1. What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis Sativa plants, like the hemp plant. CBD, does not produce a euphoric or “high” feeling, unlike the plant’s cannabinoid THC. It tends to interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, which can regulate physiological functions such as coordination, mobility, discomfort, appetite, mood and other emotions.
2. What is hemp?
Hemp is a crop with diverse applications in industries such as manufacturing, and cosmetics in the production of textiles, biodegradable plastics, paper, paint, animal feed, and medicine, as well as ingredients for nutritional supplements. Hemp is packed with biologically active cannabinoids such as the popular cannabidiol (CBD). As hemp is becoming mainstream, the nutritional segment is carving out a niche aside from industrial and therapeutic segments. This nutrient-rich plant has been consumed as a food for thousands of years.
3. What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Both are species of the cannabis plant, but both have very different functions. Marijuana is the species of cannabis that is dominant in the compound Delta-9 THC. This is the part of the marijuana plant that makes the user feel euphoric, or “high,” when it is broken down and absorbed into the body. Marijuana leaves are broad-leafed and have tight buds with some even having orange hairs coming off of the nugget shape, and it looks like a short and flat bush. Hemp has a different shape from marijuana; its leaves are skinnier and higher up and it tends to look tall and skinny as most of its foliage grows up top.
4. Is CBD legal?
Industrial hemp-extracted CBD products are federally legal due to the Farm Bill of 2018. Any CBD Products is considered legal to sell as long as it does not contain more than 0.3% THC.
5. How do I use CBD?
There are a number of ways of using CBD. Each way has its own benefits, as well as its own processes of utilizing CBD. Some of the most common methods include topical applications, capsules, softgels, gummies, tincture drops and sprays.
6. How much CBD should I take?
Most say that anywhere between 20mg to 1,500mg is suitable for daily consumption, but the real answer is the amount that is right for you. To understand what amount that is, you must consider factors such as body weight, body chemistry, concentration of the CBD and why you are using the CBD.
Experts recommend starting at a lower serving and increasing milligram consumption until desired results have been achieved. This could mean starting at servings of 25mg and adding 5mg every day until you can feel the results of the CBD. For more intense conditions, a higher starting serving may be necessary to help give you the results you’re looking for.
If you would really like to be specific, there are serving calculators available online. It is also helpful to speak to an expert or doctor about what is the correct serving for you, considering your individual needs. It is hard to give a set serving for each person, as every person’s metabolism, weight, body chemistry and desired results are different. But there are methods which help you calculate the serving for your body weight. The method calculates the serving using the equation [0.5mg x (Your Weight) = (mg serving)] and take this serving three times a day. Start off slow and find the sweet spot for your desired effects from the CBD consumption.
7. When should I take CBD?
The simple answer is actually a question: what are you looking to use CBD for? If you are someone who uses it for discomfort from being physically active, then you should use it after your physically exerting activities.
You could be looking for CBD maintenance and want to incorporate it into your day for multiple reasons such as improving productivity, promoting a healthy appetite, having better workouts and combatting stress. If any of those are the case, then it would be best for you to take your CBD in the morning or around lunch time to achieve these results.
CBD is also great for unwinding and helping you relax due to the benefits it provides, including combatting of stress and anxious feelings that taking CBD offers. CBD has been proven to be an effective night’s rest aid. The relaxed feelings associated with CBD are significant in promoting that restful night you are looking for.
8. How does CBD work?
CBD has an interesting way of interacting with our bodies. It acts upon the CB1 and CB2 receptors, but does not bind with these receptors directly. Instead, these indirect actions toward the receptors activate the TRPV1 receptors. These receptors are responsible for regulating body temperature, giving an individual the perception of discomfort. Not only are these receptors interacted with, but CBD also has an impact on amount of anandamide that is produced in your body. Anandamide is the molecule in your body that contains a part in neural generation of feelings we associate with pleasure and motivation. This molecule is often referred to as the bliss molecule for the outputs it puts into our body making us feel these positive feelings. CBD interacts with the human body and stimulates the endocannabinoid system, which therefore helps with homeostasis in the body, to reduce discomforts.
9. Can CBD expire?
Just like most products, CBD does have a shelf life. While the expiration of a CBD product may not make the product bad, the potency of the product may be hindered, which can directly impact the effectiveness. CBD actually has a pretty significant shelf life between 14 and 24 months, on average. Make sure you are storing your CBD in a cool, dry environment with the package sealed. Avoid direct sunlight and store at room temperature. Quality can also play into shelf life; the better the quality it, the longer it may last.
10. What is the difference between CBD isolate, Full Spectrum CBD and Broad Spectrum CBD?
CBD Isolate is perfect for those that are wanting an exact amount of CBD without any additional cannabinoids. CBD Isolate has all the terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids, including THC, removed. While this means there is no entourage effect, it is a great option for those concerned with drug testing, have a sensitivity to THC or just do not need the benefits of other cannabinoids.
Full Spectrum CBD sought after for those wanting to benefit from the entourage effect. This type of CBD usually contains terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%).
Broad Spectrum CBD is extremely popular because it is the best of both worlds, in a sense. Similar to Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD gives the user the benefit of the entourage effect with the terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids. The biggest difference is that the THC is removed, similar to CBD Isolate. This type of extraction is beneficial for those that want more than just CBD Isolate, but are either hesitant to have THC in their product or live in states with strict THC laws.
11. Where can I purchase CBD?
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