What is CBD?
CBD is cannabidiol. It is a cannabis dervied oil. It is extracted from the cannabis plant. CBD is just one of the many cannabiods that exist within the plant. The plant has over 400 substances. There are cannabinoids and terpenes.
CBD is one of the substances that has medicinal qualities and benefits. Some of the medicinal benefits are it offers support with anxiety, seizures, pain, inflammation, spasms, insomnia, and more.
Does CBD Get You High?
CBD does not get you high. The cannabinoid in the cannabis plant that gets you high is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works on CB1 and CB2 receptors in our bodies. We all have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD, CBN, and THC all fit like a lock and key into our receptors.
These are the same receptors that when you go for a run and you get a runners high.
These receptors are part of our ECS which impact physiological processes affecting pain modulation, memory, and appetite, plus anti-inflammatory effects and other immune system responses. CB1 has a lot to do with pain whereas CB2 has more to do with anxiety.
How Much Should I Take?
Start low, go slow. We recommend starting out with half a dropper twice a day. This is going to help you get into homeostasis and prevent the re-uptake of your natural cannabinoids.
Start low and stay mindful on what works for you personal journey to find the perfect amount.
How Does it Help Me Sleep?
There is evidence that shows anywhere from 150-200mg, taken at night right before bed, increases your deep sleep.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Most don't experience any negative effects. Some people, when they first start taking it, get sleepy but this goes away after a couple days as your body gets used to it. You cannot overdose on CBD.
Check with your physician to make sure any medications you are on don't conflict with CBD. A general rule is if any of your meds say don't take with grapefruit, you need to double check with your doctor.
Who Will CBD Help?
Everyone! We all can use some balance in our lives. Some of the many benefits are it can help with focus, calm, and sleep.
It's a vasorelaxant for glaucoma. It can help with appetite control. It's great for you heart for blood flow and cardiovascular wellness. It supports stimulation for new bone growth and helps support bones affected by osteoporosis.
One of the most amazing things about it is that its anti-inflammatory and helps with muscle regeneration pain. All these things just barely scratch the surface of what CBD can do.
Can CBD Help with Pain?
Our topical sports cream can help with arthritis and muscle pain. Our CBD oil helps ease many different body aches.
What is a COA?
Certificate of Analysis. We do third-party lab testing that will give you the cannabinoid profile. This shows you all the cannabinoids that exist in our product and the amount of each one. These third-party lab tests also test for mold, pesticide, and any heavy metals so you can be assured our product is safe.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are chemicals found naturally in many plants including the cannabis plant. They give each cannabis strain its aroma. Here are some examples of some common terpenes:
- Pinene can be found in pine needles and also orange peels. Pinene can support a feeling of alertness and retain memories.
- Myrcene is an earthy terpene found in cloves, citrus, and especially mangoes. Myrcene supports pain relief and relief from inflammation. It also help to relax, therefore inducing a good nights sleep.
- Linalool is a floral terpene also found in lavender. This terpene helps with stress, depression, and anxiety.
- Limonene is also found in juniper, peppermint, and citrus. It helps counteract anxiety and depression.
- Caryophyllene is found in hops, basil, and give black pepper its distinctive smell. It's a poular choice for cannabis topicals due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
What is the Difference Between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate?
The spectrum refers to the different compounds that fall in the natural extract of the cannabis plant. It's not just CBD oil in the oil, there are different fats, terpenes, other cannabinoids, and polyphenols. So a full spectrum product will be a full spectrum of the naturally occurring compounds in its entirety.
On the totally other side of the spectrum would be the isolate. Which is the CBD that's been striped away and isolated from all the other naturally occurring compounds.
Then in the middle of the spectrum would be the whole range of the broad spectrum. Which doesn't include the full set of compounds but it has a lot of them. It can have many of the terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids.
We prefer to have the full spectrum so you can have the entourage effect which basically is making the CBD amplified by complimenting it with all the other compounds.
Will I Fail a Drug Test?
You can test positive for THC with full spectrum, so if that is a concern we encourage you to use our THC-free, broad spectrum oil.