CBD is a versatile compound having so many health benefits and nutritional qualities. Since it is a new product, research, and studies regarding its potential benefits and expectable side effects are progressing in many parts of the world. Even if it is not an approved medicine, the number of people using CBD products for the treatment of various conditions like inflammatory pain, depression, anxiety disorder, hypertension, etc., are not less. CBD is playing a major role in the health supplements industry also. In this article, we will discuss some of the surprising CBD facts that most of the new CBD users are unaware of.
CBD Can Be Extracted From Hemp And Marijuana
CBD is a substance found in the plants of the cannabis family. Therefore, it can be derived from both the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. However, most countries are not promoting the cultivation of the marijuana plant for the manufacture of CBD products because people might misuse the opportunity. Many countries including the United States of America have insisted to produce CBD products only from the hemp plant to avoid the risk of THC contamination in the final product. In addition to that, the hemp plants grow faster than the marijuana plant and do not require much care. It has also motivated the manufacturers to use hemp plants for CBD production.
Marijuana Strains Are The Best Source of CBD
As mentioned earlier in this article, CBD can be found in the hemp and marijuana plant and most of the manufacturers are using the hemp plant for making CBD products. However, it is necessary to understand that marijuana plants are the most abundant source of CBD. But most of the manufacturers are hesitated to explore this source because it also contains a high concentration of an element called THC. Therefore, if people are producing CBD from the marijuana plant, it will have traces of THC and it is not permitted in most places. To compensate this, many people are now cultivating genetically modified hemp plants which are having almost similar quantities of CBD like that of a marijuana plant.
CBD Was A Part Of The Ancient Medicine
As we all know, it has only been a few years since CBD products started emerging in the market. In the case of the USA, CBD products started becoming popular only after the farm bill of 2018. However, the studies have proved that the properties of this element were used in ancient treatment procedures. In those times, people didn’t use CBD but the leaves and flowers of the hemp and marijuana plant for the treatment of different conditions like headaches and migraines. It was known to modern society but was restricted to use it for treatments because marijuana has so many side effects. We are considering CBD as a new product because it has only been a few years since people have found the methods for extracting CBD from plants.
CBD Is Psychoactive
We all might have people talking about CBD products and they consider it a non-psychoactive product. Many manufacturers have also labeled CBD products as non-psychoactive. However, it is necessary to understand that CBD is psychoactive. A psychoactive product is one that can stimulate the brain functions of the user. CBD has so many psychoactive properties, making it effective for the treatment of conditions like depression and anxiety disorders. By using the term non-psychoactive, people are trying to communicate that CBD will not induce euphoric effects. It is true in the case of CBD as it will not only prevent intoxication but also make people more mentally active.
Full Spectrum CBD Is More Effective
As you may know, CBD products are available in different forms and concentrations. Among those products, the full spectrum and CBD isolate products are more common. Full spectrum CBD products are derived from the whole plant and it contains so many other elements than CBD. On the other hand, CBD isolates are the purest form of CBD. Many people believe that the CBD isolates are more potent than other products. But it is not true. CBD is absorbed into our body better if it is consumed along with some other substances present in the hemp plant like the terpenes, chlorophyll, and other cannabinoids. Therefore, full spectrum CBD products are more effective than CBD isolates.
The above mentioned are a few interesting and surprising facts about CBD products. Since it is new in the market, there are many myths and misunderstandings about its source, properties, and side effects. Some of these are formed unknowingly while others are deliberately constructed by the CBD manufacturers to increase their sales. Therefore, if you are planning to use CBD, it is important to research these products because it will help you in making an informed decision.