While some people suffer in silence, others take a more proactive approach when it comes to treating their ailment or condition. Whether it’s physical issues like pain or arthritis, or mental issues such as anxiety or panic attacks, prescription medications are always a path one can take. For those who prefer natural and non-addictive solutions, CBD could be the perfect gift for Christmas.
People around the world take CBD for a variety of different reasons. From arthritis and joint pain to anxiety and insomnia, CBD has risen to popularity in recent years, and there are some excellent reasons for that. More and more chronic pain sufferers and insomniacs are choosing CBD as their first port of call, in favor of addictive medications regularly prescribed by doctors such as OxyContin. The other great thing about CBD (short for cannabidiol) is that it carries almost no side-effects, is non-toxic, and also considered to be non-addictive. That’s a big deal for people who want to stay away from addictive prescription medications and to enjoy natural remedies instead.
How CBD Works
CBD differs from conventional cannabis in that it doesn’t contain any THC. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis and hemp associated with light-headed sensations and a feeling of being stoned or high. When CBD is isolated and extracted from cannabis and hemp and then taken in an oil tincture, vape pen, or edible, it helps to relieve symptoms of pain, anxiety, and insomnia for many people from different walks of life who swear by its efficacy.
CBD works by encouraging various bodily systems to function optimally. The human body is packed full of CB1 and CB2 receptors, located throughout the organs, constituting what’s known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). While CB1 receptors are in the brain, CB2 receptors are spread between organs in the body, and the system regulates daily functions like sleep, appetite, and mood to bring people to a state of homeostasis.
Choosing the Right CBD
With the wide variety of CBD products on the market today, one has to know how to select the most suitable CBD and delivery system for them. There are three main types of CBD extract: Broad-spectrum, Full-spectrum, and CBD Isolate. Broad-spectrum CBD contains terpenes and other minor cannabinoids (but contains THC less than 0.3%). Full-spectrum CBD contains terpenes and other minor cannabinoids (but also contains THC often higher than 0.3%). CBD isolate is pure CBD without terpenes or other cannabinoids in the mix at all.
Those who want to benefit from the full gamut of cannabinoids and terpenes will opt for CBD products that are broad or full-spectrum. Those wanting a pure CBD experience will usually choose CBD isolate. There are also a variety of delivery methods at your disposal, including CBD oils tinctures and edibles, CBD vape pens, and CBD topicals such as creams and balms. For immediate and potent effects, vaping CBD is recommended, while those wanting more of a “slow-release” CBD experience will usually go for ingestible CBD oils.
Which CBD This Christmas?
While the majority of CBD products contain the same active compounds, different delivery systems (not to mention dosage levels and CBD concentrations) result in different effects. For ex-smokers who vape or even people who just enjoy the flavor of hemp, vaping CBD is one of the best delivery systems for the reasons mentioned above. Christmas and the whole festive season is a great time for the family to get together and celebrate. However, Christmas is also a traditionally stressful time too; what with all the Christmas shopping, cleaning, and cooking to contend with. That’s why CBD is excellent for Christmas time and a perfect aid for the transition into the new year.
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