What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years and today increasingly used therapeutically as a safe, non-addictive substance with few known side effects. The 2018 Farm Bill legalizing the cultivation of Hemp with THC content of less than .3%; and the discovery and research of the endocannabinoid system was the catalyst for the rebirth of the U.S. Hemp Industry. CBD derived from Hemp is closely related to and often confused with THC, the compound found in cannabis which is commonly taken for the “high” it is popularly known for. However, CBD and certain types of THC in small amounts are NOT psychoactive and can provide a wide range of wellness benefits and relief from many health issues.
How can CBD Promote my Wellness?
One of the main ways CBD impacts us is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our endocannabinoid system (see image above), which plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes and also reacts in response to illness. When the naturally occurring compounds between receptors are depleted or out of balance, the system cannot function properly resulting in many symptoms that are disruptive to our bodies and minds. Not everyone processes CBD the same and each individual’s situation and needs are different so CBD doesn’t work the same for everyone, but the number of people experiencing positive results from the use of CBD is growing every day and the prospects are very exciting for those who have been searching unsuccessfully for an answer to their personal struggle or an alternative to pharmaceuticals that cause as many problems as they cure.
How can I take CBD?
Sublingual Oil is held under the tongue & absorbed directly into the bloodstream from the lining of the mouth, a very effective method of taking CBD. Flower is smoked & absorbed directly into the bloodstream from the lining of the lungs, the most efficient method of taking CBD. Topicals are lotions, gels & balms, excellent for occasional muscle & joint pain & various skin conditions. Generally used for more immediate relief of non-chronic issues.
Is CBD Legal?
Federal law, under section 7606 of the Farm Bill does allow for the cultivation, processing, and marketing of hemp and hemp products which include cannabinoids derived from industrial hemp. However, the industry is still very young and currently has a lack of transparency and regulation. It is easy for companies to ride the wave of popularity to mislead clients with their labeling to make a quick buck. Consumers must be vigilant in seeking out vendors that offer products that are 3rd party tested and produced by well-established companies of integrity and who provide trained, knowledgeable staff to educate and assist in the selection of the right product for the client’s needs.
These products are not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 21. These products should be used only as directed. They should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A doctor’s advice should be sought before the use of these and any supplemental dietary product. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.