What is CBD?
Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa (1).
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.
This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
Here are six health benefits of CBD oil that are backed by scientific evidence.
1. Can Relieve Pain
2. Could Reduce Anxiety and Depression
3. Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms
4. May Reduce Acne
5. Might Have Neuroprotective Properties
6. Could Benefit Heart Health
And Several Other Potential Benefits
How does CBD work?
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.
Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.
Can you get high from CBD oil?
No. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that makes you high; CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. While many CBD oils, particularly full-spectrum products, contain trace amounts of THC, it is not enough to make you high.
Will I pass a drug test?
Many CBD products have no THC in them at all, and all CBD products derived from industrial hemp have less than 0.3% THC. Many factors determine whether a person can pass a drug test, making them unpredictable, but the trace amounts of THC found in CBD products is very minuscule.
How long does it take to feel the effects and how long does it stay in my system?
A person could feel the effects as quickly as 10-15 minutes when sublingually administered, and up to an hour or two for oral ingestion. There are many factors that impact the speed and efficiency of absorption. Moreover, the effects of our CBD oil can last from 4-12 hours, depending on personal metabolism.
What dose should I take?
Similar to anesthetics and analgysics, each person will metabolize and react differently to CBD. We recommend starting with a lower dose, and increasing as necessary. Our tinctures can be a great place to start for more precise dosing.
When using the tincture drops, how should I take them?
When using the drops, the best way to take them is sublingual. And, the easiest way to do this is by setting a spoon on a counter and dripping the desired number of drops into the spoon. Then, by putting the spoon into your mouth, put the liquid under your tongue for about 90 seconds, then swallow. For those who prefer to take their drops in a drink, this can be done. However, because the stomach acids work very quickly to break down the cannabinoids, it is only partially effective. When taking in drinks/foods, we recommend taking approximately twice as much as if you’re taking it sublingually.
Can I take too much? Will it hurt me?
We are not doctors and we are not knowledgeable about your particular health condition, so you have to get medical advice from your practitioner. However, what we can say is that typically, its virtually impossible to take too much. We use the following analogy: Can you eat too much spinach? Well, the answer is yes. You can. But, you’d have to eat such an unimaginable amount that its not realistic to think you could truly eat too much spinach. The same holds true for these products. Its not realistic to think you could take too much, but of course, at some level it would be possible. (Again, please consult your physician regarding your specific situation)
How do I store these products? What is the shelf life?
Generally, these are stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. The shelf life for these products is 2 years.
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