The definitive guide to CBD.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant.
- Found in cannabis
- Studied for its health benefits
- Has no psychoactive effects
- Considered legal and safe
What’s the Difference between CBD and THC?
CBD and THC, the two most abundant of the 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, are very similar in so many ways, but they have a few key differences. THC is known for being the intoxicating component, while CBD has pretty much the opposite effect.
The Endocannabinoid System
Our bodies have the endocannabinoid system that is made up of CB1, CB2, and other receptors. When CBD is consumed it can affect these receptors and take part in the processes for which the endocannabinoid system is responsible.
These receptors are responsible for:
- Motor activity
- Short term memory
- Immune system
These receptors are responsible for:
- Reproductive system
- Cardiovascular system
Types of CBD
Full Spectrum CBD products contain up to 0.3% THC and a whole entourage of compounds, including terpenes, vitamins and minerals, and flavonoids.
Broad Spectrum CBD contains 0% THC. To produce a Broad Spectrum CBD product it must go one step further than Full Spectrum CBD by extracting any existing amounts of THC.
CBD isolate is a pure form of CBD that is rid of its entourage through several steps of filtration.
Industrial hemp, or Cannabis Sativa, contains less than 0.3% THC, which is federally legal, however, each state has its own set of laws and regulations.
Is CBD legal?
Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill made CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC federally legal in concentrate, broad and full-spectrum forms. However, products that have more than 0.3% are legal only in some states. Each state can make its own rules and regulations, so it’s best to always check the laws in your state before purchasing.
Research and consumer feedback show that CBD has beneficial properties and can be useful in many situations:
Studies suggest that CBD is able to gently reduce stress, bring calmness and improve mood with no negative effects.
Studies show CBD products may reduce inflammation on a cellular level, reduce, reduce redness and suppress itch.
Research has suggested that CBD oil can help you clear your mind, relieve pain, give an energy boost in case of a hangover.
Research has shown that CBD may help decrease inflammations, muscle, and joint pains while providing relaxation.
Studies show that CBD oil may help relieve chronic pain and limit inflammation in nervous system.
Research has shown that CBD is able to ease anxiety and stress that affects the body and brain.
Studies show that CBD has also been used to help with:
Appetite control, detoxing, diabetes, epilepsy, anxiety, autism, colitis and more.
What to look for on the label:
Lab Tested Products
To ensure the highest quality of CBD products, we third party test our products. Lab testing helps to identify if there are any harmful contaminants that have been added to products.
Industrial Hemp Products
CBD products that have less than 0.3% THC are considered industrial hemp products and are legal in all 50 states. Make sure to adhere by your state laws when buying CBD products.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are guidelines that a manufacturer must follow to make sure they’re in compliance with industry standards. Properly research before purchasing.
Types of CBD Products
CBD comes in many different shapes and forms.
- Slow activation time
- Lasts longer than inhalation
- Less risk of lung irritation
- Taken orally with water
- A tasteless, convenient way to consume CBD
- Typically the weakest delivery method
- Fast activation time
- A comfortable and convenient method
- The most common CBD product
- Activated by dropping under the tongue
- Dosage typically ranges from 100-1000mg
- Has been used to treat a range of skin conditions
- Activated by rubbing on affected areas of the skin
- Has been used to treat various pet conditons
- Application methods range from tinctures to edibles
- Use as instructed; pets have a much lower tolerance for CBD than humans