What is CBD and What are the Benefits?

What is CBD and What are the Benefits?

19th Aug 2020

CBD went from sort of being around to being absolutely everywhere, in gas stations, food shops, and restaurants, it might’ve even found its way to your parents. We hear it all the time: CBD alternatives to medication, CBD for timid pets, even CBD with your morning cup of Joe. Seriously, the list goes on and on, despite all of the acknowledgement of CBD’s existence, people still find CBD a bit confusing, especially trying to figure out the right product for you and where to start.

First things first, what is CBD?

Short for Cannabidiol, it is considered the child of the cannabis sativa plant. The other child? Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC (the unofficial sponsor of the Woodstock Festival, and the culprit for deeming its users as “potheads.”) Countless people are turned off by the idea of ever using CBD because of its common misconceptions and constantly being mistook for THC. People turn to CBD rather than pharmaceutical drugs because it offers a more natural success, whereas pharmaceutical drugs are created in labs with products unfamiliar and harmful to our bodies.

What’s the difference between CBD and THC?

While THC can leave you feeling anxious, addicted, and paranoid, CBD has just the opposite affect for most. It’s okay to want an extra boost to lift your spirits. People (even animals) often use CBD for anxiety, those who suffer through the misery of insomnia, (studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep), and CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. And, these are just the basics!

THC triggers the psychotropic (“high”) effect in users and is classified as an illegal drug. THC is frowned upon because of its immediate and long-term cognitive side effects, this includes: impaired thinking and reasoning, reduced ability to plan or organize, rehabilitated decision-making, and lack of control over impulses. Continual use of THC can be linked to abnormalities in the heart and brain.

CBD lacks the intoxicating psychological effects of THC. Experts claim that CBD actually counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC, both in plant form and when ingested from extract. Cannabis plants containing small amounts of CBD and larger measures of THC result in the so-called “stoned” feeling, although plants with more CBD and less THC create a weaker and more relaxed experience.

What are the differences between CBD products?

Oils use a carrier oil like hemp seed oil. They are like tinctures, in the sense that you can consume CBD oils just by using a dropper under the tongue. You are even able to incorporate the oils in your favorite cooking recipes!

Edibles like our CBD gummies are particularly popular because of their fruity taste. Who doesn’t like gummy snacks? CBD gummies usually contain CBD isolate.

Vaping has become increasingly popular as well, especially among young adults. Vaping usually takes form in CBD oil cartridges and offer different flavored vape juices like our Premium hemp CBD juice in Mango flavor.

There is even CBD in lotions and creams like our Full Spectrum Hemp Anti-Aging cream and our Full Spectrum Hemp Body Butter. The product won't enter the bloodstream; therefore, a topical CBD product isn't designed to address systemic problem, it is created to help the skin, directly. CBD creams like our Full Spectrum Hemp Pain Cream can help target specific areas of pain or inflammation on your body like your joints.

It’s no surprise that CBD has actual, positive results without the risk of developing side effects that can usually come with pharmaceutical drugs. CBD is a natural medicine that is not addictive like THC, helps treat a completely radical numbers of ailments, and has so many health benefits. If you’re interested in trying CBD, you can purchase our products online at bhemp.com!

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