10 Fun Facts About CBD You Need to Know
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a medicinal plant compound derived from hemp. If you are interested in trying CBD you will find that there is A LOT of information and misinformation out there. Here at Vena, we are devoted to helping you fully understand how and why CBD impacts your wellbeing. In this article, we’ll dive into 10 interesting facts about CBD that every potential and current CBD consumer should know.
1. CBD Won’t Get You High
CBD has various health benefits but it will NOT get you high! Even though CBD comes from cannabis (the same plant species that brings us marijuana), CBD products contain little to no THC — the psychoactive chemical that creates a high, euphoric effect. If you are looking for 0% THC, CBD Isolate is exactly that.
2. There are Over 100 Ingredients in Cannabis Plants
You probably knew that CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the ingredients in cannabis, but did you know it is just one small part? Cannabidiol is actually one of more than 100 ingredients of cannabis that have varying effects on the human mind and body. Scientists are still finding other ingredients so the number is continuing to rise.
3. Not All CBD Products are Created Equal
It’s important to realize that not all CBD products are the same. There are more and more CBD products popping up in health food stores and beauty counters, but the reality is, the CBD industry still remains largely unregulated. It takes time for rules and regulations to be put in place! This just means as consumers it’s important to always do your research and make sure your CBD products are safe. Ultimately, lab reports and certificates of analysis are your best bet to determine the quality of your potential CBD products. Check out Vena’s Lab results/Certificate of Analysis here.
4. CBD is Safe
According to the World Health Organization CBD is tolerated by most humans. It is recorded having a “good safety profile” and most scientists agree that it is impossible to overdose on CBD. All in all, CBD is a safe bet but we still recommend checking with a doctor to make sure that taking CBD is the right decision for you.
5. There are A Number of Ways to Take CBD
There are a plethora of fun ways to consume CBD. Once extracted from the plant, CBD can be used as a topical that is absorbed through the skin, taken orally through drops, cooked into food or other edibles (hello gummies), or even vaporized for smoking. Wondering what method is best for you? Read this.
6. The Human Body Produces Cannabinoids too
Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that can be found in hemp plants but did you know they are also found in the human body? Endocannabinoids are produced in the human body and are a part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), found primarily in the brain and central nervous system. Phytocannabinoids are found in plants. Synthetic Cannabinoids are manufactured manually.
7. Hemp Use Dates Back to 2700 B.C.
Hemp, along with its seeds and oils, has been used for more than 10,000 years for various purposes. That’s a LONG time! As one of the first plants to be domesticated, hemp was used to make clothing, rope, paper, and shoes, while its seeds and oils were used as food and medicines.
8. CBD can help your Animals too
Not only is CBD beneficial to the health of human beings, but it can do wonders for your cats and dogs as well! Products like Vena’s CBD Soft Chews can help dogs and cats relax with a soothing combination of CBD, valerian root, and organic chamomile. It is important that the CBD you give to your pet must be THC-free.
9. Hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in all 50 States
There have always been complicated legality issues surrounding cannabis. Luckily, for those who want to take advantage of the benefits of CBD, hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in all 50 states! The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill removes hemp and hemp seeds from the DEA schedule of controlled substances. Hemp-derived CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC, far less than the amount needed to feel “high”.
10. There is no Established, Effective Dose of CBD
Although many people use CBD products to manage health conditions, science has not established its ideal dosage. There are several factors that determine the effectiveness of a CBD dose, including the method of consumption, the product, as well as the consumer's physiology. The best way to find the right dosage is through trial and error because the perfect dose is different for different people!
The More You Know
All in all, the reported benefits of CBD are making waves in mainstream health circles. We hope you enjoyed learning more about CBD in this article! Are you still looking for more information? Wherever you are on your CBD journey, it’s normal (and healthy) to have questions. That’s where Vena comes in to help! We are committed to talking openly about fundamental health and wellness issues and want to share our knowledge with you.
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