A Beginners Guide to CBD Flower: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects


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CBD flower comes from hemp plants, as do all the other types of CBD you’ll see in the market today. However, in the case of CBD flower, they only pick the parts of the plant that contain the highest amount of cannabidiol. These CBD flower blends supposedly contain stronger doses of CBD than say, industrial hemp oil, which may not be made specifically with high cannabidiol content. 

So what are the uses of CBD flower? 

We all know by now the benefits of CBD, which include of course pain relief, anti-inflammation, anti-anxiety, and so on, so there’s no need to start explaining what cannabidiol is or what it can do for you. So instead, let’s talk more about what the higher CBD content in CBD flower can do that makes it more unique than any other CBD variety.

What Are the Benefits of Using CBD Flower?

To make CBD flower more effective at providing medical relief, manufacturers of CBD products sometimes like to incorporate a broader range of terpenes and several more cannabinoids to make a stronger, more efficient action in the endocannabinoid system.

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In case you didn’t know, scientists believe that taking CBD together with other cannabinoids can make the compound better at regulating biosystems such as appetite and hormonal function, and this is why some people prefer to use weed instead of CBD. But the downside is that the THC content in weed also contributes to giving you “brain fog” if you take too much, too frequently.

The benefit with something like CBD flower is that it never makes you high, and it doesn’t present the risk of being addictive, which is one of many things users of CBD want to avoid. 

Here are some of the ways that taking full-spectrum CBD flower can improve your health:

Anti-inflammatory Properties That Work to Mitigate Pain

Cannabidiol has been marketed as a pain-relieving agent by every CBD website on the planet, and it’s not like we’re contesting this. It’s just that what you get as pain relief from a CBD isolate must be inferior to what you’d expect to experience having taken full-spectrum CBD flower. 

Because keep in mind that both CBD and some of the other cannabinoids provide pain relief (including THC on its own), and we all know from medical investigations such as the case of Charlotte’s Web that nothing beats a full-spectrum cannabidiol supplement.

The effect is based on the premise that if all the cannabinoids present in weed are actually used in some ways by the endocannabinoid system to get the body to a point of perfect homeostasis, then taking all the cannabinoids together will provide the body with resources it needs to stay healthy and strong. 

So then taking a single compound out of hemp means that many of us are missing out on what hemp extracts can really do for our health.

Anxiolytic Effects Help Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Don’t take THC if you have anxiety issues unless you’re ready to battle through it no matter what you feel. Instead, use something like a full-spectrum CBD flower to address anxiety issues at a deep level without really making the condition harder to manage. 

Both CBD oil and CBD flower can be used to manage anxiety, which affects people of all ages; and it’s probably better anyway because it gives your body other healthy cannabinoids to work with. Don’t underestimate the value of being healthy – it actually boosts your self-esteem and makes you more attractive. The anti-anxiety effect works the same way it does for regular CBD (through the human endocannabinoid system), except that it includes the many health benefits of terpenes and other cannabinoids that nobody talks about.   

Potential cognitive and mood benefits of CBD flower

If you know about Epidiolex, the CBD-infused epilepsy drug, then you are aware of the antioxidant effect of CBD and the benefits it has to brain cells and in particular, to the hippocampus; an area of the brain that processes language, memory, and other essential processes. 

CBD is a fast-acting compound, meaning you won’t wait for long before the effects start to kick in; but the manner in which you use it will determine how effective it is. Also, avoiding drugs and alcohol also means that CBD can be more effective at treating common ailments such as headaches and skin infections. 

There are some specific uses of CBD flower that make it a bit more separated from regular CBD oil – though it could be that CBD oil has been marketed more broadly, causing us to think there’ s a difference between how the two versions of CBD work on these conditions. 

Some specific uses of CBDflower: 

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of Appetite and Body Weight
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Parkinson’s Disease

CBD Flower Side Effects:

Although there hasn’t been much talk about CBD side effects (because they are few and mild), using a stronger version of cannabidiol could, in theory, make some of the possible side effects more powerful. So here’s a quick mention of a few:

  • Tooth Decay – probably caused by CBD edibles
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • General Mild Side Effects of CBD
  • Dry Mouth
  • Vomiting

If you experience any of these side effects, you can either choose to stop using CBD or just manage the doses and allow your body to absorb it in more manageable amounts. Remember, not all the cannabidiol absorbed into the body is properly metabolized, but when it comes to cannabinoids, a little bit goes a long way. 

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