Years ago, talking about medicinal cannabis openly in any Western community would’ve been taboo. But over the past couple of years, attitudes have shifted. Once controversial, CBD has now started to create a positive buzz both in the UK and around the world, with its name popping up in holistic remedies, skincare products, food and drink products alike. You can even have it in your coffee.
With more and more CBD products hitting the shelves, consumer interest is at an all-time high. However, there are a number of misconceptions still milling around.
So, it has never been more important for people to get properly educated about CBD and clue themselves up about what it has to offer. Indeed, Symtomax chairman and co-founder Paul Segal has been keen to separate the fact from the fiction on Symtomax News.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most common compounds (also known as a cannabinoid) found in the cannabis sativa plant, that has now been recognised as possessing anti-inflammatory, calming, and pain-relieving properties due to its interaction with the serotonin receptors on the brain. Unlike its better-known cousin, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it is not psychoactive and doesn’t produce the same intoxicating ‘high’ effect usually associated with cannabis. For more information about cannabinoids, visit Symtomax news.
What you might’ve heard
There are a lot of fallacies out there surrounding CBD, so it’s important to not trust everything you read. Some of the most common myths surrounding cannabidiol are concerned with its legality, that it is mind-altering and could get you high, or even that it might just be a fleeting wellness fad. So, it is important to dispel these myths with sound, scientific evidence when they crop up. This way, consumers can make informed decisions when deciding whether or not they should invest in any CBD products. Make sure you separate the fact from the fiction by visiting Symtomax news.
Know your CBD from your THC
Put simply, CBD is legal, but a study, commissioned by Truverra, has shown that 71% of British people do not know if CBD has any psychoactive ‘drug-like’ effects. Such consumers might be mistakenly associating CBD with the psychotropic qualities produced by THC. Unlike THC, CBD is not classed as a controlled substance in the UK and does not produce the same effects.
Who can use it, and what are the benefits?
The potential benefits of using CBD range far and wide. Although there is still insufficient evidence to suggest that CBD can be used as a medicinal treatment, a 2018 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that CBD may help alleviate symptoms relating to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, pain, anxiety, epilepsy, depression, cancer and diabetic complications, among others.
While it is important to recognise that CBD is not a magical cure and there is still much research to be done to establish its effects, there are still clear benefits to be seen in our day-to-day lives when using cannabidiol as a supplement. Thankfully, , there has been a steep rise in the number of studies conducted into CBD, and 1 in 10 of these are underway in the UK. Indeed, such studies have prompted great innovation in the medical cannabis sector, including the development of the ground-breaking Symtomax Oral Tab. With new studies constantly being undertaken, it seems like the only way is up for CBD – and education is key to understanding how it can help you best.