Wellness is a virtue. We all seek it and we all must strive to share it. But wellness means very different things to different people. Our bodies and minds process stimuli in unique ways, so what we ingest must also be cultivated to suit each individual’s needs.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the 80+ chemicals that can be derived from cannabis plants. These chemicals, also called cannabinoids, are often lumped together in the public consciousness, so people may unfairly dismiss CDB as just another component of marijuana.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
The main psychotropic ingredient of weed is tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly abbreviated as THC. When a user ingests THC, it attaches to the receptors in their brain. It affects the mind’s capacity for memories, motor functions, mental focus, sensation, and temporal considerations like the perception of time and its passage. Since every human brain is configured as differently as their fingerprints, THC creates a myriad of experiences, depending on who imbibes it. Some people are flooded with euphoria while others are consumed by anxiety.
Although THC is used by many people for recreational purposes and is much safer than alcohol, what about people who don’t want to get high? How can people be assured CBD products won’t get them high? Answer: because the two chemicals are distinctly unique.
HOW IS CBD MADE?
To distill the benefits of CBD from a cannabis plant, growers start at the root… literally. They can breed THC out of their Sativa crops to arrive at a product that is dominated by the healing wonders of CBD without the psychological “highs” associated with marijuana.
In fact, when a plant contains less than 0.3% THC, it is classified as “hemp” while herbs with more than 0.3% THC are categorized as marijuana. Farmers can control the amounts of CBD content in their crops by cloning certain clippings of hemp and recreating them in a greenhouse setting. This method is more reliable than planting seeds due to the fact that seeds contain a rainbow of possibilities while cloning pinpoints exactly the properties you want in a plant.
The clippings are then repotted, irrigated, and harvested months later. When the flowers are stripped from the stem, they can be processed in various ways to manufacture the CBD product of your choice. CBD oil, for example, may be derived from a winterization process that strips unwanted lipids from the plant, followed by a warming distillation process. The alternating of cold and heat purifies the CBD oil, which becomes a blank canvas on which HUGS can paint our masterpieces, like mango or raspberry tinctures.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has devoted considerable time and resources studying the effects and benefits of CBD. Their leadership came to the well-researched conclusion that “CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions.”
On the other end of the cannabis spectrum, THC may have the psychoactive effects detailed above. Hence, when individuals are subjected to a drug test, they are often screened for THC. Unfortunately, the production and sale of CBD products is such a young endeavor that some disreputable outlets comingle cannabidiol with tetrahydrocannabinol. In simple terms, unsuspecting consumers may think they are using pure CBD when, in fact, they are ingesting trace levels of THC. This can lead to a failed drug test and the ensuing disasters that cascade thereafter.
To be confident in your CBD purchase, know your source. Look for products made from Broad Spectrum CBD, which typically contain little to no traces of THC.
Substance abuse is an epidemic in the modern world. Overdose deaths in the United States alone have tragically skyrocketed from less than 17,000 per year in 1999 to over 70,000 today.
While the staggering majority of these lethal overdoses stem from opioids and cocaine usage, it is important to be sympathetic to everyone with addiction issues. THC can affect the human brain in various ways, which have contributed to the “gateway drug” stigma that cannabis has earned since its inception.
In fact, marijuana is the most popular “illicit” substance in both Europe and America. When an individual experiences the effects of THC, their minds can react in some manners that are similar to how they process more “intense” drugs. Oddly enough, the antidote for these psychotropic THC manifestations may lie in the chemical makeup of CBD. The brain’s receptors may enjoy protection from cannabinoids to mitigate the more intoxicating effects of THC.
When people in recovery make the brave decision to pursue sobriety and clarity, they must feel confident in the products they allow into their respective systems. While THC may trigger some negative psychological experiences, CBD is devoid of the “high” inducing properties sometimes associated with marijuana. So, many people in recovery use CBD products without the concern of triggering a relapse.
KNOW YOUR CBD PRODUCTS
For worry-free, THC-free, carefree usage, read the labels of your chosen CBD products closely. You can enjoy the wonders of cannabidiol without accumulating the baggage of THC.
For a singular snack sensation, for example, consider HUGS CBD Gummies. These grape, lemon, and orange treats are all-natural and overwhelmingly satisfying. Our gummies contain no detectable levels of THC, so you can chew with confidence!
CBD Bath Bomb is another broad-spectrum product that complements your relaxing lifestyle without clouding it in an unwanted high. Immerse yourself in essential oils as roses or lavenders bloom in your ever-enlightened consciousness.
For refreshing results and CBD elation, contact us to learn how cannabidiol can transform your perspective. HUGS embraces positivity, and we would love to wrap you up in our pursuit of happiness.