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Think you know about weed? Think again: CBD is NOT cannabis like you think – it has MANY benefits (and it won’t get you high)… Check out these 10 CBD facts
#1 – CBD Does Not Get You High
Let’s get this one out of the way first: CBD does not get you high.
In order to get high off weed, you need THC to be present.
And if you want to get high, you should be doing it with a weed vaporizer.
THC is the active ingredient that has effects on the brain, making you feel high (and in some instances a smidge paranoid).
CBD by itself will not get you high, so stop worrying about that.
#2 – CBD is LEGAL
That’s right: CBD-based products are 100% legal.
That means you can buy them online and in brick and mortar stores.
I know that weed is legal in certain areas of the US, but if you’re not lucky enough to live in any of these places, like me, CBD is your next best bet if you’re looking to tap the medical benefits of marijuana.
#3 – Helps Fight Cancer
Research by the Cancer Institute has shown that CBD has a protective effect against the spread of cancer cells.
It’s not a cure for cancer, but it has been shown to help those affected by breast, colorectal, and lung cancer.
#4 – Can Reduce Anxiety
A plethora of studies and research papers have shown that CBD has a MASSIVE effect when used to combat anxiety.
It has also been shown to help with depression. And, because of its natural nature, the body responds better to it.
There are fewer side effects (usually zero in 99.9% of cases) and it is available without a prescription – so no need for your doctor or an expensive prescription.
#5 – CBD Stops Paranoia For Weed
Do you like smoking weed, but worry about getting paranoid?
Me too. It happens to the best of us.
Well, next time you’re smoking pot, keep a vaporizer with some CBD oil in it handy.
CBD has been shown by the British Journal of Psychiatry to ease paranoia when THC is present in the body. It also gets rid of other negative side effects of weed like memory loss.
Can I get an, AMEN!
#6 – It Helps Children That Suffer From Seizures
The FDA is now conducting research on CBD’s effect on helping children that suffer from severe seizures.
The research is ongoing, but initial feedback has been very positive.
And this is truly a great thing, as no kid should have to suffer from seizures.
#7 – Queen Victoria Used CBD To Help With Menstrual Pain
There is actually a TON of historical data that suggests Queen Victoria, who reigned over the UK from 1837 to 1901, used cannabis products high in CBD to help with her period pains.
#8 – Helps Addicts In Their Fight Against Drugs & Alcohol
CBD helps control addictive behaviour, and this is now being studied with great interest by researchers all over the world.
The science, on the surface, is kind of simple, and goes a little something like this, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
“CBD has been shown to be an agonist of 5-HT1a serotoninergic receptors and to regulate stress response and compulsive behaviours.”
Bottomline: CBD (and weed as well) has been shown to help people with chronic addictions to alcohol and drugs. Including, ironically, cannabis!
#9 – CBD Can Help With Migraines
As someone that has suffered from migraines, this one is a BIG one.
Plenty of studies, as well as lots of anecdotal evidence, suggests that CBD, as well as cannabis, can help with migraines.
The exact reason for why it helps is not yet known; migraines are annoyingly mysterious in their origin.
But CBD is a cheap and easy way to take the fight back to the Mighty M.
I just wish I’d known this when I used to get them! Check out Nina’s story here.
#10 – Top Athletes Are Using CBD To Aid Recovery
If you’re killing it in the gym or on the tarmac running, you’ll definitely be interested in anything that speeds up recovery.
Well, you might be interested to know that quite a few top flight athletes are now using CBD products to aid recovery.
CBD helps with inflammation and aches and pains. And it is for this reason, plus the fact that it is legal, why many top-flight athletes are using it to help them up their game.
How Do You Take CBD Products?
Now that you know ALL these CBD facts you’re probably wondering how you actually take it, right?
There are tons of methods for taking CBD products. You can vape them, swallow tablets, use sprays – loads, basically!
How you take them will depend largely on your needs and personal preferences.
Me personally? I vape it. Obviously.
You want to make sure you’re using 100% organic, US-made CBD products as well.
This is important.
If you’re thinking of getting some CBD, make sure you check out our Best CDB Oil For Vaping post!