Facts You Must Know About CBD
CBD or Cannabidiol
is a compound found in the cannabis plant.
Cannabis stigma is on it’s way to being over because of the extraordinary health benefits of the CBD.
General public is getting educated about Cannabis and how CBD is a compound from the Cannabis Plant
that does not get you “high”.
CBD oil is finding its way into a variety of products, from oil, tinctures and drops to CBD-infused edibles and CBD balms, as well as a wide range of cosmetics.
CBD oil is even becoming popular among pet owners who wish to help their pets live longer, healthier lives.
CBD is made by extracting oil from Hemp flowers.
What is CBD?
CBD oil is a natural essential oil which is extracted
from the flowers of the cannabis plant.
It has been proven by Scientists as well as by people using it (and making testimonials about it) that it has a vast range of therapeutic properties.
CBD oil contains a variety of active compounds such as:
- Nitrogenous compounds
- Amino acids
It has been shown in research studies to be well-tolerated and non-toxic to humans.
CBD is extracted from low THC cannabis plants referred to as Hemp.
The Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana
It’s really very simple:
- Both Hemp and Marijuana come from the same plant species – Cannabis Sativa.
- Hemp is a Cannabis plant with THC levels below 0.3%
and is 100% legal in the US and in most countries around the world.
- Marijuana is a Cannabis plants with THC levels above 0.3%.
Usually around 15-20%.
Short video explaining this:
Is CBD Legal?
Over the past few decades, there has been an explosion of research into the health benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids.
A monumental breakthrough happened on December 20, 2018 when a new Farm Bill was signed and federally passed by president Trump that makes Hemp plant 100% legal.
To be totally clear:
Hemp (it is no longer called “industrial hemp”) and all of its constituent components (ie, cannabinoids, including CBD) are broadly lawful throughout the USA.
More specifically, the 2018 Farm Act defines “hemp” as:
“The plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
We have also made an interview with Garrett Graff, a senior Attorney at Hoban Law Group about CBD law in 2019:
Full Spectrum CBD
If you’ve done just a little bit of research you know there’s basically 2 kinds of CBD products.
Products made with
Full Spectrum CBD
It’s also called Full Spectrum CBD Extract,… or Whole-plant CBD extract or FECO that stands for Full Extract Cannabis Oil.
It includes all of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and also includes all the other components that get extracted out of cannabis flowers in the process. These other components are terpenes, waxes, healthy fatty acids and chlorophyll. And you know what,… there are other components in the cannabis plant that get extracted in the process that we are not even aware of. But that’s a story for another time.
So when we say “full-spectrum,” we’re referring to a naturally extracted spectrum rather than a constructed spectrum.
Products made with
CBD isolate is just CBD. It’s just cannabidiol molecule isolated or separated from other cannabis compounds in the plant.
So the big question:
What to choose - Full Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate?
There are studies that give scientific proof that Full Spectrum CBD that also includes low amounts of THC plus other cannabinoids, terpenes ect. produce what is known as an Entourage Effect.
The synergistic relationship between all of the cannabis components has been shown to increase the healing properties of each.
But when it comes to CBD isolate,… even though it’s fairly unlikely that you would fail a drug test or experience a form of “high” because of the low amounts of the THC in those Full Spectrum CBD products,… some people prefer to be on the safe side.
So now you have the information you need to decide… CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum CBD.
Our suggestion is always Full Spectrum CBD.
Well, when it comes to health we don’t think we should hold back.
This is a natural medicine and it just doesn’t make any sense not to get the full benefit out of it.
Will THC in Full Spectrum CBD oil make me “High”?
Short answer: No
If you take it slow and go with the recommended dosing!
Long answer: No.
If you’ve read this far, you know we are strong advocates of the Full Spectrum CBD oil and products.
Numerous studies as well as direct experience with our customers show significant difference of the health benefits of the Full Spectrum CBD compared to the CBD isolate.
However, the Full Spectrum CBD oil does contain the infamous THC. And therefore it’s possible that you’d actually feel the “high” if you take a dose that’s much higher than recommended.
But the good news is that even if that would happen to you or your loved ones, no one ever overdosed with cannabis. There’s not a single history record of anyone overdosing, ever.
The Allowed THC content in CBD
Furthermore, the allowed THC content in the US is below 0.3%.
The allowed THC content in the European Union is below 0.2%.
Most of the Full Spectrum CBD products therefore contain less than 0.2% THC.
