Hemp CBD has been found to help with several issues, including anxiety and inflammation, chronic pain, insomnia, and support of the immune system. While companies shouldn’t be making wild health claims—and be wary of those that do—the benefits of incorporating a hemp-derived CBD product into your daily routine can be abundant.
Below, we explain what makes hemp-derived CBD products different and share our top tips from experts on how to find the best hemp products.
Hemp or Cannabis?
With a hemp CBD product, you’re looking for wellness benefits—not a high. There is a lot of confusion out there as to what makes a CBD product and where it comes from.
Both CBD and THC (the psychoactive substance in marijuana) are the two biggest cannabinoids out of the potentially hundreds of different cannabinoids found in all types of cannabis plants, but THC is the one that gets you high. In turn, CBD has benefits without the buzz.
A hemp CBD product will likely come from industrial hemp, the tall, fast-growing plant that resembles bamboo. Industrial hemp is known for its stalks and seeds which can be used to make almost anything, from oils to clothes, to plastic substitutes. Your hemp CBD product can technically come from either cannabis plant – it just really boils down to being below that magic number of 0.3% of THC in the product.
What’s so great about hemp-derived CBD products? Hemp is a powerhouse as a multifunctional and sustainable plant. Despite some gray areas in legality, hemp CBD products are available in all 50 states and online, making it widely accessible for everyone.
7 Tips When Choosing Hemp-Derived CBD Products
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When searching for a hemp CBD product, Gretchen Lidicker, a health editor at mindbodygreen.com and author of the upcoming book, Read more at: https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/essential-tips-for-buying-hemp-cbd-products