What is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a natural compound derived from the hemp plant. CBD is available in a variety of formats like oils, infused in gummies, softgels, and patches to relieve minor aches, support discomfort, and other symptoms. CBD is being used more for its health benefits and is quickly becoming popular for maintaining healthy lifestyles, alleviating pain, easing symptoms of common health issues, and even treating anxiety from day-to-day stress.
How does it work?
CBD works with your body to help regulate and perform essential functions related to things like pain, sleep, appetite, mood, memory, and more. When you use CBD, it activates receptors that affect these functions, giving a boost of support to the whole system and making it work better. By itself, CBD will not make you high because it contains less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana that produces this effect.
CBD in our culture
The hemp plant has been used in healing traditions around the world for centuries. It was first used in Hispanic culture in the 16th century through the increase in trade between the new world and Europe, becoming popular because it was cheaper and safer to use than other remedies. The plant proved to be easy to grow and was used to treat different ailments. As more has been learned about the plant and its wellness benefits over time, trust for its therapeutic uses has continued to grow.
Natural medicine and the knowledge of its benefits have been passed down from generation to generation and continue to be instilled at home today. In fact, Hispanics are more likely than others to trust home remedies over prescription drugs. ÚNICA™ shares this trust in natural healing, which is why we’ve created a portfolio of CBD-infused products which combine traditional and modern wisdom of nature-based wellness solutions and provide genuine benefits to consumers and their families.