WHAT IS CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. CBD one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in cannabis and hemp that have various effects on the body and mind. Read our in-depth article What is CBD?
WHAT DOES CBD STAND FOR?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, see our article What is CBD?
WHAT IS CBD GOOD FOR?
People often shop for CBD to assist with sleep, anxiety, pain, spasms, nausea, and several other conditions. CBD can be classified as a health and wellness product. It can be used in many different ways depending on what the consumer is looking for.
WHATARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD?
There are very few known adverse side effects of CBD. According to this study, CBD is “a major non-psychotropic constituent of cannabis, has multiple pharmacological actions, including anxiolytic, antipsychotic, antiemetic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
WILL CBD MAKE ME SLEEPY?
CBD oil is known for having a relaxing, stress-relieving effect. In that sense, it could help you sleep. However, each body is different so it depends on the individual. toTo be clear, CBD is NOT THC so CBD by itself does not make you high.
DOES CBD HELP ANXIETY?
Research on CBD and anxiety has generally looked at cannabis as a whole product, not as CBD as a standalone compound. Some studies suggest that it can help with anxiety: like this 2011 study that suggests CBDcan reduce social anxiety or this 2015 review that says CBD could be promising for many forms of anxiety. It’s also important to consider whether the CBD comes from the cannabis plant and therefore may include THC, a cannabinoid that for some, induces anxiety. Read our comprehensive article on CBD and anxiety, here.
IS CBD AVAILABLE WHERE I LIVE?
CBD from cannabis is only available in 9 states recreationally and 30 states medically as of 2018. If CBD is extracted from hemp, which legally has under .3% THC content, it can be shipped to all 50 states. Many of these CBD products can be purchased online. CBD is now also legal in The United Kingdom
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP OIL AND CBD OIL?
CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant’s leaves, stalks, and buds. This oil is high in CBD content and is used for wellness purposes. Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the plant and is known for its nutritional content. It’s high in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. The seeds themselves don’t contain much CBD themselves.
HOW DOES CBD OIL WORK?
The human body has an endocannabinoid system — a natural system that maintains homeostasis or balance, in the body. The endocannabinoid system has CB1 and CB2 receptors. These are found throughout the body. CB1 receptors are generally located in the central and peripheral nervous system and CB2 receptors are generally found in the brain, immune system, and gastrointestinal system. CBD binds to these receptors creating changes and effects in the body
DOES CBD OIL MAKE YOU HIGH?
THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. If you purchase a tincture that is made from cannabis from a dispensary, it may also contain stronger levels of THC that could get you high. If the CBD oil is made from the hemp plant, it will legally only have trace amounts of THC and therefore, will not get you high.
CAN YOU VAPE CBD OIL?
Yes, it is very common to vape CBD oil, see this list of vapable cbd oils.
IS CBD OIL SAFE?
CBD itself is known to be safe. It’s important to look at the entire product when purchasing CBD oil. If CBD is made from hemp, it’s crucial to know how the hemp was extracted and where it was grown to determine the overall safety of the product.
HOW IS CBD OIL MADE?
Generally, CBD oil is made by combining an extract with a carrier fluid or oil. This question is best answered by looking at how the CBD oil was extracted. CBD oil can be extracted using CO2 systems or by using chemical solvents. Both methods produce a CBD oil byproduct that is then combined with a fluid like MCT oil, coconut oil, or olive oil so that it can be delivered to the body. Always check to make sure you know the CBD content of the products you purchase.
HOW IS CBD OIL EXTRACTED?
CO2 extraction is one of the most common ways CBD is extracted from the hemp or cannabis plants. This method uses expensive equipment that adjusts temperature and pressure to extract the cannabinoids from the plant material, without damaging them. The other common method is to use solvents like ethanol or butane to extract the plant material. These solvents have to be burned off the final product which may damage the cannabinoids or terpenes in the process. There is also a risk that these solvents may not have burned off completely and could end up in your end product.
HOW WILL CBD OIL MAKE ME FEEL?
CBD may be best known for its relaxing, calming effects. CBD reduces autonomic arousal, having the inverse effect of THC on the body. CBD’s anti-anxiety effect is why many in the cannabis community talk about how CBD relieves paranoia, although that is not scientifically proven yet. CBD is also known for its anti-nausea and pain relieving effects. It really depends on why your body’s specific needs and the quantity in which you take CBD.
HOW MANY MILLIGRAMS OF CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
The amount of milligrams of CBD you should take depends on your specific reason for taking CBD. If you are using CBD to treat chronic pain, you might take a much higher dose than someone who would be using CBD for general wellness reasons. Google search for your specific condition or reason for taking CBD to find the dose that is appropriate for you. You can take CBD in high qualities, so feel free to test out different dosages and see how your body reacts. A standard dose of CBD is 10 mg once a day, but this varies so widely because each individual is different so this can’t be taken as a recommendation for you.
WHAT COLOR IS CBD OIL SUPPOSED TO BE?
CBD oil varies in color based on how the oil was extracted and processed. Read more about in our article, How CBD Oil’s Color, Clarity, And Extraction Affect Your Experience.