Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. According to the World Health Organization, CBD is not associated with intoxication, toxicity, or dependency. While some people still associate CBD with the marijuana plant, mainstream CBD is typically derived from its legal relative—hemp. Unlike marijuana, hemp has large amounts of CBD but barely-there levels of THC.
For that reason, using CBD products is not the same thing as consuming marijuana! Canna River, for example, uses lab tested CBD derived from non-GMO legal hemp grown in the USA.
Early studies suggest that CBD may have positive effects on the body, including acting as a brain and nerve protectant, combatting inflammatory, neurologic and metabolic conditions, and relieving pain. However, research is still new and ongoing, so be weary of exaggerated or unverifiable claims.
It is true, however, that there have been breakthroughs in a number of studies. In June 2018, the FDA approved the first formal CBD medication for use in treating severe forms of epilepsy. This is a huge step toward FDA-approved CBD formulas and official dietary recommendations and uses.
Further investigation into possible uses are ongoing and remain promising. Until we all know more, use CBD products at your own discretion. Listen to your body, keep a journal, and always consult a physician if you are suffering from serious conditions or taking medications before incorporating CBD into you lifestyle.
Note: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. We are not making dietary recommendations, nor have these statements been evaluated by the FDA. Consume CBD at your own discretion. Our products are not intended to treat or cure any disease. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach from children and pets.