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CBD oil products have been growing in popularity across the U.K. Maybe you know someone who uses it, or you've read about it online, but chances you've probably heard about all of the benefits.
If you've been thinking about trying CBD oil out, but just haven't done it yet, we're here to tell you a few reasons why you should.
CBD Oil Is Safe
This is a great place to start. You should know that CBD is considered safe by more and more researchers and has even gotten the backing of the World Health Organization (WHO).
In the report released by the WHO in 2018, they stated that CBD is ‘well tolerated with a good safety profile' and that any adverse effects were usually the result of 'drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.’ They also go on to say that so far there is no evidence of ‘any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.’
So what is CBD exactly? It’s short for Cannabidiol and occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. It's one of the hundreds of Cannabinoids that work with our endocannabinoid system (ECS. They’re found not only in the cannabis plant, but they're also naturally occurring in your body. ECS works to balance out your system when it encounters an issue like pain, stress or anxiety.
CBD Is Easy to Use
CBD oil is easy to use because there are so many different ways you can take it! It all just depends on your lifestyle, how fast you want to feel the effects and how long you want them to last. This is called bioavailability,and it’s the rate and degree that the CBD enters your bloodstream.
CBD Vape Oil Pen
Inhaling is one of the most popular ways to take CBD because of how convenient it is! Using a CBD oil vape pen to inhale the CBD distillate means it enters your bloodstream quickly and you can feel the effects fairly quickly. For CBD vape oil Amphora uses CBD distillate with terpenes to give you even better bioavailability. Terpenes are organic compounds found in plants that give off a unique smell and flavour and have wellness benefits of their own. Amphora's natural CBD vape oils may help you with your health and wellness issues like sleep, anxiety, pain and concentration.
CBD Oil Tincture
CBD Oil Tincture is when you put a few drops of CBD from a tincture under your tongue. From there it is absorbed into your bloodstream through a membrane found there. You can start to feel the effects pretty quickly because it doesn’t have to be broken down by your digestive system or liver.
CBD Capsules or Edibles
CBD capsules or edibles are another way to get the benefits of CBD. You just swallow them, and they are absorbed through your stomach and liver. Because it takes a bit longer to take effect, you can feel the effects longer.
These are lovely lotions, balms or creams that are put directly on your skin. It doesn't actually enter the bloodstream, but it does interact with CBD receptors that are close to the surface of your skin. These have a more targeted effect that will work on the area you applied it.
CBD Has Very Little Side Effects
With the research that has been done so far, there have been only a few side effects that have been found. The more common ones are low blood pressure, dry mouth and drowsiness. It’s always best to consult with a doctor before adding anything to your wellness routine, especially if you’re already taking medication.
One of the ways to avoid side effects is to make sure you’re buying high-quality CBD oil.
Some CBD oil is made with unsafe carrier oils and additives that can be dangerous, especially if used in vaping.
Responsible brands should always list their ingredients and have certificates of analysis (COA) available for you to see. These show that their CBD oil has been verified by a third party. At Amphora, we list all of our certificates of analysis right on our website. Our CBD vape distillate is completely organic and doesn’t have any added ingredients that could be harmful for vaping. We also don’t use any carrier oils and only add natural organic flavored and unflavored terpenes that we mentioned before.
Full-Spectrum, and Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Gives You the Benefits of The Whole Plant
One of the amazing things about using CBD oil is that you don’t just get CBD. You get the benefits of the whole cannabis plant!
Full-spectrum and distillate extracts keep so many of the wonderful parts of the plants in them like other cannabinoids, essential oils, antioxidants, terpenes and flavonoids. It does include THC but no more than 0.2%. This is different than CBD isolate which is pure CBD, with nothing else from the plant.
Broad Spectrum CBD is slightly more refined hemp extract. Broad-spectrum is extracted similarly to full-spectrum, however additional refinements are made to remove all THC.
