Your 2020 CBD gift guide [ideas for everyone]

Your 2020 CBD gift guide [ideas for everyone]

The best CBD gifts for the holidays

The holiday season is upon us and one thing’s for sure: when it comes to CBD, there’s a perfect product that everyone on your list will enjoy. You already love CBD, so why not share it with the people, and pups, in your life?

Here’s our official 2020 CBD gift guide for the holidays: 

 

2020 CBD gift guide

 

For mom: 

Your mom deserves a day to relax! Our CBD bath bombs and CBD facial serum are perfect for an at home spa day.

 

2020 CBD gift guide

 

For dad: 

Our CBD soothe balm is a great option to target pesky muscular aches and pains!

 

2020 CBD gift guide

 

For your sibling: 

Our CBD gummies are a fun way to get a daily dose of CBD! Available in CBD isolate gummy bears or watermelon gummies, as well as vegan full-spectrum gummies.

 

2020 CBD gift guide

 

For your four-legged family members: 

Our CBD dog treats or CBD pet oils can help with many issues our furry friends can have––including anxiety, arthritis, dry skin, seizures, and more.

 

2020 CBD gift guide

 

For your significant other: 

Treat your significant other to some skin care! Our CBD massage oil, CBD body salve, and CBD lip balm are all great options to fend off muscle soreness and dry skin. 

 

2020 CBD gift guide

 

For anyone else on your list: 

Our products work best when paired with our CBD oils or CBD capsules! These (along with our CBD gummies) provide the most effective relief for mild to severe ailments due to the higher bioavailability they offer. 

 

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Are you looking for certified, high-quality CBD? 

At Just Breathe CBD, all of our products are made with premium CBD that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and is legal in all 50 U.S. states.

Every one of our products is U.S.D.A. Certified Organic and laboratory-tested to be free of all heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and solvents.

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What a CBD Certificate of Analysis is [and why it’s important]

What a CBD Certificate of Analysis is [and why it’s important]

How a Certificate of Analysis can help you choose safe CBD products 

In a largely unregulated marketplace, there can be a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the safety of CBD products. The good news? A CBD Certificate of Analysis (COA) can help set things straight by keeping you informed.  

Continue reading as we discuss what a COA is and why you should always look for one before you purchase a CBD product. 

 

What is a CBD Certificate of Analysis? 

A Certificate of Analysis, commonly referred to as a COA, is a certificate that a CBD product receives after it’s been analyzed by a third-party laboratory.

On that certificate, you’ll find a factual, scientific breakdown of exactly what’s in the CBD product that was tested. You’ll also be able to ensure that you’re getting the actual amount of CBD that’s specified on the product description.

 

Why is a COA important? 

Since the CBD industry isn’t heavily regulated, ensuring the quality and contents of the CBD products you consume is that much more important. 

A COA is your key to discovering the purity, potency, and quality of the CBD products you want to purchase. These certificates also assure you that the product you’re consuming doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals or ingredients. 

What’s more, CBD companies that get their products lab-tested and provide access to their Certificates of Analysis are that much more committed to the safety and efficacy of their products and their customer’s well-being. 

 

What should you look for when reading a COA? 

You should always verify that the CBD product you’re using is free of: 

  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides 
  • Microbrials 
  • Filth
  • Chemical fertilizers, and  
  • Solvents.

Below is an example of the Certificate of Analysis completed for our CBD balm. In this certificate, it’s clear that this product as a whole passed each of the tests the lab has conducted.

 

CBD Certificate of Analysis

 

 

 

Have questions about CBD? 

Our certified CBD consultants can help! 

 

Are you looking for certified, high-quality CBD? 

At Just Breathe CBD, you can trust that you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for––nothing more, and nothing less! Our products are made with premium CBD that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and is legal in all 50 U.S. states.

Every single one of our products are U.S.D.A. Certified Organic and laboratory-tested to be free of all heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and solvents. 

