CBD is everywhere, we know that, but are they all they are claimed to be and are CBD products a scam? With information from various sources stating that CBD is a cure-all, while others warn of the dangers of what is essentially a modern-day snake oil, it’s hard to know what to believe.
And that leads us to a very important question and one that, despite what we do, we are going to be completely honest and unbiased about.
Are CBD products a scam?
What is CBD?
A quick science lesson to start here in case it’s necessary. CBD stands for cannabidiol, it is a cannabinoid which occurs in plants, predominantly industrial hemp plants.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid (meaning it doesn’t get you high) which interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system.
We have articles on this site which explain all the above in detail if you need it, so we’re just going to leave this here for this one and move on to the crux of the issue.
Can CBD Products be Trusted?
This question is a complex one, and to answer it, we have to tweak it a little. The question is not so much about the trustworthiness of CBD products, but more about those who supply them.
One thing that it is vital to be aware of is that the CBD market is somewhat lacking in regulation at this point, meaning that the less pure-minded of suppliers can use this lack of regulation to their advantage, and to your detriment.
This can result in products being falsely labelled in terms of ingredients, or stamped with false claims.
While it is difficult to know at first how to avoid these companies, there are some ways.
How to Avoid Bad CBD Products
The main thing that can protect you when it comes to bad products, whether it be CBD or anything else, is research.
It is worth putting research into any CBD supplier before you use them, to check they are known to be trustworthy, but there’s more than that to be done too.
CBD research is of the utmost importance, especially when it comes to the claims being made.
The only thing that CBD has been scientifically proven to help with at this point is symptoms of epilepsy, which is huge and has led to a CBD drug being given FDA approval in the US.
Beyond that, there is substantial anecdotal evidence and scientific studies which have shown promising results in terms of other potential benefits of CBD, but this research is still ongoing and has not yet reached the point where it can be classified as scientific evidence.
That isn’t to say CBD doesn’t have these benefits, it may, but we simply do not know for sure yet.
As a result, any company making claims that are not backed up by science at this point should be avoided, because, above everything else, they are breaking the law by making such claims.
Are Genuine CBD Products a scam, Though?
What about the CBD you get from a respected supplier though? Is it a miracle drug or snake oil?
The answer, to be honest, is probably neither. CBD certainly has enough testimonials to suggest it works for a lot of people, and, as stated above, the science is promising.
However, as we always say, it is up to you to make the right decision on whether CBD products are right for you.
We are here to help, to provide all the information, and answer any questions you may have, do don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The products we sell do not have proven health benefits. While research is being carried out, these products are not, and should not, be considered to be medical products.
Any information we give in these articles is taken from scientific research, but should not be considered as a statement of fact. Links and information included in these articles do not reflect the opinion of Plant & Hemp. Any link to scientific studies is for information only, and not intended as a proof of any specific fact, or to validate any specific opinion.
We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for.