Many people report benefits associated with managing pain, anxiety and depression, stress, cancer related symptoms, insomnia, and heart disease. Studies into potential benefits are ongoing, so new uses for CBD are found all the time.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds secreted by the Cannabis Sativa plant. There are many different cannabinoids present in nature but the two main ones are THC and CBD. Cannabinoids are known to treat a variety of different symptoms.
Because hemp plants contain trace amounts of THC, consuming certain hemp products could result in a positive drug test for THC. Although this risk is low, it is best to consult with your doctor before consuming CBD if you are subject to drug testing.
CBD is typically well tolerated, even in larger doses, and there are no signs of serious side effects. Although, like other substances, not everyone processes CBD the same way. Some people report appetite changes, fatigue, weight loss, or dizziness after taking CBD.
Both CBD and THC interact with the cannabinoid receptors in your brain and communicate with your body's endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in regulating processes such as sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction, and fertility. The main difference is that THC is psychoactive, while CBD is not. This is due to CBD only having trace amounts of THC (lower than 0.3%) and means that you will not get the high typically associated with cannabis.
CBD comes from the non-psychoactive part of the hemp plant. This means that you will not feel any effects that would make you feel “high” or in an altered state. Although, you will feel relaxed, mellow, and more comfortable.
CBD is a chemical compound from the Cannabis Sativa plant.
It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products to bring on a relaxing or calming effect. Unlike THC, the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.
Cannabigerol, known as CBG, is a minor non-intoxicating cannabinoid. Unlike CBD, CBG is thought to interact directly with the same CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the brain that THC does. So far, CBG has been shown to reduce inflammation, combat pain, treat glaucoma, and even inhibit tumor growth.
Hemp-based CBD products are legalized in all 50 states, but each state has its own rules regarding the use of CBD and whether it can be used recreationally or medicinally. In addition, some states differentiate between hemp-based and marijuana-based CBD. Review your state's CBD laws if you are not sure what your state approves for consumption or sale.
CBD is completely safe to take, even in large doses. We suggest starting at the recommended dose and then increasing from there if needed to reach desired effects.