CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike its cousin THC, CBD is not psychoactive and does not produce a “high.” Instead, it is believed to work by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate a wide range of physiological processes such as pain, appetite, and mood. CBD is available in a variety of forms, including oils, capsules, and topical creams, and is used for a variety of purposes including reducing anxiety, treating chronic pain, and improving sleep.
There is a huge range of products on the market, but arguably the most versatile are CBD flowers. We’ll take a look at this product in more detail below, the various strains and what they’re used for.
Strains of CBD flowers
There are many different strains of hemp that can be used to produce CBD flowers. These strains can vary in terms of their CBD and THC content, as well as their appearance, aroma, and taste. You should be aware that some of the strains of CBD flowers that you can choose from contain over the recommended amount of THC. The guidelines require CBD flowers to contain just 0.3% of THC, anything over is not permitted. Some popular strains of CBD flowers include:
AC/DC: This strain is known for its high CBD content (up to 20%) and low THC content (less than 0.3%). It is often used for pain relief and anxiety reduction.
Harlequin: This strain is also known for its high CBD content (up to 15%) and low THC content (around 5%). It is often used for anxiety reduction and improved sleep.
Charlotte’s web: This strain is named after a young girl who used it to treat her seizures. It has a high CBD content (up to 20%) and low THC content (less than 0.3%). It is often used for seizures, pain relief, and anxiety reduction.
Effects of CBD flowers
The effects of CBD flowers can vary depending on the strain and the individual consuming them. If you’re thinking about implementing CBD flowers into your daily routine, whether that’s for general health and well-being, or to treat a specific condition, some potential effects include:
· Pain relief: CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce pain caused by conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain.
· Anxiety reduction: It is thought that CBD has anxiolytic properties, which can help reduce anxiety and improve mood, meaning you can use it for a sense of tranquillity in times of stress.
· Improved sleep: CBD may also have sedative properties, which can help improve sleep quality and ensure you stay asleep for a long, restful snooze.
· Improved focus: CBD may have neuroprotective properties, which means it could be used to improve focus and cognitive function – perfect if anxiety or pain is making it hard for you to concentrate.
· Reduced seizures: CBD has been shown to have anticonvulsant properties, which can help reduce and soothe seizures in some individuals with epilepsy.
How can you take them?
CBD flowers are incredibly versatile, and you can use them in a number of ways. You can crush them and grind them to roll them into a joint to inhale the benefits, add them to a vape, or if smoking is not your thing, you could add them to food, or skin care products to reduce swelling and redness that comes with skin conditions.