 

View our lab reports and Certificates of Analysis here

 

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5 common CBD myths––debunked

5 common CBD myths––debunked

CBD myths solved by CBD experts

When it comes to cannabidiol (CBD), there can be a lot of confusion about its safety, benefits, and efficacy. Like many others, you might have started your search for answers, only to find yourself overwhelmed with conflicting advice and complicated language. 

At Just Breathe CBD, we strive to be your approachable, trustworthy source of information on all things CBD—without the jargon. 

Continue reading to learn 5 common CBD myths and the truth behind these misconceptions. 

 

Myth #1: There’s no scientific proof that CBD provides medical benefits. 

Numerous studies have been (and currently are being) conducted to dive deeper into the medical benefits that CBD offers when it’s consumed. 

Research has shown that CBD can help with a variety of physical and mental ailments including: 

And more! 

Along with this research, in 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex––a CBD-based drug designed to treat seizure disorders [2]. 

Research and personal testimonials have also shown that CBD can help pets with a multitude of mental and physical ailments. 

 

Myth #2: CBD is non-psychoactive. 

A psychoactive substance is defined as a substance that interacts with your mind and alters your perception, mood, and behaviors.

While CBD doesn’t impair or intoxicate your mind or body or produce the “high” that one would experience when they consume THC, CBD does interact with your mind and body to help both achieve homeostasis.

With CBD, it’s not about what you feel. It’s about what you don’t feel anymore.

 

Read more: 

What is CBD?

 

Myth #3: All CBD oils are the same.

Not all CBD oils are created equal! The three different types of CBD oils include full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate, each of them have different contents and effects. 

There are different ways that companies can source their CBD oil, and that CBD oil can have different contents and additives. Always be sure to research how a company sources their CBD, the contents of their products, and ensure each product has a Certificate of Analysis (COA)

CBD products that are non-GMO, certified organic, and third party lab tested to be free of heavy metals, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals are the best option for you. 

 

Myth #4: CBD works with the endocannabinoid receptors directly.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a genetically inherent system that helps regulate various bodily functions. 

While THC interacts directly with your ECS by activating its receptors, CBD is thought to prolong the life of the naturally occurring endocannabinoids in your body––helping them have an increased, lasting impact.

 

Myth #5: You feel the effects of CBD instantly, and if you don’t, it doesn’t work.

With any natural supplement, consistency is key. To experience the full benefits and effects of CBD, we recommend taking it twice daily, morning and night for a minimum of 30 days. 

It’s also important to clearly establish why you’re taking CBD––this can help you measure its effects and benefits effectively. 

 

Looking for more information on CBD and its uses? 

Visit our blog for all things CBD education!

 

Are you looking for certified, high-quality CBD? 

At Just Breathe CBD, all of our products are made with premium CBD that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and is legal in all 50 U.S. states.

Every one of our products is U.S.D.A. Certified Organic and laboratory-tested to guarantee its content and purity.

 

Shop our CBD products here

 

We’re social! Stay up to date with the latest CBD industry insights and all things Just Breathe CBD by following us on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Sources: 

[1] PubMed 

[2] FDA 

[3] PubMed 

 

CBD for chronic pain: How it can help

CBD for chronic pain: How it can help

How CBD may provide relief to chronic pain conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more

 

Pain is your body’s normal response to injury––a response which typically fades as the injury heals. Chronic pain is when this pain response persists and doesn’t go away. This issue can have a huge impact on the quality of life for the sufferer. 

Along with the physical and mental impacts of chronic pain, the over-the-counter medicine often prescribed to treat it can have serious health risks and side effects. This experience has led many chronic pain sufferers to search for a natural alternative, such as CBD.

Read on to learn more about using CBD for chronic pain and how it may provide relief to those suffering from it. 

 

What is chronic pain? 

Chronic pain occurs when your nervous system continues to receive pain signals even after an injury has healed or, in some cases, when there’s no previous injury at all. 

Chronic pain is characterized as a feeling of pain that persists for an extended period of time, typically over six months. This pain can be sharp or dull and can be described as a burning, stinging, soreness, throbbing, or shooting sensation. 

