The difference between CBD and THC, comparing just two of the many cannabinoids found in a cannabis plant, is whether it induces a psychoactive effect. Strains, especially those with less than 0.3% THC content in the phytocannabinoid – labelled as hemp – is legally grown in many parts of the world, and contains CBD.
While CBD in itself isn’t psychoactive, it does interact by by sending signals to systems in our bodies that are within and outside of the endocannabinoid system. Some people who ingest CBD may describe a sense of well-being, calmness and a “mellow” 🙂 state.
CBD works by interacting with your endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoids influence your overall wellness in a variety of ways, and medical studies have described the endocannabinoid system as a “master regulatory system.”
The endocannabinoid system refers to a vast network of cannabinoid receptors that exist in your body. Different cannabinoids will affect different types of receptors to produce different outcomes. CBD is a potent cannabinoid as it interacts with receptors that can regulate other cannabinoids in your body to produce a particular outcomes — such as euphoria or support your body may need from a cannabinoid.
How do you take CBD?
CBD can be taken in many ways. CBD oil is usually ingested sublingually (under the tongue) but can also be taken topically, orally, as a spray, transdermal patches, in capsules, in food and more. The form that you take will depend on what you’re looking to use CBD for.
Why buy CBD from Mellow?
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