You’ve probably been hearing about the latest trend in health and wellness… CBD. From your pets to your parents, CBD has a little something for everyone. It’s become so popular that you may have seen it infused in your favorite drink or cosmetics products. CBD has been known to aid in sleep, stress, muscle soreness and beyond. But what is it, really?
Have you thought about trying CBD but don’t know where to start, or still have some questions about how it works? Not to worry – we are covering the basics (CBD 101 if you will) to help guide you in your CBD journey.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It’s one of many powerful cannabinoids found in hemp and is known for supporting body and mind in a multitude of ways. When purchasing a pure, hemp-derived CBD product look for CBD isolate. Social CBD provides a wide variety of CBD isolate products that are THC-free and processed for a consistent percent of CBD in each batch or product. Every CBD method is based on preference. For first-timers, we recommend topical formulas, easy to apply and fast-acting!
It’s legal, federally speaking
The purchase of CBD is federally legal. However, there are CBD restrictions on a state-by-state basis, and it is not FDA regulated. So, use this guide to navigate your CBD journey.
No, you won’t be dazed… or confused
A major misconception about CBD is that it has psychoactive properties like the cannabis plant which contains THC. This is false. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. CBD isolate products (meaning CBD compound that is isolated or used on its own) does not contain THC. Most brands will list their ingredient list and test results. For example, Social CBD makes it easy to scan a QR code from their packaging to view products’ test results online!
Broad Spectrum v. Full Spectrum
If you see “Broad Spectrum” on a product this means it offers the CBD molecule with other naturally occurring molecules from the hemp plant while still eliminating THC. Broad spectrum is ideal for consumers who wish to avoid THC, but would like other cannabinoids, terpenes and fatty acids in their CBD to experience the “entourage effect.” There are 60 known non-psychoactive compounds that work with the human body to impact one’s wellness routine; the “entourage effect” is the belief that the CBD molecule is more effective in the human body when accompanied by complementary molecules.
“Full Spectrum,” however, contains the THC molecule, which some people prefer for their health and wellness needs. Be sure to read product labels carefully of what you are buying.
CBD at a retailer near you
CBD is not as taboo as you may have thought. CBD is becoming more and more part of the daily routine purchases, right up there with face wash, daily multi-vitamins, and more. You can find CBD at a national retailer near you.
Is CBD safe for my pet?
Yes! CBD use in Pets is very popular. Dogs and cats, like humans and other vertebrates, have endocannabinoid systems. CBD interacts with the receptors in the endocannabinoid system to help support the overall well-being of pets. We recommend Social CBD PETS line as they adhere to strict testing standards that ensure oil is pesticide and solvent-free and tests at 0.0% THC.