At Root Wellness, we do not make any health claims about our products without FDA approval. Our products are not FDA approved and we make no such claims. However, early research into hemp-derived CBD products by hundreds of doctors and researchers indicates that it may have several wellness benefits. Read on to find out about how some people are using CBD to better their lives.
CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is naturally derived from hemp, a plant that is the cousin of the marijuana plant. CBD is one of many cannabinoids from the hemp plant, but it doesn’t give you a buzz like marijuana does. This is because CBD is different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound that gives you a “high.” Any more than 0.3% of THC is considered marijuana, and CBD with any amount less than that can be used without experiencing psychoactive effects. A small amount of THC is put in some CBD products because it can help to activate the CBD.
The way that CBD works is through the endocannabinoid system in your body. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that connect with cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Plants that affect your endocannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, are called phytocannabinoids. You can tell which CBD products are purely CBD and which are made with other ingredients. Products labeled as “isolates” only contain CBD and don’t contain THC. CBD products labeled “full spectrum” contain other cannabinoids other than CBD and THC. Products labeled “broad spectrum” contain other cannabinoids but without any THC.
CBD comes from hemp plants, which are the non-intoxicating versions of the cannabis sativa plant. First, CBD oil is extracted along with a number of other compounds from the hemp. Then it is processed further to remove unwanted compounds and become either full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, or CBD isolate. Though CBD oil is extracted from the plant, not all CBD that is ready for consumption comes in the form of oil. Once processed, CBD oil is often infused into a number of products such as tinctures, edibles, topicals, and more.
THC-producing marijuana plants can easily spread pollen among hemp plants, causing the hemp plants to produce higher levels of THC. Because of this, some products that are not properly regulated may contain more THC than is indicated. That’s why it’s important to check the certifications of products you’re buying for a full report of what’s in them. We offer lab results for all Root Wellness products so that you know exactly what you are getting.
Every state has different laws on the amount of THC allowed in CBD products that you order online. CBD is legal in most of the U.S., with the exception of Idaho, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The legal limit of THC in CBD products is 0.3% for it to be considered CBD without THC effects. In some states, CBD that comes from a marijuana plant is considered illegal.
When shopping online for CBD, look for the cannabinoid content listed on the label of your product to ensure that it’s a level legal for you to have and use in your state. Look for A Certificate of Analysis (COA), which appears as a document in the product description. A COA is tested by a third-party lab and ensures that the CBD and THC levels in the product are correct. The COA also helps confirm that there aren’t any contaminants or unmentioned additives present in the CBD product.
CBD can be taken or applied in a number of ways. CBD can be applied topically, which means rubbing it on the skin, such as with lotion, cream, balm, salves, or rollers. You can also take CBD capsules like vitamins by mouth or by chewing gummies, which take a little longer to have an effect. You can also drop CBD oil under your tongue, so it can easily go into your bloodstream and reach all of the endocannabinoids in your body.
There are plenty of studies dedicated to research on CBD and the ailment you’d like to treat. If you’ve tried a CBD product your friend had and it didn’t work for you, it’s because of the way that CBD affects you depends on your genetics. Just like how everyone reacts differently to the same situations because they have differences in their nervous systems, endocannabinoids are wired differently for everyone. You have to vary your dosages and type of CBD to ensure it works for you.
Luckily, there are a lot of options in the CBD market that you’re able to try. You can try to relax with a CBD face mask that can help with acne. For a full-body effect, you can take CBD capsules orally, use CBD oil from a tincture in cooking, chew gummies on the go, relax with a CBD bath bomb, or apply CBD balm and lotions.
With so many different methods of application on the market and so many brands, strengths and amounts available, finding your perfect CBD product can be a little overwhelming. If that’s the case for you, you can shop CBD products by category on our website. Best of all, we sell natural broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products that are all delivered in sustainable packages. All of our orders give back to the Earth in the form of reforestation.