In this article, we will review the 10 best books about CBD (cannabidiol) that we have found for purchase online.
Over the past few years, most of the information that people have on CBD comes from the internet. While this isn’t an inherently bad thing, it can be incredibly challenging to tell a reliable source from an unreliable source online. So much misinformation is spread on the web—especially about what CBD is capable of and how it can help the body. Also, much of the CBD commerce market is online, as CBD was only federally legalized in December of 2018. Many established businesses have made their living online, and don’t have any need to move to physical locations. But how do you know what’s reliable online? How can you tell a high-quality product from a low-quality one, and how do you know what to get?
While books on CBD tend to be less popular among modern users, they can be an incredible resource. Many of them include scientific information which is peer-reviewed and sent to an editor before publishing, so they have little chance of containing misinformation or mistakes. Also, most books cite scientific studies that have been documented or duplicated to ensure they have the most accurate information.
The internet can be a wealth of information and shouldn’t be discounted. However, it can be challenging for someone who isn’t used to finding reliable sources. A good book can sometimes be a one-stop-shop for all the information you need and can help you in your search for accurate data by pointing you straight to the chapter you need. In this article, we’ll be discussing the top 10 CBD books, and how they may be able to help you make the right decisions for your body and your wallet.
As with any other health supplement, you should always consult with a doctor before beginning to use CBD. Although a book can be a high jumping-off point, you should still get a second opinion before trying cannabis for the first time. Make sure you buy any CBD products you’re seeking from a reputable company and inspect the third-party lab test results to be sure it’s free of any heavy metals or pesticides. If you can, try to find companies that use sustainable farming methods for their hemp, and source all their products from inside the United States. If you’re interested in finding a CBD book that will give you all the cannabis information you need, keep reading to see our top picks.
1. CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis–Healing without the High – by Leonard Leinow
Author Leonard Leinow has more than thirty years of experience with medical cannabis, both growing it and studying it. He also has his own non-profit medical cannabis company, Synergy Wellness, which he founded in California. This book is a practical guide to using cannabis that’s CBD-dominant, with information that’s organized according to your health concerns. This information is specifically designed for first-time cannabis users so that you can be sure you’re safely treating your health condition. Also, this book contains information on how to use cannabis for animals, with helpful suggestions for the most effective dosage and delivery methods in pets. It was published in late 2017 by North Atlantic Books and contains 352 pages in the paperback edition.
2. The CBD Oil Miracle – by Laura Lagano
This book details the many incredible remedies of “nature’s miracle pill” – cannabidiol. The information takes you through the history of cannabidiol’s medical use, all the way from ancient medicine to common usage. Lagano’s well-reviewed and well-researched piece will empower readers to determine the right dosage and delivery method for them, learn how to alleviate more than 30 common conditions, calm anxious pets, and benefit from CBD’s anti-aging effects. Author Laura Lagano is a clinical nutritionist and has also co-founded the Holistic Cannabis Academy. She has a passion for progressive wellness treatments and is a wife and mother of three in New York. This edition was published in March 2019 by Castle Point Books and contains 272 pages in paperback.
3. A Doctor’s Perspective on CBD Oil: Science, Success Stories, and Changed Lives – by Mark Lindholm
Lindholm’s breakout book argues that drugs are not the only suitable solution to conditions like anxiety, chronic pain, diabetes, or seizures. He argues that there is a much more natural way, using hemp-derived CBD oil. Throughout the book, the author attempts to clear up topics that are often misunderstood by mainstream media and educate readers with easy-to-understand terminology. He aims to teach readers about why CBD oil is a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals, how to enhance your body’s natural abilities using CBD oil, and how CBD oil can free you from chronic pain. Author Dr. Mark Lindholm operates the Natural Health Family Chiropractic Clinic out of Indiana and has over 25 years of chiropractic experience. This edition was published in April 2019 by Green & Natural Publishing and contains 156 pages in the paperback edition.
4. CBD: What You Need to Know – by Gregory L. Smith, MD
This book is designed for those who want to know the cold, hard truth about CBD, supported by scientific evidence. Smith’s book will empower readers to choose the proper CBD product for them among a sea of poor-quality and counterfeit products. This essential guide to CBD has the advantage of mixing in fact-checked scientific information alongside Smith’s personal stories surrounding CBD from the last two decades. It is divided into three sections for easy reading: cannabis’ history and legal issues, how CBD works in the body and brain, and how to use CBD effectively for 17 different prevailing conditions. Dr. Gregory Smith is world-renowned for writing “Medical Cannabis,” a best-selling textbook. CreateSpace Independent Publishing published this edition in September 2017, and it contains 214 pages in paperback.
