What Is CBD and Why Do I Need It?

August 9, 2019

By Hannah Gregg

You may have asked yourself, “What is CBD and why do I need it?”.   If you have been investigating the health and wellness potential of CBD, you have likely found numerous resources listing a significant number of reasons to try hemp-derived CBD products. You may have also noticed that there are very few articles give any indication of how long it takes for CBD to take hold, or even how to get the proper dosage.

Part of the reason that it’s difficult to find answers to these important questions because there are so many factors to measure. Knowing those variables could help lead you to the best product to suit your needs.

Let’s Start with the Basics. What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is a product made with naturally occurring CBD that may help support the communication system regulating many functions in your body.
Okay, but where does CBD come from?

The product we commonly call CBD oil is extracted from the Cannabis sativa L. plant. It’s the plant extract that contains the CBD (cannabidiol). There are two potential plant sources of CBD, marijuana and hemp. All of PureSwing CBD’s products sourced from non-intoxicating industrial hemp.

The effects of CBD on the body

As you may know, communication throughout your body relies on a complex network of messengers and receptors called the endocannabinoid system. This regulatory system helps to regulate essential functions including your moods and emotions, pain perception, and digestive processes. Researchers named the endocannabinoid system after the plant that led investigators to its discovery, cannabis.

The messengers of this system are called cannabinoids. The cannabinoids made by your body are called endocannabinoids; the prefix endo means “within.” Under the influences of injury, illness, or stress, your body could need more endocannabinoids than it produces. Without enough messengers to interact with key receptors, communication lags.

CBD is a plant-based cannabinoid shown to mimic the effects of your endocannabinoids and influence endocannabinoid receptors. By influencing endocannabinoid receptors, CBD can help restore balance to this essential system.

How Long Does it Take for CBD to Work?

Because everyone is different, your CBD experience may not be the same as someone else’s. Some people find CBD works almost immediately; others achieve the results they are looking for after using CBD for a week or two.