CBD is short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. Unlike the other major cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. The potential effects of CBD include: alerting at low doses, reduces pain, relaxes muscle spasms, potent anti-inflammatory, stops nausea/vomiting, reduces anxiety/depression, counters psychotic thoughts, anti-oxidant, anti-convulsant, neuro-protectant, and anti-tumor effects. With more than 65 different targets throughout your body, CBD has a staggering variety of therapeutic properties.
CBD is produced inside cannabis plants. CBD is produced by both marijuana and hemp plants. CBD is mostly produced in the resinous trichomes of cannabis flowers. Smaller concentrations of CBD can be found on the stalk and leaves of cannabis plants.
CBD is known to be relaxing. Some will find that CBD works great for insomnia.
People are finding that CBD is useful for many conditions which have not responded well to conventional treatments. New ailments which CBD can help treat are being discovered every day. The most common uses of CBD are treatment of inflammation, pain, anxiety, insomnia, stops nausea/vomiting, anti-oxidant, psychosis, and seizures among others.
Place drops under the tongue where it can be absorbed through the mucous membrane in the mouth. Let the drops sit under your tongue for about 60 seconds before swallowing. If you have chosen to take the gummies, chewing helps increase blood flow to your mouth, which may help increase absorption.
Each person is unique and has to find their perfect dose. Start out small and increase to find what dose suits your individual needs.
Yes. CBD is metabolized by a group of enzymes called the cytochrome p450. These enzymes are responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs. CBD can inhibit the activity of the CYP450 enzymes. While CBD-drug interactions are more likely with high doses of CBD and CBD isolates, precaution must be taken when using CBD alongside life preserving medications for serious conditions (i.e. epilepsy medications). CBD and grapefruits inhibit CYP450 so take extra precautions if you are taking a medication that comes with a warning not to consume with grapefruit. Topical products can help minimize this interaction.
No. CBD is not an FDA approved pharmaceutical or dietary supplement. You may purchase CBD without a prescription.
While nearly anything in the world can be addictive, no CBD is not known to be an addictive drug. In fact, CBD has shown strong potential to be a useful tool to help people break addictions to harmful substances.
Yes. Pets can benefit from CBD for many of the same conditions as humans: pain, seizures, inflammation, and anxiety. CBD is safe to use for pets but their dosage will likely be much smaller than yours. Dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain. This means they are very sensitive to THC. But a small amount of THC, like the amount in a full spectrum CBD hemp oil, is beneficial for animals. We recommend you speak with a veterinarian (holistic veterinarian) before you start giving your pet CBD.