Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in marijuana that has been gaining attention due to its potential health benefits. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a prescription drug, and it can be legally included in cosmetic products. However, there are still CBD products on the market that are labeled as dietary supplements. CBD is not harmful and does not cause a “high”.
It is an effective anticonvulsant medication, but more research is needed to determine its other benefits and safety. CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana that produces a high. It is available in various forms, such as oil, extract, vaporized liquid, and oil-based capsule. The only FDA-approved CBD product is a prescription oil called Epidiolex, which is used to treat two types of epilepsy.
State laws regarding the use of CBD vary, and more research is needed to determine its other benefits and safety. Food, beverages, and beauty products are among the many CBD-infused products available online. However, there is a risk of unreliable purity and dosage of CBD in these products. In addition, THC was found in 18 products.
Therefore, it is important to consult your doctor before using any product containing CBD. The World Anti-Doping Agency has removed CBD from its list of banned substances, so professional and amateur athletes from all disciplines and countries can use it without any restrictions. However, people who are breastfeeding are advised to avoid CBD due to potential adverse effects. The FDA has concluded that THC or CBD do not pose an immediate health hazard. Therefore, consumers should keep in mind that products labeled as hemp or CBD may contain other ingredients such as THC, pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria or fungi. Like energy drinks and protein bars, which may contain vitamin or herbal additives, foods and beverages can be ingested with CBD as an alternative means of ingesting the substance.