By Cannafyl CBD
Many of our customers have wondered if there is a reliable resource for CBD facts. Below is an easy read for you to become educated about CBD.
CBD is used mainly for anxiety, pain management, soothing inflammation, arthritis, and insomnia. When pain flares up, many feel desperate for some form of relief that they can count on; that’s where hemp-based CBD comes in. Cannabidiol CBD doesn’t provide masking effects like typical pharmaceuticals do, giving the hope of future healthcare that’s holistic and genuinely healing our bodies.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of numerous organic molecules found within the hemp plant. This molecule interacts with a human’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The human body naturally has an ECS that helps maintain and promote homeostasis within the body through the use of cannabinoids. CBD interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the nervous systems, and helps maintain equilibrium.
Isn’t CBD in cannabis? How are hemp-derived CBDs any different?
Naturally, the hemp plant is rich with CBD and contains very low levels of THC. The marijuana plant is the opposite, containing higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD. With CBD from hemp there are no psychoactive effects on humans.
What are the different types of CBD?
There are distinct differences between the popularly known isolate CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and full-spectrum CBD-based products. It must be noted that CBD is only one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
Isolate means that the CBD molecule has been isolated by itself, resulting in a fine white powder that can be infused into oil, creams, food, and more. A broad spectrum CBD base includes the CBD molecule as well as small amounts of other molecules like CBN and CBG, while excluding any and all THC. A full-spectrum CBD base contains everything in a broad spectrum CBD base, but it contains trace amounts of THC. A full-spectrum has been found to be the most beneficial long term.
When you compare an isolate product to a full-spectrum, it has been shown that isolates show a bell curve effect when it comes to tolerance. This means you have to keep increasing your dose of an isolated product; eventually it provides little to no effect. A full-spectrum CBD product will not adhere to your tolerance; therefore making it a more beneficial long term product.
Can I travel with CBD?
Yes, it is completely safe to drive with hemp-derived CBD products. Since CBD derived from industrial hemp is legal in the U.S, there are no issues there. Flying is also safe.
Will CBD interact with my medications?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is currently being studied for this exact reason. When you take a medication, your body has to metabolize, or break down, the compounds. An enzyme called CYP450, found in the human body, is responsible for transforming foreign substances in the body to be eliminated from the body through the liver in an easy process.
Some substances can cause an interaction with the CYP450, similar to the common ‘grapefruit warnings’ found on some medications. By changing the rate of metabolism, CBD may create effects synergistically that were not originally intended by the medications original design and purpose.
If you are taking CBD with any other medications, it’s important to discuss this with your healthcare provider. Most doctors have the ability to perform pharmaceutical tests to ensure there are no negative interaction effects so you may still safely take CBD.
What am I going to experience when I dose CBD?
Here at Cannafyl, we describe it as follows: when the CBD begins to onset, your symptoms almost feel like they ‘release’ from the body; soothing inflammation, anxiety and stress allowing you to relax and enjoy your day or evening.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states: “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.”
Another great source of CBD knowledge is our weekly talk show/podcast called The CBD Ed Show, easily found on Google. Or visit our website at cannafyl.com for articles, information, and more.