Hemp and CBD Oil 101

For many, their first introduction to Hemp and CBD Oil requires an explanation that no, CBD won’t make you “stoned. Although these wonder products are not psychoactive, this does not mean that they aren’t incredibly efficacious at what they do. With benefits ranging from treating anxiety, pain, and fibromyalgia to insomnia and epilepsy, it’s easy to see why this natural oil has become buzzy as it’s taken the health and wellness market by storm in the past year. Rebecca’s Natural Food brought this natural, plant derived supplement to Charlottesville 4 years ago after meticulously researching and testing many different brands. It’s easy to use and highly efficacious. Needless to say, we’re big fans.

What is commonly referred to as Hemp oil or CBD oil, often interchangeably and occasionally incorrectly, actually comes in three primary forms: Hemp Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, and CBD oil. When you see these on labels, what you’re essentially seeing is where the oil was derived from. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the plant, while CBD oil can be made from Cannabis sativa or hemp, and is made from the whole plant, including the flowering portion. In states where cannabis is illegal, CBD oil must be made from hemp. From here going forward we’ll use CBD oil to refer to both, for brevity’s sake.

Why so many are benefiting from using it:

Studies have shown that CBD oil can help with wide-ranging, often tricky to treat conditions. These include (but aren’t limited to) stress and anxiety, sleep, epilepsy, overall mood, inflammation, energy levels, metabolism, appetite, pain response, immune function, nerve signaling, muscle control, sexual health, and memory.For sore muscles, we love all of our topical options. Depending on your preference of cream, salve or oil you might choose Nature’s Root Hemp Sore Muscle Oil or salve sticks, Ananda CBD salve with Boswellia, Charlotte’s Web CBD cream, or Plus CBD’s topical salves. If you’re looking for help with anxiety and sleep, Ananda Full Spectrum Hemp CBD tincture, Charlotte’s Web (Unflavored or Mint Chocolate) CBD, and Plus CBD’s liquids or softgels are a great option

Especially in light of our country’s dependence on prescription drugs and more alarmingly, the opioid crisis, CBD oil has emerged as a safe, non-addictive alternative to pain meds.

How does it work?

All humans have a complex and advanced physiological system known as ECS or Endocannabinoid System. Cannabinoids are molecules that the body creates that fill the receptors in this system. The ECS is constantly striving to achieve cellular balance throughout our biology through signaling and communication. Many factors in life compromise our ability to function optimally and healthily. Research indicates that the CBD’s contained in specific strains of Agricultural Hemp can be a necessary and potent supplement to regulating our internal system. We have cannabinoid receptors for a reason! CBD oil is one of nature’s gifts.

CBD can be used both as a topical and ingested, depending on what you’re using it for. Our highly trained staff is always here to talk with you about your specific ailments and which products you should try for optimal treatment and wellbeing!

At Rebecca’s Natural Food, our meticulous research ensures that we only carry products with the highest Quality assurance. That includes third-party testing, and non-GMO status. As always, our mission is to provide food and supplements that enhance cognitive and physical performance according to science-based and traditional perspectives. CBD is a safe, cutting-edge tool in this pursuit of health.

Come see us today to try it for yourself!

2018-07-09T14:06:21+00:00

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  1. Stephanie Butcher October 30, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    How would I infuse full or broad spectrum CBD in a bone broth recipe?

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