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HOW CBD WORKS

 

Leanna Organics offers a large selection of CBD products to balance your endocannabinoid system.

 

 

If you are new to CBD, you may be slightly overwhelmed and confused, and we get it. After all, CBD is different than traditional solutions – it is more accessible, plant-based, and can be used not only to address a variety of concerns but also can be swallowed, taken sublingually, inhaled, rubbed directly onto the skin, and more.

You may be wondering how CBD works and if this natural remedy is right for you.

Other common questions we hear at our CBD store in Westminster, CO, are: What is the difference between CBD vs THC? How does hemp differ from marijuana? What is the difference between hemp seed oil vs CBD? And what is full-spectrum CBD oil vs CBD isolate?

If those questions run through your mind, you are in the right place!

At Leanna Organics, our goal is to translate the unfamiliar world of CBD extracts into daily use with plant-based remedies for skincare and wellness. Not only do we answer those questions and more in this article, but we also offer free CBD samples so that you can try our nature-based solution before buying!

 

WHAT IS CBD?

 

CBD is a compound in a class called Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with what scientists have identified as the “endocannabinoid system” in humans and animals. Cannabinoids appear in nature in only the cannabis plant and endogenously in all mammals. Cannabinoids that come from plants are called phytocannabinoids. In contrast, the ones that our bodies make naturally are called endocannabinoids.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is not intoxicating – in other words, it is not mind-altering.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound found in the hemp and marijuana plants. CBD is the most prevalent cannabinoid in the hemp plant, as opposed to THC, which is generally the most prevalent cannabinoid in the Marijuana plant.

 

WILL IT SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?

 

The “high” that marijuana is known for, and what is tested for in a drug test is the compound called THC. Many people who are researching how CBD works are concerned about THC. Leanna Organics CBD is grown from Industrial hemp, not marijuana, and we use “zero THC” CBD in most of our products. However, even “zero THC” CBD has trace amounts of THC. Therefore, those who get drug tested should be cautious of using Leanna Organics CBD or any CBD, as there is no way to remove THC from the hemp plant altogether.

 

WHAT DOES YOUR TAGLINE "ACHIEVE BALANCE" MEAN?

 

The endocannabinoid system is a balancing system; it up-regulates and downregulates genes in response to what is going on in the body and environment. Our bodies signal and respond via the endocannabinoid system based on what we eat, how we move, how much and quality of sleep, thoughts and moods, and environmental factors. All this signaling and responding, up and down regulating, is our body’s attempt to find homeostasis.

The latest research into how CBD works suggests that, instead of binding directly to CB1 or CB2 receptors, CBD provokes the production of internally produced endocannabinoids.

Thus, taking CBD or rubbing it onto the skin is said to help balance the endocannabinoid system.

 

CBD IS LEGAL!!!

 

On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. Thus, Legalizing CBD nationwide. CBD manufacturers must prove that their CBD is grown from hemp and contains less than .3% THC. All Leanna Organics orders ship with third-party independent testing results. Equally and arguably more important than how CBD works is that you can consume CBD and use topical CBD without the fear of breaking the law.

 

 

CBD comes from both the hemp plant and marijuana plant

 

 

WHT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD GROWN FROM THE MARIJUANA PLANT AND CBD GROWN FROM HEMP?

 

Understanding the difference between CBD grown from hemp vs marijuana is vital for those researching how CBD works. Leanna Organics CBD, and any CBD that contains .3% THC or less, is considered industrial hemp. CBD comes from hemp, but some strains of marijuana have CBD. Products with THC & CBD appear in dispensaries in states that have a medical marijuana program or recreational program.

 

HOW CAN CBD HELP?

 

Researchers have nicknamed CBD the “Swiss army knife” because it is versatile and addresses a broad range of concerns in the body and mind. CBD is classified as a supplement because it replaces or stimulates compounds that our bodies make internally, like anandamide and 2-AG. How CBD works is by making more manageable what bothers you. CBD does not treat, cure or prevent any disease. However, CBD makes like easier. It helps you rest better at night, promotes calmness, and addresses body discomfort.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

Now that we understand the endocannabinoid system let us discuss what to expect when taking CBD. CBD is mild and gentle. You will not feel intoxicated or even euphoric. You will probably still feel what bothers you, but it will be much more manageable. Often these problems are signals from our bodies. To completely block out this signal is to lose communication with your body.

