5 Common Misconceptions about CBD

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I have conversations about CBD almost every day. I am often amazed by the misconceptions and misunderstanding surrounding the subject.  In just a few short years, CBD has grown into a big business, generating $20 Billion by the year 2024, according to Forbes Magazine. It’s only been 2 years since CBD became widely available.  While a lot of research has been on its effect on humans,  a lot more research needs to be done.  We don’t fully understand its therapeutic effects to treat illnesses or diseases. We do know that CBD is safe to use but it’s still confusing to many.  So I took a look at recent notes taken from discussions with clients and pulled out the top 5 common misconceptions about CBD.

CBD Misconception #1:  CBD will Get You High

Marijuana plants growing in a natural setting.
Marijuana or hemp? There is a difference.

Some people think CBD is a type of marijuana and will get you high.  This is simply not true.  THC is the compound found in marijuana that causes intoxication by stimulating a specific receptor in the brain.  CBD, on the other hand, typically comes from the hemp plant and does not effectively stimulate that receptor.  According to Analytical Cannabis, both hemp and marijuana plants come from the same species of plant.  But they are separate and different.

After extraction, CBD is infused into products only with trace elements of THC.   Additionally, they do not produce the same intoxifying feeling. Products containing hemp-based CBD are legal in all 50 states as long as they don’t contain more than 0.3% THC. 

CBD Misconception #2:  CBD is Addictive

You will never get addicted to CBD. One reason why it’s so popular is because of its lack of addictive properties.  It doesn’t overstimulate the brain’s reward system when you take it.  CBD actually blocks the addictive effects of morphine and other highly addictive painkillers by reducing the pleasure the body feels upon taking it.  It can actually reduce cravings you have that are addictive like processed foods, cigarettes, and opiates. 

CBD Misconception #3: The Higher the Dose, The Better!

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Higher doses of CBD do not equate to more pain relief.  In fact, it can have the opposite effect.  The higher the dose the better is another one of the five common misconceptions about CBD. The truth is, it’s best to start off low and slow.  Taking more CBD than needed will waste the product and waste your money.  After a few weeks, if you don’t see results, then it’s time to bump up the dosage.  Use the lowest, most effective dose for you, and that is different for everyone. 

CBD Misconception #4:  All CBD is the Same

This is completely untrue. While the molecule of CBD is the same no matter its origin, the final product can be quite different.  Look for higher quality CBD extracted safely from a trusted plant source.  In addition, make sure labels contain ingredients and dose recommendations clearly on the label.  Don’t trust inexpensive products. Identify a reputable company, research their processes and other manufacturing aspects.  Then purchase your CBD products only when you are satisfied with your findings. States are starting to regulate CBD and many will have different standards and requirements.  So it’s more important than ever to do your diligence when sourcing CBD products. 

For 6 tips on what to look for when buying CBD products, check out my recent article Feel Great Naturally with the Power of CBD.

CBD Misconception #5:  CBD is the Cure for Everything

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CBD is known to relieve the symptoms of insomnia.

CBD is not a cure for anything.  At this time, there is no proof that CBD is curing any illnesses.  Please be wary of people that tell you it’s going to cure your cancer or any other illness.   Having said that, CBD has been effective for many people to help with anxiety, pain management, sleep problems, stress, headaches, digestive issues, and more.  So while there is anecdotal evidence to support claims of symptom relief, there is no scientific evidence to support claims of cure.  This is true for any supplement that you may take as well.  Do your research and ask questions.

The CBD industry will grow, improving products and increasing government regulation along the way. While the future of the industry is uncertain, one thing is clear, CBD can be an effective treatment for some types of health related conditions. These 5 common misconceptions about CBD are just a starting point for more understanding. Knowledge is the key to successfully using it.  Know the different types of products available, how they work, the right application and the right dose for you.  Then know the source and quality of the products you use.  At Naturally. . . You, we offer the finest quality CBD products.  We have the knowledge and experience from hundreds of clients to help you on your wellness path.  Visit our website to learn more about our CBD products and feel free to chat with me live on this or any health related topic. I look forward to chatting with you soon! 

Health Trends We Can Smile About

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Current health trends are all about natural ways to restore and maintain health. This year trends are focus on total self-care.  They benefit both the body and the mind, returning to the quality of what we eat, drink, and put into our bodies. At the same time, meditation and other alternative medicine practices that keep the mind calm and centered are gaining in popularity. Make 2020 the year dedicated to self-care for body, mind, and spirit.  In this article learn about what’s hot, what’s cooling off, and health trends we can smile about.       

CBD Soars in 2020

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CBD Gummy Rings are among the most popular CBD Products.

