Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a small plant compound that packs a mighty punch. Research continues to focus on CBD's potential to improve digestion, reduce inflammation, promote sleep, and even support mental health. And unlike its cousin, THC, CBD accomplishes all this without producing a high, causing addictive behavior, or triggering unwanted side effects.
Bottom line: for most people, CBD can be a positive and enjoyable part of their daily routine.
So, what's the number one way to get this all-natural, health-boosting ingredient into your life? Lucky for you, you don't have to choose just one. Because of CBD's booming popularity and versatility, there are more ways than ever to purchase CBD. Let's take a look at the top five ways to get more CBD in your life (and why you'll want to start right away).
What is CBD?
Odds are, you've already heard about the cannabis plant. Famous for producing THC, the chemical compound associated with marijuana, cannabis contains hundreds of unique plant compounds.
One of the most fascinating of these is CBD, which has recently gained world-wide popularity. Unlike THC, it's been shown in research from the World Health Organization to be non-addictive, non-psychoactive, and generally safe.
Why Do You Want CBD in Your Life?
Over the past few years, research into CBD's potential body-and-mind benefits has exploded. As a whole, scientists are finding that CBD interacts closely with the human body's endocannabinoid system (ECS). This extensive system exists throughout the body, from the digestive system to the central nervous system and brain, to the immune system, and beyond. CBD interacts directly with receptors in the ECS. Research indicates that the intricate system helps our body achieve greater homeostasis or balance.
Certainly, CBD can be an exciting addition to your everyday wellness routine. As always, consult with your physician if you have any questions about incorporating CBD into your life.
Top Five Ways to Get More CBD Into Your Life
Whatever your reason, there are plenty of simple ways to incorporate this natural compound into your everyday routine. You can always go the traditional route and simply use CBD in a tincture form. But if you're looking for fun and unique ways to add CBD to your life, we've got you covered:
1. Incorporate CBD into your Skincare Routine
There's a good reason that CBD is one of the most popular new skincare ingredients. For one, topical CBD has been studied for its exciting potential to ease pain and inflammation, with some studies demonstrating its potential to ease the pain associated with arthritis. And when it comes to general skin health, studies have shown that CBD can regulate the production of oil in the skin to contribute to an improved complexion.
From specialized salves and balms to top-of-the-line moisturizers to healing skin balms, there are more ways than ever to incorporate CBD into your skincare routine.
2. Make CBD a Part of your Diet
Although the FDA hasn’t yet given CBD clearance as a food or dietary supplement, many producers anticipate changes and getting a jump on the market. When CBD is incorporated into edible products — versus taken directly in a tincture or capsule — it's metabolized slightly differently by the body. The result? You should have a mellow and pleasant experience that lasts longer. While the FDA is working on solidifying new regulations, more and more companies are looking into incorporating CBD into food products for consumers.
For some, this may mean satisfying a sweet tooth with CBD-infused gummies, candies, or cookies. For others, this could take the form of a CBD-infused protein powder for your healthy morning milkshake. Whatever you choose, make sure to start slow so that you can get an accurate gauge of how CBD works with your body.
3. Drink CBD Water
Though it's universally accepted that water is crucial to health, research has found that a whopping 75% of Americans may be chronically dehydrated. Dehydration causes a host of unpleasant health effects like:
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Digestive problems
- Joint pain
- Mental fogginess
- Skin problems
- Weight gain
Luckily, it's super easy to create good habits around water intake and immediately reap the health benefits of being fully hydrated. Even better? You can combine the hydrating effects of water with the health-boosting effects of CBD with CBD-infused water. To get the best of your hydrating CBD, look for CBD water that's made without any artificial flavors or sweeteners.
4. Spoil Yourself with CBD Self-Care
Let's face it. We could all use a little extra self-care and indulgence right now. Fortunately, the market for CBD self-care products has never been more exciting.
Luxurious bath salts infused with CBD can take the edge off after a long day. CBD-infused candles created with other essential oils can uplift your spirits. Soothing CBD massage oils work alongside other natural healing elements like shea butter and coconut oil to calm your mind, relax your body, and soothe your soul. From beard balms to lip balms, you can find CBD in virtually any self-care product that's important to your daily routine.
5. Wear Your CBD
While it’s highly unlikely you’ll absorb it, recently, some companies have explored CBD's benefits in textiles through an innovative process called microencapsulation. In this process, CBD molecules are wrapped in a specialized coating and then bonded with the fabric itself. Gradually, friction between the cloth and your body releases the CBD. However, the companies making these products fail to mention that without a carrier, (as in salves and lotions), CBD cannot get past the skin.
So although it’s a novel idea, if you're looking to incorporate CBD into your fitness routine, there are better ways than athletic wear infused with CBD. Want a better nights’ rest? You can try sheets, pillowcases, and bedspreads infused with CBD, but you’ll be better off with a tincture formulation designed with this intent.
Get CBD in Your Life
With all the promising research on CBD's potential, it's no wonder you're looking to incorporate this natural plant compound into your life. Our Good Hemp 2oh! water combines the hydrating goodness of water with the powerful possibilities of CBD.
Not only is it infused with quality CBD, but our CBD water is also created with healthy prebiotic fiber and is free of artificial sweeteners and artificial flavors.
Want to learn more? Check out Good Hemp’s products today!
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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