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When you first started your investigation of the potential health benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) products, you may have felt a bit uncomfortable when you learned that CBD is extracted from cannabis. You are not alone. Many people initially feel uncomfortable with the thought of purchasing cannabis products. You may even have wondered how CBD would make you feel, concerned about the potential effects on your brain.

For this reason, it’s important for us to point out that there are two types of cannabis plants, marijuana, and hemp. These beneficial plants have been used for centuries for different reasons. Some cannabis plants were cultivated for their use in textiles, as food (hemp seeds), and to make rope. Other cannabis plants (marijuana) were cultivated for religious purposes and medical use.

So, How Does CBD Influence the Way You Feel?

The Potential Sources of Cannabidiol

The CBD (cannabidiol) that you have been hearing so much buzz about is one of the nonpsychoactive cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Marijuana and hemp are both excellent sources of CBD. Each of these plants contains at least 113 cannabinoids, as well as vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and plant terpenes. The distinction made between the two plants lies in the available levels of THC, one of the other cannabinoids found in cannabis.

 

The CBD Extracted from Marijuana

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive cannabinoid found in abundance in marijuana. It is the cannabinoid responsible for marijuana’s intoxicating effects. Marijuana contains anywhere from 5-30 percent THC, depending on the plant source. The THC content is the reason marijuana is still illegal in most states, or requires a prescription for medical use.

THC stimulates the release of dopamine and interferes with information processing. While marijuana is known for causing feelings of elation and relaxation, not all the effects of THC are positive. Some of the lesser-known consequences of THC include:

 

The CBD Extracted from Hemp

The CBD extracted from the cannabis plant hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, not enough to cause any psychoactive effects. In fact, the THC levels in cannabis are what differentiate hemp from marijuana. A cannabis plant must contain 0.3 percent or less THC to be classified as hemp, that is how our government now distinguishes between the plants. This is important because hemp is legal in most states under this criteria. The US farm bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) legalized industrial hemp farming, but not marijuana.

While you won’t need to worry about the trace amounts of THC from hemp causing any unwelcomed effects, it may also be reassuring to know that CBD can neutralize the effects of THC. CBD is a THC antagonist. If a hemp crop is planted too close to a marijuana crop, the hemp pollen can ruin the marijuana crop by diluting the psychoactive properties of the THC.

 

Efforts to Prove the Negative Effects of THC Lead to an Important Discovery

Now that you know that CBD from hemp will not cause any unwanted psychoactive effects, you may be confused as to why CBD from hemp has so many potential benefits. The explanation lies in the discovery of your body’s communication system.

In the 1980s the Reagan administration spent a lot of money trying to verify that marijuana causes brain damage. When these suspicions were proven false, the administration funded several studies that led researchers to the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, named for the plant that led to the discovery.

 

The Communication Network Bridging Your Body and Your Brain

While our understanding of the endocannabinoid system is still in its infancy, what research has discovered is quite fascinating. Your endocannabinoid system relies on messengers and receptors to create a communication network between your body and your brain. This constant communication regulates and maintains the function of almost every system in your body. Some of the functions managed through your endocannabinoid system include:

 

 

The Messengers of Your Endocannabinoid System

The messengers for your endocannabinoid system are neurotransmitters. The messengers communicate through the receptors to generate a response. There are two types of messengers that your endocannabinoid system responds to.

 

 

 

Researchers commonly believe that your endocannabinoid system regulates the processes necessary for your survival. The effects of exogenous cannabinoids are shown to be stronger and longer lasting than the endogenous cannabinoids produced in your body.

 

Understanding How CBD Could Influence the Way You Feel

Supplementing the endocannabinoid system with exogenous cannabinoids is an interesting topic of conversation. Many people, just like you, wonder how CBD would make them feel. The answer to that inquiry is a bit complex; everyone is different. We can tell you how CBD from hemp won’t make you feel; it won’t make you feel high.

How CBD could make you feel may be determined by the current state of your endocannabinoid system.  Some researchers believe that many health conditions could be the result of a disruption in the communication processes regulated by the endocannabinoid system. In theory, a body not producing enough cannabinoids, or breaking down cannabinoids too quickly, is thrown off balance.

