When people talk about cannabidiol (CBD), they will usually think of the marijuana plant.  However, CBD products are made from hemp and not marijuana. These are both varieties of the Cannabis Sativa plant. 

There are many differences between hemp and marijuana. Hemp and marijuana vary in their genetic makeup.  Marijuana has psychoactive “high effect” while hemp isn’t psychoactive.  Marijuana has high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  On the other hand, hemp contains very low levels of THC.

Hemp has an effect on the endocannabinoid system (ECS).  The ECS regulates cognitive and physiological processes in the body.

The ECS can be compromised by an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, stress, aging, and general hormonal imbalance. Using CBD is an excellent way to restore the proper functioning of the ECS. There are many ways to use CBD.

  • Microdosing

A little CBD oil can go a long, long way.  Today, there is a growing trend of microdosing.  Microdosing is simply taking a tiny amount of something daily or every other day.  A typical microdose is around 2.5 to 5 milligrams. 

CBD builds up in the body over time.  Cannabinoids are stored in fat.  That means that consistent microdosage of CBD can deliver more meaningful health benefits.

  • Topically

There are a lot of CBD-based skin cream products out on the market. Studies show that CBD may be more effective than vitamins E and C for dealing with symptoms of aging.

CBD combats the effects of environmental factors like UV rays and pollutants on the skin.  It also neutralizes free radicals.

CBD creams are also effective in dealing wtih pain including muscle cramps or muscle pains as well as twisted ankles and even burn or minor abrasions. 

There are many other CBD products including capsules, edibles, and beverages to name a few.