“To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
CBD has become one of the most popular trends in health and wellness. But what is CBD? And it is actually safe and effective to use?
In this CBD guide, you’ll learn all about what CBD is, how it works and what it’s used for so you can be in the know when it comes to CBD!
Ready to dive in? Let’s do this!
What is CBD?
CBD, also is known as cannabinoid, is one of 104 chemical compounds found on both hemp and marijuana plants. It’s used to treat a variety of physical and mental ailments including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, inflammation, obesity, seizures and more.
What’s the difference between CBD and THC?
Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (better known as THC), CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes the “high” associated with marijuana.
What’s more — CBD is legal in all 50 states, comes in a variety of forms (such as oil, bath bombs, wax, crystals etc.) and is used to treat similar medical ailments without the mind-altering effects.
How does CBD work?
Our bodies contain an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that works as one of our largest neurotransmitter’s to help balance and stabilize our internal environment regardless of what’s happening externally.
CBD works by interacting with the body’s natural ECS receptors and creates chemical reactors similar to that created by our own bodies meaning CBD is able to integrate into the body better than many synthetic drugs.
Having a healthy, stable internal ECS system is crucial to maintaining a healthy mind and body which is why CBD has become such a craze in health and wellness.
What is CBD Used for?
CBD is used medicinally to treat and/or prevent:
- anxiety and depression
- chronic pain
- preventing diabetes
- balanced blood pressure
- reducing acne
- fighting epilepsy & MS
- sleep disorders
- reducing cancer risk
- increases heart health
Is CBD safe?
CBD produced from its plant-based form that is 100% organic and not mixed with any additives or unnatural ingredients is safe and non-toxic.
Before purchasing any CBD products, make sure you do your research and only purchase from reputable companies. Also, read the list of ingredients! You don’t want to purchase anything that could be potentially harmful to you.
How can I use CBD?
CBD comes in a variety of forms including oil, vape, bath bombs etc. Depending on your specific wellness goals, how you choose to use CBD may vary — or you may want to use it in a variety of forms!
CBD oil can be used topically or consumed orally. The topical application includes applying the oil to specific problem areas on the body to address skin conditions such as acne or relieve pain from a specific part of the body.
When CBD oil is ingested via beverages, edibles or capsules, it moves through the digestive system and is metabolized by the liver. Once this process is complete, it moves through the bloodstream and its effects are then felt by the user.
Unlike CBD oil or other ingestibles, CBD vape has an almost instant effect. It’s inhaled, and the user can, therefore, reap the benefits immediately.
A word of caution when ingesting anything — including CBD — make sure you’re purchasing your CBD through a reputable company, and understand any potential side effects before using.
CBD bath bombs:
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it soaks in what you put into it. That’s why CBD bath bombs are so effective — when you take a warm bath, your pores open up and allow the CBD to begin its magic and work with your internal ECS receptors!
Using a CBD bath bomb is simple: place the unwrapped bath bomb into your bath as its filling up and enjoy soaking in the relaxation and wellness benefits!
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Now you’re in the know of CBD, what do you think — is it something you’ll try? Let me know in the comments below!
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer, life-long student of the universe, and psychic tarot card reader. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to casualizing the spiritual experience and making it attainable for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Follow her for free, easy-to-digest and highly actionable advice on spirituality, mindfulness and empowered living.