A renowned cannabinoid researcher, Dr Ethan Russo, first proposed this theory in 2004.1 Dr Russo found evidence of cannabinoid deficiencies contributing to several health conditions and noted that exogenous cannabinoid supplementation appeared to alleviate certain symptoms related to endocannabinoid system imbalance.

 

Supplements with the Potential to Restore Balance

It’s important that you understand that CBD is not a medication. It is not a cure or treatment for any medical conditions. CBD is a dietary supplement that has the potential to interact with your endocannabinoid system.

The reported benefits of CBD supplementation are based on animal studies, laboratory findings and the testimony of people who claim benefits from using CBD products. Since CBD could supplement the functioning of your endocannabinoid system, the system that controls so many important processes, there are many potential benefits.

The answer to the question of how CBD could influence the way you feel is not easy to answer. The potential differences in the way you feel now in comparison to how you may feel after trying CBD would depend on your reasons for using CBD supplements. CBD will not make you feel high. CBD could simply make you feel like a healthier version of yourself.

To learn more about CBD and your vital endocannabinoid system, download The Ultimate CBD User Guide. Your endocannabinoid system regulates nearly every function in your body. We invite you to learn more about the many potential benefits of CBD from hemp, and how CBD could influence the way you feel.

 

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What is CBD Wax Exactly?

While CBD is most commonly thought of in its oil form, there are various extract forms of CBD hemp products. Like all things CBD-related, for reasons not pertinent to this discussion, the education and information regarding CBD products have been muted or muffled. One of those products is CBD wax.

CBD wax, despite its lack of acclaim, is nearly as available and common as CBD oil. Is wax better, better for certain applications and uses, are they interchangeable? These and many questions will probably arise once you begin investigating CBD waxes. Let’s start with the basics…

CBD Wax – What It Is

We know that candles are made of wax. There are also other common uses for wax like crayons, beeswax and even everyday lip balm uses wax. With CBD the extracts will form as an opaque oil. These oils are more solidified (resulting from a crystallization of the oils) than most typical oils. With regards to CBD wax, however, like most waxes, it can take on a varying number of forms.

The “purging” process is what defines the variations in the texture, moisture and various aspects of the resulting wax. Purging hemp-based CBD is essentially a crystallization process of nucleated fat lipids.

The Different Types of CBD Wax

If you aren’t well versed in the CBD industry, you will probably be surprised to find very few products actually labeled just, CBD “wax.” What you will find, are labels such as “Wax,” “CBD budder,” or “CBD Crumble.” Don’t worry, this isn’t as confusing or as complex as it sounds.

These are all forms of CBD wax, each label is simply indicative of a particular type of wax form. Going slightly deeper, the advantage of our CBD wax and our process is that unlike isolate products, the terpenes come through naturally rather than being added.

All of our waxes are made through chromatography, meaning there is 0% THC in our wax. Hemp-based CBD products are great options for those looking for a 0% THC product but with terpenes and other natural, minor cannabinoids that offer potential health benefits.

The Entourage Effect

One of those benefits is known as the “entourage effect,” and it is availed through CBD products that contain those aforementioned cannabinoids. The principle is that these cannabinoids work with and promote each other, in effect creating an interactive synergy between them.

Here is a quick look at the methods and the various labels you will find when searching for CBD wax.

CBD Wax

Waxes like our newest 80% Broad Spectrum for our cannabis connoisseurs is a delightful mix of CBD and CBG. CBD Budder and Crumble have their perks as we will see but traditional wax has always been convenient and versatile. Like the best CBD products, it is pure and natural for all your CBD needs in a convenient wax form.

CBD Budder

More like the consistency you would find in your everyday cooking butter found in the kitchen, this form was aptly dubbed “Budder.” CBD Budder is produced by using greater temperatures and increased air pressure during the purging process. CBD Budder, as you might expect, is fluffier and waxier but no less potent.

