CBD 101

What is Cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol (or CBD) is one of the main cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and does not get you “high”.

Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD has become very popular and commonplace, and can be found in everyday products such as oils, edibles, and topicals!

How is CBD Made?

One of the main questions people might ask is “How is CBD Made?” Well CBD, like THC, is derived directly from the cannabis plant. There are a variety of ways to extract it and can be used to make a variety of products. From topical to pills, CBD has taken over the wellness industry, and we are excited to be a part of this alternative lifestyle movement.

Our main mission is to provide CBD education which helps you to get guidance about The CBD Products. CBD or known by its scientific name Cannabidiol is just 1 of the 113 compounds identified in the Cannabis plant. Within the Cannabis plant, there are 2 main compounds known as THC and CBD. While THC makes up for mood-altering and is known to make you feel “high” CBD is non-psychoactive but depending on which form of CBD can still give you what’s called “the entourage effect”. Many consumers and medical patients claim relief from anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, and other health benefits.

Is CBD a Cannabinoid?

To break it down even further, CBD interacts with the human body through the endocannabinoid system that interacts with many other similar compounds producing effects on the mind and body. Our body has 2 known CBD receptors: Cb1 which is found in the brain and Cb2 found mostly in the immune system. CBD activates our adenosine receptors which can result in lower levels of stress and anxiety. It can also bind to our neural receptors which control temperature and inflammation in the body producing an anti-inflammatory effect.

Although CBD hasn’t been approved by the FDA as of yet, research has shown that CBD has a safe profile in humans and even pets. Some use it to assist with anxiety, psychosis, and movement disorders. Although unregulated by the FDA it is still legal in all 50 states. We encourage our customers to check that their CBD has been inspected by a third-party independent lab with a provided Certificate of Analysis (COA).

What’s the difference between Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum? 

Full-spectrum is an oil that’s been extracted from the Cannabis plant which includes all of the chemical compounds that the plant produces like terpenes, flavonoids, cannabinoids, and fatty acids. When you extract all of those compounds from the plant in the context of each other they have been known to be more beneficial for you therapeutically. Most Full Spectrum has a good amount of CBD, and it will be present alongside other cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC in most cases 0.3% which is the legal limit (nowhere near enough to “feel something”). However this generally improves the CBD’s healing properties based on something known as the “Entourage Effect”. CBD works better with its chemical “friends and family” than it does by itself like an isolate.

Broad Spectrum means that your oil contains many beneficial compounds that come from the cannabis plant, but not ALL the compounds (mainly there are no trace THC amounts). Sometimes Full Spectrum oils will have different effects because cannabis compounds all synergize really well resulting in that “Entourage Effect” previously mentioned. But if the brand you’ve chosen cares about their quality, (In which case we do!), your product should give you a good amount of relief. Higher doses usually work better, but start low and build up. Broad Spectrum would be ideal for those who are very sensitive to small traces of THC or who may be worried about drug testing for employment purposes.

Can I fail a drug test using Full Spectrum?

There’s no guarantee but generally, the legal limit of 0.3% trace amount of THC is far too small to show up.

What is Isolate?

Isolate is 99.9% pure CBD and contains zero THC and zero cannabinoids. This compound is the least effective form of CBD. It comes in the form of a fine white powder substance.

what is CBG?

CBG (Cannabigerol) is a compound derived from the cannabis plant that has earned the nickname “The Mother of all Cannabinoids” due to being the chemical parent of  CBD, CBC, CBN, and THC which is also known to have antidepressant and antibacterial properties. CBG may have promising health benefits due to its ability to act on the Central Nervous System and the body’s endocannabinoid system without causing a high. When used or blended, CBG also can increase the effects of CBD causing “The Entourage Effect” while simultaneously minimizing the high caused by THC. Like CBD, CBG acts as a Cb1 antagonist to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC and has been known to act as an aid to conditions such as:

  • Glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure
  • Cancer due to its anti-tumor properties
  • Bladder Disorders by decreasing bladder contraction
  • Eating Disorders by stimulating appetite

As well as Neurodegenerative Disorders are also known as Huntington’s Disease, anxiety, and depression. Studies on the use of CBG’s effects and efficacy are still ongoing however side effects are still yet unknown. We encourage you to speak with your doctor to get CBG Education using prior CBG.

What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid of THC however it’s not pure THC. This unknown cannabinoid has been rising in popularity due to the similar effects of its isomer Delta 9 THC which is the actual component in marijuana that gets you high. However, Delta 8 is less potent but will still help you to arrive at a euphoric state without the psychoactive high that contributes to paranoia and anxiety. Studies of Delta 8 have also credited it to certain health benefits such as nausea, pain, an appetite stimulant, and symptoms of relief. Nearly all Delta 8 THC on the market today is manufactured from hemp-derived CBD. For those living in states where Cannabis is illegal, Delta 8 may be a legal way to experience some THC-like effects of Cannabis.

What is the best way to take CBD oil and will it work for me?

CBD Education is a must before using CBD Products. Generally sublingually (under the tongue) and let it sit for a few minutes. Because of this biochemical individuality, it’s actually hard to nail down exactly how a person will feel and respond to hemp oils. By and large, they’re very effective, but outliers do exist.

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