When most people think of B, C, D it’s associated with the American alphabet but just recently with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill: B, C, and D has been formatted as CBD and is described by many as, “The Plant of Life”. Although this cannabinoid hit the mainstream in 2019, research has been ongoing since 2014 when CBD was made federally legal for certain entities.
What most people don’t realize is that CBD was used in a variety of commercial and industrial products nearly 100 years ago, until the US government put hemp on the controlled substance act, hindering any type of progress in the medical field.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD for short, has taken the world by storm. CBD is classified as a compound often found in the hemp plant. CBD however, is found in much higher concentrations in the hemp plant as opposed to finding higher concentrations of THC in cannabis.
The main distinction between CBD and THC is that CBD is "non-intoxicating" meaning that it doesn't give the user a "high". Today, CBD can be purchased in various forms from CBD oil tinctures, CBD beauty products, CBD dog products and many more.
How Does CBD Work?
When you ingest CBD, the CBD binds on to certain receptors called the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found all throughout the brain and spinal cord, along with other small tissues. CB2 receptors are primarily found in the immune system. Without these receptors, CBD would prove to be nearly useless. In a real-world comparison, its like buying a brand new car (CBD) but without an engine (receptors)
How do I know which products are right for me?
CBD does not have a one-size-fits-all model. There are various forms of CBD, each having their own pros and cons. For example, CBD topicals are especially effective for those looking for external relief for various issues from arthritis to fibromyalgia. When using CBD topicals such as balm salves you are able to target the area of discomfort directly, so topicals are extremely effective for targeted relief.
When looking for the right CBD products we strongly urge you to do your research and look for reputable companies that stress transparency and have third party test results easily accessible and up to date (less than 10 months old). The CBD is relatively unregulated at this point so we strongly urge buyers to be wary. It is also important to note that you cannot buy real CBD on amazon, instead, you will simply find hemp oil (which has little to no medicinal value).
Below you will find important factors to look for when purchasing CBD
- What type of CBD product(s) are you purchasing? Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or Isolate. To learn more click here.
- Are the Third-Party Lab Results easily accessible?
- Am I purchasing the most effective type of product for my needs (external issues will benefit most from topicals)
- What kind of extraction process is used? Is it derived from organically grown hemp?
- How reputable is the company? (look at reviews, how long the company has been in business, and can customer service easily be reached)
- Is the hemp from the USA?
All of these are important questions to ask yourself when purchasing CBD products. If you are looking for a brand that checks all of these important points off, look no further than GoGreen Hemp.
Hopefully, this helps provide some insight into the CBD buying process and thank you for reading!