01 Jun Adding CBD Supplements to Your Physical Therapy Practice
Health practitioners like physical therapists have become curious about the natural balancing benefits of CBD.
Everyday, you provide care and guidance for people who are managing and overcoming physical limitations. As a movement specialist, you recognize the importance of balance. Incorporating the natural balancing properties of CBD oil into your therapy sessions can be an innovative way to make them more effective. Also, offering CBD oil products to your patients to use in between sessions can be an all-natural way for helping them maintain health and wellness.
Curious as to what CBD oil can offer your physical therapy practice?
Here we cover CBD oil and its benefits so that you can best decide whether offering CBD oil would benefit your patients.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is an all-natural botanical extract made from the seeds and stalks of hemp. Recognized for its natural wellness and restorative properties, CBD oil is now a widely sought after supplement.
CBD oil is an optimal source of CBD, or cannabidiol, a plant-derived cannabinoid that interacts with the body’s native systems to promote health and balance. Found in the cannabis plant’s flowers, seeds, and stalks, CBD can be extracted from the plant as part of its CBD oil.
This CBD oil can be taken directly as a supplement or processed into a number of CBD supplements that can be used to boost wellness and the body’s ability to maintain balance.
Made from hemp that is naturally low in THC, hemp-derived CBD oil supplements allow your patients to benefit from the balancing properties of cannabinoids without any psychoactive effects, or “high.” Because CBD oil is non-psychoactive, it is safe to use by people of all ages.
How Can I Use CBD on My Patients?
CBD oil supplements can augment your efforts to help your patients reach and maintain balance, which in turn may help them manage or prevent their issues for better long-term wellness.
When your patients use CBD oil products, the CBD and other natural plant-based cannabinoids found in CBD oil are absorbed by the body and interact with the body’s native systems to promote proper sleep, appetite, metabolism, immune response, and more.
CBD is able to naturally promote wellness through its interaction with the endocannabinoid system, the body’s major regulatory network that keeps a wide array of functions and physiological processes in balance. This neural communication network uses cannabinoid neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids to send chemical messages between nerve cells throughout the nervous system, all in an effort to keep functions in homeostasis.
As a plant-derived cannabinoid, or phytocannabinoid, CBD is able to augment the body’s own endocannabinoids. Once absorbed, CBD compounds make their way to the bloodstream, where they’re able to interact with those same cannabinoid receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD encourages its efforts to maintain balance in the body and its systems.
HempMeds® distributes its line of hemp-derived CBD oil products as supplements, following all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for marketing dietary supplements. Because of this, we are unable to make any medical claims about our CBD products. Instead, we encourage health care professionals like yourself to access the wealth of research regarding CBD that is available online.
CBD oil products come in a variety of consumption types, giving your patients the opportunity to find a method that works best for them. CBD oil is available as pure hemp oil in oral applicators, and can also be infused into capsules, tinctures, topical salves, vaporizable products, and more.
Is CBD Legal?
Derived from the seed and stalk of the hemp plant, HempMeds® CBD oil products are federally legal in the United States despite containing trace amounts of THC.
However, individual states are free to pass their own laws regulating hemp CBD, and some have done so. Some states’ policies unfortunately have opted to regulate hemp CBD products the same as marijuana.
Our full-spectrum CBD oil supplements that contain trace amounts of THC are currently available in more than 40 U.S. states. In states that have regulated hemp-derived products, our CBD products that do not contain detectable levels of THC – including RSHO-X™ Liquid, RSHO™ CBD Isolate, RSHO™ Salve, and Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm — are still available in all 50 states.
CBD Oil Products from HempMeds®
Our CBD oil supplements are available in a wide array of consumption methods, concentrations, and price points, allowing your patients to find the product that aligns with their needs.
Whether you feel your patient could benefit from a topical application to target muscles and joints, an adjunct to prescription medication, or a daily supplement to improve their overall well-being, HempMeds® carries the safe and effective CBD oil products that will help bring wellness to your patients.
