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The Side-Effects of CBD: Eradicating the Myths

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the new and exciting focus of popular media, medical research, and not to mention legislation related to cannabis. The chemical compound extracted from cannabis plants has made its way into America’s hearts. However, despite CBD being everywhere and in everything—from being infused in recipes to skincare products—consumers are more confused than ever about what this hemp extract actually does.

In this blog post, we’ll separate fact from fiction and debunk myths associated with CBD.

 

Myth#1: CBD Gets You High

 

CBD does not get you high.

CBD is naturally non-intoxicating, and its effects are more relaxing than high-inducing.

Not only will CBD not get you high but some studies have shown that it can counteract the high-inducing effects[1] of THC, the compound which is notorious for getting people high. However, more clinical trials need to be performed to make this claim.

While CBD is a psychoactive substance, it does not cause paranoia, forgetfulness, pleasure, euphoria or heightened sensory perception, which we commonly consider a “high.”

Hemp, by federal law, cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. So, if you’re thinking of using pure CBD—like the kind we sell here at Anavii Market—you can rest assured that these trace amounts of THC will not produce a psychoactive high like marijuana.

 

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Myth#2: there’s no scientific research justifying the use of CBD

At present, there are plentiful in vitro (test tube) and preclinical studies on CBD, but fewer randomized controlled trials. However, this is slowly changing as interest in cannabinoid advances.

Let’s look at some of these scientific researches:

A monumental development in CBD research came about when the FDA approved Epidiolex, a CBD-based medication for difficult-to-treat seizure disorders.

There’s also scientific evidence[1] that CBD can help in managing certain forms of epilepsy. Additionally, there’s promising research[2] that CBD supports anxiety and stress relief.

There have also been some test-tube studies[3] indicating that concentrated CBD can help induce cell death in certain cancers.

Now, while these researches may look promising, a lot more randomized clinical trials need to be conducted to support these claims.

 

Myth#3: CBD has no side effects

While CBD usage isn’t associated with heavy side-effects, claiming that it has no side effects at all is just gross misrepresentation of the facts.

Depending on your dosage and how you use CBD, Harvard Health Publishing explains a few side effects, including:

  • Dry mouth
  • Pharmaceutical drug interactions
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Irritability

As with any other substance, people experience side effects depending on their metabolism and dosage.

Keep in mind that high doses of CBD can interact with conventional medications, like blood thinner medications. It can raise levels of other medications in your body “by the same mechanism that grapefruit juice does,” says Harvard Health.

If you wish to start a CBD regimen, you can always start small from CBD-infused lotions, CBD hemp balms and CBD oil topical, making your way up to full spectrum CBD oil. Get your hands on quality CBD products from our online store today.

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