What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is without a doubt one of the most promising, exciting and potentially transformative compounds being studied by the medical and scientific communities, and is the focus of various new branches of scientific research. The human body is equipped with an endocannabinoid system that regulates and performs various critical biological functions, and when introduced to CBD, the CBD binds to receptors in this system to boost performance.
CBD is one of many cannabinoids, or molecules produced by plants that grow within the cannabis family. However, unlike THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive and does not result in the “high” that marijuana causes.
Even though CBD is currently undergoing rigorous scientific study, scientists have only scratched the surface of fully understanding the benefits of CBD on the human body, and fascinating clinical studies continue to unearth the mysteries of this potentially transformative compound.
Still, anecdotal reports of satisfied CBD users have flooded the news, online forums, media outlets and even 1800PureCBD’s own inbox! Although anecdotal reviews do not carry the same weight or stamp of approval as peer-reviewed scientific research, it’s hard not to be excited about the future of CBD when you hear these testimonies.
And perhaps most importantly, in 2017 the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a massive study regarding the impact of CBD on public health—and definitively concluded that CBD is safe even in extremely high dosage.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CBD AND THC
Though they come from the same plant source, cannabis, CBD and THC have drastically different chemical effects on the body. Until very recently, CBD was marginalized and stigmatized for its close proximity to THC; however, in recent years it has become accepted as a potentially therapeutic agent, and is in the process of being fully explored by scientists and governmental and regulatory researchers.
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MISINFORMATION & PUBLIC CONFUSION ABOUT CBD
Although regulatory agencies and government agencies have not ruled on the use of CBD to treat the symptoms it is currently being studied for, users of CBD claim results of relief almost across the board. And recently, the FDA made headlines for approving a CBD-derived medication to treat certain forms of epilepsy.
Still, confusion about CBD is abundant. That’s why, as a service to our customers, 1800 Pure CBD provides this page’s detailed information about CBD, so as to educate, inform and empower.
Among the various and wide-ranging benefits that our users of CBD report experiencing, some of the main ones are a sense of calm or focus, relief from everyday stressors, inflammation reduction and recovery and—perhaps the most commonly reported effect—support for a healthy sleep cycle.
WHAT DOES CBD FEEL LIKE?
This is a tricky question because, frankly, it all depends on you! Some users of 1800 Pure CBD products report feeling calmer, others report feeling less stressed, others claim CBD makes them feel more relaxed—even to the point of being able to sleep better—and even others report feeling a relief of pain when they use CBD. The best way to see what CBD feels like is just to try it!
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO USING CBD?
Generally, CBD is well-tolerated and considered safe for all users. However, as with any other supplement taken over-the-counter, there is a statistically negligible chance that CBD could cause adverse reactions for some people, or that it could interact with certain medications. As with any other dietary supplement, it’s always best to consult with your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect you might have a serious medical condition or are currently taking other medications.
THE FUTURE OF CBD
With all the new information coming out of scientific studies about CBD, the sky’s the limit. And as proud players within the CBD industry, we at 1800 Pure CBD couldn’t be more excited to see what the potential uses of this wonder compound might be. Last but not least, it’s worth mentioning that the financial sector is investing heavily in CBD, as evidenced by Market Research Future’s prediction that the industry will grow at a 58% CAGR between 2019 and 2026.