This ailment can occur due to underlying health conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve damage, migraines, and more. Chronic pain can impact many aspects of your daily life and can even cause detrimental psychological effects such as depression, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and more. [1]

 

The research on using CBD for chronic pain 

When you consume CBD, it’s thought to interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis. This system helps regulate many bodily functions including mood, the immune system, sleep, memory, and more. 

Research has shown that CBD can help provide relief to the symptoms of chronic pain, including: 

  • Neuropathic pain [2] 
  • Fibromyalgia [2]
  • Cancer pain [2]
  • Inflammatory pain [3] 
  • Arthritic pain [4] 
  • Chronic pain as a result of multiple sclerosis. [5] 

Research studies are continually being conducted to learn more about the effectiveness of CBD as a potential treatment for chronic pain relief, as well as for other physical and mental ailments.

 

Read more: 

Balms and Salves that Soothe Aches in Your Joints: CBD & Arthritis Pain

 

How to use CBD for chronic pain

CBD is available in many forms that can be consumed in many different ways.

Consuming CBD orally through CBD oil, CBD capsules, or CBD gummies delivers the highest bioavailability to your body (the amount of CBD that actually gets into your system once consumed), helping you maximize CBD’s benefits and effects.  

A CBD balm or CBD salve can work to target a specific area––which is made most effective when used in conjunction with an oral remedy. 

CBD smokeables such as vape pens and prerolls provide the quickest onset time compared to other CBD products and are great for those looking for quicker relief––however there are still health and safety risks regarding vaping and smoking. 

If you have chronic pain, we recommend using a topical while also consuming CBD twice a day, morning and night, on a consistent basis. 

 

 

Have questions about CBD for chronic pain? 

Our certified CBD consultants can help!

 

Are you looking for certified, high-quality CBD for chronic pain? 

At Just Breathe CBD, all of our products are made with premium CBD that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and is legal in all 50 U.S. states.

Every one of our products is U.S.D.A. Certified Organic and laboratory-tested to be free of all heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and solvents.

 

CBD for chronic pain

 

Shop our CBD products for chronic pain relief here

 

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Sources: 

[1] Chronic pain and mental health 

[2] Cannabinoids and pain: New insights from old molecules

[3] Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3

 glycine receptors

[4] Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviors in a rat model of arthritis

[5] Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System

How to take CBD: the different consumption methods, explained

How to take CBD: the different consumption methods, explained

Learn the different ways you can consume CBD, and the benefits of each method 

 

With such a wide variety of CBD products available, it can be hard to know which ones to choose to best suit your needs. Along with the wide variety of different products, there are also many different ways you can consume CBD––some of which can make a difference in their effects, onset time, bioavailability, and more. 

Continue reading as we discuss how to take CBD to see the best results for your individual needs. 

 

How to take CBD: Ingest it 

This method of consumption delivers a higher bioavailability (the amount of CBD that actually gets into your system once it’s consumed), helping you maximize its benefits and effects. 

The most common CBD products you can take orally include: 

  • CBD oil

The best way to take CBD oil is to place the desired amount sublingually (under the tongue) and hold it there for 30 seconds before swallowing. 

You can also consume CBD oil by adding it to your foods and drinks. However, the sublingual method delivers a higher bioavailability and quicker onset due to it being absorbed directly into your bloodstream, rather than through the digestive system.  

  • CBD capsules 

CBD capsules are a convenient way to consume CBD, especially for those who are taking CBD to manage conditions that don’t need to feel a quick onset. 

CBD capsules are also a great option for those who are on a tight schedule and want a quick grab-and-go CBD solution.

  • CBD gummies

If CBD oil and capsules don’t sound appealing, CBD gummies are a delicious and effective way to get your daily dose of CBD! 

 

To experience the full benefits and effects of CBD, we recommend taking it twice daily, morning and night.

 

How to take CBD: Apply it topically 

Research has shown that CBD can provide inflammation and pain relief. It can be a great remedy for skin ailments such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and more. It can also aid in relieving joint pain from arthritis and muscle soreness. 

CBD topicals can be used on their own to provide relief. However, they’re most effective when paired with an oral remedy. Common CBD topicals include facial serums, balms, salves, massage oils, and more. 

