Cannabidiol (commonly known as CBD) is slowly seeing a surge in popularity in the United States. It is being touted by its manufacturers as a great way to treat most diseases, and by its enemies as just a snake oil being distributed to poison the minds of the population. But what exactly is CBD? And how much is too much? Should I take it at all? Let’s dive in.
CBD is a cannabinoid. This is a type of enzyme or compound that is found in cannabis plants. CBD interacts with natural biological processes that assist in the regulation of things such as mood, sleep, appetite, and sensation of/tolerance to pain. It is commonly thought that CBD induces a “high” in the user, but that is not true. A different cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what causes the psychoactive effects commonly associated with cannabis and marijuana.
CBD is most often distributed in a concentrated form, either an oil or a waxy substance. There are also pills, topical solutions such as lotions, edible products, and “vape juice” types that are inhaled using an e-cigarette.
Most CBD products contain limited amounts, if any, THC. This is because most CBD products are produced using hemp, a cannabis plant that is related to marijuana but contains only trace amounts of THC while containing higher concentrations of CBD.
CBD Health Benefits
Safety with CBD
It is always recommended to consult with a doctor before beginning any kind of treatment regimen. They will usually have the most up-to-date information and, provided it is a doctor you visit regularly, will have the most effective and knowledgeable insight into what your individual needs are likely to be.
Everything written above is not a comprehensive guide, and there is always more information being released. Before you begin using CBD as a treatment for your ailments, make sure to do the appropriate research and make sure this is going to be the solution for you.