What is CBD?

There is a ton of hype around CBD, aka cannabidiol, and it’s become incredibly popular over the years. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, it’s legal in all 50 states and readily available for purchase. But there’s still some mystery surrounding CBD, not to mention a few misconceptions. We’re going to cover the basics so you can understand what CBD is, how it works with your body, and what the benefits are.


What is CBD and what does it do?

What is CBD?

Let’s start with the basics. CBD, also referred to as Cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant. It’s also the most popular cannabinoid on the market. CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant and is added to some awesome products like gummies, tinctures, and more. It’s important to note that, unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, so it won’t give you any high feelings or sensations.


When you’re shopping CBD, you’ll usually find three different varieties. It can be isolated from every other cannabinoid giving you just CBD Isolate. It can also be extracted along with the other cannabinoids in the plant, which is known as Broad-Spectrum CBD. And lastly, you can get Full Spectrum CBD, which includes the other helpful cannabinoids as well as less than 0.3% THC.


How Does CBD Work?

Ever heard of your endocannabinoid system (ECS)? It’s alright if you haven’t, but we all have one. Your ECS is made up of a huge network of chemical signals and receptors throughout your body. Fun fact: Your body naturally produces endocannabinoids that bind to the receptors in the ECS to help maintain bodily homeostasis and promote overall health and wellbeing. This is where CBD comes in. It interacts with your ECS to get more endocannabinoids to bind with your receptors. In turn, this helps promote that all-too-important homeostasis that helps regulate everything from sleep, mood, appetite, and more.


What Are the Benefits of CBD?

We know CBD is fantastic for supporting overall health and wellbeing. Plus many have found that it to be incredibly helpful with specific issues that we all deal with from time to time. When taken before bed, it can help promote a healthy sleep cycle so we can all get the quality sleep we deserve. CBD can also be helpful when you’re dealing with moments of occasional stress or anxiety (why is adulting so hard?). It can even be useful for helping with occasional sore muscles after a hard workout or sleeping in the wrong position. All in all, CBD is great for helping you find balance in your body and mind.


How to Take CBD

Woman taking CBD medicine.

If you’re just getting started with CBD, we have a few tips to help make it a success. First, we recommend starting with a low dose and building from there. It allows your body to get used to the CBD without overwhelming it, especially because some people find it makes them a little drowsy. As you work your way up, you’re able to find your sweet spot that helps give you the benefits you’re looking for. Another thing to keep in mind is that you might not experience the effects right away. But don’t give up. You may find you just need a few days to a few weeks to notice a difference.


And when it comes to how your take your CBD, you’ve got options. Lots of options. We’ll walk you through the different ones so you can find the one that’s right for you.


Gummies

Fun, fruity, flavorful… what’s not to love?! Gummies are a quick and easy way to take your daily CBD. Plus they’re usually a lower strength, so it’s a great place to start.


Tinctures

The OG of CBD. The CBD oil is combined with organic coconut oil and placed under the tongue for 60 seconds. The sublingual nature of taking a tincture helps boost absorption.


Water Soluble Tinctures

Oil and water… turns out we can make them mix with nanotechnology. You get 5x the system absorption and ½ the absorption time of an oil tincture. The trade-off is that the taste can be quite bitter.


Body Care Products

Topical CBD is a great way to get targeted benefits, whether it’s a roll-on on your neck or a nice oil for a full-body massage. Plus CBD is a popular ingredient in skincare!


Head to our retail store to shop our top-quality CBD today.

Head to our retail store to shop our top-quality CBD today.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.