What is CBD?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, oil is made by extracting the CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. Pure CBD is natural, non-habit forming, and a non-psychedelic, with a wide array of medical benefits. Unlike THC, CBD does not get you high, but it associated with feelings of relaxation and calm. CBD products typically have a THC concentration of less than 0.3 percent. Be sure to read the product label for specific product details.
How does CBD Work?
CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system; a biological system responsible for regulating different processes within our body through the release of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors and proteins in our central and peripheral nervous systems.
What are the effects of the CBD?
1. Reduces Pain, Anxiety and Depression
2. Alleviation of cancer related symptoms
3. Can reduce Acne
4. Recent studies suggest Neuro-Protective Properties
5. Benefits Heart Health
For more information on the potential medical benefits of CBD, check out this CBD Benefit Guide!
Why use CBD?
Cannabidiol gives people the freedom to treat themselves with a natural, non-habit forming, and homeostatic remedy. CBD could lessen the need for costly, and potentially harmful prescription drugs. Scientists all over the world are working on uncovering all the benefits and effects
associated with Cannabidiol use. Although this is a relatively new field of predominate study, there have shown to be no serious side effects from this oil that have been discovered. It is not possible to overdose or become addicted to CBD oil.
Will get high off CBD?
This area of discussion comes up quite often when talking to someone new to the CBD world. With a THC concentration of less than 0.3 percent, CBD products will not get you high. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the compound responsible for getting people high. What gets people confused is where the CBD oil is extracted. Both THC and CD are extracted from cannabis plants, but both compounds can be isolated from one another. Manufactures typically infuse CBD into Topicals, Soft Gel Capsules, Gummies, and Tinctures. These products, by law, can have no more than 0.3 percent THC. This isn’t enough to create any psychoactive symptoms.
How much CBD should I take?
Most of the human trails use dosages anywhere between 20 and 1,500 milligrams (mg) per day, with no adverse effects associated with dosage. You cannot overdose on CBD. You cannot get high off pure CBD products.
Is CBD Legal?
Any Hemp-derived CBD product with THC percentage less than 0.3 percent, is legal on the federal level but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel.
It is worth remembering that there is still a lot about CBD that we don’t know. This is a relatively new area of advanced study. So far, however, there seems to be no serious side effects, or adverse effects associated with taking CBD. As the industry grows, researchers will likely conduct more studies on cannabis, including marijuana and hemp, as well as its derivatives.