There has been a lot of buzz lately about the supplement, CBD. For some people, CBD is the holy grail that is the magical cure for everything. This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but CBD has been shown to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, and relieve pain for some individuals. Despite all the rave, it may be confusing just exactly what CBD is. Here we will break down the basics of CBD and the specific types of strains.
Similarly to how growers breed-specific strains to get a higher THC content, growers can grow different strains to get a higher CBD content. Once the CBD is extracted, it can be made into oils, vaporizers, and edibles. CBD has shown to help chronic migraines, insomnia, anxiety, and serious conditions like epilepsy.
Charlotte’s Web is one of the most potent, as well as popular CBD strains. The original purpose of this strain of CBD was to help individuals with severe epilepsy. Charlotte’s Web is a cross between marijuana and hemp to create a higher potency. The CBD content within this strain is roughly 17%, which is one of the highest on the legal market. Charlotte’s Web now makes up the largest portion of the CBD market and is commonly used to treat epilepsy.
Another popular CBD strain is Cannatonic. This is another high potency strain that is again close to 17% CBD content. This strain is specialized to have a therapeutic effect. Many people use this strain as a form of pain relief for muscle spasms and migraines among other conditions requiring pain relief.
A strain that was designed to have healing benefits is Ringo’s Gift. This strain is a cross between AC/DC and Harle-Tsu. Both of these strains have a high CBD potency and are well known for their therapeutic potentials. Ringo’s Gift has a 25:1 CBD to THC ration, making it one of the highest potencies available. People have reported feeling warm and fuzzy without traditional grogginess after using this strain of CBD. Mental as well as physical conditions have been treated with Ringo’s Gift. Some treated conditions include anxiety, depression, arthritis, chronic pain, inflammation, and headaches.
Overall, CBD is derived from marijuana and hemp. There are several high potency strains out there that can be used for several purposes. Mental conditions including anxiety and depression can be eased with the use of CBD substances. Physical ailments, such as epilepsy and chronic migraines, can be treated with CBD as well. CBD may not cure everything, but high potency strains have shown to improve several chronic and minor physical and mental conditions.