Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is one of the main compounds called cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant. It is a non-psychoactive, oily/resinous compound that is naturally found in specialized glands on young leaves, stalks and in the flowering buds of the hemp plant.
Unfortunately, misinformation and confusion about CBD exists due to the relatively recent emergence and widespread awareness of this incredible compound. Here are a few facts about CBD:
- Produced from the hemp plant
- CBD does not get you “high” because it’s non-psychoactive
- CBD is legal to buy and own in most states
- CBD is very Popular for Wellness
- CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most exciting and promising compounds currently undergoing rigorous medical and scientific research.
CBD interacts with your body’s existing internal regulator, also known as your endocannabinoid system (ECS), to promote healthy homeostasis. Your body already creates endocannabinoids naturally within your cells and because of this, CBD can readily bind to our existing receptors. Basically, CBD attaches itself to our cells and then regulates the signals that are sent/received (creating physiological and psychological responses).
CBD oil will NOT get you high. CBD is not psychoactive. This means that it does not change the state of mind of the person who uses it. Thus, there is none of the “heady” fog or dysphoria that many people experience when using THC. Both compounds are found in their respective plants, however, CBD is found to be present in much greater percentages within hemp plants.
Effects of CBD
- Not intoxicating or psychoactive.
- Legal to buy and own in almost all 50 states.
- Believed to have anti-anxiety properties.
- Binds to allosteric receptor sites.
Effects of THC
- Extremely intoxicating or psychoactive.
- Products with over 0.3% THC remain federally illegal
- Is reported to cause anxiety in some users.
- Binds to orthosteric receptor sites.
Hemp has a 6000-year history and our CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. Although CBD was discovered in the 1940s, research has been slow due to the legal status of cannabis over the last century. This past decade, however, CBD has become better accepted. Its negative stigma has decreased, and more people are using CBD for a wide variety of uses. Since the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, the interest in CBD boomed. Many people across the U.S. are only now learning about the benefits of CBD for their own well-being.
Hemp is NOT marijuana, although they come from the same plant species, cannabis sativa. Both marijuana & hemp have phytocannabinoid molecules such as the psychoactive, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD). Per federal laws, hemp must have less than 0.3% THC (2018 Farm Bill), whereas marijuana is known to have high concentrations of THC in its flowering buds. Both phytocannabinoids can interact with your body in amazing ways (because our body already produces endocannabinoids), however, currently THC is illegal at a federal level.
CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and thinned with an oil like coconut or hemp seed.
CBD Oil is a natural botanical concentrate extracted from the stalk and seed of Industrial Hemp plants that is high in the compound CBD and VERY low in THC (less than 0.3%). However, some of our products may contain zero THC and are labeled as such.
There are many different ways of consuming CBD. These are main methods:
For a more specific concentrated dose, potent concentrates with high CBD contents can be vaporized or consumed directly.
Long lasting effects. Food or beverages infused with CBD can have different effects than other consumption methods. Find the one that is right for you.
Excellent for joint pain. CBD infused lotions, creams, and balms. CBD topicals are not considered to have psychoactive effects.
Decide how you want to take CBD. CBD is available in sprays, capsules, edibles and other forms. It is recommended that you always follow the instructions on the product label. Begin with a low dose. Especially if you have little or no experience with CBD. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose for several days. Observe the effects and, if necessary, adjust the amount. Don’t overdo it. “Less is more” is often the case with CBD therapies.
The amount of time it takes to feel the effect of CBD varies depending on the individual, the reason for using the CBD, and the form of CBD oil they are using. CBD oil can be used orally, topically, or inhaled as vapor.
Vaping is the quickest option, as it is disbursed through the bloodstream. With orally dropping the oil you can expect anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes before the CBD will take effect. Topically, on the other hand, is used for spot-specific skin issues and will take somewhere around an hour to take effect.
Common issues that most people seek relief for are pain, anxiety, and sleep disorders. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD was put under the authority of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for oversight. Since its legal status is relatively new there is not enough research for the FDA to allow for any definitive statements regarding medical use. More and more clinical studies are coming out that are showing the value of CBD in various scenarios. It will take some time for medical research to have the data it needs. However, the FDA has asserted that CBD extracted from hemp is safe and legal. The federal government defers to the individual states for specific guidelines. Those who use CBD will attest to the benefits they have gained. It can be helpful to engage in a conversation with other CBD users, to gain insight from their experience on how it might help you. Direct medical benefit is not being asserted at this time until the FDA has more information.
There have been no reported overdoses on CBD, nor can you die from taking too much CBD. The most common complaint is that people may notice mild dysphoria or feelings of sedation at high mg doses (over 500 mgs per day).
According to the FDA and as described on their website at FDA.gov, “There is a significant interest in the development of therapies and other consumer products derived from cannabis and its components, including cannabidiol (CBD). The FDA recognizes the potential opportunities cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds may offer and acknowledges the significant interest in these possibilities.”
To-date, they have only officially approved Epidiolex, which contains a purified form of the drug substance CBD for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older.
More studies are needed before the many potential benefits of CBD can be fully endorsed by the FDA. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill the regulated production of hemp was legalized, providing the opportunity for hemp-derived CBD products to be widely produced and available to the public. It often takes many years for studies to be completed and we look forward to being able to reference additional research that confirms CBD’s potential medical benefits as it becomes available.
CBD is not psychoactive. This means that it does not change the state of mind of the person who uses it. However, it does appear to produce significant changes in the body and has been found to have significant benefits.
The World Health Organization has recognized CBD as safe, non-toxic and with very few side effects.
