What Is CBD Oil?

Learn all about this product and why it’s becoming popular

While there were certainly a lot of hotly-debated political issues in 2018, perhaps surprisingly, marijuana wasn’t really one of them. For use medically, recreationally, or both, the drug has now become widely accepted in the U.S. Of course, this doesn’t mean the controversy is entirely gone; after all, marijuana is still considered illegal on the federal level.

While still thought of by many people as just a drug that you use to get high, the truth is that the cannabis plant – from which both marijuana and hemp come from – has many potential health benefits, and some of them don’t involve anything you smoke or mind-altering effects. CBD oil – also called hemp oil – is one good example.

What is CBD and how is the oil produced?

The cannabis plant contains more than 104 chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Perhaps the most well-known of these is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which contains the psychoactive compound that creates that “high.” Cannabidiol (CBD) is another compound and, unlike THC, doesn’t produce any psychoactive effects. CBD oil is produced by extracting liquid CBD out of the cannabis plant. In some instances, it is diluted with coconut or hemp seed oil for easier application.

Is CBD oil legal?

President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp production. Therefore, hemp is no longer considered a controlled substance at the federal level.

What are the benefits of CBD oil?

CBD-based goods run the gamut from sublingual oils and topical lotions to herbal teas, bottled water, chocolate chip cookies, and “calming” dog treats.

However, even with all these delivery methods available, there have yet to be many studies about the medical benefits of CBD oil that suggest it may help various ailments, including*:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Neurological disorders
  • Nausea and vomiting resulting from cancer treatments

How CBD oil can help with pain

One of the most common uses for CBD oil is pain relief, and this has to do with the endocannabinoid system in the body, which, among other things, regulates pain. Our bodies create endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to the cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system. Research has found that CBD can help decrease pain by targeting endocannabinoid receptors. This is one reason why CBD oil is often used by people suffering from things like arthritis and chronic back pain.

How is CBD oil taken or administered?

CBD oil now comes in a variety of forms, including capsules, tinctures, and even gummies. And while all of these options involve consumption, this isn’t the only way to experience its effects.

CopperGel makes a cream that contains 100 percent pure CBD oil. That – combined with the cooling power of menthol – provides excellent pain relief. CopperGel Ice is applied directly to the part of the body that hurts, so it starts working right away, and the relief is long-lasting.

Want to see for yourself what CBD can do for you? Because of our money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose when you try CopperGel Ice or any of our products. For any concerns or questions, feel free to contact us by sending an email to support@coppergel.com.

*The FDA regulates food, drugs, and cosmetics that contain CBD. CBD products have not been subject to FDA review as part of the drug approval process, and there has been no FDA evaluation of whether they work, what the proper dosage is, how they could interact with other drugs, or whether they have dangerous side effects or other safety concerns.

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