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CBD 101

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

CBD is short for Cannabidiol. CBD is a type of chemical compound known as a cannabinoid. Every human body contains an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which produces and interacts with cannabinoids.

These cannabinoids interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the nervous system. Scientists believe that the ECS influences homeostasis, which means that consuming cannabinoids impacts our sleep, appetite, mood, reproductive systems, and memory.

Is CBD natural?

CBD is naturally produced by the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant produces 113 known cannabinoids. At Seven Organics, we extract CBD from organic hemp grown right here in the US.

What is the difference between cannabis and hemp?

The word hemp is used to distinguish plants that have been cultivated to contain low levels of the cannabinoid Delta-9 THC. When these plants contain high levels of Delta-9 THC, they are referred to as cannabis or marijuana.

Will CBD get me high?

CBD will not get you high. While it has a psychoactive structure, it is unable to bind to the CB1 receptor, which makes it non-intoxicating when consumed. Rather than make you couch-locked, paranoid, or too high, CBD will help you feel relaxed.

Is CBD legal?

Yes, CBD is federally legal in the United States, even where medical and recreational cannabis is illegal. The 2018 Farm Bill is the reason for the rising popularity of hemp-derived products like CBD. In 2018, former President Donald Trump signed the Farm Bill, which legalized the transportation of hemp-derived products across state lines. CBD is derived from hemp which is cultivated to contain 0.3% of the psychoactive cannabinoid Delta-9 THC. US residents of any age can purchase and use hemp-derived CBD products.

What are the benefits of CBD?

There is research to suggest that cannabinoids like CBD may have favorable medicinal benefits. In fact, CBD’s potential pharmacological effects may work better than opioids or over-the-counter pain remedies at reducing pain. Two small studies have suggested that CBD may contain anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which may make it a possible pain relief solution. A recent 2020 study demonstrated that the topical application of CBD oil might be beneficial in reducing neuropathy in humans. Overall, research on CBD has demonstrated the cannabinoid’s potential to reduce pain and inflammation. It is important to remember, however, that CBD is not considered a medicinal product unless it is specifically designated as a medicine.

How can I try CBD?

CBD can be consumed in many different forms. It can be inhaled, eaten, and even applied topically. Across the US, you can find topicals, vapes, capsules, extracts, oils, patches, and tinctures that have been infused with CBD.

How long will it take to feel the effects of CBD?

The method in which you consume CBD affects the onset time of its effects. When you apply a dermal preparation such as a topical or patch, you deliver CBD’s effects directly to the target area. When applied topically, CBD interacts directly with cannabinoid receptors on the skin. When you inhale CBD by vaping or smoking, it enters the bloodstream faster than other methods. In fact, you can typically feel its effects in approximately 30 seconds or less. Taking a tincture is the next fastest way to feel CBD’s effects. Tinctures are taken sublingually (under the tongue) and enter your bloodstream through the mouth, which is highly vascular.

How do I calculate a CBD dose?

Before you try CBD, you need to determine how much to take. While there is research demonstrating that CBD is relatively safe for alleviating symptoms of pain and anxiety, you should still take care before trying some. Always start with the recommended dosage of the CBD product you are taking. Before you take CBD, you should consider these factors:

● Your individual body chemistry

● Your weight

● Your condition or symptoms

● The potency of the CBD product

There are many variables to consider before giving yourself a CBD dosage. Start low and slow with high-quality products from Seven Organics

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