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Many people consider CBD oil taboo; there’s a lot of confusion surrounding what it actually is, where it comes from, and how it can be beneficial. This is because it is extracted from a sister plant of the marijuana plant. The confusion surrounding CBD oil and how it relates to marijuana can make some potential users shy away from it.
While both cannabidiol (“CBD”) and tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) are both cannabinoids, they are extremely different and have different chemical makeups and different properties. Understanding how CBD differs from THC can help you decide if including CBD in your health and wellness routine is good for you. Here’s a hint; we think it definitely is!
We’ve been on a mission to take better care of ourselves from a more natural and holistic standpoint for years. We started our company with some of the industry leaders in the use of CBD oil and skincare. As such, we are committed to bringing you the products you rely on and trust for quality. We also want to be your go to source for leading information and latest news about CBD oil, CBD products, and CBD news. QULCBD is your partner in a holistic and healthy lifestyle.
The decision to include CBD oil in your health and wellness routine is important. You shouldn’t just pick up the first CBD oil you see at your local big box store and assume it will work for you for the reasons you’d like it to. You should first know what CBD is, what its health benefits are, and how you can add it to your healthy lifestyle to maximize the benefit it can give you.
Let’s first look at what CBD oil is, where it comes from, how it is extracted, and what kinds are available.
It’s a buzzworthy-term, and seems trendy, but actually, CBD oil has been used decades since its discovery in 1940. Even before it was discovered that CBD oil could be extracted by itself, or rather, separately from THC, ancient cultures were using the hemp plant for medicinal purposes and to heal irritated skin.
More recently, commercial CBD production was legalized (although there are separate laws for distribution and production for each state) so the availability of CBD and CBD products has increased dramatically. This has resulted in a marketplace that is literally flooded with CBD products, some of which have very little actual CBD oil in them, and which aren’t great for your overall wellness.
Cannabidiol is one of over one hundred cannabinoids found in a particular species of the hemp plant. A cannabinoid is a chemical compound found in hemp plants. CBD is not psychoactive, which means it does not have the ability to get a user high or make them feel otherwise impaired in any way. Its sister cannabinoid, THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid that produces the euphoric “high” feeling a user experiences from marijuana.
CBD can be extracted by itself in what is called an “isolate” oil, or with other portions of the hemp plant, as “broad spectrum” or “full spectrum” oils. The difference between broad and full spectrum oils is the inclusion of a trace amount of THC (less than .3% as required by law). Broad spectrum oil includes all parts of the hemp plant like terpenes, flavonoids, fibers, nutrients, and minerals, but no THC. Full spectrum includes everything broad spectrum includes, with the addition of the trace amount of THC.
This amount of THC isn’t enough to get a user “high.” The only reason THC is included in full spectrum oil is so that the user of the CBD oil product experiences the “entourage effect” which means all parts of the hemp plant are working together to deliver the best and maximum health benefit to the user.
You may feel like the manufacturers of CBD products claim that CBD oil can do virtually anything, and you’re not far off! This is a two-fold situation; CBD oil really does have a myriad of health benefits (with more that are still being discovered), however, there are some companies who would fool you into thinking that CBD oil can be beneficial in any product, and in any concentration or form.
For instance, CBD isolate oil is extremely cheap to manufacture, and as such it is a popular way for a company that does not specialize in CBD health and wellness to include CBD oil in some of their products and get people to buy them because they think they’ll get the benefit of CBD oil by using them. This isn’t the case. Most value-sized or value-priced CBD oil products contain a cheaply manufactured isolate oil that has not been third-party lab tested to insure quality.
It’s extremely important that all your CBD oil products come from a company that has their products tested by a third-party, independent lab. This ensures the quality and amount of CBD oil that is in your product. QULCBD always has our products tested so you know what we say is in our products is exactly what you get.
We’re also up front with you about what you can expect from our products. As such, here are the health and wellness benefits of CBD we think are most evident and most important.
Soothing Effects. One of the best and most beneficial uses of CBD oil is its use as a soothing agent. It not only can help with occasional joint and muscle pain, it can also be used to support muscle and joint health in the first place. When taken regularly, users feel they experience less overall body irritation and an improved sense of wellness.
There is evidence that CBD may react with pain receptors in our endocannabinoid system. This can be wonderful news for anyone dealing with frequent bouts of pain who prefer an all-natural remedy that works directly with our body’s internal pain relief systems.
The soothing effects of CBD oil can also be beneficial when incorporated into skincare products. Many people who suffer with dry, itchy, irritated, red, and even blemish-prone skin can benefit from the soothing effects of CBD oil.
Mental Wellness. CBD oil has been beneficial to many who are seeking mental wellness via a natural remedy. The use of CBD oil can help promote calmness and relaxation.
Skin Benefits. When CBD is used topically the benefits are innumerable. Not only can it help calm and soothe irritated skin, it can also help reduce the appearance of aging. CBD oil is packed with antioxidants which can help your skin fight off environmental stressors, known for causing fine lines and wrinkles.
Additionally, topical use of CBD oil can give a user a “CBD glow,” which is a look of health and wellness second to none. The ingredients in CBD oil are so full of things your skin needs, including superior hydration, your skin will quite literally glow from your continued use of a CBD oil topical product.
If you’re taking CBD for the benefit of your skin, you’ll want to select a high-quality CBD skincare product. QULCBD offers some of the best skincare products available. From our exfoliating cleanser to our moisturizers and our facial serum, our products contain full spectrum CBD oil coupled with other plant botanicals and probiotics to keep your skin in prime, healthy condition.
If, however, you wish to take CBD oil internally, you have some options. You can always choose to take your CBD in an edible or capsule form, but many users prefer to take CBD oil in a tincture. While most tinctures are laden with alcohol, QULCBD only uses multi-chain triglyceride (“MCT”) oil as a solvent in its tinctures. This makes our tinctures even more beneficial to the user, as the fatty acids in the MCT oil are some of the best for your body.
You can take a high-quality tincture sublingually on a daily basis. How much you take depends on the level of health and wellness you are attempting to achieve and if you’re targeting any benefit in particular.
CBD wellness is a great way to introduce natural and holistic remedies into your health and wellness routine. You can do this very simply by adding a few CBD oil products to your lineup. By simply using high-quality, full or broad spectrum CBD oil and CBD oil products, you can experience the maximum benefit CBD oil has to offer and enjoy a new feeling of health and wellness. CBD oil is a great way to support your wellness and health holistically, and it’s important to decide on the best CBD oil product to use for your own purposes, and the best amount of that product to take. What are you waiting for? Discover all your CBD beauty and wellness options with QULCBD.
Directions for how to use QUL Wellness Tinctures: Shake well before using. Using provided dropper, take desired amount daily. Repeat as needed at home or on the run as a powerful hemp extract facial oil.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.