If you’re reading this, you’ve noticed that CBD (cannabidiol) is popping up just about everywhere lately. From the food industry, to skin care products, to the pet care industry, CBD continues to gain popularity across many markets. However, several warnings have been given from the FDA to companies overstating the benefits of products containing CBD. And that leaves the general population a little nervous about what we really know about CBD. We are here to answer some of your most important questions and concerns.
OK – So what’s the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in hemp and marijuana. (Rest assured – the CBD that Skinny & Co. uses is derived from hemp 100% of the time.) However, unlike THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is non-psychoactive and does not produce the “high” that is generally associated with marijuana. So, it gives you a lot of the same benefits, but none of the mind-altering effects. It is also not habit-forming.
What are the side-effects of CBD?
There are some known side-effects to using hemp-derived CBD. According to Harvard Health Publishing, those side-effects can include nausea, fatigue and irritability. According to World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. There is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
***As with any supplement, make sure to talk to your doctor if you decide to try CBD to make sure it doesn’t interfere with any current medications or treatments.