The Science Behind CBD

by Alexander Bland on Mar 12, 2024

The Science Behind CBD

The Science Behind CBD

Here at CBD NectarNurse, we pride ourselves on supplying our customers with the very best CBD products. Whether it’s our own line of proprietary CBD oils or our extensive selection of vapes, edibles, skincare products, hemp rolls, and more from our trusted partners, you can expect high quality with every purchase, guaranteed.

But what exactly is CBD oil, and is it as effective as people claim?

In this article, we’re going to discuss the science behind CBD oil—how it’s produced, what it does, and how it can help you with your day-to-day life. Let’s start with the basics:

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil (or, to give it its proper name, cannabidiol oil) is an extract of specific cannabinoids taken from the cannabis plant that is then diluted with a base oil (typically hemp seed or coconut oil). The extract used in CBD oil is one of hundreds of cannabinoids that can be derived from cannabis. This particular extract promotes relaxation and pain relief, but because it doesn’t include THC, it lacks the mind-affecting side effects of regular cannabis.

What are the benefits of CBD Oil?

As discussed, CBD oil offers a range of benefits to its users, most notably in the areas of pain relief and relaxation. It is a popular product among people with a wide variety of mental and physical health concerns. It brings immediate and measurable relief from a range of symptoms and, since it is available without a prescription, can be taken discreetly, as needed by the user.

These are some of the most common ailments that our customers use CBD for as part of their management strategy:

Pain relief: Cannabis, in its natural state, has been used to relieve pain for almost 5000 years. There are medical texts dating to 2900 BC that indicate its widespread use among physicians. Modern research shows that the active ingredient in CBD oil interacts with neurotransmitters produced by the body, targeting endocannabinoid receptor activity to aid in pain management.

On a physical level, CBD oil has also been shown to reduce inflammation, which can result in lower pain.

Mental health issues: CBD oil has been shown to be an effective natural treatment for many people suffering from certain mental health disorders. Multiple studies indicate that CBD oil can reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD in adults, as well as some mild forms of psychosis.

Cancer-related symptoms: Let’s be clear: CBD oil is not an effective cure for cancer. However, it’s relaxation properties have been shown to provide relief from some of the side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea and vomiting, while its pain relief qualities can aid some cancer patients with their day-to-day pain management.

Neurological disorders: Several studies have indicated that CBD oils may reduce pain and muscle spasticity incurred as a result of seizures. These studies were related to very specific neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Dravet syndrome in children, and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). However, research is ongoing to see if it can benefit other disorders.

The Right CBD Solution for You

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