CBD 101

What is CBD and how does it work ?

CBD products can have a huge impact on helping optimize your health, daily activities and lives and are a great way to experience the healing benefits of the cannabis/hemp plant without the overwhelming intoxicating effect that THC has. CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis/hemp plant and interacts with all mammals through your endocannabinoid system. There are many benefits of CBD products such as inflammation relief , mood enhancement and optimizing many health functions such as gi tract and digestion. There is only less than 0.3% THC found in these high CBD and low THC strains. Due to CBDs lack of intoxicating effect, in recent years CBD has grown to be more popular amongst people who are looking to experience the great benefits of cannabinoids without getting high!

How does CBD work in your body ?

CBD has a direct connection to the endocannabinoid system which is a natural biological system within the body. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating your body and creating homeostasis. Studies have shown that all mammals have an endocanabinoid system and naturally creates cannabinoids. A very complex system, the endocannabinoid system facilitates CBD and cannabiniods binding to receptors found in the body which allows us to use CBD and cannabinoids to help optimize our lives and daily performance. It isn’t by mistake your body has an endocannabinoid system , so whether you prefer to use a CBD infused topical, CBD Oil  or smokable hemp flower your body will enjoy the plethora of benefits CBD products have to offer.

How to use CBD

There are multiple ways to experience the many great benefits of CBD products. Finding which product works best for you can be very subjective. No two people are exactly alike, and important factors such as lifestyle and the reason you are taking CBD can have a huge impact on what product you prefer. 

 

 

  • CBD Topicals: CBD is easily absorbed through your skin and is binded to the closest receptor! Consumers can apply CBD Topicals to wherever there is a bruising, aches, pains and inflammation on the body. CBD body butters act as a spot treatment and will help the area of discomfort that it is directly applied to. 

 

  • CBD Oil: Taking CBD under your tongue is one of the fastest ways to take CBD. CBD Oil is absorbed through your sublingual gland and eners your blood stream quickly. To use CBD Oil, simply apply a full dropper full under the tongue, hold for 3-5 seconds and then swallow.  The CBD and cannabinoids will act almost immediately once digested and is great for digestion, heart health and many mental illnesses.

 

  • CBD Capsules and Edibles : another way of consuming CBD orally but is different than CBD oil is through CBD capsules or edibles. Because CBD capsules and edibles need to travel through the whole digestive system before they are absorbed, this method takes more time to start working. However, because CBD is being absorbed through your digestive system, CBD and other cannabinoids are being slowly released and the effects will last longer!

 

  • CBD flower : the fastest acting and most potent way to absorb CBD is by consumption via smoking. CBD flower products can be ground up and broken down in small pieces and smoked in a bowl, bong , joint, etc. CBD will enters the bloodstream through the lungs making it the quickest and most bioavailable method of consumption. This method is great for people who enjoy the fast acting effects of smoking and want to experience the many benefits of cannabis without feeling intoxicated.