The historical and cultural roots of the cannabis plant are age-old and far-reaching to your wellness routine. The plant’s medicinal healing properties were heralded in ancient medicine and have been used for thousands of years. Yet, within the last century or so, cannabis has become taboo in the west.
The plant’s traditional medicinal usage has fallen out of practice and some components of the cannabis plant remain illegal in parts of the United States.
Today, there are many different components of cannabis, and hemp plants are finding their way into spheres of a wellness routine. CBD or cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis-derived substance that is becoming increasingly popular and implemented into various products. CBD is notably restorative for the human body and people are now tuning in to its healing properties.
In the U.S., regulations on cannabis and hemp-based products vary from state to state. Generally speaking, if a CBD-branded product contains less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – the psychoactive components of the cannabis plant, and is derived from a legal plant, it is legal to distribute and possesses in many states.
In states where any use or the possession of cannabis or hemp-derived substances is criminalized, it is likely that CBD is also illegal. However, laws tend to be murky and fluctuate depending on geographic location.
Since cannabis products are less tinted with taboo and are gaining legal credibility, their popularity and production is growing. Legality aside, it’s hard to dispute that the benefits of CBD are extensive and can provide medicinal solutions to a multitude of physical and physiological ailments.
CBD has multiple powerful medicinal properties that have a myriad of positive effects on our minds and bodies. From ingesting pure CBD oil, consuming CBD-infused food, or using CBD-infused skincare products in your wellness routine, there are many ways to reap the benefits of this powerful plant.
Does CBD play a role in wellness routine?
It may seem strange at first, but the CBD formulated for the development of Epidiolex comes from marijuana – the drug we often associate with adult recreational use.
“Marijuana does not have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications,” says Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, who is also a practicing neurosurgeon.
But CBD derived from marijuana – which is legal in the form of Epidiolex and in states where medical marijuana is legal, is different from ‘hemp-derived CBD’. The kind that is found in stores is legal nationwide, as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, per dry weight.
Perhaps that’s why hemp-derived CBD has increased in popularity. You can find CBD at local drug stores, airports, and online markets, and it’s found in forms ranging from brownies to beauty creams.
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CBD in your daily wellness routine
If you know someone who has incorporated CBD into their ongoing wellness routine, it’s easier to be convinced that it should be a part of your daily routine as well. From protein powder you put in your morning smoothie to the lip balm you apply throughout the day, there’s at least one CBD product you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle.
Here are a few no-fuss tips on how you can easily weave CBD into your wellness routine.
- You can add a few drops of CBD oil to your morning glass of water and drink up!
- Make a post-workout protein shake or smoothie using a CBD protein. Throw in a spoonful of hemp seeds for some extra nutrition and taste. Remember, CBD and hemp protein are two different things.
- Use a CBD-infused soap when you shower. You can take it a step ahead and lather your hair with CBD-infused shampoo and conditioner into your wellness routine.
- Use CBD face and body lotion to complete your morning routine.
- Apply CBD lip balm to keep chapped lips at bay. This step applies for any time of the day.
- When you come home from work and freshen up by washing your face, try applying a CBD face serum and eye balm on your freshly cleansed face, instead of your regular serum. Re-apply your CBD face and body lotion as required.
- Once you have everything accomplished for the day, wind down by making a cup of CBD-infused tea.
Choosing quality CBD products
Knowing where your CBD extract comes from is crucial. This year might be the year we start seeing more CBD brands touting sustainable sourcing and transparency as a way to distance themselves from less reputable competitors. While these companies do exist, it’s imperative that you do your due diligence while purchasing any CBD product.
Unfortunately, not all CBD brands and products are created equal, and not all contain the amount of CBD they say they do. This is why you should always purchase CBD from ethical brands that provide a certificate of analysis (COA) or disclose their lab test results from an unbiased, third party.
Additionally, you should always purchase from a company that grows organically. CBD derived from organic hemp is less likely to have contaminants from harsh pesticides and heavy metals found in the soil.
So make sure you buy organic CBD which has been cultivated without pesticides, chemical fertilizers or heavy metals. Choose a clean extraction method which usually is a C02 extraction for a high-quality CBD product. And always ask for a Certificate of Analysis (COA) that details third-party lab results when purchasing any CBD product.
Nass Valley Gardens has its own dedicated lab filled with personal care experts. Our dedication to research and development is shown through our promise to source ethically, formulate with efficacy, and testing honestly.
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