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CBD Oil Benefits

CBD Oil has recently been coursing its way through local news networks social media as a fantastic new drug for anxiety, chronic pain and many other maladies. People who have always been proponents of Cannabis for medicinal treatments are raving about this derivative because it allows those who do not support its psychoactive effects to join the bandwagon. So, what is CBD? It is Cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid from the Cannabis plant. CBD, unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is a non-psychoactive compound. It is popularized as an alternative to conventional medical treatment. CBD is a legal form of cannabis in many states and has been in existence for more than half a century.

History

Cannabis is also known as Hemp and Marijuana and has been documented through history for roughly 12,000 years as being farmed and utilized in some form from cloth or rope weaving to paper production, or as food or medicine. Cannabis extracts were introduced to American pharmacies by William Brooke ‘Shaughnessy in 1839. CBD itself was first extracted in 1940 by Roger Adams, but he did not realize what he had done until some years later. In 1946, Dr. Walter S. Loewe conducted the first lab test of CBD on animals, proving the lack of psychoactive properties. Then in that same year, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discovered the three-dimensional structure of CBD. The product was then further researched in the 1960’s and released to the British Pharmacopoeia. In the 1980’s Dr. Raphael Mechoulam conducted a study that revealed CBD as a key treatment of epilepsy.

Legality and Stigma

Due to some scary history of impure or tainted concoctions in the 1800’s from immature medical practices and snake-oil salesmen, and immature legal supervision or regulation, a stigma exists against marijuana and cannabis in the medical realm. This stigma resulted in heavy regulation in the early 1900’s and has presented many modern legal challenges for the introduction and legalization of CBD. Thankfully, today our understanding of chemistry and biology as well as our technology has allowed for the pure and safe extraction of the CBD extract. CBD supplements derived from hemp are legal in all 50 states. Major progress happened in 2014 when Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin passed laws legalizing CBD for medical purposes. It’s also legal as a supplement in the UK and many other countries around the world. As of September 2018, the US is debating a new Farm Bill that includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act, which will likely remove all hemp, hemp products, and CBD products from the Controlled Substances Act.

Where you can find the latest updates on hemp and CBD law: https://hempsupporter.com/important-farm-bill-update/

Uses and Benefits

Anecdotally, CBD is being used with claimed positive results by patients for almost every illness. Testimonials report CBD has a positive effect in managing and treating chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety, anxiety disorder, depression, diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2, seizures, and also combined with conventional (allopathic) approaches to disease, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy for treating cancer. No toxic dose for CBD is known, and there is no record from any source of a death or serious injury from CBD to date.

Infographic provided by Dr.Axe

Forms and Products

CBD may be useful either to help a specific illness or in a smaller dose for maintenance of good health. Usually, CBD is taken by mouth as oil drops or a powder that dissolves in water or is made into a food supplement to be eaten. Another form of CBD is used on the skin as an oil or a cream to rub in. CBD is popularly taken in the ‘vape’ method (from the word “vapor”), where the CBD is heated so it can be inhaled. The vape method is felt sooner than by other means because it has the fastest introduction to the bloodstream. Patients who need long-lasting relief from pain or other symptoms such as nausea, may combine two methods: for example, first vape and then eat a food made with CBD. There are tinctures, concentrates, sprays, capsules and gel caps, vapes, and cremes.

What First Float Carries

First Float endeavors to support its clients in reaching their goals for higher performance through conventional, alternative, and legal experimental therapies. We carry CV Sciences +CBD oil products to help our clients fulfill their wellness and performance goals. CV Sciences offers a variety of delivery systems and concentrations to meet the varying needs of our customers, because every person utilizes phytocannabinoids differently. First Float has chosen to carry their Gold Formula (25% phytocannabinoids) and Total Plant Complex Formula (15% phytocannabinoids) products in order to provide the highest quality and concentration for our clients. These products include balms, drops, softgels, gummies, concentrate, spray and capsules and are used within our CBD Massage and CBD Float service offerings!