WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, also know as Cannabidiol, is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in Cannabis. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants as well as the human body. CBD is the compound that Calms the Body Down unlike its sister cannabinoid, THC, The High Component. In short, CBD does not cause a psychoactive euphoria and in fact provides mental clarity and homeostasis.
HOW IS CBD ADMINISTERED?
Inhalation, ingestion, and topical use are all common forms of administration. CBD flower/buds can be vaporized or smoked. CBD oils/tinctures are one of the most popular methods of usage. Users will use drops of the oil/tincture sublingually (underneath the tongue) to feel the effects within seconds to minutes. Salves, creams, body butters, and transdermal patches are all popular ways to use CBD without consuming it orally.
HOW CAN IT BE USED FOR MY CONDITION?
Topical application would be ideal for different types of skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis. It also can be rather helpful for achy joints, sprains/strains, and muscle spasms.
Vaporization, combustion, and oral application may be helpful for those suffering various anxiety disorders, fatigue, and other neurological conditions.
"...THE FDA APPROVED A PURIFIED FORM OF THE DRUG CANNABIDIOL (CBD). THIS IS ONE OF MORE THAN 80 ACTIVE CHEMICALS IN MARIJUANA. THE NEW PRODUCT WAS APPROVED TO TREAT SEIZURES ASSOCIATED WITH TWO RARE, SEVERE FORMS OF EPILEPSY IN PATIENTS TWO YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.
THIS PRODUCT APPROVAL DEMONSTRATES THAT ADVANCING SOUND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TO INVESTIGATE INGREDIENTS DERIVED FROM MARIJUANA CAN LEAD TO IMPORTANT THERAPIES. THIS NEW TREATMENT PROVIDES NEW OPTIONS FOR PATIENTS.
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MEDICAL ADVANCE..."
SCOTT GOTTLIEB,MD - on FDA approval of GW Pharmaceuticals product Epidiolex
WHAT SHOULD NOT BE PURCHASED WHILE LOOKING FOR CBD PRODUCTS?
CBD can be tricky due to lack of FDA regulations. Retailers may try to sell Hemp Seed Oil as CBD. While most CBD is derived from the hemp plant; Hemp SEED oil is not a viable source of CBD. Be weary of additional oils. Extra ingredients may not always agree with the user so it’s best to look for a product with a limited ingredient list. CO2 extraction is always ideal, this insures that the cannabinoids have not been potentially degraded with heat. While isolate may be beneficial to some, Full Spectrum is the best. Full spectrum embraces the philosophy of true plant synergy. By using the whole plant, the other cannabinoids are allowed to work in conjunction with the Cannabidiol, as nature intended.