Why CBD products are so quickly gaining in popularity among consumers

Published Nov 29, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET
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The legalization of marijuana has taken the world by storm, and with it came opportunity far beyond the bustling recreational market that is highlighted so much by the media. While there is no denying that cannabis consumers all over the globe are excited about finally having access to their safer substance of choice, the sector of the market that is truly blowing up is CBD products.

What is CBD and Where does it come from?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 100 different cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis plants.

CBD is typically associated with cannabis, as its popularity didn’t take rise until long after legalization became the norm and it was found within the plant, but the truth is that most pure CBD products are derivatives from a variety of industrial hemp strains that are known for producing high quantities of CBD and low levels of THC.

Types of CBD products

There are so many incredible CBD products on the market today that there is a little bit of something for everyone, and since CBD is non-toxic and psychoactive, it is safe to use on everyone from the kids and adults to the pets of the household.

  • CBD oil
  • CBD tincture
  • CBD bud
  • CBD vape juice
  • CBD edibles/drinks
  • CBD cream
  • CBD isolate
  • CBD toothpaste
  • CBD capsules
  • CBD shampoo
  • CBD distillate
  • CBD soap
  • CBD pet products (food and treats)

The benefits of CBD

CBD is a primary cannabinoid that receives plenty of attention, but few know the true potential benefits that can be obtained through using CBD products including:

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Increased energy levels
  • Pain relief
  • Appetite control and stimulation
  • Mood regulation
  • Intensify the effects of THC
  • Nausea relief
  • Faster healing
  • Non-psychoactive (safe for the whole family)
  • Addiction treatment and managing withdrawal symptoms

Is CBD better than THC?

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive cannabis-derived cannabinoid that induces a potent sense of euphoria and relaxation, but whether or not one is better than the other is a personal assessment that has no true answer. For recreational purposes or those who want to get high, the only way to go if you had to choose one, is THC, but CBD offers such a wide range of benefits that its uses are ideal for anyone who is hoping for assistance with symptoms and physical health without resorting to pharmaceuticals that often come paired with far too many side effects.

Not everyone enjoys the sensation of being high, but it affects everyone differently, and those who are using it for pain tend to receive a toned-down version of the mental effects with a strong dose of pain relief. Some patients claim that CBD has worked so well for them that they no longer need heavy sedatives and opioids to make it through the day, but not everyone is so lucky.

So why is CBD slowly taking over the cannabis industry?

After learning about some of the incredible benefits that CBD products can provide, it’s no wonder why these products are quickly gaining in popularity. CBD comes with few adverse effects and helps thousands of people every single day being able to return to work, make it through cancer treatment, or sooth a painful muscle, without having to visit a doctor or risk becoming addicted, as that is one of the best quality about CBD products. They are so much more useful to non-cannabis consumers, that the market for these products is much larger than that of recreational marijuana.

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