And the next point is ... MICRODOSING
We recommend to all of our readers and customers to microdose.
That simply means instead of taking one big dose once a day, you take small amounts 3-5 times throughout the day.
This will make the amount far to small for you to feel anything that you don’t want to.
And it will also make CBD present in your body at approximately equal level at all times. And that’s really optimal for your body’s Endocannabinoid System and the recovery you are looking for.
CBD Oil Side Effects
There’s a few things to be addressed first!
- It’s important you get your CBD from a reputable company. Preferably a company that is transparent about who is behind it, behind the brand, behind the website.
- There are a ton of websites that look really good, but once you start exploring you can not find the real people behind it.
- If you are making Cannabis extract yourself, it’s important you use ingredients that are safe and made (purified) for human consumption. Do not try to save money buying the cheapest ethanol and other ingredients.
Side effects of CBD oil that you might experience will probably be only minor if any at all.
The potential side effects of Hemp CBD oil may be:
- Dry mouth
- A small drop in blood pressure
- Increased appetite
Remember, CBD affects everyone differently. What might happen to one person might not happen to you.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, don’t panic! Simply lower your CDB dosage. It’s important you start with a low dose and gradually build up.
How Does CBD Make You Feel?
The feel of CBD will not be anything like the “high” of THC. CBD is completely non-psychoactive.
Our customers report that CBD makes them feel more calm and relaxed.
Many even say that it helps even help you deal with daily life issues.
What Does CBD Do?
- CBD works directly with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
- Discovered in 1992 by Raphael Mechoulam as well as NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) researchers William Devane and Dr. Lumir Hanus.
- The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex network of special receptors
and cannabis-like chemicals called cannabinoids that collaborate to bring balance to our body and our mind.
- CBD helps to boost the endocannabinoid system if it has become depleted.
Is CBD Safe?
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) conducted a review on the ‘Safety and side effects of cannabidiol’. Their verdict was that controlled administration is completely non-toxic and safe in both humans and animals with minimal side effects.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also recognised CBD as being non-toxic and safe.
Hemp CBD Oil vs Hemp Seed Oil
What’s the difference?
HEMP SEED OIL
is cold pressed from
CBD RICH EXTRACT
is made from
A lot of times CBD oil is referred to as Hemp oil. And here is where you need to be careful!
When buying any CBD product (that goes for products containing Full Spectrum CBD or CBD isolate) and the label (or the seller) sais it’s “Hemp Oil” you have to ask if it contains CBD or not!
Because when Hemp seeds are cold pressed into oil, that is also called Hemp oil. But that oil does not contain any CBD.
Here’s a short video we’ve made to explain exactly what you need to be aware of and careful with:
and it’s Health Benefits
What is CBD Exactly?
CBD is short for cannabidiol.
It is just one of more than 100 different molecules called cannabinoids
that are found in the cannabis plant.
They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis.
Cannabinoids found in plants are also called PHYTO-Cannabinoids.
Phytocannabinoids mimic compounds which we call ENDO-Cannabinoids that are produced naturally by all mammals.
Yes, our bodies make their own Cannabinoids.
ENDO or Endogenous means produced or synthesized within the organism.
- EndoCannabinoids – Cannabinoids produced by the human body
- PhytoCannabinoids – Cannabinoids produced by plants
- Synthetic Cannabinoids – Cannabinoids made in a lab
Considering the superiority of “Nature’s Pharmacy” and “chemical design” and also considering these natural cannabinoids are super easy to get we strongly advise against synthetic cannabinoids.
There are also scientific results showing how Cannabinoids from cannabis are not only far superior compared to synthetic cannabinoids but how synthetic cannabinoids are even dangerous.
If you have a choice between a product that was perfected by nature and fits the system you have in your body perfectly and something created by a chemist – you know what you want to go with, right?
EndoCannabinoids and Their Function
Endocannabinoids, those produced naturally by our bodies, are signaling molecules. They are also called neurotransmitters. A more familiar type of neurotransmitter are Hormones.
A vast array of neurotransmitters are produced by our nervous system in response to various states of health and environmental factors. They interact with receptors found in cells throughout our bodies. Their job is to instruct a cell to adjust its activities.
The Super Heroes In Your Body
Yes, we know this is scientific mambo jumbo, but it’s kinda important…
Mostly located in brain and peripheral nervous system.
Also called “the Body’s Own Antidepressant”.
Mostly located in brain, peripheral nervous system and immune system.
The Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Endocannabinoid system is a central regulatory system we have in our bodies.
