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What to Know Before Trying CBD

In the last few years, it seems like CBD products and shops have been popping up everywhere. As a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD, or cannabidiol, is being used to help treat things like chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and more.


While by no means a cure-all, many people have found CBD helpful in improving their quality of life. Whatever you’re considering trying CBD for, there are a few things you should know before you invest in a product from a trusted CBD provider.


CBD is Not THC


While CBD and THC are both types of cannabinoids (compounds) found in hemp and cannabis, their molecular differences cause them to interact differently with cannabinoid receptors in the body. CBD won’t get you high like THC does—that’s what we mean when we say it’s non-psychoactive. Learn more about the differences between CBD and THC here.


Have Realistic Expectations


As CBD is a relatively new product, research is still being done on what conditions it may help treat. There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence out there, but take claims that are unsupported by scientific evidence with a grain of salt.


CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA, so be cautious of any untrustworthy sellers that make wild, unsubstantiated claims about what CBD can do for you. CBD may help manage some conditions or relieve symptoms, but it isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, and it is by no means a replacement for proper medical treatment.


Research Before Choosing a Product


There are many ways to take CBD, from vaping it to applying a topical cream on your skin. The differences in the consumption methods comes from their bioavailability, or the amount of CBD that is actually absorbed into your bloodstream. One consumption method may suit you better than another, so do your research and consider trying a few different options before settling on a method of incorporating CBD into your routine.


In addition, it’s important to understand the CBD spectrum:


· CBD isolate only contains CBD—no other compounds

· Broad spectrum CBD contains the other compounds found in cannabis, excluding THC

· Full spectrum CBD contains the other compounds found in cannabis, including THC


Ensure the CBD You Buy is High Quality


Whatever method of consumption and type of CBD you choose, you want to be confident the product you buy is high quality—you’re putting it in your body, after all. At Biotanica CBD, our CBD is free from pesticides, heavy metals, food coloring, and contaminates. Proudly made in the United States, all our products are rigorously lab-tested to ensure our customers are getting what they deserve—the best CBD products available.

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