All of these methods of using CBD oil work well because our bodies have two cannabinoid receptors. These receptors send information to activate other receptors, such as the vanilloid, adenosine and serotonin receptors. This causes our bodies to release various neurotransmitters, in turn relieving pain and improving mood.
Although CBD is extremely effective, the amount of time it takes to feel the effect varies depending on the individual, the ailment being treated, and the form of CBD oil they are using. CBD oil can be used orally, topically, or inhaled as vapor.
Vaping is the quickest option and covers all the bases of ailments, as it is disbursed through the bloodstream. Orally dropping the oil you can expect anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes before the CBD will take effect — but it will also cover a large range of ailments. Topically, on the other hand, is used for spot-specific skin issues and will take somewhere around an hour to take effect.
A tincture is a liquid extract made by soaking one substance in another substance. We know that’s a pretty general definition, so allow us to clarify by first focusing on the second substance. The most common liquid used to make tinctures is alcohol.
Tinctures of any kind are the easiest and most discreet form of CBD you can take. That’s because CBD tincture is administered a few drops at a time under your tongue.
Be sure to hold the liquid in your mouth, and don’t swallow. Nothing bad will happen if you do swallow; it will just take longer to feel the effects.
After the drops dissolve under your tongue, they’re absorbed into your sublingual artery, the CBD travels through your external carotid artery, into your internal carotid artery, and then to your brain. The whole process—from the time you administer the drops to the time you feel their effects—takes about 15 minutes.
Feeling the effects from a tincture is a bit slower than smoking the same plant matter, but it’s a lot faster than using an edible.
CBD tincture is not known to produce adverse side effects. Some individuals may experience dry mouth. But if you are taking a CBD tincture to feel better, a little dry mouth is a small price to pay to feel better.
CBD may produce one other “side effect” of note:
CAUTION! CBD can potentially interfere with your liver’s ability to process other medications. CBD isn’t meant to replace prescribed medication (like heart or blood-pressure medication). Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking a CBD product. A common recommendation you will want to confirm with your doctor or pharmacist, is to allow your body to metabolize any existing prescription medications for at least two-hours before consuming a CBD product.
CBD topicals are a great way to enjoy the benefits of CBD without consuming the product. They are useful for a variety of people because they offer localized relief when applied to the skin.
The body’s largest organ, the skin responds quickly and efficiently to CBD oil and CBD topical applications. The cellular receptors of the outer layer of the skin receive the benefits of CBD.
What other benefits do topicals offer?
Additionally, CBD combined with other ingredients delivers relief to external skin conditions such as acne and eczema. It may also improve the appearance of skin and encourage a youthful appearance. Our products contribute to healthy looking skin because it contains:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Pain relieving properties
CANN & Co. CBD uses hemp derived CBD along with essential nutrients for healing your skin such as Vitamins A, C and E and essential fatty acids or EFAs.
Yes! We offer a variety of skin care products to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Using Our CBD Oil for wrinkles is a new way to fight the signs of aging and you will love what you see in the mirror. Try our CDB Beauty and Skin Care products today!
Yes! Our CBD Slim-Down Oral Spray helps you control your appetite and increases your metabolism significantly enough to burn fat and shrink you down a few pounds. Not only that, but since this is an oral spray, you’ll find that it absorbs instantly, getting to your cells within minutes. This product is intended for those 18 and over.
How do you use it?
Just shake the bottle, spray six times into your mouth as needed. For the best results, hold the spray under your tongue for a few seconds before swallowing.
To explain, we first need to start with “What does the “PCR” in PCR Hemp Oil stand for?” This is also a pretty common question. The “PCR” in PCR Hemp Oil stands for Phyto cannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil.
PCR Hemp Oil is a full spectrum botanical extract taken from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant:
The Cannabis Sativa L. plant contains different compounds, called Phyto cannabinoids, which are active chemicals found only in this plant. The most common Phyto cannabinoids include Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabigerol (CBG), and Cannabichromene (CBC). The most “famous” and well-researched are THC and CBD.
CANN & Co. CBD PCR Hemp Oil has all the Phyto cannabinoids found naturally in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant except THC. The dominant Phyto cannabinoid in PCR Hemp Oil is CBD, but also contains the other Phyto cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, and CBC.
THC has psychoactive effects. This is why to be classified as an industrial hemp product in the USA the product must contain less than 0.3% THC. All CANN & Co. products that contain PCR Hemp Oil have non-detectable levels of THC in HPLC testing (High Performance Liquid Chromatography testing). CANN & Co. products containing 0.3% THC are identified clearly on the label.
CBD isolate is also extracted from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. It is Cannabidiol in its purest form possible, which contains only the Phyto cannabinoid Cannabidiol chemical compound.
This is one of the most common questions we hear at CANN & Co.
When using a PCR Hemp Oil, the full Phyto cannabinoid profile combines as an “entourage” to effectively work together and provide you with a more beneficial experience. PCR Hemp Oil is not considered an “isolate”, in comparison to products which use the Phyto cannabinoid CBD only — or CBD Isolate. Isolate products do not offer the “entourage effect.”
In CBD isolate products, CBD is the only Phyto cannabinoid present in the product. Meanwhile, in PCR Hemp Oil, you get the “full spectrum” of the Phyto cannabinoids (excluding THC). This is key. Research has found that in PCR Hemp Oil, the Phyto cannabinoids act together synergistically to bring you the maximum benefit. This is called the “entourage effect.” CBD is actually the dominant Phyto cannabinoid in full spectrum hemp oil. CBD Isolate products with CBD as the only Phyto cannabinoid does not benefit from the “entourage effect”.