To use CBD topicals, you can simply consistently apply it on the affected areas. Make sure to follow the specific directions for each product. 

 

How to take CBD: Smoking a vape pen or preroll 

CBD smokeables provide the quickest onset compared to all other methods––you can typically feel the effects within 90 seconds. However, the bioavailability is very small compared to the oral methods. 

 

How often should you take CBD? 

As with any natural supplement, consistency is key. It’s also important to note everyone is different, and your body’s response to CBD may vary according to different doses. 

 

How to find your optimal dosage

When starting out with CBD, we recommend beginning at a lower dose and steadily increasing it until you feel a difference. 

You can also mix and match products to keep your CBD regimen fun and fresh!  

 

Do you have any questions regarding how to take CBD? Our certified consultants are here to help. Contact us today with your questions: we’d love to hear from you!

 

Are you looking for certified, high-quality CBD products? 

At Just Breathe CBD, all of our products are made with premium CBD that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and is legal in all 50 U.S. states.

 

Every one of our products is U.S.D.A. Certified Organic and has a COA (Certificate of Analysis), meaning they’ve been rigorously tested in third-party laboratories to guarantee content and purity.

 

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Does CBD help with anxiety?

Does CBD help with anxiety?

Learn how CBD can help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety

 

Almost all of us will experience feelings of anxiety at some point, whether it be due to the stress of everyday life or caused by major life events.

While occasional anxiety is normal, prolonged anxiety and stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health.

Continue reading as we discuss what anxiety is and help shed some light on the answer to the question: Does CBD help with anxiety? 

 

What is anxiety? 

Symptoms of anxiety differ person to person, but can include feelings of nervousness or panic, rapid heart rate, insomnia, difficulty focusing, and more. 

Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million adults in the U.S., making it the most common mental illness. And although it’s very treatable, only 36.9% of people with anxiety actually get treatment. [1] 

While anxiety is the brain’s normal response to stress, if you experience anxiety regularly and over a prolonged period of time, an anxiety disorder could be the cause. 

 

Does CBD help with anxiety? 

When you consume CBD, it works with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote a sense of well-being and homeostasis in the mind and body.

Numerous studies have indicated that CBD holds significant potential to treat multiple anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Social anxiety disorder, and
  • Panic disorder. [2]

More and more evidence and personal testimonies are showing that CBD may help provide relief to those suffering with a variety of mental and physical ailments. Numerous ongoing medical studies are being conducted around the world to help us gain a better understanding of the effects of CBD on the mind and body.

 

What CBD products are best for anxiety? 

Consuming CBD orally through CBD oil, CBD capsules, or CBD gummies delivers a higher bioavailability (the amount of CBD that actually gets into your system once consumed), helping you maximize the benefits and effects of CBD. 

Like any natural supplement, consistency is key. To experience the full effects and benefits of CBD, we recommend taking it twice daily, morning and night. 

When choosing a CBD product for anxiety, be sure to look for a Certificate of Analysis. This document ensures that the product has been tested by a third-party laboratory to guarantee its quality.

 

does CBD help with anxiety

 

Are you looking for certified, high-quality CBD for anxiety? 

At Just Breathe CBD, our wellness products are made with premium CBD, a natural plant extract derived from industrial hemp plants that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and legal in all 50 U.S. states.

 

Every one of our products is not only U.S.D.A Certified Organic but is also tested to be free of all heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and solvents.

 

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Sources:

[1] Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

[2] PubMed 

Get your glow on with CBD skin care

Get your glow on with CBD skin care

Learn how CBD skin care products can improve your complexion

 

Your skin is your largest organ––and it’s the one that’s constantly exposed to the harsh natural elements of everyday life, making it that much more important to protect it! 

Continue reading as we explore the benefits of using CBD skin care products. 

 

How does CBD skin care work? 

CBD has it all! It contains hydrating, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and looking its best. 

 

What issues can CBD skin care help with?  

