Is CBD oil just a fad?

 
 

It seems too good to be true at times, but we may be on to something with CBD.

The CBD industry has received incredible exposure over the past several years.  Looking back 10, even 5 years ago, not many knew about CBD- much less what it does. CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is just 1 of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.  CBD is non-psychoactive unlike it’s sister cannabinoid, THC. 

Our pharmaceutical driven society has led us to believe that we need many different solutions in order to tackle several issues.  The major difference with CBD is that it doesn’t actually do anything itself, per se, rather it signals your body to react.

Because the human body (and every other vertebrate) actually produces cannabinoids naturally, it requires them for proper balance and function, like any other hormone.  When hormones are out of balance, the body doesn’t function optimally. Once the cannabinoids are replenished in the system, the body can resume it’s normal functions properly.

So, why are so many of us cannabinoid deficient?  Over time, our diet and environment have changed drastically.  Before the prohibition in the late 1930’s, hemp was grown across the country and our livestock grazed in fields where hemp was grown.  Back then, our diets were still rich in cannabinoids through both the animals that we consumed, as well as the vegetables that were more nutritious. 

Most short term fads have a tremendous popularity right off the bat and then taper off over time as people no longer have a need for the item.  CBD is clearly different.  Our body will never stop craving cannabinoids. Unless we change our diet and eat primarily plant based, unprocessed foods, there will always be a need for CBD supplements.

According to Google trends, searches for CBD have increased steadily over prior year.  This trend will continue to move up as more and more studies are completed on the efficacy of cannabidiol. 

There are countless benefits to cannabinoid supplements including better sleep, improved mood, and less pain. If you are interested in learning more about how exactly cannabinoids work in the body, head over to our main blog post page.  We cover a variety of topics regarding the endocannabinoid system and hemp supplements. 

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