As the market surrounding cannabinoids and CBD continues to blossom and improve the health of many, we want to clear up a lot of common questions and concerns surrounding CBD’s effects and benefits. Get the facts and start living a healthier and energized life.
1. What is CBD?
Cannabinoidol (CBD) is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. The most well-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is a psychoactive compound found in most marijuana strains and produces the various effects most users would associate with being “high.” CBD offers none of that.
The human body contains its own endocannabinoid system (ECS), which houses various cannabinoid receptors. The chemical compounds that interact with the ECS support memory, mood, brain reward systems, and energy balance. The ECS system has also been found to be beneficial in combating depression, anxiety, increasing appetite, and create feelings of well-being. CBD naturally acts on the ECS system’s signals to increase receptor function and flow, combating the effects of anxiety and depression, with no psychoactive reactions in the body.
2. What are some uses for CBD? Will it help with my chronic pain?
Research has shown CBD to be beneficial in:
- Chronic Pain Reduction—In a 2006 study, 93 percent of patients with grave and debilitating diseases, reported moderate or greater pain relief after using medicinal marijuana.
- Seizure Suppression—In 2014 the FDA, approved Epidiolex, a 99 percent CBD extract to aid in childhood epilepsy.
- Anti-Inflammation—Research suggest that CBD has the ability to slow the progression of inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Combating Anxiety and Depression—Through activating the ECS, CBD increases receptor function to combat anxiety and depression.
- Increasing the Appetite of Ill Patients—Patients who fall ill, have prolonged hospital visits or under chemotherapy tend to lose their appetite and become malnourished over time. CBD has been shown to increase appetite.
- Combating Neurodegenerative Disorders—Inflammation causes damage to the brainand CBD’s natural anti-inflammation ability can help prevent neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s.
- Preventing Anti-Psychotic Effects—Research suggests that CBD can provide therapeutic relief for various psychosis.
- Slowing Brain Aging—A study has shown that CBD has the ability to reverse oxidative stress. Our bodies naturally produce free radicals, which are damaging. Free radicals overwhelm organs and inhibit repair.
- Inhibiting Cancer Cell Growth—Studies have shown CBD can trigger the natural death of cancer cells.
- Increasing brain activity—CBD improves the efficiency of mitochondria, a key energy source for cells.
- Combating Harmful Bacteria—CBD has been shown to fight tuberculosis, and fight various form of staphylococci and streptococci infections.
3. How do I Use CBD oil?
CBD Oil comes in a dropper form, in a variety of strengths, making it easy to carry with you anywhere. We recommend placing two droppers once daily under your tongue, and holding in your mouth for 30 seconds before swallowing. After a week you can cut the dose to one dropper. For a more relaxed sleep, take 1 drop using the above methods, 40 minutes before bed. Although some have reported that it gives them energy so do experiment with what’s best with your body. Every individual is different.
4. What’s The Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?
Hemp oil is extracted from seeds of hemp plants. While they can be extracted from any cannabis plant, industrial hemp (non-drug use) typically is the only plant used for oil extraction. In terms of usage, hemp oil provides more benefits for everyday use. It can be used for cooking, moisturizing, soaps, the making of bio-diesel fuel, the formation of plastic products, and even vegetable oils. Hemp oil contains low levels of CBD, meaning it offers little therapeutic benefit.
CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of hemp. Its properties are more beneficial for treatment and prevention of illnesses and ailments. All of these benefits come with no psychoactive response in the system.
5. Does CBD Contain THC? Will It Show Up on a Drug Test?
Unfortunately, it is possible for CBD to result in a positive for THC—much like eating a poppy seed bagel can cause a positive for opiates depending on the type of test. The“Entourage Effect” is the healing synergy observed between various marijuana compounds. Ironically alcohol which is common and damaging doesn’t require any test, but this plant does. Use your best judgement if planning to be tested.
6. Can I Use CBD Oil If I’m pregnant?
Studies on mice have shown that CBD has no effect on developing embryos.However you should consult with a physician who understands CBD and its properties if you’re considering to use it while pregnant.
7. Can I Use CBD Oil While I’m Breastfeeding?
Very little is known about CBD and lactation. However cannabinoids, naturally occur in breast milk, prompting some to believe that cannabinoids support the immunity, development, and functioning of new born babies. Individuals should use discretion and consult with a physician who understands CBD and its properties before use.
8. Will CBD Make Me Sleepy?
Studies suggest CBD has the opposite effect of THC. CBD promotes alertness and can boost your energy at low levels. Our Super CBD Oil is compact and allows you to take the natural energy booster with you anywhere you go.
9. Will CBD Suppress or increase my appetite?
CBD stimulates appetite, according to National Cancer Institute. Individuals who are depressed, suffer from anxiety, or who are malnourished from a lack of eating can stimulate appetite through CBD use.
10. What Type of CBD oil should I buy?
11. Why Is the Price Of CBD High?
Since CBD comes from the stems and stalks of plants, extraction is much more difficult. Oil should be non-GMO, CBD-rich hemp oil grown in soil that has been managed without pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers.
12. Where does CBD Hemp From?
Most CBD hemp is from Northern Europe and legally grown and extracted from stems and stalks.
Extracted from http://www.honeycolony.com/article/14-common-questions-about-cbd/