The Beginner’s Guide to CBD & Medicinal Mushroom Blends

Heard about CBD and medicinal mushrooms but have no idea where to start or if they’re right for you? You’ve come to the right place! Our beginner’s guide will help you better understand CBD and the popular forms it’s available in, as well as introduce you to medicinal mushrooms and the potential benefits they have to offer. Let’s get started.

What Is CBD?

There’s confusion about what CBD actually is and its legality. Here are some quick facts:

  • CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a natural compound found in the hemp plant’s leaves and flowers. 
  • Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species; the difference lies in their cultivation and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, one of the chemicals responsible for feeling “high.”
  • “Hemp” is used to mean cannabis that contains 0.3% or less THC content by dry weight. This low percentage is unlikely to produce the “high” effects a person would feel with marijuana.
  • CBD derived from hemp is legal in many states because of its low THC content. However, some states have passed their own laws and regulations.

Now that we have some facts to get us started let’s talk about the three main types of CBD extract: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum, and isolate.

Full-Spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD is the most unprocessed form of CBD you can purchase. Less processing means a lower risk of potentially unhealthy chemicals making their way into the final product. 

There is also research that supports the “entourage effect” of full-spectrum CBD, in which the beneficial effects of cannabinoids can be enhanced by the presence of other cannabinoids. Because of this, the effects of full-spectrum CBD are believed to last longer and be more potent than broad-spectrum or isolate, which we’ll discuss now.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

Broad-spectrum CBD is a much more refined, processed product than full-spectrum and, thus, is believed to have less potent effects.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is pure CBD. All substances and compounds from the cannabis plant are extracted, leaving behind CBD that contains zero THC or other cannabis plant compounds. 

As a result, CBD isolate is typically flavorless and odorless. Those looking for a more effective “entourage effect” will be better served with a full-spectrum product.

Many beginners ask questions like, “what is the difference between full-spectrum CBD and regular CBD oil?” Now you know that there are actually three types of CBD extracts and that the differences center around the extraction process and the types of compounds found within them.

What Is CBD Used For?

CBD may help reduce the effects felt from the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Stress

And CBD may even provide benefits for those with neurological disorders. 

What Do I Need to Know Before Starting CBD?

You should know that CBD comes in many forms, including oils, tinctures, creams and lotions, capsules, and even edibles.

Are you suffering from joint pain? A cream or lotion may be right for you. Don’t enjoy taking pills? Oils or tinctures may be the way to go, as they can be placed under the tongue with a dropper and are quickly absorbed. With so many options, it’s easy to find a CBD form that works for you. 

So, how much CBD should a beginner start with? Always begin with the manufacturer’s lowest dose. That way, you understand how your body reacts to the type you’re taking. You may eventually be able to work your way up to the manufacturer’s recommended dose.

Medicinal Mushrooms

Also known as functional mushrooms, medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries to promote overall well-being. They’re not consumed like the “regular” mushrooms in a grocery store and come in both psychoactive and non-psychoactive varieties. 

What Do Medicinal Mushrooms Do for Your Body?

According to the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, many types of fungi have beneficial properties, including:

  • Antiallergic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidative
  • Antiviral
  • Immunomodulating
  • Antidepressive
  • Digestive
  • Neuroprotective
  • Osteoprotective

Therefore, medicinal mushrooms are commonly used to help alleviate a variety of ailments. 

What Is Mushroom With CBD?

Mushroom with CBD is just that – the combination of both into one powerhouse product. What does a mushroom blend do for you? It may help with energy, immunity, stress management, enhance the body’s metabolic system, and much more. 

Many people interested in bringing harmony and balance to their minds and bodies take CBD mushroom capsules once or twice a day.

Get Started With Urth Remedies 

Here at Urth Remedies, we offer several forms of CBD and medicinal mushroom blends. Shop our lineup to begin your journey to wellness and tranquility!  

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Urth Remedies products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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