Your Burning Questions About CBD Answered

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Hemp business owners and their employees are always happy to answer questions about their products or CBD in general. The more informed their customers are, the more misinformation can be cleared up.   

However, not everyone feels comfortable showing their inexperience regarding CBD goods. Some people even feel embarrassed asking questions they believe are probably common knowledge. If you lack basic information about hemp products and want to be well-informed, you’re in the right place. Below, you can learn some of the many commonly asked questions about CBD that might help you to make more informed purchasing decisions. 

Is CBD Classified As a Drug?

There is a great deal of confusion surrounding CBD’s classification. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a phytocannabinoid in cannabis plants. It’s one of over 100 cannabinoids present in these plants. CBD is also an approved prescription drug. In its prescription form, it’s used for epilepsy, a seizure disorder. Everyday consumers also use it for pain, anxiety, sleep problems, and other problems. 

Does CBD Really Work for Anxiety?

A significant number of people are now venturing into their local hemp goods stores and purchasing CBD goods to relieve their anxiety. However, not everyone is sure whether it’s actually helpful for this purpose. Science seems to support cannabidiol as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders. 

Research shows ample preclinical evidence demonstrating CBD’s efficacy in reducing anxiety behaviors linked to multiple disorders. It appears to be helpful for many people experiencing anxiety related to PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.

The same research also found that CBD lacks anxiogenic effects, has minimal sedative effects, and boasts an excellent safety profile. If you’ve tried prescribed anxiety medications in the past without success, talk to your doctor about CBD. They might recommend trying it to see if it works for your unique needs. 

Does CBD Make Your Eyes Red?

The question: ‘Does CBD make your eyes red?’ is one of the most commonly asked ones. Not everyone wants it to be obvious that they’re consuming hemp goods. Therefore, they wonder whether their eyes will go red, one of the most common signs of marijuana use. 

Unfortunately, evidence in this area is limited. However, we do know that many people experience red eyes after consuming hemp products with THC. THC expands your veins, reducing intraocular pressure. When the capillaries in your eyes widen, blood can flow into your eyes, making the red ocular capillaries stand out more than they usually would. 

The same evidence hasn’t been found regarding CBD without THC. Most people don’t experience red eyes with CBD, but some people say they do. Current studies don’t seem to match those anecdotal testimonies. As a general rule, it’s unlikely that you’ll get red eyes after consuming CBD goods with no THC. 

What Products Can You Buy With CBD?

The CBD market is vast, with manufacturers coming up with weird and wonderful ways to incorporate CBD into an expansive range of products. While we used to only be able to buy it in oil form, there are now many exciting products to explore. Most people stick with these popular products: 

  • Oil
  • Vape products
  • Gummies
  • Pre-rolls
  • Flower
  • Soft gels
  • Tabs
  • Resin
  • Capsules 

However, chocolate, drinks, and even sauces are also becoming more popular. Many consumers are also buying flower and sprinkling it into their favorite recipes

Why Don’t I Feel Anything When I Take CBD Oil?

With all the positive media surrounding CBD, you might be disappointed if you try CBD oil for the first time and don’t feel anything. Sometimes, it happens. Most of the time, it all comes down to dosage and your unique biomechanics. Everyone’s CBD tolerances are different. Some people feel a difference after just a few milligrams, while some study participants only noticed positive effects after receiving several hundred milligrams. 

Always read dosage instructions on your chosen CBD product before consuming. Start with a small dosage and increase it if you don’t notice the desired effects. Finding the ‘perfect’ amount of CBD for your needs can sometimes take trial and error. 

Is CBD Good for Joint Pain?

A University of Michigan National Poll on healthy aging found that 70% of people over 50 have experienced joint pain. Its prevalence means that many people are likely to experience joint pain regularly. 

While standard painkillers are an option, some people like to explore more natural products. In that case, they ask whether CBD is any good for joint pain. After all, it’s being studied for its potential benefits all around the world. 

While scientific research into this area is lacking, an exploratory cross-sectional study found that it had the potential to improve people’s experiences with joint pain. Eighty-three percent of study participants noted pain improvements, while 66% found physical function enhancements. Sleep quality also improved. 

Those in the study living with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune arthritis noted physical function and pain reduction improvements. The study encouraged clinical trials in light of the improvements patients experienced. 

Can I Take CBD Daily?

Many people feel judged when they smoke marijuana daily. As a result, they might not think they should be consuming CBD daily. However, many online sources recommend taking CBD daily to let it build up in your body and provide the effects you seek. 

Most studies involving CBD and its potential benefits also see participants consuming a daily dosage. In this study on CBD-rich products, the average daily CBD dosage was 11.5mg. In randomized controlled trials, it wasn’t uncommon for people to receive a single dose of up to 1,000mg. 

If you’re unsure whether you should consume a particular CBD product daily, talk to your local hemp store employee. They can discuss the pros and cons of specific products with you, as well as their suitability for daily or infrequent use. 

We have only had legal access to CBD and hemp goods since 2018. As a result, the average person is still learning about CBD and its potential value in their life. While you’ve likely received helpful information about CBD above, you can also talk to your local hemp store business employees to have any other pressing questions answered without judgment.

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