CBD, THC, cannabis sativa, cannabinoids, hemp: what do these words mean, and can the benefits of CBD support you in safe, effective ways? Let’s find out by taking a look at the most up-to-date CBD information!
CBD is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, and is short for cannabidiol. Its psychoactive cousin THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, also comes from the same plant. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, which are the active components of cannabis. However, there’s one major difference between the two: cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC is called hemp, and cannabis with more than 0.3% THC is called marijuana. According to the US Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA), CBD is a single compound found in cannabis, and the marijuana plant “is a type of cannabis plant that contains many naturally occurring compounds, including CBD and THC.”
Because CBD is derived from hemp, it will never cause the mind-altering effects that the marijuana plant does. According to a report by the World Health Organization, CBD is considered safe to use, “is generally well-tolerated with a good safety profile,” and “there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
The United States Food and Drug Administration agrees, and in December 2018 it passed the Farm Bill. This groundbreaking legislation removed hemp from the list of Schedule I controlled substances that have a high potential for abuse and reclassified hemp and its byproducts as ordinary agricultural commodities. The European Union has similar regulations: hemp plant farming, as well as the processing of crops with less than 0.2% THC, is legal in all states.
So now that CBD can be purchased even in pharmacy stores, what sorts of benefits can you expect to gain from using it? And can a CBD product really help you support better wellness? The answer is complicated because of the early stage in research. As of now, many studies are still ongoing and others are just getting started. Hopefully, they will soon be able to provide us with an even clearer picture of how a dose of CBD works with the body. It is always recommended to talk to a doctor before using any supplements and this case isn’t different. With that in mind as of now, we offer some insight and shed some more light for you on the potential benefits of CBD.
If all of this has piqued your interest and you’d like to discover how CBD might benefit you, the next step is to learn about your product options. CBD can be taken in many forms, each with its own particular set of benefits. The following products are some of the most popular ways to experience CBD.
• CBD Oil, also known as a tincture, contains a concentrated amount of cannabidiol. CBD oil quickly enters the bloodstream and a large percentage is utilized by your body. Tinctures are available in multiple flavours.
• Topicals such as creams, balms, and lotions are available in different concentrations. They’re easy to apply throughout the day, and allow you to target specific areas on your body. Whether you’re dealing with dry skin due to acne, or looking to support comfort and relief for muscles and joints, nourishing CBD topicals can be the right choice for you.
• Vaping is another convenient, fast-acting option, and CBD vape e-liquids also come in a variety of delicious flavours.
• CBD Crystal is purified CBD that’s been isolated from other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Crystals are considered to be the cleanest and purest form of CBD available, and they are tasteless and odourless so you can use them in a variety of ways.
When choosing a CBD retailer, first confirm that the company manufactures high-quality, organically-sourced products that are third-party lab tested, and that they have solid customer service policies such as a money-back guarantee and a 100% secure checkout process in addition to phone, email, and web support. You can also search to make sure that their customer reviews are positive and numerous.
Here at Canzon, we pride ourselves in providing all of the above, so we invite you to peruse our wide selection of premium, high-quality CBD products. We’ve created this video series for informational purposes only, so we’re unable to provide specific medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. However, we’d love to support you by answering any questions you may have about our products, so feel free to get in touch. We wish you the best on your journey to wellness!