Introduction to CBD
CBD, cannabidiol, is one of many powerful phytocannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana, and is known for supporting the body and mind in various ways. CBD does not produce a euphoric “high” such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There are several forms of CBD oils that should be researched.
CBD OIL FROM HEMP
Commonly called CBD Oil or Hemp Oil. These oils are derived from Hemp which is a sister plant to marijuana. These oils contain less than 0.3% THC and may be purchased legally online
CBD OIL ISOLATE
These oils are also derived from hemp but the way that the CBD cannabinoid is extracted ensures that there is NO THC in the oil whatsoever. Some research suggests that CBD isolate is less effective than full spectrum CBD Oil as it only contains 1 cannabinoid (CBD). Full spectrum CBD oil provides a synergistic effect since the entire hemp plant is used in the extraction process.
CBD OIL FROM MARIJUANA
This oil is derived from the marijuana plant and therefore is not legal to purchase over the internet. This oil contains THC so you will feel some varying degree of “high” depending on the THC concentration.
HEMP SEED OIL
This oil is derived from hemp seed and contains no cannabinoids. It is sometimes used as a transport for CBD oils but is more often used as a moisturizer. These oils are commonly found in retail stores including Amazon. Look for CBD concentration, if any, and ask for the testing results!
Is CBD Marjuana?
Simply stated – No. We provide CBD products that come from hemp plants, not marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are similar, but not the same. By definition, hemp contains no more than .3% THC – the psychoactive compound that is found in higher concentration in marijuana. By contrast, hemp naturally has higher levels of CBD, a compound known for helping humans maintain health and overall wellness.
How Does CBD Work?
The cannabis plant is incredibly complex! It contains over 400 chemical entities, of which more than 100 are compounds called cannabinoids. We bet you have probably heard of the two best-known cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
We all have a system within our bodies responsible for regulating our immune system, our sleep patterns, our moods, and how we experience pain and inflammation. It’s called the endocannabinoid system. Its function is to deal with the cannabinoids naturally produced by our bodies.
It does this via two kinds of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body: CB1 receptors (located in the brain and nervous system) and CB2 receptors (located in the immune system). Many users mention a feeling of relaxation, while others note that hemp based extracts help with pain and inflammation. The best way to find out how CBD will work for you is to try it yourself!
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of an unknown biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabinoid System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.
Your body actually has special areas that are made specifically for cannabinoids. These substances actually bind with the receptors to coordinate various functions across the body. CB1 and CB2 receptors are found all throughout the body. Even though everyone has an Endocannabinoid System, CBD compounds affect people differently.
Benefits of CBD
Research shows that using the whole hemp plant maximizes benefits delivered throughout the body and supplies additional wellness components (like relief for stiff joints, sore muscle recovery, and keeping anxiety in check). Those studies range from anxiety disorders to the treatment of Epilepsy. There are also studies looking into the use of cannabis to relieve the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments.
With the legalization of hemp and marijuana (in certain states), we are anticipating a surge in CBD and cannabis-related research in the coming years. In the meantime, look for broad-spectrum cannabinoid extracts with CBD containing beneficial plant compounds like terpenes and flavonoids.
What Will I Feel Like?
Some of the many benefits that users report experiencing include a sense of calm and focus. Studies have shown that CBD can alleviate the physical and mental effects of anxiety, as well as ease the symptoms associated with depression. When taken before bedtime, CBD can aide in achieving deep and restful sleep. CBD can also be a powerful anti-inflammatory and is known to relieve pain and inflammation when taken orally or used topically.
Your body will take a while to adjust to the chemical compounds found in CBD. With that said, CBD should be taken consistently for three to four weeks to allow its full effects to work.
What is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and Hemp Extract?
Know the Source
Not all CBD products are created equal and that is why we provide you with many options. We provide you with independent, 3rd party laboratory testing so that you can research and discover which solution is best for you. We also provide you with a review system that gives access to our community so you can see what others are saying about the products.
Does CBD Oil Have Side Effects
According to research, CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe, however as with any other supplement, it may cause adverse reactions in some people. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications. In addition, in December 2017 the World Health Organization reported that they found no public health risk or abuse potential for abuse. Source – https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cbd-oil-benefits#section8
How much do I take?
Because there is no recommended dose, the information presented on this page is intended to be a starting point of reference – and should never be considered as medical advice. With that said, there is no recommended daily allowance or universal dosing guidelines to follow. The first and best rule to follow when it comes to Cannabinoids is “everyone is different”. With so many variables such as weight, diet, metabolism, genetics, environment, product consistency, and more, it makes a universally prescribed dosage impossible.
With that in mind, most people who are new to Cannabidiol begin by starting with the minimal suggested CBD dosage on any product, then gradually increasing the dose until they achieve the desired results. CBD TakeOut recommends allowing 3-4 weeks before increasing your dosage to achieve your desired outcomes.
Know that you cannot overdose on CBD. There is no established lethal dose of CBD, and chronic use/high doses of up to 1500 mg per day have been repeatedly shown to be well tolerated by humans. As with any natural product, it is important to speak with your physician prior to beginning use and research any possible drug interactions. Talk with your physician to address any additional questions regarding CBD drug interactions or concerns. You and your doctor together will always know best!
Can I fail a drug test?
Work-place drug screens and tests detect THC and not the presence of Cannabinoids or other legal hemp-based properties. With that said, studies have shown that ingesting hemp can cause confirmed positive results. Based on this information, if you are subject to any form of drug screening, testing, or are an active member of the United States Armed Services, we advise that you make sure the hemp-based product you decide to use is labeled THC FREE. There is a wide variety of THC FREE products you will find on our site, however, some products do contain trace amounts of THC (less than .3%). Please use your best judgment when purchasing or consuming CBD products. Read the labels and look at the 3rd party lab testing results to determine if the product is right for you. Consult with your healthcare practitioner as well as your employer or drug screening company before using any product found on this site.