Intro to CBD
CBD is growing increasingly popular with certain studies suggesting an industry growth of over $20 billion within the next few years. Celebrities, athletes and local doctors are recommending CBD to be incorporated with your daily supplements. But with so much new and conflicting information available, navigating the benefits of a hemp-based lifestyle can be challenging. Our goal is to change that, providing the needed education and information to ensure healthy living.
How does CBD work?
The human body contains a vast network of receptors, also called the Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid System helps our body stay balanced and healthy, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices might diminish our overall wellbeing. Cannabinoids, including CBD, create positive interactions within our Endocannabinoid System, such as helping the body complete its efforts to keep us in good health while also supporting many of our natural physical processes.
How Do I Know Which CBD Product Is Right For Me?
First, by using Military Grade CBD products, you can rest assured that it has been 3rd party tested to ensure it meets our rigorous demands. We use pure, USA-sourced ingredients to create the absolute best hemp extract possible.
Our tinctures, capsules, and gel caps are specially formulated to meet all of your lifestyle needs. Generally, capsules and gel caps provide quick and convenient doses, while oil tinctures allow for greater dosage flexibility.
We typically encourage first-time users to start with our 500mg or 750mg products, then increase dosage as needed in order to achieve personal wellness goals.
Still unsure? Try following these guidelines.
- Begin with a 500 mg oil tincture or 750mg capsules.
- Start with one serving per day as instructed on bottle. Based on your preferences, you may take it in morning and/or 30 minutes before bed.
- After 2-3 days, if you’re still seeking more relief, add an additional daily serving – again, splitting between morning and/or evening as you like.
- Increase every 3-4 days depending on your desired effect.
- Be consistent. Like any multivitamin or dietary supplement, CBD needs to be taken regularly to achieve full effect. Missing days or servings can affect its overall impact.
- After you’ve discovered what works best for you, re-order based on your daily intake. For example, if you take 3 daily servings of 500 mg CBD, then 1500 mg would work best for a full month’s supply.
What is CBD
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is one of the 100-plus known cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant. CBD works by attaching to the receptors in our endocannabinoid system to create an environment of homeostasis within the body. Being a natural compound of the plant, it can comprise up to 40 percent of the hemp. CBD is non-intoxicating, which means it will not get you high. CBD is often regarded as the single most crucial cannabinoid ever discovered. With on-going research, the list of uses continues to grow, giving more and more hope to those looking to enhance their overall quality of life. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the main cannabinoid found in industrial hemp and the second most widely used cannabinoid for medicinal purposes from the hemp plant. CBD acts upon our endocannabinoid system to promote homeostasis within the body or the ability or tendency to maintain internal stability in an organism to compensate for environmental changes. (An example of homeostasis is the human body keeping an average temperature of 98.6 degrees.)
How does CBD affect the body?
Cannabidiol or CBD for short, acts upon CB1 and CBD2 receptors located throughout the body to produce a variety of potentially positive outcomes. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD promotes homeostasis.
What is the role of the endocannabinoid system?
We now know the endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide variety of processes, including pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function. Endocannabinoids are arguably one of the most widespread and versatile signaling molecules known to man.
What are the functions of the endocannabinoid system?
The ECS has been linked to the following processes: appetite and digestion, metabolism, chronic pain, inflammation and other immune system responses, mood, learning and memory, motor control, sleep, cardiovascular system function, muscle formation, bone remodeling and growth, liver function, reproductive system function, stress and skin and nerve function. These functions all contribute to homeostasis, which refers to stability of your internal environment. For example, if an outside force, such as pain from an injury or a fever, throws off your body’s homeostasis, your endocannabinoid system kicks in to help your body return to its healthy state. Experts believe that maintaining homeostasis if the primary role of the Endocannabinoid System.
Does CBD contain any psychoactive properties?
No. CBD does not contain any psychoactive properties. It is derived from hemp plants just the same, but contains only trace amounts (less than 0.3 %) of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short.
What Is The Difference Between CBD and THC?
Although CBD and THC have similar molecular structures, they produce very different effects inside the body. CBD is derived primarily from the fauna of the hemp plant, and is a non-psychoactive compound known for helping human bodies maintain health and overall wellness. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol contains psychoactive properties, primarily those responsible for creating the “high” most commonly associated with marijuana. By definition, hemp plants contain less than 0.3% THC.
