What is CBD?
CBD (or Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring chemical compound, called a “cannabinoid,” found in marijuana/cannabis and hemp plants. You’ve probably heard of THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets people high, but THC and CBD are not the same — CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, so it won’t make you high.
CBD can produce a relaxing, calming effect.
According to the National Cancer Institute, cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side effects of cancer treatment. Studies show that CBD is likely to benefit those with stress, anxiety, depression, IBS, inflammation, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), some neurodegenerative diseases, including alzheimer’s, and more.
How much CBD is recommended?
People new to CBD often start out with a 25mg dose. Everyone has a different metabolism, so it's important that you determine how much you need on your own. Increase or decrease the amount as needed.
How do you take CBD?
While CBD can be absorbed through the digestive tract, some will pass through the body unabsorbed. Bioavailability of CBD is enhanced through oral absorption (it is recommended to keep CBD products under the tongue for ~60 seconds before swallowing for optimal absorption) and inhalation (vape).
I personally take CBD in 2 forms: isolate powder (in edibles) and vape. I used to take CBD capsules (sporadically) but I just don’t like pills all that much, and the dosage may not be fully absorbed, so I switched over to the isolate powder in the form of CBD edibles and a vape.
Is CBD legal?
Yes! However, it is always recommended to complete your own research and stay updated on your state laws and regulations.