As cannabis laws continue to evolve across the nation, research into CBD’s far-reaching potential continues to emerge. While CBD is currently only FDA-approved for treatment of certain epilepsy disorders, interest in the compound has entered the fields of mental health, sleep science, pain management, and more. But what is it? Who could it help? And how does CBD oil make you feel, anyway? Whether you’ve never taken CBD before or you’ve been taking it blindly for a while, here are some basics you should know about this remarkable cannabinoid and why you might want to integrate it into your daily use.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second-most dominant, active ingredient of the hemp plant next to tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Unlike THC, CBD won’t get you high. Also unlike THC, which binds to CB1 receptors to produce physiological and psychoactive effects in the body, CBD inhibits endocannabinoid reuptake and increases what is known as anandamide, or the “bliss” molecule.
CBD may also interact with other important receptors in the body, including TRPV1, which is involved in the pain and stress response, and GPR55, 5HTI-alpha and adenosine A2A, each of which may be involved in inflammation and anxiety.
While research is still emerging into the health benefits of CBD, it is always recommended that potential users seek the advice of a doctor first to ensure CBD is the right choice for them.
How Does CBD Make You Feel?
Unlike THC, CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects, meaning you’ll remain clear-headed while benefiting from the medicinal properties of the hemp plant. To ensure you’re getting pure CBD without any significant trace of THC, choose a product labeled CBD isolate, derived from natural hemp.
Why RESET Balance?
RESET Balance is comprised of THC-free* CBD isolate derived from natural hemp grown in clean air in rural Colorado using fresh mountain water. While many CBD and hemp-based products can contain heavy metals and toxins which pollute the hemp before extraction and pose serious health risks, RESET Balance is tested multiple times to ensure a pure and efficient product. Even more, RESET CBD is insulated with nanoliposomes, which take a more direct route to the cell than conventional CBD products. Reset’s pharmaceutical-grade nano-liposomes facilitate optimal absorption, which can be up to 80% more than traditional consumption. This means they are better absorbed within the body and can deliver CBD’s health benefits directly to the parts of the body that need it most, without interruption.
Erica Garza is an author and essayist. Her work has appeared in TIME, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, The Telegraph and VICE. She lives in Los Angeles.