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The Top 8 Uses for CBD Oil

There is a lot of buzz circulating that celebrates the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) for just about everyone suffering from any ailment. If you are just starting to research the benefits and uses of CBD, all of the wonderful success stories you hear might overwhelm you.

Uses for CBD Oil

Based on my research and the questions I frequently receive, here are the top 8 uses for CBD oil (in no particular order.)

Fibromyalgia Pain

Many women have asked me if CBD will help with Fibromyalgia. Doctors don’t know the cause of this painful issue, and Fibromyalgia sufferers are desperate for help. I took CBD for this condition and so I share my personal story. Within days of starting CBD, it helped to manage my pain and today I have little to no pain at all. I get a lot of feedback from women saying it helps control the pain, and that it works consistently.


The issue of our time. So many people are looking for relief from anxiety and are not willing to take, or are trying to get off of, traditional pharmaceutical options. The popular perception has been that you need THC for anxiety, but that is not true. In a clinical trial conducted at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in London, brain scans of participants given CBD revealed changes in blood flow to the regions of the brain linked to feelings of anxiety. You can read this research on CBD and anxiety here.


My first customer was a man with multiple myeloma blood cancer. He is in remission. There are many studies on CBD and cancer. NIH PubMed is a good resource for information. The side benefit that my customer didn’t know about is that CBD helped his kidney function. When opiates couldn’t control his pain, CBD did. You can read his story here.


Insomnia is a big issue that especially plagues women. CBD interacts with many receptors, proteins, and other chemicals in the brain. These interactions create changes in neurotransmitter activity, hormones, and other cells throughout the brain and body. Through these interactions, CBD appears to affect many of the body’s functions including sleep-wake cycles. For those with chronic insomnia, a slight amount of THC with CBD seems to be very beneficial. Using CBD within the federally allowable limit of THC (0.3%) would be a good option.


Many parents of children with ADHD are looking for other options to prescribed medications for their children. There are many forums for parents researching CBD for ADHD and other subtypes. There is limited research on CBD for ADHD, but observational studies show it helps reduce the anxiety and hyperactivity associated with ADHD.

An issue that should be addressed is that some research has included CBD with THC or even medical marijuana. Opponents of CBD for ADHD like to bring this to the forefront of their opposition to CBD for ADHD. There is a clear differentiation between CBD and CBD containing THC or medical marijuana. CBD products can be a fairly broad spectrum oil (containing other cannabinoids and terpenes) without THC. This distinction needs to be clear.


We have known for years how inflammation effects every part of our well-being. CBD has shown to radically reduce inflammation in the body. In 2018, WADA (World Organization for Doping in Athletes) took CBD off the prohibited substances list, as athletes have known for a long time how well CBD works for inflammation and pain. Unlike ibuprofen, it is therapeutic for your body and good for your liver.


I receive many inquiries about CBD for arthritis pain. I also get many testimonials from customers that CBD has given much pain relief. People feel better, begin walking, and the cycle of pain fades. The research on CBD for arthritis is extensive, including this one that used a topical application of CBD. The application showed significantly reduced joint swelling and thickening of the synovial membrane.

According to another study about the positive effects of cannabidiol on arthritis symptoms, CBD has also shown to actually reverse the effects of arthritis. Using CBD daily in the form of a tincture or gel cap, along with a topical salve is a great protocol for arthritis.


I have many people contact me to ask about CBD for seizures in people. There have been popular CBD brands that have proven to provide relief from seizures and have been used for a few years now. The FDA approved a by-product of CBD in June 2018 that had good results but horrible side effects. CBD with the legal limit (0.3%) of THC or less has been shown to control seizures with NO side effects. To be clear, never use CBD with THC for seizures in pets, as pets do not tolerate THC. CBD without THC has been shown to control seizures in pets. Please see my future blog post on how to use CBD for dogs.

There are many promising uses for CBD, with more on the horizon as research continues on this amazing compound.