We only use broad-spectrum and distillate CBD products at Amphora because of the entourage effect that it can provide. Research has shown that the entourage effect happens when all of the elements of the plant interact with each other and boost the benefits of CBD.
CBD Research Shows Many Potential Benefits
CBD and Sleep
Who doesn’t love a good night’s sleep? It’s something that can reset our systems and keep us feeling healthy. But, not everyone gets the best rest each night, especially with the stress going on across the U.K. with COVID-19.
CBD may be able to help with sleep according to some studies. In 2018, a trial of some people who had sleep difficulties and others who didn’t found that both had a good sleep cycle when using CBD. A 2017 review of studies found that a CBD may be able to help with ‘REM sleep behaviour disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness.’
Amphora’s ZZZ CBD vape oil formula is designed to help you relax and get some rest. It aids with sleep by creating a sense of calm and helping you combat restlessness.
CBD and Anxiety
We’ve all experienced some anxiety, but when it starts to become chronic it can impact your social life, job or relationships. And with the current global health problems, people are feeling more anxious. Research has shown that CBD may be able to help.
A study into CBD oil and social anxiety found that CBD was successful in reducing and helping with their overall reaction to stress because of its ‘effects on activity in limbic and paralimbic brain areas.’It also was found to help people who have social anxiety related to public speaking. Research in 2019 found that CBD help with both anxiety and sleep issues, which are usually related. Within the first month of using CBD, nearly 80% of users had a decrease in anxiety and sleep was improved in 66% of the users.
Amphora's Peace CBD vape oilis formulated to help with anxiety by giving you a sense of inner balance and peaceful mindset.
CBD and Pain Relief
Pain is no fun to deal with. But chronic pain can be horrible and stick around for years. CBD is something that has caught the attention of researchers who study this type of pain.
Research has shown that CBD can help with inflammation by working with the ECS, which can reduce pain. A study of rats found that CBD had properties that could help reduce nerve pain, while another study showed that it helped people with multiple sclerosis dealing with spasticity issues.
For pain relief Amphora's Mend CBD vape oil formula is a perfect choice to help restore and release after workout and chronic tension and aches.
CBD and Focus
Whether you’re working from home or at an office – it can be hard to stay focused all day. There are so many distractions because we are all so connected by technology and it can be hard to turn off our phones, tablets and apps.
CBD is also really great if you need to get down to work and focus. As we mentioned before it can relieve stress and anxiety and may also help with pain – all of which can make it hard to concentrate on the task at hand. A study from 2012 found that rats who were given CBD had a reduction in hyperactivity, which can also keep you from focusing. Amphora’s Inspire CBD vape oil formulation is a great choice if you want to become productive, be able to focus and boost your creativity.
Every person is different and so is their reason for trying CBD oil. No matter what type of benefits you’re looking for from CBD, hopefully, we helped to clear up exactly why it’s something you should try. Knowing that it’s safe, researched and available to take in many different ways makes CBD a perfect addition to your wellness practice!
Written by | Infused Amphora Team
The Infused Amphora Team is dedicated to creating resources to educate and engage consumers on the growing evidence of CBD benefits and the extensive health and wellness properties of CBD oil.
Contributors | Angus Taylor + Dr Gaylord Wardell
IPI is a pharmaceutical ingredient company that cultivates cannabis strains curated to extract specific cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids for the formulation of effects-based health and wellness products. Angus is an experienced public speaker, engaging stakeholders, governments and media. Angus was the co-founder of NewLeaf Cannabis, Canada’s most successful retail brand to date, and has been established as a well-known and recognized expert in the field.
Dr Wardell is a practising physician with over 40 years of clinical and educational experience in pain management, medical practices and education. Dr Wardell is past President of the Pain Society of Alberta, and current President of the Alberta Medical Association, section of Pain. He is a popular public speaker, an active blogger on medical and pain-related issues, and proponent for scientific validation for patients experiencing pain.
Infused Amphora “Learn” is intended for informational purposes only and is NOT a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.