CBD has become a very popular means of helping people with different ailments. From anxiety to chronic pain sufferers, people have been singing their praises. With CBD available in different forms, such as oil and topical creams, we want to give you a clear understanding of the pros and cons that come with using CBD.
Pro: Relief Possibilities
When you hear about all the things CBD can treat, it can feel like a snake oil ploy. However, many patients can attest to how it has helped them. They’ve been able to better cope with long-term illnesses such as cancer and treat conditions like epilepsy, anxiety, and depression. Be wary of anyone who tells you that CBD will provide total cures for any condition, of course. It should also not be used in lieu of other treatments that you’ve already been given. Think of it as something that. will help you in a race, but that shouldn’t be depended upon solely as a means of getting you across the finish line.
Due to CBD products being hemp-derived, you might wonder about its legality and availability. While there’s conflicting information about hemp’s overall legal status, it is available legally in many states. If you go to a natural foods store or pharmacy, you should be able to find it in different forms. For further selection, try looking online, as you can get a fuller idea of what a product can provide you. Read closely about what the manufacturer has to say about the product, as well as what people elsewhere are saying. A decent sampling of reviews for a product can point you in the right direction.
CBD is available in so many forms now. While many of the most popular products are CBD oil, creams, and capsules, there’s also chewing gum, lip balm, and even pillows. You don’t need to have everything under the sun that has “CBD” on its name, but knowing that there’s this much variety should help you feel comfortable with trying it. This can also help you use it for different situations, such as using a CBD pillow to help you fall asleep. You may end up turning in a total CBD connoisseur, deftly able to guide people in the right direction when it comes to trying these types of products.
Con: Lack of Regulation
How well a CBD product works is hard to tell until you use it because it doesn’t undergo testing by the Food and Drug Administration. That doesn’t mean these products are harmful, but the lack of consistency can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect yourself, such as reading online reviews from other consumers. With CBD becoming more popular, we might be headed towards a future where there’s a regulation that can ensure any products on the market have been tested and are going to rightfully meet consumer’s expectations. Until that happens, you need to follow the all-important motto of “buyer beware.”
Con: Side Effects
Anything that’s being touted for its medical capabilities should have its side effects explored. The ones associated with CBD aren’t anything to be terribly alarmed about, but anyone interested should know about them. Some of the things you might experience from using CBD oil include an upset stomach, mouth dryness, and being fatigued. Even if you’re using it for relaxation purposes, knowing that it could affect your alertness like so is important. To help stay safe, start off with as small of dosage as possible. Try it when you’re not facing any immediate responsibilities. Note how it makes you feel and increase your dosage as needed. Be aware too of how CBD reacts with any medication you’ve been prescribed, as well as how it might affect your ability to perform your job. Thorough CBD education is highly important.
If you think CBD would be a good thing for you to use and aren’t turned off by the cons, we hope it goes well for you. Don’t let any outside pressure make you feel like you have to try it. As with any other substance, you need to make sure you’re careful and that you have the fullest possible understanding of using it.