Background on cannabidiol
CBD is one of the over 100 chemical compounds from the buds or flowers of the hemp plant. It is non intoxicating (super low THC) so it won’t get you high.
In June of 2018, the FDA approved the only drug associated with CBD as a treatment for epilepsy. There was a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that included evidence to validate that the cannabis plant is successful at treating chronic pain.
It is also known to improve GI issues and mellow anxiety. It can suppress agitated skin and can calm inflammation. CBD can help people with sleep, which is especially important for women of a certain age. We are excited about the possibilities of CBD, but waiting for full scientific studies, so for now, please do your own homework. If you are on any medications, please check for any possible interactions.
Note that CBD used in skincare is not subject to FDA regulations. It is up to the consumer to read labels and trust your supplier. Look for cannabidiol, CBD or hemp-derived CBD in the ingredients. You may also see phytocannabinoids, hemp extract or hemp oil. If you don’t see these terms, don’t assume that there is CBD in there.
Young Living is a partner with Nature’s Ultra and they share the same Seed to Seal commitment to quality. They get their CBD from farms in Colorado that are dedicated to using sustainable farming methods. Nature’s Ultra makes their CBD products by dissolving the CBD in fractionated coconut oil.
CBD comes in many forms, so you have options for how you use it. The most common way is to injest it by holding the oil under your tongue for up to a minute, so it can absorb.
We invited our friend Michele Ray, essential oil lover and CBD user, to join us on the phoodcast (episode 54) to talk about how she uses CBD and how it has affected her life. Hope you learn something new - we did!!