CBD Topicals, or cannabinoid oil, is found in Cannabis plants. Cannabis, both varieties of the plant commonly grown for the CBD oil —Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa, were originally grown and cultivated in Asia, especially in the Hindu Kush region, which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tibet. While one of the properties of marijuana is THC, which has been used for its hallucinogenic properties, CBD oil is not hallucinogenic, and has been used for many centuries because of its medicinal properties.
The Medicinal Properties of CBD Oil
While dispensaries in Orange County might sell different types of products that have CBD oil, such as edibles, in reality the CBD compound can either be eaten, smoked or applied via an oil. Researchers have found that while the human body is able to produce cannabinoids, but it also has receptors located within the body for cannabinoids. The two different kinds of receptors are called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors can be located all over the body, but they are mostly located in the brain of humans. CB2 receptors are located in the immune system. Researchers believe that the CB1 receptors in the brain are concerned with movement, pain, coordination, appetite, emotions, thoughts and memory. CB2 receptors seem to affect pain as well as inflammation, especially in the joints. While researchers thought that CBDs found in medicinal marijuana attached to the receptors directly, new research indicates that the compound encourages the body to use more of its own supply of cannabinoids.
Research has noted that CBD oil has several medicinal properties. First, it appears that the use of the oil helps to relieve pain and inflammation. The oil can be used to relieve both acute pain, such as from a sports injury, and chronic pain and inflammation, such as from forms of arthritis. In addition, CBD oil has been found to aid some people with the symptoms of epileptic seizures and other neurological disorders, such as some psychiatric diseases that usually require psychotropic drugs.
One of the most promising research applications so far concerning Orange County CBD oil has been for smoking cessation and for fighting withdrawal symptoms. This is extremely important, as the continuation of cigarette smoking leads to lung diseases such as COPD and lung cancer, as well as throat and mouth cancers. As the United States is currently suffering from the effects of an opioid epidemic, finding natural supplements to aid with withdrawal symptoms is an important use of the oil.
Why Orange County CBD Oil Might Be Used
CBD oils in Orange County can be used for a variety of health issues. The oils have been used for their ability to provide pain relief and muscle relaxation, which is important for sport injuries as well as the symptoms of arthritis, which many Americans suffer from, either because of a previous injury, or because they have rheumatoid arthritis.
CBD Topicals have also been used in medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana for their abilities to combat two very serious issues with epilepsy. These two conditions of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome, are complications of epilepsy, and are sometimes life threatening. The Orange County CBD oils have been demonstrated to help some sufferers with the frequency and amount of seizures they are having.
In addition, while California dispensaries have been dispensing medicinal marijuana products to help cancer patients with the effects of chemotherapy, including nausea and decreased appetite, some research has shown that CBD oils may actually work to suppress cancer cells, prevent them from spreading. It is possible that the CBD topicals might be used for their medicinal properties in conjunction with other forms of medicinal marijuana, including edibles.
Interestingly, while many people who have anxiety have been told not to take medicinal marijuana, because the active ingredient of marijuana, THC, may make symptoms of anxiety and paranoia worse, Orange County CBD may actually reduce the symptoms of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, promoting a calmer affect. Some of the disorders that the oil might help include panic disorder, PTSD, OCD, and social anxiety disorder. Research has indicated that while pharmaceuticals can have side effects that make people with anxiety stop taking the medication, they may be helped by CBD Topicals.
CBD oils appear to have many beneficial medicinal properties for a wide variety of health problems. While many people may use medical marijuana for a wide variety of health problems, dispensaries that dispense the oils have noted that it can be used topically as well as ingesting it, which more than doubles its usefulness to humans who are suffering from injury or disease.