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What Is Cannabidiol?

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What is cannabidiol? You may have heard the word associated with hemp or CBD products before. In short, it is what most people know as CBD. Cannabidiol is a natural compound that comes from the cannabis plant and is one of over 113 known cannabinoids that produce a range of effects. So what makes cannabidiol different from these other cannabinoids? We will look at its uses, how it works with your body, and where it can be purchased. 

What is Cannabidiol Used For? 

Cannabidiol is used in a variety of products and applications, including medical, supplemental, and cosmetic products. Being a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it is used in cosmetic and topical products to heal skin and treat localized pain. 

Most commonly, CBD is used by people as a supplement for daily wellness and for relief from a variety of common ailments. These ailments include anxiety, nausea, insomnia, and more. While CBD products are not FDA approved to treat any of these ailments and clinical research is limited, the anecdotal evidence is strong and daily usage keeps growing. 

What makes CBD different from the other cannabinoids?

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Apart from THC, CBD is the most studied of the cannabinoids. At percentages of 0.3% or higher, THC is still federally illegal while CBD is not. While a handful of other cannabinoids are being researched and products are being developed, CBD is still the most widely used, produced, and recommended.

How does Cannabidiol (CBD) work with your body?

Did you know we have an endocannabinoid system designed to process cannabinoids? Our bodies produce endocannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors that are in your nervous system. These receptors are located all throughout your body.  There are two types of these receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors found in the brain and the central nervous. CB1 receptors target appetite, thinking, coordination, pain perception, short term memory, and immune cells. CB2 target peripheral organs like the skin, eyes, gut, liver, pancreas, reproductive system, and muscles. 

Where to Purchase CBD Products

We don’t have to tell you that you can find CBD products almost anywhere. Just keep in mind, they are not created equally. Kentucky’s Best Hemp’s CBD products are some of the safest, purest, and most effective products you can find. They are all made with organically grown  Kentucky hemp and produced locally. We have a premium selection of product types that are mentioned in this article, and our quality is guaranteed. For more information on CBD, please visit our blog Please always consult with your doctor before starting a CBD regimen. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any illnesses. 

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