What Is CBD?

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CBD is growing in popularity in the health and wellness world, with scientific studies showing that it can help to provide relief from common, everyday ailments, like stress, pain, anxiety & poor sleep. When trying CBD for the first time you may not know where to start, how to take it or how it can benefit you. This is very common and it's why we are here to help guide you on your CBD wellness journey.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp plants that was discovered in the 1940s. CBD has been studied in depth in the past few decades and is showing great potential as a therapeutic aid for many health issues.

Will CBD get me high?

CBD is 100% non-intoxicating, unlike THC, which is responsible for the high associated with consuming cannabis. All of our CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, which is nowhere near the amount to feel the psychoactive effects of THC.

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What are the benefits of CBD?

Currently, there is more research underway to understand the full benefits and uses of CBD but what we know thus far is that CBD can provide relief for the following:

  • Pain

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Poor sleep

  • Inflammation

  • Seizures

How does CBD work?

The human body contains a special system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. This system consists of cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 & CB2. CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors, as well other receptors found in the body, such as Serotonin (regulates mood) & Vanilloid (regulates pain perception, body temperature, inflammation) - this is how CBD works in the body.

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How do you take CBD? There are many ways to take CBD; the most popular way is CBD oil, which is taken sublingually (under the tongue). It can also be taken in an edible form (gummies & capsules) topically (creams, roll-ons) bath & body products & you can vape products.

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What is the difference between Hemp CBD Oil & Cannabis CBD Oil? Hemp and cannabis both produce CBD oil, this is due to the fact that they are part of the same family of species. Hemp-CBD Oil contains small amounts of THC (0.3% or less). Whereas, Cannabis CBD Oil can contain up to 30% THC and can lead to unwanted side effects associated with THC impairment (paranoia, anxiety) for some.

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Different types of CBD Extracts When shopping for CBD products you will notice the terms, full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD & CBD isolate - these terms refer to the type of CBD extract used to make the product. The main difference between these 3 is the amount of cannabinoids in the extract.

What is Full Spectrum CBD? - Full spectrum CBD oil derived from hemp is a whole plant extract that contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp, including small amounts of THC (0.3% or less). Cannabinoids are classified as compounds found in hemp and cannabis plants, such as CBD, THC, CBG, CBN, CBC and more. Cannabinoids work together to produce the "entourage effect" - this means that all of these compounds work synergistically to enhance each other's benefits.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD? Broad Spectrum CBD oil is a whole plant extract that contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp, except the THC has been removed. Broad Spectrum extracts allow you to benefit from the "entourage effect" - this means that all the cannabinoids work synergistically to enhance each others benefits.

What is CBD Isolate? CBD Isolate, also known as "Pure CBD" is a 99% pure CBD extract. All of the other cannabinoids and terpenes have been removed in the refining process, resulting in a CBD-only product.

Is CBD safe to consume? Yes. CBD has been found to be non-toxic for humans and even pets. We recommend speaking to your doctor or veterinarian before starting yourself or your pet on a new supplemental routine. CBD Emporium was created to bring awareness to the many benefits & uses of CBD. We hope that this guide will give you a better idea of what CBD is and how it can benefit you. We encourage you to give it a try and see the benefits for yourself.

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