March 17, 2024 | Product Guide | By Gordon Stark

CBD oil – The uses, benefits, effects and health risks (2024) by Incr-edibles

CBD oil has many benefits, uses, and health risks. So before you use it, you must fully understand what it can do for you. At the end of this article, you can weigh the pros and cons and decide if CBD oil is right for you.

What is Cannabidiol?

You’ll often hear CBD oil referred to as Cannabidiol. In essence, Cannabidiol is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. It’s one of the hundreds of compounds found in the cannabis plant, but importantly, it’s not the compound that produces a high or intoxication. The compound that causes intoxication is known as THC. For this article, we will concentrate mainly on the benefits and effects of the safer, non-psychoactive compound known as CBD (Cannabidiol).

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Why use CBD Oil?

When you use CBD oil, which doesn’t contain the THC compound, there are many health benefits you’ll potentially experience. Some of these benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  •          Reducing Inflammation.
  •          Reducing Anxiety and other mental health conditions.
  •          Reducing Pain.
  •          Helping relieve symptoms of Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.
  •          It can assist with sleeping issues and disorders.
  •          Provide comfort and reduce migraine frequency.

CBD is also being studied for its potential to help with various severe medical conditions such as Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. CBD has risen in popularity in recent years. It has become so popular that many people now use it as a natural alternative to over-the-counter painkillers. CBD users report that it helps them feel calmer and more focused, and many have experienced anti-depressant-like effects. In addition to its potential health benefits, CBD oil is being explored for its possible uses in skincare and beauty products. It’s also helping a lot of people with acne and eczema. So, you can use CBD oil and gain the benefits from the cannabidiol compound without feeling high or experiencing any other adverse effects of THC.

What are the health risks of using CBD oil?

So, we’ve given you the benefits of CBD oil, but what about the health risks? Generally speaking, CBD oil is considered to be safe. In terms of side effects, there is a slight possibility you may experience some of the following:

  •          Dry mouth.
  •          Drowsiness.
  •          Reduced appetite.

There is also a concern that CBD oil can interact with other medications. If you are currently using prescribed drugs, it’s probably a good idea to consult your Doctor first if you are concerned.

Where to purchase your CBD Oil

We recommend carefully considering the outlet or shop where you purchase CBD oil. You should check that your supplier is a reputable source specialising in only high-quality CBD products. Look carefully at what is advertised on the label, which is correct regarding the amount of CBD in the bottle. Also, be aware of the percentage of THC contained within the oil. The current legal amount of THC in the UK is up to 0.2%. It’s not possible for you to ‘get high’ when you consume your CBD product when it meets UK standards.

Incr-edibles are UK-based, and we comply with UK law regarding CBD products. In 2022, the Food Standards Agency accepted our products onto the UK Public list under the Novel Foods Act. We can assure you that our products meet all UK standards and requirements.

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Let us summarise everything.

CBD oil is here to stay. It’s a natural substance with many potential health benefits and uses. Yes, more research is still needed to fully understand some of the effects, but so many people have benefited and noticed immediate results.

  •  If you suffer from Anxiety or other mental health conditions, CBD oil should give you a feeling of relaxation and calmness.
  •  If you have trouble concentrating, CBD oil should help you feel focused and clear-headed and assist you with concentration.
  •  If you’re having sleeping difficulties, CBD oil can help you sleep better at night.
  •  If you have pain or inflammation issues, CBD oil has demonstrated its ability to help due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

CBD oil is worth considering as a natural alternative to traditional medications. If you have any questions or are unsure which product might suit you best, please contact us hereand we will be more than happy to help.