CBD 101: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

Updated: 5 days ago

It's no secret that CBD has been a hot topic across the health and wellness industry. By now everyone has heard about CBD oil but you may be wondering what exactly CBD is, and that's why we are here to help! What is CBD? Cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, is a compound found in hemp and cannabis plants that is used as a holistic, natural remedy. CBD has been shown to regulate many systems in the brain and body, through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Found in all mammals, the ECS is made up of several receptors that react only to cannabinoids such as CBD, and the more well known compound, THC. Through the ECS and other pathways in the body, CBD can help to improve your overall health & wellness. What is the key difference between CBD & THC? THC is responsible for the "high" associated when consuming cannabis, while CBD is 100% non-intoxicating and will not produce a sensation of feeling "high". Hemp Derived CBD Oil vs. Cannabis Derived CBD Oil CBD oil can be derived from a variety of cannabis plants, including hemp. Cannabis Sativa, most commonly known as Hemp, is a type of cannabis plant that contains low levels of THC (0.3%) and higher amounts of CBD. CBD oil that is derived from hemp will contain 0.3% THC or less and CBD oil that is derived from a variety of other cannabis plants can contain up to 30% THC. We specialize in hemp derived CBD products that contain 0.3% THC or less. Our products will not cause a "euphoric high" or a body buzz but they may help improve your overall health and wellness. Top 3 Reasons Why People Use CBD Oil Derived From Hemp 1. Stress & Anxiety - CBD promotes calmness and relaxation, which can be very helpful for managing feelings of anxiety and stress. 2. Pain & Inflammation - CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain reducing) properties that can be helpful for managing pain in your everyday life, without the harsh side effects. 3. Sleep - One of the most reported effects of CBD is its ability to promote better sleep. Although CBD does not act like a sleeping pill it can help to relax your mind and body - resulting in a more slumber restful sleep. Some studies suggest that CBD's ability to treat sleep related issues is a byproduct of its ability to curb underlying anxiety. How To Take CBD 1. Sublingual - Oils CBD oils are to be taken sublingual (under the tongue). For optimal absorption it is best to hold under your tongue for 1 minute.

2. Inhalation - Vape Products One of the best things about vaping CBD is that relief is nearly instant. Although CBD is able to enter the bloodstream directly through vaporization, it doesn't stay in the body for a long period of time. You may find that you will need to vape throughout the day for longer lasting relief.

3. Topical - Applied to skin Applying CBD topically is great for targeting a specific area of the body to relieve pain and inflammation at the source. CBD topical can also aid with skincare, helping soothe dry skin and protect it from harmful air pollutants with its antioxidant properties.

4. Edibles

When ingesting CBD, whether it's in a capsule form or a gummy, this method of intake provides the longest lasting relief. When ingesting CBD you will need to anticipate that it can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hrs to take effect.

We carry a wide variety of CBD products so that you can find a CBD solution that works for you. Your wellness journey is yours alone– what works for some may not work for you. Exercise good judgement when experimenting with CBD and let us know which are your favorite products in the comments below!


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