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CBD Oils, Supplements and Drinks

Erica Patterson

Posted on April 27 2017

The medicinal uses of CBD oils and hemp extracts are countless and research continues to shed light on the incredible functionality of hemp for the human body. 

In order to identify if you can benefit from CBD oil and other hemp supplements, it's important to understand how CBD interacts with our body's composition
Not to be confused with the psychoactive properties of cannabis, CBD connects with our brains in an indirect way to reduce physical pain and alleviate emotional strain and stress.

Does CBD give the patient the same effect as smoking marijuana or ingesting THC?

No, CBD is a completely different reaction with the body's endocannabinoid system. CBD helps our bodies return to homeostasis or the natural state of comfort, calm and healthy working order of our physical and emotional state. Because it's not psychoactive, it can't get you "high" or alter the user's perception in any way.
This extract works like a reset button to help our bodies flush toxins, fight illness and disease and return to a harmonious state of general wellness. Our body makes these chemicals naturally and CBD is just a plant version of how our brain continuously tries to give us some balance.

CBD vs Hemp Oil 

The hemp seeds and hemp seed oils and tinctures you find in the grocery store doesn't quite have the same properties as CBD oil. The hemp seed is a different extract and although it is incredibly nutritious as a supplement with vitamins and minerals, it doesn't contain cannabidiol and have the same health properties. 

Benefits of CBD

Many people struggling with illnesses like epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease experience huge strides in recovery and shorter with less frequent episodes. CBD oil can also help alleviate anxiety and depression, offering a more natural alternative to pharmicutical antidepressants and medications. 

What types of CBD is available? 

CBD products range in potency and with a wide variety of products available, you can find the right supplements and oils to fit your specific needs. 
Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) is CBD in it's most potent and undiluted form at 100mg per serving and is harvested from the stalk of the cannabis plant. 
CBD Tinctures or liquids are diluted and usually flavored, making them an enjoyable way to take a smaller serving of 1-20mg per serving. These are more cost effective and usually the perfect way to ease into a CBD supplement routine.
CBD capsules are a good option for people who are used to taking a morning multivitamin or fish oil supplement to start their day. The capsules feature a moderate 20mg per serving and are convenient and tasteless to take each day.
CDB topical treatments and salves can deliver the same hemp strength through the skin without the need for ingestion. They come in the form of shampoos, moisturizers, lotions and facial serums for targetted health and wellness. 
There's even been an emergence of CBD infused beverages or additives for smoothies and shakes. This gives a moderate serving of CBD in a delicious and effortless supplement for people on the go. 

As with any supplement, CBD works differently for everyone.

If you're curious about incorporating CBD oil or infusions into your health and wellness regimen, consult with your medical provider or holistic health specialist for brand recommendations and potential side effects. 


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