What is CBD?

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What is CBD?

There’s no question that the buzz word of the year is CBD and CBD oil. The biggest question remains, “What is CBD?” Depending on where you live, you may see CBD in coffee shops, gas stations, grocery stores, and in the news quite often.

With anything new in life that goes mainstream, there are tons of people that either have amazing things to say or horrible things to say. In this article, we’re going to dive into everything that has to do with CBD so you can be the judge about CBD.

Without Further Ado: What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of 120 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids. CBD is similar to its cousin THC in some aspects. However, unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive element in marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive. 

What does this mean for you? CBD doesn’t cause the “high” feeling like marijuana has so we can bust that myth right now.

All variations of the cannabis family produce cannabinoids, especially hemp. While most of us know about CBD and THC with being the most well-known cannabinoids, there are still many other types.

CBD has been used routinely by thousands of people to provide a happier and healthier lifestyle. Although there have been many health benefits that have recently come to surface, the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) does not stand behind such claims as they lack much research.

How Does CBD React With Your Body?

Every person will react differently to CBD just like any other supplement, food, or drink you may consume. All cannabinoids, especially CBD, make effects inside your body by attaching themselves to receptors.

Your body is already producing cannabinoids on its own as your body has two receptors for cannabinoids, which are called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.

Most cannabinoids can latch onto both types of receptors. CBD doesn’t actually trigger either receptor directly. It modifies the ability in the receptors to bind to cannabinoids.

The endocannabinoid system has recently been shown to not only respond to endocannabinoids produced in the body, but also to external cannabinoids like CBD, or phytocannabinoid cannabidiol.

What do the CB1 and CB2 Receptors do? 

CB1 receptors are throughout your entire body but mainly populated inside of your brain. CB1 receptors in the brain deal with several receptors.

On the other hand, CB2 receptors are mainly in the immune system.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is one of the most popular forms of getting your daily CBD in. CBD oil is produced by extracting the compound from the premium industrial hemp plant and then combining it with a carrier oil to form a tincture. Manufacturers currently use two popular ways to accomplish this. Some experts agree that the method known as CO2 extraction produces the highest-quality CBD, while the others are preferring to extract CBD utilizing an ethanol method. Both the Co2 extraction and ethanol methods are capable of crafting a safe and quality finished product. 

Can CBD Get You High?

A lot of concern has been circulating around if CBD can get you high or not since it is so close to its cousin, marijuana. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid responsible for creating the “high” feeling that cannabis is well-known for. A lot of people don’t want to experience the mind-altering effects or “high” that comes with using cannabis. This is what makes cannabidiol (CBD) such an attractive option for the masses. Since CBD is non-psychoactive, it doesn’t get you high.

Does CBD have any benefits?

CBD has been seen to help many aspects of a person’s life who uses CBD consistently. Everyone has heard of many health benefits of CBD, but the research still lacks necessary research and studies to be fully backed by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration).

So for the purpose of this article, we’re going to go with facts and leave the other health benefits alone.

CBD’s ability to help so many people is due to its effect on the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is already present in all humans and is mainly responsible for regulating a variety of the body’s functions.

The CBD acts as an adaptogen, meaning that as a healing plant, it adapts to the needs of an individual and can help to regulate homeostasis and provide a sense of calm and balance.

Due to CBD’s ability to regulate so many processes within the body, scientists are seeing that it does the right thing in any given situation.

How can you take CBD?

With how popular the demand for CBD has gotten, many brands have innovated the way they offer their premium CBD to their customers. Everyone has their own style and preference in how they take their daily CBD, but we’ll go over the most popular ways in this article.

CBD Oil

As we previously explained, what CBD oil is and how its produced. To use CBD oil, you simply place the CBD underneath your tongue for 30-90 seconds. The CBD oil gets absorbed into the bloodstream much quicker than swallowing CBD oil.

CBD oil is by far one of the most popular ways to consume CBD, as it was the first CBD product that was launched and ended up going mainstream.

If you get your CBD oil from a quality source, like Rewind CBD, you will have no worries about the purity or consistency of your CBD oil, as it will always be the same with every tincture that you buy.

CBD Pills

CBD pills or CBD capsules can be swallowed regularly, like any other pill that you’re used to taking. CBD Pills is one of the easiest ways to consume CBD without having to worry about taste or dosing. Just know that CBD pills take much longer for the CBD to take full effect.

CBD Edibles

CBD edibles are by far one of the most fun ways to consume your CBD. “CBD Gummies” was the third most Googled food term in 2018, so you can understand how big the CBD edibles market is. CBD gummies bring you back to your childhood as you used to enjoy candy and gummies without a care in the world. We’ve infused our CBD gummies with sole-source 99% pure CBD isolate to deliver a high-quality product while enjoying your childhood memories.

Another phenomenal CBD edible that Rewind CBD offers is our delicious CBD Milk Chocolate and CBD Dark Chocolate, so you can enjoy CBD as creamy chocolate melts in your mouth.

CBD Topicals

CBD topicals are much different than the rest of the options for taking your CBD. CBD topicals (cream or rub) are applied to the skin directly.

Your outer most layer of skin (epidermis) is a barrier for the other skin layers (dermis and hypodermis) against UV rays, harmful chemicals, and pathogens. The epidermis is extremely tough and not very porous due to those reasons just listed.

This makes CBD topicals a “safer” option for those of you who are less experienced with taking CBD and want to start out with a safer option of testing CBD out.

In Conclusion

If you’ve read the whole article, we’re sure you are much more informed with what CBD is than before. We dove into CBD, what CBD oil is, how it interacts with your body, and much more. Hopefully, you’ll be able to chime in on a conversation if someone else is wondering about the benefits of CBD or if they should take it or not.

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