Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound found in Cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine. Therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids.
CBD interacts with our bodies in a variety of ways. One of the main ways they impact us is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids” – so named because of their similarity to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of a regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system.”
CBD flower is cannabis bud that helps people relax without the “head high” from THC. It contains a large amount of the “photocannabinoid” Cannabidiol while containing less than 0.3% delta9 THC.
If you prefer the act of smoking, CBD flower will be a great pairing. Smoking CBD flower is one of quickest ways to feel its effects.
Cannabidiol oil is a tincture made of either full spectrum CBD extract, a broad-spectrum CBD extract, or from CBD isolate and usually a carrier oil. The carrier oil we prefer is MCT oil (medium-chain triglycerides).
When you first start utilizing CBD, we recommend starting small. A few drops in the am or pm then work your way up to one full dropper a day. Whether you see any difference or not, keep it consistent for one week to see how you feel. Then, going into the next week, slowly increase your dosage as you see fit. Keep in mind that there is a good chance that you might end up needing more or less depending on your own needs. You know yourself much better than anyone else ever will.
There have been no reports of anything negative happening to those who have taken “too much” CBD. We have heard that some customers have gotten somewhat sleepy, but other than that, you can’t “overdose” on CBD. The worry around taking too much CBD should have more to do with making sure that you don’t waste any, not that you will ever have a bad experience.
Step 1: Shake well! Separation in hemp oil products is completely natural and to be expected. Some bottles are impossible to see into (which is good — dark bottles help block light for optimal shelf life), but if you can, take note of how the oil tends to settle onto the bottom. Once you start shaking, it quickly blends.
Step 2: Squeeze the dropper top to fill the pipette with oil and dispense the oil under your tongue. Allow the oil to absorb into your system by holding the oil in your mouth for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. You may choose to swish it around, but it’s not necessary. If you find the flavor to be too strong, take a drink of juice as you ingest the oil to mask that hempy flavor.
Step 3: Repeat as necessary throughout the day. As mentioned above, hemp oil may be slightly sedative at higher amounts, or simply calming and relaxing at a lower serving size.
CBD Isolate: CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, which is produced by removing all other compounds found in the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids.
Full Spectrum CBD: Full spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. The full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils extracted from the plant work together to magnify the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This is commonly referred to as the “entourage effect “.
Broad Spectrum CBD: Broad spectrum CBD is a bit of a mix between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate. Like Full Spectrum CBD, the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract; however, like CBD Isolate, THC is completely removed. Because Broad Spectrum CBD contains multiple cannabinoids, it can deliver the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect,” without the risk of psychoactive effects of THC.
The entourage effect is a proposed mechanism by which compounds present in cannabis which are largely non-psychoactive by themselves modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant (these resulting principally from the action of the main psychoactive component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).