CBD 101

By now you’ve likely heard of CBD. Your friends may have mentioned it to you, or you may have seen it mentioned on TV or social media. It may seem like a fad, but we can assure you it’s not. In fact, it could very well be the key to you living a happier, healthier life. Keep on reading for a crash course in cannabidiol (CBD).

So, why are people becoming so interested in CBD? The main reason is health and wellness. Though CBD comes from cannabis (it’s one of 80+ cannabinoids that can be extracted from the plant), CBD is not like its intoxicating cousin, marijuana. This is because hemp is very low in THC, which is the acting agent in causing a marijuana high. So, CBD won’t get you high, but it can get you healthier, which is why CBD oil is legal across the whole nation. Increased calm, pain relief, better focus, and healthier sleep are just a few of the benefits people enjoy from CBD intake.

The main benefit of CBD is that it strengthens the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a part of your body that is responsible for ensuring your are running safely and smoothly. Like many other parts of the body, it runs less and less efficiently with age. Sleep, appetite, digestion, motor control, immune functionality, pain, memory, and mood are all assisted and depend on the smooth functioning of the endocannabinoid system.

When the production of endocannabinoids is lacking in your body, the things just mentioned will begin to suffer, and will become more susceptible to illnesses in those areas. Introducing a regular intake of CBD into your life can restore a balance to your body, and get you feeling good again. Just about anyone can take CBD, too, including animals--it’s been shown that dogs can benefit from CBD oil as much as their owners!

Exactly how CBD will make you feel depends on the makeup of your body. As mentioned, you won’t get high, but you will probably feel relaxed or focused. CBD is generally considered safe, but if you have a suspicion that it may cause an unwanted reaction, or may worsen a condition that you may be suffering from, then you should consult your physician to see if it’s okay to use.

If you have any questions about CBD, or are wondering which products of ours could best assist you and your unique needs, then don’t hesitate to reach out to us.