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The Benefits of CBD

Plant Therapy Benefits of CBD

CBD is one of the most popular products in the natural health industry right now… and for good reason! The potential benefits of CBD are incredibly exciting. And as intriguing as this product is, it often leaves a lot of questions unanswered about what it is, how it’s used, and what the potential benefits actually are. We understand that and we want to help make sense of all the noise so that you can understand if CBD is right for you.

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What is CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a substance extracted from the cannabis or hemp plant. It is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system, or eCS, (more on that later). It is natural, plant-derived, and has no possibility of getting you high. That infamous effect is actually due to THC, something that you will not find in any of our broad-spectrum products. You can check out the test results for each product on the product pages to see exactly what’s in them.

Now, there are three different kinds of CBD you’ll find: broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, and isolate. Full-spectrum means there are trace amounts of THC, less than 0.3% (which is federally legal). Many people find these small amounts to be beneficial and the amounts are not high enough to actually get you high. Broad-spectrum starts as full-spectrum but then removes all the THC, leaving behind all the other benefits of the plant. Isolate, you guessed it, isolates CBD from the rest of the plant leaving only CBD and nothing else.

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What is Your Endocannabinoid System?

Though it may sound unfamiliar, the endocannabinoid system, or eCS for short, plays an important role in supporting overall health and wellbeing. Your body naturally produces its own endocannabinoids which work holistically to maintain homeostasis in the body. Some of the parts of the body that make use of the system include your brain, immune system, organs, connective tissues, and glands. It also helps regulate feelings of pain, mood, appetite, memory, digestion, respiration, and many, many more.* 

A healthy endocannabinoid system can mean that you may sleep better, your moods are more regulated, your nervous system processes pain normally, your memory works more clearly, and your digestive system functions properly.*

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Common Types of CBD Products

You’ll two main types of CBD products: oil drops (aka tinctures) and topical products.

Oil Drops: The CBD is suspended in a carrier oil and designed to be taken sublingually. This means you put it under your tongue for about a minute and then swallow. The CBD is absorbed through the sublingual gland under your tongue and the CBD can support your overall eCS functioning and bodily health!

Other popular options include softgels or even edible products which allow the CBD to be ingested. If you’re wondering whether you should try oil drops or softgels, check out this post!

Topical CBD: Many people report topical CBD is very beneficial, particularly for localized discomfort. The benefits of CBD can vary from person to person and it’s a little harder to measure. Topical CBD is also available in a variety of forms like balms, roll-ons, and body oils, allowing you the option to find what works best for you.

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Benefits of CBD

As we’ ve already discussed, CBD supports your body’s own endocannabinoid system. CBD works with your body to support your naturally occurring endocannabinoid levels. This, in turn, helps your body maintain homeostasis. CBD also prevents enzymes from breaking down your body’s own natural endocannabinoids, which lets your body retain more of its own endocannabinoids.*

The endocannabinoid system regulates such a huge amount of bodily processes your appetite, pain, mood, memory, the nervous system, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, stress, and more. It’s pretty important! So what happens when your eCS doesn’t function properly? If you’re chronically deficient in endocannabinoids or have an overactive eCS that produces too much, it can throw your whole body out of balance.

And that’s where CBD comes in it. While CBD is working to support a healthy endocannabinoid system responses, it may potentially bring your body back into balance and help with overall health and wellbeing.*

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What About Isolates?

As we mentioned, one type of product is CBD Isolate. But CBD is not the only cannabinoid that can be isolated! Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG), and Cannabinol (CBN) are just three such naturally-derived, non-intoxicating cannabinoids. They work together with broad-spectrum CBD to help support overall health and wellbeing while also addressing specific issues we all deal with.

We also used these three isolated cannabinoids in our CBD+iso collections: Quiet Mind, Rest Easy and Intense Relief.

Plant Therapy CBD Collections

With the addition of CBD+iso products, you now have more than ever to choose from! We also understand how it can be a little overwhelming to choose what’s right for you. Let’s take a quick look at our different collections and who it might be good for.

Everyday Wellness

Our Everyday Wellness products are our flagship CBD line. They offer broad-spectrum CBD in oil drops, balms and roll-ons. You can use them to support overall health and wellbeing. They’re great for beginners just getting started with CBD or seasoned users who take CBD every day.

