The popularity of CBD continues to grow.
CBD, which stands for Cannabidiol, which itself is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, is all the rage these days.
Everybody wants to know about CBD and its purported medical benefits – benefits which range from reducing stress and anxiety to relieving pain to helping with acne and much, much more.
So just how popular has CBD become? Well, according to a recent article in Forbes, it is now among the most popular things on the Internet.
In fact, search result statistics show that CBD is now more popular than all of these people and things:
It’s also more popular than THC, the other prominent compound found in cannabis (we’ll talk more about this in a minute), aspirin, the Keto Diet and more.
And by buzz we mean the attention and word-of-mouth that it is generating not a literal “buzz” or “high.”
That’s because CBD is not a psychoactive substance; it does not make users high.
Creating that “high” feeling when people use marijuana is the job of THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. You see, there are two types of cannabis plants – marijuana and hemp.
Marijuana is high in THC and contains less CBD while hemp contains more CBD and only trace amounts of THC.
In fact, hemp has to contain 0.2% THC or less. That’s why users of hemp, or CBD from hemp, do not have to worry about getting “high.”
CBD is being used in more and more products – everything from tinctures and oils to candy to tea to skin cream to bath bombs to beard oils and more. You’ll also now find CBD in pet products, in coffee shops and even in beer.
Marketwatch.com reports that “the worldwide market for Cannabidiol (CBD) is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 32.0% over the next five years (and) will reach 1251.8 million US$ in 2024, from 311.8 million US$ in 2019.”
Those figures might be on the conservative side, though. BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research recently projected “that the collective market for CBD sales in the U.S. will surpass $20 billion by 2024.”
Meanwhile, New York-based investment bank Cowen & Co is estimating that the market could pull in $15 billion by 2025.
The growth of CBD and the attention it is receiving from the public at large have also led to a number of new studies.
ScienceNews.org reports that “National Institutes of Health funding for CBD studies went from zero in 2014 to an estimated $16 million in 2018.”
And those figures have only risen higher since then. Currently, there are trials under way to determine CBD’s affects on anxiety, pain, opioid addiction, depression and many other health problems.
Recent CBD findings include:
One unfortunate development arising from CBD’s growing popularity is that more and more entrepreneurs are trying to get involved in the market. Many of these new business owners don’t care as much about the quality of their products as they do their profit margins.
As a result many are cutting corners in the manufacturing process and in the quality of ingredients their products contain.
For instance a study published in JAMA in 2017 found that of 84 CBD products only 26 were labeled correctly and 22 of the products had less CBD than they claimed. That’s not all, 36 of the products contained more CBD than they claimed and 18 of them also contained THC.
Also in late 2017 and early 2018, 52 people became ill in the United States after taking products they thought contained CBD. The people suffered hallucinations, vomiting and seizures. The products, many of which were labeled as “CBD Oil” actually contained a synthetic cannabinoid and that ingredient had poisoned the users.
To protect your safety and ensure you are able to enjoy maximum benefits from a CBD product look for a well-established provider that has built a strong reputation for delivering high quality CBD-infused products.
One way to do this is to carefully study CBD provider websites and read their customer testimonials. One company that has consistently stood out among CBD providers is Sarah’s Blessing.
Based in London, Sarah’s Blessing uses CBD that is obtained from hemp grown organically in Switzerland.
Sarah’s Blessing also uses cutting-edge CO2 extraction technology to ensure the purity of its CBD, which is also cold-pressed and unrefined to further protect its strength.
Sarah’s Blessing offers CBD oil (3 concentrations), CBD tea (3 flavors), CBD candy and CBD cream among other products.
Thanks to providers like Sarah’s Blessing it is beginning to look more and more like CBD may be one of those discoveries that actually lives up to all the hype.
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