Is a system that is designed to keep YOU (yes, the whole you – your body and your mind) in HOMEOSTASIS.
That simply mean “in BALANCE”.
We now understand that neurotransmitters work to adjust our cellular activity.
Let’s take a look at the role of cannabinoids in particular and their role in maintaining a state of balance, within the body.
The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) has two components:
- The EndoCannabinoid Receptors (known as CB1 and CB2 receptors) found on the surface of cells throughout the body.
- Second is the EndoCannabinoids themselves that interact with those receptors.
ECS has two components
The reason CBD seems to affect such a wide range of conditions
is that the endocannabinoid system regulates a wide array of bodily functions:
LIFESPAN OF CELLS
and much more…
LIFESPAN OF CELLS
and much more...
5 of the Most Common Cannabinoids Found in Cannabis
and some of the effects they possess:
The primary psychotropic compound in marijuana that gives users a feeling of euphoria.
The second most common cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant that is non-psychotropic (it doesn’t get you high).
Non-psychoactive and used as an antibiotic, antidepressant and pain reliever.
Believed to act as an appetite stimulant, antibiotic, anti-asthmatic, pain reliever and sedative.
THCa & CBDa
Compounds found in raw cannabis that are non-psychotropic and used for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Additional Function of Cannabinoids
Although cannabinoids are mainly known for the role they play in the human endocannabinoid system, they also function in other ways.
For example, cannabinoids are known to have antioxidant effects. Vitamin C is an example of a common antioxidant.
The process of metabolizing food can produce harmful molecules we refer to as free radicals. These molecules can latch onto molecules in our cells, causing oxidation, the same process that causes metals to rust. Free radicals can harm or kill a cell and damage DNA. Antioxidant molecules such as cannabinoids can latch onto free radicals, rendering them harmless.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are found in the cannabis plant as well as most other plants.
Terpenes evaporate at room temperature, and our noses are highly sensitive to them.
Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the FDA (Food and Drug Association) and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.
Although Terpene molecules are all very similar, each has its own unique scent and flavor.
Terpenes can also have powerful effects on our bodies. In fact, terpenes have been used for thousands of years in a healing form known as aromatherapy.
Below are a few of the most common terpenes along with their common reported benefits:
You might recognize its odor from its use as a mosquito and moth repellent.
- anti-biological effects
- anti-inflammtory effects
- immune-regulating effects
Produced in cannabis, geraniums, rose and citrus.
Limonene has a strong citrus odor and bitter taste. Used for:
- depression & anxiety
- toenail fungus
- gastric reflux
It’s also believed to have immunostimulant properties. Found in cannabis and orange peel.
- used for help asthma for centuries
- anti-inflammatory effects
Found in cannabis, pine trees
and orange peel.
Linalool has anti-inflammtory qualities and is used:
- as a sleep aid
- as a pain reliever
- for psychosis
- for anxiety
Has a floral scent and is prominent in cannabis and lavender.
Myrcene has anti-inflammatory effects and is used for:
Found in cannabis and in plants such as mango, hops, bay leaves, eucalyptus and lemongrass.
It has been used to help with insomnia for hundreds of years. It’s anti-biological agent with:
- antibacterial properties
- antifungal properties
Produced by cannabis, oregano, marjoram, cumin, lilac, citrus and conifers.
It is responsible for the aroma of peppermint. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat:
- digestive disorders
- systemic fungal infections.
In cannabis and in a number of herbs and spices: eucalyptus, fennel, balsam fir tree, allspice.
- anti-inflammatory properties
- anti-biological properties
- antioxidant properties.
Caryophyllene is found in cannabis, basils, cloves and black pepper.
Humulene has been used for:
- anti-inflammatory and
- appetite suppressant effects.
Humulene is found in cannabis, hops and has an odor reminiscent of beer.
Camphene has an earthy, woodsy aroma.
It is a component of camphor oil and ginger oil, which both provide therapeutic effects.
Found in cannabis, dill, cumin, hyssop, and fennel.
It produces calming, relaxing effects. It also has:
- antibiotic properties
- antioxidant properties
Terpineol is found in cannabis, lilacs, cajeput, petitgrain and other flower blossoms and has a sweet scent.
We’ve listed just a few Terpenes here. There are many more.
Some terpenes can also act as neurotransmitters.
They can act as serotonin uptake inhibitors, enhance norepinephrine and dopamine activity, all of which are known to produce antidepressant effects.
