Our “How To Buy CBD Oil” Guide
When it comes to leading an active lifestyle with family, friends, and their communities, baby boomers lead the way. As someone who takes a proactive approach to managing your health, you’ve probably already heard all the buzz about CBD oil. Over the last several years, the negative stigma associated with the hemp plant has begun to fade and the health benefits of CBD have taken the lead.
CBD oil products have not only become a viable alternative to traditional pharmaceutical drugs, very credible medical research is now beginning to emerge. A powerful trend toward using CBD products has emerged. So what do you need to know when it comes to purchasing a CBD product?
CBD oils are known to help relieve a wide array of health ailments, but despite this, finding the right CBD product for you based on your own personal needs is not as easy as you may have thought. In this handy guide, we will present helpful tips and ideas that will hopefully help you to make the best CBD purchase decisions. At Hemp50Plus, our mission is to help baby boomers make decisions that will help to maintain and extend their active lifestyle. So let’s get started.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol oil, is derived from naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis Sativa plant. In fact, researchers have discovered over 100 different cannabinoids, including CBD, THC, CBG, and CBN.
CBD oil is used as a natural health supplement to help address the symptoms of a wide variety of health issues ranging from chronic pain and insomnia to mental health disorders and epilepsy. CBD oil is the main active compound that has positively affected the lives of so many active boomers.
Will CBD oil get me high?
For many years, there was a negative stigma surrounding CBD products. People did not realize that CBD and THC were two completely different cannabinoid compounds. CBD and THC were both thought to get you high. This is simply not true.
Here’s the rub. Smoking or consuming products containing marijuana can cause mind-altering effects. We all know this plant contains naturally high levels of THC. THC stands for ‘Tetrahydrocannabinol’.
But CBD comes from a different cannabis plant. Think of THC and CBD as plant cousins, but clearly there are big differences when it comes to getting you high. CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC and are not psychoactive in any way, which means that you won’t get you high.
CBD oil can be derived from hemp or marijuana. The key difference, though, is the THC content of each one. Commercial quality CBD supplements are derived from hemp, which is ideally non-GMO, which by law, must contain less than 0.3% THC. The extremely low amounts of THC found in lab-tested CBD oil products are very weak and will not cause and any mind-altering effects.
How does CBD oil work?
Now that we’ve established that you can’t get high from CBD oil derived from hemp, we’re now going to take a look at how CBD interacts with and affects the body. The cannabinoids that are found in CBD oil interact directly with receptors that are located throughout the body, forming part of our endocannabinoid system. Dr. Lamir Hanus and Dr. William Devane discovered the endocannabinoid system in 1992. This incredible system plays a vital role in the regulation of a multitude of bodily functions and physiological processes, including:
- Immune Function
Our endocannabinoid system has receptor sites throughout the body, especially in our brain and central nervous system. These receptor sites are called CB1 and CB2. CBD attaches to these receptor sites throughout your body and begins to create a state of homeostasis. CBD simply begins to bring your body back into its natural state of balance.
There are many scientific studies that have found that we can benefit greatly from bringing our bodies into balance. This has become a driving force behind the increasing popularity of CBD supplements. We really do have the scientific proof now.
What are the benefits of CBD oil supplements?
The list of health benefits associated with taking a CBD supplement on a regular basis is extensive. We could not list them all in one place. Instead, we will highlight some of the more prominent benefits commonly associated with CBD.
Pain relief – Conventional medicine has always treated pain (long-term or acute) with pharmaceutical drugs, usually pain killers. As we all know the biggest downside to opiate-based pain killers is the negative side effects. Opiates are also very addictive. Boomers who suffer from pain have recognized this for many years but have not had a viable alternative until now.
CBD oil is renowned for its natural effect on relieving pain and its symptoms. This naturally occurring compound has been known to help with everything from headaches, migraines, inflammation, chronic pain, and arthritis. All without any unpleasant side effects.
May Improve mental health – If you suffer from mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, or depression, CBD oil works very well for relieving symptoms and promoting an elevated state of psychological wellness. New research studies will continue to expand in this particular area.
Promotes a good night’s sleep – Insomnia can make life miserable for those who cannot get a good night’s sleep. If left unchecked, this condition can drain your energy and cause you to feel fatigued and irritable. CBD oil supplements are now being used by people who suffer from insomnia and the results are very encouraging.
Choosing The Right CBD Product For You
We hope the information presented in this guide will help you to choose a CBD product that will help you in achieving your overall health and lifestyle goals. Here are a few simple guidelines to follow when it comes to purchasing your first CBD product.
Learn the difference between full and broad-spectrum CBD oils – This is rather simple. Full-spectrum CBD oils contain up to 0.3% THC and broad-spectrum oils contain 0% THC. Broad-spectrum CBD products undergo a process called “THC remediation” where all THC is completely removed. If you have a concern about failing a drug test for your job, you may want to consider purchasing a broad-spectrum CBD product.
Look for 100% all-natural ingredients – Another tip when shopping for CBD is to search out those products that only use natural ingredients. Ideally, you want to purchase a CBD product that has been sourced from GMO-free hemp. When reviewing the product label, make sure there are no artificial ingredients, fillers, or chemicals.
How do you take CBD? – CBD products can be consumed in a variety of different ways, so you will want to familiarize yourself with these options in advance.
Here are some of the different CBD product categories:
- CBD oil (tinctures)
- CBD capsules (soft gels)
- CBD edibles (gummies)
- CBD topicals (salves, gels)
Buy from a reputable company – Finally, the last tip we’re going to share with you today is to always buy your CBD oil from a reputable company. Make sure the company’s source of CBD is direct from a reputable hemp farm. Also, make sure that all products listed on their website have been properly tested by an independent third-party laboratory. And finally, make sure that all lab results are posted on that company’s website for your review.
You’re One Step Closer
Our mission at Hemp50Plus is to provide active baby boomers with CBD products that help them to maintain and extend their active lifestyles. We hope the information contained in this guide will help you to make the most informed decision if you do decide to try a CBD product for the first time.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be glad to help.