Cannabinoid Spotlight: CBD

WHAT IS CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the most abundant compounds found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis is commonly known for its psychoactivity, but when extracted alone CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that still reaps many of the potential benefits and therapeutic qualities of cannabis.

CBD has slowly begun to take over the cannabis marketplace in both dispensaries and the hemp market, becoming a popular topic in the health and wellness industry. CBD has become increasingly appealing for individuals looking for potential relief from common ailments, without the psychoactive effects of pharmaceuticals and THC. From tinctures to ointments, and even teas, CBD  can be found in many different forms and places.

 

HOW DOES CBD WORK WITH MY BODY?

One of the most appealing qualities of CBD is its lack of mind-altering effects. This happens because of the way that CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system. CBD mimics natural endocannabinoids and can aid the body in producing more of its own endocannabinoids.

CB1 receptors are activated by THC which can result in adverse effects like paranoia and increased anxiety as well as the “stoned” feeling; CBD does not activate CB1 receptors. Cannabis-derived CBD with a percent of THC higher than 0.3 percent may still give users some psychoactivity.

 

WHAT SYMPTOMS & CONDITIONS CAN CBD POTENTIALLY PROVIDE RELIEF FROM?

You'll often hear of CBD as a frequently used form of cannabis for what individuals have reported as relief from symptoms of many common ailments. From a woman in her 70’s using CBD for her inflammation and pain to the 22-year-old college student using CBD for anxiety, CBD has been beneficial across the board for all ages and symptoms. Research on CBD has shown that it can be potentially beneficial for the following conditions:

  • Anxiety 
  • Pain
  • Insomnia 
  • Seizure disorders 
  • Inflammation 
  • Neurological disorders 
  • Side effects of cancer treatments

 

HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?

CKSoul always recommends consulting with a professional cannabis clinician for personalized dosing guidanceA simple rule of thumb is always “start low and go slow”, but specific guidance is recommended for optimal results. The form in which you ingest CBD, other medication you are taking, and symptoms you are looking to relieve all play factors in the dose that is right for you. 

To learn about our network of cannabis clinicians and how to get personalized dosing guidance, click on the support button at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen and contact us. 

 

WHAT IS HEMP CBD VS. CANNABIS-DERIVED CBD?

HEMP CBD

  • Less than 0.3% THC
  • No psychoactivity 
  • Can be purchased online, in any store 
  • Federally Legal
  • Unregulated, may have incorrect potencies and claims 

 

CANNABIS-DERIVED CBD

  • Can have a THC content higher than 0.3%
  • Potentially psychoactive
  • Can only be purchased in licensed dispensaries 
  • Legal in some states 
  • A higher spectrum of therapeutic compounds 
  • Strictly regulated and tested 

 

WHAT CBD PRODUCTS DOES CKSOUL CARRY? 

We’re proud to offer a variety of CBD to meet your personal needs! Take a look at our CBD product lineup, where we make it easy to incorporate CBD into your daily routine.

 


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