CBD oil is being called liquid gold… gold for your body that enables it to heal and allows you to reach your full potential. But what exactly is it, and what benefits does it offer? RISE Fitness + RISE Fitness Glen Ellyn takes a look at the CBD oil craze and explores why it's gaining a cult following. P.S. We are selling it at the studio!
WHAT IS CBD OIL? AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a natural therapeutic agent found in cannabis.
It works by binding to receptors in the body instead of the brain.
Delivers anti-inflammatory effects, making it ideal for patients with chronic inflammation (including, but not limited to, diabetes, depression, allergies, cancer, Crohn’s disease, and heart disease).
May treat the effects of Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease, and reduce epileptic seizures.
Said to relieve muscle and joint pain caused by injuries of the spinal cord or those brought up by conditions such as arthritis.
Can be used to ease feelings of anxiety, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
May aid in acne treatment and prevention.
CBD oil does not produce a “high,” as is most commonly associated with marijuana; that’s because it is derived from plants that do NOT contain the psychoactive agent delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (better known as THC).
Extracted from cannabis using a method called CO2.
IT IS LEGAL? AND IS IT BACKED BY SCIENCE?
The Food and Drug Administration considers non-THC based hemp products a “food,” making CBD oil legal in all states.
CBD oil’s benefits are far reaching -- in fact, the American Medical Association (AMA) published an article in 2014 on how CBD oil helped a young girl named Charlotte stop the occurrence of daily seizures when modern medicine had failed to do so. You can read this article online.
Furthermore, in January 2017, the AMA announced its first accredited continuing education course on this subject (the entirety of which can be read here), signifying greater interest and acceptance of CBD oil in the medical community.
HOW IS IT USED?
CBD oil is administered via a dropper, which can be placed under your tongue and instantly absorbed into the body
It may also be dropped into a liquid that is to be consumed.
Exact dosages and delivery methods vary between manufacturers.
The brand offered at RISE Fitness + RISE Cycle is non-gmo and 100% vegan.
HOW DO I KNOW IF CBD OIL IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Only you can determine if CBD oil is right for you! If you experience chronic pain or chronic inflammation, or any of the conditions listed above, CBD oil may help calm the feelings and emotions experienced as a result of these ailments. If you want to learn whether CBD oil is the ideal adjunct to your existing health regimen, email us! RISE Fitness + RISE Cycle Glen Ellyn is here to help you on your wellness journey -- liquid gold or not!