You’ve seen CBD everywhere lately, lining the shelves from pharmacies to gas stations. But what is it? What is it used for? Will it make me high?
Let’s dive into the Top 3 benefits of CBD.
#1: Natural Versatility
CBD is the medicinal compound in hemp plants. It provides symptom relief without the “head high” of its sister compound, THC, and is legal nationwide. CBD is so popular because it can treat a huge range of ailments, including anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain, arthritis, seizures, nausea, IBS, Parkinson’s, and eczema, and can help you feel more balanced throughout the day.
You may be skeptical: how can one substance bring relief to so many issues? By interacting with your body’s Endocannabinoid (EN-do-ca-NA-bi-noid) System or “ECS.” Your ECS regulates critical body systems controlling sleep, mood, pain, metabolism, and immune response.
In the ECS, CBD is called a “promiscuous molecule” (spicy science!). That means CBD will plug itself into basically any part of your ECS controlling any distressed body system, alleviating the symptom right there.
That’s how CBD can treat so many conditions, by working with your body, not against it. This brings me to the second benefit:
#2. Easy on Your Body
You know those pharmaceutical commercials where people are whitewater rafting or clinking glasses in outdoor bathtubs? Living their best lives until the narrator spins a dizzying array of side effects; “could cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure, depression or mania, life or death. Y’know what? We’re not actually super sure yet. But would you mind taking it regularly and letting us know?“
In contrast, CBD has almost no side effects. In some cases, it can cause sleepiness or dry mouth, but that’s about it. CBD has been used across the globe for thousands of years as a safe and gentle plant medicine. Over time, humans have invented all kinds of ways to use CBD, which brings us to the third benefit:
#3: Take it your way!
Drop CBD oil under your tongue, munch CBD gummies, rub CBD salve on your aching joints, smoke CBD flower, infuse CBD into olive oil and sprinkle on your salad. Whatever your preference, you can fit CBD into your wellness routine. It’s as versatile in form as in treatment potential.
Bonus Round! How to buy CBD:
When you buy CBD, make sure it’s organic and includes a “COA” showing it’s lab-tested. Choose “Broad-Spectrum” or “Full-Spectrum” over CBD “Isolate,” they are closest to whole-plant medicine and provide the most healing benefit. It may take 1-2 weeks for CBD to build up in your system before you start feeling great. Track your dose and timing to determine what works best for you.
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What’s your favorite benefit of CBD? Drop a note in the comments!