CBD products have been around for centuries, but it is now that they have been brought back into the spotlight. Although they are oozing with promises as to how beneficial they are to your health, many people still find this topic taboo and refuse to talk about it. Since CBD and CBD products are back and better than ever, more awareness should be spread. What CBD is, what CBD products are, what their benefits are and everything you need to know about this topic will be presented in the following paragraphs.
CBD not THC
The most important thing that you should know about CBD is that it has (almost) nothing to do with THC, the component which is responsible for the feeling of being high. CBD is the shortened version of the word cannabidiol. It is a compound which can be found in the cannabis plants and it can be derived from either hemp or marijuana, or even both. THC is also a compound which can be found in the cannabis plant, hence the misconception that the two are alike. While the state of being high comes from THC, CBD has, just like you have previously seen, almost nothing to do with it (except their common root).
How it works?
CBD products are products designed to help you relieve pain and inflammation as well as other affections such as acne, heart conditions, and so on. How do they work? Their efficiency is the result of a similarity in the compound found in CBD and the compound secreted by the ECS system responsible for the balance of things such as sleep, pain or stress in our bodies. To put it in easier words, it is as if the body is made to feel those feel-good states when given CBD infused products.
CBD products can come in various shapes and sizes, but by far the most common one and the one most renowned is the oil. The CBD oil is extracted from and it is made by pressing the hemp. In this form, the CBD can easily and directly be applied to all problematic areas. For pain, the oil can be placed on the spot where pain is felt. When it comes to skincare, CBD can be found in many products such as body lotions, face creams or serums, but the most common one remains the CBD oil which, just like the one for pain can be applied directly on the skin, on the face where the problematic areas such as inflammation and acne can be seen.
Though CBD products are generally safe to use, due to their natural source, they are known to cause some side effects such as fatigue, diarrhea ,or weight fluctuations in some people. Make sure to discuss with a doctor about all these before starting to use CBD products.
To sum everything up, it seems that CBD products are here to revolutionize the medical industry and that they are here to stay. So, make sure that you are well informed before you start using them.