CBD has risen in popularity among consumers and various industries. With increasing interest and federal legality, this substance is turning into a regular household product. Before taking the leap into the world of natural substances, however, it’s important to research the truth about CBD.
CBD refers to the cannabidiol substances found in cannabis plants. In total, there are currently 113 known cannabinoids, and each plays a part in the body’s endocannabinoid system. Cannabidiol is not the same as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, nor does it have the same effects. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning people who consume it do not feel “high” or “buzzed”. Many of its uses extend to medicinal applications, though it is slowly breaking into the food and beauty industries as well.
Scientists have not yet reached a unanimous decision regarding a recommended dosage of CBD, and it is still unregulated by the FDA. Without a formal regulation standard, some companies can include other unknown elements in their CBD products. Without knowing whether CBD is truly an active ingredient in the formula of a certain product, it may not be safe to consume without a doctor’s recommendation or a closer look at the label — especially because when combined with certain medications or blood thinners, CBD could result in nausea, fatigue and other complications.
Although CBD does show evidence of alleviating various ailments and conditions, it’s important to understand how it truly affects the body. Check out our resource to learn more about CBD and its possible health benefits.
AUTHOR BIO: Michael Barnes is the founder and CEO of 420DC, a cannabis marketing platform in Washington, D.C. He has 15-plus years of experience in marketing as well as the cannabis industry.