Maybe You Should Try CBD.

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CBD is becoming very popular in the U.S. and maybe you're even using it yourself. It has been researched extensively and many turn to it for pain relief, to treat anxiety or improve sleep. It is even been seen used in patients that suffer from epilepsy and people fighting addiction. But you still might not know what CBD exactly is or what it does to the body.

Here are a few common misconceptions about CBD that might change the way you view it.

"CBD still gets you high."

This is not true. Although CBD is the second most abundant compound in a Cannabis plant - THC being the first - it has no phsychoactive effect. When cannabis is consumed, a cannabinoid (THC, CBD, CBN, etc.) bind to receptors all through our brain and body. Receptors in our brain are called CB-1 and receptors in our body are CB-2. Cannabinoids all have different effects depending on what receptor it binds to. For example, THC most commonly binds to receptors in the brain while CBD will bind to receptors throughout the body.

"CBD is illegal."

Wrong. The 2018 Farm Bill was an updated version of the old 2014 Farm Bill. Hemp and CBD became legal in 2014 but there was still some legal grey area. The government didn't really know how to classify hemp, marijuana, and cannabis. Both hemp and marijuana are a plant species that come from Cannabis which is a genus of flowering plants. In 2018 the U.S. cleared this and now classifies Hemp as any plant of the cannabis species that contains less than 0.3% of THC.

"CBD will make me sleepy."

The average person can easily assume that CBD will make them sleepy especially since it is closely related to THC which has sedative effects. After all many are using it to alleviate sleeping disorders like insomnia but CBD doesn't alleviate insomnia by sedating the body as THC would. Instead, it helps regulate many different functions in our body through the CB-2 receptors it binds too. (As mentioned in point 2 CB-2 receptors are located throughout the body.) That being said, CBD is instead tackling the causes of insomnia such as anxiety, stress, or depression.

"CBD shows up on a drug test."

Technically no. Whether you are taking a drug test for an employer or for probation they tend to look for the presence of THC or THC metabolites. Yes CBD is a chemical and if you ingest it your body will metabolize it... so it CAN be detected but the average drug test is not designed to pick up CBD or any other compound found in a Cannabis plant other than THC. Basically, most CBD has a negligible amount of THC and isolate CBD is completely THC-free. *Isolate-CBD is pure CBD with all the other plant matter taken out. Solely CBD but many researchers believe that a very small amount of THC enhances the effects of CBD.

Would you consider taking CBD-oil? If so, for what?

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