At this stage, you have likely come across CBD oil or CBD products. You might have seen an advertisement online, or perhaps someone you know has started taking it. There are all sorts of ways that you can take CBD, but you may not be clear on what it is or whether you should be taking it. The guide below will give you some clarity on that.
What Is CBD?
CBD is the shortened name for cannabidiol, the second active ingredient in cannabis. Many people worry that using CBD will result in a drug ‘high,’ out of control behavior, and possibly even hallucinations. This is highly unlikely to happen with CBD products. The active ingredient in cannabis that gives people a high is called THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol); this can be removed to leave a non-psychotic product that many find helpful in their daily lives. It is the difference between Marijuana and Hemp – both are cannabis products, but if you smoke a hemp rope, you’re not going to get high!
Because of its close relation with cannabis, regulations around CBD prevented thorough research into all its benefits. However, in December 2015, these were eased by the FDA, and since then, although more evidence is needed, more benefits of using CBD are becoming apparent.
What Are The Benefits of CBD?
As research into the benefits of CBD is still quite new, researchers are investigating potential benefits all the time. There is some connection to medical marijuana, so research has started by exploring…