CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the 110 cannabinoids present in the hemp plant. People actively use CBD oil for anxiety and depression, and other health problems. They consider it a safe and natural alternative to conventional products for their overall wellbeing. After several studies, researchers have reported that frequent use of cannabis may further develop into a habit for some people. This could be due to the high THC content in such cannabis strains. CBD oil itself is not addictive. Hemp-derived CBD oil contains a maximum of 0.3% THC, which is nowhere near getting anyone high.
In this blog, we will discuss the subject of CBD and addiction, but first, let’s learn about the possibilities of CBD dependence.
HOW DOES CBD INTERACT WITH YOUR BRAIN?
The neurological effects of CBD oil are mediated by the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). ECS produces ligands that bind to cannabinoid receptors CB1 & CB2, which are the primary cannabinoid receptors as per the researchers (though there are many more, these are the main ones).
CB1 receptors help regulate mood, coordination, and other bodily functions primarily found in the central nervous system. In contrast, CB2 receptors affect pain and inflammation and are located in the immune system.
CBD doesn’t affect ECS receptors as it doesn’t have a direct affinity to the CB1 receptor. But CBD can target serotonin 1A receptors through which it can target mechanisms responsible for emotional control and mood stabilization. CBD also affects CB2 receptors, which further help in reducing oxidative stress, which refers to the disturbance in the balance between ROS (reactive oxygen species) production and antioxidant defenses.
CBD & ADDICTION: IS IT TRUE?
According to WHO (World Health Organization) and human experimental research evidence, CBD doesn’t have the potential to be addictive. These results are obtained in both animal and human experiments which clearly shows that CBD exhibits no effects that may lead to dependence or abuse. As of now, there have been no case reports of addiction due to the use of CBD. Moreover, WHO also doesn’t have any data pointing to such issues.
IS CBD SAFE?
Yes, CBD is completely safe and well-tolerated in humans. Several studies have concluded that one can take as high as 1,500 mg dosage of CBD for several weeks without any dangerous side effects. Though consuming too much CBD at a time might trigger some reactions like:
- Change in appetite
Now that you know that CBD is safe and non-addictive, let’s find out how addiction works. Addiction to anything holds a potent influence on the brain, and it typically occurs in three ways:
- Intensely craving something
- Loss of control over its use
- Continuous involvement despite the consequences
While existing scientific evidence suggests that CBD is non-addictive. But continuous use and a heavy dose of CBD may increase the risk of dependence in some people, irrespective of the fact based on studies that CBD by itself doesn’t appear to be addictive. However, the long-term effects of CBD oil are still unknown since all the studies are in their early stages. Future studies and large-scale tests for general safety evaluation from a large population are required.
HOW DOES FLOWER CHILD CBD PLAY ITS PART?
We support the phrase “Do What You Love,” and this is what we believe in. We help people by giving them ways to help themselves. We offer top-of-the-line hemp products and educate people on the benefits of CBD and CBG. The idea of supporting and offering high-quality hemp products is to generate ripples of health, positivity, and empowerment that can reach all those in need.
We have different products like CBD oil, CBD tinctures, CBD pet products, CBD Teas, and others. You can also buy CBG hemp flower online. Our CBD and CBG hemp flowers are grown in Oregon and Colorado and shipped to Washington to produce different CBD & CBG products. Our hemp is grown organically in delicious, fertile soil. They are fed with organic mushroom and compost tea to ensure that our farm produce grows strong and healthy.
We still use the old-fashioned extraction method in which we use food-grade alcohol to extract cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids from the hemp flowers. You can simply compare our products with other manufacturers and check the difference in quality. You would see and feel a difference due to differences in the extraction process. From smokables to munchies, pet products to tinctures, and others, everything is top-notch. Visit our website to browse through our complete CBD/CBG product range.