CBD has some medicinal properties that can help us in many diseases: it is analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory…. CBD can be a good alternative to some medicines and we find it in many presentations. How to know which product is the most suitable for you?
We have written a lot about the properties of CBD in this Weediid blog. We have endeavored to bring you the latest medical advances. We have talked about mild conditions that can be relieved with self-medication and serious illnesses where medical advice is essential to try CBD as an alternative.
Today we offer you a small summary of everything we have written so far, but we are going to do something different: we will sort it by product. As we said before, manufacturers offer CBD in different presentations: oral oil, creams, gels, shampoos, massage oils… Do you know which one is the most suitable for you?
Oral CBD oil
CBD oil can be taken sublingually – two or three drops under the tongue – or added to an infusion.
We can start taking CBD on our own -always starting with low percentages (5%)- to treat mild conditions such as
- menstrual pain
- mild insomnia problems
- anxiety about a specific event
- mild depression
- improved concentration
- muscular pain due to overexertion (stiffness)
- occasional headaches
When should we turn to a specialist?
The guidance of a physician will be essential if you seek help from CBD in cases of more serious illnesses such as chronic pain, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, severe depression or schizophrenia.
CBD combined with small doses of THC is part of a drug that has already been legalized to treat childhood epilepsy. This combination has also been shown to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy.
Topical CBD: creams, ointments and massage gels
Ointments with CBD should be part of our emergency kit. Unlike oral CBD, ointments and creams can be used even on children without a doctor’s prescription. We recommend that you test them first with a light application to check for any allergic reactions.
Creams with CBD are very useful to relieve any type of burn, whether from the sun or from domestic accidents. They quickly relieve redness, inflammation, peeling and pain.
The analgesic properties of CBD will be great for relieving joint pain due to arthritis or osteoarthritis. We can also use them to treat muscular pains due to bruises or stiffness. CBD is no longer considered a doping product and professional athletes can use it freely without fear of breaking the law.
Facial creams with CBD will help you control incipient acne. If you have a more serious dermatological condition such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, epidermolysis bullosa or severe acne, ask your specialist for advice before using CBD creams.
Cosmetics with CBD and hemp oil
CBD and hemp oil have become fashionable and many important cosmetic companies have launched their line of products with hemp.
CBD is an antioxidant and cell regenerator, qualities that we can also take advantage of for the care of our skin and hair.
Hemp oil has so many vitamins and antioxidants that it equals or exceeds the benefits of the Mediterranean star product, olive oil. However, hemp oil is not suitable for cooking, as it degrades at a certain temperature. But it is perfect for dressings and, of course, for cosmetic products.
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