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Charlotte, the girl of five years old with Dravet syndrome, became known in one fell swoop in 2013. She had epilepsy attacks, up to 300 seizures a day, and the normal medicines did not help. Until the parents got in touch with medical some cannabis growers in 2011, they created a special oil for Charlotte to try. Within days the attacks decreased and the numbers dropped to as low as 3 per month. This got better and better, until months later the situation improved and Charlotte started to learn to walk, she could dress and even talk and eat.
Charlotte helped spread the news about CBD oil for epileptic patients. In 2013, after her interview with Dr. Sanjay Guptatoen in a documentary, CBD was still illegal in many states in the US. As a consequence, many people (with children) with epilepsy moved to Calorado where CBD and cannabis were legal.

CBD as food trend.

CBD as food trend [Carl’s Jr. Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight]
Now, we see CBD oil almost everywhere. CBD is called a food supplement and according to trend watchers you may call it a food trend. CBD helps sell food, using the many benefits of CBD as a reason for eating the product. It’s also easy because of the versatility of which you can use CBD and add this to. For example, products that have be enriched with CBD are sports drinks – helps you ease the pain. Tea – can help you sleep. Chocolate – to help you concentrate and more. CBD is often included in the diet, because some people may not like the taste of CBD, others mainly eat the products with the simple marketing term that it is “healthy”.

CBD as a beauty trend

Did you know that this little ingredient is also gradually conquering the beauty industry? All fashion magazines have written about it: Everything you need to know from CBD as a beauty product – Allure. I Replaced My Entire Beauty Routine With Only CBD Products … – Glamor. Just Google CBD with the name of your favorite fashion magazine. From body lotion and shampoo to facial cream and bath bombs. Cosmetic companies have started incorporating CBD into all kinds of different cosmetics.

Actress Whoopi Goldberg is working in the CBD space.

For example, the actress Whoopi Goldberg has started a beauty brand with a number of hemp and cannabis beauty products that vary from bath foam, tinctures and liniments against menstrual complaints. (Unfortunately, her company has shut down)

Why the beauty industry are so crazy about CBD products is because of the proven substances that are in CBD, of course. For example, we now know that CBD stimulates healthy skin, but also that it has an anti-inflammatory effect and can therefore alleviate conditions such as acne. Still, it is necessary to realize that the beauty industry is mainly about marketing, so although it is promoted with the effect of CBD, that does not mean that the product actually achieves this. Sometimes because not all CBD products are of good quality, but also because it may not in be there at all. That is why it is important to check the ingredients list for the INCI name cannabidiol.For example, the actress Whoopi Goldberg has started a beauty brand with a number of hemp and cannabis beauty products that vary from bath foam, tinctures and liniments against menstrual complaints. (Unfortunately, her company has shut down)

In short: CBD is often more of a hype packed in hope. Get good advice and always check the leaflet or packaging for the content. Keep an eye on what is marketing and what is reasonable. Be aware of the fact that the more other ingredients are in your food item, product or cosmetic cream, the lower the dose of CBD. Don’t forget that CBD is so accessible that you can make everything with the CBD products on the Cannabis hive, so you can be sure that you have the minimum dose of CBD that you need.

So far, the only hype that is hope is the story of Charlotte Figi. We know that for a fact, because as soon as pharmaceutics couldn’t ignore this, they went in on CBD and created a medicine that is FDA approved. Unfortunately, Charlotte died this year at the age of 13, of pneumonia as a result of the Covid-19 virus.

Do you want to know more about CBD and which mental health it benefits? Browse through Cannabis Hive to find out which product of CBD works best for you. If you need more information, you can also call us on 561-318-3434.