The cannabis plant has been used for thousands of years and in recent times has earned newfound acceptance among a growing movement of people looking for natural alternatives.
“Big pharma” drugs either aren’t working for people or are giving them less-than-desirable side-effects. But despite this, there are some barriers currently holding this ancient medicine back from being accepted more widely:
1. Chemical Compound Confusion
We love diving deep into science and chemical compounds around here! Cannabis is a complex plant with over 400 chemical entities of which more than 60 of them are cannabinoid compounds. Just one of these 60 compounds is THC (the one that gets you high). CBD (derived from the hemp plant) on the other hand, has NO psychoactive effects at all and instead, delivers a whole suite of wellness benefits.
2. Uncertainty About Laws
Because of the confusion around CBD versus THC, many people are understandably confused about the legality of using CBD products. We are law abiders and we’re proud to say that Sagely Naturals uses hemp, not marijuana, in all of our products, so they are legal to be sold in all 50 States. Plus, we triple test every batch to ensure it has no traces of THC.
3. “Too Good to Be True”
CBD acts like a lock and key system with the human body’s existing receptors, sending signals to the specific problem area, and then targeting temporary, occasional discomfort. The fact that this system already exists in our bodies is what enables CBD to be so supportive.
So what’s the problem? The benefits and applications of CBD are so vast that this can cause doubts and mistrust. We think a little skepticism is healthy because it ensures that more people are doing their own research, plus it will help distinguish the high-quality CBD products from the lesser alternatives. Research away!
CBD can be nourishing and nurturing when made with care and the right ingredients. And while breaking down barriers to even wider acceptance of this ancient medicine might not happen overnight, we’re confident in its ability to help even more people deal with the toxic effects of modern-day living over time.
The Cannabis plant continues to be studied and tested by scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare professionals adding to the already growing body of evidence.
So if you’re dealing with temporary, occasional discomfort or exercise-induced inflammation or soreness consider adding CBD as your modern-day health and wellness partner. It might be an ancient herb, but it’s far from being history.