CBD is everywhere right now. So many young people love CBD products and it’s not hard to see why. It’s claimed to help treat several issues such as mental health and anxiety to reducing pain and soreness sustained from injury.
But young people don’t have to have something wrong with them or suffering from a medical condition to love CBD. Some young people take CBD to help them sleep or use it as part of their skincare routine.
This has generated massive interest in the CBD industry as a whole. For a start, the market is expected to be worth more than $16 billion in 2025 according to some research.
There is also a lot of publicity through social media as celebrities, influencers and athletes are using CBD. In the states where it’s legal, you can even pick it up at a local gas station.
If you have thought about using CBD but you’re worried about the fact it comes from the marijuana plant, you can relax. This is because CBD is not psychoactive compound so will not get you high; it’s THC, the other common compound in marijuana that gets you high.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD is a cannabinoid and interacts with our internal endocannabinoid system. When it enters the body, it attaches to cell receptors that control communication and improve bodily functions.
Specifically, CBD controls CB2 receptors that are found in the brain, central nervous system, immune system, digestive system and throughout the body. This is why the effects of CBD can be felt all over.
Now, in terms of what CBD can do for you, here are a few benefits and why young people love CBD products so much.
CBD Is Legal
To those unfamiliar with CBD, it can be easy to think that because it comes from marijuana, it is not legal across the US. However, CBD is entirely legal at the federal level as long as it is extracted from the hemp plant.
At present, doctors cannot prescribe CBD products as medicine as there is still a lot of work to be done to prove its effectiveness. However, what is known is the current evidence is positive enough for use.
Effects Of CBD
Here are some of the main benefits and effects of CBD that young people love:
• Lowers blood pressure
• Helps to relieve stress, depression and anxiety
• Reduces pain and soreness
• Treats seizures
• Improves gut health
Some studies suggest that CBD can help to fight against some serious conditions like cancer but more research is required.
CBD also acts as a powerful antioxidant, making it popular in skincare products.
But even with all this being said, anyone that is thinking about taking CBD while they are on existing medication should always consult with their doctor before jumping in.
CBD Is Safe
Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects so it won’t get you high.
There are other reasons why CBD is safe too. For example, there are little side effects to taking it – and those that do exist are not as serious compared to traditional medicine.
Here are a few associated side effects of CBD:
• Change in appetite
• Nausea and diarrhea
• Mood swings
• Dry mouth
To reduce the chances of feeling these side effects, always make sure that the proper dosage recommendations are followed. It’s also best to avoid driving when taking CBD.
CBD Can Be Taken In Different Ways
Per Healthcare Weekly staff, CBD oil is one of the most popular ways to take the substance. Drop it underneath the tongue and hold it there for a few seconds before swallowing. Sprays are also available for those that prefer not to use CBD oil drops.
But there are plenty of other ways to take CBD. Depending on what it’s used for, certain methods have advantages over others.
For example, young people love CBD gummies. Since it must pass through the digestive system, it can take longer to absorb into the bloodstream to feel the effects but they will last longer too. Plus, the gummies come in different flavors to make it a more enjoyable and delicious experience.
CBD vaping is another way young people love using. Vaping sends the CBD straight to the lungs for almost instant absorption, meaning the effects are felt pretty much straight away.
For skin care or pain issues, taking it topically through creams is an excellent way to treat the condition.
Pets Can Take CBD
Like humans, pets also have an endocannabinoid system ie cells that help CBD work its magic all over the body. This means that young people can give their pets CBD and it will give them the same benefits as them.
One great reason for this is to help a restless pet sleep. It is completely safe and they will never have a better sleep.
However, the dosage for pets isn’t quite as clear cut as for humans. If you are considering giving CBD to your pet, seek advice from your vet beforehand. If they are on medication already, it’s wise to keep them taking it, rather than replacing it with CBD.
Experts On CBD
So, while young people love CBD products, it’s also important to consider CBD experts’ opinions.
Overall, according to CBDMag, the reviews are mixed as there isn’t enough evidence to support a handful of claims.
However, experts do not disregard any of the stronger supporting evidence that does already exist. They cannot prescribe patients with CBD for this reason, but what they can do is recommend cannabinoids as a natural remedy.
There are also concerns over the regulations, specifically the lack of them, in the CBD industry. One of the main reasons for concern is over some manufacturers incorrectly labelling dosing instructions and how much CBD is actually in a given product.
This is important because even though CBD will not get you high, a higher dose can increase the chances of experiencing the side effects listed previously.
The Bottom Line
Many young people love CBD products because the proven benefits make it worth taking. With social media and other platforms making CBD more mainstream, more and more people will likely start using it sooner rather than later.
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