The top 8 uses for CBD oil.

how to use cbd oil for horses with arthritis

How to Use CBD Oil for Horses with Arthritis

I get many inquiries about how to use CBD oil for horses with arthritis, and the effectiveness of CBD for arthritis. My answer is always yes! CBD will not only make your horse more comfortable, but according to research about the effects of cannabidiol on arthritis published by the US National Academy of Sciences, it may reverse the effects of arthritis. Read the full study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC16904/

While we do not have clinical tests of CBD for horses, there are rat and human studies. But having clinical tests on horses may not be necessary.

According to Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, DSNAP, quoted in this article from The Horse, “Diseases in all mammals are pretty much a mirror of the physiology and pharmacology of people, with some key differences. But the use of antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, and treatment protocols are all very similar.”

I always subconsciously knew this, but once I used CBD on myself and my horse, read more about it and watched the results, I had an “ah ha” moment. Because Western medicine has not explained this well, or hidden it, many people think what applies to them and what can help is separate from what can work for their horse.

CBD and Degenerative Joint Disease

My personal experience has been with a 17-year-old gelding with degenerative joint disease and tendon lesions. We started with stall rest to try to heal the lesions and that’s where the CBD came into play for me the first time.

We could not keep the horse quiet for stall rest, on any amount of medication. I just wanted to keep the horse quiet and had no expectation for healing from CBD. What I saw astounded me.

His joint, which had always been abnormally large from inflammation, was shrinking to normal size. I did not understand what was going on in the joint, but I could tell the horse was becoming more comfortable.

We eventually did arthroscopic surgery on the joint (one of the messiest joints ever seen according to the surgeon), but this surgery was against the advice of vets involved. They told us he would never be sound. It is now one year post-surgery, and the horse is sound, being ridden 4-5 days per week.

Is it the CBD that has healed that joint? Back to the first paragraph of this post and the study on arthritis. It’s a fantastic study and the results are stunning. But some of the summary statements stood out to me:

“Oral Administration of CBD has an equally potent therapeutic effect on established arthritis.”

“Daily oral gavage of CBD immediately after onset of arthritis resulted in suppression of acute CIA.”

“This finding suggests that the therapeutic actions of CBD include the suppression of TNF-α, a proinflammatory cytokine known to be a major mediator of arthritis.”

Do I think CBD has healed my horse? Yes. Do I think CBD can help other horses with arthritis? Absolutely yes without a doubt. Am I going to wait for a pharmacy company to prove it works? No!

I have done my own research and I’ve had the perfect patient to give CBD to. He’s a testament to the fact it works.

I have many other customers that tell me the same thing. Their horses are feeling much better, the equine chiropractors are noticing the difference, joint injections are being minimized and in many cases they eliminate NSAID’s.

I’m seeing a lot of arthritis in horses as customers are sharing their stories with me. To see arthritis in a yearling colt is a head shaker for me.

To have something natural you can use as a supplement for arthritis, whether your horse has it now or not, should be something to be very excited about.

In the horse supplement market, we’ve never had anything that could do what CBD does, backed by hundreds of research studies in many countries.

Will CBD Oil Slow my Horse Down?

Another common question customers ask is, “will CBD slow my horse down?” There isn’t a definitive answer to be found to that question, but the testimonials here on HopeBotanicals.com about Boogie and Cash dispel this notion.

Both horses are over 17 years old and have had some of the fastest times in their careers after going on CBD.  Their owners put them on CBD specifically for arthritis. Their owners say they are super focused and just plain feel good.

The best thing about CBD for your horse is that it is natural, and it has no known side effects. It’s great for your horse for other issues, even those you aren’t fully aware of. As a daily supplement, there’s nothing like CBD for your horse.

How to Use CBD Oil for Arthritis in Horses

If it interests you to start a CBD regimen for your horse, CBD Oil is given as a daily supplement. We have two options for administration. The first is a tincture that is squirted into the horse’s lower lip using the included dosing syringe. Learn more about our CBD Oil Tincture for Horses here.

The second is pellets that are added to your horse’s regular feed. The pellets are palatable and horses readily eat them in their feed. Learn more about our CBD Pellets for Horses here.

A typical dose is 50-200 mg per day, depending on what issue you are treating, you can contact us for more help in getting started with a CBD regimen.

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