Meet CBD, nature’s greatest plant medicine. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is quickly becoming one of the biggest trends in beauty and wellness, as top athletes, celebrities, and doctors embrace its anti-anxiety, antioxidant, and pain-relieving properties. A powerful anti-inflammatory agent, this non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant can benefit the body and skin in myriad ways.
This guide, CBD Oil Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness, covers CBD’s potential health benefits and current legal status, and helps you choose the right CBD product and best delivery method for you.
Using the latest science and drawing from the knowledge of leaders in the health and wellness world, the book’s author, Gretchen Lidicker, delivers is a one-stop lifestyle resource for all things CBD, including how to pick a high-quality product and what you need to know before you take CBD for the first time. Thirty appealing recipes-from CBD-infused popcorn to ginger tonics to chocolates-help readers incorporate CBD into their daily routine.
Still curious about what exactly CBD is? Because of its close relationship with marijuana, there’s a lot of stigma surrounding CBD. Here are some common misconceptions that everyone gets wrong about CBD:
- CBD Is Made from Hemp. CBD is one of the many chemical compounds present in the Cannabis sativa plant, which includes both marijuana and hemp. There is a big difference between the two, but remember that they are both cannabis, and CBD can be derived from either.
- CBD Is THC Without the High. THC and CBD are both from the same plant, but they are two completely distinct compounds that interact very differently in the body. CBD is considered nonintoxicating.
- CBD Is Legal in All Fifty States. Under federal law, CBS is classified as a Schedule 1 substance because it’s derived from the Cannabis sativa, which falls under the same class. That being said, various laws have been passed that allow CBD to be extracted and then manufactured, sold, studied, and taken as long as some specific requirements are met.
- CBD Has Barely Been Studied, And We Don’t Know How It Works. There are CBD-based pharmaceutical drugs approved for use in places like Europe and Canada (and one was approved by the FDA in the U.S. in 2018). This means that we know quite a bit about how it interacts with the body, and different doses and preparations of CBD have been studied extensively for safety and efficacy in human clinical trials.
So what are some of the health benefits of CBD?
- Fights Inflammation and Auto-Immune Disease
- Good For Your Mental Health
- Helps Treat Anxiety, Depression and PTSD
- Relieves Gut Pain
- Cure for Insomnia
- Reduces and Calms Seizures
- Can Slow the Growth of Cancer
Despite all of the restrictions against CBD research, there are hundreds of thousands of Americans using cannabis and CBD to help manage their illnesses. Some people are getting it from a high-end dispensary or from hemp-based sources and others are getting it from the 7-Eleven parking lot, but people are using it, and we owe it to them to study it to make sure its safe. This guide is the first step in truly education yourself on the intricacies of this amazing herb.