People ask me all the time about CBD. It's everywhere you look and in all kinds of things from face cream to lip balm to dog treats.
What is it? CBD is short for cannabidiol, it's a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is also found in cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive, it won't make you "high" or intoxicated.
Does it really work? There are literally hundreds of CBD products to choose from right now. It can be overwhelming and confusing. It's also difficult to know what dosage will ultimately be effective. My general rule is to buy only from stores that you trust. If they are telling you it will cure any disease I would steer clear of that dealer. Most CBD products have not been approved by the FDA, therefore they cannot legally make these claims which means they are willing to break the rules or worse, don't even know what the regulations are. That being said I have used and sold several CBD products for over a year now and both I and many customers have seen improvement in symptoms such as pain or anxiety. My advice would be to buy from a trusted source and try the product and decide for yourself. Be consistent and give it some time and see how you feel. Just like with skincare or other supplements, it takes consistent use to see any results and what works for some may not be as effective for others given every single persons body chemistry is slightly unique.
Lord Jones Tincture Why we love it:
This brand caught my eye last year with their fun and pretty logos and marketing materials. But what kept me coming back was the CBD tincture. First of all, it tastes good (some CBD tinctures I tried had a bit of a gross-out factor to overcome) I also love that it's organic and has no added gimmicky stuff in it. It only contains 5 ingredients: Grape Seed Oil, Hempseed Oil, Peppermint or Lemon Oil, Phytocannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil and Stevia. I can testify that it helps alleviate pain and anxiety, menstrual discomfort and acts as mood stabilizer by promotes a calm sense of well-being. A dropper full of this every morning is a must for me. Lord Jones also offers body lotion and oil for achy joints and muscles. I like the lotion for my bum elbow (years of tweezing will take it's toll!)
If you have questions about CBD or would like more information on any of our wellness products feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email anytime!
(While I do sell Lord Jones products in my store and I adore their products, I was not compensated by Lord Jones to write this blog post.)