It’s the buzziest wellness product on the market right now, and one that has people asking questions: what exactly is CBD? What’s the difference between CBD and other hemp products? Can these products even be shipped to me?
If you’re curious about CBD and its benefits but not totally sure where to start, we have the answers.
What Is CBD?
CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol. Harvard Health explains it like this: cannabidiol is one of the active ingredients in cannabis (aka mairjuana). While CBD is a component of marijuana, one of hundreds, it’s also derived from the hemp plant, which is one of the big differentiators. The pure use of CBD even has the stamp of approval from the W.H.O., or the World Health Organization:
“To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
CBD has been in use for centuries, and recently has taken off as more voices of affirmation have started to speak to its benefits and uses in everyday life. This is due in part to the fact that CBD is obtainable in almost all parts of the United States, and all fifty states have legalized CBD in some form (with a few restrictions).
CBD Oil vs. Hemp Seed Oil
With so many terms being tossed around the CBD conversation, things can get confusing. CBD oil specifically uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant in its production. These contain a higher concentration of CBD. Hemp seed oil, meanwhile, is derived from the seeds of a different plant (Cannabis sativa). It contains no (THC) and little to no CBD, meaning hemp seed oil is free of many of the benefits of CBD oil. Ultimately, this quality makes CBD a good option for people who are looking for relief s without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.
Benefits of CBD
Recent studies have shown CBD can offer relief in many forms, from physical pain relief to helping combat the effects of anxiety. If the study from Harvard Health wasn’t enough, consider the following from Healthline:
“CBD oil has shown promise as a treatment for both depression and anxiety, leading many who live with these disorders to become interested in this natural approach.”
For those seeking natural remedies for combatting physical pain, CBD products can be especially helpful — particularly for those with chronic pain.
“Several human studies have found that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in treating pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis,” Healthline says.
So Many Products!
The beauty of CBD is the variety of products available. Things tend to fall into five major categories:
- CBD oils
- CBD pills/capsules
- CBD vapes
- Topical CBD creams
- CBD edibles (including CBD gummies)
Which option is best for you?
Thanks to our team’s expertise, we’d love to help you find out. Here at Wallflower, we are passionate about connecting people to products that will improve their lives, and look forward to introducing you to our product line. Whether you’re a CBD newbie or looking forward to stocking up on an old favorite, we are here to help.