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January 2020

CBD 101: What is CBD, How it Works, and How it Helps

By CBD Information, Food for thought

What is CBD?

CBD is Cannabidiol, a natural, non-psychoactive compound found naturally in hemp plants that helps support a sense of peace and wellness in humans and a variety of other animals. A safe and non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than one hundred Phytocannabinoids, which are unique to cannabis and provide the plant with its therapeutic profile.

Overall, CBD is therapeutically potent, non-intoxicating, and easy to consume. This makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious, allowing you to add CBD to your daily routine without experiencing a high.

How CBD Works

CBD directly interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of receptors in the human body responsible for many effects of CBD. The ECS plays a major role in a range of physiological processes that affect us daily – our mood, energy level, immune activity, blood pressure, glucose metabolism, stress, hunger, and more.

But it doesn’t stop there, the scientific community has identified more than 65 molecular targets of CBD such as serotonin receptors, vanilloid receptors, nuclear receptors, and more.

How CBD Helps

Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh and unknown side effects through medicine that is more natural. CBD has proven neuroprotective effects and its anti-cancer properties are being studied at several research centers in the United States. Given its power through our ECS, CBD is able to tap into how we function biologically on a deep level, providing relief for appetite, chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, neurogenesis, stress response, depression, and many other conditions.

Although CBD is still in the beginning stages of scientific research, there is an increasing amount of evidence that CBD offers a range of options to assist with many of our daily discomforts.

Catching a High – Not with CBD

CBD will not get you ‘high’ or ‘stoned’. Unlike THC, which is naturally found in cannabis, CBD has no psychoactive or mind-altering side effects. It is important for the user and consumer to be aware of the product or extract they are buying, here at Wholesome Relief we only sell 100% THC Free, non-psychoactive, pure CBD products.

How is CBD Used?

CBD can be used in a variety of ways: topically in balms, creams, oils, and lotions to help with joint pain, stiff muscles, or general discomfort, orally in water, sublingual drops, or food products, or through transdermal patches or sprays. We offer different types of CBD products to help people add this therapeutic compound to their daily routine in whatever way works best for them.

Featured Products

Our topical products are perfect for people seeking location-specific support. Whether you’re dealing with joint discomfort, a tired back, or nagging pain from a sports-related injury, these topicals are for you. We offer a variety of products with different strengths to help people find the right choice for you.

Can-Tek CBD oils are a proprietary blend focused on providing the highest amount of bioavailability, which means they are absorbed and used by the body efficiently. These oils give you a rich, broad spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other natural Phytocannabinoids. They’re easy to use, too. Just place the desired amount of the oil under your tongue and wait a few seconds before swallowing.

Consuming CBD through food results in our body absorbing it much differently from oils. When being processed by digestion, they take more time to activate, but the effects last longer. BioMax PhytoChews are among the best-tasting CBD edibles on the market and contain no GMO’s, artificial dyes, colors, or flavorings. Formulated using a 30:1 CBD:CBG ratio, each gummy helps support clarity, focus, restless nights, and more.