CBD Resource Center
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. Unlike the other major cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. The effects of CBD include: alerting at low doses, sedating at high doses, reduces pain, relaxes muscle spasms, potent anti-inflammatory, stops nausea/vomiting, reduces anxiety/depression, counters psychotic thoughts, anti-oxidant, anti-convulsant, neuro-protectant, and anti-tumor effects.
CBD stands for cannabidiol – the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC is the other most common cannabinoid.
How Does CBD Work?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors and the corresponding molecules (agonists) in the human body. The ECS is responsible for regulating and maintaining many key functionalities of the human body. Additionally, when the ECS is in balance, one experiences homeostasis.
By consuming Omega-3 Fatty Acids, your body has the ability to naturally produce cannibinoids called endocannabinoids.
Ideally, your endocannabinoid system would remain in balance. Unfortunately, under the assault of stress, illness or injury, your body may not produce enough endocannabinoids to fulﬁll communication requirements. The system becomes unbalanced, communication deteriorates. Some scientists are leaning towards the belief that many diseases and medical condition, are potentially caused by endocannabinoid deﬁciencies.
Much like a daily vitamin, CBD, one of the many cannabinoids found in industrial hemp plants, supplements the Endocannabinoid System, which plays a vital role in optimal human performance.
The Endocannabinoid System Regulates:
- Motor Control
- Immune Function
- Temperature Regulation
How Does CBD Affect the Body?
The Entourage Effect is used to explain how the whole has a greater impact than it’s individual parts. There are more than 400 trace components found in hemp plants, including plant terpenes, flavinoids, vitamins, and minerals. Many of these compounds have the ability to interact synergistically, meaning they work together.
The Entourage Effect Accounts for the ability of synergistic plant compounds to multiply the effects of other compounds. Many people prefer Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum CBD products because of the potential to benefit from the Entourage Effect.
CBD Isolate products contain 99.9% CBD and zero traces of other plant components. For this reason, those who use CBD Isolate products cannot benefit from the Entourage Effect.
When cannabinoids, plant terpenes, flavinoids, and vitamins have the ability to work together, they have the potential to magnify the benefits of the others — strengthening the potential effects.
Which CBD Dosage Amount is Right for You?
Estimate Your Dosage Based on Your Body Weight
Take 1-6MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individual’s level of pain.
|<25 lbs||26-45 lbs||46-85lbs||86-150 lbs||151-240 lbs||>241 lbs|
|None- Mild||4.5 mg||6 mg||9 mg||12 mg||18 mg||22.5 mg|
|Medium||6 mg||9 mg||12 mg||15 mg||22.5 mg||30 mg|
|Servere||9 mg||12 mg||15 mg||18 mg||27 mg||45 mg|
Start Small and Increase Gradually
First determine your initial dosage based on your weight, gauge how your body reacted to that amount of CBD, then increase gradually while continuing to monitor your body’s reactions till you find the perfect dosage that works for your situation.
Consult Your Physician
When in doubt, consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition. While there aren’t a ton of doctors who have experience with CBD, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react to CBD and can provide you a professional CBD dosage for your situation.
Which CBD Product is for Me?
Available in both Full-Spectrum and THC-Free forms, CBD tinctures or oils are a popular choice among CBD enthusiast because they are easy to use. When consumed sublingually (under the tongue), efficacy of CBD reaching your bloodstream is maximized. Tinctures are great for those who have trouble swallowing capsules or softgels.
Capsules / Softgels
If you value convenience, CBD capsules or softgels may be your best option. When you select a CBD capsule, you never have to worry about measuring your preferred dosage or mixing your CBD oil with food or beverages. Great for the on-the-go CBD user!
CBD is known for its potential anti-inflammatory applications, making a topical product an optimal choice! In addition, CBD appears to contain a powerful antioxidant that could reduce the free-radical damage that accelerates collagen loss. collagen loss leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. By applying CBD topically, the activity of the CBD directly targets the area of application.
Vapes / E-Liquids / Cartridges
Vaping is one of the most efficient forms of CBD delivery. Since vaping bypasses the digestive system, the potential effects of CBD vape can typically be felt within two minutes, which is quite a bit faster than ingested products. Your disposable vape pen is ready to use right out of the package. No mess, no hassle!