By now, you might have heard the craze in wellness that is CBD.
Over the years, CBD products and brands are showing up at artisan pop-ups, farmer’s markets, online e-commerce boutiques, and more! Ever since cannabis, has been legalized in several states in the U.S, people are beginning to warm up to new ways of living well.
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If you’re not into the whole cannabis thing, CBD options might just be a better fit to explore. If you have always been curious about CBD and thinking about including this regimen into your wellness routine, read more about how CBD can benefit you!
What is CBD?
CBD is also known as a cannabinoid, found in the infamous cannabis sativa plant. To be frank, there are many cannabinoids that exist in the plant, including THC, the cannabinoid that gives off the ‘high’ feeling that many cannabis enthusiasts love. However, CBD has the opposite effect.
Think of it more like the relaxing-you-to-sleep-so-you-don’t-stay-up-overthinking-about-your-ex-or-existential-problems side of things. It’s simply another wellness tool to add to your toolbox. Consider ‘CBD therapy’ to work alongside other modes of wellness habits, like actual talk therapy, fitness, and clean nutrition.
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Much of the side effects of CBD are mild and at most will just relax you, make you a little bit drowsy, and may decrease your appetite. While THC in cannabis interacts with the endocannabinoids in your brain (the receptors that regulate your nervous system that impacts your sleep, memory, immunity, and stress), CBD interacts with your serotonin and opioid receptors. Serotonin is what we may call the ‘happy chemical’ in our brains, the hormone that overall contributes to your wellbeing.
Fun fact: Serotonin exists in all the things that we love: like puppies, plants, and fungi (mushrooms).
Some CBD products in the wellness market that you might be aware of today include: CBD oils, tinctures, salves, balms, skincare, edible gummies, capsules, or vaporized oils that we can smoke or vape.
Ever notice the anxious feelings in your stomach before you make a public speech? How about the thoughts of fear and anxiety that creep up and keep you up at night? The anxious feelings you feel when you have to make a big decision?
If you replied ‘yes’ to any of the above, then, you might want to consider including CBD into your wellness routine.
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The widely known health benefits of CBD includes treatment for mental health disorders like anxiety, sleep disorders like insomnia, chronic health disorders, and addictions and treatment management. It even includes benefits to treat pain and inflammation, seizures, neuroprotection, and side effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients.
A recent study in 2020 which included over 400 patients that struggled with some of the symptoms above, resulted in improvements in their ability to sleep, perform daily functions, and relieve pain and anxiety/depression symptoms.
Try CBD: Local Dispensaries in Long Beach
Interested in including CBD into your wellness routine?
If you’re skeptical about purchasing online without testing, try dropping by your local Long Beach dispensary and speak with a professional on what CBD products might work best for you!
Here’s a roundup of some of the best dispensaries, according to online customer reviews.
Best Service – The Circle LBC
1755 Ximeno Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90815, USA
9am- 9:45pm Daily
Best ‘Budtenders’ – ShowGrow by Body and Mind
3411 E Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804, USA
Best Price and Deals – Catalyst Cannabis Co., (East Side Location)
2115 E 10th St.
Long Beach, CA 90804, USA
Most Diverse Clientele – MMD Shops Long Beach
1901 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach CA, 90806
9am to 9pm Daily