CBD Crumble

Apologies for those of you who aren’t fans but try to picture feta cheese. In many ways similar to that texture and how it crumbles, this was adorned the label CBD “Crumble.” While this wax is derived from a more typical extraction process, the difference is that this wax uses a pre-purged oil. That pre-purged CBD oil contains more moisture is a heavier, thicker oil. This produces the unique wax texture of Crumble, which is also known for having a distinct flavor.

Using CBD Wax

Is it edible? Is it effective topically, will my skin absorb it? How do us use CBD wax exactly?

While wax is edible, oil is likely a better and healthier option. Provided the wax form contains some acting solvent, yes your skin can absorb it. There are specific products on the market for just that purpose. Typically speaking, if the wax isn’t specified for or designed to be a type of rub or ointment, it is likely intended for vaping.

Vaping CBD Wax

If you vape or if you are familiar with the CBD or hemp world, the term “dabbing” is something you are probably familiar with or know about. It is simply the process of heating the wax and placing a small pellet-sized amount on your pen coil. The wax then vaporizes upon heating and hence, users are now vaping as the inhale.

What is the Best CBD Wax for You?

Everyone is different, from our chemistry to our DNA to how our body processes and digests, which means the best wax form for you will most likely depend on you. Experiment with what best works for you and what techniques have the most desired impact. Vape, roll, oils or ointments – your body and how you respond will tell you what works – and what works best.

CBD oils and isolates are the initial result of extracting CBD from the plant. While these oils are then purged to produce wax, the potency remains intact and the effectiveness of oil versus wax is dependent on the user.

CBD wax is just another way to experience the benefits of this amazing new industry and it could be the best way for you to experience CBD – but that’s for you to decide. Wax, Budder or Crumble – there is likely a CBD product perfect for you!

 

CBD: Avoid Being Swayed by Misleading Product Information and Sales Scams

 

As the popularity of CBD increases, so does the potential for confusion. Unfortunately, too many people have been taken advantage of by misleading marketing and advertising practices. A few clicks on your keyboard could direct you to hundreds of CBD vendors, all with the same goal of selling their products.

This presents a situation where the buyer, you, need to be aware of some of the misleading information that could result in purchasing an inferior product, a product that you are not pleased with, or a product with no potential benefits. Knowing a few simple details could help you avoid some of the pitfalls and scams that lurk within the shadows of the CBD industry.

 

CBD from Hemp and Hemp Seed Oil Are Not the Same

Too often people are swayed by the misconception that hemp seed oil and hemp oil are the same product.  Since you may already know that you want a CBD product sourced from the hemp plant, rather than a CBD product sourced from marijuana, some manufacturers will use the word “hemp” against you. Unscrupulous vendors of hemp seed oil products may knowingly lead you to believe that hemp seed oil, which costs much less than hemp oil (CBD), is as potentially beneficial. This is simply not the case.

Hemp oil (CBD) is extracted from the stalks and stems of the hemp plant. Often times, retailers of CBD products will label them as “hemp oil”. This is fine and not meant to be misleading. The problem is created by retailers who knowingly misrepresent hemp seed products as CBD.

Because of this type of misinformation, it’s important to verify that the product you select is made with hemp oil extracted from the stalks and stems of the hemp plant. Hemp oil contains the natural cannabinoids, plant terpenes, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids of the original plant source. Hemp seed oil, which you can find at your local grocery store, contains extremely low levels of cannabidiol, if any, and does not offer the same potential benefits as a dietary supplement.

This is not to say that hemp seed oil is not a good product. It has its place. Hemp seeds are an excellent protein source; hemp oil adds a nutty flavor when replacing olive oil on your salad and is often used for making soaps and lotions. But if you are looking for a topical hemp product, look for a product that informs you of how many milligrams of CBD it contains.

 

Beware of Large Bottles that Seem to Offer More For Your Money

You need to know that the size of the bottle has little to do with the amount of CBD in a product. There are companies who will use vague terms such as “high potency” or “the strongest,” to lead you to believe you are getting a potent product. Often, these vague terms are trying to camouflage the fact that the supplier is not providing any indication of how much CBD the product contains.

The CBD products sold by a reputable vendor will specify exactly how many milligrams of CBD are present in each of the products they offer. You will typically have a choice of several CBD concentration levels, and the prices will rise accordingly. It’s important to know how many milligrams of CBD are in your product before making a purchase.

