CBD Basics

What is CBD? 

CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic compound found in the Cannabis plant. All mammalian species possess the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates many vital bodily functions such as sleep, appetite, immune systems responses, hormone production, and mood to name a few. CBD works by interaction with this endocannabinoid network to assist its task of maintaining bodily homeostasis. 


Will CBD make me high? 

No. CBD created using industrial hemp will not make you high. Industrial hemp contains high amounts of CBD and less than 0.3% THC, the psychotropic compound found in the cannabis plant. 


How much CBD should I take?

Every body is different, which means that there really is no standard dose when it comes to CBD. When you begin using CBD it’s advised to begin with small, consistent doses (~5mg - 10mg) and gradually increase as needed.


What's better: full spectrum or isolate? 

Full-Spectrum CBD is plant extract that contains the hundreds of different plant compounds in help. Research has proven that Full-Spectrum products are much more effective to treat symptoms as these compounds, as a whole, contribute to the medicinal benefits as they work synergistically. Isolate, is the pure crystallized CBD compound. 


What is CBD used for? 

CBD is used for a wide variety of purposes ranging from general well-being and health, to injury and disease. 

ADHD ALS Anxiety  Arthritis Autism Spectrum Disorder Autoimmune Disorders
Cancer Depression and Mood Disorders Diabetes Eating Disorders IBS Migraine
MS and Spasticity Nausea Neurodegenerative Diseases Pain PTSD Schizophrenia
Seizure Disorders Skin Conditions Sleep Disorders Stress    


Common Delivery Methods

Oral: Tinctures/Lozenges 

Sublingual (under the tongue); mucus membranes in the mouth allow the medicine to be immediately absorbed directly into the blood stream at full bio-availability, thus negating the 30-120 minute delay that results from passing through the digestive system and liver. 

Duration: 4-8 hours

Ingestion: Capsules/Edibles/Liquids

Capsules offer a reliable and convenient way to administer a reliable amount of medicine avoiding inaccurate or inconsistent dosing. Effects take 30-90 to onset and last up to 8 hours. 

Edibles are becoming quite popular and a delightful way to take CBD, from baked goods to a variety of candies. Effects can be felt in 60-180 minutes. However, some notes caveats include possible inconsistent dosing and consistently. Delicious treats can also tempt one into indulging higher doses than needed or desired. Most importantly, if not properly stored, exiles can be very attractive to children and pets. 

Inhalation: Flower/Vaporizing

Effects can be felt almost immediately as active molecules directly enter the bloodstream through the lungs. Like sublingual administration, this route avoids the digestive system. Flower/Bud has long been the traditional method of cannabis ingestion and many prefer this method. New technologies have brought about a synonymous alternatives that provides a less harmful option as no smoke is created. Rather CBD oil is heated below its combustion temperature, releasing compounds in a vapor state. 

Duration: 2-4 hours

Topical: Salves/Oils/Lotions

Transdermally absorbed products are useful for localized relief of inflammation, pain, rashes, arthritis, psoriasis, and some muscle soreness's. Topical CBD medications are generally effective no more than one inch below the skin, and are the most non-invasive option. Effects can be felt in as little as 15 minutes. 

Duration: 2-4 hours