What is CBD oil? Unlike “cannabis oil," which generally refers to oil high in THC, CBD hemp oil is legal, and is not psychoactive, meaning that it does not cause one to “get high.” THC is a compound that is naturally found in the cannabis plant, though it is highly concentrated in CBD Hemp oils above .3%. All PCR Hemp Wholesale products undergo a patented liquid chromification process, which gently removes all traces of the THC naturally found in Hemp.
What is CBD used for? CBD has commonly been used to treat a number of ailments. As patented by the US government, CBD is known to reduce the effects of epileptic seizures. Additional uses of CBD include the treatment of pain, anxiety, arthritis, Crohn's disease, and inflammation. Although these claims have not been approved by medical institutions, new claims by CBD users are coming out everyday.
Is CBD psychoactive? Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While this makes CBD a poor choice for recreational users, it gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects. CBD is non-psychoactive because it does notact on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain, and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC. A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safetyconcludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses. If you feel like the CBD you are taking is having a strange effect on you, discontinue usage immediately.
What is CBD found in? CBD is one of over 120 compounds found in hemp that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied. CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD. However, by using selective breeding techniques, cannabis breeders have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and next to zero levels of THC. These strains are rare but have become more popularin recent years.
What medical benefits does CBD have? Although CBD and THC act on different pathways of the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits. According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found CBD to possess the following medical properties:
Am I using the right CBD dosage? It can be difficult to determine how to gauge the use of CBD, as there are no FDA official recommended dosages. Taking an adequate dosage, however, is key to unlocking its potential benefits. When trying to determine dosage, it's helpful to consider some important factors such as:
Concentration of CBD used
Weight of individual
Individual's body chemistry
Estimate your dosage based on your body weight. Individuals with a larger body mass will require more CBD to experience the effects. Try taking 1-2mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on desired level of effect. Start small and increase gradually. See how your body reacts, and gradually increase the intake of CBD if necessary. Monitor your dosage closely until you find the dosage that works for you.
Why are your products superior to other CBD products on the market? Your body absorbs different forms of CBD in different ways, whether it be an isolate or distillate, raw oil, or nano. Unlike most of the market, we only use US-based farms and production to grow our CBD. Our customers come back to us because they get the highest quality product and most bang for their buck with our entire line of goods.
We only use Raw Oils and Nano Liquids in our CBD products, giving you the highest absorption possible with today's technology, while holding on to all of the essential cannabinoids in the 130 different compounds found in the hemp plant.
A patient has never tried CBD, and takes low-dose opioids. What strength/form of CBD best suits him? This depends on the pain level and tolerance that the patient is dealing with, as well as the weight of the patient and body type. We normally suggest patients start with one full dropper of a 500mg tincture, and if needed, add a second serving after 30 minutes.
My patient has never tried CBD, and takes high-dose opioids. What strength/form of CBD best suits him? In these cases, we recommend starting immediately with 2 full droppers, increasing by 1 dropper after waiting 30 minutes. Depending on the pain and weight of the patient, he may continue to dose throughout the day.
Which works best, capsules or tinctures? Why use one over the other? Both work very well. Tinctures are best absorbed sublingually, or under the tongue very quickly (approximately 1-5 minutes). They can last anywhere from 2-6 hours on average.
The benefit of taking gel caps is that the formula is time-released and will bypass the erosion of stomach acids. This helps to aid in absorption when the pill breaks down in the intestines. With any pill form, it may take approximately 30 minutes to take effect, and a typical gel cap can last for approximately 4-10 hours. Patients who regularly take 1 gel cap a day seem to see sustained pain relief.
When would you suggest the 500mg vs 1000mg tincture dose? The 1000mg is the same strength as the 500mg, so the amount or frequency of dosing would ultimately change. The 1000mg tincture comes in a 2 oz bottle, and the 500mg tincture comes in a 1 oz bottle. We also offer concentrations up to 6000mg for lower dosing throughout the day with more effect.
Why use roll-on CBD if capsules and tincture help your entire body? Topicals like roll ons and balms do not have to go through your digestive system in order to be broken down. The topicals are directly applied to the areas needed and CBD gets absorbed right away through the skin. Topicals also add a concentrated dose to a specific area, and can travel throughout the nervous system when introduced to the right areas.
When should roll ons be used VS balms? Application and preferred scents usually determine the product individuals purchase. Our roll on and balms are both great topical products with different applications. The roll on is intended to be applied with ease and little-to-no clean up. This is recommended for individuals with active lifestyles who don't want to wait for product to absorb.
Our balm has a shea butter base, which has beneficial properties in itself (see below). It also holds moisture, and continues to deliver relief while hydrating your skin. The oil in the balm insulates the cannabinoids when applied, and may be better used for post surgery or healing areas of the body.
Where should I store my CBD? Our CBD is winterized, which means the wax is removed, although it may harden slightly in cold environments. This will help limit the amount of coagulation. When it is cold, it is still recommended to store it in a cool, dry place. Try to keep the bottle between 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Are there any side effects to using CBD? As far as we know, there is only one. CBD taken in too high of doses, such as thousands of milligrams in as single serving, can have a negative effect on the body in the form of turning into a diarrhetic. If you use with caution and do not over do it, then you should have no problem with this happening.
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