What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a non-intoxicating natural medicine that is derived from the cannabis sativa plant.
CBD is just one of numerous pharmacologically active compounds called cannabinoids that can be extracted from cannabis and used for therapeutic value.
Cannabinoids like CBD bind to special receptors in the body. Together, this biological network of receptors make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system, or the ECS. This system regulates mood balance, fear perception, fight-or-flight response, memory, emotional outlook, sleep/wake cycles, pain sensation, motor control, immune system function, and body temperature.
How does CBD work?
CBD has a highly diverse ECS receptor profile. Therefore, it exhibits a broad spectrum of action as it affects neural pathways in the spinal cord, the brain, the hippocampus, and the amygdala. Many of the benefits from CBD are not yet fully understood, but are likely due to complex pharmacological interactions that point to cannabinoid (CB) receptors 1 and 2.
Both CB1 and CB2 receptors are directly affected by CBD. The majority of CB1 receptors are found in the hippocampus and amygdala, but they also span across pain pathways of the spinal cord and the brain. These areas are part of a system that controls memory, fear perception, the fight-or-flight response, pain sensation, and emotion. CB2 receptors are found in immune cells, lymph tissue, and peripheral nerve terminals, where anti-inflammatory responses are activated by CBD.
CBD is also a neurotransmitter modulator that inhibits reuptake of Serotonin, Dopamine, and GABA neurotransmitters. This increases neurotransmitter availability within post-synaptic neurons to enhance serotonergic activity, nerve-impulse transmission, and cell-to-cell communication. Neurotransmitter balance plays a key role in the regulation of normal body functions, including mood balance, emotional outlook, sleep/wake cycle, and memory function.
Who should take CBD?
Guud CBD is a safe, non-intoxicating natural medicine that is indicated for adults and teens ages 18 and older. As always, consult your health care professional.
What does "full spectrum" CBD mean?
When a CBD formula is "full spectrum," it means that it contains the entire range of phytocannabinoids derived from cannabis. This includes an insignificant amount of THC that is less than 0.3%.
Is there THC in CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD formulas are extracted in a way that preserves the entire spectrum of cannabinoids in addition to cannabidiol and so all full spectrum products contain trace levels of THC (<0.3%).
We use a separate extraction process to create a radically pure CBD isolate that we use in our CBD formulas. These products are independently tested and verified to contain no THC whatsoever (0.00%).
Is CBD the same as marijuana?
Cannabis sativa is a plant species that includes both the hemp plant and the marijuana plant.
Hemp is a variety of cannabis that contains significant levels of cannabidiol (CBD) but only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component associated with the "high" produced by marijuana.
Hemp-based cannabis contains 0.3% or less THC, so it is very different from marijuana.
Will I get high if I take CBD?
No, CBD is non-intoxicating and cannot cause psychoactive effects.
Can CBD show up on a drug test?
You may test positive on a drug screening that specifically tests for THC if you are taking a CBD product that also contains THC, however minuscule the amount. It is not advisable to use a Full Spectrum CBD formula if you are randomly drug screened for this reason.
How much CBD should I take?
Knowing which strength CBD formula you need is really simple to figure out!
Gradually increasing and moderating your CBD intake to find the most effective daily dose is called titration. This process ensures that you are taking the right amount of CBD, based on your individual response to the formula.
Begin by taking ¼ mL to ½ mL CBD oil (measured using the included graduated dropper). Wait four to six hours between doses. Increase the number of drops per dose as needed until effects are apparent.
CBD maintains an excellent safety profile that shows it is generally well-tolerated, even in very high doses. That means it’s safe to vary your daily CBD intake to find what feels right for you over time. Usage statistics show that most people take an average of about 1 mL CBD in their preferred strength daily.
How much CBD you take may differ from that of others depending on your individual wellness concerns. Some CBD users, for example, only need to take CBD as needed while others take CBD two or more times daily for best results.
When will I see benefits from CBD?
Most people taking CBD for the very first time report noticeable benefits within just one or two days. The time it takes for you to see benefits will vary from that of other CBD users, because everybody is unique. CBD benefits should not take longer than two weeks to become apparent. Only you know how much CBD is helping you to feel better.
CBD may not be right for everyone. Stop use and talk to your doctor if you experience no benefit whatsoever, or, if you experience an adverse reaction after taking CBD.
Will CBD cause side effects?
Clinical study shows that CBD is remarkably safe to take — even in very high doses — and side effects are extremely rare.
Reported CBD side effects include appetite changes (decrease/increase) or somnolence. Side effects are typically mild and transient, lasting no more than four to six hours.