CBD Benefits

CBD FAQ

We answer some of the most common CBD related questions below

CBD is derived from the hemp plant or as it is known in Latin – the speciosa ‘cannabis sativa’. The hemp plant is usually exceptionally low in THC and will not get your high. The flowers of the hemp plant or ‘buds’ are processed to form a pure concentrated version of CBD. It is available in 3 different forms: Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum.

This raw product is then added to an array of products like: edibles, balms and salves, skincare, tinctures, drinks, vapes and many more.

CBD has been shown to be effective against an array of conditions and has been clinically proven to combat pain and inflammation.

CBD provides relief from ailments such as pain, anxiety and seizures.  CBD is not psychoactive, however it does relax the mind and body. CBD makes you feel the benefits of the hemp plant without the “high.”  In higher doses, CBD can help you fall asleep and achieve the deep sleep necessary for healing. CBD is also great at reducing inflammation and muscle tension, leaving you free from pain and without tension.

CBD topicals such as salve, cream, and other transdermal applications work well for localized pain relief.  The CBD and other cannabinoids attach to the cannabinoid receptors which are located throughout the entire body.  CBD is absorbed through the skin, and will reduce inflammation and reduce the levels of pain. When applied topically, localized pain relief can be achieved without any psychoactive effects.

Every human has an Endocannabinoid System. This system is broken up into 3 core components: Endocannabinoids, Receptors (CB1 & CB2) and enzymes.

Endocannabinoids can also be called endogenous cannabinoids and are molecules usually made by your body. They are very similar to the molecules derived from CBD hence your body will accept the endocannabinoids derived from CBD to fuel the CB1 & CB2 receptors.

The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for regulating many of the bodies essential functions like:

  • appetite and digestion
  • metabolism
  • immune system responses
  • mood
  • learning and memory
  • motor control
  • sleep
  • cardiovascular system function
  • muscle formation
  • bone remodeling and growth
  • liver function
  • reproductive system function
  • skin and nerve function

 

So, when the body is not making enough of its own endogenous cannabinoids, CBD can supply essential endocannabinoids to bind with the CB1 and CB2 receptors bringing the body back into balance.

Many experts believe that the primary function of the ECS is to bring the body into homeostasis. 

CBD Oil is a very effective method for relieving the pain associated with arthritis.  CBD is very effective at reducing inflammation, therefore greatly reduces pain. CBD for arthritis can be applied topically, taken orally, or both to receive the best results.

Hemp and marijuana are both from the same species cannabis sativa.  The variety known as marijuana has traditionally been associated with the type of cannabis that people smoke to get the “high” associated with marijuana use.  The marijuana variety of cannabis is high in the compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is what creates the “high”. The hemp variety is low in THC, but high in cannabidiol (CBD). The only difference between the two sources of CBD is the ratio of THC.  Hemp varieties contain less than .3% THC, and often contain zero THC. Most marijuana varieties are very low in CBD, and typically not cultivated for CBD production.

CBD oil is allowed on airplanes.  Following the legalization of industrial hemp and CBD in 2018, TSA announced that CBD products are okay to travel with.  CBD products derived from hemp contain less than .3% THC or Zero THC, meaning it is legal on a federal level.

Everyone responds differently to CBD products.  For some people, CBD can induce drowsiness. Higher doses of CBD are often used for sleep.  Familiarize yourself with CBD to see how you respond to different dosages. Don’t drive or operate machinery before knowing how CBD makes you feel.

Hemp derived CBD can be taken into Mexico without any issues.  CBD derived from hemp is required by United States federal regulations to contain less than .3% THC.  Medical marijuana is legal in Mexico, and any product that contains less than 1% THC is treated as a legal supplement.  As long as you are bringing CBD derived from hemp with low or no THC content, it is perfectly legal to bring CBD into Mexico.

Currently, there are no federal guidelines on the minimum age required to buy hemp derived CBD products.  Federal guidelines require CBD products to contain less than .3% THC. Many retailers have their own policies in place regarding age to purchase CBD.  Although no federal age requirement is currently in place, always check state and local laws as these can vary.

