CBD has all kinds of fans, from cannabis connoisseurs to those who love the wellness life
We’re hearing it everywhere CBD… People love CBD, and it’s not just for any explanation, CBD can help treat a wide range of issues, from pain and depression to anxiety. If we will take it into numbers, 62% of CBD users state they use CBD to treat a medical condition.
Don’t get it wrong, you don’t need to have a medical issue to benefit from CBD. People take CBD to sleep better or even if they are just having a stressful day. And there’s even CBD in hair and skin-care product. In general, we can say that there are people that just take CBD for a better and full of wellness life.
Don’t be turned off by CBD because it’s a cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. It’s almost impossible to get high when CBD is extracted from hemp, the non-psychoactive sister plant of marijuana.
CBD’s Brief History
CBD was discovered in the 1940s among other cannabinoids such as THC and CBN when pharmacology studies were first conducted on cannabis. While this may be the first time we’re extracting cannabinoids and using isolated CBD, our use of cannabis has a much longer history. It’s predicted cannabis use dates back to 5,000 years ago mostly for medicinal reasons but also for recreational uses and even in religious ceremonies, also, industrial hemp was used to create paper, textiles, and rope.
How Does CBD Work?
While many people believe CBD is only another passing trend, there is real data behind CBD’s effectiveness. It all begin’s in our endocannabinoid system.
When marijuana enters our system, the cannabinoids attach to our cells using cell receptors. These cell receptors control cell-to-cell communication, helping improve many of our bodily processes.
The reason why CBD doesn’t have psychoactive properties is that CBD affects different cell receptors than psychoactive cannabinoids such as THC.
CBD affects the CB2 receptors. These receptors are found throughout our body, such as in our nervous system, brain, immune system, and digestive system. This is why CBD may treat a variety of different problems
SO WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE CBD?
It’s Perfectly Legal! (in most countries)
Even though marijuana legalization is increasing, marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational purposes is not legal in all countries. However, CBD is. As long as it’s extracted from hemp, you can buy CBD almost in any state. Research is still being done to prove its benefits. But what we know until now is positive enough for us to use CBD and the hemp plant. While we don’t completely understand all of the CBD benefits here are some ways you may benefit from CBD:
While it’s unclear if CBD can benefit specific ailments, such as cancer, CBD can help relieve the symptoms associated with these severe diseases. Besides, CBD is also a powerful antioxidant, aiding your overall health in a variety of different ways. Keep in mind, you should always talk to your doctor before taking CBD and you shouldn’t replace any of your current medications with CBD unless recommended by a doctor
As discussed, CBD has no psychoactive properties! Another reason why people love it. The ability to continue the daily routine without feeling stoned or unfocused. While we need to understand certain facts better, such as CBD’s interaction with other medications, studies that made already shown that CBD is a safe alternative to many different medications. Furthermore, as of now no known about any cases of CBD and all other cannabis products caused any deaths.
There are many Different Ways to consume CBD
The variety of methods for taking CBD is wide. Most of the time it will depend on what you’re using CBD for, certain methods may benefit you over other methods. One of the most popular CBD consumption methods is vaping CBD. Unlike drops that take longer to feel the effects since the digestion process takes longer, the inhaling action effects instantly, the vaping is discrete, and the vapor is easier on your lungs than smoke. If you have centralized pain, such as arthritis, you can use a CBD cream to relieve pain in that area.
Your Pets Can Even Take CBD Too
Like us, all animals have an ECS (endocannabinoid system). This means you can give CBD to your pets. The CBD may help to calm your pet and help them sleep. Many pet owners love giving CBD to an anxious pet. From what is known until today, CBD is also safe for your pets! The facts are muddier for pets than they are for humans and vets can’t write a prescription for CBD. But, It’s still important you’ll talk to your vet before giving your pet CBD and not stop taking other medications.
What Do the Experts Say?
By now, we all can understand why people love CBD. But what about the experts? The reviews are mixed. Some will say the evidence isn’t there to support some of the CBD benefits. With that said, some doctors aren’t ignoring the strong evidence collected by now. While doctors can’t prescribe CBD (unless they own a medical marijuana practice), they can recommend the cannabinoid as a natural alternative to traditional medicine.