What You Need To Know About CBD

Posted on: 24 June 2020

CBD is a bright new world for people who are looking for natural ways to relieve pain, alleviate pain, and deal with depression, among other things. But it can also be confusing. There are a lot of products made with CBD, and some pitfalls that people, unfortunately, fall into when they start down this path.

What is CBD?

You have probably heard about it, but what is it, exactly? It's cannabidiol, and it's a non-psychoactive chemical extracted from marijuana and hemp plants. (THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive chemical in these plants, and you've likely heard of it.) Many CBD manufacturers have developed special strains of hemp and marijuana plants that are higher in CBD and lower in THC, to make it easier to get more CBD.

Hemp Oil

You've probably seen the term hemp oil thrown around in CBD marketing. It's important to know that most hemp oils, while they can be useful in certain applications, are fairly low in CBD. One of the things that happens is that products made with hemp oil are sold where CBD is not allowed. In places where it's not legal to sell, for example, or in certain online marketplaces where the selling of CBD is banned. There's nothing wrong with hemp oil in and of itself, but you want to make sure you're getting what you think you're getting. These are often cheaper products, as hemp oil is easier to extract than CBD is, though not always. If the product seems much cheaper than you were expecting, you should probably check and see if it's made primarily with hemp oil.

Types of Products

From oils to bath salts to gummies to lotions to bottled water, there's a huge world of CBD products out there to choose from. There are general guides for finding what works best for you, depending on what you're wanting to use CBD for and what works best for your lifestyle. Many people start out with picking up some gummies or some of the other edibles that contain CBD, as it seems the simplest. Most CBD edible products taste pretty decent, and so it's a very user-friendly way to get CBD. If you start here, you'll want to make sure you get familiar with what dosage levels are available this way.

Does it Really Work?

Many people believe that it does, but it's a relatively new natural remedy, so research is still ongoing.

For more information on CBD products, reach out to a health store or dispensary near you.


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