While many people use cannabidiol oil to relieve pain, more scientific research is needed to be certain it can be safely used. It’s also important to know that although THC and CBD are the most studied components of cannabis, there are many more chemical compounds found within the plant, such as the phytocannabinoids cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), as well as terpenes and flavonoids.
While, as the authors note, CBD oil has not received FDA indication for this use, off label” use of the product is becoming widespread. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not stepped in to regulate CBD products, but the FDA approved the prescription use of Epidiolex in 2018, a purified form of CBD oil for treating epilepsy CBD’s.
CBD oil already exists in a variety of consumer products, from traditional tinctures to more unique options, like CBD-infused shampoos and chewing gum. Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s Real Scientific Hemp Oil® (RSHO®) is CBD oil concentrate packaged in an easy-to-use oral applicator. The anti-anxiety effects of CBD oil were first investigated in animals in the 1970s and 1980s.