Have you heard about CBD?
Maybe you’ve walked into your favorite smoothie shop to find an option to add a CBD shot? Or you’ve seen that you can get a CBD facial at your local spa? It’s like CBD is everywhere and in so many forms.
CBD is a naturally occurring substance that can be used in oils, edibles, patches, and more.
Before trying out new products, we always like to do some research. That’s why we want to talk about the facts of CBD, like science, simplified so we can all understand.
Here are the ABCs of CBD.
What Exactly is CBD?
CBD is actually short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound from the Cannabis sativa plant.
You might associate CBD with medical marijuana, and you would be right because it’s an essential component of it. CBD is the second most prevalent active ingredient of cannabis (marijuana). But it is actually derived from the hemp plant (marijuana’s cousin).
Guilty by association! Many people assume that since CBD is a component of marijuana (one of the hundreds) that they will get “high.” That assumption is wrong!
You won’t get “high” from CBD, as you will from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana.
Here’s what the World Health Organization had to say about CBD, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
We will break it down a bit more.
Hemp (CBD) vs Marijuana: They Are Different
Hemp and marijuana are not distinct species, they are actually just two different names for cannabis (a type of flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family).
Hemp is used to describe cannabis that contains 0.3% or less THC content determined by dry weight. The low levels of THC in hemp are unlikely to get you high.
Since CBD comes from hemp, that means it contains 0.3% or less of THC, which means…
CBD is not psychoactive. A psychoactive drug (psychopharmaceutical) or psychotropic drug is a chemical substance that changes your nervous system function resulting in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior. So, with CBD there’s no euphoria or feeling of sedation.
Now, what’s marijuana? Marijuana is the cannabis that gets you high. In legal terms, “marijuana” refers to cannabis that has more than 0.3% THC by dry weight.
Cannabis plants have been designated as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or a hybrid, with each of them having its own characteristics and effects.
Though CBD can be derived from different varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, it doesn’t have the same ability to create the “high” that marijuana provides.
What Are the Benefits of CBD?
The evidence of CBD benefits is widespread, from treating more serious diagnoses, to help with both falling and staying asleep, to soothing aches.
We found these benefits to be so impressive that we wanted to create a product that used CBD.
And that’s why we created the Comfort Patch.
In our Comfort Patch, we include Hemp (Cannabis sativa) CBD Oil, Water-Soluble Hemp (Cannabis sativa) CBD Powder, White Willow Bark Extract, and more clinically-backed ingredients.
Comfort Patch (White Willow + Full-Spectrum CBD) comes with benefits like:
- 24-hour dual release
- Soothes everyday aches
- Encourages calm and collected feelings
- Combines botanical blends with CBD for key health benefits
- Aids in cognitive function
Our Comfort Patch contains a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid that supports the endocannabinoid system to promote calm and collected feelings, aid in cognitive function, encourage restful sleep, and soothe everyday aches.*
It was created to help provide natural well-being support in the form of a patch. The ingredients used in our Comfort Patch are in compliance with government-set thresholds and are at levels that are for topical uses.
CBD studies have also shown other amazing benefits, like this study that you can check out here.
Cannabidiol (CBD) Explained
Now that we know what CBD is, we hopefully have a better understanding of its amazing benefits.
Well-being is something that we should all be working on every day. We can work on our well-being through daily exercise, eating a well-balanced diet, finding time for self-care, sleeping enough, spending time with family and friends, and working on personal goals.
As we age, we might find that life catches up with us and we have a few more aches. Body aches have a way of slowing us down and just being an overall drag.
CBD is known for its ability to aid in soothing muscles and aches and our Comfort Patch does that and so much more.
Now that you know the ABCs of CBD, stock up on Wink Naturals Comfort Patch so you can reap all the calm and collected benefits.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.