CBD is an acronym for the compound cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring substance (also called a phytocannabinoid) found in the flower of the hemp plant. CBD has important therapeutic properties but does not have the intoxicating effects of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which is found in marijuana.
What is CBD?
There are numerous potential health benefits that can come from CBD, including:
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CBD is generally well tolerated, but as with any other supplement, there is a chance for adverse effects. As with anything else, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or taking any other medications.
Isolate products refer to hemp products that have only one “isolated” compound in them, generally, CBD. In other words, the CBD has been the only compound or cannabinoid extracted from the hemp plant.
Broad spectrum products utilize the whole hemp plant. These products contain percentages of several different compounds, which can include CBN, CBG, etc, but no THC. CBD is still the predominant compound in the formula, with minor percentages of other hemp compounds. In turn, the combination of the CBD with the additional compounds all working together, maximize the effects of the CBD. Again, these broad spectrum products are THC free.
Full spectrum, like broad spectrum, contains whole hemp plant extracts, with CBD still prevailing as the highest percentage compound, in combination with the additional extracted cannabinoids. The difference between broad and full spectrum is that full spectrum products can contain levels of THC under 0.3%. These minimal levels do not cause psychoactive effects.
How does it work?
The human body contains a naturally occurring, self-regulating system of receptors, CB1, and CB2 called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). These cannabinoid receptors exist throughout the body including the central and peripheral nervous systems, the brain, organs, and tissues. All mammals, dogs, cats, horses, etc, contain an ECS and produce endocannabinoids. The ECS communicates with essentially every system in the body and plays a vital role in the establishment and maintenance of our health. Everyone’s ECS varies, with a goal of keeping all body systems in homeostasis, or a state of equilibrium. The endocannabinoids are cannabis-like molecules and are already produced in our bodies. Thus, by supplementing our body and endocannabinoid system with cannabinoids from hemp, this “balance” can be adjusted and restored, and consequently achieved.
What product is best for me?
Before you start a CBD regimen, it’s important to understand what potential benefits you want. From taking a tincture, gummy, or applying a topical — defining your goals will help you decide what form of CBD is best for you. If you are seeking wellbeing benefits like reduced anxiety or hypertension, it may be most beneficial to take CBD oil orally, either sublingually via CBD tinctures or CBD gummies. If you are looking to relieve a skin condition or to reduce inflammation, a topical product may be best. If you have any questions about how CBD can help you reach your goal, speak to one of our friendly experts!
The most common sublingual on the market is referred to as tinctures. Highest effectiveness of tinctures is realized by placing and holding the drops under the tongue, so that the oil can absorb.
The most common inhalables are vape pens. Our cartridges and disposables contain a clean and unique formula, creating a one of a kind experience.
Ingestibles are exactly what they sound like, any product that can be ingested. These CBD products can range from gummies to capsules, to liquid drinks.
Apply our uniquely blended products directly onto the skin to generate a therapeutic effect with our lotions, salves, and massage oils.
The best way to start a CBD regimen is to begin by taking the minimum recommendation, and increasing the amount as needed— and most importantly, consistency is key. Be patient, as it may take a few days for your body to “balance” and begin experiencing the cannabinoid benefits. As regular, continued use is realized, the body will continue to remain balanced. Before you start taking CBD oil, it’s essential to ask the right questions.
Something For Everyone
All animal species have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) including humans, dogs, cats and horses.