CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many compounds found in hemp and marijuana plants. Unlike its counterpart, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD, when derived from the hemp plant, does not create the “high” that’s often associated with marijuana.
The World Health Organization noted that “CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential” and that there’s “no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD”. This makes it a popular option for those looking to embrace some of the benefits of marijuana without the negative side effects.
As of the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the federal stance on CBD is that it’s legal as long as it’s derived from the hemp plant and contains less than 0.3% THC. Any CBD derived from the marijuana plant is considered illegal according to the Controlled Substances Act as the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) still classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug.
It’s important to note that while CBD is legal, it does still have to be produced in compliance with federal and state regulations, and by a licensed grower.
Although hemp-derived CBD is legal federally, many states and municipalities have yet to update their laws. Check your local regulations to verify that CBD is legal in your area.
Full Spectrum CBD refers to CBD containing everything the plant contains. So, while Full Spectrum CBD does contain CBD, it also includes the natural fatty acids hemp is known for as well as other cannabinoids. Full Spectrum CBD may also include trace amounts of THC.
Broad Spectrum CBD is very similar to full spectrum, with one difference: it does not contain THC.
CBD Isolate is essentially isolated CBD. Everything related to the plant is removed, including additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and any traces of THC, among other things. Pure CBD Isolates are in the 99.9% pure range and are tested to verify no traces of THC.
If you are looking for a quality CBD product, start by checking the additives included the CBD product you are interested in. Consider the following:
Look for testing results from a third-party – you plan to ingest your CBD, so it’s important that you know what’s in it. Third-party testing is what keeps CBD businesses honest, so make sure you ask for test results. Any trace of heavy metals can indicate an inferior product. You can find our testing results on each product page.
Determine where the CBD products are sourced. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp in the U.S. is heavily regulated. Verify that your CBD is sourced in the U.S. and you are likely to get a higher quality product.
When it comes to picking CBD products make sure to pick those that are considered gluten-free and are free from common allergens. Ultimately, any unnatural additives will leave you with an inferior product.
CBD works differently for each person, however, you may consider using CBD for one of the following, among other things.
Pain Relief and Inflammation: According to emerging research, CBD may be helpful in alleviating pain-related conditions. In fact, one study looked at the correlation between pain and CBD in rats and found that the subjects had less inflammation after taking CBD and, therefore, less pain.
Anxiety and Insomnia: As the two go hand in hand, it’s important to note that recent studies of CBD denote that it may be effective in lessening anxiety, thus increasing the ability to sleep. If you are experiencing anxiety or insomnia related to anxiety, CBD might be something to consider.
Depression and Social Anxiety: Many struggle with discomfort and social anxiety in both small and large group settings. A 2011 study showed that cannabidiol (CBD) can be useful in managing those feelings of anxiety, and a 2018 study shows results with PTSD patients as well.
Disclaimer: We are not medical doctors. None of the information presented here is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
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