CBD is quickly becoming one of the most highly sought after and used supplements in the world. Why? Because its benefits are finally being discovered and shared. It also just so happens to help alleviate 3 of the most common 21st-century health conditions: - STRESS & ANXIETY - INSOMNIA - MUSCLE & JOINT PAIN
What is CBD? CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive (it won’t make you feel high) compound found in cannabis. It is one of over 60 different compounds present in cannabis. CBD is usually present in cannabis in high concentrations along with THC (the compound in cannabis that is psychoactive and makes you feel high). It’s non-psychoactive because of its lack of affinity and attraction for CB1 receptors (the receptors that cause one to experience a cerebral high). There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body; CB1 and CB2. Both are naturally found throughout the body but are most common in the brain and immune system. CB1 receptors are responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects. These receptors affect memory, mood, sleep, appetite and pain sensation. CB2 receptors have anti-inflammatory effects and are found in immune cells. CBD does have a great affinity and or attraction for CB2 receptors making it a great natural anti-inflammatory and immune system enhancer.
Will I feel intoxicated after taking CBD? NO. This is the most common question people ask about CBD. CBD, has a maximum of 0.3% THC to produce 99% CBD, which is not high enough to cause THC symptoms. So Hemp derived CBD will not make you feel intoxicated.
Will I test positive on a drug test? NO. CBD products contain very little if any THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, which causes the "high" feeling. Therefore, you will not test positive in a drug test when using hemp-derived CBD oil.
Is CBD legal in New Hampshire? YES. CBD is 100% legal in the USA as of December 2018, under a signed farm bill. This bill states that as long as a cannabis sativa plant has less than 0.3% THC it qualifies as industrial hemp and is legal to be grown. CBD as of 2018 is legal in all 50 states, whereas medical marijuana is only legal in 28 states.
Where's the research on CBD showing its effectiveness? There are a lot of studies that have proven the effectiveness of CBD when it comes to muscle and joint pain, depression, nausea/vomiting, seizures, tumor growth and cancer. Additional research is also being published on CBD’s ability to calm and protect the nervous system, promote relaxation and deeper sleep. is also being studied for its benefits in the treatment of seizures and neurological conditions such as MS and cerebral palsy. Studies have found that CBD can:
1. Relieve nausea and vomiting, making it a great digestive aid 2. Help control and reduce seizures 3. Help fight tumors and cancer cells (it’s a powerful antioxidant) 4. Help relieve anxiety and depression 5. Calm and protect the nervous system 6. Promote relaxation and deeper sleep 7. Help reduce stress 8. Help relieve insomnia 9. Reduce swelling 10. Relieve muscle and joint pain
Is CBD addictive? NO. CBD is nonaddictive and safe when your CBD products are reputably sourced. Unfortunately, because the benefits of consuming CBD are becoming more and more known many companies are flooding the CBD market with poor quality and ineffective products. Choose reputable companies that offer organically grown, full spectrum CBD.
Does CBD have side effects? CBD rarely has side effects when using the commonly recommended doses of anywhere between 2.5mg to 1500mg. However, studies have found possible side effects include: Drowsiness Diarrhea Increases or decreases in appetite
Minus diarrhea, these sides effects could potentially be beneficial depending on the reason you’re taking CBD in the first place. Often CBD users are using CBD to help them get higher quality sleep. The majority of studies currently available were performed for treatment of epilepsy and psychotic disorders. Here, the most commonly reported side effects were tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite/weight. In comparison with other drugs, used for the treatment of these medical conditions, CBD has a better side effect profile.
Where can I purchase the best CBD products? As more and more scientific studies are released on the benefits of CBD more and more products are hitting the consumer market. Be careful, Right now you can purchase and a wide variety of CBD products online and in some health foods stores across the country. As with all supplements, it’s important to consider the quality, extraction, storage and manufacturing methods before purchasing a product. Many supplements on the market today are ineffective and a complete waste of money because they simply aren’t of quality ingredients or have poor extraction methods making them ineffective at best.