What is CBD anyway?

If you are like many of us on a health and wellness journey, you're looking to minimize the chemicals in your life. They're everywhere. There are obvious places to start but some aren't so obvious (body lotion? A gumdrop before bed to help with sleep?) CBD products have become quite the trend in the health and wellness market and, while trends aren't always worth jumping on, CBD has proven to have some legs when it comes to chronic pain, anxiety, depression, a sleep aid, skin conditions, even in the prevention of SEIZURES. Since we've recently started stocking Lord Jones, what we think is the best of the best of high quality CBD products we wanted to break it down. We're always here to answer questions if you want more information from us about it. At the end of the day though, you do you.

Facts & Science

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis. The therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis.

CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been most studied by scientists.

Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body. CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or in certain products, with less of a high.

Who is using CBD?

In response to massive consumer demand, a huge, unregulated market in CBD oil products reached a critical mass in 2018. A surge of consumer interest in all things CBD was suddenly newsworthy with praise coming from athletes, film stars, soccer moms, and parents of desperately ill children. CBD oil has been touted as a curative for the sick and a preventive for the healthy, an all-purpose tincture for people of all ages.

CBD Products at Pineapple Life

Late last year we started carrying CBD products and they flew off the shelf. Recently, we started carrying a brand new line by a company called Lord Jones. They tout their use of the highest quality products in the world. From the CBD oil derived from select hemp cultivated in the USA, single origin dark chocolate from Ecuador, handmade gum drops infused with European fruit essences, all formulated by a team of veteran personal care experts. We can't wait for you to try some of their products and to enjoy some of the health benefits that CBD has to offer. Come in and talk to us about the products. We're carrying the entire line which includes body lotions, body oils, ingestable tinctures, confections and gel capsule supplements.

In the end, you might just need to dig a little deeper and decide if CBD is for you. Drop into the studio or drop us a line and we'd be happy to tell you more. Or feel free to comment below and we’ll answer here!

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