Most likely, someone has mentioned CBD to you, especially if you suffer from a chronic condition. There has been a boom in the sale of CBD hemp oils and creams throughout the U.S. in recent years. Despite all the hype, however, many aren’t sure what it is or how it can benefit them.

The popularity of CBD is growing, but it is still very new. 

There are both new and experienced CBD hemp users that don’t know all of its benefits. This quick guide will help you answer your questions about CBD and explain some common myths.

What is CBD hemp?

CBD is cannabidiol.

It is the second most common active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana). Although CBD is essential for medical cannabis, it comes from the hemp plant which is a cousin to the marijuana plant. 

CBD is one of many components of marijuana, but it doesn’t cause a high.

Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC (the most well-known active compound), is the one that makes you feel “high”. CBD is not psychoactive, but it has many of the same medical benefits that THC has. 

You can still enjoy the therapeutic benefits of CBD without feeling “stoned”, which is often associated with THC.

 This is because CBD and THC have different effects on different receptors in your brain and body.

How does CBD hemp affect my body?

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System will allow you to see the benefits of Cannabidiol (aka CBD). The Endocannabinoid System is a network of neurotransmitters that mediate stress, pain, and inflammation in your body.

It regulates a wide range of physiological processes that impact our mood, energy level, digestive and immune systems. Blood pressure, bone density, and glucose metabolism are also regulated here. It also has an effect on how we feel pain, stress, and hunger.

The ability of CBD to modify the endocannabinoid systems holds promise as a therapeutic tool. It can be beneficial for treatment for conditions like obesity/metabolic syndromes, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, and inflammatory disorders, as well as tissue injury and pain just for starters. 

The endocannabinoid system helps the body deal with stressors and promotes homeostasis, which can help you feel more grounded and balanced. 

CBD is a neurotransmitter that interacts with receptors. 

It has also been shown to be an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Benefits range from pain relief and reduced swelling to better sleeping. CBD hemp creams are a very popular choice for swollen joints and muscle aches.

What’s the difference between CBD hemp oils and creams?

The ailment that you wish to treat determines whether you should use the cream or oil. CBD hemp cream should be thought of as a topical solution, while the oil is meant to be ingested.

CBD hemp oil is dropped under the tongue and allowed to sit for a moment before swallowing. This is known as sublingual dosage. 

It causes the medication to absorb much faster than if taken orally. Some of the conditions and symptoms that CBD oils treat are:

  • Anxiety 

This includes people suffering from PTSD as well as obsessive-compulsive disorders.

  • Epilepsy

There are numerous case studies showing the benefits of CBD hemp oil for the treatment of epileptic seizures.

  • Symptoms related to cancer treatment.

Finding rest while going through chemotherapy can be almost impossible. CBD hemp oil is used to eliminate nausea and discomfort from radiation therapy. It is also a sleep aid and can help promote an appetite.

For CBD hemp cream, you are talking about a soothing balm that has multiple uses. You might be surprised to learn that CBD hemp cream is used in the treatment of:

  • Muscle ache

A perfect way to end a workout is by rubbing those sore muscles with CBD hemp cream.

  • Joint pain

This includes pain from arthritis.

  • Anti-inflammatory conditions

This can include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease.

  • Eczema and Psoriasis

The anti-inflammatory properties help soothe your face and scalp during an outbreak.

  • Acne

Swelling, irritation, and redness caused by acne are reduced with CBD cream.


We Can Help

Superior CBD Hemp Oil makes the finest CBD oil-infused products of the highest quality. Our oils and creams come from legally made, US-grown hemp. We use full-spectrum CBD in our creams and oils. 

All of our products are third-party lab-tested to ensure quality. Our CBD hemp products can help with everything from simple aches to muscle and joint pain to full-on seizures. Contact us to learn more or if you have any questions!

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