As more people turn to CBD, the buzz surrounding it grows louder. Celebrities use CBD for anxiety relief, athletes are incorporating it into their routines, baby boomers swear by it, and even pets benefit from its use. CBD has become synonymous with relief, and we believe understanding where CBD comes from and how it works will empower you to make better choices about how and when you use CBD.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a natural compound occurring in both marijuana and hemp plants. It is found in higher concentrations in certain strains of hemp and is widely acknowledged for its potential medicinal properties.
CBD is primarily sourced from the agricultural hemp plant, a rapidly growing flowering plant within the Cannabaceae family. Marijuana is also a member of this plant family. Hemp and marijuana have some similarities, but they differ in their phytochemical composition. This is best seen in their varying levels of THC and CBD.
Hemp has lower levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana use, and higher concentrations of CBD, which does not produce the same intoxicating effects. CBD was first identified in 1940 and is the second most common of the 113 known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants.
Is CBD Legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill (The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018) removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, making it legal under federal law, which has led to its rapid growth in popularity and widespread availability.
Following the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp, from which our CBD is extracted, is considered a legal agricultural product. It’s important to understand that hemp is NOT the same as marijuana. CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states, while CBD extracted from marijuana is not.
Will CBD Get Me High?
CBD is non-intoxicating and won’t produce the effects of marijuana. Many users do, however, report feelings of calm and relaxation. Hemp-based CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC, so you don’t have to worry about that marijuana “buzz.”
Our CBD is extracted from non-GMO, pesticide-free, organic hemp and does not contain the psychoactive ingredient THC. Because of that, it is unlikely you will fail a drug test if you use CBD.
The Benefits of CBD
The use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) in medicine is nothing new. CBD from hemp has seen an amazing resurgence and is widely used as a natural remedy for many ailments.
Our customers report using CBD for relief from insomnia, depression, anxiety, migraines, acne, muscle pain, rheumatism, chronic pain and much more. CBD works naturally with the bodies endocannibinoid system. It can help reduce symptoms better than some synthetic drugs — and without harmful side effects.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
How to use CBD?
Topical Balms & Creams
For joint pain and skin concerns, a topical application of CBD through a cream, salve, or balm is ideal. Topically applied CBD is not absorbed into the bloodstream, providing targeted relief.
Ingesting CBD oil is the second-fastest method of absorption. It starts to take effect as early as 15 minutes after ingestion, making it useful for quickly alleviating pain or discomfort. Simply use the dropper to measure the desired amount of CBD oil and place it under your tongue, where it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Our CBD oil is made with an isolate suspended in MCT oil.
CBD softgels are the best way to make sure you are getting exactly the dose you want, especially if you’re trying to maintain a steady, consistent dosage. Our softgels have a special nano-emulsion technology making them more soluble for absorption into your body. Take them once per day for best results.