Research has shown that CBD can help with a variety of skin issues, including:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry skin
  • Irritations
  • Rashes
  • Sunburns

And more! [1]

CBD can also be a great anti-aging remedy! It contains high levels of antioxidants that can help fight against the damage caused by free radicals, while also improving skin texture and overall complexion.

What’s more, CBD regulates your skin’s sebum production, making it a promising remedy for acne treatment. [2] 

 

What CBD skin care products should you use? 

CBD skin care products can be found in many different forms. What you choose depends on your specific skin needs and concerns.

A CBD facial serum is ideal for smoothing fine lines, adding hydration, and improving your overall complexion on your face, neck, and chest. 

A CBD body salve is a great option if you’re looking for help with other skin issues such as dry skin, irritation, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, and more.

 

How to use CBD skin care products

CBD skin care products can be used on their own or they can also be used in conjunction with an oral remedy such as CBD oil, CBD capsules, or CBD gummies. The higher bioavailability in oral remedies helps the CBD skin care and topical products work more effectively in a specific, targeted area.

 

Read more: 

Balms and salves that soothes aches and pains in your joints: CBD & Arthritis pain

 

Read what our customers are saying about our CBD facial serum!

CBD skin care

CBD skin care

 

Are you looking for premium, high-quality CBD skin care products? 

All of our products are made with premium CBD, a natural plant extract derived from industrial hemp plants that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and legal in all 50 U.S. states.

 

CBD skin care

 

We offer a variety of CBD skin care and topicals including: 

Each and every one of our products are certified USDA organic and have a COA (Certificate of Analysis), meaning they’ve been rigorously tested in third-party laboratories to guarantee content and purity.

 

Shop our CBD skin care and topicals

 

At Just Breathe CBD, we strive to be your approachable, trustworthy source of information on all things CBD—without all of the jargon!

We’re social! Stay up to date with the latest CBD industry insights and all things Just Breathe CBD by following us on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Sources:

[1] A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars

[2] Cannabidiol exerts sebostatic and antiinflammatory effects on human sebocytes

 

CBD for pets: how does it help?

CBD for pets: how does it help?

Learn how CBD can improve your pet’s life

As pet owners, it’s our job to help our four-legged friends live a fulfilling life and ensure they’re always feeling their best.

If you are looking for a completely natural remedy that has helped pets and humans alike in the past with various conditions, CBD might just be the answer you’ve been searching for. 

Continue reading to learn about CBD for pets and how it can improve their life. 

 

How does CBD interact with your pet biologically? 

Every animal and human has what’s known as an endocannabinoid system (ECS)––a genetically inherent system designed to regulate a range of functions from sleep to appetite, and more. 

When CBD interacts with your ECS, it works to promote a sense of balance and well-being in the mind and body. 

Fun fact: Animals actually have twice as many endocannabinoid receptors than humans do in their ECS! 

 

What conditions can CBD for pets help with?

Along with promoting homeostasis in the mind and body, research has shown that CBD can help pets suffering from a variety of conditions including: 

  • Anxiety
  • Dry skin 
  • Joint pain and arthritis 
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Irritable bowel disease 

And more.

 

Read more: 

CBD fetches positive results for our four-legged family members

 

What kind of CBD products are safe for pets? 

When looking to purchase CBD for pets, it’s important to look for high-quality, lab tested CBD products. Always be sure that the products have a Certificate of Analysis (COA) and have been tested by a third-party lab to guarantee their content and purity. 

CBD oil is the most effective remedy for pets due to its higher bioavailability, however there are other ways your pet can get their daily dose of CBD such as treats. 

 

How to use CBD for pets

For best results, drop a dose of the CBD oil into their food both morning and night or every 12 hours.

Always be sure to store your CBD oil in a dark, cool, and dry place to ensure the product maintains its integrity. 

 

CBD for pets

 

Are you looking for certified, high-quality CBD for pets? 

At Just Breathe CBD, our CBD pet products are made with your pet in mind. We use natural, healthy ingredients and premium CBD that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and is legal in all 50 U.S. states.

CBD for pets

 

 

Our CBD pet oil is made for cats and all sizes of dogs. It’s most beneficial for pets that suffer from anxiety, seizures, and joint or muscle pain due to its higher bioavailability and quicker onset time. 

