What is CBD and how does it work?

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What is CBD? 

You've likely heard of CBD by now, but if you haven't, let's dive in a bit. 

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound extract, comes from the cannabis plant. CBD has been making news as a wonderful recovery aid.

Though it comes from the cannabis plant, using a CBD product will not give you a high feeling, as it does NOT contain enough THC (some products are 0% THC) which is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that gives the high sensation. 

How does CBD work?

There are over eighty different chemical cannabinoid compounds found in the trichomes (small hairs) of cannabis. These cannabinoids all produce certain effects in the body by attaching themselves to certain receptors. 

Our bodies also produce cannabinoids of our own, as well as producing two receptors for cannabinoids called CB1 and CB2. These receptors are located in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is one of our body's best neurotransmitters. 

CB1 is mostly present in the brain but also can be found throughout the body. These receptors in the brain deal with coordination, movement, pain, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, and more. THC attaches to CB1. 

CB2 receptors are often found in your immune system and primarily impact pain and inflammation. 

It was once thought that CBD attached directly to the CB2 receptors, but it is believed now that CBS doesn't attach to either receptor directly. Instead, CBD directs the body to use more of its own cannabinoids and impacts these receptors indirectly. 

How can CBD help you?

CBD is quickly becoming known as one of the better anti-inflammatory remedies as it allows muscles to recover and grow stronger than other products.

As previously mentioned, CBD helps with insomnia. This is crucial as night is the best time for your muscles to recover. When you're sleeping, your body produces Melatonin which helps muscles recover. CBD will help you get the sleep you need to ensure your muscles recover. 

According to this study, CBD has also been used to help reduce pain caused by arthritis without any documented side effects.

 Is CBD Legal?

The answer to this question all boils down to the State you live in. The New York Times reported that the federal 2018 Farm Bill lifted a nationwide ban on producing hemp, from which CBD oil is made, and which formerly was classified as a controlled substance. But the bill left States to follow their own laws, many of which still classifies hemp as illegal. 

Certain states also forbid the usage of CBD oil in food and alcohol while other states allow it. 

Federal law states that CBD oils are legal to possess as long as they contain no more than .3 percent of THC, but some states have still arrested those in possession of CBD products regardless of the THC level. 

Is there a CBD drink for recovery?

YES! Kill Cliff CBD! This product is a mash-up of the market-leading Kill Cliff RECOVER formula and broad-spectrum hemp yielding 25mg CBD. Click here to learn more about this awesome drink!

Along with the recovery benefits of CBD oil, Kill Cliff CBD is loaded with B Vitamins, a specialized blend of plant extracts, enzymes (both natural anti-inflammatories), and electrolytes to support hydration to help you get back to full speed.

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