10 interesting about hemp and CBD facts you should know
Like THC, cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prominent among the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Do you really know everything about hemp and CBD? In today's blog post, we'll explore 10 fun facts you need to know.
1) Hemp is one of the world's oldest cultures
According to the CBD School, hemp may have been improved thanks to modern agriculture. In fact, the cultivation of the plant is very old. Archaeologists say it started around 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.
2) Queen Victoria, from England, used CBD in the 19th century
Want to know an interesting tidbit about the history of CBD? In the 19th century, the Queen of England used CBD-rich cannabis to alleviate menstrual cramps.
3) CBD is legal only if it is derived from hemp
CBD for marijuana or hemp with more than 0.3% THC is still illegal at the federal level. However, in states where medical and adult cannabis are allowed, it can be used and purchased legally. The laws in the USA vary from state to state.
4) There are different types of CBD oil
There are several types and formulas on the market, which normally fall into one of the three categories: 1) Full Spectrum, which contains the full spectrum of CBD; 2) Broad Spectrum, with a full spectrum of extracted cannabinoids and terpenes; and 3) Isolate, which is the purest form of CBD, having all other cannabis compounds removed.
5) CBD might help improve your brain function
A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests that “…administration of CBD… reduced short-term brain damage and was associated with extracerebral benefits.”
6) CBD can help reduce your stress
In some research studies, CBD has shown to be a promising alternative to drugs used to deal with stress-related health problems. CBD is useful as a mood stabilizer and antidepressant.
7) Did you know that cannabidiol is just one of more than 100 ingredients in cannabis plants?
You certainly know that cannabidiol is one of the ingredients of cannabis, but this doesn't mean that CBD is always associated with cannabis as a recreational drug. Cannabidiol is just one of the 100+ ingredients in the plant.
8) Cannabidiol works naturally with the body
Cannabidiol works naturally with a mammal’s cannabinoid receptor sites, which make up the endocannabinoid system and are found primarily in the brain and central nervous system.
9) CBD can also be beneficial for your pet
Mammals, like dogs, cats and horses, have an endocannabinoid system, the bodily system with which cannabinoids interact. Pet owners are discovering the benefits of adding CBD oil to their pets’ diets. It has shown to promote pets’ cardiovascular function, support healthy joints, and promote neurological health and emotional behavior.
10) In addition to not being an addictive substance, CBD blocks the addictive effect of other drugs
In a 2013 study, scientists found that CBD can successfully block the addictive effects of highly addictive painkillers, such as morphine. In research, it was found that CBD is capable of reducing the pleasure of the drugs in question.