Since the passing of Hemp Farming act of 2018 and the legalisation of therapeutic and medical use of cannabis, there has been an explosion of CBD products in the market. So, customers because of the widespread availability of CBD products everywhere, there has been an increase in confusion about what is CBD and who is it for. This article will help you to avoid the misinformation about CBD.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD or Cannabidiol and THC are compounds derived from cannabis plant. They work by interacting with the endocannabinoid system of our body at two known receptors CB1 and CB2. CBD is not psychoactive and has got many potential therapeutic and medicinal potential.
Is CBD Legal?
According to The Hemp Farming act of 2018 legalised hemp containing 0.3% or less than 0.3% of THC legal across the country. There is a lack of regulation on CBD products. The FDA issues warning letters to manufactures marketing unapproved new drugs that allegedly containing CBD. So, consumers must be cautious of such malicious products available in the market. Cannabis that contains higher percentage of THC is classified as marijuana and is a Schedule I drug.
What Are the Health Benefits Of CBD?
Usually manufacturers sell CBD products as a panacea drug that treats diseases from cancer to dermatological conditions to psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. But, consumers must be aware that many of these claims are based on inconclusive and anecdotal evidences. CBD oil because of its anti-inflammatory property can be used topically. Experiments have shown that it is useful in the reduction of symptoms of schizophrenia, treating anxiety and as pain relief because of the anti-inflammatory property. There is anecdotal evidence from experiment that children with Autism who were administered with regulated doses of CBD oil show an increase in general interactivity. Experiments have shown that CBD is very effective in the treatment of epilepsy.
How is CBD Consumed or Administered?
There are many ways in which CBD products are consumed. Some of the most popular ways are listed below.
- Topical Oils, lotions and ointments containing CBD is very popular. They can be applied directly on the skin and they are used in hair care and skin care products. They are used in pain relieving creams.
- Tincture It is highly concentrated potent liquid and is available in many flavours. It is administered by a dropper under the tongue and is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
- Vaping here CBD containing liquid is vaporised by devices such as an e-cigarette and inhaled.
- Edibles they include wide assortment of products like chocolates, cookies, brownies and also beverages.
- Capsules and Pills they are like any other supplementary pills or capsules that we consume.
Are There Any Side Effects CBD?
It has been reported that some side effects like drowsiness, low blood pressure, dry mouth and light-headedness are associated with CBD intake.