WHAT IS CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a natural compound, known as a cannabinoid, and occurs in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, a cousin of the cannabis plant.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of hundreds of cannabinoids that are produced by plants of the cannabis family.
While related to other cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce a chemical high and has been highlighted for its therapeutic benefits.
Is CBD Safe?
In humans, CBD is safe to consume without risk of abuse or dependency, nor is there any evidence of health related problems related to the use of pure CBD, according to a report by the World Health Organization (source).
For further concerns, or to determine if CBD is right for you, please consult your doctor!
wHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD?
Scientific evidence has shown that CBD can be used in the treatment of childhood epilepsy syndromes.
CBD is also used to address anxiety and depression.
Studies show that CBD can help those with insomnia with falling asleep and staying asleep.
CBD is also attributed with helping those with chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain, such as from arthritis or nerve damage.
How can I take CBD?
The dried flowers of the hemp plant can be crushed and smoked. CBD in its most natural form!
Full Spectrum and Isolate vape oils are a safe and convenient way to consume CBD.
CBD is available in gelatin gummies, chocolates, soft-gel tablets, and more!
CBD oil meant to be consumed orally.
Creams, salves, and lotions with CBD can heal skin and relieve inflammation.
How much CBD is right for me?
While it can be difficult to judge the exact amount consumed from smoking or vaping CBD. For edible forms, 10-20mg daily is generally reccomended, up to 40-50mg in extreme cases.
A lot can go into determining the amount of CBD consumed when smoking hemp flower or vaping CBD oil.
Can I take too much CBD?
CBD is known to have several side effects in large doses, including fatigue and changes in appetite. However, a 2017 study results showed that large doses of CBD (upward of 1500mg/day) is tolerated by humans without side effects.
Talk with your doctor about what amount of CBD is right for you, or if CBD could interact with your current perscriptions and medications.
IS CBD SAFE FOR PETS?
CBD is commonly used to help pets with anxiety and stress caused by certain situations and events, such as vet visits and loud holidays.
CBD products can also help older pets that may be dealing with chronic pain, such as arthritis.
Because of their small size, most pets are much more sensitive to the effects of CBD than humans. Consult your veterinarian about appropriate CBD use!
What about CBg?
Cannabigerol (CBG) is another cannabinoid that has recently received attention in the media.
A cousin of THC and CBD, CBG does not produce a chemical high, and has increased anti-inflammatory properties .
Current evidence suggests CBG may be a promising help for those with chronic inflammation, such as arthritis, or depression although further study is needed to determine its true efficacy.