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Best Ways to Use Hemp CBD Oil CBD oil is the lat­est su­per­star sup­ple­ment for pain re­lief, anx­i­ety, and more. Here’s what you need to know.

“CBD is the next big thing in the so- called health in­dus­try,” says Earl Min­dell, PhD, phar­ma­cist, long- stand­ing pioneer in ed­u­cat­ing the world about the benefi ts of nu­tri­tional sup­ple­ments, and au­thor of Heal­ing with Hemp Oil: A Sim­ple Guide to Us­ing the Pow­er­ful and Proven Health Benefi ts of CBD. The pop­u­lar­ity of CBD oil stems from its many and var­ied benefi ts, in­clud­ing re­lief from pain, mus­cle ten­sion, and high blood pres­sure, as well as mood, sleep, and skin prob­lems.

Short for “cannabid­iol,” CBD oil in di­etary sup­ple­ments comes from the in­dus­trial hemp plant, which is in the same fam­ily as mar­i­juana, Cannabis sativa, but doesn’t pro­duce a “high.” De­spite hemp’s lack of psy­choac­tive power, the fa­mil­ial con­nec­tion breeds con­fu­sion. “Most physi­cians are fright­ened by it,” says Min­dell, “be­cause of lack of knowl­edge.”

What It Does

CBD oil is anti- infl am­ma­tory, acts as an an­tiox­i­dant, and has a ther­a­peu­tic eff ect on the brain and cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem, which infl uences many pro­cesses, in­clud­ing the sen­sa­tion of pain, mood, mem­ory, and ap­petite. Epilepsy, anx­i­ety, ADHD, Alzheimer’s dis­ease, arthri­tis, and fi bromyal­gia are among the con­di­tions that CBD may help. And, says Min­dell, “It has no side eff ects.”

How to Use CBD Oil

For all forms, in­clud­ing cap­sules, tinc­tures, liq­uids, and sprays, Min­dell rec­om­mends:

1. In the Sup­ple­ments Facts, al­ways look for the amount of CBD oil per serv­ing. 2. Take be­tween 2.5 and 30 mg daily, start­ing low, see­ing how you feel, and grad­u­ally in­creas­ing as needed. 3. For pain in specifi c parts of the body, rub a CBD oil, cream, or lo­tion on the area. For a headache, rub it on the fore­head and tem­ples.

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