More importantly, terpenes also act on cannabinoid receptors and are known to modify the effects of cannabinoids.
The Entourage Effect
When all of the components within the cannabis plant interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone
is known as the Entourage Effect.
It’s a synergistic effect that works significantly better than isolated CBD.
This simply means that all of the components extracted from the cannabis plant together help our body better than any of those components alone (or isolated).
We could say that nature knows best 😉
That’s why all of our products contain a Full Spectrum CBD.
What is the best way to take
CBD can be taken in quite a few ways:
- CBD can be inhaled
- CBD can be taken orally
- CBD can be taken as suppositories
- CBD can be use in the form of skin application
Let's break it down...
Inhaling CBD allows you to feel the effect immediately since it’s absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the lungs.
- CBD in the “herb” form can be rolled up and smoked, as a joint cigarette or with a use of a pipe or a water pipe.
- A less harmful way of inhaling CBD into your lounges would be to use a dry herb vaporizer.
- Another option is to use e-cigarette and smoke (or vape really) CBD oil in the form of e-liquid.
- CBD isolate or CBD wax can be used with a Dab Pipe or a Dab Rig. This is known as dabbing.
CBD inhalation methods compared
While smoking and health benefits don’t really go together we’d like to emphasize one thing here.
Development of modern technology and new products brought to the market something phenomenal.
A dry herb vaporizer.
I think this is truly spectacular since a dry herb vaporizer is made to evaporate those active ingredients from the plant without the combustion that happens if you “burn it” in the form of joint or cigarette.
This form of “smoking” known as VAPING is the least harmful for your lounges.
Furthermore, the absence of combustion preserves all the good stuff that really gets destroyed while burning (smoking).
Now compared to using e-liquids or dabbing, vaping dry herbs also keeps the herbs in the purest form. No extraction processing was done.
This is not to say that other forms of CBD created for inhalation do not have their own advantages. While dry cannabis herb keeps CBD levels in their natural concentration, for some users that might not be enough so other more concentrated options (CBD wax or CBD e-liquid) might be more appropriate.
Taking CBD oil orally
With taking CBD oil through your mouth you have 2 options:
- putting CBD oil under the tongue
- ingesting CBD oil.
Putting CBD oil under the tongue
This method is also known as sublingual.
It’s better than simply swallowing because CBD is allowed to enter the bloodstream far more quickly
via the capillaries under your tongue.
However we have to be realistic here – only a small fraction of the CBD oil that you put under your tongue will be absorbed there.
The majority of that CBD will be swallowed and will go through the digestive system.
Ingesting CBD oil
Swallowing CBD in the form of CBD tinctures and oil, CBD capsules, soft gels and CBD edibles is a very convenient option.
It’s also very precise because you know exactly how many milligrams of CBD you are taking.
CBD capsules, soft gels and CBD edibles are also perfect if you don’t like the hemp taste of CBD oil.
When CBD is ingested, it passes through the digestive system first and is metabolised by the liver. The active compounds are sent to your bloodstream and circulated to the rest of the body.
The whole process can take around two hours but effects last longer.
Taking CBD oil in the form of suppositories
CBD suppositories are one of the best ways to use CBD with the best bioavailability.
Because CBD is absorbed straight into the bloodstream via capillaries in the anal or vaginal passage avoiding the digestive system entirely.
They’re also the perfect answer for anyone with stomach problems that has trouble keeping CBD down.
The effects of CBD suppositories are often noticed within 10–15 minutes after application and can last around 4-8 hours.
Applying CBD oil on your skin:
Since you also have endocannabinoid receptors as part of your skin cells it means that CBD can go straight to the source, easing any joint or muscle pains and calming irritated or inflamed skin.
CBD-infused topicals include:
- skin creams
These products can be infused with CBD isolate, or with a full spectrum CBD oil.
The products with the full spectrum oils will contain other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes for triggering the Entourage effect.
Topicals often have a variety of additional beneficial ingredients that contribute to the overall therapeutic effects.
- Skin creams may contain moisturizers, vitamin E, collagen and so on
- Pain creams may contain ingredients that help the product penetrate deeper into tissues and aid in pain relief
- Salves may contain other soothing and healing ingredients such as aloe
Topical products can also be very simple as well.
In fact, CBD Oil with no other ingredients can be used directly on the skin.
CBD-rich oils are great for moisturizing. They provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to protect skin from damage.
Full Spectrum CBD oils also contain vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which are produced naturally along with the oil.
