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Are you lost when it comes to all the new information regarding CBD?
Fear Not! We have all the answers you need to choosing the right brand for your CBD needs. Furthermore, this is a must-read guide for anyone new to CBD or Shopping for CBD Online. More importantly, What to look for in a CBD Brand, and what to stay away from.
By this time you’ve probably heard of CBD on CNN, FOXNEWS, MSNBC, or your local news stations and newspapers. Still many people have no idea what it is or what it does. CBD gets confused with marijuana and most people assume it has to do with drugs and illegal substances and they stay away from it. However, Nothing is further from the truth. It boils down to education and the more you learn about CBD and its properties the more you will want to try it.
- Hemp derived CBD Oil does not get you high.
- Hemp Plant CBD contains 0.3% or less of THC (the active cannabinoid that can give the user a “high”)
- High Quality brands will filter out the small amount of THC to make their Hemp CBD Products completely THC-Free.
- All Mammals have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that works in synergy with CBD Oil.
WHAT IS CBD?
Found in Industrial Hemp, Cannabidiol, simply known as CBD, is just one cannabinoid out of roughly 116 known components or cannabinoids that are part of the Hemp plant. Like vitamin C in an orange. CBD is just part of the makeup of a Hemp plant. It’s That Simple!
Moreover, Hemp-derived CBD, is a non-intoxicating compound of the cannabis sativa plant, and is now legal in the entire U.S. thanks to the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. Dozens of companies are selling CBD products and shipping not only to all 50 states, but to countries around the globe. These products come from industrial hemp and contain minimal THC (0.3%), and thus produce no psycho-activity.
Financially speaking, Hemp is bred to have lower THC concentrations because it is used in hundreds of household products from food to furniture and everything in between. Conversely, marijuana is grown to have high THC content because of the demand and profit to be made. Incidentally, Marijuana has low CBD levels so most, if not all brands online, will be made from hemp. Just not cost effective to sell CBD made from marijuana.
HOW IS CBD ABSORBED?
CBD is absorbed into the body through either vaping, ingestion, topical, or sublingual (under the tongue). Each method will change how much CBD is actually absorbed into your body (bioavailibility). Vaping is the quickest because of the absorption into the lungs. Sublingual Tincture Oils are the next best, as the CBD will be absorbed directly into your bloodstream. Ingestion, is slower but a more sustained release of CBD. The Topical method is targeted for specific locations on the body. Most regular users readily use a few different transport methods. For example, one might take a few doses of a tincture oil, as well as a few gummies, and a topical cream per day.
CBD SUBLINGUAL TINCTURE OIL
A CBD oil tincture is one of the most popular methods of consuming Cannabidiol, particularly among first-time users. Its quick and easy. CBD tinctures come in many different flavors and potencies now. Typically, CBD tinctures range from 250mg to 1500mg bottles. Now the mg. amount on the bottle is the total mg.’s in the bottle. Unlike aspirin for example, which states 500mg on the bottle. This is the per dose amount for aspirin; i.e. each pill is 500mg. In contrast, with CBD a 500mg bottle would be 16.66mg per dose with 30 doses in a bottle.
While the terms Hemp Oil, CBD Oil, CBD Drops, and CBD Tinctures may be used interchangeably. Traditionally, a ‘tincture’ has been loosely defined as an herbal oil extract consumed for medicinal purposes.
There is really no difference between a CBD oil or Hemp Oil or a Tincture, but the term CBD Oil can be broader in terms of its application for use. For instance, there are CBD oils made specifically for vaping. In the same respect Hemp Oil can be hempseed oil containing no CBD. It is always best to ask if you are not sure the company you are buying from is selling hemp oil or hempseed oil. More importantly, when deciding what brand to choose when purchasing cbd, one should have a few basic checklist points, if they don’t have all of these shop elsewhere.