 

Rethink Choosing Price Over Product Quality

If you are finding a CBD product that is priced drastically lower than product competitors, proceed with caution. The low price typically means a low concentration of CBD, particularly if the seller uses vague terms such as “high potency” without providing any information about how many milligrams of CBD is in the product. These products could contain significant amounts of coconut or olive oil, used to dilute the CBD. Just because a product claims to have CBD, does not mean there is enough CBD in the product to be of any value.  

Avoid Products with Too Little CBD Content to Provide Potential Benefits

Once you understand how vendors should be documenting the amount of CBD in their products, you should also be leery of purchasing a product with too little CBD per serving to be of any value. You can determine this by dividing the milligrams of CBD by the number of milliliters in the bottle.

For example, a 15 ml bottle containing 250 mg of CBD contains 16.66 mg of CBD per ml. A milliliter is typically ten drops, depending on the size of the dropper opening. It is also common to find that a dropper full is typically about a milliliter.

Your physiology is unique, the right CBD dosage for you will be different than anyone else’s.  When trying to determine your ideal CBD dosage, it is often recommended to start with a small dose and increase your dosage weekly, if necessary, until you discover the appropriate amount of CBD to satisfy your needs.

Avoid Companies  Who Do Not  Provide Product Verification

When selecting CBD products. It’s essential to purchase from a company that values transparency. That means that they are able to provide verification that the products they sell, meet the requirements of the product claims. In simple terms, if you order a 500 mg CBD product, the seller should provide some form of documentation that the product in your bottle contains 500 milligrams. This information is typically provided in the form of a third-party, analytical laboratory test. Batch certification by a neutral third party ensures product purity and potency.

You can be more confident in your product selection if your product provider is willing to share their batch-testing information. Not only should you watch for verification of the CBD content, but also the levels of THC. To comply with federal laws, the THC content of hemp-sourced CBD needs to be 0.30 percent or less.

A reputable vendor will also be transparent in their extraction methods and the quality of their hemp plants. It is imperative that you only buy CBD that is extracted from non-GMO, pesticide-free hemp.

Avoid Any Company Who Promises a Cure

Although CBD is a potentially beneficial dietary supplement, it is not a cure or a medical treatment for any medical conditions. CBD (cannabidiol) is a dietary supplement that may provide benefit to your body by supplementing the processes of your endocannabinoid system.

Your endocannabinoid system is the network of neurotransmitters and receptors that facilitate the communication system between your body and your brain.  CBD is a dietary supplement that has the potential to mimic the effects of the neurotransmitters (endocannabinoids) produced by your body. The potential benefits of CBD supplementation are based on laboratory tests, animal studies and the testimony of those who use CBD products. There are no medical claims made at this time.

 

Protect Yourself by Purchasing from a Trusted Source

When beginning your CBD journey, it’s important to be aware of some of the misleading information that could result in purchasing a product that is of little value. Unfortunately, there are too many unethical people willing to take advantage of those who are still learning about products and trying to decipher the terminology. Once you understand the potential hazards, it’s much easier to find what you are looking for through a trusted supplier.

To further gauge the trustworthiness of a supplier, you may want to check out the reviews posted on their site. A review is much like a personal recommendation of products and business practices. Customer recommendations are much more meaningful when the retailer relies on review verification.

Verified reviews, comments, and opinions are processed through a third party. When an online retailer engages a third party review verification, you will know that all comments are authentic reviews from authentic clients. If you notice all “5-star reviews”, particularly if the reviews are not verified, you may want to move on and keep looking. Perfection may be an indication of fraudulent reviews.

 

We support your efforts to learn all you can about the potential health benefits of CBD from non-psychogenic hemp. Feel free to download The Ultimate User Guide to learn more about your endocannabinoid system and the potential benefits of CBD products.

Visit CBDistillery for a high-quality assortment of CBD products, including tinctures, vape products, ointment, capsules and pet products. Our CBD assortment is sourced from non-GMO, organic hemp and tested by a third party to verified their potency, quality, and purity. You will find the batch testing verification within the photographs section of each product.

