Pure CBD 101: What it does and How it is Good for Our Health

Pure CBD 101: What it does and How it is Good for Our Health

1st May 2019

CBD 101

We know there are many adults looking to manage pain, improve sleep, and enhance their overall health today. CBD might be the natural solution they want. The compound is derived from a botanical that has been used for therapeutic purposes for centuries.

At Soji Health, we not only want to contribute to your health; we want you to be an educated consumer about the substances that go into your body. We have the information necessary to help our customers make the best choices for themselves.

What is CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is a compound found in both the hemp and the marijuana plants. It belongs to a class of substances known as cannabinoids. Another well known cannabinoid that is only found in the marijuana plant in higher concentration is THC. This is the substance that creates the “high” when marijuana is consumed.

CBD does not have any psychoactive properties, so it does not create the same effects as THC. However, it does appear to offer numerous health benefits, from reducing pain to helping individuals with their sleeplessness. As the benefits of CBD become more widely known, more people are taking advantage of this natural health-enhancer.

What is a Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis plants, which encompass both hemp and marijuana. They work by binding to endocannabinoid receptors, which are found naturally throughout the body, and affect a wide range of processes including pain, mood, memory, sleep, stress, and the immune system. By supporting the communication channels within the body’s endocannabinoid system, these compounds can have a positive effect in these areas.

The use of cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes is not new. Hemp has been used since 2700 B.C. due to its many benefits. However, scientists did not identify the endocannabinoid system in the human body until the 1990s. Discovering this has led to further research on the positive effects of cannabinoids on various physiological systems.

Cannabis plants have over a hundred documented cannabinoids and many of these compounds have been shown to offer therapeutic benefits. Some CBD products, including the formulations we offer at Soji Health, include a combination of cannabinoids to ensure the greatest benefits to our customers. This combination is known as full spectrum CBD, which takes all the beneficial elements from the hemp plant and puts them into a single, easy-to-use product.

Is CBD Legal?

Some CBD is now legal on the federal level since the Farm Bill was signed into law in December of 2018. The bill legalized the hemp plant, which makes CBD derived from the hemp plant legal as well. What this means is that people using CBD are now able to travel with their supplements and any products containing hemp-derived CBD may be shipped across state lines. Despite THC still remaining on the federal list of banned and controlled substances, consumers should rest assured CBD products, including full spectrum hemp CBD that is allowed to contain up to 0.3% THC, are perfectly legal in all fifty states.

Benefits of CBD

Chronic Pain: CBD may offer an alternative to narcotic drugs for pain management. One study published in the European Journal of Pain found that topical CBD can help to relieve pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Animal studies have also shown CBD may relieve both neuropathic and inflammatory pain.

Anxiety Disorders: CBD may be an effective way to manage the symptoms of anxiety disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD.

Insomnia: Some research has indicated CBD can help with both falling asleep and staying asleep all night.

Memory: Since CBD works with the endocannabinoids in the body that affect memory, evidence suggests that this substance may have a positive effect on the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Skin Conditions: When applied topically, CBD may have positive effects on skin conditions like acne and help to ward off signs of aging like fine lines and dull skin tone.

CBD Dosing Options

CBD comes in a broad range of options so you can choose the easiest method for taking this supplement regularly. Choices include:

Sublingual Oils: We offer CBD in oil form that comes with a convenient pump to place small amounts under the tongue. Known as sublingual therapy, this method is easy to use and tends to produce longer-lasting effects. We offer different blends to be used during the day or to enhance your sleep at night.

Ingestibles: Ingestible products like the gummies featured at Soji Health are a delicious way to get your daily dose of CBD. We offer a variety of flavors to suit any palate and our gummies contain Agar to provide you the calcium, fiber, and iron your body needs as well. Like sublingual oils, the effects of these products can last many hours.

Topical Products: From products to treat pain, or a skin care formulation that enhances the health and beauty of your complexion, topical CBD may be the right choice. We offer a body lotion, intense recovery eye cream, and anti-aging face cream to keep your skin in top condition. Bath bombs are another luxurious way to reap the benefits of CBD.

Even as scientists continue to research the benefits of CBD, more people are tuning in to the advantages of these products. We have the CBD products you need to make CBD a daily part of healthy living.

To learn more about CBD or any of our products, contact an expert member of our staff today. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make the best choices for your health.