BIOAVAILABILITY of CBD
How Cannabis Enters the Body
The bioavailability of any active compound is the percentage of a given serving that ends up in the bloodstream and is thus available for your body to use.
The more “bioavailable” the dose or serving is the lower the quantity needed to experience the same effect.
A 100 percent bioavailability means that 100 percent of the CBD in the product is available to your body.
The only way to achieve 100 percent bioavailability is via I.V. or IntraVenous administration. That is injection directly into the bloodstream.
Every other method of consumption will result in some percentage of the CBD becoming unavailable to the body for reasons, such as incomplete absorption and first-pass metabolism before it has a chance to enter the bloodstream.
Each CBD oil consumption method has a particular range of bioavailability.
Bioavailability of CBD Oils and Tinctures
CBD tincture is a liquid oil based (or it can be alcohol based, but usually not with CBD) which has been infused with CBD extract.
Tinctures are taken sublingually, meaning under the tongue. When delivered via this method, a small portion of that CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the veins
and capillaries in the tissues in your mouth. The rest is swallowed and goes through the digestive system into the bloodstream.
It is generally assumed that the bioavailability of CBD in tinctures is twice that of edibles. It can be anywhere from 10 percent to 40 percent.
Bioavailability of Inhaled CBD
Inhaled CBD delivery method (beside application via suppositories) has the highest bioavailability.
CBD can be vaped or smoked. The vapor or smoke is absorbed by the lungs in the same way that oxygen is. The effects of inhalation are almost immediate because CBD, like oxygen, directly enters the bloodstream through the capillary-rich tissues in the lungs.
The bioavailability of inhaled CBD depends on:
- are you inhaling smoke or vape
- the quality of the ingredients
- how much is inhaled in each puff
- how deep it is drawn into the lungs
- how quickly it is exhaled.
The bioavailability of inhaled CBD can therefore be estimated to range between 25 percent and 80 percent.
The difference between 25% and 80% goes mostly to the distinction between smoking and vaping.
Smoking a roll-up has a few bad sides compared to vaping.
Since it is basically burning the ingredients a lot of it gets burned and destroyed in the process. The other thing is that inhaling smoke is much more harmful than inhaling vapour.
A vaporizer achieves the decarboxylation required to activate the cannabinoids by heating them just enough to be inhaled but not burning them. In contrast, it’s combustion that ignites a joint so you can inhale the smoke.
A 2016 study called “Medicinal Cannabis: In Vitro Validation of Vaporizers for the Smoke-Free Inhalation of Cannabis” proved the superiority of vaporizers.
Vaporizers can dramatically increase the bioavailability of cannabis. This research focussed on both THC and CBD, and found that using a vaporizer is the best way to get high from THC and to dose with CBD-rich cannabis too.
Bioavailability of CBD oil via skin application - Topical CBD
These products are salves, balms, roller balls, lotions, creams, etc.
These topicals are applied to the skin and they mostly work on the skin. Generally they work on the top 3 layers of the skin, and it’s surrounding area, and that’s it.
CBD oil applied to your skin is not going to penetrate THROUGH the skin, nor does any of the CBD get into the bloodstream.
You can simply take the CBD oil you are taking sublingually and apply it to your skin. It has the potential to do wonders for your skin, because you also have endocannabinoid receptors on your skin cells. But it’s not going into your bloodstream much.
With Topical CBD oil application we always recommend taking it orally as well. This way your body will get all the phytocannabinoid help you can give it.
Bioavailability of CBD oil taken as suppositories
CBD Suppositories are normally administered rectally, but can also be vaginal.
Now even though this application method is by far the least popular of all we’ve cover here it’s proven to be highly bioavailable and thus a highly effective means of using CBD
Using a CBD suppository has the best of both worlds when it comes to onset and length of effects. You get noticeable effects after less than 15 minutes and the effects can last for about 8 hours.
How Long Does CBD Take to Take Effect?
There are several determining factors when it comes
to the onset time of various methods of administration of CBD:
These figures are general guidelines and will vary from person to person.
How Long will CBD Effect Last?
This again depends on the same factors as with time CBD needs to “kick in” (abowe).
Generally inhaling CBD will last up to about 3 hours but you will feel the effect almost instantly.
CBD tinctures and oils as well as Topical CBD will last about 4-6 hours. With topical CBD it also depends on the size of the skin region it’s applied to.
If you like getting a massage once in a while, (for general wellness) we highly recommend you put some of your CBD oil into that massage oil. This way CBD will get applied to the biggest human organ – skin – top to bottom.
