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All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors in the brain or immune system. The human body also produces its own cannabinoids. It seems that CBD does not attach directly to receptors. Instead, it directs the body to use more of its own cannabinoids to produce the therapeutic effects associated with CBD.

What is the legal status (and evidence) of CBD oil?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally occurring component of cannabis. It is extracted from the cannabis plant and often made into an oil for use. CBD is not psychoactive, and does not produce the ‘high’ of THC (tetrahyrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive component of cannabis. CBD is legal in Canada and has been used in the treatment of various medical conditions.

Research suggests that CBD may provide relief for chronic pain. Sativex is a proprietary medication that combines THC and CBD and may be prescribed for the relief of pain associated with multiple sclerosis. There is also some evidence suggesting that CBD may be a promising support for people with opioid use disorders. The researchers noted that CBD reduced some symptoms associated with substance use disorders including anxiety, mood-related symptoms, pain, and insomnia.

Because of the way cannabis and its products are metabolized, scientists believe there is a potential for interaction with other drugs, although nothing significant has yet been recorded. CBD has been found to be generally safe. Reports from patients indicate that negative drug interactions are not common. As with any other treatment, it is important to monitor your use of CBD and seek assistance if you experience any problems or have questions or concerns about its use.

There is some initial evidence that CBD may help people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease keep the ability to recognize the faces of people that they know, and thus slow progression of the illness. Again, more research is needed in this area.

Q: How do I know which topical CBD product to choose?
A: It really depends on what you’re looking to treat using your CBD cream. For example, those looking for help with psoriasis or eczema will likely want to choose a product that contains minimal ingredients, to avoid any further irritation. Those looking for help with arthritic pain may want to look for a product that contains herbal extracts that can work in conjunction with the CBD to offer even further relief.

Find all of your CBD topicals and creams right here from CBD Oil Canada. We offer a large selection of CBD Topicals, all made in Canada, with the best ingredients available. This includes Canadian grown hemp, organic oils, butters, and waxes. We stock a wide variety of topical CBD products, including roll-on pain gels, CBD transdermal patches, lip products, massage oils, sunscreen, and aloe vera, and a wide variety of lotions and salves. We have also added a range of CBD beauty products, including a face serum and men’s beard and face oil! Topical CBD products have been shown to improve muscle soreness and tightness, and can also be a good treatment for a wide array of skin ailments.

Topical CBD products, like creams, salves, roll-ons, and transdermal patches all allow the CBD molecules to bind with the skin’s cannabinoid receptors. These types of topical products will be best for those suffering from localized aches and pains – think torn or sore muscles, headaches, and arthritic pain. Topical products are also excellent for those suffering from psoriasis, eczema, and other skin ailments.

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There’s a lot of questions out there about when it’s better to use a CBD cream or salve over an ingestible oil. While the research into all things CBD is still quite new, we do know how CBD works when applied topically, and also when it’s ingested as an oil.

Because the CBD isn’t able to permeate the skin all the way to the bloodstream, CBD creams can be a great choice for those who are just starting their CBD journey and are a little apprehensive about taking a CBD oil orally.

Q: What is the best way to treat my arthritic pain?
A: We find our clients dealing with arthritis have the best results when using a combination of a CBD topical cream and an ingestible full spectrum CBD oil. While the ingestible oil goes right into the bloodstream to fight pain and inflammation, the topical product delivers on the spot relief from aches and pains.

Q: Can CBD help with eczema and psoriasis?
A: Yes! CBD has absolutely been shown to help with the inflammation, pain, and discomfort associated with skin ailments such as these. We are seeing more and more people turn from their prescription creams to the totally natural healing benefits of CBD to treat skin conditions such as these.

CBD will not make you ‘high’ like THC might; in fact it may mitigate some of the intoxicating effects of THC. CBD oil consists of a high-CBD cannabis extract in a carrier oil base, such as coconut-derived MCT oil.

Located in BC? Shop online for CBD oil and choose from a range of potencies – CBD-dominant products have a ratio of at least 2:1 CBD to THC and some products contain zero THC.

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The non-intoxicating cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) has been creating a buzz recently. But what is CBD oil?

BC Cannabis Stores is the only legal place to buy CBD oil in BC online and we have a wide range of CBD oil from a variety of Health Canada approved Licensed Producers.

Smokeless and odourless CBD oils come with a dispenser for dropping oil under the tongue, swallowing it, or adding it to food and drinks. Some cannabis oils come in a spray format. CBD oils have already been activated, so there’s no need to heat them. CBD oils may have an earthy, nutty taste and natural terpene aromas. Adults aged 19 years and older can buy CBD oil online at BC Cannabis Stores.