 

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CBDWhich Product Best Suits Your Needs?

 

CBD (cannabidiol) has the potential to supplement the messengers and influence the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. This communication system is vital to nearly every important function in your body. While the study of the endocannabinoid system is relatively new, the popularity of CBD continues to rise as the awareness of the potential health benefits of cannabidiol increases.

CBD is extracted from cannabis plants. There are two cannabis plants, marijuana, and hemp. One of the reasons that CBD from hemp has gained so much attention is that it provides all the potential benefits as CBD from marijuana, without the psychoactive effects and threat of intoxication.

When you began investigating the potential benefits of hemp-sourced CBD, you may not have realized just how many types of products were available to you. Understanding a bit more about your options may help you make an informed purchasing decision.

Breaking Down CBD Products

 

The Ease of Full- Spectrum Hemp Oil

 

Full-spectrum CBD Oil is extracted from the stems and stalks of the non-psychoactive hemp plant. A full- spectrum oil contains all of the plant terpenes, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids of the original plant source. Some researchers believe that full-spectrum CBD products offer more potential benefits due to their entourage effect, each plant component enhancing and magnifying the effect of the others.

Hemp oils are a popular choice among CBD enthusiast because they are easy to use. To get the most benefit from your full-spectrum CBD oil, you may need to shake your bottle prior to each use. It is normal for hemp oil to separate.

Then compress the bulb of the dropper to fill the pipette with CBD oil, and place the oil under your tongue. Hold the CBD under your tongue for 60 to 90 seconds, then swallow. Holding the liquid under your tongue allows many of the cannabinoids to absorb into your bloodstream before the product makes its way through your digestive system. CBD extract has a flavor often described as earthy, nutty or grassy. Your CBD oil can also be added to foods and beverages.

 

The Versatility of CBD Isolate

 

CBD isolates are essentially a purified form of CBD. The plant terpenes and trace amounts (.3 percent) of THC have been removed, leaving behind a product that is 99+ percent CBD. That makes CBD isolate, and products made with CBD isolate, a good option for anyone with concerns about the trace amounts of THC that are present in a full-spectrum product.

CBD isolate is flavorless and odorless. This makes CBD isolate beneficial to those who do not care for the flavor of CBD. It also makes CBD isolate an excellent option if you want to add CBD to your favorite sauces, candy recipes or baked goods since it won’t interfere with the flavor of your creation.

CBD isolate can be added to lotions, skin creams, and vape e-liquids. You can also dissolve isolate in oil to create your own CBD tincture. CBD isolate can be measured with a scale designed for small weight or with a scoop that provides a predetermined amount. Isolates are available in the form of a powder, crystal, wax, or slab.

Isolate slabs are a good choice for those who prefer dabbing. Dabbing is a form of vaporization. The CBD vapors are inhaled after heating a portion of the product on a hot surface. While some choose to rely on tools like torches and nails for dabbing, there are convenient battery operated devices available for this purpose. They are typically called wax pens, and available from retailers who sell vape gear.

 

The Convenience of CBD Capsules and Softgels

 

If you value convenience, CBD capsules or softgels may be your best option. When you select a CBD capsule, you never have to worry about measuring your preferred dosage or mixing your CBD oil with food or beverages.

Many CBD capsule users appreciate the ease of carrying their capsules in their travel bag or purse, and the ability to add their CBD capsules to their existing vitamin regimen. CBD capsules may also be preferred by those who do not care for the flavor of CBD oil.

What is the difference between a capsule and softgel? Softgels are created by adding full spectrum CBD oil to a gelatin softgel which cannot be opened or separated, whereas a capsule can be pulled apart into two pieces thus exposing the CBD oil. Softgels also come in a full spectrum or Zero THC option.

The Benefits of Disposable Vape Pens and Vape Cartridges, and E-Liquids

 

Disposable vape pens and vape cartridges are a convenient way for vapers to enjoy the potential benefits of CBD. They are easy to use. There is no mess because the cartridges are pre-filled, and no hassle of charging batteries.

