The use of CBD oil has seen dramatic growth in recent years. To those unaware, CBD oil is a popular supplement that is derived from the cannabis plant. However, unlike other products that are born from cannabis, CBD oil does not contain any of the ingredients that get people "high."

According to Kyro, "CBD oil is extracted and separated from specific strains of the cannabis plant, known as hemp." They continue on to say that federal legislation mandates that CBD oil contain less than 0.3% THC in order to be considered legal. Many of the plants used to create CBD oil, at least in the States, has been "specifically bed to have few flowering sites, reducing the amount of THC dramatically."

So if people aren't taking CBD oil in order to get a high, because they can't, why then are they taking CBD oil at all. Some of the benefits may surprise you.

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3: As a Pain Reliever
One of the most obvious uses for CBD oil is found in its ability to alleviate pain. A number of studies have been conducted for the effectiveness of CBD oil in treating various pains. These include positive results for treating joint pain in test subjects with osteoarthritis.

CBD oil was found to help with pain because of inflammation. Even better is the fact that most patients don't need to take more than 10mg per day in order to have effective treatment. Compare this dosage to something like ibuprofen, where you can potentially take thousands of mg per day to treat pain.

This is all very useful for some of the older gamers out there. As we get up there in age, gaming sessions become shorter and shorter. It's not because of a lack of time in many cases, but rather because our hands start to ache just from grasping controllers or a mouse.


2: To Help with Anxiety
Believe it or not, anxiety and depression can have a big impact on your ability to play some games. In fact, they often prevent some people from playing games at all. Multiplayer games with voice chat can be a near paralyzing experience in severe cases.

Anxiety can also have a significant impact on your ability to stream games to any sort of community. This can be particularly devastating for those who enjoy streaming as a hobby or who want to turn it into their profession. Though you may be fine some of the time, days where your anxiety picks up often means you won't be able to stream or find any sort of enjoyment out of gaming period.

This is where CBD oil can help. According to DailyCBDMag, has been shown to help with the treating these mental afflictions.

One of the most popular reasons that people try CBD oil is to reduce anxiety and depression. The benefits of CBD oil for these mental conditions have been tested and proven. When an individual takes CBD oil during or before a stressful situation, they are able to stay calm and be more resilient.

CBD oil is often used to treat these conditions because traditional treatments can have a significant number of negative side effects, including the potential for addiction.

1: Helps to Combat Insomnia
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Late nights and gaming are common bedfellows, no pun intended. However, if you're constantly up late on nights where you aren't gaming, that's going to have a severe and negative impact on your day-to-day life. When you're up late gaming, at least that's a conscious choice to be up late at the risk of losing sleep. With insomnia, that choice is often taken away from you.

A you that is tired is a you that doesn't want to do much of anything, including play games. Research studies have found that the use of CBD oil can significantly help combat insomnia. Results of that study found that 48 out of 57 patients saw improvements to their sleep schedules.

With CBD oils helping you to get the right amount of sleep each night, you'll feel more refreshed. Your mind will be more alert and you will more than likely have a more positive outlook on the day. It also means that you will have more energy after work to enjoy your favorite hobbies, like playing games.

Outside of gaming, the benefits of CBD oil usage are far reaching. It has been used to help treat the number of seizures from those that suffer from afflictions like Lennox-Gastuat syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

There are now some lines of cosmetics that are infused with CBD oils. CBD has been found to reduce the likelihood of some types of acne from flaring up. This is thanks to CBD actually reducing the amount of "inflammatory cytokines" that can trigger an outbreak of acne.

Preliminary studies also found links between CBD, CBD oils, and treatment of some aspects of a number of extreme medical conditions. CBD oils can help mitigate some of the symptoms from things like Crohn's disease, Huntington's disease, and even cancer. Obviously, CBD isn't some miracle cure. In many of these cases, CBD is used in addition to other established forms of treatment. In some cases, the use of CBD helped to lessen some of the side effects from those traditional treatments.

Now that we've seen just how many things CBD oil can help with, perhaps it's something that you may be interested in trying for yourself. If you aren't sure what CBD oil to buy, Gift Wits has put together a great list of the best and most reputable CBD players in town.