What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in both the hemp and cannabis plant. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like topicals and oils to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it's non Hallucinogen
Full Spectrum CBD offers a great range of benefits due to the different cannabinoids contained in the product. Full Spectrum CBD can help with some of the following:
~Restricts the growth of cancer cells
~Promotes bone growth
~Treats fungal infections
~Improves sleep quality
Broad-Spectrum CBD is Full-Spectrum CBD without any THC. It offers all the entourage benefits associated without any chances of THC being ingested in the body.
Broad-Spectrum CBD is an excellent choice for individuals that can’t have traces of THC in their system, whether for legal purposes, passing a drug test, or anything else.
CBD Isolate is the full spectrum profile minus the extended cannabinoid and terpene profile which creates the entourage effect.
The CBD delivered to your body through CBD Isolate supplement the use of the ECS by interacting with specialized receptors found throughout the body.
The stimulation of the ECS through CBD’s interaction with cannabinoid receptors in the brain and elsewhere helps support the ECS and its efforts to efficiently regulate functions.
CBD works to bring the body to homeostasis as anandamide does naturally. It acts as a key that works with our CB1 and CB2 receptor cells to regulate functions in the body ranging from the reproductive system to the nervous system. CBD works as a lock and key mechanism similarly to anandamide and gives the body Phyto-cannabinoids for sustained wellness.
Besides finding the right CBD product, dosing CBD is going to be the next most important step to ensure you are getting the relief you are looking for.
If you have not taken CBD before it is recommended that you start in increments of 10mg to assess your base dose. Depending on whether 10mg is satisfactory for your needs you will increase or lower the dose in 5-10mg increments until you reach the desired relief.
Another big factor to dosing CBD will be based on your weight and this chart gives some rough guidelines to help you figure out how much CBD to take based on that. It is still recommended you go in 10mg increments to find what works for you since each individual is unique.
It is also important to note that it is not possible to overdose on CBD, the more you take the more relaxed you become.
CBD Consumption Methods
Fastest acting to slowest acting
1.Vaping/Inhalation -vaping or smoking of CBD oil or CBD flower which enters the bloodstream almost immediately by being absorbed by the lungs. Because of this it is the fastest acting and also the highest absorption rate of CBD.
2. Tincture - oral application of CBD oil that sits under the tongue for 30-60 seconds allowing it to be absorbed by the Ranine Artery underneath the tongue. Second highest absorption rate of CBD.
3. Capsules - found in either solid or liquid CBD oil form, capsules are perfect for those looking to quickly and accurately dose CBD. These act slightly faster than typical edibles because there is less to digest and is the middle line for absorption of CBD.
4. Edibles - found in various forms including but not limited to cereal bars, cookies, desserts, and even normal dishes as well. Edibles are the slowest acting form of CBD but typically have the longest lasting effects. Again absorption for edibles is right in the middle.
5. Patches/Topicals - found in various form including but not limited to lotions, oily pastes, salves, and more. Topicals are great to directly apply product to the source of pain/discomfort. It is the lowest in absorption but is the best for targeting specific points of pain.