You've probably heard of CBD by now - it's everywhere from your favorite coffee shop to your grandma's medicine cabinet. But what is it, and how does it work? Is it a miracle cure or just another fad? Don't stress! In this blog, we'll give you the lowdown on all things CBD, without the boring scientific jargon. So sit back, grab a cup of tea (or CBD-infused beverage if you're feeling it), and let's get into it.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in hemp plants. It's often touted as a natural health remedy for various ailments, including reducing stress, promoting better sleep, and providing pain relief. But how does CBD work? Let's take a closer look.
Studies have found that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex network of receptors and neurotransmitters that helps regulate various bodily functions, including mood, sleep, and even immune system response. To put it simply, the ECS is involved in maintaining homeostasis, or overall balance, in the body.
It’s thought that CBD may also affect serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that's involved in regulating mood, anxiety, and sleep. Some studies have suggested that CBD may increase serotonin levels (aka, give you a bit of a mood boost!).
By balancing the ECS and potentially affecting serotonin levels, CBD may help bring the body into a state of balance and relaxation. This can potentially help reduce feelings of anxiousness and promote a sense of calmness, which can in turn also help with sleep. CBD has also been touted for helping with areas like focus, discomfort, and even inflammation.
While CBD isn't a cure-all, studies have shown promising results for CBD as a safe, natural health remedy for many common areas of wellness.
Now that you’re an expert in CBD, let us introduce you to its elite form: CBDa.
Many of you have heard of CBD since it’s gotten all the attention in recent years. But you may not have heard of CBDa.
CBDa, or cannabidiolic acid, is the more raw form of CBD that's found in hemp plants. Normally, CBDa is broken down into CBD through a process called decarboxylation, but through careful, heatless extraction, you can actually preserve CBDa before it would be normally broken down into CBD.
So why does it even matter? Because CBDa rocks (well, we think so; and our customers too!). Compared to CBD, CBDa is simply less processed. Being in a raw, whole form is thought to give CBDa the power of being one of the most readily absorbed cannabinoids. This could mean the potential for increased bioavailability, potency power (i.e. lower dosages needed for positive results), and even overall improved efficacy in comparison to standard CBD*. The emerging studies are promising!
Now that you know how CBD works, and how it stacks up against CBDa, why not give it a try? Pure Fin CBDa products are the cherry on top of your wellness routine. Whether you're looking to reduce stress, sleep better, or just feel your best, we've got you covered. So go ahead, add some CBD oil to your morning routine or take some just before bed. Your body (and taste buds) will thank you!