Quiet Mind

CBD+iso Quiet Mind Collection combines broad-spectrum CBD with CBG Isolate. These natural plant-derived cannabinoids are formulated to provide focused benefits for life’s stressful moments. The Quiet Mind Collection supports a more relaxed and tranquil state of mind when you’re dealing with stressful situations. It also helps foster a calm and balanced mood.* 

Rest Easy

CBD+iso Rest Easy Collection combines broad-spectrum CBD with CBN Isolate to provide targeted benefits for life’s sleep issues. This combination of CBD and CBN in the Rest Easy Collection helps promote a well-rested night of sleep, allowing you to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling energized without a sluggish feeling.*

Intense Relief

CBD+iso Intense Relief Collection combines broad-spectrum CBD with CBC Isolate to provide targeted benefits for life’s aches and pains. Cannabidiol (CBD) and Cannabichromene (CBC) are non-psychoactive cannabinoids that help supplement and support your body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids levels, which helps promote overall health and wellbeing and may also help when experiencing inflammation or discomfort.*

Combining CBD Methods

Here’s the beautiful part of CBD, you can combine different products! You’re not limited to just one. You can try oil drops with a body oil. Or softgels with a roll-on. Or a balm with a roll-on. The possibilities are endless! CBD supplements are ideal for overall wellbeing while topical products can help with more localized concerns.

Just keep in mind that it’s always a good idea to start slowly and build from there. This allows you to pay attention to how your body responds and find the right combination for your needs. And any strength of topical CBD may be combined with any serving size of CBD oil drops. However,  high levels of CBD may cause liver damage, so do not exceed 45 mg per 5 lbs of body weight per day. For example, our highest strength CBD oil drops, 2500 mg, only has about a 90 mg daily serving size, which would be the maximum dose for just 10 lbs of body weight. And since we’re pretty sure that anyone reading this weighs more than 10 lbs, you don’t have to stress about it.

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Additional Reading

Because CBD, and the potential benefits of CBD, is such a vast and interesting topic, we know you might still have questions. Check out these other great resources we offer.

 

References

Ashley, E. (2017). Cannabis: CBD Rich Hemp Oil, Hemp Essential Oil, & Hemp Seed Oil: The Cannabis Medicines of Aromatherapy’s Own Medical Marijuana. The Secret Healer Oils Profiles, Vol. 8.

Blessing, E. M., Steenkamp, M. M., Manzanares, J., & Marmar, C. R. (2015). Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics12(4), 825–836. doi:10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1

Cannabidiol (CBD) Pre-Review Report. (2017). Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. World Health Organization. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf

ElSohly M, Gul W. Constituents of cannabis sativa. In: Pertwee R, ed. Handbook of Cannabis. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014:3-22.

Friedman D, Devinsky O. Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy. N Engl J Med. 2015 Sep 10;373(11):1048-58.

Martens S, Mithöfer A. Flavones and flavone synthases. Phytochemistry. 2005 Oct;66(20):2399-407. Epub 2005 Aug 30.

Russo EB. Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. Br J Pharmacol. 2011 Aug;163(7):1344-64.

Tisserand, R. (2016). Retrieved from https://tisserandinstitute.org/learn-more/cannabis-oil/

“The Brain Loves CBD: What are the Effects of This Major Cannabinoid?” (2018). CBD Health and Wellness. Retrieved from https://cbdhealthandwellness.net/2018/09/04/the-brain-loves-cbd-what-are-the-effects-of-this-major-cannabinoid/

Pacher, P. (2013). Modulating the endocannabinoid system in human health and disease: successes and failures. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3684164/

“What is CBD?” (2019) Project CBD. Retrieved from https://www.projectcbd.org/cbd-101/what-is-cbd

 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

6 thoughts on “The Benefits of CBD”

  1. My sister is one of the busiest people I know, and with a lot of work comes a lot of stress. We wanted to know if there’s anything we can get for her that can slowly help her body relieve itself from the constant work pains and so it helped when you listed that CBD products can help regulate these types of things within the body. It also helps how you listed that CBD can be taken in different forms of consumable products and so I would start looking for a CBD product provider that I can buy some supplements for my sister before we go on vacation. Thank you!

  2. I’m wondering if I should’ve bought the 1000mg tinctures for my anxiety instead of 500mg…maybe I would notice more of a difference

    1. That’s definitely a possibility. But starting lower and working your way up is always a good idea. That way you can increase the dosage until you find the amount that’s right for you.

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