As CBD becomes a more popular product with greater prevalence of use as a source of alleviating stress and anxiety or improving sleep quality, it is only natural that the body of literature surrounding it begins to grow. There is some informative literature out there on cannabidiol oil and we are going to investigate some of the most useful sources currently available.
Before we do, we answer one of the most common questions surrounding CBD, that being, What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol and is derived from the hemp plant, being an active ingredient in cannabis. CBD is not addictive and does not give you a high, unlike THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. It is associated with helping to improve a variety of health issues. CBD can be found as an oil, in topical creams, in gummy lollies or inhaled as a smoke although its most common form is as CBD Oil. The CBD is extracted as an oil from the cannabis sativa plant and mixed with an inert carrier oil such as hemp seed oil to make it more readily digestible.
CBD: What You Need to Know (2nd Edition)
A great place to start when searching for sources of information on CBD is a book by Gregory L. Smith (MD, MPH) entitled: CBD: What You Need to Know (2nd Edition). It is a very useful guide for people looking to expand their CBD oil knowledge. It focuses on how CBD affects the body, discussing issues such as efficacy, safety and history of CBD oil use.
CBD: The Hemp Miracle: How One Miraculous Plant is Healing the Planet and Its People
Another excellent book is Carol Merlo’s ‘CBD: The Hemp Miracle: How One Miraculous Plant is Healing the Planet and Its People’. This resource provides information on a wide range of topics relating to CBD including what to look for in a CBD product, use of CBD oil, how hemp is a superfood, it functions as a dietary supplement, how cannabinoids impact the body, CBD history and how it is being used to change the world.
CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis
Scientists Leonard Leinow, Juliana Birnbaum, and Michael H. Moskowitz have written ‘CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis’, which is an outline of how CBD and THC interact with the body. It’s written in an academic style but one that is approachable to the average reader. It’s a practical guide to CBD dominant cannabis use, with a focussed design specifically for first time users.
The CBD Oil Miracle
Laura Lagano’s ‘The CBD Oil Miracle’ is another respected piece of CBD literature. Lagano introduces the reader to the concept of ‘nature’s miracle pill’ – cannabidiol, giving a detailed account of the cannabidiol’s medical use in ancient medicine to current common usage. The book is well researched and reviewed, giving readers information on how to dose to help alleviate more than 30 common health conditions, how it might assist calming anxious pets and the benefits of CBD’s anti-aging effects.
A Doctor’s Perspective on CBD Oil: Science, Success Stories and Changed Lives
Dr Mark Lindholm has compiled his research into the book: ‘A Doctor’s Perspective on CBD Oil: Science, Success Stories and Changed Lives’. He argues for alternative therapies to chronic pain, diabetes, seizures or anxiety, championing hemp derived CBD oil. Throughout his work, Lindholm attempts to clear up the misconceptions surrounding CBD oil and aims to teach readers why CBD oil is a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals. It also attempts to enlighten you on how CBD oil might free you from chronic pain and how to enhance your body’s natural abilities using CBD oil.
The Athlete’s Guide to CBD: Treat Pain and Inflammation, Maximize Recovery, and Sleep Better Naturally
‘The Athlete’s Guide to CBD: Treat Pain and Inflammation, Maximize Recovery, and Sleep Better Naturally’ by Scott Douglas has a target audience of your fitness enthusiast but would be useful to anyone looking to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Douglas divulges how CBD may be beneficial for those who are playing sport or training intensely for it. He sources industry analysts and interviews athletes from all levels of competition for their anecdotes of beneficial CBD use. Douglas seeks to answer the most prevalent CBD questions: what method should I take CBD? Where can I buy it? What are things to look out for when making a purchase? His book aims to be helpful for the full range of health conscious individuals.
There is a growing collection of CBD literature being made readily available making it easier to make informed decisions about the advantages of CBD use as a part of a healthy lifestyle.