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Many people are now adding CBD to their health routines for its many wellness benefits. At CBD Wellness Store our focus is providing industry leading CBD products; while educating our customers. So here is a high-level Intro to CBD. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a natural compound that is extracted from the hemp plant. It has been used for over 10,000 years as a wellness product. CBD’s health benefits are delivered by bonding to the body’s endocannabinoid receptors that are found in the brain, nervous, and immune system.

Although hemp and marijuana are both in the cannabis family, they are not the same plant. Hemp is high in CBD and can aid the human body in enhancing overall well-being. While hemp contains <.3% THC, the marijuana plant can contain up to 25% THC. This means that no psychoactive effects are ever experience from hemp extracted CBD oil. At CBD Wellness Store we only carry broad spectrum products that are 100% free of THC, so our customers can experience all the health benefits without the high.

All humans, dogs, cats, replies and birds have something called an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a network of receptors throughout the body. The purpose of the ECS is to aid our bodies in maintaining balance and overall health; even when well-being is negatively impacted by lifestyle and environmental factors. For example, the human body naturally produces cannabinoids that bond to ECS receptors when external factors such as pain or fever disrupt homeostasis (balance). As we age, the body produces lower level of cannabinoids which can be supplemented with CBD to enhance homeostasis. Clinical research suggests that cannabinoids found naturally in CBD can support improved health and wellness. Although years of research has been conducted on CBD, more is needed to conclusively identify the full range of benefit that CBD can have on the Enodcannabinoid System. For more information about the ECS please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocannabinoid_system

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CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, stop them altogether. Epidiolex, which contains CBD, is the first cannabis-derived medicine approved by the FDA for these conditions.

CBD is readily obtainable in most parts of the United States, though its exact legal status has been in flux. All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction. In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. In 2018, the Farm Bill made hemp legal in the United States, making it virtually impossible to keep CBD illegal – that would be like making oranges legal, but keeping orange juice illegal.

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CBD comes in many forms, including oils, extracts, capsules, patches, vapes, and topical preparations for use on skin. If you’re hoping to reduce inflammation and relieve muscle and joint pain, a topical CBD-infused oil, lotion or cream – or even a bath bomb — may be the best option. Alternatively, a CBC patch or a tincture or spray designed to be placed under the tongue allows CBD to directly enter the bloodstream.

A significant safety concern with CBD is that it is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication. Currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So, you cannot be sure that the product you buy has active ingredients at the dose listed on the label. In addition, the product may contain other unknown elements. We also don’t know the most effective therapeutic dose of CBD for any particular medical condition.

The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits

Side effects of CBD include nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can increase the level of blood thinning and other medicines in your blood by competing for the liver enzymes that break down these drugs. Grapefruit has a similar effect with certain medicines.

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Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of CBD is its legality. The laws regarding CBD at a state and federal level are still very unclear, which in some cases might deter individuals from trying it.

Hemp derived CBD has less than 0.3% THC. It is non-intoxicating and legal in all fifty states with the passing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (The Farm Bill). Marijuana derived CBD has more than 0.3% THC. It is intoxicating (will get you high) and is legal is some states for medical and/or recreational use.

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Isn’t whole plant CBD better than fractional distillates/isolates?

The marketplace is full of products containing hemp-derived CBD – used for topical applications and ingestion into the body. It is always important to know the source, the product form and the amount of CBD included to make an informed purchase/use decision. Cannovia offers a ‘tried and true’ product line including oils, topicals and beverage powder in Full Spectrum and THC-FREE options to meet the requirements of most looking to add CBD to their wellness.

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Despite the excellent safety profile of CBD, we recommend speaking to your doctor and pharmacist before you start taking CBD as drug interactions and side effects are possible.