What is CBD?
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You might have heard it before, CBD. If you live in a country where it is legal, you should have seen CBD products in a store. You might feel like CBD has gone from being a relatively unknown product to being a very popular alternative solution for multiple reasons.
You might have heard it before, CBD. If you live in a country where it is legal, you should have seen CBD products in a store. You might feel like CBD has gone from being a relatively unknown product to being a very popular alternative solution for multiple reasons. CBD oils, CBD edibles, CBD E-liquids, CBD flowers, CBD skincare etc. are now widely available.
But even though CBD is widely spread throughout the market. Lots of people still find it a little confusing. Questions like; How do I use CBD? What kind of CBD do I use? IS CBD legal? Is the CBD product what I am buying legit? This blog will help you answer those questions.
Ok, the first big question should be. What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabis sativa plant, which is also known as marijuana or hemp. It is a biologically occurring compound that is used in products like oils and edibles which could give the user a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive and will not get you high or stoned! Yes, CBD will not get you as high as a kite. A cannabis plant is made up of 2 main compounds: THC & CBD. The most famous compound is THC. THC will get you high or stoned and is used by millions of people for its recreational benefits.
I heard CBD is made by extracting it from hemp.
What you heard is correct. We already mentioned that CBD comes from a Sativa cannabis plant. Cannabis Sativa comes in 2 variations. Hemp and marijuana. The big difference between both is the value of CBD content. In hemp there is a much bigger CBD percentage and extremely low THC percentage (0.3%) compared to Sativa marijuana plants that could contain over 20% THC and little to no CBD.
What are the health benefits of CBD?
This is the tricky part of CBD. Because CBD is relatively new on the market and therefore is it hard to determine what the health benefits are of CBD. Although there are a lot of clinical trials and research about CBD, the medical world still is hesitant about CBD. The most common benefits of CBD are described as:
Can Relieve Pain.
Could Reduce Anxiety and Depression.
Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms.
May Reduce Acne.
Might Have Neuroprotective Properties.
Could Benefit Heart Health.
Could reduce inflammations.
Treat Select Epilepsy Syndromes.
Reduce PTSD Symptoms.
Treat Opioid Addiction.
Alleviate ALS Symptoms.
Ease Diabetic Complications.
Inhibit Arthritis Symptoms.
Helps against sleeping disorders.
What CBD products can I buy?
You already now what CBD is and the possible health benefits. Now it is time to talk about the difference between CBD products. There are lots of products with CBD. The most common and used is CBD oil. CBD oil comes in many percentages which indicates how much CBD is in the oil. The percentage can range between 2.5% up to 30%.
Unfortunately, you cannot buy CBD oil from Sumo Seeds. What we do offer are CBD cannabis seeds. We offer 5 different CBD cannabis strains. Each has its own properties. Check our CBD cannabis strains here.
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