CBD Guide & Information

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What is CBD?

The most important thing to know is that CBD has been proven safe for human consumption and will not get you high. It is short for cannabidiol which can be found in the cannabis plant. There are lots of different cannabinoids found within the plant, the most known of these are CBD and THC. THC is the part of the plant responsible for “getting people high”. Our CBD only has a 0-0.2% trace of THC as verified by our lab reports.

Our bodies produce chemicals called endocannabinoids, this is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) it is the largest biological system of receptors in the body of humans and all other mammals. It affects everything from pain, inflammation, memory, mood, appetite, reproduction, sleep, stress, and disease to name but a few. Endocannabinoids are essential for our mental functioning, immunity, and stress management. Modern life stresses can prevent this from working efficiently meaning that we can develop an endocannabinoid deficiency.

The cannabis plant produces massive amounts of identical compounds that are produced within the body – meaning that when it interacts with the ECS it can safely, efficiently and naturally help to restore any deficiencies we may have developed.

Taking CBD

There are many different types of CBD products and many different ways that they can be used.

Drops and sprays: These are taken by dropping or spraying the recommended amount under the tongue and allowing it to sit there for around a minute to allow it to absorb into the blood vessels. This helps it to get into your system quicker. The effects of this will usually last around 6 hours so splitting your daily dosage to morning and night should cover you for the full day.

CBD E-liquids: These are taken using a vaping device, the CBD is inhaled into the lungs and is absorbed into your circulatory system. This method gets the CBD into your system in the fastest way and lasts around 4 hours, the body will process this quicker than other methods and is therefore good for people who want to vape on and off throughout the day to keep the ECS topped up.

Creams, serums and balms: This method involves applying the product to the skin. This means that it will likely not reach the circulatory system, however it will reach the endocannabinoids in the skin, it will take longer to begin working and will last around 5 hours. CBD is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Capsules and supplements: These are taken orally, usually with water. The CBD will have to first travel through your digestive system which can take more or less time for different people depending on metabolism and will usually last for around 6 hours so again splitting your daily dosage should keep you topped up all day.

Dosage

70mg a day is the usual recommended daily dosage, this usually breaks down to 1-2 drops or sprays or 1 capsule 2-3 times a day. We recommend starting on a higher strength and seeing how you feel after using it for a week or two, your dosage can then be increased or reduced, as necessary. It is worth noting that we have found that beginning on a higher dose helps to top the ECS back up to where it needs to be, this can vary in time scales for each person depending upon how deficient their ECS is.

Once topped back up, you may notice that the effects you were originally feeling are not as prominent, and if this is the case then we recommend that you then actually LOWER the strength of your CBD products. This is because once topped up the ECS will then need less CBD in order to function efficiently. Taking a higher dose at this point will cause no harm to the body, however it may prevent the full benefits of the CBD being felt.

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