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CBD 101: The Ultimate Guide to CBD

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In recent years, there has been a lot of press about the use of CBD for many different things. Cannabidiol has proven to be a top contender in the beauty and skincare industry. For this reason, we're going to take some time to go in-depth about what CBD is, its many uses in the health and beauty industry, and the various benefits you can enjoy from using it.

What Is Cannabidiol?

CBD is simply an acronym for the longer term of cannabidiol. The New York Times states that “Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the lesser-known child of the cannabis sativa plant.” You may be more familiar with the terms of hemp or marijuana plants. They are all considered to be cannabis sativa.

The Times goes on to state that these plants have more than 100 cannabinoids. One of these cannabinoids is cannabidiol or CBD. CBD is extracted from the stalk, stems, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant. It can also be produced from the marijuana plant.

CBD 101 The Ultimate Guide to CBD

Can You Get High On CBD?

One of the most common questions about CBD is whether it will provide the user with a high. Many men and women actually avoid using CBD for fear of undergoing a state of being high.

Most CBD products for the health and beauty industry don't contain large traces of THC at all. “Part of CBD’s popularity is that it purports to be “nonpsychoactive,” and that consumers can reap health benefits from the plant without the high...” says the Times.

Remember that you’ll want to look for products that provide CBD Testing data for each batch of products. This way you can rest assured on the quality of the products and the amount of CBD and THC they contain, giving you confidence when you’re shopping for CBD products in the future. Wellphoria products are tested by a third-party facility. This independent lab verifies that every formula contains at least 50 ppm of high-quality, authentic CBD—no exceptions.

What Is CBD Isolate?

CBD isolate is the specific form of CBD that you'll find in our Wellphoria™ Nourishing collection of products. You'll commonly hear the terms isolate and full-spectrum. Medical News Today states that “CBD isolate does not contain any THC — the psychoactive component of cannabis.” Full-spectrum CBD products contain some THC.

THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis that is purported to provide a high for users. It's the component that most people associate with the effects of marijuana on the body. But, you can be confident that third party testing has validated that our Wellphoria™ products have no detectable levels of THC.

Is CBD Oil Legal In All 50 States?

Due to the nature of where CBD is extracted from, there has been a lot of concern of whether or not it's legal to purchase within all states. The 2018 Farm Bill helped to provide some guidance for sellers and buyers alike.

The Brookings Institution explains that the bill, “allows hemp cultivation broadly, not simply pilot programs for studying market interest in hemp-derived products. It explicitly allows the transfer of hemp-derived products across state lines for commercial or other purposes. It also puts no restrictions on the sale, transport, or possession of hemp-derived products, so long as those items are produced in a manner consistent with the law.” However, as of the day we published this article, some states have their own laws, so we are currently unable to ship CBD products to Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, and Mississippi.

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How Do Products with CBD Benefit Your Hair?

CBD has become a major player in the hair care industry. Let's take a look at some of the major benefits of using products with CBD for your hair.

1. Strengthens hair 

Hair wellness begins with strength. From combing and other damaging factors, our formulas with CBD encourages stronger hair and also helps protect the hair from breakage. Address the well-being of your hair, and take your strands to a new dimension. Wellphoria™ makes your hair 4X Stronger*, you and your hair can feel ready to conquer the world.

2. Conditions Hair 

Staying hydrated is a major key to overall wellness, and that includes healthy hair. Deeply nourishing, while also maintaining a lightweight feel, our nourishing formulas with CBD helps deliver ahhh-mazing hydration to hair. Deliver a rush of moisture and definition to your lovely locks, while detangling so you can run your fingers through it effortlessly.

3. Softens Hair

With hair that’s so soft and bouncy, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face. Dealing with dry, brittle hair? Say goodbye to the feel of damaged, rough strands. Our formulas with CBD adds an uplifting feeling of softness, so you can delight in tresses that are moisturized, healthy looking, and gloriously soft to the touch.

4. Balances Scalp

Hair care doesn’t need to be a balancing act. Wherever your hair is across the spectrum of oily to dry, our formulas with CBD boosts the well-being of your hair. Pure cannabidiol helps maintain a balanced scalp for healthy-looking, nourished and positively vibrant hair. Hair wellness means feeling confident all the way from your scalp to the tips of your hair.

5. Adds Vivid Shine

Vibrant shine means your hair is thriving from an infusion of plant-based hair wellness. Our formulas with CBD naturally boost the vibrance of your hair, and transforms dry, dull, damaged strands into lustrous, shiny hair that radiates the glow of optimal wellness. You’ve reached Hairvana!

*With Wellphoria™ shampoo, conditioner and oil vs. a non-conditioning shampoo.

**With Wellphoria™ shampoo, conditioner, and oil vs. untreated damaged hair.

What is CBD and how does it help your hair?

CBD and Skincare

The beauty benefits of CBD don't just stop at hair health. CBD can be used for skin care as well. As you've learned throughout our CBD 101 guide, cannabidiol may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that can benefit the skin. Forbes states that, “While the research on CBD's benefits is fairly limited, it's generally considered safe to use topically.” Skin conditions that may have been treated with CBD skin care products include dryness, eczema, psoriasis, inflammation, acne, and free radical damage.

Our Wellphoria Nourishing Hand and Body lotion is infused with with 50 ppm of 99% pure CBD and vegan hemp seed oil, leaving your skin feeling soft, silky, smooth, moisturized, nourished, and glowing with an all-around look of wellness.

Hopefully, our CBD 101 guide has provided you with some new information about CBD. This is a widely popular product that can enhance both hair and skin health. If you're ready to give it a try, then check out the wide selection of CBD beauty products from Wellphoria.

References:

The New York Times – What Are The Benefits Of CBD? 10/16/2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/style/self-care/cbd-oil-benefits.html

Medical News Today – What to know about CBD isolate. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/cbd-isolate

The Brookings Institution – The Farm Bill, hemp legalization and the status of CBD: An explainer 12/14/2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/12/14/the-farm-bill-hemp-and-cbd-explainer/

Forbes – Everything You Need To Know About CBD Skincare 12/30/2020. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2020/12/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cbd-skincare

 

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