Hemp Oil And CBD Oil: How Are They Different?
To be more precise, hemp oil contains little to no cannabinoids at all. Hemp oil is simply the residue extracted from hemp seed oil – which is why hemp seed oil is referred to as hemp oil. Hemp seeds contain a high number of healthy fats, including Omega 3’s and 6’s. However, because the seeds do not contain a beneficial amount of cannabinoids, hemp seed or hemp oil is mainly used as a carrier oil for CBD extract, just as in oil supplements and beauty products. The compounds found within CBD extract/oil are naturally present in the leaves and flowers, also known as the aerial parts of the hemp plant. During the production process, we extract a wide spectrum of cannabinoids, which produces a full-spectrum CBD packed with phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The extract is then added to a carrier oil (some common carrier oils used in CBD extracts and or oils are Hemp Seed Oil/Hemp Oil, Olive Oil and MCT/Coconut Oil to create the final product.
What is full spectrum CBD?
Full spectrum CBD is the most pure, unprocessed, and unfiltered hemp extract which contains all of the hemp plant's beneficial nutrients: cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. This extract offers a holistic approach to CBD, containing the full range of hemp's cannabinoids (among other nutrients), including THC. However, the THC in full spectrum CBD will always be under .3%, too small of an amount to invoke a 'high' feeling. Full spectrum CBD's wide variety of naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes make it capable of the entourage effect; which describes the phenomenon of each element in the plant working together synergistically to provide maximum effect.
What is broad spectrum CBD?
Broad spectrum CBD is the newest CBD extract on the block, bridging the gap between full spectrum and isolate CBD: it's processed like isolate, yet offers a wide array cannabinoids like full spectrum. Broad spectrum CBD begins as a full spectrum extract with all of hemp's terpenes and cannabinoids intact, before it is sent through a refinement process to remove the THC compound. Put simply, broad spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD, with the THC removed.
What is isolate CBD?
Some would call Isolate the purest form of CBD, which is true; but conversely, it's the most processed form of hemp. Isolate CBD is CBD isolated from all other parts of the hemp plant including terpenes, cannabinoids, and essential oils until there it is the only cannabinoid. CBD devotees & experts alike agree that a CBD isolate will provide the benefits of CBD, but is missing the cannabinoids that make full spectrum & broad spectrum a potentially, more powerful approach.
Will CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?
Much like the consumption of poppy seeds may lead to a positive drug test for opioids, the ingestion of certain hemp products may lead to a positive drug test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). As a full-spectrum cannabinoid extract, Military Grade CBD may contain a trace amount of the cannabinoid THC, specifically, less than .03%. Although only in trace amounts, THC is naturally occurring in hemp plants. Under federal law, hemp plants are classified as those with a THC concentration of 0.3% or less. If you are subjected to drug testing, consult your healthcare provider before consuming any hemp products. Individual biochemistry, the potential for the conversion of cannabinoids, and the possibility of trace amounts of inherent THC are all important factors to be considered before adding a CBD supplement.
What Will It Feel Like When I Take CBD Oil?
Since no two people are alike, sensations can vary from person to person. Some users report a heightened sense of relaxation or calmness, while others note that CBD extract helps to keep them focused. The best way to understand the effects of CBD extract is to try it for yourself!
Does CBD Oil Have Any Side Effects?
Look for the grapefruit warning Although studies are still ongoing to determine potential interactions between CBD and specific medications, there’s one rule of thumb that can help consumers in the meantime: Avoid CBD if your medications have a grapefruit warning on the label. This warning indicates that people taking the medication should avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice. According to the FDA, consuming grapefruit while on one of these medications can lead to a higher concentration of the medication in the bloodstream and adverse side effects. More than 85 drugs interact with grapefruit and some closely related citrus juices — like Seville oranges, pomelos, and tangelos. That’s because chemicals in grapefruit known as furanocoumarins inhibit CYP3A4, in a similar way that CBD does. The result is a slowed metabolization of medications. Grapefruit warnings are common in several types of medications, but not all medications within a category will require the avoidance of grapefruit. Check your medication’s insert information or ask your doctor. CBD is generally well tolerated, and therefore considered safe. As with any supplement, if you are pregnant, nursing, taking other medications, or suspect you have a medical condition that has yet to be diagnosed, please consult your physician before use.