National CBD Month… What Is It?
One of our favorite brands, cbdMD, founded National CBD Month as a way to raise awareness, provide education and bust myths about one of the greatest wellness discoveries of our time, CBD.
Since the Farm Bill was passed in 2018, CBD has become federally legal and in more demand but there are still tons of questions about CBD and unfortunately a spread of misinformation about the great chemical.
Fortunately, we are here to help you get the basic facts straight.
What Does CBD Mean?
One of the goals of National CBD Month is to help people get a better understanding of what CBD is and how it may help with their wellness goals.
Firstly, CBD is primarily derived from hemp although it can be derived from marijuana as well. But what is hemp?
Hemp often gets a bad wrap since it is so similar to marijuana. They are both strains of cannabis, they look and smell identical and both were illegal for years.
The major difference is that marijuana contains a significant amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)- which is the chemical that makes its users get high- while hemp is legal on the federal level and only contains trace amounts of THC (0.3%) and has an abundance of CBD.
CBD (Cannabidiol) does not cause any sort of high so as long as the CBD product comes from hemp rather than marijuana, as most do, you are getting more CBD and are within federal regulations.
Let’s Bust Some Myths
One of the biggest issues surrounding CBD is the spread of misinformation. Luckily we are here to help.
There are a lot of unproven claims about CBD made consistently on the internet, primarily stating that CBD has the ability to cure and prevent diseases. There are plenty of encouraging studies about CBD and its possibilities but the fact is that these are still just possibilities, not proven facts, so anyone who claims that consumer CBD products can cure or treat disease is doing so without any proper evidence.
The best way to describe CBD is as a way to support your existing health and fitness routine.
Another problem is that there are many products that are being made with inferior ingredients and are mislabeled as high-end CBD products even though they contain little or no CBD.
High-end CBD products are made with precision and premium ingredients to ensure the best product for you. Industry leaders such as CBD Living, CannaPet and cbdMD create the highest grade products to help advance your health and wellness goals.
Benefits of CBD
As we said earlier, the federal government does not recognize any claims that CBD can cure or prevent disease. So what can CBD do?
CBD works by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system, just like any other derivatives of cannabis. Your endocannabinoid system is a set of neural receptors that help regulate mood, memory, digestion, the immune response and more biological processes.
By introducing more CBD to your body you are enhancing your endocannabinoid system which helps maintain a total-body wellness.
What CBD Products Should I Buy?
If everything we have talked about so far has peaked your interest then your next question likely is: what CBD products should I buy? The good news is that there are tons of reputable CBD products and producers that continuously come out with more products for your benefit.
The basic guide to buying CBD product is based on how you deliver CBD to your system, what extra ingredients you want and personal taste. Here are the main types of product:
- CBD oil tinctures and oil capsules are the easiest to use for a daily regimen. Oil tinctures can work faster when the CBD is absorbed under the tongue but capsules can ensure you take the same amount of CBD every time.
- CBD topicals is a category that offers a wide variety of products. Most CBD topicals are focused on temporary pain relief, as they have added ingredients like lidocaine, and sooth the skin with moisturizers and balms.
- CBD edibles such as gummies work similarly to capsules but have the added benefit of tasty flavors and can have extra nutrients.
- CBD bath products are similar to topicals as they are both absorb the CBD through the skin. Bath products have the added benefit of providing aromatherapy with essential oils and other ingredients.
- CBD pet products are just as they sound. These products have extra ingredients to appeal to your furry friends and come in tinctures, edibles and even skin care products.
Continue To Educate Yourself!
CBD is constantly being studies which means developments surrounding the awesome chemical are happening as well. Keep educating yourself about CBD and we will hep you along the way.
Elemental is committed to providing the healing benefits of CBD to the Rapid City community and surrounding areas.