The Differences Between Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC

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What’s the first thing you turn to when you’re feeling stressed out or in pain?

For some, it’s popping a couple ibuprofens so they can keep grinding. For others, it’s booking a massage or taking a nice, long bath.

But there’s a method that millions of people are becoming aware of. It’s completely natural. And scientists, renowned doctors, and other medical professionals are acknowledging how effective it can be.

We’re talking about CBD.

Now you may be wondering…

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (or “CBD” for short) is a cannabinoid (a fancy word for compound) found in the Cannabis plant. But don’t let its origin scare you. It’s quite different from its psychoactive cousin, THC.

The truth is, both hemp and marijuana belong to the same genus of flowering plants: Cannabis Sativa.

They both contain similar phytonutrients, but they’re two entirely different strains of Cannabis.

Still, many people are concerned about the possibility of CBD getting them “high”.

CBD vs. THC

The main difference between CBD and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is that THC is considered a psychoactive drug and CBD is not.

Despite what you may have heard, THC offers its own therapeutic benefits. But when taken on its own or in higher ratios to CBD, it will get you high (think munchies, uncontrollable laughter, and in some cases, feeling a bit paranoid). For this reason, many people steer clear from anything that might contain THC.

CBD, on the other hand, offers similar therapeutic benefits as THC, but without the fear of feeling “high”. In fact, studies show that higher ratios of CBD actually prevent the unwanted psychoactive effects from THC.

And that’s not all…

The Benefits of CBD

Because CBD contains a unique spectrum of biological properties, many people use it to address their medical conditions.

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders are among the most common reasons people turn to CBD.

Here’s why…

Most, if not all, studies involving CBD mention significant anti-inflammatory properties.

Other studies show that CBD holds fairly potent antioxidant activity. According to scientists, it may even be more effective than Vitamin C and E when addressing certain skin conditions.

Even the FDA has acknowledged CBD’s therapeutic benefits by approving the first synthetic-free, plant-derived, cannabinoid-based drug––Epidiolex––back in 2018.

And here’s what’s most compelling: Epidiolex is designed to treat rare forms of epilepsy and seizures in patients as young as 2 years old.

Long story short, CBD is the ideal cannabinoid to address those stressful days and occasional aches and pains.

But if you’re not purchasing high-quality CBD products, you may be doing more harm than good.

So…

Where to Buy CBD

Trying to find high quality, hemp-derived CBD products can be overwhelming—especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for at first. Here’s the shortcut:

Always look for CBD companies that…

  • Have their CBD products thoroughly tested by independent third parties
  • Source their hemp from high quality soil
  • Only use organic ingredients

Here at Alki, our customers always come first. That’s why we do everything in our power to ensure our CBD bath balms contain the highest quality ingredients and are independently tested before they hit the market.

If you’re ready to melt away the aches, pains, and stresses of your day, check our collection of CBD bath balms today so you can experience some much-needed relaxation. You deserve it.

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Ingredient Information

Sodium Bicarbonate & Citric Acid: Otherwise known as baking soda and Vitamin C. These two ingredients combined create the “fizzy” effect of a bath bomb.

Epsom Salt: Epsom salt baths can help soften rough or dry skin and can exfoliate dead skin cells. It also aids in reducing soreness & pain.

Corn Starch: Corn starch manages the fizzing reaction of the ingredients; so if you drop your bath bomb in the water, it will not “explode”!

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is a non-comedogenic carrier oil which is highly absorbent. In short: sunflower oil won’t clog your pores. Additionally, it is non-irritating for most people and can be used on all skin types.

Water: What scientists refer to as H20.

Organic Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol (CBD): CBD is a naturally occurring & non-intoxicating cannabinoid (chemical compound) found in both hemp and cannabis plants.

Aromatherapy Oils: Aromatherapy is simply the combination of essential oils for therapeutic benefit. When inhaled, the molecules in essential oils work their way from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and can positively impact the amygdala, which is the emotional center of the brain.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA): SLSa is derived from coconut and palm oils. SLSa is safe and skin-friendly.

Mica Powder: The biggest benefit of mica is its ability to create a natural shimmery finish, since it can be milled to a fine powder. It is naturally produced and safe to use on almost all skin types.

Polysorbate 80: A vegetable-sourced emulsifier that is skin-safe. Polysorbate 80 helps ingredients mix throughout the water instead of separating, which will make your bath bomb experience even better!