Exploring the Many Health Benefits of CBD





by | Jun 6, 2023 | Young Living

Amid CBD’s rising popularity, there remains considerable confusion surrounding its usage, safety, and efficacy. Today, I aim to address some common inquiries about CBD, providing you with comprehensive information to make confident decisions when selecting and utilizing these products.
Is CBD legal?
Yes! But there are many types, and each state has different requirements. But let’s talk about Hemp-based CBD!
CBD derived from hemp is legal when it contains less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Confirming and reviewing the certification of % is important if your job requires drug testing. Not all companies test each batch.
Where should CBD come from?
Fun fact, hemp can extract impurities from the ground. You will want to avoid CBD products produced in areas that might contain harmful substances like heavy metals.
Also, you want each batch tested for THC compounds. Ultimately it falls to your shoulders to ensure you stay legal, especially in jobs that test.
To ensure the safety of CBD, it must originate from a reputable and tested source.
I picked Young Living as my go-to source for CBD because they test each batch to ensure it contains 0.0% THC. They also test for heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides. At the same time, it maintains a double certification for organic standards. This certification proves that the soil or farm where the hemp is grown and the hemp plant itself are each stamped organic.
Only the best can go on my skin and be taken internally.
How does CBD interact with the body?
CBD engages with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a complex network of receptors and molecules in our body that helps regulate various physiological functions. The ECS consists of three primary components:
  • Endocannabinoids (act like messengers, transmitting signals to the receptors to initiate specific responses),
  • Receptors (proteins found throughout our bodies that receive and respond to the signals from endocannabinoids),
  • Enzymes (responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids once their task is complete).
CBD can influence the ECS by interacting with the receptors indirectly, potentially providing therapeutic effects on pain perception, mood, appetite, immune response, inflammation, and more.
What are the health benefits of CBD?
While CBD offers a multitude of benefits for numerous individuals, some commonly reported advantages include the following:
  1. Mental Support: CBD promotes a sense of calmness and relaxation, aiding in managing stress and anxiety.
  2. Emotional Support: Many individuals have reported improved mood and overall emotional well-being with regular CBD use.
  3. Pain Relief: CBD exhibits potential analgesic properties, making it a natural option for alleviating pain and discomfort.
  4. Immunity Improvement: Some studies suggest that CBD may support immune system function, assisting in maintaining overall health.
  5. Inflammation Reduction: CBD has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties, potentially aiding in managing inflammation-related conditions.
  6. Sleep Support: CBD may improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and potentially reducing insomnia symptoms.
Are hemp and marijuana the same?
No, they are distinct varieties despite belonging to the same plant species. This differentiation is akin to how different breeds of dogs belong to the same overarching category.
Will CBD induce a high?
Not at all. Pure CBD contains undetectable levels of THC, the psychoactive compound responsible for the intoxicating effects associated with marijuana use.
I feel more jumpy when I take this. Why?
A few genetic types (about 20% of all users) will increase anxiety and insomnia with hemp and marijuana. You may find you can wear on your skin but not ingest it.
My favorite CBD options:
  • CBD Oil – Can be used sublingually (under the tongue) or topically (on the skin)
  • Cool Mint CBD combines potent CBD with Spearmint and Peppermint essential oils for a cooling sensation to refresh and invigorate you on even the busiest days.
  • Citrus CBD – a sweet and mood-boosting combo that will help you feel bright and reinvigorated.
  • Cinnamon CBD – a warm and uplifting combo is the perfect addition to your health and wellness routine, especially to soothe occasional tension.
  • CBD Muscle Rub – a powerful balm that offers a cooling sensation you’ll love. Whether relaxing after a workout or settling down after a long day, you’ll love how this cools your tired muscles after exercising or physical activity.
  • CBD Beauty Boost – a luxurious experience that helps maintain an even skin tone and reduce the appearance of redness, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  • CBD Roll-ons
  • CBD Calm – creates a peaceful environment that will help relax and quiet your mind and support a worry-free outlook
  • CBD Soothe – creates a comforting aroma that will help you find a moment of peace, especially during seasonal changes and deep breathing
Should you have any further questions regarding CBD usage, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to provide additional support and guidance.