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Introduction to CBD

Written by: AtoZ Botanicals Staff

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CBD Introduction

Embarking on your CBD journey can feel like diving into a vast ocean of definitions and philosophy. But no worries, we're here to guide you through some foundational concepts that are both beginner-friendly and deeply beneficial.

 

Why you can trust us:

  • We have been formulating and making peoples lives better with natural alternative holistic wellness products for more than 10 years.

  • We've successfully guided well over 1,000 CBD customers. 

  • We rigorously study the latest in hemp industry trends, practices, and science.

  • We have the knowledge and experience of working with natural plant terpenes, essential oils and cannabinoids. 

  •  All of our our products test out. 

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The 7 Top CBD Terms For Beginners - CBD Introduction

1. CBD
 

  • Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants known for its potential therapeutic benefits. 

Why use CBD?  Dealing with chronic pain can be exhausting and frustrating, leaving you searching for relief that seems impossible to find.
Maybe you've tried countless remedies and treatments, only to be disappointed by their lack of effectiveness. The pain persists, and you're running out of options.


That's where AtoZ Botanicals comes in. Our CBD Pain Relief Rub and CBD Pain Relief Drops has the potential to offer a natural solution that finally gives you the relief you've been longing for. 


Role & Benefits: CBD is more than just a plant. It’s about complementing traditional medicine. CBD has the potential for


  • Pain Relief
  • Anxiety & Mood Relief
  • Aid in Addiction Treatment
  • Neuroprotective Properties
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
A picture of a cannabis plant next to a candle.

Potential Pros:

  • Improved Quality of Life: Without the burden of pain, individuals can experience a better overall quality of life, allowing them to engage in activities they enjoy and perform daily tasks more comfortably. 
  • Enhanced Mental Well-being: Being pain-free can lead to reduced stress, anxiety, and depression, promoting better mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Increased Mobility: Freedom from pain can improve physical mobility and flexibility, enabling individuals to move more freely and participate in physical activities.

Potential Cons:

  • Lack of Regulation: CBD is a supplement, not a medication, and the purity of supplements are not regulated by the FDA. 
  • Doesn't Work for Everyone: While some individuals find immediate relief, others do not notice a different.  

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2. Full Spectrum
 

  • Full Spectrum refers to CBD products containing a wide range of cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC, and other beneficial compounds found in the cannabis plant.

AtoZ Botanicals' products are produced with Isolate CBD, meaning CBD that is isolated from other cannabinoids that is found in the hemp plant, and therefore, CONTAIN NO THC.


CBD products without THC offer several benefits, including:

  • Non-Psychoactive Relief.
  • Legal Compliance: THC-free CBD products are often legal in more regions, making them accessible to a wider audience.
  • Minimal Risk of Side Effects: With THC removed, the risk of adverse reactions or intoxication is significantly reduced, promoting a safer experience for users.
  • Drug Testing: For individuals subject to drug testing, THC-free CBD eliminates the risk of testing positive for THC, providing peace of mind while enjoying the potential benefits of CBD.
  • Potential Health Benefits: Research suggests that CBD may offer relief from issues such as anxiety, pain, inflammation, insomnia, and seizures, making it a valuable wellness supplement.
  • Keep in Mind: that individual responses to CBD may vary, and it's advisable to consult a healthcare professional before incorporating CBD products into one's wellness regimen.
A rainbow colored circle with the words Full Sprectrum in the circle and the words CBD in the middle.

Further Readings

→ The Glossary of Terms

→ Top 10 Benefits of Broad Spectrum.

CBD doesn't solely target one specific issue; it has been reported to offer potential support for various aspects of wellness, including mental well-being, physical comfort, and overall balance.

Holistic Wellness Support

3. Isolate
 

  • Isolate: Pure CBD without any other cannabinoids or compounds, often preferred by those who want to avoid THC entirely.

CBD isolate is utilized in our AtoZ Botanicals CBD products for several reasons:

  • High Purity: CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, typically containing 99% pure CBD without any other cannabinoids or compounds. This purity is desirable for those seeking the benefits of CBD without the presence of other cannabis compounds.

  • THC-Free: CBD isolate is completely free of THC, making it an appealing option for individuals who want to avoid any trace of THC in their CBD products due to personal preference or regulatory reasons.

  • Versatility: CBD isolate can be easily incorporated into a wide variety of products such as oils, tinctures, edibles, and topicals, providing manufacturers with flexibility in formulation and allowing consumers to choose from various product types.

  • Customizable Dosage: Using CBD isolate allows for precise dosing, enabling manufacturers to create products with specific CBD concentrations tailored to the needs of different consumers.

  • Flavorless and Odorless: CBD isolate is devoid of the natural flavor and aroma associated with full-spectrum CBD, which can be advantageous for creating products with neutral taste profiles or for individuals who are sensitive to the earthy taste of full-spectrum CBD.

