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San Diego, CA – Benefits of CBD Oil for Healing and Relieving Pain – Nutrition Store Blog

What are the benefits of CBD oil, and why should you be taking it?


When you hear the term CBD you may associate it with marijuana or the feeling of “getting high”, which is understandable since CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds in the marijuana plant. Though CBD is found in cannabis, it does not have the mind-altering affects usually correlated to the plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is actually the main compound in cannabis that causes the sensations of “getting high,” not CBD. Since CBD does not have these extreme affects on the mind and body, it is safe to use it for it’s benefits.


To create the CBD oil sold on store shelves, CBD is extracted from the marijuana or hemp plant and diluted with another oil, such as hemp seed, MCT, or coconut oil. As scientific studies emerge, it is being used more and more for relieving pain and certain ailments.


CBD interacts with neurotransmitters and may lessen inflammation and pain. Some studies have established that CBD can help reduce pain in people with multiple sclerosis and arthritis. CBD oil has also been utilized to treat those with depression and anxiety disorders because it interacts with the brain’s receptors for serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that controls mood and social conduct. Children with anxiety from post-traumatic stress disorder have even benefited from being treated with CBD oil.


CBD oil may even aid those experiencing nausea, vomiting, and pain from cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Using CBD oil in place of other medications is extremely beneficial because it saves the patient from the risk of becoming addicted to the medication and its side affects.


An unusual effect of CBD oil is its ability to lessen acne because it can reduce the production of sebum, oil secreted by the skin. This could mean a better alternative to acne creams and scrubs that are harsh on the skin and cause unnecessary chemicals to be absorbed into the skin. Additionally, some studies have come out showing that CBD oil can improve brain function in those with brain diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.


We carry several brands of CBD including Vortex, which not only produces pure and potent CBD but also a version for pets!


Please feel free to contact us with any questions about CBD oil and anything else health related, or stop by SD Discount Nutrition Superstore in Downtown San Diego.  We’re always here and happy to help with your health and nutritional needs.

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