Whether you want to stay up to date on the latest trends in wellness or you’re curious about using CBD, there’s plenty to learn about this interesting supplement. These are nine fun facts about THC and CBD to keep your knowledge current.
1. Cannabidiol is just one compound from the hemp plant
CBD is the shortened term for Cannabidiol which is derived from the hemp plant. But it’s actually just one of the compounds found in the hemp plant – there are over 85 other ingredients of cannabis that impact the body in various ways.
2. It doesn’t make you high
Because CBD is found in the hemp plant, many people wrongly assume that it will give the same side effects as marijuana. But that’s not true. CBD isolate (found in Vitabiotics CBD products) is the purest form of CBD, and is non-psychoactive, so you can’t get high from it. The THC in marijuana is what causes the high associated with this plant.
3. It can be used for serious conditions
Research has been undertaken regarding a number of different conditions, but many people have found positive effects from using CBD for conditions such as epilepsy and MS (NHS).
4. The body already has a cannabinoid system
The body already has a cannabinoid receptor system that makes up the endocannabinoid system – cannabidiol, therefore, works naturally with the body.
5. There are different types of CBD
There are different levels of CBD when you’re buying products – full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate. When CBD is extracted, you get the cannabidiols but also other cannabinoids. In full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products, these may include traces of THC in very small doses. CBD isolate, however, is pure CBD without any other compounds.
6. CBD is a traditional medicine
Historically, CBD has been used in many cultures and in various countries around the world. It’s been used for thousands of years, including in India, across Europe, in China, Japan and Egypt, to treat many of the conditions we use it for today such as anxiety, sleep issues and menstrual cramps.
7. It’s a medicine
Since 2016, the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) has classified CBD as a medicine if it’s used for medical purposes.
8. CBD might help with acne
Acne is a common problem, affecting many people at different stages of life, and it’s believed that there are a number of causes for this skin condition including genetics, bacteria and an overproduction of sebum. But promising studies suggest that CBD drops could be effective at reducing sebum production and inflammation, which can be beneficial for acne sufferers.
9. It was first discovered in the 1940s
Cannabis has been used for centuries, but CBD was first discovered in the 1940s and researchers discovered they could isolate it in the 1960s. This has led to a better understanding of hemp and the benefits it can provide, as well as how to utilise the plant safely.