CBD 101: The Basics
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a therapeutic compound found in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. Unlike THC (another well-known compound found in cannabis plants), CBD has no psychoactive properties, and won’t make you feel “high”.
Why try CBD?
With over 100 types of Cannabinoids that can be derived from Cannabis plants, CBD is one of the most powerful, offering health benefits that help curb anxiousness, manage bodily discomfort, reduce inflammation, regulate sleep patterns, uplift your overall mood, and much more.
How do Cannabinoids Interact with My Body?
Cannabinoids and terpenes insert themselves into special receptors in the body. These receptors are part of our Endocannabinoid system. This system, which helps regulate many bodily functions — including appetite, sleep, mood, and cognition — is intimately tied to the nervous system and immune system. The endocannabinoid system helps coordinate a variety of physiological processes and physical sensations. Because of this, cannabidiol (CBD), can interact with the endocannabinoid system to provide users with relief in a variety of ways.
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What Role do Terpenes Play in CBD?
Terpenes are the essential oils of the cannabis plant that are the cause of aromatics, taste and therapeutic benefits. They play a vital role when it comes to the differentiation of effect in various strains. Some terpenes promote relaxation, while others may energize or help you focus. Considered a cousin to cannabinoids, terpenes are also found in many other herbs, fruits, and plants.
The synergistic aka “Entourage Effect” of infusing CBD with terpenes enhances the benefits of the plant’s individual components.
When selecting a strain of Hemp or certain CBD products, the terpene blend is what will help you identify the ideal product to fit your specific needs.
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What Dosage Should I take?
Everyone is different when it comes to CBD dosing. Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is wholly unique, so it may take a bit of experimentation to find the perfect balance. When starting a CBD oil or supplement regimen, we recommend starting at a low dose and working your way up if necessary — some people find a small dose works wonders, while others need a much higher dose to experience the desired effect. With consistent, daily use over time, your endocannabinoid system becomes more sensitive and receptive, which results in greater beneficial effects.
Great Beneficial Effects
What Product is Right for Me?
CBD Oils: Taken orally daily, CBD oils can provide amazing benefits for overall health and wellness. From blends that boost happiness and mental clarity to formulas for rest and relaxation or general holistic health, CBD oils come with a graduated dropper for easy consumption. We recommend placing your desired amount under the tongue and hold for 60 seconds before swallowing to allow for maximum absorption. CBD oils are the most effective way to build up CBD in your system.
CBD Topicals: Healing blends of topical salves, body oils and lotions can be applied directly to affected areas, such as sore muscles, achy joints, inflamed skin, minor wounds, and irritated areas. There are a variety of products available, each designed to replenish and soothe the skin or alleviate pain. CBD topicals are great for daily or as-needed use. CBD is rich in antioxidants, can help regulate oils production and calms redness and inflammation associated with irritations nad breakouts.
CBD Edibles & Beverages: These delivery methods are an easy and tasty way to enjoy the benefits of CBD. Infused gummies and chocolates are a delicious treat with a boost of wellness in every bite. CBD beverages are a great functional alternative and a refreshing way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. However, edibles and beverages typically take longer to notice the effects because the CBD will be processed by the digestive system. These consumption methods offer increased flexibility when it comes to consumption but are best incorporated into your daily routine once you’ve had a chance to build up CBD in your system with an oil tincture or capsule regimen.
Flower & Vape products: These are methods to consume CBD through inhalation. When the vapor or smoke enters your lungs, its CBD contents are quickly absorbed into your system, offering increased bioavailability and allows you to feel the effects of CBD much faster than other methods of consumption. The effects you feel from inhalation are immediate but will also dissipate the fastest. Not every setting is vape or smoke friendly, but these can be convenient methods to consume CBD when you’re on the go or need fast relief from the stressors of life.
*We do not intend to provide medical information, and our products are not intended to cure or treat any disease. We recommend consulting your doctor if you have any questions regarding CBD.