What is CBD?
Cannabidiol — commonly known as CBD — is a chemical compound found in cannabis and hemp. These natural cannabinoids have unique properties that can help improve your overall wellness. Compared to other cannabinoids — like THC — CBD is non-psychoactive giving you all the benefits without the “high”.
How does CBD work?
Your body receives signals by way on an endocannabinoid system. CBD is able to affect these receptors to benefit your body. When you consume a CBD-filled substance that doesn’t have too much THC, you obtain the therapeutic benefits without the euphoric “high”.
What's the best method of use?
There are four usual ways one can consume CBD; inhalation, topical, sublingual, and ingestion. Each has their own benefits and you should choose the one you feel most comfortable with. Inhalation is the most direct and efficient way for CBD to enter your bloodstream through your lungs. Topical applications are great for top of the skin pain and tightness. Sublingual (under the tongue) is another way to get CBD into your bloodstream effectively while making the effects last longer. The most convenient way for children and pets along with adults who prefer ingesting their will be happy to know there are plenty of ways to do so.
What's the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate CBD?When purchasing CBD products, it is important to look at the type of CBD being used and if it matches your needs. Full spectrum involves a majority of the cannabinoids found in cannabis, including CBD, CBG, CBN, and trace amounts of THC. When all the cannabinoids are working together, the synergy can produce the most effective results. Broad Spectrum contains an array of cannabinoids and terpenes but little-to-no THC. Additional processing removes as much THC as possible. Isolate CBD products are made for those who are sensitive to other cannabinoids such as THC or ones who worry about the possibility of drug tests. Isolate is usually 99+% “pure” CBD because everything else has been removed, hence the name. Be sure to verify the purity before ingesting in case there are trace amounts lingering about.