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.
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.
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.*
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.
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.*
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.
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.
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.*
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.*
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.
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.
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- How to Use CBD
- Top 5 CBD Myths Debunked & Explained
- Is CBD Legal?
- Should You Use CBD During Pregnancy?
- CBD: What it is and Why You Need it
- Ask Plant Therapy’s Experts: CBD!
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