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Cannabidiol (CBD): Safe and Effective

by BM Innovations on October 09, 2023

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol widely famous by its abbreviation ‘CBD’ is found in hemp and non-
hemp plants. CBD is a popular herbal supplement that is widely touted for its
unproven claims of certain therapeutic benefits. CBD is nowadays added to drink
mixes, skin salves, bath bombs, and even food and beverages.
Clinical research has been carried out in order to learn how effective can CBD be for tackling anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain-related matters, but, till to-date no cogent shreds of evidence have been managed to this effect.

Is Cannabidiol (CBD) Marijuana?

Cannabis produces a thick substance full of compounds called cannabinoids which further contains 100 such chemicals. The famous cannabinoids found in cannabis products are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which are also available in marijuana and hemp. Marijuana contains more THC than hemp, but hemp contains more CBD. Thus, THC is the main psychoactive element in marijuana which makes people feel high and not CBD.

Does Cannabidiol (CBD) Work? How does Cannabidiol (CBD)
affect the body?

CBD and THC contain a similar chemical formula, but with different atoms
arrangements. This gives CBD and THC different chemical properties and
accordingly affects the body differently. Both CBD and THC act as receptors that
release neurotransmitters in the brain which can affect pain, mood, sleep, memory, and more.
Our body secrets two types of cannabinoid receptors. THC primarily binds to
receptors in the brain to control pain, mood, and other emotions. That's why THC
makes you euphoric and gives you what you callFeeling high ”. However, on the
other hand, CBD does give you the same reaction. Instead, it is thought to work in
concert with other elements in the body that are associated with feelings of well-
being.
People consume CBD products to cure their multiple diseases like multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel diseases. It is claimed that CBD helps with anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, however, there is little evidence for the said claims.

Where should you purchase Cannabidiol (CBD) Products?

Laws related to Cannabis are continually changing. Numerous states in the USA
allow medical marijuana, including THC, for a variety of uses, but it's still illegal
under Federal Law. Some states have legalized the personal use of recreational
marijuana, which contains THC, but it's also illegal under US law. Congress legalized hemp as part of the December 2018 Farm Bill, however, there are still rules about where and how CBD-containing products can be sold for example, they cannot be sold across state lines. All his CBD products are illegal if they are marketed with promises of medicinal benefits.
The following list elucidates the Brands which use CBD in their products: 
  1. Medterra
  2. Truly Beauty CBD Products
  3. Therabody TheraOne CBD
  4. Sagely Naturals
  5. Day One
  6. Joy Organics
  7. Foria
  8. Just CBD
  9. Caliper
  10. CBDistillery
  11. Martha Steward CBD
  12. Recess
  13. Fleur Marche
  14. Charlotte’s Web
  15. Lord Jones
  16. Sunday Scaries

Is CBD safe?

Using CBD products does not come without risks. The Federal Drug Administration
(FDA) has limited data on the safety of CBD. The following side effects should also
be kept in mind before using CBD: -
  • It can negatively impact your Liver
  • Can react with the already consumed medicine and impact you negatively.
  • Drowsiness or sleeplessness
  • Diarrhea or change in appetite
  • Mood swings
Using CBD during pregnancy is not recommended as well. High dose of CBD in
animals has impacted negatively on the development of their fetuses.
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