If you are at all inter­ested in the well­ness industry, then you must be famil­i­ar with at least a few products that seem to be tak­ing the mar­ket over and win­ning people’s hearts. You are prob­ably up to date with cer­tain things that are going on in the industry, espe­cially if you are among those people who are con­stantly search­ing for new ways to take care of them­selves. Of course, you might not know pre­cisely why the industry is boom­ing, as explained on this web­site, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t acquain­ted with at least a few use­ful products and ser­vices that could be good for you.

Since the well­ness industry is quite a broad term encom­passing all kinds of products, today we are going to focus on one spe­cif­ic part of it. In case you couldn’t have guessed it, I am talk­ing about the Can­na­bi­d­i­ol industry spe­cific­ally. There is no doubt that you have already crossed paths with CBD products and I am fairly cer­tain that you have thought about giv­ing them a try.

Yet, if you still haven’t tried these, then it means that you are still not prop­erly acquain­ted with Can­na­bi­d­i­ol in gen­er­al and with the products made using this sub­stance. Well, it’s time to change that. In oth­er words, it’s time to help you under­stand what Can­na­bi­d­i­ol is, as well as what CBD products actu­ally are and thus lead you towards mak­ing your own decision about wheth­er you want to try these or not. Let us begin with the very basics.

What Is Can­na­bi­d­i­ol?

When you first come across this term, you might not be com­pletely aware of what it means, but you will def­in­itely be able to take an edu­cated guess. Why? Well, simply because this term sounds a lot like anoth­er term, i.e. “can­nabis”. This means that you will prob­ably come to the con­clu­sion that Can­na­bi­d­i­ol has some­thing to do with can­nabis and, the best part is, you won’t be wrong at all.

Here’s an intro­duc­tion to the sub­stance:

Now, I sug­gest you be rather care­ful with mak­ing any fur­ther con­clu­sions without actu­ally get­ting adequately informed. What am I try­ing to say here? People tend to assume that Can­na­bi­d­i­ol is basic­ally the same as can­nabis in gen­er­al and they don’t even both­er look­ing into the details regard­ing this com­pound, which leads to them think­ing that the sub­stance is psy­cho­act­ive and harm­ful.

That is exactly the mis­take that I want you to avoid mak­ing. Can­nabis is a plant filled with over a hun­dred dif­fer­ent com­pounds and I sup­pose you under­stand that not all of those are actu­ally psy­cho­act­ive. In fact, let me cut to the chase right away and put your mind at ease when CBD products are in ques­tion. Basic­ally, there is only one psy­che­del­ic sub­stance found in these plants and it is called Tet­rahy­drocan­nabin­ol, i.e. THC. This fur­ther means that Can­na­bi­d­i­ol can­not pro­duce any mind-alter­ing effects on you, since it doesn’t have those psy­che­del­ic prop­er­ties that THC has.

Quite on the con­trary, Can­na­bi­d­i­ol has been thor­oughly researched and even praised for some of its rather bene­fi­cial effects. First of all, its safety was def­in­itely con­firmed, mean­ing that there is no reas­on for you to worry about get­ting any unwanted effects after you start using it. Thanks to the fact that sci­ent­ists have dis­covered the pos­it­ive prop­er­ties of this com­pound, people have star­ted cre­at­ing products for human con­sump­tion that can be highly bene­fi­cial for every­one. Let’s have a look at those now.

What Are CBD Products?

As I was say­ing above, the fact that the bene­fi­cial prop­er­ties of Can­na­bi­d­i­ol have been dis­covered has led to a lot of man­u­fac­tur­ers cre­at­ing their own CBD products. It has also led to a lot of people using these products for vari­ous reas­ons. Before we get to those reas­ons, let us have a quick look at what kinds of goods infused with CBD you can actu­ally find on the mar­ket today.

For starters, there’s CBD oil that has prob­ably been the first product from this industry to reach the mar­ket, which makes it the most pop­u­lar one. In addi­tion to that, there are a lot of edibles such as honey sticks, gum­mies and sim­il­ar, as well as top­ic­al creams, lotions and a large num­ber of oth­er CBD products that you can buy here and start using right away if you feel like it. Of course, dif­fer­ent products are used in dif­fer­ent ways, but I sup­pose that you could have already assumed that.

As for the reas­ons for using these in the first place, let me get you acquain­ted with some of the most com­mon ones. For starters, people adore CBD because it can help them get rid of pain, as well as inflam­ma­tion, which makes it the per­fect sub­stance for recov­er­ing after an intense workout or simply for deal­ing with any type of pain. In addi­tion to being used by healthy people that want to stay healthy, this com­pound has also proved to be able to help reduce anxi­ety symp­toms, the fre­quency and sever­ity of epi­leptic seizures, as well as treat all kinds of dif­fer­ent ail­ments and dis­eases.

Should You Try These?

All of the above brings us to our most import­ant ques­tion for the day. Should you actu­ally try CBD out? While this decision is entirely up to you, here’s what I have to say. If you are search­ing for a product that can help you treat cer­tain symp­toms in a nat­ur­al way, or that can simply help main­tain your health, then you should def­in­itely give CBD a chance.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.