Does CBD work?

With CBD products flooding the market, many people feel a lot of skepticism - what's the difference between these products? Does CBD work? Will CBD even work for me? Is CBD just a placebo effect?

Although formal studies on CBD and its impact on the body is still in its infancy, mountains of anecdotal evidence suggest that many consumers are finding increased quality of life by adding CBD to their lifestyle.

One independent study showed that out of 2,000 participants, 33% had used CBD, and of these consumers nearly 70% found CBD to be effective. We want to support you in answering this very important question, and are providing free resources to help you evaluate if CBD is a good fit for your body and lifestyle.

We have created free trackers that can help you evaluate the efficacy of CBD for you across the 3 most common reasons we see people gravitating towards CBD:

  1. increased rest and relaxation
  2. muscle soreness, injury and recovery
  3. clearer skin/enhanced overall vitality

We hope these tools will help you to assess the proper role of CBD in your life, allowing you to answer the question once and for all of "will CBD work for me?"

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Is CBD safe?

A 2018 report by the World Health Organization states that "while the number of studies is limited, the evidence from well controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential." Additionally, "across a number of controlled and open label trials CBD of the potential therapeutic effects of CBD it is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile."

The most important thing to remember when it comes to the safety of CBD is that it is not currently a regulated product, so you need to do your due diligence when it comes to verifying label claims. In 2019, the FDA tested 41 cosmetic products marketed containing CBD. Of these, only 14 specified the amount of CBD that were contained in their products. Of these 14 products, 8 contained "less than 80% of the CBD amount indicated" according to the FDA's report. Only four of the 14 products contained within 20% of the CBD amount listed, and two products had more than 120% of the CBD listed. In 68 cosmetics that claimed to contain hemp oils, testing revealed that they "did not contain any measurable cannabinoids." To read more about the FDAs findings of mislabeling of CBD products, click here.

When you're shopping for CBD products, the quality of the product and the integrity of the company behind it is of the utmost importance. Jihi was founded by marijuana industry veterans who were deeply involved in the supply chain and regulatory components of the heavily-regulated marijuana industry. By applying these strict standards to CBD manufacturing, and utilizing only ISO certified manufacturers and 3rd party testing throughout the supply chain, Jihi stands behind consistency, purity and potency in all of it's spa-grade topicals and ingestibles.

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Is CBD legal?

Yes, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. If a CBD product is sourced from the marijuana plant, it needs to be licensed and sold through a legal marijuana dispensary. If it is sourced from the hemp plant, it can be sold freely throughout most of the United States (some exceptions apply, like in Utah, where CBD sales are still prohibited). If you are in a state that prohibits the purchase of CBD, Jihi will not allow you to move forward with your order in our shopping cart.

You can rest assured that our activated hemp extract is sourced and extracted above and beyond industry standards by an ISO 9001 certified CBD manufacturer, utilizing best practices for clean and potent extraction, ensuring potency without any harmful residues. The hemp plants utilized are U.S. grown and rigorously tested to ensure the highest standards of potency and purity, free of the harmful chemicals, solvents, heavy metals and pesticides found in hemp sourced from overseas.

Will CBD get me high?

No. Jihi CBD products are sourced from the hemp plant, which contain less than 0.3% THC. During production, the non-psychoactive CBD molecules are extracted, leaving the psychoactive components of the plant (the THC) behind. You can utilize our batch lookup system to see independent, third party test results guaranteeing low THC levels and product purity for all of our products.

30 Days to Success

The Jihi bullet journals are set up over a 30 day timeframe so that you give yourself plenty of time to see how a new practice or habit is impacting your wellbeing. If you are starting a new habit, 30 days is the magic number. If you are exploring a new supplement or support (like Jihi's line of CBD products) we recommend you give yourself at least 30 days of mindful usage before evaluating how the products are affecting you.

We encourage you to begin tracking your symptoms with our bullet journals, and being mindful of how you are using CBD as part of your bigger picture of wellness. If you'd like to compare and contrast, you might want to start using the trackers before your CBD products arrive so that you have a baseline to compare your results to.

We provide both printable and fillable versions of the PDFs, so you can use them however best works for you. If you'd like to edit the fields with our prompts, you can do this by opening them in Adobe Acrobat.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at any time to We are passionate about your wellness journey and would love to know how we can help you come within for a more vibrant, balanced lifestyle.