CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is part of the cannabis or marijuana plant. The cannabis plant contains over 200 cannabinoids. THC, the part that actually gets people high is also considered a cannabidoil. However, CBD oil sold in the Carolinas comes from the hemp plant. What this means is that most brands contain 0% THC, and contain only the CBC cannabinoids. So, in a nutshell, getting high is absolutely impossible. Some brands of CBC legally do contain up to .03% of THC, and when taken in high doses can cause a failed drug screen. The brand we offer has 0% so this is a non issue.
So what does CBD oil do for me?
You may have heard in the news or on the internet that CBD oil is the cure all for our modern times. As much as I wish it was, this is simply not true. No, it does not cure cancer, and help with weight loss. It does in some patients control anxiety and curb the symptoms of PTSD. I have had few patients tell me that when they take CBD oil that they get high. What I figure out after assessing them further is that their anxiety has been so high that when they get relief, they feel almost high because of the absence of anxiety. This is not true for everyone. I use CBD oil regularly, and it helps me achieve a level of calm that haven't experienced before, but I am not high.
On the health side, CBD oil has the power to help with chronic inflammation, chronic pain, and seizure disorders in some people. Chronic inflammation is hard explain because it is body's way of swelling to promote healing. However, when inflammation becomes chronic, it can be harmful and lead to other illnesses. We all know how to define pain, and when it is chronic, it is significantly worse. CBD had been shown to be beneficial for some people in reducing pain. Seizures disorders can be benefit. Since I am not in the medical side of things, any CBD use should be brought up to a physician as CBD can interact with certain drugs. One thing I am aware of after speaking with a pro-CBD pharmacist is that the dosages of CBD vary greatly per person, and that the body's CBD receptors need to be flooded before maximum effect can be achieved. In other words, if the dose does not help the first time, the the amount and frequency may need to be increased before relief can be found. Once the brain's CBD receptors are saturated, then the amount of CBD should lessen.
We have CBD oil at our office for a reasonable cost 500mg for $40.00 and 1000mg for $60.00
Thoughts of rambling therapists.