What is CBD

You have probably seen signs advertising CBD products at your local gas station, gym and even coffee shop. Have you ever stopped to wonder, what is CBD? Why is it so popular? Does it really help me? Where is the best and safest place to purchase it? 

Our Thrive Wellness Omaha experts want to answer all your questions about this growing health craze. 

What is CBD? 

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, CBD is a chemical compound that is found in the cannabis Sativa plant. Unlike other THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that it doesn’t offer a “high.” 

CBD products can be taken in multiple ways like: 

  • Oils

  • Creams

  • Capsules 

  • Edibles

What is CBD used for? 

Currently, there is little research done on the benefits of using CBD. However, there are results that these natural products have delivered. Thrive Wellness Omaha professionals believe that CBD products can assist them in relieving chronic pain, inflammation, managing anxiety and sleeping better

Managing pain and reduce inflammation 

We have all been there when our back is aching or our muscles are sore from working out. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes states 80 percent of adults have experienced lower back pain. It can become a habit to reach for painkillers instead of finding a natural solution. 

People believe that CBD can help reduce pain and inflammation. There is still a need for further research to confirm. It can be a natural alternative to managing your pains like arthritis, chronic pain, soreness or back pain. 

Managing anxiety 

Everyone gets a little anxiety in their life, like during a job interview, giving a presentation or before taking a test. The thing is, for most people, anxiety goes away, but for others, the anxious feeling never does. Suffering from anxiety can be devastating to your health and well-being. 

There are ways that you can manage your anxiety using natural remedies. One way that is believed to manage anxiety is through CBD. According to some research, the use of these products has helped reduce anxiety and depression. How exactly? The CBD acts on the brain’s receptors that help regulate one’s mood and social behavior. 

Improve sleep

Tossing and turning during the nights can leave you feeling like you haven’t slept. You’re not alone. According to Consumer Reports, 80 percent of Americans have trouble sleeping at least one time during the week. Ignoring this problem can start to take a toll on you. 

One way you can sleep better at night is with the use of CBD. It is believed that these natural products could help you sleep better. A researcher found that CBD can help ease the anxiety or pain that could be keeping you up at night.

When it comes to purchasing these natural products, you should be cautious. You can buy CBD from a gas station, your local coffee shop or sketchy building, but do you know what’s actually in it? Let our Thrive Wellness Omaha experts help. At Wisniewski Chiropractic, we offer Pure Spectrum products that can help manage your pain, inflammation and anxiety. Visit our location to learn more. 


We’re Wisniewski Chiropractic, part of the Thrive Wellness Omaha network. Dr. Wisniewski is an expert in chiropractic care. We believe in healthcare that relies less on medication and more on  prevention through the use of proper diet, exercise and patient education. Our chiropractic services follow a three-part plan: relieve your pain first, address the root cause, and make a plan for your future wellness