CBD hemp oil is the plant resin from certain types of cannabis plants.  With hemp, the predominant cannabinoid is CBD. CBD is known to help with a variety of ailments including pain, anxiety, and certain types of seizures.  CBD oil can be used by itself, or can be infused in a variety of different products.

In recent years, the health benefits of CBD have become popular worldwide.  The recent increase in popularity amongst those in the United States is due in part to the 2018 Farm Bill.  When this bill passed, it became legal to grow and consume products derived from hemp. People throughout the world enjoy the benefits of CBD, and the hemp plant has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.

Canada recently made cannabis products legal.  This includes CBD products. The United States and Canada have taken different approaches as far as regulation is concerned.  Always check local laws regarding CBD consumption, sales, and other activities.

In 2018, the United States federal government passed the 2018 farm bill.  This bill legalized the cultivation, sale, and use of products derived from industrial hemp.  One of hemps many uses is for its CBD oil production. CBD is legal in all 50 states as long as it contains less than .3% THC.

In 2018, the United States federal government passed the 2018 farm bill.  This bill legalized the cultivation, sale, and use of products derived from industrial hemp.  One of hemps many uses is for its CBD oil production. CBD is legal in all 50 states as long as it contains less than .3% THC.

CBD has been used as traditional medicine for thousands of years.  Just to name a few of the benefits of CBD, it can help with pain, anxiety, sleep, and certain seizure disorders.  CBD is natural, and not many side effects have been reported. If too much CBD is taken, you may feel slightly drowsy.  CBD is an extremely safe alternative to pharmaceuticals due to the low risk of abuse potential and the fact that overdose would not be possible.

Certain types of CBD oil known as full spectrum CBD contain less than .3% THC.  For many, this small amount of THC is just enough to enhance the effects CBD has on the mind and body.  CBD products are also available without any THC, and are just as effective. CBD works on the cannabinoid receptors in a different way than THC, and does not cause the “high” associated with THC.

CBD has demonstrated the ability to decrease anxiety and promote relaxation.  It does this by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and throughout the body.  It also acts on different neurotransmitters that are responsible for regulating mood and feelings of relaxation.  Anxiety can also have physical manifestations as well such as muscle tension. CBD has proved to work well as a muscle relaxer.

The hemp plant is full of many different compounds known as cannabinoids.  CBD has become very popular in recent years, more studies are always being conducted.  Some studies have demonstrated the benefit of another cannabinoid that is present in the hemp plant called cannabigerol (CBG).  Many speculate CBG will be used as frequently as CBD, and so far is very promising in treating anxiety, pain, and other ailments.

CBD oil for pain is one of the compounds most common uses.  CBD is very effective at treating inflammation, which is responsible for most aches and pains.  CBD for pain can be applied topically, or can be taken orally as well. Arthritis pain can also be managed with CBD.  The body has cannabinoid receptors throughout the brain and body that CBD attaches to.

For many dealing with anxiety, symptoms can appear quickly and be severe.  When vaporized, CBD is highly bioavailable and is absorbed into the bloodstream almost immediately.  Vaping CBD is a great way to ease anxiety, and provides rapid relief.

This really depends on your goals and the reason you are taking CBD.

Best means different things to different people. Best can mean strongest or highest bioavailability. Best can also mean easiest to use. 

When helping our customers decide on the best product, we always ask about the issue they are treating. If it is localized pain often a topical salve or a roll on will be perfect for their needs.

With so many products to choose from it can be overwhelming for customers to choose. It is usually advisable to start with a CBD dosage of 20mg – 50mg per day and to maintain this dosage for 3-5 days to see if this amount is helping with the issue. After this time, the dosage can be increased, or a different method can be tried.

Bioavailability is key if taking CBD orally. Tinctures have one of the highest bio availabilities as they are taken sublingually and there are many receptors under the tongue which allow for fast absorption into the bloodstream.

Many of our customers prefer to consume their CBD in the form of a gummy as they are delicious and enjoyable. We have CBD gummies available in both Full Spectrum (containing 0.3% THC) and Broad Spectrum (THC Free) and we have a wide array of flavors and milligrams of CBD per gummy.

Our Tea Of Life CBD Tea is a great way to consume a complete form of CBD as we add the flower directly to the tea. It does contain 0.3% THC. It is great for pain relief and relaxation.

