What is CBD?

CBD has grown in popularity over the past decade and has created a complicated reputation for itself. In order to address the questions about CBD, we will highlight some common myths about it to better understand its potential benefits and uses. 

What is CBD?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is a compound extracted from the hemp plant.  It is one of more than 100 unique compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids.  Cannabinoids are known to promote health and to keep people resilient to changes in their environment.  And while CBD is an incredibly safe and therapeutic component of cannabis, as its popularity grows, so do the many misconceptions associated with it.  Here are 3 myths about CBD.

MYTH #1: CBD MAKES YOU HIGH

MYTH #2: ALL CBD COMES FROM MARIJUANA

MYTH #3: HEMP AND MARIJUANA ARE THE SAME

In summary, CBD can be misunderstood and has some common misconceptions. CBD oil and lotion can be used to help manage epilepsy, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Studies show that applying CBD on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis and inhibit inflammatory and neuropathic pain (Grinspoon, 2018). While CBD has shown possible side effects, such as nausea, fatigue, and irritability, consult with your medical provider to ask if CBD would be a beneficial treatment for you and your chronic pain and if it may interefere with any of your current medications or illnesses. 

At Signe Spine & Rehab, we have CBD products for sale at the recommendation of our medical providers at our office. Call or visit us today to inquire about our products to see if they are right for you! 

 

Reference:

Grinspoon, P. (2020, April 22). Cannabidiol (CBD) - what we know and what we don't. Harvard Health Blog. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476#:~:text=A%20study%20from%20the%20European,of%20chronic%20pain%20to%20treat.

Author
Jocelyn Patterson Jocelyn is one of our wonderful Medical Receptionists who handles our patient's check-in process, referrals, customer satisfaction, and CBD sales! She has worked with Signe Spine for over 2 years and has experiences in the medical field and is a business entrepreneur.

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