Why CBD | Hemp Extract?
In the SEAL Teams, we are taught to never settle for something that is sub-par or not up to the standard, whether this is a piece of equipment, a weapon or a person. Everyone on the team is a cog in the wheel, and in war, a weak link can often mean death or serious injury for you or a teammate. As combat Veterans, we came to CBD first as users. Both searching for something to help settle down after a lifetime of being revved up. A natural option that would lessen or eliminate entirely any need for alcohol or prescription medications as coping mechanisms. A common problem both in the Veteran Community and the Civilian side of America.
Alcohol A Friend or a Crutch?
Alcohol, we have all tossed back a few at one point. Some more than others, haha In my past, I was definitely the latter overindulging multiple times per week. Oblivious at the time that I was cutting myself off from achieving my full potential, as well as surrounding myself with bad influence. I was living hard, partially using it to cope with my past or drown out unwanted thoughts. For a time it felt like it was helping or at least i thought it was. In the end, all I was doing was creating an environment for deep-seated issues to fester.
CBD vs. THC
What’s the difference in those acronyms and why does it matter?
Cannabinoids are molecules, fatty acid protein types that affect your body in a myriad of ways. Our ECS or endocannabinoid systems keep us balanced at the cellular level without us even knowing it. As we explored in a prior article on the ECS, endocannabinoids – the ones our body makes are mimicked and supported by the phytocannabinoids – from the cannabis Sativa plant. Yes, you are hard-wired to respond to this plant. This comes into play nicely because if you’re not making enough to keep your physiology humming, you can supplement with this plant.