What is CBD oil? How does it affect humans and even animals? How does one identify between the real and fake CBD oil? What are some of its benefits? Why are celebrities and sportspersons obsessed with it? Hereâ€™s everything you need to know.
CBD oil is often extracted from industrial hemp. Before making a purchase, an important question to ask the retailer is: where was the hemp grown? (If you are purchasing CBD oil outside of a dispensary, itâ€™s going to be made using hemp-derived CBD.) Be wary if the manufacturer simply states Asia or Europe, as any craft producer will at least be able to zero in on the geographic region where the cannabis was grown.
Reportedly first used to helpÂ ease Queen Victoriaâ€™s menstrual crampsÂ back in the 1800s, CBD is now available to the masses, popping up in restaurants, bars, cosmetic counters and even bigÂ retail chainsÂ across the country. Since cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant and doesnâ€™t get you high like THC, itâ€™s been a pretty no-brainer component of lots of food, beverages, and lotions. It pretty much markets itself.
More frequently, CBD is making its way into spa treatments to help alleviate the muscle tension and everyday aches and pains associated with an active lifestyle.
Insomnia is no joke. Tossing in bed from one position to the nextâ€”left side, belly, right side, back to belly againâ€”is enough to drive a person mad. For anyone suffering from frequent sleeplessness, these sleep-deprived beings have probably tried a slew of remedies, and, if reading this, likely without success.
But thereâ€™s hope for you yet. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil for insomnia might be an effective solution that can provide relief without the sluggish side effects of certain over-the-counter alternatives.
Not all CBD is the therapeutic heal-all youâ€™ve been reading about for the past few years. Some of it is junk, containing only trace amounts of the cannabinoid. Reports abound ofÂ counterfeit CBD oil sold in parts of the country. So, yes, if you have purchased CBD oil the last time you filled up your vehicle with gasoline or bought a blacklight poster from Spencerâ€™s Gifts, thereâ€™s a good chance the CBD youâ€™ve been taking is just a load of bull.
As it becomes easier for Canadians to test the benefits of cannabis-related products such as increasingly popular CBD oil, itâ€™s little wonder that some pet owners are looking to give their furry loved ones the same treatment.
But hold on, doggone it. Health Canada hasÂ yet to approveÂ any CBD oils for pets, leaving owners a bit in the dark about what they can or canâ€™t, should or shouldnâ€™t do when it comes to CBD and theirÂ cats, dogs and even horses. Experts, however, offer some clarity.
Perhaps the Prince of Darkness isnâ€™t the first person youâ€™d expect to extend your sympathies, but from the sound of it, Ozzy Osbourne has been having a tough go this year. Osbourne had planned to tour significantly, but heâ€™s since postponed all 2019 tour dates due to sickness and injury.
Pneumonia and a fall at home â€” in which his head smashed a bedside table, dislodging metal rods from a previous ATV accident years back â€” are to blame. But according to his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy has turned to CBD oil to assist in his recovery.
To say that golfers have been secretly flirting with CBD oil over the past couple of years is a bit of an understatement. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were heavily suggested to be consuming CBD-infused gum at recent tournaments this year, including the Masters which Woods won.
Then Bubba Watson stepped outside the glass box and announced a multi-year partnership with cbdMD, back in May. Funny enough, the trend of golfers reaching for CBD oil started on the PGA Champions Tour, as detailed by a recent ESPN story. The PGA Champions Tour is a senior golf tour for players over the age of 50â€”meaning they feel the aches and pains of playing more than their younger counterparts. But CBD is more readily embraced by older players for another reason. Players on the PGA Champions Tour are drug tested differently.
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