Let’s go into this, assuming you don’t know anything about CBD in general. So before we talk about what you need to know about CBD capsules, let’s talk about what CBD is. Then once you’re up to speed, you can go and check them out.
CBD is an extract that can be found in the Hemp and Marijuana plants. CBD is short for cannabidiol. The naturally occurring product is often found in oils and edible and gives a feeling of relaxation and calm. CBD is not the same as TCH or ‘weed’ as it will not get you high.
While it is calming and relaxing, you won’t feel a seated effect, and in small doses, it is shown to improve concentration and reduce stress and anxiety (also known as microdosing).
Hemp oil is not the same as CBD. Hemp oil has no cannabinoids in it and thus only serves as healthy fats and exceptional beauty products.
Without getting too complicated, we have an endocannabinoid system, and it is responsible for the general homeostasis of our body. It takes care of hormones, bone, immune system, central nervous system, metabolism, and a range of receptors like pain. Each system requires the right amount of cannabinoids to function correctly. Which is where CBD comes in. It supports this natural system without having a negative impact. Whole plant and full-spectrum CBD both have a variety of naturally occurring cannabinoids that will assist in mood regulation, appetite, pain management, and immune responses, to name a few.
Now you are up to speed on just a little bit of information about CBD let’s talk a bit about the benefits.
Have you ever watched a movie that you see stoners taking a nap, or snoozing? Well, it’s like that… but different. If you have trouble sleeping, then you are probably having difficulty concentrating during the day too. Introducing CBD into your diet will improve your chances of getting a decent night’s sleep. If your sleep is improved, then it stands to reason that your alertness will be better in the daytime. And unlike when you smoke marijuana, CBD doesn’t make you drowsy during the day. Because it is supporting your natural circadian rhythm, it keeps you awake while you’re awake and sleepy at the right time.
Pain and Inflammation
It used to be that in hushed tones, people would discuss how people with long-term chronic pain illnesses would smoke marijuana to reduce the pain they would feel. And anything that helps chronic pain is a good thing. CBD is taking away the need for people to take risks buying weed and gives them the same impact. Adding a daily CBD capsule will keep the pain receptors in check, reduce the anxiety that comes with feeling in pain all the time, and help with inflammation of the joints – which often causes extra pain. Interestingly, CBD can also help lessen the nausea that comes with make treatments for chronic pain illnesses.
If you have zero pain, and the most you need to contend with is being sharp during the day, then you are going to enjoy the next bit. When used in small doses during the day – in water, coffee, or a daily capsule, your focus and clarity are increased. Why? Well, your stress and anxiety ‘noise’ is put on mute or turned down for a while, and during that time, you’re able to focus on everything that you need to do. There are a few articles that discuss the benefits of having a coffee with some oil in midway through the day.
When considering all of the different methods that you can include CBD in your life, the easiest one, that takes all of the guesswork out of dosing is a capsule. They are carefully measured and give you the exact dose that you need. Everyone should ideally start with a lower dose, and over time increase it until they get the effect that they are looking for. For some, it will be mental clarity and focus, others will be pain reduction, and some will be looking for a way to tackle anxiety.
There are very few things on the market that back the bold claims that CBD does. But, there are also very few things on the market that naturally support a system integral to the entire running of our bodies. There are a few ways that you can benefit from taking CBD, and it all depends on what you need. If you are looking for pain management or anxiety reduction, then you should consider adding a daily capsule. If you are looking for periods of instant clarity and sharpness, then oil drops in your coffee or a bottle of CBD water will do the trick.