Let’s take a step back. Both hemp and marijuana fall into the cannabis genus. Cannabis plants contain two naturally-occurring compounds: cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD and THC are both cannabinoids but have different effects on the body. Most prominently, THC has psychoactive effects and CBD doesn’t, which is why CBD doesn’t make you feel high.
People use CBD for almost everything. Name a medical condition and there’s likely someone out there treating it with CBD or other cannabis products. But when someone claims that CBD cured their migraines or skin rash, take it with a grain of salt. Because the CBD industry is so new, there simply hasn’t been enough research to fully understand its effects yet.
Like other medications, CBD can have side effects, too. In one study , one-third of CBD users reported a non-serious side effect, including dry mouth, euphoria, hunger, irritated eyes, and/or fatigue. And according to Michael Hall, MD, the founder of the Hall Longevity Clinic , the spectrum of side effects is even broader.
“CBD contains multiple oil-based terpenes, which can excite the immune system,” says Dr. Hall. “The most common side effects associated with CBD-based products include sleepiness, sedation, and lethargy; elevated liver enzymes; decreased appetite; diarrhea; rash; fatigue, malaise, and weakness; insomnia, and possible interaction with some prescription medications.”
According to our SingleCare survey, nearly half of CBD users prefer oils/tinctures, lotions/balms, and gummies. But there’s a growing market for CBD edibles.
FLOWER MOUND, Texas , Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CBDOilUsers.com, a leading CBD education website, has released its 2020 list of the best CBD oils for anxiety, available at https://cbdoilusers.com/cbd-oil-for-anxiety/.
According to recent data, Americans are reporting higher levels of anxiety and depression related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a survey conducted by Healthline, 49% of respondents showed some signs of anxiety or depression as compared to the historical rate of 37%.
"There definitely isn’t one particular brand or product that works for everyone," Brian Peterson , the managing editor of CBDOilUsers.com, said. "The 5 brands on our list are the ones mentioned most often by users in our Facebook groups. Users typically try a few different products to find the one that works best for them. The most important thing is to start slow and gradually increase the amount being taken over time to find your personal ‘sweet spot’ serving size."
With an estimated 3,500 companies now selling CBD online, choosing the right product can be a challenge for new users. The list of the best CBD oils for anxiety published by CBDOilUsers.com can help consumers identify the safe and reputable brands that are the most popular and trusted by others. All of the brands on the list offer lab-tested products at fair prices and have received overwhelmingly positive reviews from users.
For a growing number of Americans, CBD has become an effective way to help them manage anxiety and stress. Prior to the pandemic in March, anxiety was already cited by users as the #1 reason for taking CBD products. So it’s no surprise that their popularity has continued to increase in the last few months.