By now, you’ve probably heard of some of the health benefits of regular cannabidiol (CBD) intake. It can help treat everything from anxiety to back pain, and if you need a refresher course on what CBD is, our blog exploring the basics of CBD is a great crash course. But, assuming you’re aware of the benefits that CBD can provide, you may still be skeptical of it. Sure, it can provide relief for chronic back pain, but it’s a pretty nascent therapy type. Why would I try it instead of some of the more commercially available drugs? Well, for starters, you don’t need a prescription for CBD. It’s a completely naturally occurring substance derived from plants much like, say, the caffeine in tea leaves. It’s processed by cannabinoid receptors throughout the body that help regulate–among other things–pain, memory, mood, and appetite. And, perhaps most notably, CBD has almost no side effects, has no toxicity, and is completely nonaddictive which–when compared, with the alternatives available via prescription–is miraculous. Consider this recent study by doctors at McGill University which demonstrated that CBD showed great promise for the treatment of chronic nerve pain. A more traditional form of prescription treatment for chronic nerve pain could involve opioids, which are so dangerous and addictive they caused more than 42,000 deaths in the US in 2017 alone and forced the White House to declare a national public health emergency in relation to their abuse So, to get back to the question at hand, why should you use CBD? In short, because a growing amount of scientific studies show that CBD can treat the symptoms of an incredibly long list of common ailments, is completely safe, and comes straight from nature. And if you want to try CBD, nowhere is better to start your journey than with CBD Brands. No other brand on the market offers our patented genetic testing to match your physiological makeup with the perfect type of CBD treatment for your needs, or can guarantee the seed-to-need purity of products we can due to our unrivaled production pipeline.
While millions are familiar, in concept, with CBD and cannabinoids, there still exists a tremendous amount of misunderstanding about what CBD is. (Public Domain Image) Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, there’s a solid chance you’ve heard a friend or someone close to you swear by the benefits of three magical letters: C-B-D. That friend may have told you how CBD helps them fall asleep or overcome anxiety and maybe someone else told you some version of the statement, “CBD is kinda like marijuana but it doesn’t get you high,” but what, exactly, is CBD? To start, CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the more than 100+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis family of plants. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors in the human brain to elicit different responses in human beings, with one of the more well-known cannabinoids being tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, which is the psychoactive compound found in marijuana that leads to the “high” feeling one might experience after, say, smoking a joint. Still following? Good. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive components, can be derived from the hemp plant, and is completely legal in all 50 states after the passage of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. And, unlike your college roommate who swore that smoking pot helped him “get into the right mental space” to study, there is actual, peer-reviewed literature behind the therapeutic benefits of CBD. A 2016 study from researchers at the University of Kentucky showed that CBD lotion significantly reduced inflammation and pain in arthritic lab joints. A 2011 double-blind study showed CBD significantly reduced anxiety in people diagnosed with social anxiety disorder. It is among the most recommended treatments for childhood seizures. It has been shown to help reduce insomnia caused by PTSD. The list of benefits of CBD treatment is seemingly endless. And the wonderful thing about CBD is the variety of convenient, non-intrusive ways it can be consumed. You can use a dropper to take a small amount of a CBD oil extract called a tincture, you can consume it in a gummy, you can take it in a pill form, take it from a CBD-infused lotion or add it to your morning cup of coffee. And we here at CBD Brands are proud to offer you only the finest quality CBD products. So, if you’ve been struggling to sleep a bit, or if you’ve got a nagging ache in your back, or if you’re just curious what all the fuss is about, maybe it’s time for you to give CBD a try.
So, you’ve decided to add cannabidiol (CBD) to your wellness routine–congratulations! You’re about to experience a revolutionary compound with an almost endless list of therapeutic uses from chronic pain relief to the calming of symptoms of anxiety. But, there is an exhaustive amount of CBD products on the market–tinctures, gummies, capsules, and lotions, just to name a few–how do you know which product is right for you? Here at CBD Brands, we’re committed to only selling the highest quality and purest CBD products tailored for your specific physiological needs, and so we’re proud to offer a variety of convenient products with distinct uses to help you have the best possible experience with CBD. Let’s say you live somewhere that’s sunny, or spend a lot of time working outside. As you’ve likely learned from firsthand experience while spending time in the sun is healthy, spending too much time in direct sun exposure can be dangerous. So what’s the happy medium? According to Harvard doctors, a daily skincare routine using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 will help you reap the health benefits of sun exposure without the worries of sun damage and skin cancer. Our CaniSun sunscreen is perfect for helping you enjoy the sun without having to worry about damaging your skin. Available in SPF 30, 50, and 55, the CBD-infused sunscreen harnesses the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD to help prevent one of the main effects of sun damage–the inflammation of skin cells–while the soothing properties of the CBD can help relax muscles fatigued from a long day in the sun. Or maybe you’re part of the 64 percent of all Americans who can’t start their morning without a cup of coffee everyday. There’s nothing wrong with a morning brew to get you started up. But studies show caffeine intake is a delicate balance, and one that can induce stress, anxiety, or depression if it’s overdone. Luckily, the anxiety-reducing properties of CBD can help cut down on all those negatives associated with caffeine jitters, and our CaniSweet CBD-infused sweetener is an easy way to make sure you start each day with clear-headed alertness and energy. Or, perhaps you’re just one of the roughly 80 percent of all Americans who will suffer from lower back pain or joint pain in your life. Studies have shown that daily transdermal absorption–that is, absorption through the skin–of CBD has shown tremendous promise for reducing swelling and pain in joints. Our CaniSkin CBD-infused lotion not only allows you the ability to localize that therapeutic treatment to problematic joints and areas but also leaves your skin looking younger and healthier with each use. Ultimately, CBD can be immensely helpful for you, no matter what benefit you’re looking to gain from it. And here at CBD Brands, we’re committed to delivering the right CBD for your daily needs, in easy-to-consume packaging.