Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know: What is CBD and How Does It Work?

You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it, maybe you’ve even tried it: We’re talking about CBD, the headline-making, buzz-worthy cannabis extract that’s making an appearance in everything from oils to edibles. Short for cannabidiol, this naturally occurring compound is more popular than ever, thanks to celebrity endorsements, glamorous product lines, and a whole host of health benefits backed by scientific research.

But what exactly is CBD, and how does it work? Here at Reverie, we’re tackling your biggest questions about this of-the-moment substance because we’re convinced that CBD is so much more than just a trend. We believe in the power of CBD to alleviate issues like chronic pain, anxiety, stress, and so much more — and we think you will, too.

Getting to Know CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound that can be found in the flower of the cannabis plant. Granted Generally Considered As Safe (GRAS) status by the FDA, CBD is a harm-free, non-addictive substance from phytocannabinoids that have long been considered rich in therapeutic properties when applied to the body.

Unlike THC, CBD does not alter the mental state to cause users to feel intoxicated or stoned — in other words, you won’t get high. With Reverie’s pure, organic, and THC-free broad spectrum CBD oil, our customers can feel a sense of calm and safety knowing that they’re only consuming the best possible products.

How Does CBD Work?

CBD works by stimulating specific receptors in the brain and the body, in particular, the endocannabinoid system. By binding with cannabinoid receptors, CBD can “send a message” to the body to help aid in regulating functions like sleep, appetite, mood, motor control, immune function, pain, pleasure, memory, temperature, and more.

Cannabinoid and the Endocannabinoid System

When scientists began researching marijuana’s effects on the body, they discovered a previously unknown biochemical communication system called the endocannabinoid system. This system plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience, by way of receptors in the brain that respond to cannabis and also how cannabinoid compounds in the body bind to these receptors.

How to Use CBD

Today, there are many ways to consume CBD, including vape pens, tinctures (liquid extracts), vape pens, topical applications, edibles, and pills. While each option has its own unique benefits, it really depends on your own personal preference when it comes to using CBD.

Vape pens, for example, heat up a small dose of CBD oil until it boils, allowing you to inhale the vapor. This method of consumption is the fastest way to for CBD to enter the bloodstream, so you’ll start experiencing the benefits at a sooner rate. If you prefer not to vape, tinctures, such as drops or sprays, are a great option. Typically found in oil form, this application is taken orally and is the second-fastest method to absorb CBD.

Ingredients Matter

While tinctures are a popular way to consume CBD, it’s important to note that not all CBD oils are created equal. Unlike other oils out there, Reverie’s broad spectrum CBD is 100% pure, all natural, and organic, which means we never add fillers, blends, or unwanted compounds. This means you’re getting the safest, most potent product on the market.

We also source our CBD directly from Oregon, which means our hemp has some of the highest safety ratings in the world. We work directly with our farmers to produce only the best quality hemp that’s also sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and community-conscious.   

What is CBD Used For?

Now that you know a bit more about CBD, you’re probably wondering what people use it for. At Reverie, we believe CBD offers incredible health benefits that can help give you the clarity, relief, and confidence to live a freer life. In fact, this magical extract is known to help reduce inflammation, reduce anxiety, reduce nausea, help with epilepsy, and alleviate pain.  

The Reverie Difference

As CBD continues to increase in popularity, we were (and continue to be) baffled by the number of brands that were marketing “blends” and “hemp extracts” as true CBD. So we decided to conduct a study to see just how much CBD some of the top brands today actually offer. What we found was shocking: Many of the formulas contained less than .03 percent CBD — far below the amounts they claimed on the labels.

As we discovered, not all CBD is created equal. We created Reverie as a broad spectrum CBD (as opposed to an isolate) because studies have shown that broad spectrum CBD provides far greater levels of relief and has ultimately proven to be more effective. Our formula is not a “blend” that may or may not have CBD in it; our product is the real deal. Reverie is all natural, organic, and made from pure hemp oil, so you know that you’re truly getting the best.  

With Reverie, you can feel free to relax without wondering what you are putting into your body. You can feel free to unwind without wondering if it’s safe. And most importantly, you can feel free to find your happy place again.

Still have questions about CBD? Check out our complete guide. Interested in learning more about Reverie? Visit our FAQ page here or feel free to drop us a line here.

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