Dissecting The CBD Craze: Why CBD Oil Is More Than Just Another Fad

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Cannabidiol is being advertised as a cool, revolutionary solution for numerous health issues, including anxiety which is one of the most common illnesses in today’s society.

Many celebrities use and endorse CBD products and some of them even invested money in it and launched their own CBD brands.

But, is Cannabidiol really so curative or is it just a new ‘snake oil’?

Are these CBD products going to disappear soon or are they here to stay?

In order to find the answers we checked whether there are some scientifically proven health benefits of using CBD and who are the people and companies behind CBD?

Because sometimes even bad products can become popular if advertised well.

Here is what we found! 

9 proven health benefits of using CBD

Here is the list of all health benefits of using CBD products that were confirmed by science.

Cannabidiol is an effective medicine for:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Some heart conditions
  • Pain
  • Stress and burnout
  • Problems caused by cancer treatment and chemotherapy
  • Acne
  • Neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis and epilepsy)

Of course, not every CBD product can help you to solve health issues.

Eating a CBD gummy bear probably won’t help you to fight anxiety, so we recommend you to ask your doctor for advice before making a decision on which CBD products to buy.

There are some specific CBD products on the market that were created as a remedy for some specific health issues. For example, Epidiolex was created to help people who suffer from epilepsy.

It is also important to choose the right strength and dosage. 

Potential health benefits of CBD

Here are some of the health benefits of CBD that were not yet officially confirmed, but some studies suggest that those may be true:

  • Helps to prevent diabetes
  • Helps to prevent cancer
  • Reduces psychotic symptoms
  • Helps to overcome drug addiction
  • Cures erectile dysfunction

Who can use CBD products?

Almost anyone can use CBD products, even kids, and that’s one more reason for the huge popularity that CBD has.

There are also some CBD products for pets.

However, pregnant women should not use Cannabidiol because it was not yet thoroughly tested on pregnant women.

CBD also shouldn’t be used by people who use some other medications that may interact with it. In those cases, check with your doctor whether you can use Cannabidiol or not.

Of course, people who are drunk or who have used some other drug, shouldn’t use CBD until they get sober. 

Side effects of CBD

Although there are many health benefits of using CBD products, there are also some side effects that may occur:

  • Changes in appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue/Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Interacts with several medications

When using CBD products, make sure to check the expiry date and to read dosage guidelines, as well as to consult with your doctor.

Most of the side effects occur when people take too much of CBD.

However, there are no known cases of fatal overdose from CBD.

What does CBD oil make you feel like and what does it taste like?

CBD oil doesn’t make you ‘high’, but many users claim that it makes their body ‘high’, without altering their mind.

When it comes to the taste, most of the people who tried CBD oil don’t like it, because it is a little bit bitter.

So that’s the reason why there are CBD oils with many different flavors on the market.

How to use CBD oil?

Using a pipette you should put a drop or a few drops, depending on your dose, under the tongue or on your tongue.

You should also make sure that you don’t eat, drink or use other medicines fifteen minutes before and fifteen minutes after you take CBD oil.

Does CBD show up on a drug test?

This is an important question for all the people that need to pass drug tests in order to get a job.

CBD doesn’t show up on drug tests, as most of the tests screen for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and not for Cannabidiol (CBD).

However, some CBD products contain a small amount of THC because it enhances the effect.

So be careful when choosing CBD products if you need to pass drug tests.

Is CBD legal in the USA?

CBD products that are derived from marijuana are not legal in all states, but those that are derived from hemp are allowed in all fifty states. 

Most popular CBD brands

Here is the list of the most popular CBD brands so far, but we can expect that some of the biggest companies in the world will enter this industry soon. (Source: DailyCBD.com)

For example, Coca-Cola is in talks with Aurora Cannabis to make marijuana-infused drinks.

  • Receptra Naturals
  • Green Roads
  • PureKana
  • KOI CBD
  • HempWorx
  • Hemp Bombs
  • Ignite
  • American Shaman
  • Plus CBD Oil
  • Premium Jane
  • Elixinol
  • Highland Pharms
  • Nuleaf Naturals 

Famous people who endorse CBD products

Here is the list of some of the most influential people who use, endorse or have invested in CBD industry:

  • Mike Tyson (launched his own brand ‘CopperGel’)
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Dan Bilzerian (launched his own brand ‘Ignite CBD’)
  • Tom Hanks
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Alessandra Ambrosio
  • Steve Kerr
  • Rihanna
  • Whoppi Goldberg
  • Seth Rogen
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Mandy Moore

Except those famous people there are also many female models on Instagram who advertise CBD products to their huge audiences.

Most of them work for Dan Bilzerian’s brand ‘Ignite’ and have a big impact, especially on young male users, because they make them affiliate CBD with the girls that they dream of. 

Price range of CBD products

CBD products can be bought for as low as $6.99, but there are also some expensive CBD oils priced at over $400 for a 60 ml bottle which contains 3,5 gr of Cannabidiol.

What are the most popular types of CBD products?

CBD products come in many forms. There are over 7 types of Cannabidiol products on the market and here is the list of the most popular so far:

  • Tinctures/Drops
  • Capsules/Pills
  • Sprays
  • Topicals
  • Edibles
  • Vapes
  • Toothpicks 

Is CBD oil just another fad or is it here to stay?

Knowing that there are already many proven health benefits of using CBD products and that CBD industry is backed by such big companies and influential people, we can be sure that CBD isn’t just another fad.

Although CBD is relatively new, it was already accepted by a big part of the society and by a big number of companies.

Even some movie rental stores now offer their customers to order CBD products along with DVDs because they know that people usually watch movies to relax and CBD can definitely help them with that too.

There are also hotels that already offer CBD infused food to their guests, so it is not just strong online advertising, CBD products are really everywhere.