CBD Tea can be consumed at any time of the day. We formulated a Chamomile Lavender Tea specifically to help induce a restful night’s sleep.

Our Moroccan Mint Green Tea is wonderful after a large meal as it can aid in digestion.

Our Rose Petal Black Tea, Mango Tea and Pear and Ginger are great morning or daytime pick me ups.

We sell CBD Night Capsules for our customers who are having trouble sleeping. These nightcaps are a unique blend of CBD and Melatonin and they ensure a restful night’s sleep. We sell CBD + Curcumin Caps and CBD capsules in a variety of strengths. Many customers enjoy the ease of taking a capsule.

Each Hempstrax Bath Bomb contains 100mg of CBD each and they are great for detoxification and relaxation. They are also highly effective for treating dry skin, rashes, and skin issues. 

We have a range of skincare products to treat and heal an array of skin types.

As you can see, there are many products to choose from. Often it is best to try out a few different options and find the one that fits best with your lifestyle and gives you the greatest relief.

We often hear this from customers coming into our store for the first time after using other products. The main reason, we have discovered, is that the products they have previously used was very low in CBD.

It’s not uncommon for customers to come in with a topical that only contains 50 or 100mg that they have bought from another company. This just isn’t enough to really be effective. Our 4oz Salve contains 1,000mg and it is also available in 3,000mg, 5,000mg and 10,000mg.

We have found this with tinctures too. Given that many products on the market only contain 200mg – 500mg per 1oz bottle this would only provide a few milligrams of CBD per dose. 

Most research studies recommend 20-50mg of CBD per dose. Our extra strength 10,000mg CBD contains 10mg per drop. ¼ of a dropper contains 80+mg which is a good dosage for combating severe pain and inflammation.

Always, read the label when purchasing a CBD product. Many of the products out there are mislabeled and do not contain the correct dosage of CBD.

How Does CBD Work?

 

CBD works on the body’s Endocannabinoid System which absorbs the CBD via CB1 and CB2 receptors.

The body would usually create endo-cannabinoids to supply these receptors. As we age or have issues with our health, they body is unable to create enough of these endo-cannabinoids to supply the receptors. This is where CBD comes in to play.

The cannabinoids in CBD, particularly Full Spectrum products, are very similar to the ones the body would ordinarily produce. So much so, the body readily uses these cannabinoids in place of the ones it is struggling to make.

Nature has provided a perfect plant substitute that will supply the body with essential ‘regulators’ to replace the deficiency within the body.

Why is this so important?

The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for bringing the body in to homeostasis. It is essential for regulating many of the body’s systems. These systems are essential for:

  • Restful sleep/repair
  • Hormone regulation
  • Memory
  • Motor Co-ordination
  • Appetite
  • Muscle Condition/Movement
  • Emotion/Mood

So, without these cannabinoids the body can suffer from states of repetitive pain and inflammation, in the case of an old injury or arthritis. It can experience decreased sleep resulting in less time for the body to repair. It can also experience depression and anxiety through reduced hormone production.

CBD has been proven to stimulate serotonin production. Serotonin is the feel-good hormone. Scientists have linked a decrease in serotonin levels with depression. Interestingly, CBD has been proven to decrease levels of anxiety in a research study of 115 individuals. Depression and anxiety are often interlinked as the ECS systems are thrown off balance creating sleeplessness, tiredness, anxiety and depression.

The Endocannabinoid System

The Common Types of CBD

Broad spectrum CBD products contain an array of cannabinoids and terpenes but zero THC. Secondary cannabinoids may include  CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDV.

 

Full spectrum CBD is also known as whole plant CBD because it refers to products that don’t only contain CBD but also have traces of the other cannabinoids listed above as well as  THC. All of our Full Spectrum products contain under the legal limit of 0.3% THC, which means they will not get you ‘high’. 

 

CBD Isolate is a fine white powder containing 99% pure CBD. This pure crystalline contains only the CBD chemical compound, offering CBD in its most concentrated form. CBD isolate is an all-natural cannabinoid supplement made from hemp oil that’s been refined down to a pure state.

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