CBD Oil – Uses, Side Effects and Dosage

CBD is the abbreviation of cannabidiol, a cannabinoid extracted from weed or marijuana plants and was discovered in 1940. There are about 113 different compounds found on this plant. The CBD oil is insoluble in water and does not have a psychoactive effect as oppose to THC. The delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a cannabinoid responsible for that “high” feeling.

Uses Of CBD Oil:

This oil has many medical benefits such as relieves pain, reduces anxiety, helps sleep, etc.

Some other important benefits include:

  • Act as an anticonvulsant
  • Anxiolytic
  • Neuroprotective
  • Antioxidant and analgesic
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Anti-psychotic activity
  • Treatment of some muscle disorder such as Dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.

Researchers found that CBD first interacts with endocannabinoid system and then affects in different ways.


According to Dr. Esther Blessing, a researcher at New York, CBD oil is somehow playing vital role in the treatment of those people having habits of addiction. She also found that this oil has a strong role in treating anxiety.

Children suffering from seizures can also benefit from CBD. Because of its medical importance, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug Epidiolex, which is the pharmaceutical name of CBD.


According to medical researchers, the CBD oil is safe when sprayed under the tongue or taken orally by adults. According to FDA, 300 mg per day orally for 6 months have been found safe. If we want to take higher doses, then it is recommended only up to 4 weeks.

Side Effects

Although CBD oil has many medically proved benefits but also have some side effects to some user. Therefore, seek a medical prescription before taking CBD. The following are the possible effects:

  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea.
  • Changes in appetite.

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