5. CBD: 101 Things You Need to Know About CBD Oil – by Frank Coles
This book follows how CBD came to be known as the most exciting supplement of 2018, and how it made its way into everything from dog treats to hand cream. It explains how, despite having endless potential, there are some things about CBD that everyone should know before trying it. It claims to be the most comprehensive fact list currently available on CBD and is a one-stop resource for anyone interested in CBD. The 101 facts cover things like how CBD is made, and what it contains, how to take CBD oil, who shouldn’t take CBD oil and why, and side effects that one could experience. Coles’ novel was published in August 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing and contains 74 pages in the paperback edition.
6. Healing with CBD: How Cannabidiol Can Transform Your Health without the High – by Eileen Konieczny RN & Lauren Wilson
This book uses many years of medical patient experience with CBD, as well as several peer-reviewed studies and the recent CBD market. Konieczny’s book attempts to separate fact from fiction surrounding CBD, thoroughly explaining all the latest studies and rumors. It includes information like how CBD is made, how CBD differs from THC, and how to know you’re purchasing quality products in an ever-expanding market. Eileen Konieczny, RN, has spent decades as a bedside nurse who focused specifically on cancer patients. She began advocating for the use of CBD in medicine after seeing how therapeutic it was for her suffering patients. Lauren Wilson is a professional writer and cannabis lover who found CBD as a natural solution to her chronic pain. This novel was published in September 2018 by Ulysses Press and contains 224 pages in paperback.
7. CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness – by Gretchen Lidicker
This choice is vastly different from many others on this list, as it’s more of a lifestyle guide than an informational textbook. The guide contains thirty delicious recipes and 50 color photographs to show you how you can incorporate CBD into your daily routine. Also, the book contains information on how to choose a genuinely high-quality product, as well as what you should know before taking CBD for the first time. Gretchen Lidicker is the health editor at mindbodygreen.com as well as a scientist and journalist with a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics. She studied at Georgetown University, where she worked on both the clinical and academic side of integrative medicine. Countryman Press published the guide in October 2018, and it contains 192 pages in paperback.
8. The ABCs of CBD: The Essential Guide: Why Pot Is NOT What We Were Taught – by Shira Adler
Shira Adler’s novel is designed specifically for parents, as she recognizes that many people have children with specific disorders not often recognized by mainstream medicine. She also acknowledges that many parents may not want to pump their kids full of traditional pharmaceuticals. The ABCs of CBD is a practical and comprehensive guide to CBD and includes everything from ancient history and pop culture to the endocannabinoid system and trends in industry commerce. Shira Adler is a media personality in the wellness sphere and founder of a holistic health and wellness company – ShiraSynergy. The book was published in January 2018 by ValPoSa Books and contains 224 pages in the paperback edition.
9. The Athlete’s Guide to CBD: Treat Pain and Inflammation, Maximize Recovery, and Sleep Better Naturally – by Scott Douglas
In Douglas’ novel, specially designed for athletes, he breaks down all the ways CBD can be especially beneficial for those who are intensely training or playing sports. He uses information from leading industry analysts as well as personal experience from athletes at all levels of competition and skill. According to reviewer Tiki Barber, this novel is excellent whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend sports player, or just a health-conscious individual. This book includes the answers to questions like, “what method should I use to take CBD?” “Where should I buy it?” “What should I look for when purchasing it?” Scott Douglas is a veteran writer for Runner’s World and already has several novels under his belt on the topic of running. Rodale Books published the guide in September 2019, and it contains 160 pages in the paperback edition.
10. The CBD Kitchen: Over 50 Plant-based Recipes for Tonics, Easy Meals, Treats & Skincare Made with the Goodness Extracted from Hemp – by Leah Vanderveldt
Vanderveldt’ s book is another kind of lifestyle guide, detailing over 50 exciting new recipes that incorporate CBD. The author attempts to demystify the benefits of cannabis in this book, showing how you can alleviate all kinds of mental and physical ailments by integrating it into your daily routine. The easy recipes in the book include teas, snacks, coffee, desserts, filling meals, and even cocktails. Also, she provides some resources for making your own CBD skincare, like a recipe for a skin-boosting face mask. Vanderveldt is a New York-based wellness writer and recipe creator and has previously worked as the food editor for mindbodygreen.com. Ryland Peters & Small published the book in June 2019, and it contains 128 pages in the hardcover edition.
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