CBD Oil Buyer's Guide
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in a Hemp plant that is non-psychoactive. It can be used on its own as a dietary supplement or infused in other products for a variety of uses.
Cannabinoid Definition: A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
What is Hemp based CBD?
CBD is one of over 118 natural occurring chemical compounds found in a Hemp plant. A hemp plant has a phytocannabinoid profile that contains cannabinoids, terpenes, and other natural occurring compounds. There have been over 85 cannabinoids discovered in a Hemp plant, two of the most well known are Cannabidiol (CBD), which is non-psychoactive and Thetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), which is the only cannabinoid in the plant that gives a person a feeling of a euphoric high.
A Hemp based CBD oil, is a CBD oil that has been processed from a hemp plant, specifically the flower, seeds, and stalks of the plant. This is very different from Hemp Seed oil, which is oil that has been pressed from the seeds of a Hemp plant and has its own health benefits.
Hemp based CBD oil can be extracted using a variety of means, the most common is using the method of a Supercritical CO2 machine that allows for a clean CBD oil to be produced. There are many others ways that the CBD oil can be extracted to produce one of two categories of CBD oil: Isolate and Full-Spectrum.
Isolate CBD is processed in a way that only the cannabinoid CBD has been extracted from the plant and can be consumed or used in a variety of ways. A full-spectrum CBD oil is a CBD oil that has been extracted from the whole plant and has a full phytocannabionid profile, meaning that it contains all the natural occurring chemical compounds that could be present in the plant. A full-spectrum Hemp CBD could also have trace amounts of THC, but always fall under the legal limit of .03%. Deciding which type of Hemp CBD oil to use all depends on the individual’s opinion and desire. Much research has been written about both that can be reviewed for further information.
CBD Life only carries products that are considered to be Full-Spectrum Hemp based CBD.
Hemp CBD oil is very versatile and can be taken and used in a variety of ways, such as: tinctures, topicals, capsules, patches, edibles, roll-on, bath bombs, etc. The oils can also be found in a variety of doses ranging from 10mg-1,000mg+, again researching which milligram to start as would be helpful.
How does CBD work?
What are the Benefits?
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of research and testimonials that have been written to help inform people on how CBD works in the body and the different benefits that it can bring. The most significant discoveries were when it was discovered that there were specific receptors in the body that interacted with the cannabinoids and that it was all managed by an internal system that can be found in plants, animals, and humans: the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a regulatory system in the body that uses receptors and the production of certain chemicals to help bring the body back to homeostasis. At this time there have been potentially three receptors found in the ECS, two more know are the CB1 and CB2 receptors that can be found in the brain, nervous system, immune system, and all other bodily functions and components.
When cannabinoids (specifically phytocannabinoids, meaning plant based) like CBD are ingested they are received by the ECS in the body and the receptors in the ECS use the cannabinoids as needed to regulate the different body functions. This discovery has lead researched to discover not only how phytocannabinoids like CBD interact with the body, but also discovered the benefits it contributes to the body.
Further individual research is a good place to start to discover for yourself what potential benefits cannabinoids, like CBD, can bring to you. Some of the current research has shown benefits for: insomnia, anxiety, depression, immune issues, pain, inflammation, arthritis relief, etc. What’s also amazing is that research has discovered that since animals also have an ECS, the use of cannabinoids for them have shown to have similar benefits.
How To Use CBD Oil
At CBD Life, we aim to provide access to the highest quality Hemp based CBD oil on the market. We are constantly educating ourselves and always discovering Hemp CBD companies that truly produce a high quality CBD product. By setting certain standards for the companies we work with, we can guarantee products that are safe, clean, and of high quality. We work with companies that are all Hemp based, grown and produced in the U.S., Lab tested, and made with organic or truly natural ingredients. Furthermore, the farmers use organic and/or sustainable methods of growing the Hemp, to help make a product that is herbicide and pesticide free.
There are many different wayto use Hemp based CBD oil. Hemp CBD is considered a dietary supplement that can be used on a daily bases. It all really comes down to individual preferences and the research you have done or discussed with your doctor. Some of the different products we offer include:
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Oils, also known as, sublingual tinctures. These oils come in a variety of milligrams, some contain just the CBD oil and a carrier oil, others are infused with additional herbs and oils to help create a specific therapeutic effect, and a few are water soluble, which allows for a high bio-availability (higher absorption) in the body. These CBD oils are taken sublingually (under the tongue) in order to be absorbed into the bloodstream quicker. The amount of time it takes to take effect and to last in the system can vary from one individual to another.
CBD topicals are applied directly to an external part of the body and are used more for potential relief of a localized area. The phytocannabinoids are not absorbed by the blood stream since it is being used topically. The topicals we carry come in different milligrams per jar, allowing the user to choose how much CBD they want to put on their body. The amount of time it takes to take affect and to last can vary from one individual to another. For further information on the ingredients and milligrams available, check out the different CBD topicals we offer.
CBD capsules allow for an individual to consume Hemp CBD oil in more specific dose, which for some individuals can be a more convenient way to use CBD oil. When consuming anything in capsule form, it takes about 30-45 minutes for the body to digest and release into the blood stream. The capsules we carry contain the Hemp CBD oil with organic coconut oil. The amount of time it takes to take affect and to last in the system can vary from one individual to another.
CBD edibles are any product that can be consumed. Some of the CBD edibles we offer are CBD gummies, infused honey and coconut sticks, capsules, and coconut oil (which can be consumed or used as a topical). Each product comes labeled with its dosage and different ways it can be used. The amount of time it takes to take affect and to last in the system can vary from one individual to another. Discover the different CBD edibles we carry.
CBD Patches are a transdermal way to ingest Hemp CBD oil. This is a unique way to consume CBD. Once the CBD patch is placed on the body, it is quickly absorb directly into the blood stream, and has a long lasting affect. Of course the time it takes to take affect and to last in the system can vary from one individual to another. Some people will leave the patch on for 1-2 days. The packet comes with two patches and can be cut, helping you choose how many milligrams you would like to use. Check out this unique CBD application option.
Research has shown that our pets can use and potentially benefit from Hemp CBD products. All the Pet CBD products we carry can be used by any pet and suggested dosing is labeled on every product. The Pet products we carry meet the same standards that all of our other CBD products have, so you can be reassured that they are receiving the same high-quality products. Discover how your pet can benefit from CBD oil pet products.
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