Taking CBD orally will promote calmness and relaxation. It will help you manage when overwhelmed and rest when you take it at night.

CBD topicals such as our 1000 mg CBD salve work immediately – within minutes, you will feel relief. However, CBD is gentle and does not entirely block out the issue. Instead, it will lower the sensation, allowing you to cope while tuning into the body’s messages. CBD is a holistic alternative. It is not a cure-all. Therefore, CBD should be condidered a compliment to your wellness routine. It will help you recover after a long day, or a grueling workout, it will help you deal when overwhelmed, and it will help when you are restless.

 

 

Topical CBD rubs right onto the problem area

CBD FOR WELLNESS

 

Because CBD is a plant-based and accessible alternative, it is very much about taking wellness back into your own hands. Along with a healthy diet and plenty of movement, CBD can help you achieve balance in your life.

Rubbing on topical CBD salve has become the preferred method for many to address discomfort without pills. CBD oil taken every day will naturally bring your body and mind into homeostasis and help you rest better at night. Ready to tackle what is bothering you? Try one of our free CBD samples today!

 

CBD FOR SKINCARE

 

The largest organ in the body is our skin, which is abundant in CBD receptors. The skin responds when using CBD skincare topicals, such as CBD body cream, and CBD face cream. Due to CBD’s powerful ability to fight free radicals and potent ability to lock in moisture, CBD will make your skin glow and never feel softer. Are you ready to see how CBD works for skincare? Check out our free CBD samples, we offer samples of our body cream, foot cream, and face cream!

 

TYPES OF APPLICATION OF CBD

 

Internal application –The main difference between internal and external applications is that CBD taken internally reaches your bloodstream. Therefore, internal use is most useful for internal issues. Examples include CBD isolate, CBD gummy, and our organic CBD oil.

External application – Apply CBD externally every day for skincare or as needed for wellness. We infused our natural moisturizer with a generous measurement of pure CBD. Use it every day for soft and radiant skin. If you are addressing discomfort, use our CBD salve as needed or soak in a hot tub with an organic CBD bath bomb for relaxation and relief. External examples include CBD body cream, CBD salve, CBD bath bombs, CBD foot cream, CBD lip balm, CBD face cream, CBD massage oil, and CBD eye serum.

 

 

Consistency is more important than volume when taking CBD

 

CBD MEASUREMENTS

 

HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?

 

We recommend starting at a measurement of 8-16 MG per serving when taking CBD orally. Additionally, you can take CBD 2-3 times per day. Our 1000MG CBD oil will last a full 30-days if you use it 2-4 times daily at that measurement. Constancy is essential; rather than taking a bunch of CBD at once, focus on turning it into a daily habit. CBD has a cumulative effect; the most profound benefits come from consistent everyday use over two months or more. Nighttime is an excellent time to take CBD because it is a natural relaxant that will help you unwind and rest.

Topicals should be used as needed; measurement is not as important as coverage. Rub one of our CBD oil salves or CBD body creams on your skin, cover the area you wish to address thoroughly, and rub it deeply into your surface for best results.

 

WILL CBD INTERACT WITH MEDICATION?

 

As of August of 2020, over 57 medications have been discovered to have drug interactions with CBD. It is always best to consult a physician if you are concerned about CBD interacting with your medicine. However, the grapefruit warning is a good rule of thumb. If your medication warns against eating grapefruits, you should also abstain from taking CBD (unless recommended by your Dr).

 

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

 

If you are a Colorado local, please stop by our shop located at the Orchard Town Center, we are close to most Denver CO designations. We are happy to answer any questions you have about integrating this plant-based remedy into your daily self-care. If you are shopping for CBD in Westminster CO you will find our organic line of goods the highest quality CBD available.  

We make it easy to travel the wellness path with a broad range of CBD essentials that balance the mind and body. If you can’t make it in to our shop, feel free to contact us via email, or give us a call!