If you’ve been noticing an influx of CBD products on the marketplace as of late, from CBD flowers to CBD oil, then you aren’t alone. To say that CBD is everywhere right now can actually feel like a bit of an understatement. You can find it in makeup, healthcare products, foods, drinks, and oils – all of which come with their own list of health care benefits and claims. As a consumer, it’s only natural to get caught up in the hype, but at the same time, it’s wise to be wary and ask questions.
So, if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with the CBD cannabis industry right now and wondering if this is a trend that lives up to the hype, you’re going to want to read on.
What is CBD?
CBDOILGEEK has the following definition of CBD:
“CBD (Cannabidiol) is an active ingredient of cannabis or marijuana. It has become an essential component of medical marijuana. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), another cannabis component, CBD on its own does not produce a high, i.e., a feeling of being stoned or euphoric.”
CBD is the short-form of cannabidiol, which is taken from the cannabis plant and is a chemical compound. While there is a lot of confusion as to whether or not it is legal here in the UK, the official answer is that it is legal as long as it has been “derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved”.
CBD flowers are one of the most popular choices for anyone who is after high levels of cannabidiol. Whilst CBD oil can be consumed in a variety of ways (edibles, topically, inhaled), CBD flowers are typically either smoked or vaped.
When you think of cannabis, it’s normal to assume that it can make you high, but CBD doesn’t actually contain THC which is what causes that “high” feeling. What this means is that you can get a number of the health benefits without feeling high. It cannot and will not alter your state of mind in any way, shape or form, nor will you feel sedated or out of it.
Now that isn’t to say you won’t have any negative effects, as each person is unique, so there is a chance of mild side effects. This is exactly why medical professionals suggest you use it with caution and under supervision at first, and that you ensure you are using high-quality CBD weed.
Why Use CBD?
So if you’re not getting “high” off of CBD cannabis, what’s the benefit? Well, this is where things get really interesting, and this is what is creating all the buzz. What people are quickly realising is that CBD can offer all kinds of incredible health benefits in a safe manner. And because it can be delivered in various forms (food, drinks, oils, creams, supplements, etc.) it’s a versatile product.
Where it seems to be having the biggest effect is in pain management, and stress/anxiety management. Those who suffer from chronic pain such as arthritis and migraines, and even cancer, are finding that CBD can help to alleviate a great deal of that pain. CBD oil that comes in rollerball form tends to be the method of choice when dealing with pain as you can use a targeted approach as to where you apply it.
As for its effect on stress and anxiety, again there are plenty of those who claim CBD can help to alleviate stress in a big way. Because CBD reacts by telling your body to just calm down and relaxes the nervous system, it can help a person to feel more at ease and relaxed overall. Now obviously it can’t cure the root cause of your anxiety and stress, but it can certainly help to lessen the symptoms.
CBD’s Effect on the Beauty Industry
Another area you may be seeing plenty of CBD buzz is the beauty industry, in particular makeup and skincare products. Today you’ll find it in skincare products, shampoos, body baths, makeup, and even perfume. Where it used to be that it was just small companies using the ingredient, today some of the biggest brands out there are jumping on the band wagon. Because it works as an anti-inflammatory agent, it can help to calm down skin breakouts. Also, some believe it helps to slow down the signs of aging and even help to clear up acne.
Buy From a Reputable Shop
Of course, a big part of how effective CBD oil is, has to do with the quality of the oil, and who you are buying it from. Consumers are urged to buy from reputable companies only that are up-front about what is contained in their CBD oil.
Take, for example, Just Bob who are known for their productions of Canapa Sativa Light from all over Europe, selecting only the best of the best. Just Bob offers CBD oil of course, but also a selection of CBD flowers. All of its products are traceable and need to go through a certification product, which provides consumers with that peace of mind that they are getting pure products. Just Bob offers CBD oil in a few different concentrations (2.5, 5, and 10%) so that all consumers are covered.
Don’t purchase CBD cannabis from anyone that isn’t reputable.
More Than a Passing Trend
So, while we are in the height of the CBD trend right now, it seems as though this one may not only live up to its hype, but also have lasting-power, making it more than just a passing trend.
Further reading: ‘CBD – description, potential, and current applications.’