Designed to be applied directly to the muscles and joints, CBD topicals are a popular option among customers new to hemp oil. Rubbed into the desired area, topicals never make it into the bloodstream but are absorbed into the skin for targeted benefits.
Our RSHO™ CBD hemp oil salve and Dixie Botanicals® Hemp oil Salvation Balm offer 50 mg of CBD per jar. Massaged into the skin, muscles, and joints, these topicals combine full-spectrum hemp oil with ingredients like beeswax, camphora essential oils, and cedarwood and lavender oils to revitalize muscles and joints and nourish the skin.
Pure CBD Hemp Oils:
Our CBD hemp oil in its most unadulterated form, Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) is thick, viscous oil that contains high levels of CBD (up to 120 mg), as well as essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and other trace cannabinoids. Perfect for those you believe could benefit from the highest concentration of CBD in their supplement, RSHO™ is available in 3 labels (Green, Blue, and Gold) and provides a high-CBD hemp oil supplement with minimal processing.
You can learn more about the differences between RSHO™ Green, Blue, and Gold Labels here.
Our RSHO™ brand also carries a line of liquid supplements. RSHO™ Liquid combines our pure hemp oil with MCT oil for a mid-potency product that offers the benefits of pure RSHO™ hemp oil with greater versatility.
Because RSHO™ Liquid is made using sustainable coconut and palm oils, it can easily be added to your favorite foods and beverages or taken on a spoon. Read our guide to creative ways to enjoy your RSHO™ Liquid here or come up with your own favorite method to take RSHO™ Liquid.
Our CBD tinctures are ideal for those interested in hemp oil with a low CBD potency. Made with the same award-winning hemp oil as our other products, our tinctures are blended with vegetable glycerine or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to give them a thinner consistency and lower overall strength, between 1 mg and 10.5 mg per serving.
RSHO™, Dixie Botanicals®, and Cibdex® each feature CBD tinctures. While RSHO™ tinctures are unflavored, Dixie Botanicals® and Cibdex® offer all-natural flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, and peppermint, in addition to an unflavored option.
For unrivaled ease and portability, CBD hemp oil is also available in capsule form. Several of our brands (RSHO™, Dixie Botanicals®, and Cibdex®) offer CBD hemp oil capsules, which can be easy incorporated into an already-established daily vitamin routine.
RSHO™ capsules are available in Green, Blue, and Gold Labels, containing 25 mg of CBD each, and are combined with 200 mg of calcium and 200 mg of our proprietary blend of powdered turmeric root and white willow bark for additional botanical effects. Dixie Botanicals® and Cibdex® also offer similar 25 mg CBD capsules, but without the turmeric root or white willow bark.
Is CBD Safe for My Patients?
CBD oil is considered to be safe and non-toxic for humans, even at high serving sizes. A recent research review investigated the safety and side effects of CBD and concluded that controlled administration appeared safe in both humans and animals.
HempMeds® takes extra steps to ensure the safety of our CBD products. Our non-GMO hemp is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers, and we extract our hemp oil using safe supercritical CO2. We examine our CBD oil at three points in our manufacturing process as part of our stringent Triple Lab Tested™ standard, ensuring reliable cannabinoid content and to protect our end users from any potential contamination.
After our CBD oil has been examined and certified as safe, our formulators in San Diego infuse our award-winning oil into our complete line of CBD hemp oil products. The safety standards in California are California some of the most rigorous in the world, and our commitment to these high standards allows us to create only the highest quality CBD supplements for your patients.
Adding CBD to Your Physical Therapy Clinic
We supply physical therapists and other health and wellness clinics with the opportunity to become wholesale distributors of our award-winning CBD oil supplements. You can also join our affiliate program, with both opportunities allowing you to offer top quality CBD oil products directly to your patients from your clinic.
You can learn even more about CBD oil and its natural benefits by visiting the HempMeds® blog.