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What is CBD and what is it used for

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Recently discovered and quite thriving, you must have heard of the beautiful wonders of CBD. Maybe you have heard of its several therapeutic benefits, but not so much as knowing what CBD is, its origin, different products, how it is used, or what it is used for.

What you don’t know

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the active ingredients of medical marijuana from the Cannabis sativa plant. Of all the chemical compounds present in cannabis, its the second most prevalent. Unlike its sister ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause euphoria or the sudden ‘highness’ experienced by THC and recreational marijuana consumers. This is because it isn’t a psychoactive ingredient.

Is it any different from marijuana?

Although CBD originates from the marijuana plant, it is interesting to discover that, unlike THC and other drugs produced from recreational marijuana, it is not addictive. This is probably one of the reasons for which it thrives in the medical field. Also, while THC is known to increase anxiety (being a psychoactive compound), it effectively promotes calmness of mind.

Its many benefits

Generally used to relieve stress and anxiety, CBD may have lots of other benefits as it has proven effective in its scientific use to treat a wide variety of skin and health issues. Its potency could be attributed to its hemp oil content.

Hemp oil is high in fatty acids and is beneficial for the functioning of the brain and the heart. These fatty acids help prevent inflammation (particularly those that result in pain and acne). The rich vitamin content of the oil (hemp oil) is also very beneficial to the skin as it prevents wrinkles and breakouts.

Talking about health issues, CBD, as popularly known, is effective in relieving stress and chronic pain. The Hempura full spectrum oil (which contains CBD) is a formula specially designed to treat muscle tension, tightness and stress. It not only works effectively for stress and pain, but it also helps to treat other ailments like epilepsy, diabetes, and to alleviate cancer-related symptoms.

Asides these, CBD is used to calm dogs. Its variant product (steak bites), which is specially formulated for dogs, helps alleviate anxiety and improve dogs’ general well-being. For dogs (or puppies) that continuously feel restless, hemp oil is just what they need. Since CBD has a high hemp oil content, it is just the right substance to treat such anxiety. Besides, it is a THC free formula; hence, there is no breathing problem, seizures, or other THC-related side effects.

Whether to relieve stress, pain, or anxiety, CBD can be used either orally or topically. It comes in several variants; edibles (also known as CBD gummies), CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD creams, etc.

It is, however, essential to know that of all oral Cannabidiol products (oils, edibles, and capsules), CBD edibles have a better taste, and it is generally used for pain relief. Besides, it can also help to improve skin and heart health. Feel free to visit our store to order your choice of CBD products.