CBD: Some Important Facts You Should Know Right Now
CBD has become so popular that many companies are considering the idea of creating products with CBD. For example, Coca-Cola has considered adding CBD to their products or Mondelez (Oreo, Chips Ahoy!) are also considering adding CBD to their cookies.
CBD has become a craze and most people don’t know that much about it than it comes from cannabis (hemp) and that it’s supposedly very healthy. As you know, there are many intake methods, and CBD vape is one of them, but to what extent is CBD healthy? Is it a panacea as many people claim?
There are so many alleged health benefits attributed to CBD that at times it’s overwhelming and confusing. For instance, I have even read articles about coronavirus and how CBD could be used as a treatment for it…
We don’t want to contribute to the dissemination of fake news that attribute magical properties to CBD!! Therefore, we believe that it is necessary to give truthful information and consistent with what we really know about CBD. That’s why, in this post, we will make a list of 10 important facts that you should know about CBD.
1. CBD Vapes doesn’t get you high
We have written about it many times. However, you might have noticed that we don’t say that CBD isn’t psychoactive, instead, we say that CBD doesn’t get you “high”. Why? Because CBD has mood-altering capabilities. For instance, people who suffer from anxiety or stress will experience a reduce anxiety and stress after a prolonged use of CBD. Consequently, CBD is psychoactive! But it won’t cause you any “high”…
2. CBD and Pets
Believe or not, some people are giving CBD to their pets. Honestly, I don’t recommend you giving CBD to your pet unless you consult it with your vet first. For instance, there is some news about pets developing allergic reactions to CBD products. Obviously, a CBD vape isn’t suitable for your pet, but there are edibles (like chewable treats).
Vets aren’t entirely convinced about giving CBD products to pets. Remember that we still need a lot of research to determine to what extent CBD is useful, dosage and side effects. In other words, do not treat your pet with CBD without consulting it first with a vet.
3. Lack of Regulations
There’s a lack of regulations and this is a problem because many CBD products contain too little CBD while many times products contain more THC than what the labels say. If you buy CBD vape products, edibles, tinctures, etc., you should know what the product contains and also its concentrations. Furthermore, CBD products that contain more THC that what the labels say might be considered illegal under federal law (remember that CBD products cannot contain more than 0.3% of THC). In addition, you might get into trouble if you need to take a drug test for a job and unconsciously you are consuming CBD products that contain higher THC levels than what the label says.
We need more regulation and a better understanding of the quality and content of most of CBD products. For instance, for CBD vapes, we only recommend you to buy e-liquids and oils from reputable brands.
4. There Are Many Ways to Consume CBD
Edibles, tinctures, oils, creams, shampoos, CBD vapes…There are so many ways to consume CBD that sometimes it could be a bit overwhelming to choose one or another intake method. For example, you can even find mineral waters that contain CBD!
Not all the intake methods have the same properties and effects. For instance, although edibles don’t cause instant effects, they last for a longer time. On the other hand, if you are looking for instant effects, CBD vapes are the best option for you.
5. Solvent and Solvent-Free Methods
There are both solvent and solvent-free extraction methods. We have explained these methods before. Solvent methods usually employ butane or alcohol while solvent-free ones use CO2 or traditional methods such as ice and screens.
6. FDA and CBD
The FDA is getting involved. They are aware that some companies are marketing products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and that may put the health and safety of consumers at risk.