With a growing body of research indicating great promise for CBD in the treatment of numerous health conditions, stigma related to its use is decreasing. As more benefits are discovered and myths dispelled, CBD use is on the rise among all segments of the population, including pets.
One reason for CBD’s increasing popularity is that it is a natural, plant-derived, non-addicting, non-psychoactive substance with no toxic side effects. It is, in essence, a plant-based version of the endocannabinoids produced by our own bodies, for which we have built-in neuroreceptors. As such, it works with our own brain chemistry to help maintain homeostasis.
So What Does CBD Do?
Researchers have just started to scratch the surface of possible benefits of CBD. So far, CBD has shown great potential in alleviating symptoms related to:
- Anxiety and stress
- Moderate to severe pain
- Chronic inflammation
- Joint pain
- Digestion problems
What Doesn’t CBD Do?
Let’s put some of the myths to rest and release any leftover stigma attached to the use of CBD products. CBD contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive substance associated with marijuana. At such low levels, CBD is not classified as a controlled substance and using CBD does not make one “a stoner.” CBD doesn’t:
- Get you high
- Get you arrested
- Have any known toxicity level
- Have any major side effects
- Have to be smoked
- Cause overdoses
Re-Hashing What We Know
CBD is not what you bring to a wild party. You don’t buy it on a street corner from a shady character. You don’t have to vape or toke it. You won’t get arrested for buying or using it and it won’t get you high.
CBD can help your own body maintain balance and harmony by regulating your nervous system using the natural plant-based properties that bind with your brain’s own neuroreceptors. It has been shown to be safe for adults, children and animals, with no toxic side effects. It’s time to put any remaining stigma to rest and realize that CBD is an increasingly valued and utilized option for maintaining health and wellness.