Discovered in the 20th Century, the endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids that are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the mammalian brain and body. CBD is one of the primary cannabinoids found in hemp. These cannabinoid receptors play a pivotal role in physiological processes such as mood, memory and discomfort.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is CBD:
CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of over 85 cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD is present in more significant quantities in hemp than it is in marijuana. And because it’s non-psychoactive, CBD is widely regarded to possess incredible health potential.
What’s the difference between hemp oil and cbd oil?
The main difference between CBD oil and Hemp oil is that Hemp Oil does not contain CBD. CBD and hemp oils are made from different parts of the plant and have different purposes. CBD is a compound found in industrial hemp, and we utilize a whole plant CO2 extraction that allows us to draw the CBD from the plant material and filter out unnatural substances, maximizing pure CBD concentration. While CBD is extracted from the entire plant, minus the seeds, hemp is extracted only from the seeds. Hemp oil is made from pressing hemp seeds and is used in a variety of products. Hemp-seed oil is used as a protein supplement for food, as varnish for wood and, because of its remedial properties for hair and skin, as an ingredient in lotion and soap products. You can buy hemp-seed oil online or at certain food stores, where you can learn about more ways to incorporate it into your diet and hygiene.
CBD Tips For Patients:
1. Buy from companies where the hemp is grown in the US. Other countries have different growing standards that may lead to impurities in the CBD extracts such as heavy metals
2. Buy from companies that extract CBD oil using CO2 extraction method. It is safer than using solvents (which can remain in the final product) and more efficient at getting all the cannabinoids and essential oils from the hemp plant
3. Buy hybrid-broad spectrum products to get the added benefit from terpenes, amino acids, and essential oils. This is called the entourage effect; meaning other compounds help CBD do its job.
4. Price does not equal quality. The FDA found many products ranging from low to high and did not contain what they claimed. Focus more on the extraction process and lab reports of the company
5. Buy from companies that post their lab reports from a 3rd party testing company. You can learn how to read lab reports from the 3rd party website and these reports provide unbiased information
6. Do not buy from dispensaries because THC will be present
7. Do the math. The number on the box is the total amount of CBD in the entire bottle. Divide this by the servings to see how much CBD you are getting per dose. If the math doesn’t match up or the amount of CBD is not listed – do not buy it.
8. CBD oil will affect everyone differently. The amount of CBD oil needed is dependent upon what you are using it for. More severe symptoms require a higher dosage. If, after adjusting the dose, you are not satisfied, try another product
9. Most importantly, buy from a transparent company. Make sure they are able to answer all of your questions and show proof of their claims.
- Patient Tips pulled from various sources