Our CBD pet oil formulated with 100% organic MCT oil, 100% wild Alaskan salmon oil, sunflower oil, chia seed oil, and full spectrum CBD extract.

You can find our CBD pet oil in different concentrations to best suit your pet’s needs including:

  • 250 mg for small sized pets (1-13 pounds)
  • 500 mg for medium sized pets (13-63 pounds), and
  • 750 mg for large sized pets (64+ pounds).

 

CBD for pets

 

Our CBD pet treats are all-natural and work best when paired with our CBD pet oil. They contain 10 mg of full spectrum CBD per treat, and are wheat, corn, and soy free!

Each and every one of our products have COA (Certificate of Analysis), meaning they’ve been rigorously tested in third-party laboratories to guarantee content and purity.

 

Explore our full range of premium, certified, U.S. manufactured CBD pet products

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What is the endocannabinoid system?

What is the endocannabinoid system?

Learn the ins and outs of your body’s endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system: everyone has one, but most of us have never heard of it. And even fewer of us know how it works!

Continue reading as we discuss the ins and outs of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), its functions, and how CBD interacts with it.

 

First things first: what is a cannabinoid? 

A cannabinoid is a natural compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are two of many different subclasses of cannabinoids found in this plant. 

Hemp is a variation of the cannabis sativa plant and the plant that CBD oil is typically extracted from. CBD is a non-psychoactive element that contains high levels of cannabinoids.

Fun fact: Although both are derived from the hemp plant, CBD oil and hemp oil are NOT the same. CBD is extracted from the flowers or buds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil (also known as hemp seed oil) is extracted only from hemp seeds and contains no cannabinoids. 

 

What is an endocannabinoid?

If cannabinoids can be found in the cannabis plant, then what exactly is an endocannabinoid? “Endo” is the abbreviation of endogenous, which means “of internal origin or cause”. 

Yes, that’s correct! Without consuming any cannabinoid-containing substances, you already have internal cannabinoids that occur naturally in your body: endocannabinoids. 

What’s more, both humans and animals have a naturally inherent endocannabinoid system (ECS) that’s designed to process both cannabinoids and endocannabinoids alike. 

 

What is the function of the endocannabinoid system? 

The ECS plays an essential role in maintaining homeostasis in your mind and body (a state of balance and equilibrium) by regulating certain bodily functions including:

  • Sleep
  • Memory
  • The immune system
  • Mood
  • Appetite
  • Reproduction and fertility

And more. 

 

How does the endocannabinoid system work? 

The ECS is made of three main parts: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.

Step #1: The body senses a state of disequilibrium and releases endocannabinoids, the molecules that regulate bodily functions.

Step #2: The endocannabinoids bind to the corresponding receptors, signaling your body to respond appropriately. The are two main types of receptors we know of so far are:  

  • CB1 receptors, which are located in the the central nervous system
  • CB2 receptors, which are located in the peripheral nervous system, cells in the immune system, and the digestive system.

Step #3: Once homeostasis is achieved, enzymes are released to break down endocannabinoids and stop their process.

 

How does CBD work with your endocannabinoid system? 

While research is still being conducted to learn exactly how CBD interacts with the ECS, CBD is thought to aid in increasing the lifespan of endocannabinoids and, in turn, helping them have more of an impact. 

 

Read more:

Born to be balanced: Understanding our bodies’ built-in cannabis-fueled system

 

Are you looking for certified, high-quality CBD products? 

At Just Breathe CBD, our wellness products are made with premium CBD, a natural plant extract derived from industrial hemp plants that’s federally compliant to contain less than 0.3% THC and legal in all 50 U.S. states.

Shop our premium, certified, U.S. manufactured CBD products here.

What are the differences between THC and CBD?

What are the differences between THC and CBD?

Learn the differences between these two natural compounds found in cannabis

When it comes to THC and CBD, there is often a lot of confusion about their effects, legal restrictions, benefits, and more. 

