While so many people share the infamous impression that cannabis and all of its elements get you high, the compound CBD doesn’t fit the stereotype. It has gained its popular "buzz" for very different reasons.
I'll bet you are already curious about the compound CBD (cannabidiol). You may know something about THC but wonder how CBD is different! Just like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD it is extracted from cannabis. But here's the fun part! Cannabis indica, is the Latin name for Marijuana (the plant with high levels of THC and low levels of CBD). Cannabis sativa, is the Latin name for Hemp, which is naturally high in CBD and low in THC. It is kind of like these two plants are cousins! Unlike THC, we have stressed that CBD is not psychoactive, which means it does not produce a mild altering state, or, simply put―it won’t get you high.
Because of its close relationship to Marijuana, CBD (which can be extracted from Hemp), remains greatly misunderstood. Today's scientists and medical doctors are researching many of its fascinating benefits. Here are some uses for CBD oil to help you choose whether it is for you!
Give Your Sore Feet Relief after a Long Day or a Challenging Workout!
Your feet have taken you just about everywhere you have gone. If you don't realize how tender and sore they are, try giving yourself a little foot massage. See what I mean? You may want to try CBD oil as a healthy alternative to other pain oils or creams. Of course, it’s not just feet that might be tender and sore--CBD oil is known to be quite effective when it comes to relieving chronic pain and cramping in muscles and joints all over the body.
Try It as an Acne Treatment
If you’ve been treating acne for a long time and still nothing has worked, you might want to give CBD oil a try. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, studies show that CBD prevents the overproduction of the sebaceous glands that causes acne, making it a promising new treatment.
Add Some Extra Hydration to Your Facial Routine
Acne treatment is only the beginning of CBD oil uses for skincare. Dermatologists have shown that CBD oil contains antioxidants that improve hydration. This is one reason CBD has become an anti-aging ingredient in so many skin care products today.
Fall in love with CBD Infused Smoothies
How about a healthy, thirst-quenching smoothie with a secret ingredient? Carlene Thomas, a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, shared her Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie with CDB Oil recipe on her blog, OhCarlene, and it’s definitely worth the mention for both flavor and substance. CBD oil has long been associated with preventing and fighting cancer as well as lowering anxiety. Incorporating it into your wellness routine may be a great way to embrace preventative medicine on a daily basis.
Support for Neurological Conditions
Many clinical trials and medical doctors are beginning to show that an artisanal blend of CBD, terpenes, and a touch of THC, helps patients manage if not end seizures all together. This healthy option for epilepsy and other neurological symptoms helps the body find balance and calm. Other benefits reported are reduced restlessness, anxiety, self injury, and aggressiveness toward others. For children and adults with certain types of autism, this is amazing news.
Still Not Sure?
While the research continues and your curiosity piques, there are too many surprising uses for this beautiful compound for most people to ignore. Whatever your pain or challenges are, you’ll never know until you try it for yourself. And if something completely natural, non-addictive, and non-mind altering can help others, maybe it’s time to give CBD oil a trial of your own!
Soothe sore muscles and joints with our highly popular Muscle & Joint Salve, or deeply hydrate & nourish your skin with our Head to Toe Hemp Lotion.
Coming soon from Suzi's: Full Spectrum Hemp oils and salves for easy application and on the go!