CBD 101

Nearly everyone seems to be getting into the CBD game — brick and mortar shops are appearing all over town, CBD is being utilized in skincare, and you may have heard your friends talking about this new completely legal, natural pain relief cream. No matter your exposure to CBD, it is clear that more people are catching on to the benefits that it can offer. 

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What You Need to Know About CBD

Before, we jump in and talk about all the benefits of CBD, let’s discuss some basics you need to know if you’re new to CBD. 

It’s Legal in All 50 States — Kinda

CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states as a result of the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. CBD derived from marijuana, however, is not legal across the U.S., but only in those states in which marajuana is legal. Before using CBD products, be sure that it is legal in your state. 

There Is Still Much to Be Learned About CBD

Because the legality of CBD is new, there is still much to be learned about the potential benefits of CBD. Though there are studies that have been completed about CBD that seem to indicate that cannabis has benefits, much of what we know is anecdotal. 

It Has Not Been Approved by the FDA

CBD has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This means that it is not a federally regulated substance. Though states have put standards upon farmers raising their hemp crops, the process of extracting CBD has not been standardized. As a result, you have to be careful about what kind of product you are getting. 

Some manufacturers cut corners allowing harmful substances to be in their CBD product. Others destroy much of what provides the benefits during the extraction process. Before putting anything in or on your body, be sure you know exactly what you’re getting — don’t overpay for a subpar product — opt for all-natural, full-spectrum CBD. 

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Potential Benefits of  CBD

Now that you know a little bit more about CBD, it’s time to talk about the potential benefits. CBD has been used to help a variety of disorders and conditions: everything from anti-aging and skincare, PTSD, social phobia, anxiety and depression, to high blood pressure, nausea, dementia and Alzheimers — there are potential benefits for seemingly everything! 

The Endocannabinoid System

How is that CBD can potentially benefit so many different parts of the body? It’s thanks to the Endocannabinoid System. This system was discovered as a result of studying the effects of cannabis products on the body — hence the name. The Endocannabinoid System’s CB1 and CB2 receptors are found throughout the body and react with CBD and other cannabis products. The chemical makeup of the cannabis product, as well as the receptor type and where it is found determines the effects. 

  • CB1 receptors – Found mainly in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs.
  • CB2 receptors – Located predominantly in the immune system and related structures.

As a result of the various locations of these receptors, the effects of CBD can be enjoyed in a variety of ways — ingesting, vaping, and topically.

CBD & Natural Pain Relief Cream

CBx Essentials specializes in providing CBD topicals. Our topicals are created to not only provide essential nutrients to the skin, but can also offer pain relief. CBD can also soothe dry skin, sore muscles, muscle cramps, and other discomforts. What’s more, CBD can provide healing benefits for scars, wrinkles, acne, blemishes, even fresh tattoos. 

CBx Essentials provides all-natural products that utilize the healing powers of full-spectrum CBD as well as other essential ingredients such as camelina oil, rose canina, collagen, and vitamin E. Our current products include: 

  • Daily Body Oil – Heal, protect, and refresh your skin with our natural body oil, made with all-natural ingredients — treat your skin every day! 
  • Intensive Skin Repair – Provide your skin this intense, rich healing treatment that it needs to combat dry and damaged skin. 
  • Intensive Salve – Heal your skin and experience pain relief with the benefits of CBD and CBG!

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