Everything You Need to Know About CBD - Wild Leaf

Cannabidiol (CBD): Everything You Need to Know

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound commonly found in the hemp plant, and has a various number of strains. CBD can be used for a variety of different reasons, including but definitely not limited to; easing pain and inflammation, slowing down the rate of cancer cells, relaxation, and sleep.

CBD products come in many forms, such as edibles, tinctures, teas, lotions, massage oils, and more. There are also three different categories that these products fall under: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate. CBD is also most effective when used on a constant and consistent basis. Below you will find more information on the three different categories of CBD products.

What's the difference between Isolate, Broad Spectrum, and Full Spectrum CBD?

These terms are seen everywhere that you see CBD, but it’s never obvious what the difference is by the product, so we’d love to explain!

  • Full Spectrum CBD will contain all or nearly all of the cannabinoids found in a hemp plant. There are at least 115 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant so not only will you be taking in more cannabinoids than just CBD but also the healthy protein from the plant and omega 3,6,9’s. Imagine wringing a hemp plant out like a washcloth and skipping any extraction methods. This is also including CBG which is additionally great for inflammation, CBC which has been prominently known to assist with cognitive flares like anxiety, depression and pain relief. Plus .03% THC (or less) which has many benefits including better sleep and better gut health. 
  • Broad Spectrum CBD is almost identical to Full Spectrum. Except there is 0% THC. There are all of the benefits of Full Spectrum but again no THC whatsoever. This will benefit people who can not have any THC in their system like government workers, CDL drivers or private business employees who have zero tolerance systems against THC.
  • Isolate CBD solely contains just one cannabinoid. Some benefits people may find are financially you will be able to see Isolate CBD products are a lot cheaper than Full Spectrum products. Many people receive enough benefits from CBD alone to give them the relief they were looking for. 

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System or what we will further call ECS is a set of receptors located throughout your entire body that have both cognitive and physical benefits.

The ECS benefits homeostasis to keep balance to your body’s natural state. CB1 & CB2 are the two receptors that work with cannabinoids. CB1 has neurological receptors examples being; pain, dopamine and serotonin receptors. CB2 provides aid in one's immune system plus gut & colon health. For more info on the ECS, we go into more detail in our post ‘CBD and the Endocannabinoid System’.

What is a Cannabinoid?

Knowing what a Cannabinoid truly is will help you understand CBD a lot better! CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a Cannabinoid and is found in hemp. There are over 115 cannabinoids and are predominantly found in hemp or cannabis. Cannabis has a high amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and hemp contains far less. So understand there are many Cannabinoids found that all have benefits!

Where To Start?

It can be overwhelming nowadays looking where to start your CBD journey. At Wild Leaf we like to keep it simple! Incorporating CBD products in your natural lifestyle will be a great way to be consistent with it.

If you typically take a multivitamin in the morning, add to that or switch it with one of our great options of vitamin or superfood CBD gummies. CBD capsules are another great switch from pain pills. We also suggest oral tinctures or inhalation products. You get 100% of the product this way so there is no need for digestion or to have anything pass your liver. Topicals like lotions and salves are a great addition to these other options! The cannabinoids will work tremendously better outside of your body when you have it in your body. Consistency is key! The more you use cannabinoids the less your body has to learn what they are. 

How to use CBD?

  • Topical- Choose from lotions, creams, salves, body oils, bath additives, menthols or charcoal heat activated products. A little goes a long way with these CBD topicals. These topicals do not only have to be used for pain or soreness. They are great aromatherapy options as well. Products will always work so much better when CBD is in your system!
  • Inhalation- This is a great method to get cannabinoids directly into your system! Disposable vapes, hemp flower, or cartridges used with batteries are just a few ways to enjoy your CBD with no smell left behind. Whether you are leaning off cigarettes and need a replacement with no nicotine or just enjoy the puff there are so many benefits of inhalation!
  • Sublingual- A wonderful method for beginners! Oils you put underneath your tongue or water-soluble tinctures you may mix with a drink. We suggest putting the product under your tongue directly. This will be absorbed by your sublingual glands and enter your bloodstream very quickly. Especially with Nano CBD this will be a great method to make sure you are getting the full product and nothing will be lost in the digestion process.
  • Edibles- There are almost too many options to name. When it comes to anything you ingest there is probably a CBD version of it. From sweet candies, vegan, sugar free, chocolates, honey, and protein bars! Plus beverages like tea, coffee, sparkling soda, and water all with cannabinoids and CBD added. Some of these options may also contain other benefits like matcha CBD packets keep you moving or melatonin gummies for sleep. Your digestive system works the most while you sleep so these edibles make a great bedtime addition as well as during the day!


We love our little furry friends and want the best quality CBD products for ours and yours! Being both mammals CBD will work almost identically as it does with humans. Cats, Dogs, and Horses all have the ECS. With some of our products containing additional benefits like Alaskan Fish Oil or having limited & Grain Free ingredients. Our products can help the anxious kitten and aggressively playful puppies. Temperament, injuries, allergies, sore muscles, separation anxiety, tumors, arthritis, and fear are just some of many ailments CBD can help for your pet! We go into more detail about how CBD can benefit pets in this article

Our Mission

At Wild Leaf Tobacco our philosophy never changes. We will only carry the top quality cannabinoid products and most importantly the knowledge we can give you throughout your purchase to leave you satisfied and confident in your CBD products.

We stay focused on our customer service and when you ask we listen! After all, it's all about you and we aim to make every visit an incredible experience for you. We have dedicated years to finding the best CBD companies and products. Products that can potentially change your life! We are here to help you take care of any of your CBD needs that can provide comfort and relaxation.