD oil.
It’s worth adding that one officially licensed medicine which contains CBD is called Sativex, made by GW Pharmaceuticals. This is a 1:1 ratio of THC:CBD in an oral spray, it is used as a medicine for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) patients to help reduce muscle stiffness. We hope to see CBD oil licensed formally for many other medical uses in future.