WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol - CBD - is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned”.
One of the common questions we get asked at our store is what is Cannabidiol or CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol.
Cannabidiol is one of 100+ cannabinoids found in hemp.
Cannabidiol, also know as CBD is a compound that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This series of receptors regulates pain, mood, the immune system, memory, appetite, stress, and other important functions.
Cannabidiol, or CBD is a key cannabinoid naturally found in both hemp and cannabis. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it will not make you feel “stoned”. Although cannabis traditionally contains more THC than CBD, cannabis breeders today (by using selective breeding techniques), have managed to create varieties of cannabis with high levels of CBD and next to zero levels of THC. These strains are rare but have become more popular in recent years due to their myriad of benefits.
The fact that cannabidiol is non-psychoactive gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects. CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions,” and several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses.
Hemp-Derived CBD is legal in all 50 states. The FDA considers CBD extracts to be food-based products. As such, there are no legal restrictions on their importation, production, sale or consumption in the United States, as well as most of the industrialized world. CBD oil is legal in over 40 countries around the world. CBD oil is consumed by millions of people around the world, and this number is rapidly rising as an increasing number of studies explore its many potential health benefits.
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What is the difference between the various types of CBD oil?
Cannabidiol oil comes in several types: Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil, and Isolate. The contents of the refined extract are what determines if the CBD extract is full spectrum, broad spectrum, or CBD isolate.
CBD Isolate refers to an oil where only 1 compound is extracted, and it is isolated from other components. In the case of CBD isolate that means only cannabidiol is extracted and all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and oils are separated out. Isolate was the most often used form of CBD until a few years ago when scientists discovered that other cannabinoids and compounds may add additional benefits to CBD oil.
Full Spectrum is currently the most common type of CBD oil. Full spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found in the hemp plant, including multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and natural oils. Full Spectrum is used commonly in CBD products because it contains various cannabinoids and compounds which work together to provide an enhanced effect, often referred to as the “entourage effect.” While Full Spectrum does contain other cannabinoids, the THC level must be below 0.3%.
Broad Spectrum is like full spectrum because it contains multiple cannabinoids in addition to CBD, but it does NOT contain any THC. Because Broad spectrum has a full cannabinoid profile like full spectrum, it can also provide the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect.”
What is MCT oil?
MCT or medium-chain triglyceride oil is usually made from coconut or palm kernel oil. MCT contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. Medium-chain triglycerides are easier for the body to digest due to the shorter length of the chain (the chain refers to the number of carbon atoms in the chemical structure). The way the body breaks-down and absorbs these fats may provide health benefits related to metabolic rate, fat oxidation, insulin sensitivity, and others.
What type of CBD product should I take?
Choosing a CBD product is an individual decision based on your preferences. Here are some of the different CBD product delivery system and their benefits:
Tinctures / Oils- Tinctures are probably the most popular form of CBD. CBD oils are taken orally by dispensing a dropper of CBD oil on or under your tongue and wait 30-90 seconds before swallowing. CBD Tinctures and oils come in different strengths; the strength of a tincture is determined by the milligram amount of active cannabinoids in the bottle or in the single serving. The benefit to tinctures is that you are in control of the amount you take. You can start with a lower strength and take a small dose and then work your way up to find the perfect amount of CBD that works for you. While many people enjoy the natural, earthy taste of CBD oil, many tinctures also come with flavors which either mask or enhance the flavor the oil.
Capsules / Gelcaps – CBD Capsules and Gelcaps provide a simple, convenient way to take CBD. Capsules and gelcaps are pre-measured so you can take a consistent dose of CBD that’s fast and easy. CBD capsule and gelcaps are also easy to travel with.
Vapes – CBD vape oil provides the fastest method to getting CBD into your system. Vaping allows cannabidiol to enter your bloodstream quickly through the lungs. To use, vape oil is added to a vaporizer and inhaled. You can also purchase pre-filled vape cartridges which are inserted into a vaporizer.
Drink Packs – CBD drink packs are powder drink mixes that contain CBD. Simply mix the powder with water and drink. These are a simple, fast way to add CBD to your daily regime. Many CBD drink packs also contain other essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
Topical CBD – Topical CBD products are absorbed through the skin and can be applied directly to the affected area. Topical CBD products come in the form of creams, lotions, gels, roll-ons, patches, ext. Topicals work best when warmed but body heat also improves efficacy. Topicals are a good choice for those who do not want to ingest CBD, but want relief from aches and pains.
Edibles – Edibles are any ingestible form of CBD that you eat. Edibles come in a multitude of forms – from chocolates, coffees, granolas, sodas, snacks, candies, energy bars and many more.
Edibles provide an easy, delicious way to enjoy CBD and its benefits all throughout the day.
Gummies – Gummies are a very popular form of CBD edibles. Gummies are offered in different CBD strengths and flavors. CBD gummies provide a simple, tasty way to take CBD and the gummy packs usually come with multiple pieces so you can take the amount of CBD that works for you. Gummies come in many varieties including sugar free, gluten-free, and vegan.
Hemp Wax – CBD wax crumble must be dabbed in order to use. Dabbing is the process of heating a small amount of wax by applying it to the heated coil of your dabbing pen. The CBD is then inhaled through an attached mouthpiece on the pen. The heat turns the wax into a form that can be vaped, allowing it to be inhaled through the mouth. Another key benefit of this method of taking CBD is it allows each person to fine tune and figure out exactly how much CBD intake is perfect for them.