Many of us continue to search for healthier ways to live our lives and achieve our wellness goals.
It makes sense that the natural herbal supplement industry continues to flourish. A plethora of vitamins, herbs, and other dietary supplements may seem overwhelming. In particular, one new product’s popularity predicts it will reach 24 billion dollars as an industry by 2024.
CBD and CBD oil come in many different forms, including topicals, cosmetics, snack items, and beverages on grocery store shelves. We’ve seen it turn up at our corner cafes, and even Carl’s Jr. experimented with the ingredient in Colorado. CBD extracted from hemp is gaining ground in nearly every retail segment and is displaying potential for enormous growth.
What is CBD, and how does it work?
The cannabinoid cannabidiol, or CBD, is extracted from the hemp plant. The hemp plant represents one variety of the cannabis Sativa plant, as does the marijuana plant, but a significant distinction does exist. The marijuana plant is legally designated to contain more than .3% tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC is most commonly known for its psychoactive properties resulting in the euphoric high feeling.
On the other hand, a hemp plant must contain less than .3 percent THC by law. Though both marijuana and hemp plants contain many cannabinoids, CBD represents the most prevalent of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Though CBD does interact with various receptors in the body, it does not offer any psychoactive elements, and it will not make you high.
Cannabis cannabinoids such as CBD work with an incredibly complex system found in all mammals called the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The body produces small acidic molecules known as endocannabinoids, which inhabit all the systems of the body and the cells, muscles, and tissues. The purpose of the ECS involves homeostasis or balance.
With the ECS working for us, we should live very long healthy lives, but the ECS does suffer from compromise. Aging represents one of the primary variables adversely affecting the ECS, but so does inherited autoimmune disease, stress, and poor lifestyle choices regarding diet, exercise, and the toxins we consume.
But phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids derived from plants, such as CBD, could be the key to supplementing the ECS for optimal performance. The cannabinoids penetrate at the cellular level, binding with the CB1 or CB2 receptors.
CBD in everyday products
When we think of CBD, our minds go to products such as tinctures, capsules, lotions and creams. But, since the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD enjoys legal status continues to find its way into all kinds of everyday products.
Regardless of your state, you’re likely noticing more hemp and CBD infused products appear all the time. You may find CBD infused breakfast cereal, CBD popcorn and other snacks with CBD added and beverages such as coffee and Matcha green tea. Then, of course, hemp seeds for snacking and adding to salads and yogurt have been on the shelves for decades.
Adding CBD to water
Since our childhood, it seems the recommendation for drinking water hovers around drinking six to eight glasses of H2O daily. It turns out that much water isn't always required as long as we follow the formula that our water intake needs to meet or exceed our outtake of water. We lose water every day from skin evaporation or sweating, breathing and waste and urine elimination, or in other words, from living.
Since water typically makes up 60% of our body, going much below that causes dehydration. Dehydration may result in everything from muscle cramping to confusion and even, death. So avoiding dehydration represents the most fundamental reason to drink water, but check out these reasons why water maintains its second most popular drink status:
- Water helps maintain body functions. All systems work together, and when you feel thirsty, your brain wants you to drink water.
- Drinking water fills you up and helps with weight control.
- Water assists in muscle strength and electrolyte balance, especially during exercise.
- Water improves your skin and helps diminish wrinkles.
- Water assists the kidneys in removing toxins.
- Water relieves and prevents constipation.
Good Hemp, Inc. offers superior water beverages
Some people find drinking enough water challenging because it's well, boring. Health fanatics want even more than water alone offers. So, it makes sense that the enhanced water business comes in at well over seven billion dollars annually.
It seems we've seen it all in the way of water additives from flavors to electrolytes to vitamins. But, in hemp a new trend continues to emerge. You guessed it! CBD infused water takes a healthy habit to a whole new level. At Good Hemp, Inc., we offer superior CBD infused refreshments to step up your daily health regimen. Check out some of our popular offerings:
- Good Hemp 2oh! offers a way to drink still, flavored water with the added benefit of 10 mg of hemp seed oil. It comes in several refreshing flavors, such as strawberry kiwi, blueberry, and coconut lime. At only 20 calories a bottle, it won't add weight around your middle like soda pop.
- If you want something a bit more interesting, Good Hemp Fizz offers the perfect beverage. This sparkling beverage contains 50 mg of hemp seed oil, prebiotic fiber, and only 35 calories. It also comes in terrific flavors such as blueberry, citrus, and mango.
- If you need a quick boost, we also offer Canna Hemp E Energy Drink. Unlike those other energy drinks that make your heart race, Canna Hemp gets its pizazz from 50 mg of hemp seed oil and caffeine derived from organic coffee.
Remember, all of our products contain no THC. Take them along to work or anywhere, knowing you've made a healthy choice.
Not all hemp products meet the required standards. When purchasing hemp oil or CBD infused products, make sure to check the label or company website for a Certificate of Analysis. You may access our COA here.
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About the Author
As a journalist and freelance writer in the cannabis and hemp industries, Kristina Etter advocates responsible consumption, as well as ethical and compliant communication and education for consumers.
The author of this article was hired as freelance writer by Good Hemp, Inc. and was compensated financially for this article.
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