CBD’s mainstream appeal is so exhaustive that you could hardly find somebody who hasn’t heard the acronym before. Likewise, you’ll find that almost every person familiar with the term is also aware of the fact that CBD comes from cannabis.
The acronym CBD stands for cannabidiol; the naturally occurring, and safe to ingest compound found in marijuana and industrial hemp. Only CBD resulting from industrial hemp is federally legal in all 50 US states, and hemp alone doesn’t pack the various effects of cannabidiol.
The first step to creating CBD products is extraction: The process by which CBD is removed from industrial hemp and infused into a product. Hemp is the ideal plant for extraction because it contains low THC, allowing easy extraction, and the final product contains no more than 0.3% THC.
Why Should I Use CBD?
There are plenty of reasons to give CBD products a try. Most CBD users fall under two classifications — those who use CBD for relief and those that use it to augment activities in their daily lives.
- Managing pain and inflammation
- Stress relief
Many athletes rely on CBD as a workout supplement for recovery, as well as resistance to muscle aches and joint pain. Some people utilize the supplement for symptoms of depression too, and there are many chronic illness sufferers who take it daily.
It’s More That Just Oil
One of the best things about CBD is that you can infuse it into an array of foods and beverages. While many consumers are happy with oil tinctures, you can choose an application method that meets your needs, including some products that don’t require ingestion. Some of the most popular CBD products include:
These unique products offer new ways to get a dose of CBD. People who take CBD while at work typically prefer the most discreet options — full spectrum gel caps or CBD gummies — and those who want nothing but pain management often go for a cream. There are even specially formulated sleep products like CBD melatonin gummies and immune boosting capsules too.
Does CBD Work?
The best way to answer this question is to try it for yourself — our 30-day money back guarantee provides an opportunity for you to try CBD products at no financial risk, because if the product doesn’t leave you thoroughly satisfied, you can return it for a full refund.
CBD works through interacting with our (ECS) endocannabinoid system — complex networks found in the bodies of all mammals on Earth. The ECS governs the function of several key components of our psychology such as regulating homeostasis, processing emotion, metabolism, pain response and more.
Cannabinoids interact with endocannabinoid receptors in our bodies, gaining the ability to influence a wide variety of bodily functions. Research into both the ECS and CBD is still unfolding, but there’s growing certainty about this unique connection.
Who Should Take CBD?
CBD is demonstrated safe for daily use, but if you’re on a prescription, it’s never a bad idea to consult with your doctor before deciding to add a new supplement to your routine. Your pet can also safely take CBD as a supplement for pain and inflammation or anxiety.
Why IS CBD Popular?
There are numerous reasons that CBD has become so popular in recent years, but for most people, CBD’s popularity comes down to the following:
CBD Stands For Solutions
While the acronym is simply an abbreviation for cannabidiol, what CBD represents to most consumers is a solution to persistent and nagging symptoms related to stress, pain and fatigue. CBD is not a cure for pain or illness, but it helps people live a freer and more comfortable life, managing pain and anxiety so that they can return to the activities they love.
Dr Elizabeth Blackwell is a double board-certified integrative and family medicine physician. Dr Blackwell expertise lies in functional and holistic medicine.
She is the director of medical services at the Pacific Clinics MD, a comprehensive clinic focused on chronic stress, gut health, decreasing inflammation, improving hormonal imbalance, weight loss resistance and helping women get pregnant. Dr Elizabeth Blackwell also has significant experience in working with cancer, dementia and chronic pain patients.
In recent times Dr Blackwell’s work has focused on exploring the effects of cannabinoid therapies. Dr Blackwell has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Well+Good, Vogue, Healthline, Forbes, Medical News Today, Harvard Health and more.