No doubt that you’ve heard of CBD by now, as it’s everywhere! You can get it in your coffee or from your local gift shop. I first heard about CBD years ago from a friend and remember feeling really unsure about the idea of it. Is it like legalized weed? (It’s not). I’ve learned so much about it since then!
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s not psychoactive, meaning unlike THC, another compound from the cannabis plant, you don’t feel any “high” from taking the product. It’s gained a lot of attention in the natural health world for it’s potential use in easing pain and reducing anxiety, among other potential benefits.
Why you might not “feel anything” when taking CBD:
I have friends that take CBD morning and evening every day. I know people that give it to their pets or their teenagers. Personally I take it on what I call an “as needed” basis and can say that over the course of this incredibly hard year, it has helped me.
I have gotten questions from people who say they can’t tell a difference when taking, and my two responses are always: what brand are you taking (is it high quality?) and how much are you taking?
I’d say the biggest thing when choosing an ingestible would be based on preference. What is ‘easiest’ for you to ingest!
Per the 2018 Farm Bill, all CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which means you can experience CBD’s benefits without any psychoactive effects.
Harness the Power of Terpenes: Full spectrum blends include terpenes, which are what give plants their scent and coloring. Terpenes and cannabinoids work together to create what’s known as the entourage effect. This theory proposes that cannabinoids and terpenes enhance each other and benefit the body more than isolated cannabinoids.
CBD Capsules vs. CBD Oils
Full spectrum CBD oil comes from the hemp plant, including the flowers and leaves. Once hemp plants are harvested and processed, they’re ready for the extraction process, which can be accomplished in a few different ways. Ethanol, oil, and CO2 extraction are all ways to extract CBD from hemp plants.
CBD capsules are easy to incorporate into your daily vitamin or supplement routine. Unlike CBD tinctures you have to hold under your tongue, you can take CBD capsules with a glass of water, which means no waiting if you’re in a hurry.
CBD capsules are exactly what they sound like — small capsules filled with CBD oil. They’re a fantastic way of getting the benefits of CBD in capsule form.