Now CBD suppositories are very interesting. They are the least popular CBD application method but probably have the fastest and the longest effect and its bioavailability is incomparably better.
Let’s put CBD Bioavailability, Onset Time and Effect Duration together:
Let’s put CBD Bioavailability, Onset Time and Effect Duration together:
CBD Oil Serving Recommendations
Determining a CBD oil serving size to start can seem a bit overwhelming since there’s many variables to take into consideration.
Fortunately there is a Universal CBD Dosage Guide that you can follow so you achieve the perfect dosage that will work for you.
Universal CBD Dosage Guide in 5 Simple Steps:
Start taking CBD before Bedtime.
Start with a Microdose – with 1 mg of CBD for every 20 pounds of weight.
Slowly (every 3 -5 days) increase your CBD serving size.
After about a week you can add a morning Microdose and slowly increase.
After about a week you can add a launch Microdose and slowly increase.
This is the safest and fastest way for you to determine the absolute perfect CBD dosage for you.
In just 3 weeks or so you will be taking CBD 3 times per day with a perfect Microdose to keep all the cannabinoid levels in your body very steady throughout the entire day.
Here is a short video explaining how to start towards your perfect CBD dosage…
CBD Dosage Regime example for a
150 pounds person taking 4% CBD Drops:
Can You Take Too Much CBD Oil?
There are no known cases of CBD overdose, or cannabis overdose for that matter.
CBD is completely non-toxic and 50 years of research into CBD’s effects
on the human body has shown that CBD is well-tolerated in humans.
What does happen when you start taking more CBD
is that you might feel too relaxed for particular activities like driving, work or sports.
You might feel more tired than usual and you will probably need more rest.
But this is just your body and mind taking that necessary time to recover and rebuild.
Once you get better we do recommend cutting back on the CBD dosage
and let your Endocannabinoid System work with a bit less supplementation.
You will be surprised with the improvement.
Will CBD help with my illness?
CBD contains medical properties such as:
Supplementing your body with Full Spectrum CBD means
your Endocannabinoid System will get a boost.
Your Endocannabinoid System will be better at maintaining balance in your body and therefore there’s a good chance it will help with your illness. It will probably help you with quite a few health challenges that you are dealing with, all at once.
The list of conditions CBD has been known to have a significant effect on is quite long:
It’s a good chance that whatever your illness is, Full Spectrum CBD may help you.
There are numerous stories when people used the cannabis plant in one form or another and got entirely rid of severe health issues.
Let me give you an example:
My Grandma is 90 years old. I made her some CBD drops. She was taking only about 5 drops, three times per day. That’s it.
In less than a year, her Glaucoma was gone, a 1 inch tumor in her breast was gone and her kidneys went from a stage 4 to stage 3 in terms of damage.
The doctor said he had never seen anything like that at that age. He said this is the first time to see kidneys get better.
So you see, CBD does try to take care of all the imbalances you have in your body, mind and soul.
How to buy CBD oil or other CBD products?
All CBD products are NOT created equal.
CBD industry is exploding and a ton of new brands and products are entering the market every week.
Unfortunately consumers are not getting enough education.
Most are blindly purchasing CBD online based on what’s trending or which brand has the best marketing strategy.
Often times, this creates an environment where low-quality products and high-quality products get confused.
This leads to wasting money on low-quality products and
not getting the benefits you need.
What would be really bad is you quitting on CBD because of the wrong bet on a low-quality product.
The good news is you can take steps to avoid bad CBD products.
Know your brand
You have to know who you are buying your CBD from!
It’s important to get your CBD products from a reputable brand that’s transparent about who is behind it, behind the company, behind the website!
When you check out that brand’s website, can you find real people there?
Owners that actually show their face?
It’s amazing how many CBD brands and CBD website have generic stock photos showing happy photo models. No faces on their “About Us” page.
You buy from them, and find out this Brand’s CBD doesn’t seem to work. It’s possible there was not much (if any) CBD in that product.
So make sure you’re buying from a company with real faces behind it.
Do you want to double check if they are real?
Send them an email. See how fast they reply and if they reply at all.
Ask them to give you a call.
If they check to all of the above, you can be sure they are the real deal.
CBD Lab Tests
Tested by a 3rd Party Lab
Lab tests by a 3rd Party Lab are important.
Without a lab report, you really have no way of confirming what’s in a specific product or if it’s safe to use.
Always look for a valid Certificate of Analysis (lab report) before you purchase any CBD product online.
