What Is CBD

 

CBD is short for cannabidiol and is one of 400 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. What are cannabinoids? CBD, THC, CBC, CBG, CBN, and then subcategories of those in trace amounts. The most abundant source is the Cannabis plant (hemp and marijuana). The second most abundant source… mother's milk. So if you're a mother and breast feed your child or were breastfed as a child yourself… cannabinoids were exchanged!


Why do we need cannabinoids?


In our body we have what’s called the endocannabinoid system. Endo means inside and cannabinoid system is a system fueled by cannabinoids. There was a belief that your brain communicated with major organs and vice versa. Now there is an understanding that any organ can communicate with any organ. They work as a team and every team member has its own job but their mission, collectively, is homeostasis which simply means balance.


Can you get high from CBD?


CBD is not psycho active like THC is so it will not get you HIGH!


Will CBD show up on drugs test?


Drugs test aren’t meant to test for CBD. They should be testing for THC - and not just total THC found but THC Delta-9 specific. Marijuana tests will show a positive result if the sample tested contains at least 50 nanograms of THC delta-9 per milliliter of urine, or negative if the sample contains less or not at all.

When talking about a hemp derived CBD with trace amounts of THC and even less delta 9, mathematically you would have to use much more than a typical user would have to use in order for you to come close to that cap off level! Now, we cannot sign off on your career. We can only provide the facts as we know them and allow you to make an informed decision on what you should do with it.


Is CBD legal?

As of the end of 2018 when President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law…YES! Hemp derived CBD is LEGAL and has not been rescheduled, but descheduled, meaning it is no longer on the DEA list of controlled substances. This version of the bill places industrial hemp — which is defined as a cannabis plant with under 0.3% of THC delta-9 into LEGAL status, but gives your home state the right to further regulate it. So check with your state laws before buying a CBD product.


Is CBD Safe?

CBD is a naturally occurring chemical that has been used for literally centuries. Stacking evidence suggests that it can be used long-term without any issue to your health. We are in a very exciting time in the history of science where new trials are taking place every day.

One thing's for sure: natural is better for you than the alternatives.

We will say that our testing standards are extremely high before our oils are released on the market, with experienced lab techs testing for damage or other contamination to assure that we deliver only the best most reliable Hemp derived CBD oil.


Should You Be Supervised By A Doctor While Taking CBD Oil?

Common sense and caution is always advised when taking anything that is new. Your doctor doesn’t need to supervise you but they should know everything you are taking right?! CBD is no exception!

That being said, there is no evidence that CBD oil will cause any major lifestyle changes or hurt your overall well being.


Can CBD interfere with doctor prescribed medications?

You may have heard of the grapefruit rule, which suggests that the citrus fruit can impair how your body breaks down certain drugs — mainly cholesterol medications, blood pressure drugs. These medications are metabolized through a set of liver enzymes — called cytochrome P450, or CYP450 — that are, coincidentally, the same enzymes that break down CBD. In other words grapefruit can press pause on this enzyme which would keep it from doing it job of breaking down the drug. If the drug isn’t being broken down and absorbed then 1. there wont be any therapeutic value and 2. accumulation could start. This isn’t something to worry about from first go but something that should be monitored.


Is CBD beneficial?

Research on the health benefits of CBD is extensive and ongoing. There are countless studies being done to determine exactly how CBD can improve our health and wellness. The most well-researched condition that benefits from CBD is severe epilepsy, specifically Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet Syndrome. These conditions are debilitating and sometimes deadly, affecting young children. This actually led to Epidural X which is the first FDA pharmaceutical drug derived from CBD and made exclusively for LGS and Dravet patients.

There is also some evidence suggesting that CBD helps reduce inflammation. So it might be good for people with certain injuries or arthritis when applied topically. A lot of people say CBD helps them with issues like nausea, insomnia, anxiety, depression, ADD / ADHD, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines to name a few!

 
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