CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis plants. CBD gets extracted from the plant to make products that come without the high of marijuana. CBD is continuing to grow in popularity as a way to manage anxiety, stress and pain. With little to no THC, products offer clear-headed symptom relief. The cannabinoid’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects have made CBD a trendy ingredient for skincare brands. Other wellness products such as oils, gummies and topicals are also beginning to use CBD.
How CBD makes you feel
CBD encourages production of the body’s natural endocannabinoids. It also interacts with dopamine and serotonin receptors. Unlike THC, CBD is not intoxicating. CBD won’t leave you feeling anxious, stoned or euphoric when taking it. In fact, CBD can actually reduce some of THC’s not-so-fun side effects. For those prone to anxiety and forgetfulness when using marijuana, CBD is a good alternative.
Potential medical benefits
CBD has become a trendy “cure-all” in the wellness space. Approach health claims witn skepticism. There’s currently no supervision over ingredients in CBD oil and other products. Medical claims aren’t conclusive either. Most claims come from anecdotal evidence.
A majority of CBD research suggests it may be beneficial for anxiety, and may help with two types of pain: neuropathic and inflammatory. It also appears to enhance the effects of opioids. This allows certain patients to cut back their doses of doctor-prescribed painkillers. Higher doses of CBD (160mg) may lead to a longer sleep duration and the alleviation of insomnia. CBD also seems promising as an effective treatment for seizures.
Growing hemp high in CBD
On a CBD hemp farm, there are around 1,000-1,600 plants grown per acre, all tended to individually. For a cannabis plant to qualify as hemp, THC content can’t exceed .3 percent. CBD comes from the female hemp plants only. For farmers making CBD hemp for consumption, it’s imperative you only use feminized seeds or clones. When not pollinated, female hemp plants divert all their energy to producing huge trichomes on their buds. These trichomes fill up with the cannabinoids and terpenes users are after, especially CBD.
CBD oil and other products
With so many product options for CBD, it’s easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle. You can smoke it, vape it, take it orally as an oil or apply it as a lotion.
Keep in mind that even though all these products contain CBD, they don’t all work in the same way. Different methods work best to manage different conditions.
CBD oil, also called tinctures, is most often found as a liquid extract in bottles with a dropper. You can mix it with food or drinks. For faster absorption, drop it right under the tongue. Oils can also come in gel cap form to swallow like a supplement, but it often takes longer to experience its effects. CBD oils can alleviate symptoms of pain, anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness.
CBD infused gummies and chews are the most commonly found food items. CBD sodas and water dominate the beverage space. Because effects may last a while, CBD edibles are most popular among people managing pain, inflammation and stress.
CBD topicals are products you can spread on the skin to relieve inflammation, pain, soreness and even headaches. They come in many forms — gels, lotions, lubes, balms, sprays, oils and creams. Some are water-based and absorb faster. Others are oil-based and absorb more deeply. CBD topicals can get mixed with other ingredients like menthol, capsaicin, cayenne, camphor or anti-inflammatory cannabinoids for added benefits.
CBD vapes are the pre-filled CBD oil cartridges that attach to vape batteries intended for use with e-cigarettes. Vaporized CBD can deliver fast-acting effects, making this great for those in need of quick relief from anxiety and stress. Mandated testing is required for CBD vapes sold in legal cannabis stores. However, many CBD vapor products sold online or through non-licensed shops are not currently held to the same strict regulations. It’s very important to know the ingredients in the vaping oils you use. If you’re concerned, consider herbal vaporizers. Herbal vaporizers allow you to enjoy a pure CBD flower that is grown locally and organically.
High-quality CBD production
Beginning with quality genetics, Arbor Vita8 helps farmers grow the best hemp crop possible to yield the finest CBD. Our extensive support and services guides you from preparing your field for planting all the way through to selling your CBD to our vetted list of manufacturers for the highest possible profit. We’re able to help our partner farmers every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more.