What Exactly is CBD Oil?

The marijuana extract, Cannabidiol, also know as CBD oil, is being credited with helping to treat a variety of medical problems, from seizures and anxiety to sleeplessness and inflammation. Although the buzz about CBD oil has peaked curiosity among many, experts say the evidence is lacking for more most of these touted benefits. More importantly, CBD oil is being produced without any regulation, resulting in products that can vary in quality and safety. 

Extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants, CBD oil is not supposed to produce intoxication.The "high" that comes from marijuana is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), however certain CBD products may contain this intoxicating chemical. This poses a major risk to some users because THC can actually increase anxiety and make seizures worse. Additionally, CBD oil may interact with other drugs.

Since the FDA has not stepped in to regulate products like CBD oil, and because the legal nature of marijuana varies state to state, it is safer and more effective to use Milkweed Balm. Applied topically and legal in all states, Milkweed Balm is made from the oil of the "other weed," the milkweed plant. Milkweed's oils are filled with omega 7 fatty acids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents. 

If you are experiencing chronic pain, you should be under the care of a health provider who can monitor and help manage your pain. It's not a good idea to go out and buy CBD oil, without regulations in place. The safer alternative is Milkweed Balm.