Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is the “it” health trend of the moment. The chemical compound found in cannabis plants made its way into America’s hearts over the last few years thanks to all its purported benefits, including the potential to help people get a better night’s sleep and stave off anxiety, as well as with even more serious matters like fighting nausea in cancer patients and assisting children suffering from epilepsy disorders.
However, despite CBD being everywhere and in everything—infused in popular snack brands and even sewn into the fabric of workout clothes—people seem more confused than ever about what exactly this hemp extract does. So with help from two cannabis-specialist doctors, we’re unpacking five of the biggest CBD myths and looking at the facts from all sides.
Excerpted from Real Simple