The popularity of CBD (cannabidiol) will continue into 2020. Sales of CBD products expected to rise 32% over the next 5 years. That’s because it is widely available and legal in all 50 states, and it’s effective.  Users report relief from pain and anxiety as well as better sleep.  Everyone is born with CBD receptors in their body, so it’s no wonder that with consistent use, it is a powerful treatment for many health conditions.

We will continue to see CBD and other cannabinoids added to more products including more edibles. Many people are already making their own CBD laced baked goods and smoothies.  And now, you can buy CBD infused food and drinks right off the grocery store shelf.  The most popular CBD infused foods now include cookies, breakfast cereal, and popcorn.  Hundreds of new edibles are in development and will hit the stores in 2020. 

This is the year to look for other cannabinoids in CBD products.  CBDA or cannabidivarin, may reduce inflammation throughout the body and would be a cannabinoid in a product specifically for joint or muscle pain.  CBG or cannabigerol is a cannabinoid which can help to increase anxiety and muscle tension.  This is the year more cannabinoids will be used to treat health conditions and improve people’s lives.

Alternative Medicines

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Benefits of group meditation classes include support and motivation.

Alternative medicine like acupuncture and group meditation is becoming more and more popular. That’s often because people are more wary of harmful side effects associated with prescription medications.  As a result, over 60 percent of the global population now practices some sort of alternative medicine, according to Grand View Research. While botanicals have the largest share of the alternative medicine market, yoga and meditation are a fast-growing segment of the market.  In group meditation, someone guides you on a path of self-care.  Group meditation helps you feel a connection with others as you enjoy the silence and peace together. And just like group exercise, group meditation develops good habits like consistency and motivation. Additionally, members of group meditation can help provide support and feedback during the meditation process.

Plant Based Meals

Another health trend we can smile about is the rise of plant-based diets.  New food choices like Beyond Meat are widely available and are being incorporated into restaurant menus. Plus, more people concerned about animals being treated better and eating healthier.   We are seeing more plant-based offerings at restaurants as an indication of changes in society.   According to Jenny Zegle, associate director of food and drink for Mintel, “Vegan products will go more mainstream” in 2020.

Remote Medical Care

Many Americans suffering from non-emergency issues like allergies, pink eye, or sinus problems are turning to remote medical care providers, like Teledoc.   Diagnosis on the go like Teledoc was prevalent in 2019 and will be more in 2020.  In fact, 2019 revenue topped $550 million, up almost 25 percent over 2018. You can use a telephone or a mobile app to provide on-demand remote medical care.  Most insurance plans now offer coverage for this service.  And best of all, physicians can be accessed anytime, from anywhere.

Mocktails get dressed up

A mojito mocktail is part of a health trend away from alcohol based drinks.
A Mojito Mocktail is a refreshing drink you can enjoy anytime.

The declining trend in alcohol consumption that started in 2019 will continue into this year.  This is mostly driven by millennials and generation z. Both societal and health reasons are the cause.  Younger generations are less social and do not drink together in bars as much as older generations. I personally have cut back drinking and may have a drink once every 6 months or so, basically for the health benefits.  Most people are doing this to focus on health, decrease in sugar, and lose weight.  Furthermore, alcohol can disrupt sleep cycles and cause dehydration.  Recipes for mocktails now include exotic spices, fruit juices, and elaborate garnishes. The Chill Out Honeydew Cucumber Slushie from Bon Appetit is a healthier alternative to sugar syrup filled alcohol laden cocktails.  

Superfoods

Fermented foods, seeds and dark color vegetables will continue to gain popularity in 2020.  Fermented foods like Kimchi and Kombucha contain natural probiotics and are now widely available.  Seeds like pumpkin, sesame, and chia provide healthy fats, minerals, and fiber.  Additionally, seeds can reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure.  Dark vegetables, like beets, are great for fighting inflammation and boosting blood flow.  Therefore, help keep blood pressure in check.  Beets have no fat and can also reduce cholesterol so they will continue to find their way into more grocery baskets this year.

Health trends constantly evolve.  For this year, the team at Naturally. . . You are happy to see our attentions are drawn less toward weight loss and more toward overall health.  These are health trends we can smile about. Taking a natural approach to overall health is what we’re all about.  We offer full body detoxification programs to restore health, dietary consultation and a full line of CBD products that may help with a variety of health conditions.  For more information, visit us at our website. There you can chat with me on any health-related matter.  Here’s to a healthy new year!

The Most Effective Ways to Successfully Use CBD.