FIVE KEY POINTS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CBD
- The CBD needs to be U.S. Grown Organic Hemp. Hemp acts like a sponge, everything that is in the ground will be soaked up into the Hemp Plant, including pollutants, heavy metals, toxins, etc. Subsequently, these harmful components will go into to you. Sadly, many companies import their Hemp from Asia or Europe for pennies on the dollar. Do a search on Amazon and you will see bottles of 350,000mg or some other ridiculous number on a bottle selling for $19.99. These are all imported from China. DO NOT BUY! If you ever see a high mg. bottle for a low price, it is best to buy another brand.
- Needs to be Third-Party Lab Tested. These Lab Reports should be readily viewable on the Company’s website. If you cannot easily obtain these results, shop elsewhere.
- Read the Label. There should be references to CBD on the company’s website or in the description and/or mentioned on the ingredients portion of the label. A brand might use “Hemp Extract” on their labels, which is the same as CBD. It is just easier to sell on ecommerce in this new era and climate of the CBD business.
- High Price does not mean High Quality. The CBD Brand you are about to purchase should have all of the above indicators, if they are missing any of the three shop elsewhere. Just because they put a high price on their items doesn’t mean it is a Lab Certified THC Free Organic Hemp Oil.
- False Drug Claims. If the CBD Company is making outrageous medical claims about their cbd products, stay away! These miracle claims and false hope Brands are feeding off your emotions. To get you to buy into a dream and not reality. Would a miracle cost $19.99? (lol).
Pets and CBD
All mammals have the same Endocannabinoid System that we do, so Mr. Jingles can receive the same benefits as you or I. Again, make sure when shopping for Kitty that all the above indicators are checked off the list before you buy. It should also be “Human-Grade” CBD.
When you attain your correct dosage, and through continued use CBD can help you with overall health and wellness issues. Simply do a google search of “cbd” and “your issue” and you should find a plethora of information.
In this Article we will discuss what exactly is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in our bodies and our furry friend’s bodies. More importantly how CBD interacts with our own ECS. With other useful information regarding your ECS.
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The ECS is a biological system present in all mammals, You and your furry friend. It is composed of endocannabinoids (molecules made by your own body), which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors. These cannabinoid receptors are present throughout central nervous system, brain, and peripheral nervous system. Leading research has identified two key endocannabinoids so far, Anandamide (AEA) and 2-Arachidonovlglyerol (2-AG). These are the cannabinoids all our own bodies produce. Moreover, the main receptors are called CB1 and CB2.
The Endocannabinoid system’s job is to keep our body in homeostasis, or equilibrium, and it regulates everything from appetite, sleep, sensation, inflammation, libido, mood, fertility, memory, and much more.
In other words, it regulates all of our normal day to day functions within the body and mind. We all have an ECS as a natural part of our bodies just like your heart or your brain. More importantly, we are discovering how important and vital the ECS is as part of our biological makeup.
What is Homeostasis?
Homeostasis in scientific terms is any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. In short, if homeostasis is successful, life continues; if unsuccessful, disaster or death ensues. The stability attained is actually a dynamic equilibrium, in which continuous change occurs yet relatively uniform conditions prevail.
In simple terms, it is one’s body efforts to keep everything in the proper and right balance to keep functioning. Internally, it succeeds at keeping your body stable and optimal for functioning, no matter what is happening in the external world around you.
HOW THE ECS WORKS
The two primary cannabinoid receptors have been identified as: CB1, first cloned in 1990; and CB2, cloned in 1993. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues. Now, the brain has roughly 100 billion nerve cells and these cells are in constant communication via synapses. Nerves send signals to these through axons, which are extensions of the nerves. At the synapse, neurotransmitters are released, which cross the synapse and send the signal to the cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system.
For example, think of your iphone and all your apps. Each one does a certain function, i.e. for email, facebook, or banking. When these are downloaded properly to your phone and you are signed in, they are functioning properly and continuously. Now if you didn’t download one of the apps properly or can’t sign on, then there is a problem, and that is when your ECS kicks in!
Your body functions in the same way. We all have these gauges like in an airplane and our bodies work 24/7 monitoring these levels so we can survive.
