Does CBD Oil Actually Work?

CBD is everywhere, so you have probably heard of it by now, but does it actually work? People also wonder if it is the same as marijuana and if it is safe and legal.

CBD is a type of active compound found in cannabis plants. The CBD is extracted from the plant and diluted with a carrier oil to create CBD oil. In addition to oils, CBD is also sold as a gummy, topical product, or capsules.

CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the ingredient that causes you to experience psychoactive effects. It is legal and safe to use, though it is best to consult a doctor before using any product to treat an ailment.

Sometimes manufacturers make CBD health & wellness products that also contain THC, so be sure to check the label for THC-free CBD products if you do not want to experience any mind-altering effects. The lack of psychoactive effects is part of why CBD has so much potential for therapeutic use.

CBD is becoming increasingly popular among people who are interested in health and wellness, with some scientific studies confirming it may ease a range of health problems.

Research into the benefits of CBD is ongoing, but we do know that it provides some relief for symptoms stemming from certain conditions.

Read on to find out how CBD oil works and if you can benefit from the therapeutic effects of CBD.

Do CBD Products Work?

There is evidence that CBD is beneficial for certain health problems, and this list is growing as research continues to determine its effectiveness for even more ailments.

There is strong evidence for the benefits of CBD for treating Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two epilepsy syndromes that appear in children. As these syndromes are not effectively treated with antiseizure medications, the ability of CBD to reduce or stop seizures makes it a welcome treatment option. This research led to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of Epidiolex, a prescribed medicine that contains CBD.

Additionally, there is evidence that CBD is beneficial for helping alleviate problems with anxiety, sleep, and pain, and it can help improve your skin.

With the risk of addiction that can come with certain prescription medications that treat pain, some people like that CBD is a gentle way to help alleviate their pain naturally.

The World Health Organization states that "CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential" and that there is "no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."

People also use it to manage stress. This may include promoting workout recovery as well as general wellness. Some people find it makes them feel more focused and improves their ability to sleep and relax.

How CBD Affects the Body

Everyone, regardless of whether they use CBD, has an endocannabinoid system, which contains endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.

Endocannabinoids help with the internal functions of the body by activating the receptors. The receptors, located all over the body, influence the endocannabinoids, but do not bind with them. Enzymes break down the endocannabinoids. This process is what creates health benefits.

There are two receptors that connect with endocannabinoids: CB1 and CB2. The central nervous system, which controls pain, appetite, memory, mood, movement, and coordination, is where the CB1 receptors are located. The peripheral nervous system houses the CB2 receptors and concerns inflammation and pain.

There are several conditions for which you can use CBD to get some relief from your symptoms.

Chronic Pain

By targeting glycine receptors, CBD may suppress neuropathic and inflammatory pain.


For those suffering from certain kinds of epilepsy, the FDA approved the drug Epidolex, a drug that contains CBD. Research indicates that CBD products may help with reducing seizures.


In moderate to high doses, CBD oil can make those who take it feel sedated. This can be beneficial for people who struggle to fall asleep.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Muscle stiffness and difficulty moving - also called spasticity - is a common symptom that people with MS report. Oral CBD spray may reduce spasticity, according to


CBD oil helps with the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Topical CBD oil may be beneficial for acne. It impacts the cells responsible for sebum production, which are the same cells that may cause acne.


CBD may have protective qualities against certain neurological conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

What If CBD Is Not Affecting Me?

Keep in mind that not all CBD oil comes from reputable sources. CBD is safe to use, but the government does not check the quality or purity of CBD that manufacturers make.

Be sure to find products that are tested by a third-party. That means that someone outside the company tests the products to ensure purity and makes these lab reports available to consumers. This is the only way to truly know that you are getting what you paid for.

In addition to making sure you get your CBD from a reputable source, be sure you are taking the correct dosage. If you build up a tolerance, you may need to adjust your dosage to get the same benefits.

Finding CBD Products That Work

When you are looking for CBD products that work, be sure to find products that are manufactured according to good manufacturing practices (GMP), which means you can trust that you are ingesting a safe product.

KARIBO Life offers CBD Wellness Products to help you gently alleviate your pain or other symptoms. We only manufacture products according to the highest industry standards and to good manufacturing practices (GMP).

Our products are made from hemp grown in the U.S.A., and we have rigorous quality control and quality assurance measures in place. We do not use any harsh solvents during the extraction process. That way you can rest assured that our products are safe and effective.


These softgels are a convenient and easily portable way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. Not everyone enjoys tinctures, so softgels are a great alternative. The softgels are bioavailable and designed to be easily absorbed by your system.

The softgels are not flavored, so they have a neutral taste. This easy-to-use product does not contain any sugar or gluten. Experienced chemists formulate this product from top ingredients according to the highest industry standards.


This oil tincture is a good choice for anyone who does not like strong flavors. This product delivers CBD to your system via a coconut-based MCT carrier oil, which ensures that it is easily absorbed by your body.

This product is designed to be inclusive of most dietary needs. The ingredients are simple as well as vegan and free of sugar and gluten. Each dropper makes it easy to measure out a 10mg or 25mg dose.


Want to add some minty zing to your morning green smoothie? Or double down on mint flavor after you brush your teeth in the morning?

Our Mint Broad Spectrum Tincture is great added to beverages or taken undiluted via dropper under your tongue, which makes it easy to ingest CBD for daily wellness.

We believe in short ingredient lists for all of our CBD products, and this tincture is vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free, so everyone can enjoy it.


If you like zingy lemon flavor, this CBD oil is for you. It would be great added to a cup of tea, or you can just use the dropper to take some under your tongue for a quick and easy dose of wellness when you are on the go. We achieve this flavor with a natural and edible lemon essential oil, which is tasty and soothing. Like our other tinctures, it is vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free, and it only has three ingredients.

KARIBO Life: CBD Ingestibles You Can Trust

Because of our third-party testing, you can trust that our CBD ingestibles are quality wellness products that are pure and safe for daily use. That way you can focus on your health and wellness without worrying that you are not getting what you paid for. Let KARIBO Life's products improve your wellbeing by helping to alleviate your pain and stress and improve your sleep and focus.

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