For the vast majority, the cannabis industry is one of mystery, misunderstanding and has been shrouded in negative connotations. The mere mention of the word cannabis often elicits frowns and tsk-tsking from otherwise easy-going people. It is an entirely different world from the much talked-about CBD which, for some time, has been featured front and centre. Its popularity is sky-rocketing and more and more people are discovering its healing benefits.
Dr. Ethan Russo of the Cannanbinoid Research Institute has said: “Cannabis [and hemp] is the most versatile herbal remedy, and the most useful plant on Earth. No other single plant contains as wide a range of medically active herbal constituents.”
As the first cannabinoid that has been recommended for reclassification by the WHO, there is a plethora of information saturating our various communication platforms. Cannabidiol (CBD) is everywhere—on the news, social media, talk shows and in a number of the products we use daily.
But within this communication flurry, how do we determine what information is accurate and authentic? How do we filter out the quack businesses and clickbait? We need to be more wary and cautious than ever to ensure we are not misinformed.
Our goal is to make access to CBD easier for everyone and to do so, we need to provide greater education for those who wish to understand more about the various elements within the CBD industry.
That’s why we started this blog. You may be curious to try CBD but not so sure what it is, how it works or how to use it. We will facilitate you with accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on CBD news and more thorough knowledge on our products. Our mission is simply about helping others be good to themselves. The more educated and aware we are about CBD and its abundant benefits, the more we can help change lives. So, let’s get started!
In this article, we will explain how CBD works and how it benefits your body. We will also provide the information you need to get started with CBD.
What exactly is CBD and how does it work?
To better explain, we need to first talk about the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is what keeps our body in a state of balance (homeostasis) and in turn, our moods, sleep cycles, metabolism and hormones in check. For your ECS to work optimally, it requires a steady supply of compounds called cannabinoids. Our bodies naturally make endocannabinoids, while select plants contain phytocannabinoids. And one of the most well-known phytocannabinoids is Cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD works with your endocannabinoid system to maintain balance in the body. With regular use, CBD can help to calm anxiety, bring about better sleep cycles, assist with recovery from exercise-related inflammation and support more chronic inflammatory complaints. Although our bodies can create our own endocannabinoids, taking supplemental phytocannabinoids (like CBD oil) helps keep our bodies working at their best.
Will CBD make me feel high?
One of the biggest misconceptions about CBD is that it is a form of cannabis and therefore, it will make a person high. However, the most important point to remember is that CBD is not marijuana, which is full of THC and is intoxicating and will get you high. On the other hand, CBD comes from hemp, is non-intoxicating and will not get you high. Under the 2019 Farm Bill, the level of THC in hemp grown in the U.S. is federally mandated to be less than 0.3 percent, which is not enough to produce an intoxicating effect.
So, what does CBD oil feel like then? Every individual and their bodies are different so the exact effect is usually different from one person to the next. But many people who use CBD describe themselves as feeling an overall sense of relaxation and well-being.
Why do people take CBD?
CBD has become increasingly popular and this is due to some of its most powerful benefits which help to alleviate some common, everyday health problems. First and foremost, it helps manage daily stress and fosters a sense of calm. Who would not want that? There is no doubt that our daily lives these days are full of stress and anxiety. Many people take CBD regularly to enable their body to more effectively deal with stress and to bring about a sense of calm. Prolonged stress can wreak havoc with our ECS and immune system but the regular use of CBD helps to keep your ECS running at its optimal efficiency by making it easier to relax. This in turn supports other functions in the body such as our ability to fight illness and disease.
So now that you are more knowledgeable about CBD and you would like to give it a try, we recommend starting with these beginner-friendly products.
Our Best-selling Relief Stick
Our topical Releaf Stick is one of the most popular products and is in high demand. It provides an easy and effective way to support inflammatory related joint and muscle discomfort, giving you a cooling and soothing sensation. It is highly touted for alleviating pain and has yielded life-changing health benefits. Our customers speak for themselves:
“This product I swear by!!! I will never switch to anything else! I tore my ACL 4 years ago and the pain some days is too much and this stick is the best thing I have ever tried. I carry it everywhere I go. I love it and completely recommend this to everyone I know!” – Lindsey W.
“I was not a follower nor believer in cannabinoid products but tried the Releaf Stick as a last ditch attempt to solve some ailments and within 15 minutes, the pain had ebbed. Have been recommending this product to everyone. Worth the money and more!” – Erica S.
Take as a Daily Supplement
Our Wellness Capsules provide a gentle and effective way to incorporate cannabinoids into your daily wellness routine. Blended with hemp seed oil which is rich in amino acids and Omegas 3+6, these capsules can assist in sleep issues, headaches, migraines, joint and muscle pain, digestive problems and anxiety.
“These gel capsules have made a noticeable difference in my mom’s wellness. She has arthritis, degenerative disc disorder, fibromyalgia and other pain related ailments. She was on strong pain medications before switching to these capsules. She now rarely has a need for even regular acetaminophen to aid in pain control. We are happy to have found this alternative!”
Incorporating CBD to Your Self Care Routine
Lastly, our SELFCARE line of products not only bring you the benefits or CBD, but are perfect for pampering yourself after a long and hectic day.
Our all-natural cannabinoid-infused bar soap is a gentle yet powerful cleanser that lathers into a rich and soothing foam. It comes in three different types
- Lavender is anti-inflammatory and soothes skin to help reduce irritation
- Vanilla essential oil is antioxidant-rich and supports anti-inflammatory effects
- Charcoal pulls toxins from the skin while treating dry or cracked skin also offering a scent free option.
Our Bath Bombs are made with our broad-spectrum cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract, coconut oil, Epsom salts and essential oils. They come in four scents (Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon and Rose) and all encourage relaxation and recovery while moisturizing and soothing the mind and body.
Our Bath Salts are combined with the highest quality broad spectrum cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract which has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. They come in three different types:
- Recharge is infused with eucalyptus to help clear sinuses and soothe tired muscles
- Unwind includes lavender to ease the mind and decompress
- Detoxify contains activated charcoal to pull toxins and free radicals from the skin.
Now that you are equipped with a fundamental knowledge of what CBD is and what it does, the best way to take CBD is to do what works best for you. Whether you prefer to take it quickly in a capsule form or to linger with it in a relaxing bath, it is a highly personal choice for every individual.