How does CBD Work?
We are all born with this complex network of cells within our central nervous system. This system is known as the endocannabinoid system. These cells all have receptors which act like a lock and key, where the receptor is the lock, and the keys are different cannabinoids entering your system to match their target. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are commonly found in the central nervous system, heart, GI tract, kidney, bones, joints and skin.
Rather than ingesting CBD orally, which will affect the whole body and can take up to 2 hours or more to fully experience the effects, the topical application of cannabinoids allows them to be absorbed directly into the application area for a faster and more focused relief.
Like all CBD hemp oil products, CBD oil topicals are non-psychoactive, and since the cannabinoids in these topicals interact with CB2 receptors near the skin, activating the endocannabinoid system, they are never absorbed into the bloodstream.
CBD is also more absorbent to the skin than THC and other cannabinoids and is more likely to stimulate the CB2 cannabinoid receptors, making it a popular choice for topicals.
Does CBD make a person high?
No. The terpenes, flavonoids and other phytocompounds extracted from hemp plants do not contain the psychoactive compound THC in sufficient quantities required to produce a high. The active phytonutrients and other compounds in hemp oil extracts provide many of the health and wellness benefits of the cannabis plant without the psychotropic effect (the high), allowing you to consume these products while maintaining a clear mind.
Is CBD legal?
Yes, if it’s extracted from Industrial Hemp.
CBD comes from the cannabis sativa plant. If the plant has less than 0.3% THC content — in accordance with the Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, aka the Farm Bill — it’s considered hemp. If it’s got more THC, it’s considered cannabis, not hemp, which makes it illegal in states that don’t allow medical or recreational marijuana.
Our CBD products use Industrial Hemp derived from the whole plant, and it is grown in Oregon. Our products are legal to sale online and in stores, and you don’t have to go to a dispensary to get them. Visit the shop online or the studio during open hours or find them via our stocklist.
What is the correct dosage and strength for me?
Your ideal serving size depends on many factors including your size, weight, and other physiological considerations as well as the desired nutritional or other goals you are trying to achieve. When taking a tincture, for example, many people begin with a serving of 1-2 drops per 10 pounds of body weight, taken orally (swallowed or placed under the tongue for 60 seconds), one to three times a day. The serving size and frequency can be gradually increased or decreased as desired to achieve your goals. Another consideration to be aware of is the phytochemical content of the specific product you are consuming. Adults frequently consume between 5 – 50 mg of extracted hemp oils per day.
Can you overdose on CBD?
No, it is impossible to overdose, but you always want to start small and work your way up when it comes to dosage. CBD also does not come with any debilitating side effects, as compared to most pharmaceuticals and OTC pills.