by: Rubina Cohen, Chief Marketing Officer
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the cannabis plant, more specifically, in the cannabis species known as hemp. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound; it doesn't make you feel "high" or stoned, but it has been shown to have tremendous medical benefits. CBD has been used to treat everything from chronic pain to anxiety to arthritis. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. It is also known to reduce stress while improving sleep and mood.
What makes CBD so useful is its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our ECS is a vast network of receptor sites throughout the body that communicate with our brain and tell our body what's going on. About every organ system in our body has its own cannabinoid receptors, including the nervous system, immune system and digestive tract—but 80% of all cannabinoid receptors are located in the brain. The cannabinoids found in cannabis plants assist in maintaining homeostasis—the balance between the body's chemical reactions—by activating those cannabinoid receptors.
Research shows that cannabinoids work together with those internal receptors to maintain health and balance. That's why we see so many wellness applications for CBD: they help us get back into balance especially when that balance is disrupted by an illness or ailment or just by regular everyday stressors like bad sleep or unhealthy nutrition.
CBD can be consumed in many ways: it can be taken as an oil tincture, as an e-liquid for vaporizers, or as an edible such as a CBD-infused chocolate bar or gummies. It can even be used in a topical lotion or balm to combat inflammation and pain.
After seeing the research for the vast amounts of benefits derived from CBD, we decided to create several CBD products for our customers. Over the years we have heard from our customers and have been able to perfect our products. We are thrilled to have been awarded the Most Innovative CBD product award for our Minerva Lavender Lemon CBD tincture, as well as the Best CBD edible award for the Minerva Milk Chocolate Galaxy CBD Bar.
For those that are first starting to use and are wanting to experiment with CBD we recommend starting with gummies and/or chocolate. Our CBD gummies are the best in New Mexico. You can get them at any of our 7 locations throughout the state.
Our most popular chocolates includes the Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Galaxy CBD Bars.
For the more advanced CBD user, you can try our CBD Tincture available in the Lemon Lavender flavor.
Whatever form of CBD you try, your health and wellness is sure to benefit.
Have you tried CBD? How have you benefitted from it? Are you thinking about trying CBD? Tell us why? Share your comments and feedback in the comments below.