5 Facts About CBD all Fibromyalgia Sufferers Should Know
5 FACTS ABOUT CBD ALL FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERERS SHOULD KNOW
Last week we took a look at the condition known as Fibromyalgia syndrome, and how those suffering from it were increasingly using CBD as a supplement to try and help manage the condition – largely due to an increasing number of anecdotal reports of CBD’s success. Today we are going to look at a few facts about CBD oil that anyone with fibromyalgia should know.
1. First and foremost, CBD is a cannabinoid found in both hemp and cannabis. It is one of 111 cannabinoids found within these plants, the most infamous and well known being THC. However, unlike THC, CBD is completely non-psychoactive, meaning it cannot get you high. Although still being researched, current evidence suggests that CBD is safe for human consumption.
2. The effectiveness of CBD has not been clinically proven - although the initial research that has been done into the effects of CBD is extremely promising. It is important to understand that all success stories are anecdotal, and while it appears to improve the situation for many Fibromyalgia sufferers, it is by no means a cure.
3. CBD Oil is considered legal in the EU as long as it is produced from certified and regulated hemp. This ensures that the hemp does not contain illegal levels of THC – which in turn would make any CBD oil produced from it illegal (Cibdol CBD Oil is produced from legal, certified organic EU hemp).
4. The quality of CBD sold online can vary. For example, a bottle can state a content of 5% CBD, but this may denote the content of the CBD paste used to make up the oil, which is then further diluted. For this reason, it is important to look at the actual content in mg per bottle. This allows you to work out CBD content in relation to the entire bottle. It is also good to look out for proof of certified testing. For example, we have every batch lab tested for content to ensure you know what you are getting – this is viewable on our homepage.
5. There are two types of CBD and there is a distinction between them - CBD and CBD-A. CBD-A is the raw precursor of CBD; it is thought to be less active than CBD and thus less therapeutic. CBDA needs much more in-depth research into its properties to see exactly what it can and can’t do – although some initial results show it does have a few beneficial effects. Some CBD oils contain CBD-A as well as CBD, so it is important to understand the distinction.
With these five facts in hand, it should be much easier for anyone with fibromyalgia to make an informed decision about whether they want to pursue CBD as a health supplement!