CBD 101: Everything You Need to Know!

CBD has become an extremely trendy ingredient – and with good reason! This potent plant medicine has been shown to be effective against stress, anxiety, pain and more. But a lot of people are still reticent about trying products with an ingredient that is unfairly associated with illegality. The most important take-away from CBD is that, while it’s derived from the hemp plant, it contains none of the associated psychoactive properties. (That means it won’t make you high.) The “high” that comes from hemp is due to a compound called THC and FtN does not carry any ranges that contain it. So now that you can be confident that CBD is safe – let’s explore its many wonderful uses. 

What is CBD?

CBD oil is a cannabinoid that is derived from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. It’s harnessed using specialised extraction processes such as carbon dioxide extraction where manufacturers draw out an extract rich in CBD and other components. CBD has been shown to aid relaxation, assist with pain management, promote restful sleep and boost mental clarity.

CBD is not THC!

While both compounds are cannabinoids extracted from the same plant, THC is the only one with psychoactive properties. In other words, that’s the one that makes you high. These cannabinoids act on different receptors in the brain so CBD extraction means that you can get all the benefits of cannabinoids with none of the “buzz”.

CBD skincare

CBD has antioxidant properties that show anti-inflammatory benefits that can soothe redness, aid with irritation and potentially minimise the appearance of fine lines. It’s been shown to be antimicrobial which means it can assist with conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis. Research also shows that CBD skincare can boost hydration and is effective for dehydrated skin.

CBD for furry friends

Its benefits aren’t just for us, your pets can get them too! Studies have shown that CBD is both safe and effective for pets but it’s important to use animal-specific ranges to ensure the correct dosage and delivery. CBD products for pets have been shown to aid with inflammation, pain, seizures, autoimmune disorders, anxiety and more.

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