While THC and CBD are both derived from cannabis plants, there are some key differences between the two. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive element in cannabis that creates the feeling of being ‘high’. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive element commonly derived from hemp––a plant from the cannabis family that contains 0.3% or less of THC.

Continue reading as we discuss the differences between THC and CBD.

 

Difference #1: The chemical structure

THC and CBD have the same molecular structure: 30 hydrogen atoms, 21 carbon atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. 

The difference? The arrangement of those atoms! This small difference completely changes their chemical makeup, therefore changing the effects they have on your body. 

 

Difference #2: The psychoactive effects

Though both THC and CBD interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS), they have very different effects. The ECS is a system in your body that helps regulate certain biological functions including sleep, mood, appetite, and more. 

THC binds to the receptors in your ECS, which helps create the ‘high’ sensation. CBD, on the other hand, has no psychoactive effects and is thought to help increase the lifespan of endocannabinoids in your ECS, helping them have more of an impact. CBD is a completely natural remedy that works through this inherent system found within all animals and humans to foster homeostasis (balance and wellbeing) of the mind and body. 

Read more: 

Born to be balanced: Understanding your endocannabinoid system

 

Difference #3: The benefits

THC has helped people in the past with: 

  • Nerve pain 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Low appetite 
  • Pain

And more.

 

Research has shown that CBD may have the ability to help with issues including: 

  • Mental disorders 
  • Chronic disease
  • Inflammation
  • Pain

And more.

While THC and CBD may offer similar benefits, CBD is suggested for those who are looking for an alternative wellness solution that’s non-psychoactive and has no serious side effects. 

 

Difference #4: The legality

CBD that’s extracted from hemp, a plant in the cannabis family that contains less than 0.3% of THC, is legal under federal law in all 50 U.S. states

Some states have legalized marijuana and THC for both recreational and medical use. However, they are still prohibited under federal law. While CBD is legal at the federal level, some states may have their own specific restrictions. Be sure to check your state’s laws to ensure that you are compliant with their THC and CBD restrictions. 

 

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Four simple ways to get better sleep

Four simple ways to get better sleep

These night time routine tips can help you thrive 

Sleep is essential for your mental and physical health. Getting a good night’s sleep can improve your concentration, productivity, and overall mental state. It can also enhance your athletic abilities, lower the risk of chronic disease, and boost your immune system. 

You may not realize it, but what you do in your night time routine can actually impact the quality of your sleep! Continue reading to learn four ways you can get better sleep.

 

1. Create a sleep schedule

Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day––yes, even on the weekends! Setting an alarm for the mornings (and even in the evenings as a reminder to go to bed) is a great way to stay on schedule. 

When you set a sleep schedule and stick to it, you may notice that you not only sleep better throughout the night, but that it’s also easier to fall asleep and wake up. This is because sticking to a sleep schedule regulates your circadian rhythm––your body’s internal clock that manages your wake and sleep cycles. 

 

2. Turn off the screens

The blue light waves that are found in natural light during the day help you stay awake and alert. Did you know? Artificial sources of blue light have the same effect! These sources include LED and fluorescent light bulbs and, you guessed it: electronic devices like phones, TVs, and computers.

Exposure to blue light is known to hinder your melatonin production––a hormone your brain releases to facilitate sleep. For better sleep, cut out your exposure to blue light 1–2 hours before bed. 

 

3. Take time to wind down

Take an hour before bed to do a relaxing activity, such as meditation or reading. When you eliminate stimulating activities and technology before bed, you should notice you have an easier time falling asleep. 

 

4. Consider incorporating CBD into your daily regimen

CBD (or cannabidiol) interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS)––the system in your body that helps regulate certain biological functions including sleep, mood, and more. When you take CBD, it interacts with your ECS to help your mind and body achieve homeostasis, even in the midst of illness, stress, or injury. Learn more here.

CBD can provide the relief from anxiety, illness, pain, and sleep disorders that you’re looking for—without any of the psychoactive effects traditionally associated with cannabis.

 

Read more:
What is CBD? 

 

Follow these tips for better sleep and you’ll reap the benefits daily as you wake up feeling more refreshed than ever! 

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