Frequently Asked Questions about CBD
CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, that are found in the cannabis plant. Researchers have been looking at the potential therapeutic uses of CBD.
Oils that contain concentrations of CBD are known as CBD oils. The concentration and uses of different oils vary.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound that comes from the hemp plant. It is one of over 85 unique compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids, which can be either consumed (phytocannabinoids) or produced naturally by the body (endocannabinoid), are chemical compounds that interact with the body’s central regulatory system. This system is known to manage homeostasis and affect bodily processes such as appetite, mood and sleep.
CBD is an example of a phytocannabinoid. Although our bodies can naturally produce its own endocannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, phytocannabinoids are known to help to kickstart our central regulatory system.
Until recently, the most well-known compound in cannabis was delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the most active ingredient in marijuana. Marijuana contains both THC and CBD, but the compounds have different effects.
THC is well-known for the mind-altering “high” it produces when broken down by heat and introduced into the body, such as when smoking the plant or cooking it into foods.
Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. This means that it does not change the state of mind of the person who uses it. However, it does appear to produce significant changes in the body and has been found to have medical benefits. Most of the CBD used medicinally is found in the least processed form of the cannabis plant, known as hemp.
Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, cannabis sativa, but they are very different.
All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body to produce their effects.
The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It has two receptors for cannabinoids, called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are found all around the body, but many of them are in the brain.
The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, among others. THC attaches to these receptors.
CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain.
It used to be thought that CBD acts on these CB2 receptors, but it appears now that CBD does not act on either receptor directly. Instead, it seems to influence the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
- Natural Pain relief or anti-inflammatory properties [View Study]
- Assist in quitting smoking and drug withdrawals [View Study]
- Helps Epilepsy and other mental health disorders [Study 1, Study 2]
- Helps fight cancer [View Study]
- Anxiety disorders (PTSD, OCD, Social, Panic Disorder, & General Anxiety) [View Study]
- Inflammation in Pancreas caused by Type 1 Diabetes [View Research]
- Aids in treating Acne [View Study]
- Help with Alzheimer’s disease [View Research]
CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis. It is the second most abundant compound in cannabis, typically representing up to 40% of its extracts.
CBD is a compound that can be found in both psychoactive cannabis (marijuana) and non-psychoactive cannabis (hemp). However, most legal CBD products that you find on the market will be extracts from hemp, as federal law allows for the cultivation, processing and marketing of hemp and hemp products
The body does create its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, to help support our regulatory system. This central system helps to keep our bodies balanced day to day, including: appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, immune system functions, and inflammation control.
Similar to how we use vitamin C to kick start our immune system, CBD acts as a kick starter for these cannabinoids to to keep the receptors working at optimal capacity and to help the functions of the body’s central regulatory system.
CBD often gets mixed up with THC, which is another cannabinoid found in cannabis. Yet, it’s important to distinguish them as they have fundamentally different properties and benefits.
THC, an intoxicating and illegal substance, is responsible for causing marijuana users to get “high.” Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. Thus, it is impossible to get “high” by smoking or ingesting CBD or CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp plants, as they only have minuscule traces of THC (<0.3%).
“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.
Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.”
There are several brands of CBD oil that offer tinctures to pet. These are highly beneficial for animals suffering from anxiety.
Hemp Seed Oil is usually procured from the hemp seeds and are primarily utilized for dietary purposes (something like coconut oil). Refined hemp seed oil can likewise be utilized as a part of beauty items, as they have great skin-care elements. CBD Hemp oil is not exactly the same as hemp seed oil, as it is separated from one of hemp’s numerous cannabinoids and in a general sense come with diverse properties.
CBD is derived from industrial hemp which is primarily used as a dietary supplement, you will not need a doctors’ recommendation for purchasing hemp products.
Usually, neither cannabinoid nor any hemp based element will show up in a drug test.
However, in some rare cases hemp foods and oils have confirmed positive results while the urine and blood specimen had been screened.
This is a difficult question because the dosage of CBD depends on your personality and basic needs. You can start with a small dose and eventually take larger servings if and when you need it.
Most of the hemp products that are available in the grocery store are created with the help of hemp seed oil which again can contain trace levels of CBD. However, while it has been seen that hemp seed oil is a great nutritional source, the marginal levels in the overall weight makes it an unfeasible supplement.
The hemp oil, we manufacture, however, is produced from the stalk of some pre-selected hemp cultivars which offer higher levels of CBD in terms of weight. They also come with nutritional benefits.
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