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What Is CBD Used For?

Written By Ellese Symons Jul 13th 2022
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CBD is the most abundant of the more than 100 potentially beneficial cannabinoids extracted from the stalks, stems, and flowers of industrial hemp. The cannabinoid-rich oil extracted from naturally cultivated crops has far-reaching appeal. What is CBD used for? The answer to that question typically depends on who you ask.

If you ask a friend or family member who’s been using CBD for years, you’ll likely get an enthusiastic summary of their experience, maybe even an explanation of some of the many potential benefits. When posing the same question to a coworker investigating their options, you might be answered with a list of the CBD products they’ve found most intriguing.

While both responses are entirely appropriate, individually, they tell only part of the story. So, let’s consider that question again. How would we answer? CBD is used for a wide range of natural health and wellness products with the potential to benefit a considerable number of people.

If you’re curious about the remarkable versatility of CBD and the people most likely to find hemp-derived products helpful, we’ve got the information you’ve been looking for.

What Type of Products Is CBD Used For? – More Than Many People Realize

CBD is the commonly used abbreviation for cannabidiol, the most widely researched of the many non-intoxicating cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana. While most CBD users realize they’re using a cannabis product, the majority understand that hemp plants produce only trace amounts of THC, never enough to cause the type of intoxication the plant species is known for.

But you won’t find THC in every hemp-derived CBD product, only those labeled “full-spectrum.” Broad-spectrum CBD and pure CBD isolate products contain 0% THC*. For CBD companies like ours, the ability to isolate individual cannabinoids and reduce the THC content to non-detectable levels means we can offer a large assortment of products to people who might otherwise be hesitant to try CBD. We love that!

We also love that CBD can be ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. Why? Because that level of versatility means our customers have a lot of options.

Easy to Use CBD Oil Tinctures

CBD oil tinctures are a blend of CBD oil or pure CBD isolate powder and a carrier oil. Tinctures can be stirred into hot or cold beverages, mixed with food, added to recipes, or held under the tongue for 10-20 seconds before swallowing. CBDistillery™ CBD Oil Tinctures are available in several potencies, and the convenient dropper makes it easy to adjust serving sizes.

Convenient CBD Softgels

CBD softgels are popular with CBD users who value convenience. Each CBDistillery™ CBD Softgel delivers 30 mg of CBD, an amount of cannabidiol that works well for most people. CBD softgels are portable, discreet, easy to swallow, and made with the same high-quality ingredients as our CBD tinctures. The protective gelatin shell typically dissolves within 30 minutes of swallowing.

Soothing CBD Topicals

CBD topicals are popular with CBD users looking for fast-acting, targeted relief because the cannabinoid absorbs quickly through the skin. CBDistillery™ CBD Cooling and Warming Creams, CBD Relief Sticks, and CBDol® Topical CBD Salve also contain carefully selected plant oils and extracts that complement the therapeutic potential of our CBD oil.

CBD Products for Restful Sleep

Sleep is essential for nearly every aspect of physical and emotional health. Although most high-quality CBD product have sleep-promoting potential, we’ve developed two sleep-specific options. Our CBDistillery™ Broad Spectrum CBD Sleep Gummies feature 30mg of CBD and 2mg of melatonin. Our CBN + CBD Sleep Tincture is enhanced with just enough cannabinol for rest and relaxation.

Nurturing CBD Skincare

When CBD penetrates the surface of the skin, it interacts with important receptors found on nearly every type of skin cell, including the receptors that regulate oil production, moisture retention, skin cell turnover, pigmentation, and collagen production. BOTA™ plant-powered CBD skincare products are formulated for all skin types and feature a range of botanicals that target specific skin concerns.

Delicious CBD Edibles

Yes, CBD tinctures and softgels are technically ingested, but CBD edibles are in a class of their own. Many of our CBD users look forward to savoring their fruit-flavored CBD Anytime Gummies or indulging their sweet tooth with a CBDistillery™ Premium Dark Chocolate Bar. Each flavorful gummy or dark chocolate square provides a consistently delicious 30mg serving of CBD.