Vaping is one of the most efficient forms of CBD delivery. Since vaping bypasses the digestive system, the potential effects of CBD vape can typically be felt within two minutes, which is quite a bit faster than ingested products. Your disposable vape pen is ready to use right out of the package.

If you already own a vape pen, a mod with a 510 threading, or would rather have a rechargeable device, you may prefer investing in pre-filled vape cartridges or a bottle of CBD e-liquid. With a pre-filled cartridge, you can use the battery of your choice and still have the convenience of a pre-filled disposable CBD cartridge.

If you have a favorite tank that you would rather fill, your best option could be investing in a 15 ml bottle of e-liquid. CBD e-liquid may also be a preferred option for vapers looking for a higher concentration of CBD per puff.

 

The Advantages of Broad-Spectrum Wax

 

Broad-spectrum CBD wax contains the potentially beneficial plant terpenes, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids present in the original plant source, providing more potential nutritional benefits than a CBD isolate. The difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum is the removal of the trace amounts of THC in the broad-spectrum wax.

Broad-spectrum CBD wax can be taken sublingually, used for cooking, or blended with olive oil to create a broad-spectrum CBD tincture. Broad-spectrum CBD wax may be your preferred option if you are more interested in a full-spectrum product over an isolate, but are still more comfortable knowing that the trace amounts of THC have been removed.

 

The Bioavailability of CBD Suppositories

 

Suppositories are an often-overlooked method of CBD delivery. CBD suppositories do offer a distinct advantage as the delivery method providing the highest level of bioavailability.  Suppositories may be your best option if you want to be sure that your delivery methods make the most of your product investment. Less product passes through your system unutilized.  The potential effects of a suppository could be noticeable in as little as 10-15 minutes and last for up to eight hours.

Suppositories may be the best option for those who have difficulty swallowing, stomach pain, nausea, or any other reason oral dosing is not feasible.

 

The Targeted Effects of Topical CBD Products

 

Your skin provides a molecular passageway to your body. When CBD infused salves or ointments are applied to your skin, the activity of the CBD directly targets the area of application. CBD has the potential to target inflammation among other benefits.

For skin care, CBD also shows anti-aging potential. CBD appears to contain powerful antioxidant that could reduce the free-radical damage that accelerates collagen loss. Collagen loss leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. Cannabis may be more protective than vitamin C and vitamin E . In CBD salve and CBD skin cream you will also find a list of botanicals believed to be beneficial for skin health.

 

Understanding the Simplicity and Complexity of Product Dosage

If you are new to CBD supplements, you may find the topic of dosage a bit confusing. That’s because there is no one-size-fits-most answer. The amount of CBD you find beneficial will be different than someone else’s. The best advice we can give you would be to start with a small dose. If you do not achieve your desired results after a few days, increase your dosage. Eventually, you will discover the amount of CBD that you believe to be the most beneficial.

You may need a little time and patience before you hit your optimal daily intake. There is no benefit to taking more CBD than your body may need, but also no danger in taking too much. Even with a very high daily dose of 1500 mg, there is no risk of overdose, toxicity or serious side effects. Taking more than you need is simply wasting your money.

 

When selecting a CBD supplement, you have a lot of options. Knowing more about the available products may help you decide on the best type of product to suit your needs. Visit CBDistillery for an assortment of CBD products made from certified non-GMO organic hemp.

To learn more about CBD products and their potential health benefits, download The Ultimate CBD User GuideWe encourage you to continue learning about CBD products and the potential benefits of supplementing your endocannabinoid system with non-psychoactive CBD from hemp.

 

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As an athlete, you know the importance of working your muscles to increase your strength and endurance. You may also be painfully familiar with the after-effects of a productive workout. The discomfort you feel in the days or weeks after increasing your workout intensity is caused by the microscopic tears and injuries to your muscle fibers. Once the damage is detected, your immune system is alerted, resulting in muscle pain and inflammation.

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is quite common in the first weeks or months of a new workout regimen. After a workout, you may be well aware of some of the following symptoms:

 

 

You may have tried over-the-counter or prescription medications to alleviate your discomfort. Your concern about the potential side effects or chemical dependency may have you searching for a natural alternative to conventional pain relievers.

