While it is grown significantly in popularity, many still have questions about CBD and how to start or improve their regimen. Here we answer some of the most common questions about CBD in general as well as products to help guide you.
WHAT IS CBD?
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 clinical proven to combat pain and inflammation.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
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
- immune system responses
- learning and memory
- motor control
- 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.
WHICH CBD PRODUCT IS THE BEST?
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.
I TRIED CBD AND IT DIDN’T WORK, WHY?
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.
Its 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 combatting 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.
Hempstrax is 3rd party lab tested so you know the correct amount is in the bottle or jar. All of our lab results are available on our website.
Questions about CBD products to try?
Topical Salves (starting at $8)
Hempstrax Skin Salves soak in quickly and then work to create a protective barrier on the skin to allow the CBD to keep working for many hours.
CBD is anti-inflammatory as it creates a keratinocyte cytokine production to combat inflammation. CBD acts to relieve pain quickly.
Hempstrax uses organic ingredients and does not contain any nasty additives.
Topical CBD creams can also prove effective in eliminating pain and inflammation. Hempstrax created a Lavender Body Butter that can be applied directly to the face or body. All ingredients are organic and vegan. Lavender Body Butter prices are $25 for a 2oz containing 500mg of CBD, and $45 for the 4oz containing 1,000mg of CBD.
Hempstrax has developed a vegan line of skincare products that are excellent for sensitive skin and those who experience problems. The CBD is anti-inflammatory.
Hempstrax CBD Roll Ons
Hempstrax Roll On formulation is all natural and vegan. It soaks in quickly and is great for on the go applications. It has a pleasant cooling sensation and comes in 3 different sizes.
CBD Bath Bombs
Soaking in a hot bath with essential oils and CBD is an ideal way to detoxify the body. It also works to relax muscles and treat pain and inflammation. The skin is the largest organ of the body. CBD Bath Bombs are a relaxing and restorative way to nourish and detoxify the skin.
Regular baths with CBD can be very beneficial in treating skin conditions, relieving pain and discomfort and reducing inflammation.
CBG & CBD Tinctures
CBD Tinctures heal the body from the inside. They can also be applied directly to the skin topically. Our melaleuca formulation with Tea Tree oil is great for this purpose. Tinctures treat the body internally. CBD works on the Endocannabinoid System and it brings the body into homeostasis.
Hempstrax tinctures are made using organic MCT oil, USA sources CBD Isolate or Distillate extracted using clean CO2 methods and organic steam-distilled, edible essential oils.
Tinctures have a high bioavailability of around 35%-40%. They are available in a range of strengths from 500mg – 10,000mg. There are several flavors to choose from: Wild Orange, Lemon Ginger, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Lavender, Melaleuca and Unflavored.
Isolate contains CBD only, Broad spectrum contains CBD, all cannabinoids and no THC and Full Spectrum contains CBD, all cannabinoids and 0.3% THC.
Hempstrax sells a range of CBD Tinctures, 1:1 CBD/CBG tinctures and CBG Isolate tinctures.
Whichever choice you make we are always here to answer questions about CBD and to assist you with finding the best product for you. CBD is a particularly good option as it has little to no side effects.
OC Wellness Solutions the Hempstrax store located in Stanton, California. We are dedicated to helping our customers find a good product that will help with their wellness requirements. We provide up to date information on CBD and health related issues.