CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. It’s the second-most active compound found in cannabis, behind THC.
CBD is one of many powerful cannabinoids found in hemp and is known for supporting body and mind in various ways, although the effects can vary from user to user.
It’s important to note that CBD found in Holistic Hemp products does not come from marijuana, it comes from hemp plants. While hemp and marijuana are close relatives, but not the same. By definition, hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC — the psychoactive compound that is found in higher concentration in marijuana. Hemp naturally has higher levels of CBD, a non-psychoactive compound known for helping human bodies maintain health and overall wellness.
CBD’s Medical Uses
According to Harvard Health Publishing, many studies have indicated CBD’s usefulness in treating childhood seizure conditions as well as anxiety, insomnia and other health issues. Medical News Today explains that the human body naturally produces certain cannabinoids on its own while sustaining two receptors, named CB1 and CB2. While it was originally thought that when using CBD, the cannabidiol attaches itself to these receptors, it’s now theorized that it instead encourages the body to increase its production of cannabinoids.
Common CBD Applications
CBD is gaining popularity because many people integrate it into their health routine to support their cellular and molecular health. Among the many benefits that our users experience, some of the main ones are a sense of calm and focus; relief from everyday stresses; help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation; and support for healthy sleep cycles.
There are plenty of ways that CBD is packaged and sold. There are creams, oil extracts, butters, and flowers available on the market to be used and/or ingested in different ways. However, it’s important to approach CBD products in a safe and responsible way. For example, muscle and joint pain may be better relieved with direct, topical application of a CBD cream or oil on the affected area, while insomniac systems may be eased with a drop or two of oil in a tea or under the tongue. Furthermore, side effects of CBD vary from person to person and if you believe you are experiencing negative side effects of CBD, cease use immediately.
Holistic Hemp products offer a full spectrum cannabinoid extract with CBD and other cannabinoids and beneficial plant compounds like terpenes and flavonoids. We believe that using the whole plant maximizes benefits delivered throughout the body and supplies additional wellness components. We make sure to give you as much of Mother Nature’s goodness as we can for an entire holistic experience.