Your Guide to Hemp and CBD

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100
phytocannabinoids naturally-produced by
Cannabis plants. These compounds have
been shown to support our bodies in a
variety of ways.

Marijuana vs Hemp

Marijuana and hemp are both part of the Cannabis family. The main distinction between the two are their levels of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

While marijuana can contain as high as 30% THC, hemp, by law, contains less than 0.3%. This is why hemp does not produce psychoactive effects, or the high, associated with marijuana.

How CBD Works

CBD interacts with Cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and Cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptors in our bodies’ endocannabinoid system (ECS). Studies have shown that the ECS helps regulate homeostatic processes throughout the body including immune and anti-inflammatory responses, sleep patterns, appetite, and anxiety levels.

Where CBD Comes From

CBD is naturally-produced by Cannabis plants. Resin glands on the plant, called trichomes, contain CBD and over 100 other phytocannabinoids and terpenes. Trichomes are mainly found on the flowers of the plant and are what is sought after for extraction.

Extracting CBD

The goal of extracting hemp is to separate the cannabinoids and terpenes from the actual plant. The main forms of extraction are carbon dioxide (CO2), ethanol, and lipid. We use subcritical (low temperature and pressure) CO2 extraction because it preserves the natural qualities of hemp better than any other method. It produces a full spectrum extract that doesn’t need to be refined and never comes in contact with toxic chemicals. This results in a purer, better tasting hemp extract that delivers more holistic effects.

Types of Hemp Extracts

Full-spectrum hemp extracts contain the widest array of cannabinoids and terpenes while still containing less than 0.3% THC. They offer the most holistic effects because all of the natural cannabinoids and terpenes remain in the extract.

Choosing A CBD Product

The first step to using CBD is choosing which product type best fits your needs and preferences. We offer three different options; a topical, an oil, and capsules each providing their own unique benefits.

Topicals

CBD Topicals are perfect for on-the-spot discomforts. They make it easy to apply CBD directly to the affected area while simultaneously nourishing your skin.

Oils

CBD oils are one of the most common forms of CBD. They are used sublingually or stirred into food/drinks to provide fast-acting effects throughout the entire body.

Capsules

CBD Capsules are the easiest and most accurate way to take CBD. Perfect for those that are sensitive to taste, capsules are flavorless and absorbed through the digestive system. They provide holistic effects throughout the entire body but aren’t as fast-acting as oils.

How Much CBD To Take

Finding the right dose of CBD for you may take some trial and error. For beginners that have never used CBD before, try starting with 25mg servings. This equates to 1 of our capsules or half a dropper of our oil. Stay consistent with this dose for 1-2 weeks and monitor the effects. If after this time you’re not getting the desired effects, increase the dose to 50mg and, again, stay consistent. With a topical product, apply it to the affected area like a regular lotion and wait an hour or so to see how you feel. If you’re not experiencing enough relief, apply more.

Remember to always feel free to contact us with any questions on dosing or selecting the product that’s best for you.

Common CBD Questions

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