Everything you need to Know about CBD

Everything you need to Know about CBD

These days, CBD's everywhere. In pharmacies, supermarkets and even in gas stations. And with valid reason: new medical research and anecdotal evidence suggest that CBD can benefit us in helping with symptoms of many medical conditions. But while all CBD comes from the humble hemp plant, not all CBD products are produced in the same way.

Users must educate themselves about the healthy, effective and legal use of CBD. If you consider jumping on the CBD bandwagon, but don't know where to start, here is a primer on all things CBD.

What is CBD, first and foremost?

 

How can I take CBD?

CBD can take many forms. Most people would prefer CBD Gummies instead of CBD oil or other types because they are more enjoyable. The distinct botanical flavor of CBD oil is not present and is easier to take than vapes or capsules.

Another type, such as the tinctures, are applied sublingually in your bloodstream, implying that they take effect faster.

There are also topical products like lotions that are well suited to skincare since they are packed with skin-rejuvenating antioxidants.

How to choose the right CBD product?

All CBD products are formulated using CBD oil in full spectrum, CBD oil in broad spectrum, or CBD isolate.

Every compound found in hemp, including trace amount of THC, is contained in full spectrum CBD oil. CBD broad-spectrum oil, on the other hand, contains a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes and hemp-derived flavonoids, but not THC. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD.

Search for products on label which mention the following: "cannabidiol", "hemp extract", " CBD broad spectrum" or "CBD full spectrum”. Furthermore it is worth noting that hemp seed oil or cannabis is not the same as CBD oil. CBD oil is a cleaner, lighter oil than hemp seed oil.

A further important step is to decide how much CBD you need in a product. For example, if you're looking for pain or anxiety relief, the CBD content will likely need to be higher in order to be effective.

Cannabis and Flavonoids

Cannabis flavonoids contain various effects alongside cannabinoids (THC, CBD), and terpenes, such as myrcene and limonene. Many flavonoids have strong antioxidant properties that help your tissues detoxify harmful molecules from your body.

Here are some cannabis flavonoids and related effects:

Beta-sitosterol: (anti-inflammatory)
Apigenin: (estrogenic, nervous, anti-inflammatory)
Cannaflavin (anti-inflammatory)

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