1. What exactly is CBD and what does it stand for?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the many compounds found in cannabis, that belongs to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids, except it has only 0.3 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with non-euphoric, non-toxic, and anti-oxidant effects used for relief to a wide range of health disorders.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are produced naturally in the human body (endocannabinoids) as well as in the plants (phytocannabinoids).
endo = body
phyto = plants
Our bodies have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), found in our central nervous system and immune system. Our ECS is responsible for regulating functions such as sleep pattern, appetite, pain tolerance, mood, memory, etc.
3. What is CBD used for?
Most people use CBD to relief pain, promote relaxation, and as a daily general health and wellness routine. Cannabis has been used medicinally for centuries. As the popularity of CBD is increasing, research is continuing to show that CBD along with other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in the cannabis plant are beneficial for a growing list of ailments.
4. What will I feel when I take CBD?
Many factors will determine the results each individual will experience when they introduce CBD into their body.
These factors can include genetics, diet, exercise, stress levels, environment, lifestyle choices, etc. For some, the effects will be immediate and dramatic, for others it may be more subtle. That being said, our products do not contain THC, so they’re not really meant to cause an “effect”. People who suffer from conditions such as anxiety, mood disorders, chronic pain, insomnia, etc, take CBD to reduce these feelings and get back to a state of balance Lastly, CBD is not a magic pill or a cure all drug, but more of a natural, holistic therapy to provide relief from ailments and to help achieve your goal of total wellness and optimal health. CBD may not necessarily cure your underlying ailments, but it can definitely help ease symptoms to make them more bearable and improve our quality of life.
5. Will I get high if I take CBD?
CBD from Hemp is non-psychoactive and will not impair the user or get them high. Hemp derived CBD contains less than 0.3% THC.
6. How is CBD different for marijuana?
CBD does not make you high. Marijuana does. This is because they come from different parts of the cannabis sativa plant and, during the growing stage, farmers who are growing commercial grade hemp are using plants that contain very little THC (.3% or less).
By simply growing a different variety of the plant, they can control the THC content level. Just like winemakers plant different varieties of grapes, farmers can plant different varieties of cannabis sativa..
If you’re taking a medication for something like high blood pressure or a heart condition (which CBD doesn’t treat), adding CBD into the mix can render those medications ineffective. That can be a major problem. To avoid complications, be sure to talk to your doctor before using a CBD patch.
8. What might CBD help me with?
One of the most appealing things about CBD patches is that you can use them to treat a wide variety of medical issues. Here’s what CBD can potentially do:
- Promote bone growth
- Inhibit growth in cancer cells
- Kill or slow bacterial growth
- Reduce risk of artery blockage
- Treat psoriasis
- Prevent nervous system degeneration
- Reduce blood sugar levels
- Aid sleep
- Reduce seizures and convulsions
- Suppress muscle spasms
- Relieve anxiety
- Lessen the severity of psychosis
- Reduce nausea and vomiting
- Stimulate appetite
- Reduce inflammation
- Decrease pain
Because of this long list of benefits, you can use CBD patches to relieve the symptoms of cancer, osteoporosis, lupus, diabetes, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Parkinson’s disease, and chronic and neuropathic pain, just to name
9. Is CBD addictive or habit forming?
There is no evidence to suggest CBD is habit forming. In fact, there are some early clinical trials suggesting that CBD may help with opioid and nicotine addictions.
Our bodies may need consistent CBD intake to feel less pain or anxiety, but this does not mean addiction.
10. Can you develop a tolerance to CBD?
While there is little information on this subject in the medical community, most CBD consumers do not need to keep increasing their dose over time. Once you have found your dose, chances are you won’t need to change it much.