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Everywhere I go it seems like there is another store selling CBD products.  New stores dedicated to CBD open every week with giant flags or people spinning signs to lure you in with free samples.  Most offer several different brands, multiple product lines, and a staff with different degrees of knowledge and training.  All of this can be confusing if you are buying CBD for the first time.  The fact is, CBD products are manufactured in different ways, come in different forms, and have different amounts of purity and potency.  Luckily, Naturally. . .You is here to help explain it all. We can help make sure you are buying the best CBD products to help achieve your wellness goals.  In this article, we will recap important things to remember about CBD, explore different products, and give tips on the most effective ways to successfully use CBD. 

Important things to Remember about CBD

  • CBD is natural and is produced by the hemp plant.
  • CBD has no psychoactive effects and is legal in all 50 states.
  • CBD receptors are found in our bodies so we are pre-wired to benefit from taking it.
  • CBD can help with physical and mental disorders and it promotes general health and wellness.
  • Important things to look for when buying CBD include full spectrum, organic certification, CO2 extraction, and third-party testing.

For more information about CBD, it’s benefits, and types of products check out my last article, Feel Great Naturally with the Power of CBD.  Another great source of CBD information is the article, CBD Hype of Hope, found in SkinInc Magazine.

Getting Started with CBD

One of the most important things to consider when starting a CBD program is the outcome you expect.  Your goal could be pain relief, better sleep, lower anxiety levels, better weight management and fat loss, or overall better health.  There are different ways to take CBD into your body and having a clear goal helps to determine the right method needed.  One of the most effective ways to successfully use CBD is to take it through your mouth, either with gummies,  capsules, or with under-the-tongue drops called tinctures.  Another method is inhalation, again through the mouth, using vaporized CBD droplets.  Finally, use CBD topically with creams and salves applied to the skin.  Each method is effective.  The one you select depends on your needs.

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Slow-releasing CBD products are great for improving your sleep function.

Gummies and Capsules

Gummies and capsules release into the body through the digestive tract.  This starts about one hour from the time the gummy or gel cap is taken.  Buy these products if you want to treat any condition that can be improved with consistent use over time.   Gummies and capsules will remain in the body for six to eight hours.   So, if you’re looking to improve your sleep function, gummies may be the choice for you. 

Oil Tinctures

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Avid Hemp CBD Oil Tinctures

Oil tinctures absorb into the mouth under the tongue and quickly enter the blood stream.  The cannabinoids then travel through the circulatory system to all parts of the body. They are faster-acting than gummies or capsules and last in the body four to six hours.  This product is good for conditions caused by inflammation that occurs throughout the body like rehumetoid arthritis and lupus.

Creams and Salves

Creams and salves are best for localized conditions or pain and work in five to 10 minutes.  This is great if you suffer conditions like symptoms of neuropathy in your feet or hands, muscle or joint pain, and skin conditions like eczema.   Using these products directly on the skin over the affected area concentrates CBD delivery on the spot.   You can use up to four times a day.

Vape Products

Vaporized products absorb into the lungs and affect the brain rather than the digestive tract. 

Dosing, Timing, and Consistency

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CBD effectiveness can be influenced by timing.

Be patient with CBD because determining your ideal dose takes time.  There is no reason to take more CBD product than you need to reach your goals.  At Naturally. . . You, we recommend all our clients to start out small.  Then give it time to work.  If you are just starting a CBD program, the CBD receptors in your body will need to awaken.  The happens over time so all products, regardless of delivery method,  get more effective the longer you use them.  By starting small and adjusting upwards in increments until you reach your goal will help determine the right size dose for you. 

Body size is another important factor when determining the starting dose.   Larger individuals will typically need to start with larger doses than smaller people,  but the strategy of small increases over time to determine the right dose remains the same.  Spreading the doses throughout the day is one of the most effective ways to successfully use CBD. In any program, consistency is vital to success.  The effectiveness of CBD builds over time so using CBD products consistently as directed is the best practice and most effective way to reach your health and wellness goals.

Communication is a Key to Success

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Personal service and close contact is what
Naturally. . .You is all about.

As with any wellness program, consistent communication with a trained practioner is the key to success.  We speak directly with our clients on a regular basis, especially at the start of a program.  We do this to make sure we answer any questions or concerns.  This makes them comfortable with their program and gives us the opportunity to make tweaks to help them achieve their goals as quickly as possible.  We take our responsibility for our clients’ health and wellness seriously, and our happiest clients stay in contact with us regularly.

