What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound that comes from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of industrial hemp or marijuana cannabis. It is the most widely accepted non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp-based CBD extracts should not be confused with CBD from marijuana, even though they both derive from the same plant – all of our cbdMD Broad-Spectrum CBD products contain CBD extracted from industrial hemp.

What is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are molecular compounds naturally made from Cannabis sativa plants; however, they are also found in other plants and produce inside our bodies. Cannabinoids are classified as fatty compounds that play vital roles within our immune and central nervous system.

How does CBD work?

CBD works by supporting and interacting with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (eCS).

CBD is the natural, plant-derived cannabinoids, and helps supplement and support your body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids levels, allowing your endocannabinoid system to function properly.

Your eCS is an incredibly important bodily system made up of receptors that are located in the brain and nervous systems throughout the body. The body creates its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, that interact with these receptors.

Endocannabinoids are produced naturally and work holistically to maintain healthy functions throughout your entire body: Your brain, immune system, organs, connective tissues, and glands, all make use of this amazing system. Your endocannabinoid system helps to create bodily homeostasis. This homeostasis is key to maintaining a number of bodily functions, including your feelings of pain, mood, appetite, memory, digestion, respiration, and many, many more.

CBD supplements are naturally created endocannabinoids that help keep the receptors working at optimal capacity. CBD is a safe, natural way to support the overall health of your body’s endocannabinoid system.

Is CBD legal?

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and hemp-derived products are legal to produce, sell, and consume throughout all 50 states. These products must be derived from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC. That being said, states can still decide if they want to allow the sale and production of hemp-based products.

Will I fail a drug test after using CBD?

While hemp-based CBD products are manufactured from hemp plants containing less than 0.3% THC, there are still trace amounts. There is a small percentage that consuming CBD may lead to a positive drug test for THC, as it does with any product made from hemp. If this is a significant concern, we advise speaking with your employer or doctor before use.

How do I take CBD?

Taking CBD depends on the product you are using. CBD drops are the most typical product. To take them, place a few drops under the tongue and hold for about 60 seconds before swallowing. For other products, read the label to see best how to use it – most CBD products are very straightforward.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is a liquid cannabis extract containing high concentrations of cannabidiol. Manufacturers extract CBD, often alongside other cannabinoids, from the hemp plant, suspending the extract in a carrier oil. Most often, this is coconut oil or hemp seed oil, though there are other varieties. CBD oil can vary in its concentration of cannabidiol. Some oils contain pure CBD in extremely high concentrations, while others are low strength and contain other cannabinoids. Thoroughly read the label and check lab reports to know exactly what's in your CBD tincture.

What are CBD topicals? How do they work?

Topicals are CBD products that you apply to the skin. They are very different to tinctures and other consumables for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they offer a very targeted approach because the user applies a small amount of cream to the area they want to affect. Rather than affecting the whole body, the CBD only affects the area to which it was applied. Topicals offer rapid effects, too. The cannabinoids penetrate the upper layers of the skin to reach endocannabinoid receptors below the surface, and this can be a very quick process. CBD topicals can be effective in a variety of circumstances. Some CBD users swear by them; they are something to try if you want localized CBD application.

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