7 Myths & Facts about CBD

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  1. CBD comes from Marijuana. CBD comes from the Cannabis plant, which has two strains of species, Hemp and its sister plant Marijuana. If CBD comes from Marijuana, it contains more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which makes it illegal, and will have a psychoactive effect, however the CBD sold in the UK comes from the Hemp plant which contains less than 0.3%. In a nutshell, Hemp plants contain more CBD whilst Marijuana contains more THC.
  2. You can only take CBD orally. CBD can be used in two ways, orally and topically, the difference is that taking it orally helps anxiety and stress whilst putting it directly onto the skin will make the CBD act as an anti-inflammatory.
  3. CBD can get you high. Quite possibly this is the biggest misconception about CBD. When people talk about CBD the first thought they have is smoking marijuana, getting high and the 1970s. However, CBD comes from the hemp plant, this type of CBD reacts with receptors which won’t intoxicate you.
  4. CBD is illegal. CBD with no more than 0.03% is legal in the UK, the products are licensed, with oral products under the Food Supplement regulations 2003 and topical products requiring a Cosmetic Product safety report. The UK is one of the biggest consumer of CBD products.
  5. I took/applied CBD for a week and nothing happened. You might read this in a review, but you have to consider this, were they consistently using the product? It’s like having a cold and hoping that one hot lemon drink will help you. CBD like many other treatments always work best when used consistently while you have the ache, pain, stress or anxiety.
  6. There’s not enough research done on CBD. It is true that CBD is a fairly new thing that is out on the market but to say there’s not enough research is a big myth. Type CBD into Google Scholar and 840,000 results come up, according to the website softsecrets.com, research comes from all over the world including the Czech Republic, meanwhile the Canadian government put $1.4 million towards dozens of science projects. The Spanish Observatory on Medical Cannabis (OECM) is one of Spain’s most prestigious institutions researching the effects of cannabis and of course the Netherlands research team has produced many findings in recent years. However, the main research comes from Israel, yes, the promised land is where THC and the endocannabinoid system was actually discovered in the 1960s by Raphael Mechoulam. Israel has the badge of doing the most clinical trials in the world. Not bad for a small country.
  7. You can get addicted to CBD. No, No, No. Even the World Health Organisation will confirm that CBD has no potential for abuse or addiction.
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