What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a hemp-based cannabinoid which has gained tremendous notoriety because of its effectiveness as an everyday wellness supplement and for its medicinal efficacy. CBD is an alternative to medical cannabis because it provides the same positive outcomes without the impairment or the “high feeling” sometimes associated with THC found in cannabis.
How does CBD Work?
Cannabidiol (CBD) works with our body in several ways by establishing several different molecular pathways. Despite being derived from a plant, it can pass the membrane of human cells by attaching to a fatty acid binding protein. It then binds to the nuclear receptor and from there modulates several different receptors and ion channels to establish different effects. For example, CBD has been shown to directly activate serotonin receptors in the brain to produce anti-anxiety effects. CBD can also compete with our bodies own endocannabinoids, thereby inhibiting the reuptake and breakdown of them. Studies show this mechanism is what makes CBD effective at preventing seizures and establishing other desired relief of symptoms. Cannabidiol can also change how a receptor transmits a signal by changing the shape of the receptor.
Though CBD can be effective by itself, studies show it is far more effective when it can work synergistically with other compounds of the plant. This is known as the “entourage effect,” and it is why we produce a full spectrum product as opposed to a CBD isolate.
is CBD right for me?
Even though hemp has been used medicinally for thousands of years, established research that shows us exactly how we can benefit from the use of cannabinoids is only now starting to surface. CBD, specifically, can affect all types of functions in the body. There are peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals indicating CBD can be used to help with the below conditions:
ADD and ADHD
Epilepsy and Seizures
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Sickle Cell Anemia
Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke and TBI
Is there any reason why I WOULDN’T want to try CBD?
There is no established lethal dose of CBD and there is no impairing effect when used. However, as with any natural product, it is always a good idea to check with your doctor before changing your health care regime. If you are currently on any medications, be sure to check with your physician and your pharmacist before trying CBD.
CBD inhibits the CYP450 enzyme in the liver, which many medications require to be properly metabolized.
CBD Dosing Info
Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different, so it is important to find the correct dosage amount for your needs. Finding the correct dose that works best for you can take some time and adjustment before your optimum dosage is established.
If you have never used CBD or other cannabis products, we recommend the method of “Start Low and Go Slow.” We suggest starting at ¼ of a dropper (or 0.25 ml) once daily. If you have not achieved satisfactory results after a few days, increase dose by ¼ dropper (0.25 ml) every few days until you reach your desired results.
Generally, ½ to 1 dropperful (0.5 to 1 ml) twice daily provides relief for a wide range of conditions for most adults.
How to Administer
Place the tincture directly under your tongue. Allow it to sit and absorb for at least 60 seconds before swallowing. Holding it here for a minute allows for the blood vessels underneath your tongue to absorb the tincture, allowing for faster absorption and better results.
FDA Disclosure: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.