CBD Fun Facts
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive.
Your healthcare provider should be kept informed of all the drugs and supplements you take, including CBD, in order to help you determine the best treatment options for your condition, and guard against potential drug interactions and other risks.
CBD works with your body's inter-connected network, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS helps maintain your mind and body's balanced well-being. The ECS helps regulate inflammation, appetite, energy, stress levels, sleep schedule, cognitive functions and other biological processes.
The federal government classifies Hemp as, “The plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
Hemp-derived CBD is allowed federally in all 50 states. The Agricultural improvement act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill) removed CBD from the list of schedule one controlled substances. However, we encourage you to double-check with your particular state, as local laws may differ.
CBD does not produce the ‘high’ associated with cannabis use, making it a safe and effective option for people who may be concerned about the mind altering effects of other cannabinoids such as THC. Hemp oil contains only trace amounts of THC (under 0.3% by law).
CBD does not have an FDA recommended dosage at this time. Start with lower doses and increase gradually. We recommend starting with 10mg-25mg per day and see how your body reacts. Add more or take less depending on your needs.
According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”