Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound found in hemp plants that do not have psychoactive properties, so it does not produce a feeling of being “high”.
CBD is available in oral and topical forms. A growing number of people are finding benefits in adding CBD to their wellness routine.
The growing popularity of CBD
CBD is a fast-growing market in the United States, with an increasing number of people feeling the benefits of regular use. In 2022, the cannabidiol market reached $6.36 Billion and is projected to grow 16.8% from 2022 to 2030.
The rapid expansion of the CBD industry brought more options for available CBD products but also resulted in some lower-quality and cost-cutting-focused products for sale.
It is vital to seek out high-quality natural CBD products that contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids to gain the wellness benefits they can offer. Growing conditions, extraction processes, and ingredients in final products all make a difference in the quality and effectiveness of CBD.
How CBD Works
Humans and many other creatures have a complex system of cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. This system is responsible for many of our regular body functions. It is an essential part of our biology and a beautiful display of how we are biologically connected to nature.
This system is why our cannabinoid receptors recognize and react to CBD and other compounds in hemp and cannabis plants. When we use CBD plus the full spectrum of cannabinoids, we stimulate these receptors, encouraging those functions to produce more of their effect to the point where we can feel benefits.
The process of stimulating our receptors is why CBD is available in different doses. Varying doses stimulate our receptors to produce different effects, with everybody’s body being unique.
The Benefits of CBD
People have reported many benefits from taking CBD regularly. For people who particularly do not want to feel any psychoactive effects, CBD allows them to benefit from the qualities of this hemp compound.
Some of the many benefits of using CBD include:
In a world full of stressful lifestyles, schedules, and overwhelm, many people find it hard to relax and unwind like they need to. Relaxation is critical for maintaining overall health. Stress can create or worsen mental and physical health conditions. CBD can have relaxing effects, calming the body and mind. For many people, it is their “go-to” wellness product for achieving more relaxation.
Often hand in hand with our quality and quantity of relaxation, our moods are affected by many features of our modern lives. Tension and worry from work, academic, and family pressures can cause a low, cranky, or unpredictable mood.
We can struggle to feel calm and happy regularly when we have distractions of life weighing us down. From stressful lifestyles to hormonal and physical problems, our mood is critical to our overall health. CBD can help to support a better mood, making other healthy habits easier to create and maintain.
Sleep is an essential part of the body’s healing process and is directly linked to better health. More than 100 million Americans are not getting enough sleep. Insomnia is a common issue, with many people finding it difficult to get to sleep or stay asleep through the night.
Sometimes insomnia is a result of our packed schedules, imperfect sleep habits, physical discomfort, or worries. Many people find that CBD helps to create a better night’s sleep.
Physical discomfort not only leaves us less active and mobile but can seriously affect our mental health. Whether feeling pain and discomfort due to aging, health conditions, or injury, it can be distracting. It stops us from getting the most out of life and maximizing our physical and mental health. CBD is used by a growing number of people to support the body with pain and discomfort.
CBD can be used both orally and topically for discomfort benefits. Oral forms are often taken for discomfort, with post-workout athletic rubs available for more direct application to muscles and skin.
As the cannabinoid receptors in our body are linked to many inflammatory functions, many people find CBD helpful for their skin. Skin inflammation resulting in acne, breakouts, redness, and uneven skin tone can be complicated to treat and soothe. CBD can help to support better skin health and appearance where inflammation is a problem.
Misconceptions about CBD
CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and is present in all cannabis plants. CBD does not contain psychoactive properties found in other parts of the cannabis plant. Hemp plants are grown specifically for their many uses in extracting CBD and making rope, fabric, oil, and food products.
Legality of CBD
There are often misconceptions about the legality of CBD. People often believe that it is either illegal across the United States or that it is completely legal everywhere.
In the United States, it is federally legal to use and buy CBD products through the mail across the United States. On a state level, there are some differences. Most states allow for the legal possession and purchase of CBD, but there are a few states that have specific conditions you must follow to keep it legal.
Check with your local state laws before purchasing CBD products online to understand your state’s specific regulations.
Potential side effects of CBD
CBD can cause interactions with certain medications. It is important to consult your physician if you take any medication before using any CBD product or introducing any new supplement to your wellness regime.
How to Use CBD
Taking CBD orally or adding CBD-infused topical products to your routine are the most common ways it is consumed. Take CBD as directed by the manufacturer, and ensure you stick to the dosing recommendations.
At Sweet Sensi, we use the highest quality organically grown hemp. Growing it ourselves so we can control every step, we extract the CBD plus the full spectrum of cannabinoids ourselves using our unique process with no solvents for the purest product possible.
We never use solvents or other harmful chemicals in our process. We have an unwavering belief in using the highest quality CBD for our oral and topical CBD products. Many of our topical products use organic essential oils for added benefits and incredible aromas for an aromatherapy experience.
Oral CBD is available in different forms and at different doses. People have different needs and preferences, and CBD products offer an array of choices.
At Sweet Sensi, our oral CBD products are tested for quality and dosage, ensuring you are receiving exactly what you need from quality CBD products. We use organic essential oils for their additional benefits, flavors, and aromas.
Oral CBD is available in the form of:
- Gourmet candies and chocolates
Topical products bring the benefits of CBD into your post-workout, muscle rub, and bath and body routines. With calming, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties, topical products often blend the benefits of CBD with other essential oils and moisturizing oils for maximum impact.
At Sweet Sensi, our topical products contain the best quality organic essential oils along with our CBD plus the full spectrum of cannabinoids. These natural and organic oils provide benefits for the skin and muscles. Their beautiful aromas turn our topical products into an aromatherapy experience that can aid in relief as it has been found that when inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain.
Topical CBD products are available in the form of:
- Athletic rubs
- Soap and bath products
- Lotions and skin balms
CBD is available in a variety of dose levels and in different formulas. To ensure the highest quality product and that you get what you pay for, choose a supplier of CBD whose products undergo regular testing.
Quality of CBD
Choosing quality CBD ensures you receive the dose you pay for, and makes it less likely you will be exposed to chemicals and solvents. At Sweet Sensi, our completely transparent process of organic growing and natural processing ensures that our customers receive a truly pure and natural product in the doses they expect. In fact we test our flower, extract and final product to make sure we have not lost any of those powerful cannabinoids like CBD and others throughout the entire process.
Benefits of In-house CBD Rosin Extraction
In addition to growing our own hemp crop, at Sweet Sensi, we extract the CBD rosin in-house. Using our proprietary press process that is all-natural and uses no chemicals or solvents, our manufacturing standards are transparent.
Growing of hemp
At Sweet Sensi, having the control of where our CBD comes from has always been a priority. Growing all of our hemp plants ourselves ensures we know exactly how the plants are grown. We do not use harsh and harmful chemicals or pesticides in our growing process, producing plants that are pure, natural, and with the highest quality CBD and full spectrum of cannabinoids.
Like all edible and bath and body products, storing your CBD correctly helps to keep its quality for the longest time possible.
Store your CBD products in cool, dry areas and take note of expiration labels to ensure you enjoy the highest quality products.
Keeping out of reach of children is imperative with all CBD products.
Future developments and possibilities
Studies are ongoing to see whether further benefits might be found from extracting CBD and other compounds from the hemp plant. CBD is only one of the hundreds of compounds found within the plant.
The science of exploring the mechanisms and effects these compounds have on our bodies is exciting. We can’t wait to learn more about the intricacies of the hemp plant.