Naturally. . . You sells selected CBD products and we know the most effective ways to successfully use CBD.  We have done extensive research to ensure our products meet the highest standards for potency and purity.  Plus, you will get personalized customer service that is the hallmark of our company.  We take the time to understand your conditions and only then do we suggest products and provide dosage guidelines to make sure you get the results you need.  Plus, we often provide special pricing you can’t find anywhere else.  To learn more, visit naturallyyoufl.com.  You can chat live with us on the site or call me at 813.505.9815.  I’m always available to discuss CBD or any wellness-related topic.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Feel Great Naturally with the Power of CBD

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64 Million Americans have tried CBD in some form, in the past 24 months according to Consumer Reports. That’s over a quarter of our entire population.  And among those people who have tried CBD, one out of seven now use it every day.  That’s amazing, considering that until last year, growing hemp in this country was illegal and had been over 80 years! Now it seems like someone sells CBD on every corner.  With so much product out there, people are bound to be a little confused about CBD, it’s benefits, and most importantly, what to look for when sourcing CBD products.  When it comes to CBD, Naturally. . .You has all the answers.  Our clients benefit from our extensive research on CBD, our recommended products, and guidance on the proper dosage for their unique conditions.  Now is the time to feel great using the power of CBD.

CBD and Why it Works. . .

CBD is produced naturally by hemp plants.

CBD or cannabidiol is part of the hemp plant but has no psychoactive effects.  All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) in their bodies.  This system collects and decodes signals from cannabinoids.  It plays an important role in maintaining internal balance known as homeostasis.  This occurs at every level of biological life from subcellular functions to the organism itself and is important to overall health and well-being.  Our bodies have naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors so we are pre-wired to experience the benefits of CBD.  There are two types of CBD receptors in the body.  CB1 receptors found in the brain help with mental, cognitive functions, and physiological processes.  CB2 receptors are also found throughout our immune and nervous systems, major organs, and bones.  These are responsible for physical well-being.  They fight disease, regulate pain, and according to Medical Express, control inflammation.     

Products Forms Available. . .

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CBD Oil is taken orally.

CBD is available in numerous products forms including oils, gummy candies, teas, and lotions.  The products are merely vessels for CBD delivery into the body and each is designed to deliver CBD in a different way.  Oils consumed through the mouth deliver CBD into the body the fastest.  Gummies have to be digested to release the CBD so this is a more, time-released method of CBD delivery.  Lotions deliver CBD directly through the skin to an applied area.  Know why CBD is needed and then determine the best product for the job.   

Feel Great from Benefits of CBD. . .

If you want to feel great naturally with the power of CBD consistency is the key. Using it daily improves overall wellness and can address specific issues that cause problems. Using CBD can reduce inflammation in the body.  This helps to relieve chronic pain in joints caused by arthritis.  CBD receptors in the digestive tract help reduce the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease.  Also, CBD has anti-anxiety and anti-depressive effects in mammals.  Several of my clients who take CBD report lower anxiety and better-quality sleep.  CBD can even help clear up some inflammation-related skin conditions like rosacea and eczema.  CBD is safe for everyone but make sure you check with your doctor before using it, especially if you are on any prescription drugs.   

Not all CBD is created equal. . .

The best way to ensure you are getting the best CBD products on the market is to call us at Naturally. . .  You.  These are the things we insisted on when selecting our products. . .

  1. The product must be “Full Spectrum”.  The hemp plant has over 100 different cannabinoids, CBD is just one of them.  The cannabinoids work together to produce the best benefits and is more effective than isolating CBD and just using that one.  
  2. Avoid isolates.  The word “isolate” sounds good because isolates can be marketed as 100% pure CBD.  But making of isolates involves using chemical solvents during the extraction process.  These solvents can decrease the effectiveness of the product.  Plus, I would never recommend putting anything chemically treated into your body.
  3. Go organic.  Enough said. 
  4. The CO-2 extraction process. This process is the most effective way to extract a high concentration of CBD without harming the plant.  It combines a precise temperature and pressure combination to ensure product purity.  It’s an expensive process, but cheaper ways of extraction produce inferior CBD.
  5. A short ingredient list.  Who needs fillers and unnecessary ingredients in anything?
  6. Third-party laboratory testing for potency and purity.  This is very important because not only do you want to be sure of high CBD concentration but also to make sure the products do not contain heavy metals or pesticides.  Lab testing is the only way to be sure.  This is an added expense to companies producing CBD products, but don’t but any CBD product without it.

Why buy from Naturally…You

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Buying CBD from Naturally. . . You guarantees you will get the best CBD products on the market.  We have done extensive research and established the highest standards for potency and purity.  Plus, you will get personalized customer service that is the hallmark of our company.  We take the time to understand your conditions and only then do we recommend products and provide dosage guidelines to make sure you get the results you need.  Plus, we often provide special pricing you can’t find anywhere else.  Now is the time to feel great using the power of CBD. To learn more, visit naturallyyoufl.com.  You can chat live with us on the site or call me at 813.505.9815.  I’m always available to discuss CBD or any wellness-related topic.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.