What is CBD?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. It is non-psycho toxic (does not get you high) and has been shown to have many potential health benefits.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are compounds found in the cannabis plant, including THC, CBD, and many others. They interact with the body's Endocannabinoid System to regulate various physiological functions.
How does CBD work in the body?
CBD interacts with the body's Endocannabinoid System, which helps regulate various physiological functions, including mood, sleep, appetite, and immune response and can provide relief for overworked, injured, or weary muscles and joints.
Is CBD legal?
CBD derived from hemp containing less than 0.3% THC is legal in many countries, including the United States, Canada, and most of Europe. However, laws regarding CBD can vary by region, so it's important to check your local laws.
What are the potential health benefits of CBD?
CBD has been shown to have potential benefits for a variety of conditions including supporting better sleep and providing a relaxing state of calm. More research is needed however to fully understand the extent of its therapeutic potential.
What are the differences between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate products?
Full Spectrum CBD products contain all of the naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant including THC, other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Broad spectrum CBD products also contain many of these compounds, but are typically THC-free. CBD isolate products, on the other hand, contain only pure CBD and no other compounds.
What is the Entourage Effect?
The Entourage Effect is a term used to describe the synergistic effects of the various compounds found in cannabis including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other plant compounds.
It is the idea that these compounds work together to enhance the therapeutic effects of cannabis, beyond what any single compound can achieve on its own.
How do I take CBD?
CBD can be taken in a variety of forms including oils, capsules, gummies, topicals, and more.
The best method of consumption can vary depending on your personal preferences and what you would like to get out of using a hemp product.
Is CBD safe?
CBD is considered safe with few side effects reported in clinical trials. However, it can interact with certain medications so it's important to consult with a healthcare provider before taking CBD if you're currently taking any medications, are pregnant or nursing.
Can CBD get you high?
CBD is non-psycho toxic and does not produce a "high" like THC - another cannabinoid found in cannabis. However, Full spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, which can show up on a drug test. CBD products made from isolate CBD do not contain THC and will not likely show up on a drug test.
CBD products made from broad spectrum CBD extracts have had the THC removed leaving the CBD and many of the other cannabinoids intact and will likely not trigger a hot drug test. Regardless, it is important to consult with your employer before consuming any Full or Broad spectrum CBD products.
How much CBD should I take?
The optimal serving of CBD can vary depending on a variety of factors including your body weight, what you would like to get out of taking a hemp product, and the method of consumption.
It's best to start with a low serving and gradually increase until you achieve the desired effect.
How long does it take for CBD to take effect?
The onset of CBD's effects can vary depending on the method of consumption. Generally, sublingual tinctures and vape products provide the fastest onset (within 15 min), while chewable supplements and capsules may take longer to take effect (30 - 90 min).
What are the side effects of CBD?
Some common side effects of CBD may include drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, and changes in appetite. However, these side effects are rare, generally mild and go away on their own.
If you experience any side effects from consuming CBD products, discontinue use immediately and consult your healthcare provider.
Can CBD interact with other medications?
Yes, CBD can interact with certain medications including blood thinners, anticonvulsants, and others. It's important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking CBD if you're currently taking any medications.