What are the benefits of CBD ?
One of the main benefits of CBD is the products promote homeostasis in the body by calming the nervous system. It is this basic science that explains why CBD is being found helpful for such a broad range of common health issues. When our body is at a homeostatic point, it is operating optimally and is balanced. Helping your body achieve this state with CBD (or cannabinoids) frees up your body to act intelligently and go to work on actually healing it’s self. “A heightened sense of well-being” I have heard coined by doctors.
Will our products get you high?
Short answer, NO. We have had ZERO reports of anyone feeling “high” from our products. Long answer; YES our products DO have a very small amount of THC in them. If you are someone who knows you have a very high sensitivity to THC, start low and grow into your optimal dose. Most of our goal with using the products are gaining the benefits of CBD for self-care, stress relief and pain relief.
Do our products have THC in them?
YES, they do. We do a whole plant extract. Our crop has below .03% THC, this is what qualifies it as hemp rather than cannabis. After we extract and distribute our hemp crude into your products you end up with a fraction of that. The highest THC potency in any of our products is .02% found in our 2000 mg potency option of “The Solution”, our 2 oz. organic sunflower oil tincture.
Why do our products have THC in them?
Because science is finding that a small amount of THC with your CBD is more effective than CBD all on it’s own. You may have heard this concept as, “The entourage effect”. What this means is that CBD is more effective in the body when it has it’s other cannabinoid and terpene friends around it. There are over 100 different cannabinoids found naturally in the hemp/cannabis plant, the healing potential of hemp is not due only to CBD and THC. Science is finding that different ratios of different cannabinoids are best for different conditions and different physical make-ups. What this means to us is that there is still a lot of research that needs to be done. In the mean time; by offering the fullest spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes possible, we are offering you the highest chances of our products having the right ratio for you and all of your different conditions and all of your beautifully different physical make-ups. Not to mention, offering you a full spectrum product is keeping things as close to nature as possible and that just falls in line with our lifestyle philosophy.
Does CBD show up on a drug test?
There is definitely a possibility. There are a lot of factors that go into that; what kind of test? how often are you taking it? How much are you taking? Bottom line, there is a chance. Our suggestion if you are worried about drug tests and you signed up and agreed to have ZERO THC in your life for whatever reason, an isolate might be a better choice for you.
Full Spectrum/Broad Spectrum/Isolate?
“Full Spectrum” means that CBD, THC and all other present cannabinoids and terpenes have been extracted and included in your CBD product.
“Broad Spectrum” is a newer industry term to identify CBD products with more than just CBD, but without any THC.
“Isolate”, is a single molecule of only CBD or whatever cannabinoid being marketed.
How much should I take to feel the benefits of CBD?
Everyone is different and will require different optimal doses. I know, not what you wanted to hear. We suggest starting at 10 mg two to three times a day. “trial and observation” is what we like to say. We encourage you to do your own research and take time to really pay attention to how your body is feeling for guidance. We are not doctors and nothing we publish is ever meant to treat or diagnose anyone. We do have some experience though and these are our findings.
- Stress, anxiety, body pain. The most effective choice for you is to consume CBD orally in small amounts multiple times a day. Small amounts take the edge off without making you sleepy. We get reports of folks using anywhere from 5 mg – 50 mg multiple time a day “optimal doses.” You are also going to metabolize the oil so continually giving yourself a little CBD boost a few times a day will keep a constant edge off and overtime sustainably calm your nervous system offering relief of many many many common issues.
- SLEEP – We have a lot of folks reporting primary use of products as a natural sleep aid. 20+ mg before bed is our suggested place to start. Applying oil to the bottoms of your feet is a good choice in addition to consuming the oil orally. Might we also suggest some night time meditation to begin calming the nervous system an hour or two before bed time.
- Severe, chronic and acute body pain – We suggest taking CBD oil orally multiple times a day as well as applying topically to painful areas. Might we also suggest learning some preventative and restorative maintenance you can incorporate into your lifestyle for quicker sustained relief.
- Recovering from major trauma – Things like cancer, disease, deep body trauma like car accidents. Through our experience and research it is our suggestion to use a much higher dose of CBD at one time one to two times per day. (70 -400 mg at a time) It could be described as more of a “protocol” approach. Rather than just taking the edge off, flooding your body with more cannabinoids at one time. This allows the body to reach a deeper state of relaxation on a cellular level. Not only providing physical relief but allows the body the capacity to act intelligently and go to work on restoring the deep trauma that has occurred. You are likely to get sleepy at high doses so keep that in mind. *Again, not a doctor. Just a natural wellness professional offering her opinion on what might be effective for you.*