You’ve most likely heard of CBD. It is becoming an increasingly popular choice for an array of health complaints and conditions. It is one of 104 cannabinoids, which are specific chemical compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Unlike its sister cannabinoid, THC, CBD provides all the benefits of Cannabis without the psychoactive effects. In other words, it won’t make you high. While many full-spectrum CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC, the amount is negligible and has no noticeable effects.
Preliminary research indicates that cannabidiol may reduce adverse effects of THC, particularly those causing intoxication and sedation, but only at high doses. Safety studies of cannabidiol showed it is well-tolerated, but may cause tiredness, diarrhea, or changes in appetite as common adverse effects. Epidiolex documentation lists sleepiness, insomnia and poor quality sleep, decreased appetite, diarrhea, and fatigue.
One of the most important factors to remember when deciding is that whatever cannabis a person uses should have higher levels of CBD, with only trace amounts of THC. The purpose of using CBD is to gain the positive, natural effects that help with stress, inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, etc. THC in higher levels can create a psychoactive effect, which a bodybuilder or someone working out would not want.
On the outside to many I appear perfectly healthy which is probably why someone asked what’s wrong with you that you feel the need for this product? My go made me say nothing really, but in reality let me tell you this. Almost 5 years ago I was in a horrific automobile accident that most say should have taken my life. The doctors said the only reason I survived aside from a miracle was the fact that my bodybuilding lifestyle had me in top physical shape. I was able to recover from an incident in which most would have perished. I was in a coma intubated for the first week. Hospitalized a month overall. They had to remove my spleen and all of my ribs were broken which punctured a lung. Had a broken tailbone too. That really hurt for a long time. Needless to say, I still have plenty of aches and pains. I just try not to complain and be grateful for all that I have.
Did you know that pain is the number one reported condition for medical marijuana cards in the U.S.? In Colorado alone, 92% of patients, over 86,000 people, use cannabis to treat their chronic pain. Research on CBD and pain management has shown great promise and people are increasingly turning to cannabinoid therapy as the harms of opioids garner more attention and scrutiny.