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  • by Nicola Boulton August 17, 2022 6 min read


    CBD oil has benefits for human health. Herein is about how CBD oil is long-lasting,  including; what CBD is, the formulation of CBD oil, and the benefits of using CBD oil.

    CBD oil is a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. It is a product that is derived from cannabis. Unlike other products extracted from marijuana, CBD oil does not create any form of intoxication or a high effect. The most potential benefits of CBD oil products extracted from marijuana are for medical uses. Some people use CBD oil for skin nourishment and treating eczema and psoriasis.  CBD oil shows no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. Therefore, CBD oil is one of the most prevalent products extracted from cannabis and is an essential component of medical marijuana.


    What is CBD?

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound found in marijuana and hemp. CBD does not have psychoactive effects. CBD can deliver desired results without making the user' high'. CBD products such as CBD oil have become more popular because the 218 Farm Bill legalized CBD products at the federal level, provided the tetrahydro cannabidiol levels do not exceed 0.03%.

    Formulation of CBD Oil

    Full-Spectrum CBD

    Full-spectrum CBD contains all the elements of the hemp plant, THC, CBD, terpenes, and flavonoids. It also contains CBN and CBG. Full-spectrum CBD is associated with the entourage effect and is ideal for consumers who wish to benefit from all the compounds in the hemp plant.

    Broad-Spectrum CBD

    Broad-spectrum CBD products contain Cannabidiol from the cannabis plant, cannabichromene, cannabinol, and terpenes, such as myrcene and limonene. It typically contains no THC. However, some products will contain trace quantities.

    Isolate Spectrum

    An isolate spectrum is a pure form of CBD. It contains no other cannabis plant compounds. It usually comes from hemp plants containing very low amounts of THC. CBD isolate is a crystal form of CBD, and it is often ground up and sold as a powder.


    CBD oil will take approximately 14 to 24 months before it starts to lose its effectiveness. CBD oil that is past its time of effectiveness will not spoil or make a person sick. However, after it goes past its prime, it may begin to lose potency. The CBD oil product can begin to oxidize and break down or evaporate with time, making it less effective than when it is fresh.

    However, before or when thinking about how long this product lasts or stays in your system, there are some the variables to consider:

    How Much You Use.

    CBD oil will stay longer in the system when the dose is higher like most other substances.

    The Frequency of Usage

    How often one uses this product also determines how long CBD stays in the body. Cannabidiol builds up in the body over time if one uses it regularly. However, this is why it is recommended to be used for at least a week to see its effectiveness for the body. While a person uses CBD oil occasionally, it will clear your system faster than someone using it regularly.

    The Body

    The body is also another thing to consider. Everyone's body is different. Explaining a reason why CBD oil may affect people differently. According to Clark (2018), body mass index, water content, and metabolism can influence how long CBD oil stays in the system.


    Food is another consideration. What to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat matter a lot when using CBD products. For instance, if one takes CBD on an empty stomach, it gets metabolized and eliminated faster than it does when someone take it on a full stomach. This is because a full stomach will slow its digestion.

    Method of Usage.

    The method to use affects everything from the start and duration of effects to how long it stays in the body.

    Benefits of CBD Oil

    There are various ways CBD oil can benefit people's health, and they include: offsetting anxiety and depression, treating select Epilepsy Syndromes, relieving unmanageable pain, easing diabetic complications, inhibiting arthritis symptoms, protecting against neurological disease, treating opioid addiction, and alleviating ALS symptoms.

    Offset Anxiety And Depression

    According to Hall (2016),  CBD oil can calm someone and has become its most popular effect. Its ability to calm also explains its widespread usage. Linares et al.(2018) tested men's anxiety levels in a simulated public speaking test. The study above showed that some men received a placebo, while others received either 150 milligrams, 300 milligrams, or 600 milligrams of CBD before their speeches. The study above also revealed that those who received 300 milligrams of CBD experienced significantly reduced anxiety during the test compared to those who received the placebo.

    Treat Select Epilepsy Syndromes

    According to Devinsky et al. (2014), CBD oil can be used to treat epileptic seizures. In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved using CBD under Epidiolex to treat seizures resulting from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. In the trials, 516 patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome received either Epidiolex or a placebo. Epidiolex, when taken along with other prescribed medications, decreased the frequency of participants' seizures compared to the placebo.

    Relieve Unmanageable Pain

    Lynch & Ware (2015) showed that CBD oil effectively treats chronic, non-cancer pain. Nurmikko et al.(2007) administered CBD topically to a group of patients with symptomatic peripheral neuropathy while another group with the same condition received a placebo. The study above revealed a significant reduction in intense, sharp pains and cold, itchy sensations in those who used the topical CBD compared to those who used the placebo. However, when introduced topically, CBD oil doesn't affect the systemic issue as it might if introduced directly into the bloodstream.

    Ease Diabetic Complications

    According to Machado Bergamaschi et al. (2011), CBD oil helps reduce the effects of high glucose levels on other cells in the body, which typically precedes the development of diabetes and various complications. The study above noted that CBD oil could be a natural treatment for diabetes by helping the body regulate insulin-related hormone levels.

    Inhibit Arthritis Symptoms

    Arthritis involves the deterioration of the tissues in and around your joints. Arthritis treatment usually targets pain relief and improved joint function. CBD oil has a pain-relieving effect, as well as an ability to suppress disease activity.

    Protect Against Neurological Disease.

    CBD oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. According to Maroon & Bost (2018), CBD oil can provide significant neuroprotection or protection against numerous pathological disorders.

    Treat Opioid Addiction.

    CBD could be used to help treat people who are dependent on opioids. According to Khan et al. (2020), CBD is also helpful in reducing various psychiatric and medical symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, and pain in patients with substance use disorders, indicating that CBD may be an effective treatment for opioid addiction.

    Alleviate Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Symptoms.

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to deteriorate, resulting in loss of muscle control that worsens over time. People with ALS can benefit from the entourage effect created by the combination of THC and CBD. Thus, CBD oil can be beneficial in reducing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis symptoms.


    CBD oil is so important that it solves some health issues, such as offsetting anxiety and depression. Studies show that CBD oil effectively treats chronic, non-cancer pain and Protects against neurological disease. CBD oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and Inhibits arthritis symptoms. In addition, Arthritis involves the deterioration of the tissues in and around the joints. Use CBD oil to relieve chronic pain from cancer patients, ease diabetic complications, treat opioid addiction, and alleviate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis symptoms.


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    Linares, I. M., Zuardi, A. W., Pereira, L. C., Queiroz, R. H., Mechoulam, R., Guimarães, F. S., & Crippa, J. A. (2018). Cannabidiol Presents An Inverted U-Shaped Dose-Response Curve In A Simulated Public Speaking Test. Brazilian Journal Of Psychiatry, 41, 9-14.

    Lynch, M. E., & Ware, M. A. (2015). Cannabinoids For The Treatment Of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: An Updated Systematic Review Of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal Of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, 10(2), 293-301.

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    Nicola Boulton
    Nicola Boulton

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