Top 3 Myths About CBD Busted
Cannabidiol or more commonly known as CBD is claimed by many to have many medical and therapeutic benefits. However, on the other hand, cannabis is listed as a Schedule 1 drug with no medical benefits and a huge potential for abuse. Although a little confusing in the article below we will discuss what CBD is and bust a couple of myths that seem to be doing their rounds.
Although we are into the 3rd Industrial Revolution and information is available everywhere, there still seems to be a lot of confusion about cannabis and what the benefits are. Thousands of medical studies have been conducted about the benefits of cannabis for diseases, conditions and illnesses and many of these studies, although not conclusive, show much promise in the health and wellness properties of cannabis.
What is CBD?
With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, cultivators and farmers are now legally allowed to cultivate and process hemp under license and regulation in the United States. This huge step in the right direction has opened up the floodgates of medical cannabis. CBD is generally extracted from a non-psychoactive hemp variety of cannabis. CBD is abundantly found in the industrial hemp variety of cannabis sativa that was more commonly used for industrial fibres, oils and other compounds.
CBD is one of over 113 cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis sativa plant. Next, to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is also a major cannabinoid that is found in cannabis sativa, especially the variety known as hemp. CBD is mainly extracted from the flower of the plant using a variety of methods, including CO2 extraction or solventless extraction. CBD oil is different from the cold-pressed seed hemp oil that is often advertised. Hemp seed oil is better for cooking with and contains little CBD if any unless a processor or manufacturer has infused CBD oil into the product.
CBD is sold as a dietary supplement and is the latest health-food craze in the US. States are making up their own laws that are in direct contradiction to federal laws. The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) has sent many formal warnings to companies that claim that their CBD products treat cancer or other diseases. Under US Federal law it is illegal to sell a product infused with CBD as a dietary supplement, food or animal feed. However, the FDA has approved one CBD prescription drug known as Epidiolex, which is used in the treatment of epileptic seizures.
CBD has not been scientifically proven to treat or help any health conditions, or “the research is limited.”
Thousands of studies have been peer-reviewed by scientists who have never come to a conclusive agreement about the medical properties of cannabis. However they are in agreement about the many potential benefits for CBD and many other cannabinoids, but further research is required. CBD was first discovered in the 1940s and classified as an individual cannabinoid in 1963. Since then numerous studies covering a wide variety of medical patients have been conducted and the results are looking rather promising.
“Currently there is intriguing evidence from animal studies showing the efficacy of cannabinoids as antinociceptive agents, however, data from human studies are still emerging. Cannabinoids may form a useful adjunct to current analgesic drugs in many conditions, especially in low doses incapable of inducing hyperalgesia or other side effects.” The Analgesic Potential of Cannabinoids
The World Health Organization ( WHO ) approved the use and research of CBD based medicines for the use of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s as well useful for cancers, anxiety, psychosis and inflammatory diseases to name a few. Pain management is one of CBD’s strengths and is one of the biggest reasons it is so effective as a treatment for so many diseases. CBD as an analgesic agent is very effective as it may be delivered in a variety of ways such as topically, sublingually or inhaled as vapor or combustion through the mouth.
CBD is not psychoactive.
In certain doses, CBD has an antipsychotic effect as well been proven to an effective treatment for patients suffering from anxiety. CBD has been used as an alternative treatment for people suffering from depression and PTSD. This could lead one to say that CBD definitely does have an effect on the mental state of a person however maybe not in the same way as THC is psychoactive, not intoxicating.
“Cannabidiol (CBD) is a constituent non-psychotomimetic of Cannabis sativa with great psychiatric potential, including uses as an antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like compound.” cannabidiol: a chemical compound of Cannabis sativa.
CBD oil is a scam.
Some people have taken CBD once or during the course of several days and have felt absolutely no effect and come to the conclusion that it is a marketing scam. CBD is a supplement for your endocannabinoid system ( ECS ) and provides supplementary phytocannabinoids for the system to help regulate itself to better balance, which is known as homoeostasis.
Each unique individual has different requirements, needs and environments for CBD so its impossible to give an exact effect or dosage for everyone. CBD may be taken “low and slow”, 10mg is recommended for someone starting out and increase the dosage at each serving, three times a day. Some dosages of CBD are as high as 1000mg but that generally used for medical conditions or patients who know their tolerance.
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The Analgesic Potential of Cannabinoids – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3728280/
Psychoactive : http://cbdanalyst.com/some-misconceptions-about-cbd/
cannabidiol: a chemical compound of Cannabis sativa – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24923339