The rising market for CBD is prompting more people to ask, “What is CBD?” New products are released every day, including CBD oil, CBD gummies, and CBD-infused bath products.
Unlike Marijuana, CBD products do not have properties that induce intoxication. Cannabidiol became popular because of its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to act as a soothing agent in cases of chronic pain. CBD also facilitates the growth of reactive oxygen species, which can help to remove premature cancerous or affected cells. In CBD products made with careful production procedures, the amount of THC is minimal or close to zero.
Are CBD Products Intoxicating?
Since CBD is extracted from Hemp, a close botanical relative to Cannabis, people sometimes hesitate to use CBD products despite their many benefits.
CBD is not intoxicating, however, and the amount of THC in the products, if produced using efficient laboratory procedures, will not induce intoxication. Buyers, therefore, must ensure that the CBD they purchase comes from trusted sources using strict quality control protocols.
What is a Proper Dosage?
Guidelines for the recommended dosages (aka Recommended Daily Intake or RDI) for CBD have still not been released by the FDA. Therefore, several factors should be considered, such as the weight and body chemistry of the individual, the concentration of the CBD, and the desired outcome. A popular rule of thumb is 1-6 mg. of CBD for every 10 lbs. of bodyweight.
What is the Source of CBD Products?
When you search “CBD” on Google, you might come across co-terms like Hemp, Cannabis, and Marijuana. Although CBD could be extracted from Hemp or Marijuana, since Hemp has minimal amounts of THC, the Hemp plant is the typical source of all CBD bought and sold in the US.
What Are the Benefits of CBD?
Pain Relief: CBD has (molecular) properties that interact with the endocannabinoid system, which in turn helps to regulate sleep, boost immunity, and moderate the body’s natural pain response.
Anxiety and Depression: CBD has been known to relax or calm brain receptors. When neurotransmitters are more relaxed, generally speaking, a person’s mood tends to improve.
Acne: One of the causes of skin-related issues is inflammation. With its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can have a deep-healing effect on acne and other skin-related issues.