I have encountered a lot of cool, exciting, and weird products in my whole life, but these “treats” (in more ways than one!) that are currently making noise in the market are so irresistible! They are way too awesome not to share. Have you heard about CBD? We need to discuss it first before I give you the rundown.
- 1 What Is CBD?
- 2 Cannabidiol Vs. Tetrahydrocannabinol
- 3 Benefits Of Consuming Cannabidiol
- 4 Side Effects Of Consuming Cannabidiol
- 5 Cool Cannabidiol Products
What Is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid extracted from cannabis plants, was discovered in 1940 (see here). It can be extracted from hemp plants under the Cannabis Sativa plant genus. This was said to have been used for centuries because of its medical properties.
Cannabidiol Vs. Tetrahydrocannabinol
These two ingredients are both extracted from cannabis plants. They are different since Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive component while Tetrahydrocannabinol is psychoactive. CBD is abundant in hemp plants, while THC can be found more in marijuana plants. Hemp and marijuana plants both came from the same plant genus, and they are sometimes being mistaken from one to the other.
To make it clear, marijuana, having high THC content, makes one feel “high” because, as mentioned above, THC is psychoactive, and these are mostly not allowed. On the other hand, hemp plants are the ones used in medical research because of the identified benefits that we can get from it, according to different researches. So CBD is not marijuana.
Benefits Of Consuming Cannabidiol
Although many are saying that there is no solid evidence as to how CBD can benefit human and animal bodies, there are a variety of studies and experiments conducted suggesting that we have the following benefits when we consume Cannabidiol:
Treat Chronic Pain
It is said to help ease the pain that is caused by different factors. Examples are pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Cannabidiol is known to have anti-inflammatory and antiarthritic effects. Also, muscle pain when you’ve been through strenuous activities, etc.
Helps With Neurological Conditions
Some studies show how CBD has helped patients having neurological conditions like epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc. There were experiments done wherein patients were seen to have lesser seizures or even stopped experiencing seizures after consuming Cannabidiol.
Anxiety And Depression
It was observed that Cannabidiol sets a positive mood, helps you relax and have a good sleep, and with that, it also helps you in dealing with anxiety and depression. Also, a great help when you are suffering from insomnia.
Nausea and vomiting are common cancer-related symptoms that one experiences. CBD is said to lessen these, and experts are even saying that it has potential in the treatment of cancer itself.
- Other Benefits include lowering blood sugar and improving heart health. Other than its benefits, it has no intoxicating effects, unlike when consuming THC from marijuana.
Side Effects Of Consuming Cannabidiol
After knowing the benefits, it’s just fair that you also know about its side effects. But don’t worry because this has minimum side effects. These are the following:
- Decreased appetite
Cool Cannabidiol Products
If the benefits excite you, the products infused with CBD will even thrill you more! It has become so popular that it is almost everywhere! Check the following:
First in line are gummies! Who wouldn’t love this when you could get health benefits other than munching on these favorite chewy sweet treats. These CBD gummies are perfect for your kids but are also great for adults.
Common products that are infused with CBD are vapes and cigarettes. Even if our kids have conditions in which consuming CBD could be a great help, we would not for sure allow them to smoke, vape, or cigarettes, so these gummies are perfect!
These are also great inventions. As mentioned above, CBD can help ease the pain. Having said that, patches would be great! If your knees are aching, patch it up!
If your elbows are aching, what are you waiting for? Get your patches! This is so cool as patches are so handy and easy to use.
Bedsheets And Pillowcases
As Cannabidiol helps us have a good sleep and relax, infusing it in our bedsheets and pillowcases are great ideas. Although there is no evidence of having the benefits when it’s infused in fabrics, we can try, and it’s still cool!
Because of the anti-inflammatory effect of CBD, infusing it in our yoga outfits may help us reduce the chance of getting inflammation after our yoga sessions. Also, as it sets the mood, it may be a good help to focus on our yoga.
Hang on because the list is getting more astonishing!
Toothpick, Toothbrush, And Toothpaste
We mentioned earlier the promising pain-relieving capacity of Cannabidiol. Imagine having a toothache, and you can just grab a toothpick to soothe it or just brush your teeth. Unless otherwise, it is grave enough that you would need a dentist.
I am not sure how this would make you feel, but this is on my list because I consider it super cool! I didn’t want to mention that it might help when your butt hurts, but I think I should.
Most of us eat ice cream, especially when we feel so down. It’s like this comfort food has a magical power to help us ease the sadness. How much more if it is infused with a literal pain reliever. It probably would double its power in making us feel comforted!
There are a lot more cool products we can add to this list, and as you read this article, there may be even more inventions in progress (link: https://www.health.com/condition/chronic-pain/what-is-cbd). Also, do not worry because CBD is safe to use! Check out more information about it online and see for yourself!