What is 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?

Each person is different, so everyone will have a varying response. It depends on what your body needs. Hemp extract works with the body’s internal endocannabinoid system. Many users mention a feeling of relaxation, while others note that hemp extract helps them feel focused. 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. Check our content for deeper info on this fascinating topic!

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, reduced stress, help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation,  and support for healthy sleep cycles.

What is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and Hemp Extract?

Hemp oil and hemp seed oil
Hemp oil and hemp seed oil are often used interchangeably but they are very different. Oil from hemp seeds is primarily composed of dietary fats, which means it can provide benefits for skin but does not include all of the same plant compounds (such as CBD). Phytocannabinoids, cannabidiol and others, are found naturally in the leaves and flowers (also known as “aerial parts”) of hemp.
Extracts that are broad-spectrum contain cannabinoids
Extracts that are broad-spectrum contain cannabinoids from aerial parts therefore retain a range of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Extracts are then diluted with a carrier oil to make the final product. Some products use hemp seed oil as the carrier oil.

Know the Source

Not all CBD products are created equal and that is why we provide you with options. We provide you with testing results from the manufacturers so that you can research and discover which solution is best for you. We also provide you with a rich review system that gives access to our community.

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?

Each person’s response to CBD oil will be unique, so dosages will vary. The quickest path to determining your optimal dosage is to begin with extra-strength products (following the recommended dosage), reduce from the recommended dosage until you experience an overall reduction in benefit, then slowly increase back to the level of desired benefit. A more budget friendly path involves starting with the minimum does of regular strength and increase until the desired result is achieved. Consistency is the key, so whichever path you choose—skipping days or servings is not recommended. Any supplementation plan takes time for your body to experience the full benefits. An introductory period of 4 to 6 weeks of consistent use is the best way to determine your optimum dosage. We recommend journaling the result. Listen to your body!