There’s no denying that CBD is a big deal in the healthcare industry. People are wanting to buy that brand new bottle of CBD oil or to try out the latest and greatest in CBD skincare. It’s almost unbelievable how many new products are being launched into the marketplace.
With everything that goes on nowadays, it’s easy to get swept up into all the talk circling. This is a problem because it has been known to now give consumers unrealistic expectations on how CBD can change their lives. Even more, it has many people buying into claims made by manufacturers, that may not be true.
With all the information floating around online – both facts and opinions, there is a ton of information that you need to filter through. Given the plethora of knowledge out there – online and through word of mouth, we wanted to address 5 real facts about CBD that you might not have been aware of or you might not know if they were facts. Keep on reading if you want to learn about some well-known facts about CBD!
- CBD is most definitely a ‘thing’ in skincare!
If you don’t already know, there are tons of CBD skincare products out there on the market. But, odds are that you are skeptical about whether these products work! Even more, you might know that there is a ton of popularity around CBD and skincare, but you just don’t understand why. A lot of skin issues are rooted in inflammation. If you are a CBD advocate, you probably know that CBD is known to be used as an anti-inflammatory. So, choosing to use topical CBD treatments can be a way to help your skin with several problems, as many skin problems are rooted in inflammation. Some examples of skincare issues such as these range from puffy skin under your eyes, sunburn or acne. These are skin care problems that many of us all experience and CBD oil is something that may benefit and help with some of these issues! But, you’re probably wondering how you can even use CBD to help with your skincare issues? Besides from applying it to the face or rubbing a small amount of CBD into your sunburn after a long day at the beach, you can also indulge in other types of CBD topical products. You can also find facial lotions, bath bombs, bath salts, face masks and so much more.
- Vaping CBD could help you if you are looking to stop smoking.
Besides using CBD for your skincare, vaping has become a popular phenomenon. As many do know, vaping is considered to be a healthier option when comparing it to smoking. This is due to the lack of combustion. The general thought regarding this is that when you smoke a cigarette, harmful chemicals and gases are released that you inhale into your lungs, whereas the low temperature of vaping avoids this. The question then comes into play of asking why you would vape CBD rather than nicotine. Well, first, CBD e-liquids are extremely easy to purchase. Also, it has been said that some smokers who are trying to stop smoking have found that switching to CBD cartridges over nicotine is a smart way to gradually stop their habit and avoid those strong cravings. Even better, you can purchase “vape additives” which allow you to add a tiny bit of CBD to your nicotine e-liquid. By gradually increasing the CBD dose and decreasing the nicotine dose, you can slowly build-up to only using CBD. This way you are still keeping the habit going of smoking, but you are not consuming the nicotine.
- CBD is “Psychoactive”.
A lot of information online says that CBD is “non-psychoactive” – in fact, almost everyone who talks about CBD just uses this simple term to categorize it! However, this is not technically true. It is sort of misleading when it does have an ability to affect the brain, thus making the term non-psychoactive false when in the correct context. People typically categorize it as non-psychoactive because it doesn’t cause the “high” that THC does. However, just because it is non-intoxicating does not mean that it is non-psychoactive.
- You cannot necessarily overdo it on your CBD dosage.
Well, not really. CBD is safe to take, as it is a natural supplement that anyone can use. Due to misunderstandings around CBD and its origin in cannabis, many people wonder if you can overdose on the product. The answer is no. There has been no recorded overdose from cannabis, never mind CBD alone. Some people do experience some side effects from CBD, such as dizziness, headaches, and a dry mouth; however, symptoms often disappear quickly and do not persist with repeated doses. They are all very minor side effects. But, as always, we do recommend consulting with your doctor to determine the best dosage for your body and symptoms. Just because you can take more than a small amount without having major side effects, it is not recommended and more is not better.
- CBD offers positive benefits for your body, even if you are already healthy.
It is common to think that you would take CBD as alternative medicine, when in fact it is known to be a supplement. It could be taken just like a daily vitamin, as you would any other food supplement.
Even if you are healthy, CBD could provide you with some benefits. Due to the way it supports the endocannabinoid system, it could simply help you to generally feel healthier and support your healthy lifestyle. CBD oils usually contain several other healthy ingredients like B complex vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and magnesium.
However, dosage and the amount of times you use it varies per person and we always recommend consulting with your doctor to find out and see whether using CBD daily would be right for you.
All in all, with all the information floating around online – both facts and opinions, there is a ton of information that you need to filter through. Given the plethora of knowledge out there – online and through word of mouth, we hope that our breakdown of these five facts about CBD helped you understand more about CBD and how it can benefit your everyday life.
As always, if you have any questions about CBD and this article, feel free to contact us here!