Lab Test should confirm 3 things:
The cannabinoid content listed on the product should be consistent
with the analysis report.
No harmful contaminants
(such as heavy metals or microbial contaminants, such as mold or bacteria)
amount should be
The list of other ingredients used in the CBD product
It’s good to know what else is mixed in your chosen CBD product.
Are there a ton of ingredients with names you can’t pronounce?
Considering cannabis extract is a very natural product
it’s a good idea that the product uses other ingredients that are organic and all-natural as well.
Where does Hemp come from?
The Source of Hemp and it’s cultivation
Hemp used as a source of CBD can and should be grown organically, abstaining from pesticides, GMOs, and other unnatural practices.
The best possible scenario is when a company owns their own farms, and is able to oversee the entire manufacturing process from seed-to-shelf.
This way the company can maintain full traceability throughout the entire production process,
which gives the company better quality control and results in a superior end product.
Type of CBD Product
Full Spectrum CBD or CBD isolate
What is Full Spectrum CBD?
It’s also called Full Spectrum CBD Extract, or Whole-plant CBD extract or FECO that stands for Full Extract Cannabis Oil.
It includes all of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. That means it also includes traces amounts of THC. It’s usually less than 0.3%, so it’s not enough to get you “high” or “stoned”.
Full Spectrum CBD also includes all the other components that get extracted out of cannabis flowers in the process. These other components are terpenes, waxes, healthy fatty acids, chlorophyll, etc.
So “full-spectrum,” refers to a naturally extracted spectrum rather than a constructed spectrum.
What is CBD isolate?
CBD isolate is just pure CBD.
It’s just cannabidiol molecule isolated or separated from other cannabis compounds in the plant.
Now to the big question:
What to choose? Full Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate?
There are studies that give scientific proof that Full Spectrum CBD that also includes low amounts of THC plus other cannabinoids, terpenes ect. produce what is known as an Entourage Effect.
The Entourage Effect is a synergistic effect that all of the cannabis components have on the human body. All of the cannabis components together simply create an exponential effect. So the components actually increase the healing properties of each.
To illustrate the Entourage Effect with a mathematical equation:
The Entourage Effect is like 1+1+1 does not equal 3 but equals 9.
But when it comes to CBD isolate, even though it’s fairly unlikely that you would fail a drug test or experience a form of “high” because of the low amounts of the THC in those Full Spectrum CBD products, some people prefer to be on the safe side.
Now, depending on your needs and the legality of THC in your state or country, a Full Spectrum CBD product may not be suitable for you.
After reading all the information you will still need to decide: CBD Isolate or Full Spectrum CBD
Our suggestion is always the Full Spectrum CBD.
Well, when it comes to health I don’t think we should hold back.
Full Spectrum Cannabidiol is a natural medicine and it just doesn’t make any sense not to get the full benefit out of it.
of CBD OIL
How Long Does CBD Oil Last?
Like any other product CBD oil has a Shelf Life – window of time when the product is safe and effective.
CBD Oil shelf life depends on a few factors:
Without a doubt storage is the most important factor.
Your product should have a limited exposure to elements like extreme heat and cold.
It should be closed and sealed properly to avoid exposure to air and humidity and should be kept away from light.
Best way to store your CBD product
Since it’s important to store your CBD oil (or CBD capsules, shatter, budder,
wax or any other CBD product) in a cool, dry and dark place,
it is best to keep it in your refrigerator.
Cooler temperatures mean a longer life for your CBD oil.
If the CBD oil becomes thicker and is simply not “runny” enough to get out of the bottle, simply put it in a cup of warm water for 3 minutes or leave it on the table for about 10 minutes. Of course avoiding direct sunlight. After you’re done with taking your dose, put it back in the refrigerator.
This way CBD oil should generally last you between 14 and 24 months.
CBD Shelf Life - Our Recommendation:
When you buy CBD oil simply buy smaller bottles that you know you will use in about 2-3 months. This way you never have to worry about shelf life at all even if you have your CBD product on your kitchen counter all the time.
When you set up “a timing” like that, just avoid direct sunlight and extreme heat and you’re all set.
CBD does not seem to be working for you?
How to correct it?
First of all make sure you are buying your CBD from real people not just a pretty website.
Check out the first point in the previous chapter again and make sure
you get to know the Brand you choose to buy from.
Furthermore check on the following:
Your dosage is not correct!
You’re Missing Out on the Entourage Effect.
How much time have you given it?
