On CBD Wellness

CBD is an abbreviation of cannabidiol, one of the many chemical compounds derived from cannabis. CBD is a well-known cannabinoid, being only second to the compound THC. Due to its many benefits, CBD has found its way into the healthcare industry and is also used in wellness and self-care products. These products come in all shapes and sizes; oils, capsules, tinctures, sprays and so much more. CBD is rising in popularity. Most seasoned users are spurred by the positive impact of CBD on their lifestyles and often wish to promote the use of CBD in the lives of their friends and family. But how do you talk to a friend or family about CBD?

Despite this positive outlook, CBD wellness is still considered a controversial topic. As it stands, two fundamental factors contribute to the social stigma surrounding CBD use:

The indecisive nature of the government legislation on CBD; in certain states of America, there are restrictions against the purchase of CBD.
There is a lot of misinformation about CBD in the general public, most people think of CBD as a narcotic.

While it is generally believed that raising the general public’s awareness of the advantages of CBD will help break down the social stigma and skepticism eventually, and as a result, will change the government legislation regarding the use of CBD it does not necessarily solve how you talk to your friends and family about the issue now. So below we have created a 5 step plan of how you can approach the topic.

1.Clear up confusions surrounding CBD products

As mentioned before the misinformation surrounding CBD has often influenced people’s perception of CBD products. To do this, you’ll first need to set some facts straight:

  • CBD is NOT a psychoactive drug

Most CBD is made from industrial hemp, not marijuana.CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and contains almost no none no THC. THC is the substance that induces a ‘high’ or euphoria. Henceforth, CBD does not induce a high.

  • CBD is legal

The farm bill law passed in the USA in December 2018 states that purchasing CBD products is federally legal as long as the product does not contain more than 0.3 percent of THC.

2.Talk about the benefits of CBD

Though CBD products are considered a trend in recent years, the use of CBD dates back thousands of years ago. It is a remedy for a variety of ailments and has many advantages, some of which include:

  • being an effective pain reliever
  • reducing anxiety and depression
  • relieving stress
  • reducing inflammation
  • Improving the health of the heart

Sharing information on articles from recognized magazines or science journals can further help spread the correct information about CBD. These articles are also likely to contain research and scientific evidence backing up the contents, people will view this information as reliable and it will break down their skepticism.

3.Share your personal experience

Introduce your favorite CBD product to your audience and demonstrate its use. You can further explain to them, how often you use it, when, and why. Elaborate in detail about the benefits you attain by using it, for example relieving muscle soreness, stress …etc.

4.Try to associate CBD with a product or application they are already taking

Ask your family and friends about the wellness products they currently use and recommend alternate CBD products that offer the same, if not, increased benefits.
The best thing about CBD products is that there is such a variety of them.

If your loved one is keen on skincare, you can introduce to them the wide range of CBD serums and lotions created to treat acne, dry skin, and all other types of skin conditions. If they use a rheumatic lotion for pain, they may be interested in learning more about CBD salves for relief from pain and inflammation. And on goes the list!

5. Urge them to try out some CBD products themselves

You can recommend some simple CBD products that your loved ones can incorporate into their daily life, such as CBD sunscreen to use when stepping out, or a CBD bath bomb to make baths more relaxing. Products like these help new users overcome their intimidation of CBD and grow their interest.
One way to truly pique someone’s interest in CBD is to give them some CBD products. This allows you to introduce to them some of the different types of products available. CBD tinctures are a good starter for someone new to CBD, or perhaps a CBD salve stick to help with inflammation in the wrists or arms. Make sure to inform your loved ones that it takes at least 21 days of use, to experience the full positive impacts of the CBD product.

In summary, don’t be afraid to talk about CBD with your loved ones. Perhaps, at first, such a discussion will be met with resistance but once people get past the barriers of misinformation, they are more than likely to see the benefits CBD can have on their own lives. Promoting CBD wellness is vital in allowing the CBD industry to grow and continuing outputting amazing products to the market, so we encourage you to start a conversation about CBD today!

If you wish to be more informed about CBD products and the industry, feel free to reach out to us with your inquiries. We’ll be happy to provide you with all the information you seek!