CBD has quite literally taken over many aspects of our lives. Whether you’re an enthusiast or just a spectator, you’ve probably noticed the increasing CBD craze over the past few years. You can find CBD in products ranging from oils and gummies to bath bombs and even pet products.
But the question is, why has CBD become so popular?
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The Unpopular History of CBD
CBD has existed for centuries, but no one had heard about it until a few decades ago. Rumour has it that despite being non-toxic and non-psychoactive, CBD was associated with Reefer Madness, an American film advocating against the use of drugs, in the mid-20th century.
Although CBD is directly related to THC, the main chemical compound that produces a high sensation, hemp-based CBD contains less than 0.3% THC, which is the legal limit. The laws around CBD were primarily restricted in The United States and Canada until recent years.
CBD’s Rise to Fame
CBD’s popularity skyrocketed right after the Farm Bill was passed – and rightfully so. Imagine a non-toxic and all-natural supplement and pain reliever that’s readily available at pharmacies, grocery stores, convenience stores, and basically everywhere. As an average person, you’d want to try it out at least to see what the hype is all about.
The use of CBD spread like fire as soon as people learned about its health benefits. People from all ages (18+) were – and still are – using CBD as a natural supplement. Although there’s limited scientific research backing the use of this compound, several people have claimed that the use of CBD helps them with physical pain and certain mental illnesses too such as depression and anxiety as well as care for some cancer patients.
Why is CBD so Popular?
Now that we have seen how CBD rose to fame let’s see why it is so popular. Here are some reasons behind CBD’s popularity:
The most famous and serious use of CBD is in the field of health and medicine. According to research, CBD has proven to be beneficial for a wide range of medical issues. The compound can help in relieving mild to moderate physical pain and can also speed up post-injury or workout recovery time.
Perhaps the most amazing discovery made in research involving CBD is its anti-seizure properties. Researchers state that CBD can be used to effectively seizures that occur due to epilepsy and other illnesses, especially in young children and teenagers.
Ease of Use
Another major reason for CBD’s rising popularity is its ease of use. CBD is available in the form of various products that can be inhaled and consumed both orally and topically.
CBD oil is one of the most commonly used CBD-based products, but there are others too, such as vape cartridges, gummies, bath bombs and so on. If you’re unsure about how to use them, you should check out this Joy Organics guide on CBD that explains how it can be consumed amongst other vital details.
High Without the High
This one is for those who enjoy using cannabis for recreational purposes but don’t like to deal with its after-effects. As CBD is a non-psychoactive and non-toxic compound, it can be enjoyed without having to deal with the consequences.
Many people have reported that small doses of CBD stimulate them, gives them a burst of energy and increased focus. On the contrary, high doses of CBD can transport you in a very relaxed state.
CBD for Pets
If you thought CBD is just for humans, you’re wrong. Many of our furry friends are also reaping the benefits of CBD as it’s a holistic, all-natural way to treat a variety of illnesses, including osteoarthritis, upset stomach, and anxiety in pets.
However, since there’s a lack of evidence supporting the use of CBD, pet owners should use the compound responsibly and expert guidance.
Regardless of your lifestyle and medical conditions, there are so many ways you can enjoy CBD, and benefit from it. So choose one that you like the most, and suit your needs best. However, like any other compound, CBD also has some potential risks so you must act carefully and responsibly when using it.