Natural Health and Fitness

The CBD Craze: Does the Stuff Really Work?

cannabis oil and hempThe natural health industry is not without its fair share of crazes that come and go. Such as the current CBD craze. CBD oil is especially hot. Just what is CBD and what does it do for you? Most importantly, does it work? Watch this video and then continue reading below:

CBD: What You Need to Know

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis plant or cannabinoid. CBD has elicited a lot of interest for its medicinal properties and health benefits and a great deal of research around it is going on. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), this active compound doesn’t get you “high.” CBD oil is the arguably the most popular form of the compound. It also comes in pills, edibles, and vaporizers, among other forms.

Among the benefits associated with CBD include:

  • Management of chronic pain
  • Anxiety management
  • Seizure control/management
  • May aid insomnia
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Management of certain mental disorders

While there are raving reports from some users, there are others who say it doesn’t work for them. What gives?

For starters, no product works the exact same way for every individual. Also, some people expect too much too soon, even magical results. This type usually gives up on a product too soon. CBD oil (or any of its other forms) needs to build up in your system to be effective.

The quality of your product also matters. Many people go for cheap stuff that does not contain the active ingredient(s) in effective amounts. Remember you get what you pay for.

Finally, there is a lot of hype around any product, especially when it’s “hot”. Remember hoodia, raspberry ketones, acai berry and others. All came with lots of hoopla but are now all but forgotten. CBD is no different: there’s a lot of hype around it. It’s no panacea, although it has been shown to have certain health benefits.

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