CBD Update: New to the Hot CBD Trend? Here’s What You Need to Know

What is CBD?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is one of over 100 known Phytocannabinoids that naturally occur in the cannabis and hemp plants.  CBD from hemp has only miniscule traces of THC, the psychoactive compound and, therefore, is not mind altering and does not make people feel high.  In fact, to be legally sold in the United States, CBD must not contain more than 0.3% THC.  CBD continues to gain widespread popularity as studies reveal its many proven and potential contributions to human health.

 Due to its versatility and benefits, CBD is used in many applications and forms from oils and tinctures to topical sprays, gels, beverages, edibles and many more.  In fact, as new benefits and uses are discovered, other product categories are quickly being developed or expanded including skincare, beauty, pet health and many others. 

“Full-spectrum” CBD means it’s not limited to just one Cannabinoid (isolate) but rather includes other Phytocannabinoids (complex) like CBDG, CBDC, CBDV, CBDA and CBGA, natural terpenes and flavonoids all bringing an array of additional therapeutic benefits and assist in absorption and bioavailability.  Full-spectrum CBD allows for the “entourage effect” where the positive health benefits are multiplied and amplified

“Hemp oil concentrate” uses primarily flowers of the hemp plant, which contain a higher concentration of beneficial full-spectrum CBD.

CBD may benefit a person’s health in a variety of ways due to its natural anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, anti-anxiety and overall healing and restorative properties.  Research studies also show CBD’s value in aiding countless disease disorders and health conditions.

Know the Product and the Quality

Because CBD is such a hot trend, it’s being sold everywhere from ecommerce sites to drug stores, mass merchandisers and strip mall store fronts.  As with any product that gains wide popularity quickly, it’s important to ensure you aren’t buying a cheap knock-off or a diluted version.  Know exactly what you are buying, where it was manufactured and that it’s backed by accepted quality and safety standards.

Always buy from a reputable source, whether online or at a brick and mortar store.  READ THE LABEL.  Look to see if the product is full-spectrum or isolate CBD and if it’s hemp oil concentrate, if it lists the metric measurement of the CBD so you know it contains sufficient levels for optimal potency and efficacy.  Look for a statement of ingredient purity meaning it’s free of fillers, synthetic chemicals or other potentially harmful chemicals. 

The New Horizon for the CBD Marketplace & About Madrigal Creatives

The new horizon for CBD is the incorporation of other natural ingredients known for their healing and wellness properties. 

At Madrigal Creatives, we combine premium, full-spectrum CBD and natural terpenes with ultra-pure essential oils and functional ingredients at optimal levels of potency and effectiveness.  CBD alone is helpful, but full-spectrum CBD married to other healthful ingredients delivers superior efficacy and satisfaction.  Our innovative line includes soothing and revitalizing bath soaks, body sprays, pain-relieving gels and roll-ons, body scrubs and more.  We also offer a line of full-spectrum products for dogs and cats.