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CBD Oil As a Dietary Supplement: Pros and Cons

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Description: Look practically everywhere online, and you’ll see just how much people are raving about CBD oil, but is it a good dietary supplement? This article will look at the pros and cons. 

Cannabidiol found in CBD oils is a natural substance that comes from the cannabis plant, which many people have been using to treat various ailments, from anxiety to problems with their immune system functioning. If you’re wondering about how to use CBD oil, it is commonly ingested by placing drops under the tongue, but it can also be found directly within popular products from drinks to bathe soaps. 

While the pros of CBD have been well documented in scientific literature, what can be said about this compound in terms of dietary impact? This is what we’re going to focus on in this article, so let’s go! 

Immune system functioning

One of the reasons that CBD is such a great dietary supplement is that it balances your immune system functioning, helping your body to regulate digestion. The immune system is often in an imbalanced state, which can lead to incorrect absorption of vitamins and minerals in the gut. 

When our immune system is in balance, we are more prone to developing ailments and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. Scientists all over the world have been documenting how CBD works wonders in terms of boosting the immune system function.

A protein-rich dietary supplement

One of the body’s fundamental building blocks is protein. It is essential for the maintenance of tissues and cells, as well as the production of various enzymes and hormones. 

So what is CBD oil good for here? 

A lot of people, especially vegetarians, are concerned about how to get all the amino acids in their diet. Fortunately, as a dietary supplement, CBD oil contains 20 amino acids and all the essential amino acids, making it a great supplement for getting your full protein. 

A con is that you may have to invest rather a lot of it to make a reliable difference, but it is beneficial nonetheless.


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Dietary fiber is important for regulating gut health. Not many supplements provide the source of fiber, but CBD does. 

The experts at CBD Centrals say that it contains a high amount of fiber that can work to balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels. As with protein, which we discussed, you may have to take a large CBD dosage to get enough fiber in, but it can also be used in complement when ingesting other sources of fiber to benefit the body.

Fatty acids

The body needs to regulate muscle contractions, inflammation, and blood flow. Fatty acids are essential for this because they lead to the production of various hormones that carry out regulation. 

So what does CBD do in this respect? 

The great thing about it is that it is a natural source of various fatty acids, including omega-3 and 6. It is particularly great for vegans who struggle to get both of these omegas from ordinary food, and these are essential fatty acids that balance triglyceride levels in the blood, helping to reduce the risk of strokes and heart disease.

Different Vitamins

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A wide range of vitamins can be found in CBD oil, and what’s more, is that a lot of brands will fortify their oil with extra vitamins. If you are looking at the pure product, it has B complex vitamins, including B12, B6, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamine. Wonderful stuff!

A largely deregulated industry

With all the great things that CBD can do, it is important to remember that the market for this oil is rather unregulated at this moment. When it comes to supplements, this is important to bear in mind, for instance, some pure oils have trace amounts of THC so you could potentially test positive on a drug test. 

Other companies have been found to largely water down the product or fill it with other oils. Check the nutritional content on every packet and put in the research to make sure that you’re getting what you need. 

This is one important con that often goes unnoticed.


So there you have it, a number of different pros and cons of CBD as a dietary supplement. We hope to have enlightened you about CBD oil uses and how it can affect the body. 

Now you can go with more information to tailor your diet and take the right supplements to help you. All the best! 

In your opinion, what is a dietary supplement, and what are its best kinds? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Author’s Bio: Rae_Chele a former art therapist who knows all about people’s desires to self-medicate. She has always been interested in how cannabis can be used to improve the body. Rae_Chele has campaigned in favor of cannabis legalization all over the world.

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