What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is second only to THC in its prevalence in Cannabis. This chemical compound is not psychoactive like THC, but shows promise with its therapeutic properties that may potentially promote relaxation, better sleep, reduced pain, and overall mind and body wellness. CBD is generally derived from Hemp because CBD occurs in higher quantities in Hemp over Marijuana, which has more THC. But, whether CBD comes from Hemp or Marijuana the chemical makeup is the same. CBD comes in many different forms from edibles to topicals and oils to vape liquid.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

How Does CBD Work?

Cannabidiol is only one of over 80 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids in the Hemp plant. These cannabinoids are agonists that bind to specific receptors on your cells, called cannabinoid receptors. Agonists is the term for a substance that initiates a physiological response when combined with a receptor.

Some of these cannabinoid receptors are highly concentrated in the CNS (Central Nervous System) while others are found in the body’s other organs. Some cannabinoid receptors can even be traced in the skin, digestive tract and reproductive organs.

A simple way to think about your body’s biochemistry is to think of agonists as keys and the receptors they pair with as locks. By taking in CBD, the cannabinoids coordinate with the cannabinoid receptors like a key would fit a lock. This set of actions triggers changes along what is known as the endocannabinoid system.

This system consists of a vast network of cell receptor proteins with many functions. The ECS has a hand in:

  • Immune function
  • Reproduction
  • Pain perception
  • Memory
  • Sleep
  • Appetite
  • Bone development

The main purposes of the Endocannabinoid System are immune balance, stress recovery, neuroprotection and homeostatic regulation.

It is within this greater system that CBD works its therapeutic effects. CBD imitates chemicals the human body produces naturally, called endocannabinoids, to interact with the different cells in our body, the locks.

While further research needs to be conducted, more and more studies support the therapeutic value of CBD.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil is CBD extract combined with carrier oils. CBD Oil offers a great way to consume this cannabinoid. It is easily absorbed when taken sublingually (under the tongue) and held for about 1 minute before swallowing. Using CBD Oil tinctures works well with the body’s Endocannabinoid System to help balance the mind and body. Hemp Bombs CBD Oil is made from Industrial Hemp grown on sustainable licensed American farms. The CBD ingredients in our CBD Oil include pure CBD Extract, Grape Seed Oil, MCT Oil, natural and artificial flavors and terpenes.

What Is CBD Used For?

Most CBD benefits are unproven. While endless consumers are firm believers in the many uses of CBD, the reality is that there are only minimal research studies to back up their claims at this point.

What we do know is that CBD works with our internal Endocannabinoid System to promote mind and body wellness. We also know that there is a CBD drug that is approved by the FDA to treat certain types of seizures. However, no other uses have been proven and no other forms of CBD are approved by the FDA.

Areas Where CBD Shows Promise According to Medical Professionals

Osteoarthritis and Pain
According to Northwestern Medicine, research shows that dogs with osteoarthritis that were treated with CBD Oil were more active and had reduced pain. They go on to suggest that this data could potentially translate into a pain and inflammation application for humans, but that further research should be done.
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Better Mood, Pain, Sleep, Overall Health
Ryan Vandrey, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, states that initial findings in a long-term observational study are showing positive results. Among subjects using a cannabis product (predominantly CBD), there are staggering reports of a better quality of life (including mood, health, pain, and sleep) versus similar subjects not using cannabis products. All subjects have a variety of health problems such as epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety, autism and more. The studies are in the early stages and further research must be done.
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Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Addiction
According to Peter Grinspoon, MD (Harvard Health), animal studies and research and self-reports in humans suggest that CBD may be helpful for anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, arthritis, and addiction. He indicates further studies need to be performed especially in the avenue of chronic pain.
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What Is The Best CBD Oil?

We strongly believe that Hemp Bombs CBD Oil is the best! Our CBD products are trusted and verified by third-party lab tests. We offer several unique flavors and a range of concentrations to fit your needs. Our CBD for sale is made in our onsite, state-of-the-art facility by food scientists and other professionals. Be sure you are getting the best CBD Oil with our Safe CBD Product Checklist.

What Are CBD Gummies?

CBD Gummies are CBD edibles that make taking CBD a tasty treat. Gummies also keep things simple with a premeasured amount of pure CBD extract in each gummy. CBD Gummies offer an easy way to take your daily CBD. Promote overall wellness with yummy gummies. Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies come in original, high potency and our unique immunity, botanical and sleep formulas.

What Is The Difference Between THC And CBD?

THC and CBD are both chemical compounds found in Cannabis. CBD is generally more prevalent in Hemp while THC is more prevalent in Marijuana. CBD does not have psychoactive effects whereas THC does. CBD is generally derived from Hemp and must contains less than 0.3% THC to be federally legal. However, THC and Marijuana are not legal under federal law. CBD legality makes CBD a highly sought after product.

What Is CBD Tincture?

CBD Tincture is a term often used to describe any CBD product in a dropper bottle. However, tincture actually refers to a product which is combined with an alcohol base.

CBD comes in many forms, not just the ones we mentioned so far! Consider trying these other awesome Hemp Bombs products: CBD Capsules, CBD for Pets, and CBD Pain Freeze.

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