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What is CBD Oil? Everything You Need To Know

It is highly unlikely that you have not yet heard of CBD oil. Particularly if you are living with an ongoing health concern or chronic conditions that means you experience a high level of anxiety or pain. It is heralded by many people as being an organic, potent, and highly effective treatment for a variety of different conditions, from depression to anxiety and a whole lot more. If you have yet to do much investigation into CBD oil and how you could benefit from it, you’ve come to the right place.

In the following post, you will find a quick and easy to digest guide to everything you need to know about CBD oil.

What is it?

CBD or cannabidiol is one of the numerous active compounds that is found in Cannabis. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is another of the active compounds and the one you are probably most familiar with. That is the compound that has psychoactive properties and is responsible for getting you high. 

However, CBD is not psychoactive. It does though offer many of the same medicinal benefits as THC, but without getting you high. Before you invest in dab pens, though, lets look at some important information about CBD.

Benefits of Taking CBD?

It’s important to be clear on the fact that CBD oil and the research conducted into it are still very much in its infancy, so there are not a lot of concrete findings. The results that have been achieved from tests are very promising, though. Many studies have found that CBD could be effective as a treatment and relief for a variety of different mental health illness and conditions, such as:

• schizophrenia• Addiction• PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder• Anxiety Disorders

There have also been studies conducted into CBD oil’s effectiveness in treating and relieving physical conditions. For example, there has been evidence to suggest CBD oil could be effective as a treatment for arthritic pain whereas another should that CBD cream may be useful for reducing the effects of inflammation.

Different Ways You Can take CBD

Although we opened this post by discussing CBD in its oil form, there are a variety of different forms available of this potent and potentially effective formula. We have put together a brief guide to the most popular below.

Tinctures and Oils

One of the most common and popular ways people take CBD is in the form of a liquid, whether it’s a tincture or oil. They usually consist of carrier oil that is then infused with the CBD. Normally you would take it by using a dropper, often included in the design of the bottle, and placing it under your tongue. Your oral mucosa contains lots of tiny capillaries that can easily absorb the CBD compound quickly, sending it directly where it needs to go.

Lotions and Creams

If you have issues with joint or muscular pain, CBD-infused topical lotions and creams could be a suitable treatment. In addition to inflammation and pain, they may also treat psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.

Pills and Capsules

If you don’t mind swallowing pills and capsules, you can get CBD pills and capsules that many people have been using to treat digestive issues and seizure disorders. Epidiolex, the first of its kind is a high-potency CBD drug that has been approved by the FDA for treating seizure disorders. 

The one downside of taking CBD this way is that there is a delay in how quickly it can get to work. 


CBD can also be taken through vaping. This is thought to be the quickest way to experience the effects. As the compounds are inhaled directly into your body, they are absorbed from your lungs into your bloodstream.


Gummies and other edibles are another extremely popular way to take CBD. They are not only discrete and very affordable but are tasty too.

This article has been published in accordance with The HaitianTimes’s disclosure policy.

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Oct. 22, 2020

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