What is CBD anyway, and why do I hear so much about it?
If you are anything like I was a few years ago, I would probably have said, “yes, I know what CBD is, CBD is marijuana.” I can’t tell you how many times I have received this response by people from a wide range of ages, socio-economic status, educational backgrounds, and street smarts. There is so much to learn about CBD, and this is why it is my passion to continue to educate others as I have learned so much along my journey!
CBD is one of the most talked-about health and wellness products today. There seems to be a lot of confusion about CBD and plenty of misinformation. This misinformation makes it of the utmost importance to educate yourself, ask questions, research, talk to others that have experience and knowledge in the CBD industry.
CBD is the non-psychoactive and non-high cannabinoid mostly associated with the Hemp plant.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Out of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in Marijuana and Hemp plants, CBD and THC are two of the most commonly known.
CBD, cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive and non-high cannabinoid mostly associated with the Hemp plant.
THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the cannabinoid most widely associated with Marijuana, known for its psychoactive effects and “the high” it brings.
Humor me and picture this for a moment; there are two sisters from the same family that have some similarities and some significant differences between them. Meet Marijuana and Hemp, they have the same parent Cannabis Sativa but have different genetics or DNA if you will.
They both produce CBD and THC, but while Hemp has been raised and cultivated to have super low levels of THC and high levels of CBD, Marijuana has been grown to have high levels of THC and low levels of CBD.
CBD – at least 20%
THC – less than 0.3%
CBD – at least 10%
THC – less than 20%
Different Benefits of CBD and THC
According to Medical News Today:
CBD is most commonly used to help treat the following conditions with no side effects:
- inflammatory bowel disease
- psychosis or mental disorders
THC is most commonly used to help treat these conditions but could experience a few temporary side effects:
- muscle spasticity
- low appetite
Here at Concierge CBD, we provide different levels of consultations, so we can spend as much or as little time as it takes to understand your current situation. We will choose a treatment plan that best suits your needs and put that plan into action! Kelly has over 20 years of experience providing integrative care helping clients.
Our office is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida for in-person appointments serving the surrounding counties and offer telehealth services for anyone out of the area or located in another state.
We also offer telehealth and phone appointments for Brain Health Assessments for all Florida residents.