CBD is short for a compound known as cannabidiol. CBD is a naturally occurring compound found among hundreds of cannabinoids in hemp and marijuana plants. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it is not intoxicating and is not the compound in the plant that is responsible for the “high” many associate with marijuana. However, there are some who find that the proper ratio of CBD and THC, another compound, can actually increase the benefits of CBD with very little psychoactive side effects.
How CBD interacts within the human body is an important part of understanding what CBD is and how it may support you. CBD is a cannabinoid and cannabinoids positively interact and “feed” the naturally occurring receptors within our bodies that are part of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a naturally occurring body system that assists with homeostasis, immune support, emotional responses, and inflammatory responses. Homeostasis is the body maintaining optimal function, maintaining a stable and balanced body rhythm. Homeostasis can be linked to better physical and emotional health. Supporting the endocannabinoid system with CBD may lead to positive health and wellness benefits.
CBD can be added to your everyday wellness routine for a variety of benefits. Some take CBD to support specific needs or conditions and others add it into their routine for overall well-being and support. CBD may support pain by reducing inflammation through the endocannabinoid systems anti-inflammatory response. Many claim supports their depression and anxiety and overall emotional balance by stabilizing mood and enhancing feelings of calm. Skin is often the first sign of an unbalanced body and adding CBD to your routine for your endocannabinoid system may support healthier, more balanced skin. There is a wide variety of reported benefits from adding CBD into daily wellness routines, many of which are still being discovered and studied.
There are a variety of ways to administer CBD and introduce it to your daily personal routine. CBD is commonly found in oral dosing-tinctures-that you place under your tongue and swallow. You can also ingest CBD in edibles, such as gummies. CBD is also available for topical application in salves, rubs, and lotions, or other skincare/bath care products. There is an administration method for every preference or experience level. Look for a reputable company, with an organic as possible process and high-quality products.