Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is such a cool plant compound. But did you know that the first recorded use of hemp for medicinal purposes dates back to 2700 B.C.? That’s over 4,700 years ago! In this article, you’ll find lots of CBD fun facts to tuck into your toolbelt. You can pull these tidbits out when the opportunity arises in conversation — which it likely will with how popular CBD oil has become.
Let’s jump right into CBD facts worth getting excited about. As more and more is learned about the hemp plant, the more accepted it becomes because of how much it has offered the human population for thousands of years, and continues to offer us if we allow it to.
1. You Can Add CBD Oil to Drinks or Bake & Cook with It
You can enjoy your CBD by adding it to drinks, smoothies, soups or baked goods!
Our HempFusion Mint Chocolate CBD Oil is awesome with a mocha coffee beverage, or our Citrus flavor can be used to spruce up a seltzer water. And many report they love baking with our flavorless CBD oil or making their own CBD infused treats.
You can read more about how to bake with CBD here.
2. CBD “Plays Well” with its Siblings
While CBD is among the most popular, the hemp plant is teeming with anywhere from 60 to more than 100 cannabinoids. And one of the more fun facts about CBD oil is that CBD itself is known for being even more on its game when playing with its siblings, also known as its entourage. This is where the “Entourage Effect” gets its name, and why we at HempFusion aim to preserve the maximum sibling cannabinoids in our extraction process.
3. Use of Hemp Dates Back to 2700 B.C.
A favorite CBD oil fact is that its “mama plant,” hemp, dates back to 2700 B.C. in Ancient China.
An ancient emperor named Shen Nung, dubbed the Father Of Chinese Medicine and believed to be the first to introduce acupuncture, started documenting his use of cannabis and hemp around 2700 B.C. We like to consider him the first so start documenting fun CBD facts, though he likely didn’t know it.
What other products were created with hemp in history?
– Bowstrings — it was used as a war crop in China because the hemp bowstrings were stronger than bamboo bowstrings, sending arrows further.
Read more about the history of CBD here.
4. CBD Was First Isolated in 1940
While it feels very “new on the scenes” to us, CBD was first isolated in 1940 by an American chemist named Roger Adams.
Later, a man who became known as the “godfather of cannabis research,” Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, took up the torch of learning about this specific plant compound, where he described the chemical structure of cannabidiol in 1963.
Dr. Mechoulam continued to conduct studies and release groundbreaking research on CBD’s many benefits. Thanks to the research of these pioneers in science, we now have a much better understanding of cannabidiol’s structure, functions, and interaction with the endocannabinoid system.
5. You Can Use CBD Oils, Balms and Creams for Massage
Everyone loves a good massage. CBD tinctures, balms or creams are great options for massage because they usually have a soothing and moisturizing oil base like those found at HempFusion. You’ll want to avoid an alcohol base because that won’t slide smoothly over the skin.
6. CBD Doesn’t Get You High
Some people immediately associate anything hemp-related as being psychoactive — i.e., getting you high. But CBD fun facts: CBD doesn’t get you high.
The notion that CBD might “get you high” is a myth perpetuated by the negative hemp propaganda circulating for the last century. When following the recommended serving size (or a serving size determined between you and your trusted healthcare provider), you can go about your day and feel good, present, attentive, and relaxed.