What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol (also known shortly as CBD) is a phytocannabinoid extracted from the family Cannabis Sativa. This family has two species, hemp, and marijuana plants. It is a natural substance, which is found to be useful for human relaxation. The best feature of CBD is that it is not psychoactive like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Both hemp and marijuana contain CBD, but not in the same quantity. The amount of CBD in hemp is more than that found in marijuana. However, THC- the compound that gets people high- should be lesser than 0.3% in hemp, unlike in other cannabis plants. So, people consuming CBD won’t feel sedated or altered or any effects like euphoria. But it is advised to consume CBD for the first time under supervision, since one may not know how his body will react.
Approval Of CBD
In the US, for the treatment of some types of Epilepsy, the medication prescribed is Epidiolex, which is certified by FDA. It has been certified by many people, who have administered pure natural CBD, that they had tremendous relief from ailment including back pain, osteoarthritis, even cancer. But scientists and doctors are yet to confirm the effect of CBD as a supplement to existing medications.
Effect Of CBD
Experts in this area opine that in the case of the relief reported from back pain etc. CBD can work best in musculoskeletal or nerve pain relief, but not always. But the dosage of CBD that eases one patient from pain might not work as effectively for someone else. But in order to get the authority’s approval for prescribing CBD more research needs to be conducted to look more closely at CBD and the conditions that respond to it.
There are many misconceptions about CBD such as it is a wonder drug for many diseases, which is wrong. Also, maintaining a healthy lifestyle by exercising with good nutritional intake will make people healthy.
Types Of CBD
The type of CBD one has to consume depends on what the purpose is. Some people don’t want to consume anything and therefore as an alternative, they prefer a CBD cream or ointment which can be applied to muscles or joints. If somebody prefers tinctures, edibles, or vape pens, the speed of recovery and till when the effects will persist is not confirmed. But, it is always preferred to choose an edible CBD, in the form of a capsule, gummy or baked goods. It is crucial that clear instructions regarding the dosage is given. In the case of CBD, one has to confirm whether he needs to isolate or full-spectrum hemp oil, which has different concentrations, so different dosages.