7 facts most people don’t know about CBD
- 1 7 facts most people don’t know about CBD
- 1.1 1. You can fight drug addiction by using CBD
- 1.2 2. CBD is great for your pet
- 1.3 3. CBD works best when combined with other cannabinoids
- 1.4 4. CBD can neutralize the effects of THC
- 1.5 5. CBD is psychoactive
- 1.6 6. CBD is CBD, whether it comes from hemp or marijuana
- 1.7 7. You cannot overdose with CBD
So, you think you know a lot about CBD? Here are seven facts about CBD you most likely never knew. You won’t believe number 5!
1. You can fight drug addiction by using CBD
Are you battling drug addiction? This is the best time to start taking CBD! Whether you’re addicted to hard drugs like cocaine or prescription drugs like opioids, CBD can help you fight off their addictive effects and withdrawal symptoms.
In one study, opioid users were advised to use CBD whenever they had the urge to take the drug. The result: Reduction in the use of opioids by 40%.
2. CBD is great for your pet
Do you know that your cats and dogs have endocannabinoid systems just like you? Mammals and most other animals have endocannabinoid systems. This means that they can also benefit from the same effects of CBD that you enjoy! CBD can help your pets find relief from chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, nausea, including all the other medicinal benefits you can get with CBD. You can find CBD products for pets online or in your local stores.
3. CBD works best when combined with other cannabinoids
If you think CBD isolates are great, wait until you take full-spectrum CBD that not only contains CBD but also contains all the other cannabis compounds. The effects of CBD become greater when it is combined with other cannabis compounds. We call this phenomenon the entourage effect. Raphael Mechoulam and Shimon Ben-Shabat discovered this during their study on cannabinoids.
4. CBD can neutralize the effects of THC
Studies have shown that the effects of CBD can cancel out the negative effects of THC like anxiety, paranoia, nausea, and increased pain sensation. So, if you’re one of those whose anxiety disorders are triggered when using THC, CBD can help you neutralize those effects.
5. CBD is psychoactive
Yeah! You read that right.
“But everyone says CBD is non-psychoactive. I’ve read that in almost every CBD blog I came across!” If that’s you, then you’ll have to do some unlearning and relearning about CBD.
Technically, CBD is psychoactive. This is because it has the ability to affect your mind, though not in a strong way like THC. The belief that CBD is non-psychoactive is just a misconception based on the fact that CBD doesn’t get you high like THC.
6. CBD is CBD, whether it comes from hemp or marijuana
This is a two-in-one fact.
First, most people don’t know that you can get CBD from marijuana since CBD is generally gotten from hemp.
For those that know that CBD can be gotten from both hemp and marijuana, they might think that CBD from hemp is different from CBD gotten from marijuana. That impression is not correct.
7. You cannot overdose with CBD
Unlike most drugs, your body can tolerate very high doses of CBD, even up to 1500mg per day. CBD is non-toxic and safe for you and your pets. There are no cases of lethal overdose from CBD or cannabinoids.