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They say knowledge is power, and as CBD increases in popularity and with regulation lagging behind – it’s more important than ever to educate yourself before potentially risking your health and well-being.
That’s why we built this page for anyone who is wondering what all the CBD hype is about, how CBD actually works in your body, and which CBD products might work best for you.
Let’s cut through the noise, and get to the facts.
What is CBD
CBD is the non-psychoactive, medicinal part of the hemp plant. CBD occurs in the female flower, specifically the trichomes, which are sticky, resin glands that act as the plant’s defense system. The leaves themselves have no value, and when bundled in with the trichomes serve only to water down the actual CBD – and its medicinal potency. That said, when you isolate CBD from the flower, you open yourself up to a world of dazzling potential.
What is the difference between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum
First we have to make one important clarification:
CBD is not an oil.
By the time it is isolated, CBD is actually a crystal. The “CBD oil” that most people think of actually has very little CBD in it – if any at all. Real full spectrum oil from flowers is so thick that it resembles a super concentrated molasses. It’s a sort of crude oil comprised of plant matter, terpenes, flavonoids, and waxes all jumbled together that has to be “watered down” so the viscosity of the “oil” can be put into a dropper.
What’s more, there are only micro amounts of CBD in full spectrum oil, roughly 2-10% of CBD by weight volume – if it’s even real.
What a lot of people are selling as full spectrum oil is actually only hemp seed oil.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, REAL full spectrum oil has THC in it. And if it doesn’t – then that’s a clear sign that it’s hemp seed oil. Full spectrum oil has THC in it, and will cause people to test positive, even on hair tests six months after the fact.
This has already cost countless people their jobs and/or health insurance as they test positive for THC on routine blood tests.
With flower isolate CBD we remove the terpenes, byproducts and THC. Terpenes are then added back into the CBD to give it specific direction, plus herbs for added benefits to target stress, sleep, inflammation, mood, and so on. Furthermore, with flower isolate CBD you are getting an accurate dosing.
How CBD Works
CBD has not yet been rigorously studied with humans, but pre-clinical and clinical studies suggest that CBD can be well-tolerated by, well, pretty much everyone.
CBD works in the body by acting as a support to your endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a major role in balancing our bodies’ most important functions. Your body naturally produces its own endocannabinoids to support this system, but just like with any other nutrient, we can have a deficiency and may need extra support, especially in times of mental and physical stress.
The most basic way CBD works with our body is by blocking the breakdown of our own endocannabinoids, allowing our bodies to use more of what it’s already naturally producing.
Finding Which CBD Product is Right for You
To choose the right product for you, spend time evaluating the different types. Furthermore, think carefully about your lifestyle, and what you want to get from taking CBD. Each person has different reasons, and this will affect the choices you make.
- Tincture are an ideal starter product, as it is the most versatile. You can take it directly from the dropper, placing the oil under your tongue for quick absorption.
- CBD Gummies are a top supplement trend, as they’re an easy and tasty way to enjoy CBD. They make it easy to control the dose and take about an hour to kick in. Since gummies are so popular right now, they’re also a discreet way to take your supplement.
- CBD Topicals absorb quickly through the skin, so you don’t have to wait as long to enjoy the benefits.