Now, when one of these functions is out of whack, your body activates the ECS to help get it back to a normal range so you can function properly.
Two Examples of the ECS at Work
- You start to get hunger pains in your belly. That is your ECS telling you to eat something because you need fuel to keep functioning.
- You come down with a fever and because of this your body begins to sweat to try and cool you down. Again, it is our ECS at work. Thank you ECS for keeping me alive!
The ECS is made up of Three Parts
- Receptors primarily CB1 and CB2
- Endocannabinoids or Neurotransmitters
- Enzymes that aid in the breakdown of Cannabinoids and Endocannabinoids
HOW CBD WORKS WITH THE ECS
CBD does not bind to the ECS itself, but rather activates or inhibits other compounds or receptors. I.E. blocking discomfort signals or allowing healthy molecules to enter. In other words, CBD stimulates the proper function of the ECS to increase the production of cannabinoids and preliminary studies have suggested prolonging degradation of endocannabinoids.
Some plants, like Hemp produce a substance similar to endocannabinoids that interact with our own body’s receptors. These phytocannabinoids – plant made cannabinoids – can have a profound effect on the body. While there are many plants that produce substances that act upon cannabinoid receptors, the cannabis plant is the only known to produce cannabidiol (CBD).
Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome
Unfortunately, most western modern diets do not always contain the nutrition required to maintain the endocannabinoid system properly. In cases where nutritional deficiencies or other problems are causing the endocannabinoid system to fail, a person may develop a condition known as “Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome”. This can lead to a variety of symptoms and related conditions. More importantly, with all the vitamins, minerals, and cannabinoids that make up the hemp plant, one can surmise that this can only help this deficiency, which in turn could only help the user get back to an optimal functioning system.
This is a quick dosage instruction manual to achieve optimal results. Moreover, MD Organics Pure Organic CBD Oil should work for most people since all Humans and Pets have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). If someone doesn’t feel any benefits, it is usually a dosage issue. The Sublingual (under the tongue) method is one of the quickest transport methods available, as it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
1. First, a user must shake the bottle, fill up a dropper FULL (1mL.). Most of the droppers only suction half a mL., so you are only getting half the dose. Most users will have to fill it twice to get the full 1mL. dose. Basically, two applications for one dose.
2. After squirting the full 1 mL. under the tongue, the user should hold it for 30-60 seconds, you can then swish it around your mouth, then swallow and/or follow with a drink before swallowing. It’s that simple!
Everyone is different as far as dosage is concerned. Think of it like coffee, some people take a sip and feel it, while others can drink two cups and hardly notice it.
We recommend for more serious or chronic issues to use our 1000mg or 1500mg bottles. These are 33.33mg and 50mg respectively per dose. Typically, our 250/500mg bottles are best for petite users or for immune support. However, a user can double dose the 250/500mg Tinctures to increase their strength.
We suggest taking a dose in the morning and night. Wait a few days, then if there is no alleviation in symptoms, simply add another dose sometime during the day, and so on. Keep doing this until the desired effect is received. Many users report that it takes about a week to get their correct dosage. Allow time for the beneficial nutrients to build up in the body, this will allow for optimal results.
The user can mix our CBD Tinctures, Topicals, Gummies, and Softgels. Just remember to keep count of how many milligrams you are using until you feel relief, then this is your dosage. I.E. One might take two doses of the 1000mg Tincture Bottle, and add two 20mg. gummies a day.
So their dosage would be 33mg+33mg+20mg+20mg=106mg a day.
CBD FOR PETS
All your Pets can receive the same benefits as we do. For Cats and Dogs you can simply squirt a dose in the mouth or rub on the gums. Many users will add it to their wet food or treats.
CBD Bottles list the Total Milligrams (MG.) of CBD in the bottle, unlike an aspirin bottle that shows the total MG’s per tablet. Most bottles will have 30 Servings, so one can divide the total mg. in the bottle by 30. For example, a 300mg bottle would be 10mg per dose; 10mg x 30 = 300mg.