What’s Up With the CBD Craze?

“Cannabidiol is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp. Over 80 chemicals, known as cannabinoids, have been identified in the Cannabis sativa plant. While delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major active ingredient in marijuana, cannabidiol is also obtained from hemp, which contains only very small amounts of THC” (WEBMD, 2021).

Selling hemp became legal in the USA 2018. Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) is considered legal from a federal standpoint (Kubala, 2018). Since then all types of shops and farms have emerged in this new market.

CBD has effects on the brain and additional research is needed to explain the exact cause for these effects. Cannabidiol seems to prevent the breakdown of a chemical in the brain that affects pain, mood, and mental function (Kubala, 2018). Many take CBD for anxiety and stress.

There are many shops willing to assist you with a purchase but if you want more personal interaction reach out to K. Baker at http://www.arieyl.com/kbaker. She will educate you about CBD, discuss your options and assist you in determining what products are good for you.

Review the articles below for additional information on CBD and its uses.

References

Cannabidio (CBD), (2021). Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1439/cannabidiol-cbd

Kubala.(2018).7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (Plus Side Effects). Retrieved from http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cbdoil-benefits

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, RN

An experienced registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in all many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information.

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