Put an End to Confusion
Cannabis oil is a controversial topic. It’s also gaining popularity in the medical community, but it’s important to know how much of the hype is based on real science and how much is just marketing. Here are three myths about cannabis oil that are fueling confusion and how you can put an end to them:
Myth 1: Cannabis oil and hemp seed oil are the same
Cannabis oil and hemp seed oil are not the same thing. Cannabis oil is made from the cannabis plant, while hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of a different type of plant called a hemp plant.
In addition to being harvested at different times in their growth cycle and having different parts used as ingredients, these two oils have other differences as well.
Cannabis oil contains concentrated cannabinoids along with other compounds that may be beneficial for health; on the other hand, hemp seed oil has very few cannabinoids and does not contain enough THC or CBD to be considered an effective treatment for any condition by itself.
Hemp seeds contain large amounts of omega-3 fats (ALA) and omega-6 fats (LA), which can be converted into EPA/DHA after digestion (although this conversion is inefficient). These fatty acids are considered essential because they cannot be synthesized by our bodies but must come from food sources like fish or seafood, flaxseeds or chia seeds—or hemp seeds!
Myth 2: Cannabis oil is a panacea for all diseases, even for Alzheimer’s disease
Cannabis oil is not the cure-all solution to every ailment. It can help with symptoms and other conditions, but it’s not a panacea for more serious diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Cannabis oil has been shown to help with symptoms of things like arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, as well as general health issues like sleep apnea.
However, there are many diseases that cannabis oil isn’t able to treat—and some experts say it should be used with caution when treating certain conditions (like epilepsy).
There is no scientific evidence at all that supports claims that cannabis oil can cure or even treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD is a progressive condition involving memory loss and mental decline over time that can lead to death; there’s no cure yet for this chronic illness.
Myth 3: Cannabis oil has no proven therapeutic effect
Cannabis oil has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of ailments, including cancer (1), epilepsy (2), pain (3) and inflammation. In fact, it’s so powerful that a study published by Cancer Research UK found that it killed cancer cells in rats at even higher rates than other powerful chemotherapy drugs — with none of the toxic side effects!
As we’ve already discussed, cannabis oil is made from concentrated extracts of the cannabis plant that contain high amounts of CBD and THC. These compounds work together synergistically to promote health as they interact with our bodies’ endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS plays an important role in regulating many different physiological processes throughout your body — including sleep cycle regulation and immune system functions — which means there are many potential benefits associated with using this substance on a regular basis!
The effects of cannabis are backed by science.
Many people believe that the effects of cannabis are not backed by science. However, this is not true. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy and is considered a dietary supplement in many countries. Cannabis oil contains cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD), which have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and inflammation in the body.
Cannabinoids also act as antioxidants in the body, which means they can neutralize free radicals that damage cells, tissues, and organs throughout your body—which can slow down premature aging or even cause cancer!
There are many other benefits to using cannabis oil on your skin including: reducing acne breakouts, soothing sunburns, improving sleep quality, treating psoriasis symptoms (including redness), preventing wrinkles from forming around eyes due to aging (you know what I’m talking about ladies!), protecting against UV rays from tanning beds/sun exposure so you don’t end up looking like an old leather shoe by age 40!
If you’ve been confused about cannabis oil and its potential benefits, we hope this article helped clear things up for you. Hopefully, by now you feel more knowledgeable and confident in your decision to try it out!
As we said at the beginning of this article: there are lots of different types of cannabis oil available on the market today (and more coming soon). While some are better than others, they all have one thing in common: they offer a variety of health benefits without causing any side effects or addiction issues. Plus they aren’t addictive like prescription painkillers or anti-anxiety drugs! With so many great reasons to try them out – what’s not to love? 🙂