What Is CBD?

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What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. More interesting than that is how CBD may support a sense of peace and wellness in human beings. Don’t worry, it’s not intoxicating, so you can add CBD to your everyday routine without experiencing a high.

Here at Utoya, we are dedicated to improving your physical and mental health. We’ve crafted products with your busy life in mind. That said, we know that all the information out there about CBD can get overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ll serve as a resource for you as you learn more about how CBD can support your own health.

We offer CBD in many forms. You may have seen people use sublingual CBD Oils, also known as CBD tinctures or CBD hemp oil. These oils are popular because they are absorbed under the tongue and take effect relatively quickly. However, we offer a range of products designed to plug into any lifestyle, including CBD-infused skin creams, CBD edibles, CBD topicals, and more.

Why do People Take CBD?

Some people take CBD because they need support for specific reasons while other people use it to enhance their overall well-being. But to fully understand the benefits of CBD, you need to first understand how it interacts with the body.

CBD is a type of compound called a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids work with a series of receptors in your body known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is involved in a lot of important jobs. These include regulating your anti-inflammatory response, immune system, appetite, mood, anxiety levels, sleep schedule and more. Basically, it helps keep your body in homeostasis. People take CBD because they want to support their ECS, and all the work it does.

Your ECS is closely related to your body’s homeostasis. Homeostasis is a biological balance in your body’s natural rhythms. Sometimes it’s described as equilibrium in your system. Homeostasis has a big impact on your overall wellbeing. New research is always emerging exploring the link between homeostasis, and physical, mental, and even emotional health.

Your body makes its own cannabinoids. These are called endocannabinoids. If you’ve ever had a runner’s high, you’ve experienced the work of endocannabinoids. When plants make this type of compound, they’re called phytocannabinoids. CBD is one of over a hundred of types of phytocannabinoids found in hemp plants.

How Should I Take CBD?

We offer different types of CBD products to help people add this natural compound to their daily routine in whatever way that works best for them.

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