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CBD for Self Care

CBD (cannabidiol) has gained popularity in self-care for its potential therapeutic benefits. In today's world, we need to take care of ourselves, and with the help of CBD, we can do it! Here are some common uses and delivery systems.

We are constantly learning how CBD can help us as more CBD is researched, consumed, and used in trials. The more we understand how it can help us, the more support for its use will help guide us to more recommended use. Remember, the FDA has not evaluated CBD.

What are the uses of CBD for Self-care?
This pie chart illustrates the conditions in which consumers use CBD.

The number one reason for CBD is for use is for anxiety and stress relief. CBD may help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which can help regulate mood. The second use of CBD is for pain management. CBD is anti-inflammatory and may help alleviate chronic pain, arthritis, and muscle soreness. The third use is as a sleep aid to improve sleep quality and manage insomnia. It is increasingly used in skin care to help reduce inflammation. CBD can help reduce inflammation and is used in products targeting acne, eczema, and psoriasis—overall general wellness, including boosting the immune system and supporting homeostasis. 

CBD Wild Leaf has several of blogs that you can learn more about how it can help you.  Please reference these blogs for more information. 

Types and Delivery Systems

As more products are developed, so are the delivery systems. Today, we have oil tinctures, capsules, edibles, topicals, vapes, patches, and beverages. 

Delivery system:

  1. Oils and tinctures: These liquid extracts can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) for quick absorption. They offer precise dosing and are versatile.
  2. Capsules and Edibles:
  • Capsules and gummies provide a convenient and discreet way to consume CBD. The effects take longer to kick in but last longer.
  1. Topicals:
    • Creams, balms, and lotions infused with CBD can be applied directly to the skin for localized relief. These are popular for pain management and skin care.
  2. Vapes:
    • Inhalation through vaping provides rapid effects as CBD is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs. However, vaping may not be suitable for everyone due to potential respiratory risks.
  3. Patches:
    • Transdermal patches release CBD slowly through the skin, providing long-lasting effects.
  4. Beverages:
    • CBD-infused drinks are becoming popular for those who prefer CBD in a beverage form, offering a tasty and hydrating option.

It is critical to ensure you understand the delivery systems to determine which is right for you. Each delivery system has different characteristics. Here is a summary of the reactions, timing, and ease of use.

Choosing the Right Delivery System:

  • For fast relief: Vapes and tinctures/oils.
  • For long-lasting effects: Capsules, edibles, and patches.
  • For localized treatment: Topicals.
  • For ease of use: Edibles, roll-on topicals, and capsules.

When selecting a CBD product, consider the concentration of CBD, the presence of any additional ingredients, and the quality of the product. It's also essential to consult with a healthcare provider, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking other medications.

Here is the disclaimer from the FDA

FDA Disclaimer

The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a physician before using prescription medicine if you have a severe medical condition. This disclaimer ensures that consumers understand that the FDA does not approve CBD products for medical use and should seek professional medical advice before using these products. These products should be used as directed on the label. They should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing.

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