Economical CBD Powders

CBD powders are one of the most economical ways to enjoy the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived cannabinoids. CBDistillery™ High Purity CBDelicious CBD Isolate Powder is a favorite with CBD users who enjoy cooking and baking because our flavorless, odorless CBD powder doesn’t change the taste or aroma of their favorite recipes. CBD users also appreciate the practicality of our full-spectrum and broad-spectrum options.

Fast-Acting CBD Vape Products

Vaping is considered the fastest way to experience the many potential benefits of CBD because the cannabinoids enter the bloodstream through the lungs. Most people vaping CBD note favorable results within minutes. Our regular strength and extra strength Broad Spectrum CBD E-Liquids can be enjoyed right from the bottle or blended with other PG/VG- based e-liquids and are compatible with most devices.

Who Finds CBD Products Helpful? – More People Than You Might Expect

Current trends suggest that many of today’s most health-conscious consumers favor products and services more likely to address the cause of their distress over options that simply mask recurring symptoms.1 That observation is often used to explain the growing number of people investing in natural remedies, holistic treatments, and herbal supplements. The search for natural alternatives leads many people to the health and wellness potential of CBD.

Based on an internal survey of nearly 2000 CBDistillery™ customers, our hemp-derived CBD products are typically used for better sleep, to feel more relaxed, and for less stiffness, inflammation, and discomfort after physical activity. When we break that down, it’s easy to see how many different types of people CBD is (or could be) helping.

The Many People Longing for Better Sleep

Some people have difficulty falling asleep, while others wake frequently during the night. Changes in routine, stress, physical discomfort, hormonal changes, and shiftwork can disrupt the body’s natural circadian rhythms. Once sleep patterns are disrupted, many people have a hard time getting the rest they need to wake feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.2

Those Who Need a Little Help Relaxing

Stress can cause tension headaches, tight shoulders, digestive issues, racing thoughts, and sleeplessness. Surges of stress hormones can also make it difficult to relax and unwind. Sound familiar? Women are more susceptible to the physical and emotional symptoms of stress than men.3 What situations tend to amplify stress levels? For starters, moving and other major life events, employment changes, financial concerns, working from home, relationship issues, college life, and the ongoing challenges of parenthood.4,5

Almost Anyone Living with Activity-Induced Discomfort

Pain, stiffness, and inflammation after physical activity are signs of a body that needs time to repair and recover. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts aren’t the only people who pay the price of pushing their bodies to the limit. Just ask anyone who devotes their weekend to household chores, has a job requiring far too many hours in front of a computer, or spends most of their day trying to keep up with an active toddler.

Are You One of the Many People Who Could Benefit From the Versatility of CBD?

CBD is generally well-tolerated and has an impressively low risk of side effects. That’s likely why our hemp-derived CBD products tend to appeal to people looking for safe, natural relief. Could you benefit?

It’s quite possible. The only way you’ll know if CBD could help soothe your body after physical activity, improve your sleep, or help you feel more relaxed is to select a product that appeals to you and try it. Based on data collected from the survey mentioned earlier, most CBD users report favorable results after 7-14 days of consistent use.

If you’re intrigued by what you’ve learned so far, visit CBDistillery™ for a free download of the #1 resource for CBD users, The Ultimate CBD User Guide. Then consider browsing our impressive selection of high-quality, fairly-priced full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and pure CBD isolate products. To ensure the purity and potency of your selection, every CBDistillery™ product is third-party tested.

* Third-party tested to ensure non-detectable levels of THC (less than .05%)

Additional Sources:

1. Investopedia. S Delventhal. (2020 February 29) New Generation of Consumers Increase Demand for Natural Products.

2. Health. (2019 December 19) 8 Factors That Could Be Keeping You Awake at Night.

3. American Psychological Association. (2021) Gender and Stress.

4. Mellowed. (2017 August 21) 10 Common Stressful Situations and How to Deal with Them.

5. MedAlertHelp. A Hrubenja. (2019 December 19) 40 Shocking Stress Statistics & Facts You Need to Consider.