The CBD industry has grown rapidly over the past few years and is projected to hit the 15 billion dollar mark in the US by 2025. Already, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Mike Tyson, and Rob Gronkowski are at the forefront, endorsing the various uses for CBD. Why are people so eager to support a compound from the cannabis plant? It’s simple – these people are discovering that CBD has amazing benefits without the often unwanted effects of THC.
Until recently, CBD or cannabidiol was among the lesser-known products found in the cannabis Sativa (hemp) plant. For many years THC or tetrahydrocannabinol was the compound most associated with cannabis, with its well-known psychoactive properties. Even though THC and CBD come from the same plant species, they are quite different. For example, unlike THC, CBD does not contain any elements that can cause a high.
THC can also cause cravings and addiction. It is associated with “couch lock” and periods of inactivity. On the other hand, CBD is not habit-forming, and you can use it at any time of the day. Below are some of the benefits of CBD without THC.
CBD without THC is Safe
CBD has been tested as a therapeutic. Not long ago, Epidiolex became the first CBD purified remedy to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of 2 of the most violent types of childhood epilepsy. Clinical trials with more than 500 patients found that CBD was effective in helping reduce seizures when used with other medication.The Epidiolex clinical trial concluded that CBD was relatively safe for consumption.
Under US federal regulations, CBD products can be safely purchased and used by the general public as long as these products contain less than 0.3% THC, and, therefore, does not cause any high. Reputable companies will meet or exceed this standard, so it is always good to look for THC contents before you buy.
CBD is safe in general, and if you want to be extra cautious, the safest products are those that are applied topically rather than ingested. Because the skin helps stabilize the absorption rate, balms, salves, and body rubs are great choices for anyone who wants to try CBD.
CBD without THC will not show up in a drug test
One worry of potential CBD consumers is that CBD may show up on a drug test. Fortunately, most drug tests specifically look for THC, and so using good quality CBD oil will not return a positive result. Anyone who needs to undergo drug testing for their employer should carefully evaluate new CBD products to make sure they meet the strict federal guidelines of less than .03% THC. With a good quality product, you should feel confident that you are not putting THC into your system. Always carefully consider the risks and benefits of any product you use before a drug test.
CBD vs THC and Anxiety
One of the potential benefits of CBD is alleviation of everyday anxiety. Social anxiety is relatively common and can be quite debilitating. One small research study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology found that CBD may be useful in reducing cognitive impairment and nervousness. In contrast, THC may actually increase anxiety. So, to take advantage of the full ability of CBD to combat anxiety, look for options that contain little or no THC.
CBD Promotes Productivity
One of the main side effects of THC products is drowsiness or “couch lock”. You simply cannot remain productive for most of the day after consuming high levels of THC. CBD does not have the same effect. In fact, CBD is believed to promote focus and awareness to help you complete everything you need to and more. When CBD is combined with other natural ingredients to enhance focus, such as peppermint, your productivity may be enhanced even further.
The variety of compounds produced by the cannabis plant is truly impressive. THC and CBD are two of the most studied of these compounds. We now know there is a strong case for using CBD products that do not contain any THC. Fortunately, we have the ability to separate the CBD and create some really beneficial products for all types of people.
CBD companies take different approaches when it comes to including THC in their products. Mighty Mint has made it a priority to produce only CBD products that do not contain THC. Quality has been our differentiator from day one. We always meet (and significantly beat) FDA limits of 0.3% THC in all our products.
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