What are Your expectations about CBD?
1 - Your dosage is not correct!
You might not be taking enough CBD.
You are cautious, I understand. This may be the first time you’re tried CBD. It’s cannabis. You wanna be careful. You maybe think “if I take too much, maybe I’ll be sky high and jump of a building or something or maybe you are afraid of something simple like just being sick in your stomach..
Now about “overdosing” you have to know that no one ever overdosed with cannabis, much less with CBD.
And even the Full Spectrum CBD products that do contain small amounts of THC (the component that gets you high), it’s not enough to actually get you high.
If the CBD you have is not working for you we recommend you “dose up” a little faster to find the dose that will work for you. You can always cut back later.
So start with a few drops before sleep and up the dose slightly every day. Than add a small dose in the morning and at launch. And as days go by go up with the dose for all 3 times during the day.
Shouldn’t be more than about 2-3 weeks for you to find your sweet spot CBD dosage!
2 - You’re Missing Out on the Entourage Effect
As you already know the Entourage Effect is when combined components give you a multiplied effect compared to each component by itself.
So with CBD it means this – you have to know if you have a product made with a CBD isolate or a product made with a Full Spectrum CBD.
Only the Full Spectrum CBD product will have the Entourage Effect in your body. Meaning beside the CBD there are also other components from the cannabis plant that create a synergistic effect that makes it work way, way better.
3 - How much time have you given it?
We’ve seen people have fantastic results after the first drop of CBD.
On the other hand some of our customers have seen results only after about 2 months.
Now we’ll be honest with you – if it were us, we don’t think we would persist for that long. We mean we’d probably quit in about two weeks.
But hey, we have a customer, a gentleman named Steve Alexander. He is a Vietnam Veteran that had to deal with a lot of pain because of his back injury in an landmine explosion. And he’s got some Phenomenal results with CBD. But it took him more than 2 months for CBD to kick in. Amazing.
We’ve done an interview with him > check it out here
But let us explain the time component so you actually know what’s going on:
Our body has the Endocannabinoid system so it makes its own cannabinoids.
But we are all different and have different lifestyles.
So with some people this Endocannabinoid System works better than with others. After you start supplementing it with Full Spectrum CBD it can take some time for the Endocannabinoid System to build up and start working properly. That’s it.
So if it’s not working for you after the first drop of CBD, hang in there.
You might be surprised what can happen in a little while.
4 - What are Your expectations about CBD?
This is closely related to time component but there’s also more.
Now let’s see. Beside taking CBD, what else are you doing to regain your health?
You’ve heard phenomenal things about CBD, but don’t expect to take a drop of CBD and all your health problems will instantly go away.
You have to go ALL IN!
Start taking CBD so you will build your Endocannabinoid System up, but also take on other things that will support the betterment of your health. Things that will help your Endocannabinoid system create balance in your body and mind faster.
Take charge of your life !
It’s your choice !!
You wish to regain your health, right?
Not just half of your health, you’d prefer to be 100% healthy, right?
Than we suggest you consider all the things you CAN DO to help your body and mind get there as fast as possible.
Do you smoke?
You should quit!
Do you drink alcohol?
Stop! Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard all about that glass of fine red wine being healthy giving you antioxidants, blah, blah. Stop! Get your antioxidants from green vegetables instead!
Do you exercise daily?
Anything to get the blood pumping faster?
Do you do any breathing exercises?
And there’s a ton of other things that are available to you and don’t cost any money.
That’s right, they are absolutely free and you should consider implementing into your lifestyle.
Things that will become part of your everyday routine. A habit. Not something you will do only for a while.
It’s become a place where the pharmaceutical industry loses many battles with disease.
It makes profits, but fails to help. Eventually, everyone is out for themselves.
What can you do for yourself? How can you make yourself healthy and improve the quality of your life?
Nature reaches out to us, offering us solutions. One of those solutions is CBD.
Remember, CBD products which are proven to have the most health benefit are those where CBD was extracted
from the whole plant.
So we’re not talking about CBD isolate or (God forbid) synthetic CBD.
We’re talking about taking the flowers from cannabis plant which is high in CBD and extracting everything that the plan has to offer.
For us the most important CBD fact is that CBD or cannabidiol actually comes from nature.
It’s a plant that nature created and has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes.
We love the fact that it’s actually weed and it’s grossed perfectly without the slightest need of pesticides or any other additives.
So this just gives it that “100% from nature” label. And this is very important for everybody that’s into natural healing.
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