Why CBD for Athletes Has Potential Benefits

Many athletes, just like you, are looking into the potential health benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) and the role it could play in alleviating muscle pain, muscle fatigue and supporting the natural healing process.

CBDol Topical CBD Salve 500mg by The CBDistillery

 

Understanding The Two Potential Sources of CBD

Some people are quite uncomfortable with the thought of trying CBD when they realize that CBD is extracted from cannabis plants. Their concerns are typically resolved when they learn that there are two potential cannabis sources. CBD can be obtained from marijuana or hemp. There is one very meaningful difference between the two plants, the levels of THC.

 

 

 

CBD Interacts with Your Endocannabinoid System

Now that you know that CBD from hemp will not interfere with your cognitive abilities, you may want to learn more about this fascinating product. CBD has the potential to influence the receptors and supplement the messengers of your endocannabinoid system. Your endocannabinoid system is responsible for nearly every vital process in your body. Just some of those functions include:

 

 

The Differences Between Endocannabinoids and Exogenous Cannabinoids

As you can see, pain perception and inflammation are one of the many processes regulated by your endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids are the messengers that communicate with the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. The two cannabinoids your body produces (anandamide and 2-AG) are called endocannabinoids. These cannabinoids are made as needed and broken down quickly by enzymes.

CBD is an exogenous cannabinoid, a cannabinoid from a source outside of your body (cannabis). Exogenous cannabinoids mimic the functions of exogenous cannabinoids, but the effects are stronger and longer lasting.

 

The Potential Relieving Properties of Topical CBD Products

When applied topically, CBD absorbs through the skin, mimicking the messengers and engaging the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. Topical CBD can be quite fast-acting. Since topical products absorbed through the skin, the cannabinoids bypass digestive processes. Many athletes prefer using topical CBD products because topical CBD salves and creams can target specific areas of the body that are affected. CBD is shown to inhibit the breakdown and encourage the production of anandamide, one of the endocannabinoids made by your body.  The more anandamide in your system the less discomfort you will feel.

 

Removing the THC from Hemp Oil

Now you know that CBD derived from hemp will not impair your athletic performance or cloud your senses. When applied topically the minute levels of THC do not pass through your skin into your bloodstream. Even knowing that,  we fully understand that THC carries powerful implications. That is one of the many reasons that products made with CBD isolate are quite popular among athletes.

CBD isolate is simply a full-spectrum CBD extract that is processed in a way that separates the CBD from the other plant components. This additional processing results in a product that is 99+ percent pure CBD. CBD isolate contains no THC. You get all the potential benefits of CBD without the worry.

CBD isolate is quite versatile. The Isolate is a flavorless, odorless product that can be used to add CBD to your favorite recipes, added to vape e-liquids, or mixed with olive or hemp seed oil to create your own 0% THC CBD tincture for sublingual use.

 

The Synergistic Benefits of Broad-Spectrum CBD Wax

If you are interested in a CBD product with the additional nutritional and synergistic benefits of the additional plant terpenes, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals of the hemp plant, without the THC, you also have the option of selecting a broad-spectrum CBD wax.

Broad-spectrum CBD wax, like CBD, isolate can be used for cooking, mixed with e-liquids for vaping,  or mixed with an edible oil to create your own broad-spectrum CBD tincture for oral use.

 

A Potentially Beneficial Dietary Supplement

As an athlete, you understand the benefits of self-care. You are aware of the impact of physical fitness on your physical and emotional health. When considering CBD for its potential health benefits, it’s important to remember that CBD, topical products or ingested products, are not a medication or cure for any health conditions.

CBD is a potentially beneficial dietary supplement with the apparent ability to mimic the messengers and influence the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. The potential benefits of cannabidiol are based on information provided by laboratory testing, animal studies, and the personal testimonies of those who claim health benefits from using CBD as a dietary supplement.

 

To learn more about the many potential health benefits of CBD, and your endocannabinoid system, download The Ultimate CBD User Guide at CBDistillery. Then browse our selection of quality, non-intoxicating,  hemp derived CBD products.  Learn more about the many potential benefits of CBD and the impact CBD supplements could have on your health and well-being.

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