CBD has become one of the most popular 3 letter words in America. Surprisingly, the only things most people know about Cannabidiol is the fact that it doesn’t get you high and it’s supposed to be good for your health. Many companies including Oreos are jumping to get onto the CBD train before the hype is over.
But, for all the the potential profits and healing that come along with CBD, there are still many questions regarding it, including what actually is, why it’s important, and how safe is it?
Here are a few things regarding CBD that you simply must know.
1. THC Gets You High, CBD Does Not
There is a big difference between THC and CBD. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the part of the marijuana plant that is responsible for delivering a ‘high’ feeling. When you use a CBD product that does not contain any THC, there is a zero percent change that you will get high.
2. Hemp Oil Is Not CBD Oil
CBD oil is an oil that contains Cannabidiol. CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and usually combined with a base oil (often olive, coconut or MCT). Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant and should not contain CBD, or any other cannabinoids. Hemp oil is associated with its own list of health benefits.
3. CBD Is Safe And Non Addicting
Although the FDA has not formally made statements for CBD’s safety, the World Health Organization (WHO) provided data, and stated a position, that pure CBD is safe for ingestion,
4. The Health Benefits Are Just Beginning To Be Explored
There has been tons of research regarding CBD, but we already know that it helps with anxiety, inflammation, headaches, head trauma, epilepsy, insomnia, arthritis, gut health, chronic and acute pain. The NFL has even began to look into it for pain treatments for athletes. The medical community is even exploring the medicinal uses of CBD, including its potential as an anti-cancer solution.