Updated September 6th, 2020
You have likely already heard of CBD. Otherwise, you probably would not have asked the above question. Maybe you already have a vague understanding of CBD and are looking for a quick, beginner-friendly introduction. Whatever brought you here, you have come to the right place. In this article, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about CBD and beginning a CBD regimen.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, more famously known as CBD, is a plant-based compound (or cannabinoid) produced by cannabis and hemp. CBD is the second most prominent cannabinoid and is scientifically accredited with a host of potential therapeutic effects and possible health benefits, which we will discuss more in-depth later.
CBD vs. THC: What is the Difference?
CBD is too often mistaken for its more well-known counterpart, THC (delta-nine-tetrahydrocannabinol). THC has long been linked to the “high” or sedative-like effect of the cannabis plant. While THC may have some therapeutic potential, its illegal status makes research incredibly difficult and limited.
Alternatively, more is known about CBD due to its legal status. For instance, CBD produces incredibly subtle effects and does not induce a state of intoxication. Instead, cannabidiol is more so accredited with its potential therapeutic applications.
What Does CBD Do?
While more research is needed to substantiate any CBD-related health claim, researchers believe that CBD demonstrates potential in helping manage the following conditions and disorders:
- Anxiety/Depression [source]
- Addiction [source]
- Pain/Inflammation [source]
- Neurodegenerative disorders [source]
- Diabetes [source]
- Gastrointestinal (G.I.) issues [source]
- And potentially more!
It is crucial to bear in mind that supplementing with CBD is not meant to be a replacement or substitute for pharmaceutical grade medication. Always consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any daily regimen.
How Does CBD Work?
Cannabinoids such as CBD have a complicated relationship and interaction with our endogenous (internal) endocannabinoid system (ECS). More specifically, cannabinoids activate highly specialized receptors within the ECS, known as CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Is CBD Safe?
According to an international disclosure released by the World Health Organization (WHO), “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.” It is additionally non-habit forming and demonstrates safety and efficacy even with chronic, long-term use.
Is CBD Legal?
Yes! According to the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (U.S. Farm Bill), hemp and all of its byproducts (CBD by extension) are legal nationwide so long as it is sourced from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Alternatively, cannabis-derived CBD remains illegal nationwide from a federal standpoint.
Here at Pure CBD Vapors, we are proud to offer an extensive line of high-quality CBD-infused products. All of our offerings are formulated utilizing federally compliant industrial hemp, making them legal in all 50 states. We routinely employ third-party laboratories to test our products for safety, quality, and consistency. You can check out our lab test results here. Shop our site by category today to find your ideal CBD-infused product!
Author: Joshua Willard (Freelance Content Writer/Editor)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.