The world of plants provides tremendous healing potential, with thousands of different flowers, leaves, roots, and seeds that we humans have harvested and used throughout the centuries. Nearly every medicine on the planet today has been derived from a plant compound, but there’s nothing quite as powerful as using these compounds in their native forms.
One of the up-and-coming medicinal plants of this past decade has been cannabis, specifically the compound CBD. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is taking the world by storm, with everything from infused bath bombs to concentrated oils hitting the shelves. It’s reached the point of fame where we’ve now designated August 8th as National CBD Day!
What makes CBD so unique?
Why is it suddenly everywhere we look? Turns out, CBD has a great many benefits for a wide range of people, with little-to-no side effects. But first, let’s explore what CBD is. Cannabidiol is one of the active constituents of the cannabis sativa plant, which has two primary species- hemp and marijuana. For this reason, it’s often confusing to people! “Is it legal? Does it get me high?” Because of decades of prohibition and misunderstanding around cannabis, it’s normal to feel a bit flustered at the possibility of using CBD products.
CBD is just one of the compounds in cannabis, like THC, CBG, CBN, and other cannabinoids. Each has their own unique properties, and CBD has been the most studied. CBD is non-psychoactive, non-addictive, and products containing it are considered federally legal if the THC levels are 0.3% or less. Both the hemp and marijuana species of the cannabis plant contain CBD, but the hemp plant has significantly more, which is why it’s the primary source of this healing compound.
Some benefits of CBD:
- Holistic pain management
- Reduced anxiety
- Better sleep
- A general sense of calm
- Enhanced flexibility and mobility
- Management of epilepsy and other neurological conditions
- Reduced cravings for food, alcohol, or other drugs
- Boosted brain performance
While much more research is still needed, it’s clear that CBD is a standout plant-derived supplement. Some people even report benefits in using CBD to treat arthritis, autoimmune disease, and even cancer. It’s no wonder that we’ve decided to officially celebrate this incredible gift of nature with National CBD Day!
Because CBD has gotten so popular, it’s extremely important to do your research to find a reputable brand. There are many poor-quality CBD products on the market these days, that are potentially cut/diluted with unhealthy oils, laced with pesticides, or have unnatural flavorings or dyes added. Don’t just pick up the first bottle of CBD oil you see on a supermarket shelf, or in a gas station! It’s vital that you choose only the finest quality option, so you can make the most of CBD’s medicinal powers, without worrying about adverse effects.
Here at Our Botanicals, we’re committed to providing only the best CBD products, including a selection of delicious Champainge gummies, oils, and topicals. With CBD from organically-grown plants, blended with other organic ingredients, these products are not only yummy, but they pack a healing punch too. Let’s explore some of our favorites:
1. Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
For the gold standard experience, Champainge’s full-spectrum oil is potent and easy to incorporate into your daily life. This healing elixir is organic, gluten-free, and vegan. Made from the purest hemp extract, this oil is the perfect thing to help you stay calm and focused, while reducing pain and inflammation in the body. And the best part? No weird fillers or additives here! Just concentrated CBD in a blend of fractionated coconut oil (MCT oil).
You can take this oil directly under the tongue, or add it to your favorite juice, coffee, smoothie, or tea!
2. CBD Gummies
Feel like a kid again, with these delicious CBD-infused gummy bears from Champainge. They are chewy and sweet, just like fruit snacks, except they’re good for you! With 10mg of CBD isolate per piece, you can pop one as an afternoon treat, to get your day started, or to help you wind down before bed. If you want to get your plant medicine in each day, and you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, these are the perfect solution. Made from non-GMO extract, these gummies come in three delectable, natural flavors- raspberry, blueberry, and grape.
You’ll get 10 gummies per box, for a total of 100mg of non-psychoactive CBD. The perfect gift to give a friend, bring to a party, or as a treat for yourself!
3. Topical Salve
While many people are familiar with ways to ingest CBD, through oils and infused edible products, topical application is another great way to get the benefits of the cannabis plant. Using things like CBD-infused salves like this one from Champainge allows you to target the medicine just where you need it. Sore muscles, aches and pains, tight neck? Simply rub in this natural topical blend and enjoy the sweet relief. Get the relaxation you want, while soothing and softening the skin.
No added emulsifiers or petroleum byproducts here- just pure coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, and vitamin E round out this potent blend.
If you’re looking for Champainge’s awesome CBD Lollipops, they can be found on their website here.
There are so many wonderful ways to get in your daily dose of CBD, and if you haven’t tried it already, we highly recommend it. Whether you are dealing with aches and pains, mild insomnia, anxiety, or something similar, this plant medicine may just be your new best friend.