Your Hemping Hand: A Buyer's Guide to CBD and Cannabinoids

From CBD to D8THC, learning about hemp-based solutions for health and wellness can feel like a cross between a chemistry lecture and Star Wars droid trivia. It can take some time to get a handle on the ABC’s of CBD, but that shouldn’t keep you from giving hemp-based products a shot. Below is a brief buyer's guide to CBD and Cannabinoids to help you get the result you need without going cross-eyed with information in the process. 

CBD

Cannabidiol
Recommended for Anxiety, Depression & Inflammation
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound naturally found in cannabis plants. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating mood, sleep and appetite. CBD has been shown to be effective in providing relief to those with anxiety and depression, as well as inflammation. As a result, it is becoming increasingly popular as a natural remedy for a wide range of conditions. While more research is needed to confirm its efficacy, CBD is a safe and effective solution for many people.

 

What does it do?
Enhanced Relaxation—a less troubled mind and a less sore body.

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CBG

Cannabigerol
Recommended for Nausea & Inflammation

Similar to CBD, CBG is a cannabinoid that is naturally occurring in cannabis plants. As a minor cannabinoid, CBG is similarly non-psychoactive and boasts many useful properties. Studies have suggested that CBG has antibacterial properties, can relieve intraocular eye pressure (a symptom of glaucoma), and can assist in the relief of both inflammatory pain and nausea. Unlike CBD and THC, CBG can potentially provide users with a sense of focus and energy instead of calm and relaxation, making it useful for those wishing to ease pain or anxiety while still being productive. 

 

What does it do?
Focused relief—natural relief from pain with a light energy boost.

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CBN

Cannabinol
Recommended for Anxiety, Depression & Inflammation 

Cannabinol is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that occurs as a result of THC aging and breaking down. Like CBD and CBG, CBN is non-psychoactive. However, it does still demonstrate an effectiveness at easing stress, anxiety and sleeplessness—as well as assisting with pain and inflammation. 

 

What does it do?
Calming Relaxation—peace of mind and pain free rest.

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Delta-8

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol
Recommended for Sleep, Pain & Mood Management
Delta-8 THC or D8 is a chemical compound naturally found in the cannabis plant. As far as potency, Delta-8 is stronger than CBD, but not quite as strong as the Delta-9 THC AKA marijuana. Though Delta 8 is less potent than Delta 9, in certain doses, Delta 8 can produce a euphoric effect. Delta 8 is becoming more and more popular as it helps to reduce anxiety, pain and can help those with insomnia experience sounder, more restful sleep. 

 

What does it do?
Joyful Relief—Eases your mind and body with a punch of positivity! 

 

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Delta-9

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol
Recommended for Sleep, Pain & Mood Management
Delta-9 THC or D9 is the primary cannabinoid that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant, and is generally the variety of THC associated with cannabis. In terms of potency, Delta-9 is considerably stronger than its mellow counterpart, Delta-8. Since the Delta-9 available in Drop Shots products is derived from hemp instead of cannabis, however; it’s still not as potent as traditional cannabis-derived THC. In addition to the euphoric and anxiety-managing effects found in Delta-8, Delta-9 can also cause cognitive impairment—so it’s recommended to start out small to gauge its strength. 

 

What does it do?
Intense Relaxation—Helps you unwind and makes it easier to have a good time!

 

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Getting Started

We hope this guide to CBD and Cannabinoids has provided you with some clarity on which products may be best for your specific needs. Please keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to CBD and hemp products, so start low and go slow when beginning. And if all of this still seems confusing or you just have a million questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We want you to find the best CBD and hemp products for your needs, and our team is more than happy to help. 

 

FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA for its abilities to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases. Drop Shots products do not contain more than 0.3% THC in accordance with government laws. Products are not intended for individuals who are pregnant, nursing or below the age of 18 years old. 

Always consult with your physician before starting a new dietary or nutritional supplement. Drop Shots makes no representations or warranties in relation to any health information on this website. We encourage you to explore its benefits yourself—as no individual responds to every product the same.

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