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Everything to Know about CBD

If you’ve been wondering about CBD, we’ve got you covered. CBD has steadily developed as less of a mystery and more as a part of everyday life. Short for cannabidiol (can-na-bi-di-ol), CBD is a cannabinoid found most prominently in hemp, that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties without any psychoactive effects. In partnership with our CBD brands, we’ve tackled some of the most commonly asked questions (spoiler alert: you can't get high from it) and curated our top picks for the season. 

Approaching the end of year holidays, CBD is something to keep in mind for gifts as well as some much needed TLC for yourself. Each brand we cover in this feature, and carry in our stores, tackles different aspects of wellness and even uses diverse parts of hemp to achieve unique sensations. 

If you’re interested in checking out any of our curated brands or have more questions about CBD, you can message one of our Storytellers in the chat box on our site to schedule a time to explore all of your CBD needs in person. 

Read on to learn more about CBD, which brands are right for you, and journey with us as we demystify cannabidiol.


CBD Speed Round

Can I get high from CBD? Nope! CBD is different from THC, the chemical compound which gets you high.

But, don’t they both come from the same plant? They come from the same plant family but not the same plant. Cannabis is the family and marijuana and hemp are members of that family but they each slightly different, producing their own chemical compounds. Marijuana makes a lot of THC and a tiny bit of CBD and hemp makes a lot of CBD and a tiny bit of THC.

What is CBD used for? CBD interacts with receptors in your brain to help you chillll outttt and reduce stress while also entering your bloodstream and promoting homeostasis, A.K.A equilibrium. Think: relax-mode for your whole body.

Are there different types of CBD? There are! Here is a quick explanation of the three types:

Full Spectrum - This method of harvesting CBD uses all of the good-for-you compounds in hemp. It includes fun, bonus compounds like fatty acids, terpenes, and vitamin E which lend itself to a more full bodied experience.

Broad Spectrum - This is basically Middle of the Road CBD. Its compounds were picked specifically for these products and creates a not-too-heavy but not-too-light dose.

Isolate - This type of CBD is stripped down to just a cannabidiol compound without any additional cannabinoids or plant compounds naturally occurring in hemp.

For even more facts and long scientific names, go to Dazey’s Guide to CBD.


Leven

What sets them apart: Leven is the Dutch word for “life” and their products are made for easy integration into your daily life. Promoting holistic living with simple ingredients, Leven offers attainable relief and approachable CBD. All of their goods are organic, non-gmo, vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and cruelty-free.

Our Pick:


Comfort Cream

Type: Isolate

Location: Chelsea Market, Legacy West, South Congress

Why we love it: Two worlds collide in this moisturizing meets soothing body cream. Its natural, no nonsense ingredients put Leven’s Comfort Cream at the top of our wishlist.

Click here for 10% off your Leven order with our exclusive promo code goods10.

 

Fitish

What sets them apart: What first started out as an exercise-specific CBD line, has evolved into an expansive wellness community. Many makeup artists also use Fitish products in their regular beauty regime. Jenna Owens, Founder of Fitish say, “CBD is like a cheerleader for your overall wellness including your skin. Its naturally occurring anti-inflammatory properties impressively balances out skin issues.”

Our Picks:


Tone Down Spray

Type: Isolate CBD

Location: South Congress

Why we love it: We are big fans of this post workout must-have or pre-makeup primer. Tone Down Spray by Fitish helps alleviate redness and leaves you feeling cool and refreshed.

 


Dewing It

Type: Broad Spectrum

Location: South Congress

Why we love it: The soothing, non greasy hydration from this moisturizer works with all skin types and is a lightweight addition to your daily routine.


Mineral

What sets them apart: Mineral focuses on managing your stress and anxiety while also promoting whole-body wellness. Advocates for “whole plant products,” as referred to as full spectrum, these products maximize potency by harvesting all the beneficial compounds found in hemp.

Our Pick:


Sleep

Type: Full Spectrum

Location: Legacy West

Why we love it: A good night’s sleep can be hard to come by during stressful seasons. That’s why we love Sleep by Mineral. It calms your mind so you can rest easy.


Dazey

What sets them apart: No frills CBD, that cuts straight to the good stuff. All of their products harness the power of full spectrum CBD from USDA certified organic hemp and coconut oil.

Our Pick:


Mild

Type: Full Spectrum

Location: Legacy West

Why we love it: Mild by Dazey is a CBD oil that really makes a difference but is a gentle addition to your day. Not too potent, but enough to prep your mind and body for whatever comes your way. 

Want more CBD shop talk? Reach to any of our storytellers in the chat box on the right side of the screen and set up an in-store appointment. Or plan a spontaneous trip and stop by any of our stores. We can’t wait to see you!