FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions about CBD
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one chemical compound found in both Marijuana and Hemp plants. CBD is only one of many other elements found in these plants. These elements are known as cannabinoids. CBD has been found to have significant medical benefits. When CBD is derived from the Hemp plant is does not contain THC which is a cannabinoid that causes the psychoactive effects associated with Marijuana. Hemp-Derived CBD has almost no psychoactive THC, so there is no “high” as there is with marijuana plants. The hemp plant is RICH in multiple forms of Phytocannabinoids, Bioflavonoids, and Terpenes, which carry amazing benefits to which our bodies respond well.
Is CBD Legal?
Products that contain Hemp-derived CBD are legal as long as they contain no more than .3% of the psychoactive element called THC. Because CBD can be extracted from either the Marijuana or the Hemp plant you should make sure your CBD product is HEMP derived and not from the Marijuana plant. CBD Oil extracted from the Hemp plant contains no THC which is the psychoactive element that makes you get high or feel “stoned”.
What is the best way to consume CBD?
The most important factor when considering a CBD product is to understand the different forms of CBD on the market. How you consume CBD can have a dramatic impact on the efficacy and how well the CBD works for your health. CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways. There are oral drops, sprays, capsules, edibles, topical creams. When you purchase CBD products or CBD Oil they will contain either “Full Spectrum CBD” or “CBD isolate” and there are key differences between the two. CBD isolate is less expensive and is typically used as an ingredient in topical creams, gummies, and other consumable products. Full Spectrum CBD OIL DROPS (called a Tincture), put under your tongue (sublingual), is the very best way to get CBD into your system.
Do CBD Gummies work?
If you ingest CBD orally using such popular products as edible Gummy, gel capsules, coffee or other food products, the CBD must first go through your stomach, and into your digestive system where it is broken down, before it’s absorbed into your bloodstream. The effective amount of CBD that you are getting is far less than the amount you originally took. Not only are you getting a smaller amount into your body, but you must wait a lot longer to experience the effects because your digestive system has to have time to process the CBD. This is known as “first-pass” metabolism and is responsible for decreasing the amount of CBD that eventually enters your bloodstream.
Do CBD Creams Work for Pain?
Topical CBD Creams can help muscle pain or soreness. Topical applications are great for localized pain or one part of your body. CBD creams penetrate through the skin to muscles, but very little CBD (if any) will enter the bloodstream and circulate to other areas of the body. If you are using topical CBD creams we recommend that you also use CBD oil drops under the tongue for maximum effect. CBD delivery to the outside body area together with internal CBD Oil drops will give you the best health benefits of CBD.
What CBD product is Best for Pain?
The #1 reason people are interested in CBD products is for PAIN. The best products for pain are CBD products that contain CBDA. CBD in its raw form in the hemp plant is called CBDA which stands for Cannabidiolic acid. CBDA is the pre-cursor to CBD. In the live hemp plant, there is actually very little CBD. Before processing, CBD exists as Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). When the hemp plant is harvested, dried out, and exposed to heat the CBDA converts to a non-acid element that we know as CBD. If you extracted oil straight from the live hemp plant, you would get primarily CBDA and very little CBD. CBDA has been found to be far more effective as an anti-inflammatory than CBD. CBDA is a potent inhibitor of the COX2 enzyme which is the same mode of action as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDS or Ibuprofen. CBA is much more powerful for relieving PAIN and INFLAMMATION!