CBD or cannabidiol is one of the many plant cannabinoids that are naturally present in hemp plants. Due to its many health benefits, CBD had dominated nutraceutical industry headlines and search queries this year, and there’s no sign of that slowing down anytime soon.
However, some confuse it with its close cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which some consumers do not prefer due to its psychoactive properties.
How Can CBD Help You?
If you look at the benefits of CBD, you might think it as a complete health solution. Studies reveal that besides improving sleep onset, CBD can help relieve an array of health ailments from general aches and pains to stress-induced anxiety.
Full-spectrum phytocannabinoids contain almost all the cannabinoids present in industrial hemp including terpenes and a range of fatty acids (pro tip: take Omega Fatty Acids in tangent with CBD for a boosted effect!), vitamins, minerals, protein, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and fiber. If that wasn’t enough, full-spectrum CBD also produces what’s known as the Entourage Effect.
Effects of CBD on the Human Body
CBD has been shown to have the following effects on the human body:
– Reduced inflammation
– Relief from nausea (anti-emetic properties)
– Stress relief
– Lowered blood pressure
– Even neuroprotective benefits (although the science on this is still being developed)
CBD offers this without causing any addiction. The side-effects caused by CBD are almost minimal to non-existent. Studies suggest that side effects caused by CBD – reduced appetite, dry mouth, fatigue, drowsiness – are more likely to result from drug interaction between CBD and other medications (always consult your doctor before adding any supplement to your health regime).
Is CBD Legal?
Hemp legalization through the FARM BILL 2018 has made hemp-derived CBD legal in all 50 states. This is because the industrial hemp contains CBD with super low concentration of THC (< 0.3%).
So, Is CBD Dangerous?
CBD has shown a wide range of applications and benefits for several conditions due to its inherent pain and stress-relieving properties with minimal side-effects. Its non-psychoactive properties make it safer compared to other cannabinoids. Moreover, hemp-derived full-spectrum phytocannabinoids are completely legal and are more effective than CBD isolates in certain scenarios. So, a range of CBD products made from hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD is not only safe but also can be a boon to patients.
Goldman, Andrew. “Is CBD dangerous?” Nutrascience Labs, Published on April 17, 2019, Link to post https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cbd-dangerous-andrew-m-goldman/.