While cannabis has a long history of traditional medicinal use, CBD itself wasn’t identified until the 1940s. It was at this time that scientists were able to identify different cannabinoids and begin to isolate them. CBD’s endless popularity is often attributed to the fact that it contains very little THC. This allows users to get the medicinal and beneficial effects of CBD, without feeling the traditional “high” associated with cannabis use.
CBD products have rapidly become one of the most popular cannabis-derived products on the market. This has led to an explosion in companies offering different types of CBD-derived products that promise an assortment of effects. But just because CBD is legal and accessible does not mean that all CBD products are created equal.
Natural CBD is derived from the cannabis plant itself or from industrial hemp. Manufacturers of CBD products extract the CBD from these sources and then process it further to create a variety of CBD products like oils, gummies, cookies, and more.
The most natural CBD products (that is to say those with the least amount of processing) are called full-spectrum CBD. This CBD contains up to 0.3% THC. While broad-spectrum CBD contains only a couple molecules of CBD, while CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD. All three of these types of CBD are safe and efficient and natural CBD is what’s most commonly used in high-quality CBD gummies.
The creation of synthetic CBD went hand-in-hand with legalization of commercial cannabis. Manufacturers looking to increase their profits created an artificial cannabis product that reduced their production time, increased their output, and mimicked the facts of natural CBD. Of course, these manufacturers also claim that artificial CBD is just as safe as natural CBD. However, research has shown that prolonged use of artificial CBD can result in a number of concerning side effects, including neurological symptoms such as dizziness and insomnia, psychiatric symptoms like hallucinations and violence, and physical symptoms like nausea, physical addiction, and even coronary issues.
Should you use CBD gummies with natural or artificial CBD?
While synthetic or artificial CBD might be cheaper and more readily available (depending on your location), its risks outweigh its benefits. While most manufacturers do use natural CBD products when making high-quality CBD gummies, it’s important to check the ingredients or to send a message to the manufacturer to check the ingredients to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting before you start ingesting it. If the company is using natural CBD, they should be completely transparent in their response and be more than willing to give you the information you’re seeking about their products. After all, they’re talking to a potential customer!
Finding a brand that uses natural CBD shouldn’t be challenging. The market is booming with multiple companies that use high-quality, all-natural CBD for their products. However, there’s no harm in staying cautious when trying new products. Not only will artificial CBD not provide you with the benefits you were looking for, but they may also end up causing more adverse effects and health issues.
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