In case you are not familiar with CBD, let’s take a look at what is and where it comes from. CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a natural compound derived from hemp and marijuana plants. In recent years, it has been growing in popularity as an alternative treatment option for pain, anxiety, seizures, and other health concerns. It is available in a range of forms, most of which are taken orally including pills, chewable pellets, oils, and sublingual tinctures. It can also be used in topical ointments, as edible items like chocolate and in vape cartridges to allow it to be inhaled. There are varying strengths, and the quality will vary depending on the manufacturer. The CBD available from Vaughn Pharmacy is a pharmaceutical-grade oil.
Does CBD Oil Make You High?
When we discuss CBD oil as a possible treatment option, many of our customers at Vaughn Pharmacy are concerned because of the connection with marijuana. One of the most commonly asked questions is ‘will it make me high?’ The simple answer is no; it will not! There are two primary compounds in marijuana CBD and THC. CBD offers pain relief and calming effects, but it is the THC element that causes you to get high. Using CBD will not cause you to fail a drug test. However, in states where marijuana is legal, some CBD products may also include some THC, but this should be clearly stated on the labeling.
How Does CBD Oil Help?
CBD oil is suitable for most people regardless of age. It is a natural product that is good for helping to maintain good general health. Our bodies have a hardwired master control system known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It helps to regulate many processes, including:
- Immune System
- Motor Control
- Temperature Regulation
If your body is not able to produce enough endocannabinoids, it means that some of these processes will not be adequately regulated. This can leave you vulnerable to illnesses. CBD oil can help to introduce an external source of cannabinoids to help regulate the ECS. If you need to know more about how CBD works, stop by Vaughn Pharmacy and talk to one of our pharmacists.
What Conditions Can CBD Help With?
Pharmaceutical CBD oil can be used for a wide variety of health concerns. Stop by Vaughn Pharmacy and discuss your individual needs with one of our pharmacists to see if it might be something worth trying. One of the main uses for CBD is as a pain reliever. Studies show that as many as 42% of CBD users have been able to stop taking, or significantly reduce traditional pain relief.
Some of the other conditions that CBD can be used for include:
- Anxiety & Depression – A growing number of people have found CBD to be a useful treatment for anxiety and depression as an alternative or supplement to traditional drugs. Many of the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat these conditions can be addictive and may have side effects, so some patients prefer to try a more natural approach.
- Alleviate Cancer Symptoms – CBD can be effectively used to alleviate some of the symptoms relating to cancer and the side effects of some treatments. For example, many patients find CBD helpful in minimizing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
- Inflammatory Conditions – Inflammatory conditions, including things like Lupus, Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia, can be treated using CBD to alleviate pain and swelling.
If you are interested in trying CBD oil, then come over to Vaughn Pharmacy and find out more. Did we mention it’s also pet safe?
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