Why CBD is Gaining Momentum?
CBD seems to be everywhere nowadays, from the aisles of your local health store to the pages of glossy magazines. CBD is more than just another health trend.
Cannabidiol—also known as CBD—is a naturally-occurring chemical that is found in hemp and cannabis plants. While it can’t make you feel intoxicated or “high,” it seems to have a range of different medical benefits. CBD was first discovered in the 1940s, but it’s only become particularly popular over the past five years.
The CBD industry is growing fast. In the US alone there are thousands of CBD-related businesses. The global CBD market set to expand to $23.6 billion by 2025, according to one report.
And it’s no wonder why: people are excited about CBD. Your favorite celebrities, your neighbors, and even your doctors are using it. A 2019 Consumer Reports survey showed that one in four Americans have used CBD, with 22 percent of them using it to replace a medication.
And it’s not just humans who are using CBD products: a Forbes article says that 13 percent of US dog owners have given their pup CBD.
More and more people are using CBD—and more and more entrepreneurs are establishing businesses to meet that demand. It’s so trendy that even restaurants, bakers, and snack manufacturers are adding CBD to their dishes.
But why exactly is CBD gaining momentum? Why are so many people using CBD products on a daily basis?
So Why Is CBD So Popular?
The top reason is, of course, the health benefits of CBD products. Research shows that CBD might have a wide range of different health benefits, helping with everything from acne and anxiety to pain and nausea.
While CBD must be studied further, the current research on CBD is providing hope for people with hard-to-treat conditions—and many people have found it extremely helpful to use. The FDA has even approved a CBD-based drug named Epidiolex, which treats rare seizures.
The uses of CBD are so varied that nearly everyone seems to have a use for it. Because it’s allegedly able to treat common conditions like anxiety, sleeplessness, and pain, it’s broadly useful for anyone who wants to de-stress or address an illness or uncomfortable symptom.
What’s more is that CBD does not get you high at all, making it ideal to take at any time of the day. It is considered totally safe for human consumption. While some people do experience side effects like nausea, sleepiness, and a change in appetite, these are generally mild and rare.
This means that CBD has numerous benefits without the side effects of most traditional medicines. For this reason, many people who struggle with pain and anxiety relief (as well as other health conditions) use CBD.
CBD is convenient, too. It comes in a range of different products, including:
- CBD oil
- CBD-infused edibles
- High-CBD hemp flower
- CBD pet products
- CBD capsules
- CBD vape concentrate
These CBD products might be developed for general use or for specific purposes (for example, aiding sleep or reducing pain).
CBD has become particularly popular after the Farm Bill of 2018 was signed into law. The bill made hemp legal at a federal level in the US, which means that CBD is legal to buy and sell in all states. The passage of the bill has made it easy to find CBD products of all kinds to suit your specific needs and ailments.
How to Find High-quality CBD Products
Because of this momentum, new CBD businesses seem to be popping up every week. Unfortunately, not every CBD entrepreneur is above-board. Some CBD products are low-quality and should be avoided at all costs.
In fact, some CBD companies have knowingly sold poor-quality and misrepresented CBD. In the past, the FDA has issued warning letters to companies that incorrectly stated the amount of CBD in their products. A 2017 study from Penn State University showed that 70 percent of the CBD products they tested were mislabeled: the products either contained more or less CBD than stated.
As you can imagine, it’s essential to make sure that you’re only using top-quality CBD products. After all, there’s no use in spending money on snake oil—and since your health is your greatest asset, it’s important to invest in good wellness products.
One of the best ways to ensure that you’re buying legitimate CBD products is to look for products that are third-party tested. This means that an independent lab tests the product to verify the contents and quality. Their lab report (also called a certificate of analysis) will tell you exactly how much CBD is in the product.
At Serenity Island Gifts, we take quality seriously because we value the health and the trust of our customers. As a family-owned business driven by passion and purpose, we go out of our way to provide the best possible CBD products. We’ve helped thousands of customers, both in-store and online, find CBD products that they love using. Check out their testimonials to see some of the magic we’ve done.
We have a license to process hemp in Wisconsin through their hemp pilot program. To ensure that our CBD is top-quality, we formulate our own CBD oil and process it ourselves. This helps us ensure that our customers only ever receive premium products.
We support local farmers and only buy high-quality US-grown hemp because we know the value of supporting local businesses and farmers. We also use a non-solvent method of extraction, which means that we extract the CBD in an effective, eco-friendly way that leaves no toxic residues behind and doesn’t damage the quality of the CBD.
It goes without saying that our products are all third-party tested as a part of our quality control processes. You can view our certificates of analysis for yourself here.