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Beyond the Misconceptions: The Truth About CBD

Most people have heard of CBD by now. This unique cannabis oil, which is completely free of any intoxicants, has been making headlines everywhere, check What’s the real deal with this popular new product?

What You Need to Know About CBD

CBD, short for cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant. THC and CBD, add to the compounds that have positive effects.  They are just one of 400 active compounds found within the plant, others can be CBG, CBN, and also different derivatives of THC, such as delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol which is a different compound when compared to the usual Delta-9 you find within cannabis. Cannabidiol is another. These chemical compounds are natural and exist within the human body. CBD is naturally found in a mother’s breast milk and is an important nutrient for a growing baby. Perhaps that’s why our bodies respond to it so well even as adults.

CBD has very few side effects, and most people don’t experience side effects at all. When they do happen, they’re usually minor. It’s things like feeling tired or experiencing dry mouth.


Misconceptions About CBD

There are a lot of people out there who are threatened by CBD use. They either don’t understand how it works or have a vested interest in keeping people away from it. This has led to a lot of rumors and misconceptions.

Many people assume that CBD gets you high. After all, it’s often sourced from the cannabis plant, which has been controversial throughout history. People assume that CBD is federally illegal, just like cannabis. However, that isn’t the case. In the United States, CBD is legal at the federal level, provided that the mixture it comes in contains no more than 0.3 percent THC. In legal states, THC and CBD are often sold together in the same mixture. There’s no need for anxiety when you buy CBD anxiety products from MINERAL. All MINERAL products are pure CBD and contain no THC or other intoxicants.

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The Benefits of CBD

Many studies are currently being conducted to further discover the benefits of this amazing compound. Based on what we know so far, we have reason to believe that CBD can help improve numerous conditions and help a person have a greater sense of well-being. People use CBD to assist with the symptoms of PTSD, provide pain relief, soothe insomnia, and much more. Many people have also noticed that it can provide relief from feelings of anxiety.

CBD really began making it into the spotlight because of its ability to treat seizures. A quick online search brings up many articles discussing it as an epilepsy treatment. Recent studies have show that CBD is “superior to placebo” in reducing the number of seizures experienced by patients with Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes. Chelsea Leyland, a British cannabis activist and epileptic, is currently making a documentary about the fight to legalize CBD in the United Kingdom.

How to Consume CBD

Now that you know a little about CBD, you might be interested in trying it for yourself. There are oils, tinctures, vaporizers, edible treats, and many lotions and other topical products to try - if you're having a hard time choosing between gummies, you might find this guide over at to be helpful. There’s even CBD for your pets that can help them with things like pain management and anxiety too. By visiting MINERAL in East Austin, Texas, you can explore the world of CBD products for yourself.

MINERAL is more than just a store. It’s a CBD community center, a place where people can learn more about what CBD can do for the world. The store also hosts events for the community to provide general education on the vegan lifestyle and plant-based wellness.