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What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid of cannabis and hemp flower (meaning it won’t get you “high”), and it is responsible for many of the medicinal effects cited by others, including relief from pain, anxiety, and depression. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-acne properties have led the compound to be used in makeup and lotions as well.

How does CBD work?

CBD works by stimulating the body’s own endocannabinoid system, which already produces its own cannabinoids. CBD, in essence, “jump starts” the endocannabinoid system.

What is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found within the cannabis plant family (e.g., hemp flower). Cannabinoids. when ingested, inhaled or applied topically, can interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is known to affect bodily processes, such as appetite, mood and sleep.

What is the difference between CBD oil and Hemp Seed Oil?

CBD is derived from the stalks, leaves, and buds of hemp plants and is used for medicinal purposes. Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of hemp plants and is used for cooking and manufacturing purposes.

What is the difference between tinctures and oils?

A tincture involves suspending CBD in alcohol. An oil involves dissolving CBD in an oil. Some vendors will sell tinctures, others oils.

What is the difference between CBD isolate, full spectrum CBD, and broad spectrum CBD?

Full spectrum CBD is usually defined as having CBD, some terpenes, and other cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBN, and THC. The amount of THC should be less than 0.3%, however, be sure to check the lab test results to verify. Users should exercise caution as to the impact of THC and potential future drug tests. Broad spectrum CBD is generally defined as having CBD, some terpenes, and other cannabinoids but does not include THC. CBD isolate is simply the cannabidiol cannabinoid (CBD), which is CBD in its purest form. CBD isolate usually looks like a white powder


Why did you start Halso?

Recently, I had close friends and family members begin to look into taking CBD products, but they didn’t know where to go, what to look for, or which brands to trust. I sought to help them by looking as well, but I found a vacuum of reliable, trustworthy, and authoritative websites selling CBD products. Thus was born the idea of Halso – a curated marketplace for the best CBD products from the most trustworthy brands, with a focus on education and standardized reviews.
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