Is all CBD the same?
CBD comes in many forms, full spectrum, broad spectrum and Isolate.
- Full Spectrum CBD is produced with an extract that contains all or nearly all of the compounds naturally found in the cannabis plant. Some of the compounds are CBD, as well as CBG, CBN, CBC to name just a few. It also contains trace amounts of THC.
- Isolate Contains only CBD. This form of CBD is useful for athletes or people who may be concerned about failing a drug test as Isolate contains 0% THC
- Broad Spectrum Sits between Full Spectrum and Isolate and is sometimes known as “Distillate” Which contains no THC but does contain some of the other compounds found in the cannabis plant.
How do I take CBD oil?
There are many different ways of taking CBD. The most used way is Oil. The bottles will come with instructions and dosage on them but they are usually taken in the morning and evening, a few drops at a time, under the tongue.
CBD Capsules are also a great option for people who don’t necessarily like the taste of some oils. They usually contain similar recommended dosages to CBD Oils so you can use them the same, a few in the morning, a few at night. You can also use capsules and oil together or one in the morning and the other at night, you make the rules depending on how you are feeling that day. Some capsules also contain added vitamins and nutrients so you can enjoy added health benefits with your dose of CBD.
You can get a wide range of CBD edibles including Gummies which come in all different flavours and MG as well as cookies, chocolate, jelly domes and loads more.
Topicals are a great way to try CBD if you don’t want to consume it. There are so many topicals out there including skin balms, CBD roll on, eye cream, face cream, retinol cream, muscle balm, heat balm, hand cream and many more. They can help with severe aches and pains along with inflammation and joint pain. They can be used at any time of the day along with any other CBD products.
CBD oral sprays are similar to oils but instead of a dropper, it’s a spray. As it is administered onto the tongue via spray, this CBD will enter your bloodstream faster than capsules or edibles. Perfect for travelling.
These are just a few examples on ways of consuming CBD. The options are endless, just make sure to do your research on the products you are buying.
Benefits of CBD?
Stress and anxiety relief
CBD may be able to help you manage anxiety and depression. Researchers think it may change the way your brain’s receptors respond to serotonin, a chemical linked to mental health. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical messages and help your cells respond to different stimuli.
- reducing stress
- decreasing physiological effects of anxiety, such as an increased heart rate
- improving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- inducing sleep in cases of insomnia and helping you sleep better.
The effects of CBD oil on your brain’s receptors may also help you manage pain. Studies have shown that cannabis can offer some benefits when taken after chemotherapy treatments. Cannabis and CBD may have healing properties in the relieving of symptoms caused by:
- Chronic pain
- Muscle pain
- Spinal cord injuries
The effects of CBD on receptors in the immune system may help reduce overall inflammation in the body. In turn, CBD oil may offer benefits for acne management. A human study found that the oil prevented activity in sebaceous glands. These glands are responsible for producing sebum, a natural oily substance that hydrates the skin. Too much sebum, however, can lead to acne.
Before you consider CBD oil for acne treatment, it’s worth discussing with your dermatologist. More human studies are needed to evaluate the potential benefits of CBD for acne.
CBD can also help in a lot of other ways for the mind and body such as OCD, PTSD, Panic disorders, Relieves Nausea, Lower your risk of diabetes and promotes cardiovascular health along with numerous other ways to help you feel better within.