One of the biggest concerns people have when they first heard about CBD is how safe is it ?. The short answer is CBD is super safe and is in fact safer than most things we put in our body on a daily basis. Here are 4 reasons why CBD is safe for both Humans and pets and you have nothing to worry about.
1. Cannabinoids such as CBD natural occur in the body
If you have been on the fence on talking CBD, What you may not realise, however, is that the human body actually produces its own endogenous cannabinoids. This is the natural equivalents of the CBD and can even be found in Breast milk. According to the findings of several major scientific studies, human breast milk naturally contains the same cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, which are vital for proper human development.
2. CBD is non addictive or dangerous according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)
The good news is that you don’t have to worry about getting hooked on CBD as it is non Addictive. A 27 page report published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on CBD confirms that not only is not dangerous, it is also not addictive. This report, which focussed solely on cannabidiol (CBD), represents a huge leap forward in dispelling past misunderstandings surrounding the cannabinoid. To read the full report on CBD follow this link https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/CannabidiolCriticalReview.pdf
3. You can’t overdose from CBD as it is non toxic
Another reason why CBD is so safe is the fact that you cannot overdose from taking to much. Several studies performed on CBD in both Humans and animals has confirmed it is no toxic. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) report on CBD concluded that it is “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile,”
A 2011 study analyzed the outcomes of a number of CBD doses, and even the study’s highest doses of 1,500 milligrams per day showed no signs of toxicity. So even if you are drinking a bottle of CBD a day it wont kill you but may kill your bank account.
4. CBD in non psychoactive so won’t get you high
CBD is non psychoactive which means it will not get you high. One of the biggest myths about CBD is that it can get you high which is impossible.
The reason for this is because the chemical which gets you high is known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is found mainly in Marijuana. CBD on the other hand is different Cannabinoid and found mainly in Hemp plants.
All CBD products in Europe are allowed to have no more than 0.2% THC in them (Trace amount). This level is so low that even if you drank a litre of CBD it wouldn’t have an intoxicating effect and get you high. To put this in perspective most marijunana taken to get high has THC levels of between 10-16%.
Not only does CBD not get you high but recent studies on CBD have also shown that CBD is capable of blocking THC activation of the CB1 receptor in cells. This follows the logic that CBD may be able to block the psychoactive effects of THC. In essence CBD is all health no High. So Unfortunately for some you have more chance of seeing a unicorn than getting high from CBD.