CBD is a nonpsychoactive chemical compound that naturally occurs in the cannabis plant. It is one of the compounds in cannabis known as cannabinoids. It is widely considered to have excellent medical benefits and has been used with holistic applications for centuries. Interestingly, it is also used to make textiles and building materials like clothing, rope, paper, oil and concrete. In medicines, it is normally used by patients in the form of oil. Impressively, CBD does not have mind-altering effects. It does not cause the feeling of being high but induces relaxation without the intoxicating effects. There are three varieties of CBD. CBD Isolate, which is CBD molecules completely isolated into a 99.8% pure compound. Broad spectrum CBD, which contains all the natural occurring terpenes and cannabinoids in the hemp plants but the THC has been isolated away from the final product. Full spectrum oil refers to the oil containing all the naturally according cannabinoids and terpenes in eluding THC. However, the amount of detectable THC must be 0.3% or less for the product to be considered hemp and therefore federally legal.
THE BENEFITS-PURE CBD OIL
There are many amazing benefits of CBD for the human body and can serve as a natural alternative to common prescription drugs.
- It stimulates appetite and eases nausea and vomiting.
- It reduces anxiety and discomfort without any adverse effects hence better than anti-depressants.
- It inhibits cancer cell growth by inducing cell death and controlling the spread of cancer cells.
- It relieves psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia.
- It soothes chronic pain by inhibiting neuronal transmission in pain pathways.
- It reduces inflammation problems such as swelling of joints caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis and other chronic and acute issues.
- It reduces inflammation and elevated blood glucose associated with diabetes.
- It may treat seizures and other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
CBD is consumed as a medicinal oil that is used to treat and prevent symptoms of diseases and also reduce chronic pain and inflammation. Tinctures can be used by both orally and topically. It can also produce the best edibles which help relieve pain. Pure CBD oil can also produce items for dogs making it easier to administer natural medicine to pets.
WHERE TO PURCHASE?
Finding the right Pure CBD oil to use is not an easy task. But, we have put together a guideline as seen below on where to begin your search for CBD oils and products to ensure a safe and effective product just for you.
CBD products are sold online which offer a quick, secure and convenient way to buy products. When shopping online, you will have a variety of products to choose from which is an added advantage. Furthermore, before buying you can compare prices and choose one that is most suitable for you. Also, the product will be delivered to your doorstep. Our site specializes in affordable and natural CBD products found here.
MOM & POP SHOP... AND EVERYWHERE ELSE!
Besides shopping online, you can buy CBD products in retail shops or over the counter at places like Whole Foods, Sprouts, Barber Shops, Gyms, Nutrition stores and similar natural markets. The advantage is you get to see the products before you purchase and you can also ask questions to clarify what you don’t understand. You also get to look at other products that you might be interested in and learn more about others that you might need. To get safe products, you should ask about the third-party test results because some companies take advantage and make products that do not have enough CBD. Also, to get the right products you should research more on the products. If it is exceedingly cheap to be true, then avoid it!! Yes, this is because you might end up buying an inferior product which will not have the required benefits and may contain contaminants. Furthermore, check the labels to ensure you don’t buy illegal or dangerous untested products... Poor quality products do slip through the cracks!!
MEDICINAL MARIJUANA SHOPS.
In areas where the use of CBD is legal, there are medical cannabis dispensaries which offer CBD-rich products. In this case, a medical doctor must certify patients before purchasing CBD oil. Furthermore, the doctor must be registered with the state’s medical-marijuana program. More importantly, the dispensaries must meet the standards which are set by the law. Usually, the state conducts routine background checks on the owner of the dispensaries and the staff working there. In the same token, security requirements and licensing guidelines must be met. The products at the dispensaries should be tested to ensure safety.
CBD - HEMP vs. MARY JANE AKA: MARIJUANA
Not all CBD is created equal, but there is often some confusion between CBD that is derived from hemp versus that is derived from marijuana. It's important for consumers looking to buy Pure CBD oil to understand the difference between the two in terms of its legality and efficacy before making a purchase.
To make the distinction between the two, it helps to gain an understanding of hemp and marijuana, both of which come from the cannabis sativa plant species. Hemp plants have been around for decades and are typically used for the production of all sorts of different commercial products. It's a legal product that's widely available on many store shelves, especially since the recent pass of the farm bill. Historically, this plant is predominantly grown for its durable fiber.
On the other hand, marijuana is a shorter and wider plant that is mainly grown for its flowers and buds. This plant is typically grown specifically to be smoked for recreational and medical purposes or for cannabinoid extraction.
Perhaps the biggest difference between hemp and marijuana is the THC and CBD content. Both are cannabinoids, but THC has psychoactive properties and interacts directly with CB1 and CB2 receptors, whereas CBD does not. Marijuana is typically bred to have high levels of THC, while hemp is cultivated to have minimal THC (if any at all). While THC and CBD are both cannabinoids, they're very different.
Since THC is federally illegal, medical marijuana can only be lawfully bought and used in the handful of states that have legalized it including California, Oregon and Washington. On the other hand, hemp is legal because of its minimal or non-existent THC levels, meaning it is readily accessible everywhere. As such, the CBD oil that is extracted from hemp is also much more widely available and legal for purchase and use.
Hemp-derived CBD oil is safe for use by just about everyone including children, pets, and pregnant or nursing women who prefer a natural product over traditional pharmaceuticals.
In contrast, marijuana-derived CBD oil may not be safe for consumption for everyone mainly because of the THC content of this particular plant.
APPLICATIONS x CBD
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Cannabinoid options of application:
Transdermal (Skin)-Topical Salve: This application is typically used for acute and direct application. Such as an ankle sprain, arthritis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia and migraines. Full-spectrum salves provide a whole panel of cannabinoids for increased potency.
Tinctures: Tincture oils are utilized in full-spectrum form (whole plant derived) and Isolated forms (Pure CBD) that are applied directly under the tongue or mixed in water. This form is typically used for direct application to the central nervous system and the entire body for ailments like anxiety, stress, epilepsy, insomnia, depression, PTSD, autoimmune responses, ADHD, cancer, systemic inflammatory disease such as, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. All applications are available as CBD isolate, broad spectrum and full spectrum.
Soft Gels: Full-spectrum soft gels essentially have the same application as tincture oils. The difference is that each soft gel is measured to a specific milligram to provide a consumer with a perfectly measured dose of CBD. This would be used for any ailments one might use CBD for, including all the ones listed above.
Superfood powder: Super food green powder has a broad range of greens, phytonutrients, vitamins and of course CBD. This application is great to give some a nice, clean energy boost before a workout or just to get your day started naturally with improved focus.
Athlete Relations x Physiologist
Kai Pattison was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Kai graduated with a Master’s degree in clinical physiology from Point Loma Nazarene University. He is very passionate about human physiology and the applications in sport performance, recovery and clinical diagnostics. Kai has specialized in cardiopulmonary diagnostics, exercise induced energy expenditure and metabolism. Kai has also gained extensive research experience at UCSD on Parkinson’s disease. He enjoys educating and informing people on the importance of exercise to reduce risk of multiple inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. His passion for alternative medicine enables him to strive when promoting health and wellness.