All About CBD
WHAT IS CBD “CANNABIDIOL”?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a medicinal cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. Discovered in 1940, scientists have recently learned regular intake of CBD has proven to be healthy for the human body and mind. It is an alternative to staple supplements, without any adverse side effects, if taken in adequate portions.
CBD is a perfect remedy for many common ailments, and it can be consumed in multiple ways: through vaporizers, as capsules or gummy chews, or in the original form of CBD oils, which are the most popular form of CBD products due to their high bioavailability and quick amalgamation. The US Food and Drugs Administration has even approved of a CBD-based drug, known as Epidiolex, to treat Epilepsy disorders.
What are the health benefits of CBD?
CBD is a multipurpose molecule which has been proven to provide relief for chronic pain, depression, diabetes, anxiety, various skin diseases, and inflammation. It is a natural remedy that essentially helps the human body to recover and heal more rapidly.
The body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) naturally absorbs CBD, helping to maintain the nervous and immune systems as well as normal health.
This dynamic compound can provide relief to many ailments, including but not limited to:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Chronic Neuropathic Pain
- Seizure Disorders
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Substance Abuse Symptoms
HOW ARE CBD PRODUCTS FORMULATED?
CBD is created with the leaves and flowers of hemp plants - cannabis plants having THC levels less than 0.3%. Thus, the hemp plant is non-psychoactive. Hemp-derived CBD is not restricted by the States' governments, and is legal in all 50 states. However, cannabis-derived CBD is heavily restricted by State and Federal government due to its high THC levels.
Why use CO2 extraction?
CO2 extraction works tremendously well for isolating CBD from the hemp plant, as each an every compound present in cannabis can be accurately extracted through CO2. In this procedure, CO2 is pumped into the extraction chamber as a liquid below 41ºF at a pressure of 50 bars. The CBD is then separated from the plant matter and this liquid solvent leaves the high-pressure atmosphere of the extraction machine, where it evaporates. This procedure leaves behind solvent-free extracted material: only the purest of phytocannabinoids and terpenes.
What is the right amount of CBD for me?
CBD works different for everyone, due to individual bodily needs, so one will have to do some experimentation to find what works best for himself, but we would recommend a low to medium dose of 50-100mg of CBD to begin with, and then increasing or decreasing the dose as needed. Always consult a physician before starting a new diet or supplement.
What are CBD Edibles?
CBD edibles are foods and beverages infused with CBD for easy consumption. Intake of CBD edibles is beneficial in numerous ways. First, they are portioned out in easy-to-consume doses (which come in many different strengths). Second, CBD edibles have quite long-lasting effects. Third, edibles are as discreet as possible. The same can't be said for vaporizers or measuring out tincture from a small glass bottle. Finally, CBD snacks are delicious!
What is CBD pain cream?
CBD can also be added to a topical cream for instant pain relief. When applied, this muscle rubs cream goes directly to the affected area, unlike other sublingual products which enter the bloodstream to disperse throughout the body. This product doesn’t have any side effects; In fact, it provides relief to the affected area in the shorter time period as compared to other edible or sublingual products.
Is CBD legal?
Cannabidiol, by itself, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is legal in all 50 states. Recently, the FDA approved the use of Epidiolex, an oral pharmaceutical spray that uses CBD as the active ingredient to treat seizure disorders. In addition, a noteworthy farm bill was signed by Obama in 2014, sanctioning the use and cultivation of hemp and hemp-derived commodities.