Ever hear of your endocrine system? Well, we have an Endocannabinoid system in our body, which means that our cells actually have receptors on them to receive from the cannabis plant! Cannabadiol is the active ingredient in CBD oils, our bodies produce cannabinoids, but not as much as we’d like, that is why when we use CBD oil, we feel so good, because it resonates with our body on a cellular level. We have CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout our bodies that regulate many body functions which is why we can benefit from CBD’s for just about everything from Insomnia, Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Skin disorders, etc. What does it mean that our cells have receptors on them? It’s similar to a lock and key system. Mother Nature in her infinite intelligence created the cannabis plant to fit us perfectly, who knew? The many health benefits known to date are too many to mention in this blog. I have created a pinterest board, with many resources I encourage you to research if you feel so inclined. We’re just skimmin’ the surface, here, trying to keep it short….
While CBD does come from the Cannabis/Hemp plant, it is not psychoactive, there is no THC in Cannabadiol, which is the psychoactive component in Marijuana. Although, there is a synergistic effect when THC & CBD’s are combined known as the Entourage Effect, which is much more beneficial, CBD oil sold in the US should only contain no more than .03% THC. So, if you are worried about ingesting it or using it topically, worry no more, you will not get stoned from CBD oil.
CBD’s can help restore elasticity in our skin to prevent sagging skin, can even out skin tone, minimize large pores, restore a healthful glow, regulate sebum production in skin to prevent dry, flaky skin or oily skin. Full of anti-oxidants to help our bodies repair the damage from harmful free radicals in our environment. Restore skin cells, rejuvenates your skin, the list goes on, who doesn’t need all that? Talk about an anti-aging miracle?
Now, how can you use CBD oil?
You can ingest it, as an adaptogen, it finds the issues in your body and corrects them, how perfect is that? Being anti-inflammatory, you can bypass the digestive tract & target specific body parts, topical application works well for that, when applied on the thin skin by your wrists, temples, etc. Transdermal application ensures speedy absorption for quick relief from pain. Target the source of your discomfort. You can apply CBD pain relief sprays, ointments, salves, etc. directly on the affected area for desired relief.
Where to purchase CBD oil?
Because growing hemp in the US is new, there are not many or enough regulations on the farming practices involved in hemp & CBD oil production. There is no regulatory body certifying organic hemp in the United States, currently. I would recommend acquiring it from Europe, Denmark preferably, that’s where I get mine from. They have been growing organic hemp for many years, good hemp and are known for their strict standards being one of the cleanest countries. Unless you know your grower and you see their farm & know their practices. Like any other medicine, you want to make sure it’s pure & organic so you get the most out of it.
So, there you have it, a little CBD summary, hope you enjoyed it & understand a little more why they are the rage, right now. You could probably use some too, couldn’t you? CBD Products~