Cannabidiol (CBD). What’s all the hype about CBD?

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CBD was discovered in the ‘40s. It is one of the 113 identified types of cannabinoids in cannabis plants and is found at a concentration of up to 40% of the plant’s extracts, making it the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) products are everywhere

Nowadays one can find a plethora of Cannabidiol (CBD) infused products ranging from vapes to intimacy products. Even CBD infused Pet products for your favorite 4-legged friend. No need for cats and dogs whisperers when all you need is CBD infused tinctures designed and produced exclusively for Pets.

Does Cannabidiol (CBD) make you high?

CBD is marketed as non-psychoactive. However, this issue is slightly debatable. It sure cannot make you high like THC (another popular cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant). However, we should all agree that it alters our state of body and mind to some extent. And it is frowned upon for sure. Furthermore, everyone agrees that Cannabidiol (CBD) is not intoxicating. Take alcohol for example. Over-consumption of alcohol can have serious if not fatal consequences to one’s body. Over-consumption of CBD products, if there is such a thing, will make you live through your day like a sloth. A very tired one indeed.

The World Health Organization

A 2017 report from the World Health Organization put together from the “Expert Committee on Drug Dependence” points out that:

  • “ In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. ”
  • “ CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. ”
  • “ […]to date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD. ”

Also worth noting is that:

  • “ […] there is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions. ”
  • “ […] reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications. ”

It sure sounds like a win-win scenario if you ask us.

So what’s all the hype about CBD and it’s positive effects on the human body? What can it do for you?

CBD products are widely known for their pain-relieving effect including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Pain related to diseases and inflammations such as arthritis
  • Post-surgery pain

Furthermore, CBD can provide, to some extent, treatment for:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If not cure them altogether. Not to mention cancer and cancer-treatment related effects ease such as vomiting and nausea. Your heart will also thank you because CBD helps lower blood pressure. It all comes down to individual reaction to the substance. However, studies show that on average, easing of symptoms of a variety of diseases is expected.

Alright then, all praise Cannabidiol (CBD), the holy grail. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

Every man and his dog knows that, if something sounds too good to be true, most of the time it is not. Truth is that CBD is indeed very helpful in a wide variety of uses, from pain-relief to getting a good night’s sleep. It is scientifically proven to some extent, however more studies and clinical tests should be conducted before it becomes an aphorism. The general consensus is positive.

Side-effects? What side-effects?

  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Poor quality sleep
  • Fatigue

Those are considered common adverse effects. So common, that every prescription and over-the-counter drug has them. As we already discussed before, it all comes down to individual reaction to Cannabidiol (CBD). Dosage also plays a significant role here. Always consume products according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. CBD is not the magic solution, nor does it come with no drawbacks and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. It is more like a 90% guarantee. The major issue with CBD products, apart from lab tests, is control. CBD products are considered supplements in most countries that have legalized them and as such, they are unregulated to some extent. One cannot be certain that the product being offered meets the marketed ingredients 100%. And this is Public Enemy No 1. This is why you should always conduct your due diligence before purchasing a product. Ask around, read other people’s reviews and don’t rush it. Browse the manufacturer’s website to get a general feeling about them. If you are still in doubt, there a dozen more to choose from, it all depends on how thorough a research you want to conduct.

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