  • Compliance and Accessibility: For regions with strict regulations on THC content or where THC-free products are preferred, CBD isolate offers a compliant and accessible option for CBD supplementation.

  • Potential for Broad Applications: The absence of THC and other cannabinoids in CBD isolate makes it suitable for a broader range of applications, catering to individuals who may have sensitivities or specific preferences regarding the compounds present in their CBD products.

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4. Tincture
 

  • Tincture: A liquid form of CBD extract that can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) for faster absorption.

Role & Benefits: Taking CBD oil under the tongue is popular for several reasons:


  • Rapid Absorption: Bypasses the digestive system.
  • Higher Bioavailability:  Higher bioavailability means a larger proportion is available to the body.
  • Convenient and Discrete
  • Precise Dosage Control
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5. Dosage
 

  • Dosage: The amount of CBD you take, usually measured in milligrams (mg). Start with a low dosage and gradually increase to find what works for you.

Role & Benefits: When taking Ultra Sleep Aid start with one dropper full. Good sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being.


  • Physical Health: Adequate sleep plays a vital role in supporting overall physical health. It contributes to the repair and rejuvenation of tissues, the regulation of hormones involved in metabolism and appetite control, and the proper functioning of the immune system.

  • Mental Health: Quality sleep is essential for optimal mental health. Adequate rest supports emotional regulation, stress management, and the consolidation of memory and learning.

  • Cognitive Function: Sleep is closely linked to cognitive function, including attention, decision-making, problem-solving, and creativity. Good sleep supports cognitive processes critical for productivity and effective functioning throughout the day.

  • Emotional Well-being: Getting enough quality sleep is associated with improved mood, resilience to stress, and the ability to cope with daily challenges.

  • Heart Health: Long-term inadequate sleep has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Quality sleep is essential for maintaining cardiovascular health.

  • Weight Management: Poor sleep can disrupt the balance of hunger-related hormones, leading to an increased appetite and cravings for high-calorie foods. This can contribute to weight gain and metabolic imbalances.

  • Overall Quality of Life: Consistently getting good sleep can significantly improve overall quality of life, impacting energy levels, productivity, and general enjoyment of daily activities.

Rather than addressing only a single symptom or condition, CBD has been suggested to provide relief for a wide spectrum of issues, such as stress, discomfort, inflammation, and sleep challenges, promoting a comprehensive approach to wellness.

Multi-Faceted Relief

6. THC
 

  • THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol is another compound in cannabis that produces a psychoactive effect. CBD products may contain trace amounts, but not enough to cause a "high.

AtoZ Botanicals products have ZERO THC. THC affects the body by interacting with the brain's cannabinoid receptors, potentially leading to immediate and long-term effects, as well as posing certain risks to overall health and cognitive function.


  • Brain Interaction: When THC is inhaled by smoking, it enters the lungs, moves into the bloodstream, and then travels to the brain where it binds to cannabinoid receptors. This interaction with the brain's receptors causes the "high" associated with marijuana use.
  • Immediate and Long-term Effects: Regardless of the method of consumption, cannabis can cause immediate and long-term effects, including changes in perception and increased heart rate. Over time, it may also lead to negative health effects.
  • Potential Health Risks: Marijuana use comes with real risks that can impact a person's health and life, including addiction, negative effects on cancer, heart health, mental health, and brain health.
  • Cognitive Effects: THC alters how information is processed, which can lead to compromised processing abilities, particularly among adolescents who use marijuana regularly.   

A cannabis flower that contains THC on  placed top of a picture of a persons face.

Further Readings


→ Hemp vs Marijuana

→ What is the Entourage Effect?


CBD doesn't just exert a fixed influence; it may possess adaptogenic properties, potentially helping the body adapt to stress and maintain equilibrium, thereby supporting overall resilience.

Adaptogenic Properties

7. Certificate of Analysis (COA)
 

  • Certificate of Analysis (COA): A document from a third-party testing facility that verifies the contents of a CBD product, ensuring it meets quality and safety standards.

AtoZ Botanicals products are regularly tested and test out with consistency 


Role & Benefits: Consumers can use the COA to verify the quality and safety of the CBD product they intend to purchase, and it serves as a key component in promoting trust and transparency within the CBD industry.


  • Cannabinoid Profile
  • Potency and Concentration
  • Source and Origin.
  • Date of Testing.
  • Third Party Testing
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Conclusion

Embarking on your CBD journey with these seven foundational terms not only builds confidence in choosing your wellness path, but can also improve your health physically, mentally, and spiritually. CBD is not just about the plant; it's about the journey within, connecting the mind, body, and spirit. Equip yourself with the right products, and you’re all set to tackle life's challenges head on.

If you want to learn more about how CBD can change your life and improve your health, check out more through our CBD University blog.

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