Do you seem to hear about CBD everywhere these days, but are still confused about what it is, what it does, and who it’s for? You’re not alone. The rising popularity of CBD to treat a multitude of issues has left those unfamiliar with the substance with plenty of questions – is it legal? Is it safe? Can anyone take it? Read on to discover exactly what CBD is, its plethora of benefits, and why it’s a solid choice for people of any age.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the more than 400 chemicals found in cannabis plants, both hemp, and marijuana. Different from THC, CBD does not have psychoactive properties, meaning it won’t get you high. CBD interacts with our body’s receptors to positively affect our mood, appetite, and overall wellness. CBD’s effects are far more subtle than using marijuana which is why it has become so popular with people of all ages. Add to that, Full Spectrum Zen CBD is hemp-derived, American-grown and 3rd party lab tested for purity so you’re getting the best and most effective CBD and CBD-infused products available anywhere.
Is CBD legal?
In short – yes! The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana, so hemp-derived products like CBD are federally legal at less than 0.3% THC levels. CBD that is above a THC level of 0.3% is still federally illegal but can differ from state to state depending on their own laws.
Who can benefit from CBD?
We’d like to think the answer to that is anyone and everyone! Hemp-derived CBD is legal for all ages – even minors – thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. CBD is non-addictive and non-habit forming and is a natural, over-the-counter form of relief. In fact, in many cases, it is even safer or has fewer side effects than prescribed drugs. CBD is not habit-forming so no matter your age, you should always consult with your doctor before adding CBD to your wellness routine.
Here are some age specific-benefits:
CBD for kids and teens:
The use of CBD for children was first discovered in treating rare forms of epilepsy. Still a trusted method for many, CBD has evolved to treat anxiety and other less severe conditions in children, while also providing a touch of wellness. Kids and teens with ADHD can use CBD to manage their symptoms of overstimulation and trouble focusing. It has also been found helpful for those with autism. If you are thinking about trying a CBD regimen for your child, the most important thing you can do (other than speaking to their pediatrician) is to ensure you are getting the best, most pure quality CBD. Full-Spectrum Zen CBD, found in all of our products, has a greater therapeutic value than other forms of CBD and is guaranteed to be of the highest quality.
CBD for the middle – 20’s, 30’s, 40’s
Probably its sweet spot, CBD has seemingly found its home amongst the adult and middle-aged crowd, who are already keen to its healing benefits. People from all walks of life in this age group regularly use CBD to treat a variety of conditions – anything from athletes needing recovery and pain relief to stressed out parents and executives that need something to cut the anxiety. This age group uses CBD for all types of day-to-day troubles like sleep issues and help with focus, but also for more serious issues such as those who suffer from Chrons and colitis, or anxiety and depression.
Whether you’re an athlete, fitness enthusiast or weekend warrior; CBD has long been heralded for its incomparable effects in promoting recovery, improving mobility and reducing pain, cramping and inflammation.
Seniors: Use of CBD by Americans 65 years or older is on the rise – up to 20% in 2020 from 14% in 2019 – and for good reason. This up-and-coming treatment method is preferred by seniors who don’t want the “high” feeling that medical marijuana gives. With increasing age causing a number of uncomfortable conditions, CBD has the healing properties to treat them all. Topicals are especially popular among seniors with physical pain such as arthritis, as they are able to apply it directly to the source of the discomfort.
For any age, there are a number of benefits that regularly taking CBD provides, including:
- Chronic pain relief
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Improves mood
- Improves sleep quality
How do I start using CBD?
The short answer is in low doses, and to gradually work your way up in dosage depending on your reaction to the CBD. Other factors that have an impact on CBD’s effectiveness are:
- Body weight
- Body chemistry
- Intended usage
- The concentration of CBD in the product
You also have a choice of how you want to take your CBD dose – oils and tinctures, capsules, and topicals are available based on your specific needs and intentions.
Again, consulting your medical professional can help make the best decisions for you when it comes to your CBD journey, and you can rest assured that any products you receive from us at Full Spectrum Zen are of the highest quality – plus we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all of our products. Come see why more people are using our products to find relief today.