Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is one of the fastest growing products and industries growing today. But what exactly is CBD and is its purified isolate form something you should be considering? First, let’s look at why people take CBD.
Derived from Hemp or Marijuana, CBD contains no THC meaning that it does not get you “high” or “buzzed” in any way like Cannabis does. This means that you can get all of the benefits of medical marijuana without actually having to consume a substance that has psychoactive properties. This is one of the reasons it is growing so quickly in popularity globally, it does not get you high but you get the benefits nonetheless.
Why is CBD consumed? There is still much research ongoing regarding its efficacy for a variety of different chronic illnesses and ailments but the current verdict is promising. CBD is taken regularly by patients suffering from: chronic pain, anxiety/depression, trouble sleeping or insomnia, as an appetite stimulator, to name a few. It is growing in popularity, especially in the United States, where the opiate epidemic has been largely caused by powerful prescription narcotics patients take to manage pain. CBD allows you to manage pain with no risk of addiction or death due to overdose. It works because CBD also reduces inflammation a major cause of join pain and other forms of chronic pain.