What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two main compounds in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties and is not addictive. People can take CBD without feeling tired, paranoid, hungry or buzzed. CBD has been extensively studied for medical benefits. Clinical trials and other scientific research illustrate CBD’s usefulness in treating pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression, addiction and many other conditions.
CBD is extracted from strains of hemp genetically selected for their very low THC concentration. Any remaining THC is removed entirely through processing. Thus, a person taking purified CBD will not contain THC.
The NIH Confirms CBD is
Multiple small studies of CBD safety in humans in both placebo-controlled and open trials have demonstrated that it is well tolerated across a wide dosage range. No significant central nervous system side effects, or effects on vital signs or mood, have been seen at doses of up to 1500 mg/day (p.o.) or 30 mg (i.v.) in both acute and chronic administration.
You can use CBD and not test positive for THC on drug tests. In fact, Jake Plummer and other NFL players and athletic trainers are taking the lead in expanding CBD use for pain and inflammation in professional athletes. Athletes and trainers are well aware of the risks posed by other analgesics used to treat pain:
Ibuprofen is hard on the stomach and kidneys and can raise blood pressure.
Acetaminophen is really hard on the liver and isn’t a good anti-inflammatory
Narcotics result in high addiction rates