Introduction to Cannabinoids — CBD

In last week’s post in our series on cannabinoids, we talked about THC— the cannabinoid most associated with getting you ‘high.’ This week, we’re focusing in on the other most famous cannabinoid, one that won’t get you high but will support your physical and mental wellbeing with a wide range of amazing benefits. We’re talking about CBD.

What is CBD?

Like THC, CBD is a cannabinoid— a chemical compound found in cannabis. These compounds are a large part of what gives cannabis its unique properties and health benefits. They work by interacting with your body’s existing systems to send signals throughout your brain and body.

For example, CBD can bind with receptors in your body that send a signal to reduce inflammation and pain in your body— it’s one of the reasons CBD is proving to be such an effective anti-inflammatory and pain fighting tool for so many patients and customers.

Does CBD get you high?

Because CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, many first-time cannabis explorers believe that CBD will result in the euphoric ‘high’ for which cannabis is known.

But that high is a result of THC (and sometimes other cannabinoids), not CBD. CBD-based products won’t make you high, though they can have a range of other positive effects on your mental and emotional wellbeing which we’ll discuss in the next section.

That said, some products contain both THC and CBD in varying amounts. Just because a product has CBD in it doesn’t mean it won’t make you high— it might also have THC present. You should check the label of any product you’re considering buying to see how each cannabinoid is represented and in how much of a dose. That said, THC and CBD (as well as other cannabinoids) are often combined to enhance their benefits this is known as the entourage effect.

What are the physical benefits of CBD?

CBD is often thought of as the more medically focused cannabinoid, whereas THC is seen as more recreational. While THC does have many medical benefits of its own, CBD seems to reveal a new positive effect with every new study released.

Here are some of the most commonly found physical benefits of CBD.

Treatment for Seizures
Did you know that CBD has been shown to be an effective treatment for seizures in many patients? In fact, CBD as a seizure treatment is the most researched and generally accepted area of medical CBD use.

Reducing Nausea
Those who regularly experience nausea have been shown to benefit from CBD to help reduce feelings of queasiness, unbalance, and discomfort.

Managing Pain
Pain management is one of the most popular forms of CBD use for physical benefits. It’s been shown to help reduce pain in many studies, particularly joint and muscle pain.

Reduced Inflammation
Similar to its powerful pain reduction benefits, CBD has also been shown to be an effective way to reduce inflammation of the joints and muscles—not only improving short-term comfort and quality of life but also

What are the mental health benefits of CBD?

Almost equal with the powerful physical benefits of CBD are the amazing mental health benefits it can provide.

CBD has been shown to be extremely effective as a tool in combating a range of mental health issues, including anxiety (mild and severe), depression symptoms, and even poor sleep. It’s important to note that not everyone reacts to CBD and other cannabinoids the same way. When using CBD to treat mental health symptoms, you should always do your research and in some cases consult medical professionals before moving forward.

 

What products contain CBD?

Many of the products on Bud and Bloom’s shelves contain CBD in at least some percentage. You can easily identify how much CBD a product contains relative to other cannabinoids by checking out the product description on the packaging or its listing on our online menu.

Mama Sue | CBD Tinctures

Created with the highest attention to detail and commitment to quality, these CBD tinctures use precise dosing to offer a wide range of benefits.

Glass House Farms | Jellyfish GHF

With a 99% CBD figure, this is some of the purest CBD you’ll find available anywhere.

Jetty Extracts | Session 3:1 Cartridge

With a unique flavor that’s equal parts nutty and sour, you’ll enjoy a laid back high plus pain relief from this CBD & THC combination cartridge.

Bloom Farms | ACDC 3:1 Pax Pods

Featuring a clean CO2 extraction process, the superior flavor of this pod comes from Bloom Farms, whose mission is safe and enjoyable products for a range of cannabis consumers.

Want to learn more? Talk to one of our Bud and Bloom experts or browse our online cannabis menu for CBD-based products.

Next week, we’ll be discussing more cannabinoids and their effects.

Until next time!

-Your Bud and Bloom team.