If you’ve heard the term CBD thrown around, but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it can help, this guide is here to help! CBD (Cannabidiol) is the second most prevalent compound in the marijuana plant, but it’s not psychoactive like THC, so you won’t get high from using it. CBD has been attracting plenty of attention lately due to its medical benefits, and many companies are now offering CBD products, whether it’s hemp-derived CBD oil or CBD edibles like our full spectrum gum drops. Here’s everything you need to know about CBD for beginners.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many active compounds in cannabis plants. Cannabinoids are widely-known for their perceived medicinal benefits and effects on inflammation. They’re present in both marijuana and hemp plants, but are only found in large quantities within industrial hemp. This is because high levels of THC are illegal in most countries around the world. When it comes to using CBD products—or any supplement, really—the best rule of thumb is know thyself. In other words, you should know what works for your body and what doesn’t work.
How Do I Use CBD?
The first thing you should do is determine what type of ailment or condition you’re looking to address. Some people like CBD topicals because they’re fast and easy. In fact, topical hemp salves are a great way to experience CBD for beginners, due to the quick relief the user gets. Other people prefer CBD edibles because they are discrete and easy on the taste buds. Still others want their CBD in a capsule, tincture or even a joint. Depending on your desired effects, method of administration, and amount of CBD you take at once, there are several ways to use cannabidiol. To get started, we recommend consulting with a doctor who can tell you more about CBD’s interactions with other medications. From there, shop around to find products that suit your needs.
The Benefits of CBD
The thing that most excites us about CBD is how wide-ranging its potential applications are. Not only can it improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia, but it may also help those who suffer from anxiety disorders or seizures. If you’re looking for pain relief, hemp salves can be applied topically and get to work reducing inflammation almost immediately. Best of all, none of these compounds will affect your ability to drive or operate machinery—you’ll remain clear-headed and alert.
What to know when buying CBD
Not all CBD products are created equal, and some may even contain harmful ingredients that could cause negative effects. Make sure your research is thorough before buying anything so you can buy with confidence. At Early Fruit Hemp Co, sourcing hemp from small batch, organic farms is paramount to our philosophy. It’s how we ensure our product’s quality and purity in an industry full of misleading marketing schemes.
CBD has been making headlines lately as a miracle compound that can cure everything from depression to cancer. The truth is, CBD can offer relief to many people, from many discomforts, but I’d be weary of anyone selling you a “miracle cure”.
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