CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of over 85+ cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD is present in more significant quantities in hemp than it is in marijuana. And because it’s non-psychoactive, CBD is widely regarded to possess great wellness potential.
CBG ( cannabigerol ) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. CBG directly interacts with the brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD, meanwhile, produces more indirect interactions with these receptors from our endocannabinoid system.
CBN (cannabinol) doesn’t get people high, and most use CBN at night.
Cannabinoids are a group of fatty compounds found in hemp but also produced by other plants, and the human body. They are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These compounds are key players in normal endocrine, musculoskeletal, immune and central nervous system functioning.
Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced by the cannabis plant as well as most other plants. The majority of terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.
Terpenes can also have powerful effects on our bodies. In fact, terpenes have been utilized by humans for millennia in what’s commonly known as aromatherapy.
The main difference between CBD oil and Hemp oil is that basic, refined Hemp oil rarely contains CBD. CBD and hemp oils have different purposes. CBD is a compound found in industrial hemp, and we utilize a whole plant CO2 extraction that allows us to draw the CBD from the plant material and filter out unnatural substances, maximizing pure CBD concentration. While CBD is extracted from the entire plant, minus the seeds, hemp oil is generally extracted only from the seeds. Hemp oil is made from pressing hemp seeds and is used in a variety of products. Hemp-seed oil is used as a protein source for food, as varnish for wood and as an ingredient in lotion and soap products.
You can buy hemp-seed oil online or at certain food stores, where you can learn about more ways to incorporate it into your diet and hygiene. CBD oil is generally used for wellness purposes..
Every body is different. The ideal amount depends on a wide range of variables. It also depends on the product.
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Determining the right amount of CBD will be unique from person to person and everybody processes CBD differently based on key factors like age, weight, and diet. The “right” amount of CBD can vary based on the need you are trying to address and whether your need is mild or severe.
For first timers, we recommend starting with a smaller amount split between up to 3 times a day, and stick with it for about 2-3 days - increasing incrementally each day until you find your sweet spot. Using CBD daily is the best way to see results.
CBD is not known to have any negative side effects. However, large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness. If your intention is to remain alert, this may be considered an unwanted side effect and therefore large servings should be avoided. Further, CBD may interact with some prescription medications - consult your physician if you are on any medications or have any concerns about possible interactions with pre-existing medical conditions.
Though it's often well-tolerated, CBD can cause side effects, such as dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness and fatigue, particularly in higher amounts. We suggest starting with each product's suggested amount, and build/reduce from there. CBD can also interact with other medications you're taking, such as blood thinners. Check with your doctor if you are taking any medications or before starting any new wellness regimen.
CBD oil is non-intoxicating and will not make you feel stoned or high.
If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional.
There have been thousands of scientific and medical studies carried out specifically on CBD and other cannabinoids. Over the years, hundreds of CBD-related studies have been conducted in dozens of countries and institutions.
Make sure the company you’re buying from is reputable and that the product was made from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC content. Transportation of marijuana across state lines (from legal to non-legal states) is against the law, transporting hemp and hemp-based products is safe. Millions of consumers across the US (and the globe) are using CBD products every day to effectively address conditions affecting wellness. Don’t judge brands by labels or marketing.
Where is the hemp from? How was it grown? 50% of the world's hemp is grown in China - you will want USA-grown hemp to ensure source traceability. Our products are grown in the Midwest and USA by local farmers. You also want to review testing results.
CBD is not regulated by the FDA. Always be sure of your source before purchasing/using a CBD product.
While there isn't a set age requirement for purchasing (we have many school-aged clients), we do believe that any decision regarding usage should be discussed with a parent/guardian.