What is CBD?

CBD is hitting the mainstream, and it’s all thanks to the extraordinary wealth of health benefits it’s said to bring. But what is CBD oil? Where does CBD come from? And why all the hype about it?

Though it’s a compound found in the cannabis plant, CBD (or cannabidiol, to give it its official name), doesn’t get you high as THC does. Nor is it addictive, which means it can safely work its purported magic without you getting hooked. The secret to its apparent success lies in its interaction with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system, which regulates numerous bodily functions and is said to range from appetite to reproduction, stress to temperature control and inflammation. 

Why the hype?

CBD has taken the wellness world by storm, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed by publications like the New York Times. Over in the US, the approval of the medical product Epidiolex (a plant-based formulation of CBD used to treat epileptic seizures) and the legalisation of industrial hemp production has led to the release of all sorts of fantastic new CBD products to the wellness market. But does it live up to the hype? We certainly think so.

The use of cannabinoids is nothing new; while cannabis is thought to have been used by humans for thousands of years, CBD was first extracted from the plant in 1940. Since then, research into the compound has continued, and the scale of its many possible uses is just beginning to unfold. Increasingly around the world, the cannabis plant is recognised once again as a powerful way to bring real benefit to people, rather than seen solely as a dangerous intoxicant. And lets not forget to mention that CBD is also just 1 of at least 113 cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant.

What is CBD good for?

So what does CBD do, exactly, and what’s it good for? We’ve already said it, but let’s start by reiterating what CBD doesn’t do: it doesn’t get you high. CBD is not only non-psychoactive (and non-addictive), but it’s even thought to have antipsychotic effects because of the way in which CBD molecules interact with receptors in your body’s endocannabinoid system.

Many people swear by CBD for managing stress, sleeplessness and pain management, but its uses go beyond this. Here at The Chillery we’ve chosen to group our premium CBD wellness products based on what they’re good for, with five collections covering some of the main things CBD can help you with: sleep, beauty & skincare, stress, pain and intimacy.

Unsurprisingly in a fast-paced world in which the To-Do list never seems to get any shorter, CBD is particularly popular for coping with stress. It provides a natural way to help boost your mood and stay calm, with numerous ways to take it ranging from vape pens to delicious CBD chocolate. A few drops in your favourite drink or directly under your tongue could be all that it takes for your day to seem a little less fraught.

CBD has far more than just psychological benefits, with many swearing by it for pain relief for everything from period pain to achy joints. Topical CBD creams can provide targeted relief, helping to calm symptoms when applied directly to affected areas of the skin. You’ll find CBD lotion on A-lister’s top shelf to soothe foot pain on the red carpet, reducing the pain and swelling associated with an evening with stilettos.

If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, taking CBD oil before you go to bed could be the answer. Many people who’ve worked it into their bedtime routine have found themselves not only able to sleep better, but waking up feeling properly refreshed. Not sure where to start? Try a calming CBD tincture, apply a soothing lavender CBD sleeping mask or try spraying a relaxing CBD pillow mist onto your bed linen before you go to sleep.

Because of its ability to tackle inflammation, CBD is also a natural addition to your beauty and skincare routine. Luxury CBD beauty serums help you achieve glowing skin, while if you suffer from acne or other skin problems, CBD can help with its anti-inflammatory properties. For a microdose of hydration, CBD lip gloss might be your new go-to.

Surprised to see the word ‘intimacy’ among our curated collections of CBD products? CBD is an increasingly popular addition to many bedrooms across the globe. Its ability to relax the mind and heighten physical sensation makes it the perfect addition between the sheets with CBD lube, CBD massage oil and cannabis-infused candles.

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Wellness in a daily dose

Little surprise, then, that those of us who’ve discovered the benefits of CBD firmly believe it’s something of a wonder. Here at The Chillery, we’ve personally vetted the best products on the market to bring you a curated collection of CBD wellness goodies that you can safely make a part of your daily self-care routine. Whether you choose to apply a few drops of CBD oil to your morning coffee or apply a soothing CBD lotion to your skin, you can do so with the peace of mind that the products you’re using are among the best the market has to offer.

There’s no doubt that CBD is here to stay, though there’s still lots more research to be done before we have a full understanding of just how many extraordinary benefits it can bring. As we learn even more about CBD, and get a handle on everything from dosages to what it can be used for, you can rely on us to share all the latest exciting CBD developments with you. We reckon this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship…

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