So you’re thinking about trying CBD but not sure what they are. Good for you and thanks for dropping by. In the next article, we will get you up to speed and give you a better understanding of this wonderful compound …
With all the hype and claims, pro’s and con’s, I am often asked what are CBD’s The answers are straight forward, cannabidiol is one of the approximately 144 compounds in cannabis, It works hand in hand with every compound in the cannabis family including hemp.
Ever since it is been isolated people from all over the world have been researching, using and experimenting with it. While it is quite unexpected, even experienced cannabis users are often perplexed by its traits.
When used with THC it acts as a counterbalance and stays in the background barely even noticed, if at all. It is usually the lowest in percent in modern strains, let’s say 20% THC & 3% CBD would be an average cannabis hybrid strain. When isolated and removed from all other compounds it becomes a force of its own.
For those of you that have never experienced cannabis and don’t want to be “stoned”, you can purchase CBD without any THC. This would be a good starting point, but remember THC and CBD work hand in hand. So as you become more familiar with these products you might want to try a low dose of THC in your CBD medicine. Different combos work well for different purposes.
Like all medicine, the dosage is complex. I will just go over some basics, but please, if you are on prescriptions you should talk to your doctor. CBD can negate or postpone chemical reactions, one of the many pros in my opinion.
The BASIC starting point would be 3-15 mg a day try that for a few days, add more if you feel a need.
PAIN 3-25 mg as you find your benchmark, move more or less until you find your preference.
SLEEP 40 -150 mg seems like a lot, but what’s the cost of a good nights sleep.
These suggestions would be for tincture taken orally. Different methods work at different rates, faster (vape), slower tincture and rubs, but try to keep in mind the mg content all should be relatable. Exceptions would be topicals and rubs taken externally.
If you’re in a legal state or country and you are experienced with cannabis you have the option of full spectrum CBD, good for you…The above recommendations are still a good place to start, but the complexity and variations get very specialized. In our local dispensaries, I have seen 20%THC 63% CBD for general purpose. That’s a good amount of THC. If you don’t know the strain’s origin read the content or ask the budtender. Indica / Sativa makes a HUGE difference in the overall experience.
This is an important topic. Please understand how the contents work with each company and product. I will start with the most basic so you can get the concept. The amount of CBD listed on the label is the total mg per container. Most companies have at least 3 different strengths. In a 1 ounce bottle, you will see 100-300 and 600mg of CBD. each is priced accordingly. The more CBD the more cost. I have seen some as low as 150 mg, even as low as 40 mg for small pets. The higher the mg content the less you need to take. Make sure to read the fine print. It should be perfectly clear. look for a production date and lab reports and check the contents to be sure it is what you are after.
Isolate vs Full spectrum
Lately, this has been turning into a BIG subject. In the past, all CBD has had to have less than .3% THC to be legal, and in a lot of states, this still holds true. If your state doesn’t have a medical marijuana program and cannabis is still illegal then a supplement is what you will LEGALLY get. However, with the greening of America, lots of states are legalizing cannabis, not just medical but recreational. This being said it is possible to buy CBD with a full spectrum of compounds. CBD /THC content as a custom order of certain strains or a lab-made concoction of endless combinations. Now you can buy 8% THC 63% CBD or just about any combo. So finding your benchmark/comfort zone will have a lot to do with your personal experience or targeted reason to use CBD.
When using full spectrum check and get to know the source of the THC. Sativa strains are energized, more long term and great for a hard-working day in the garden, but not recommended for sleep. If you want to relax and get some sleep, try an indica strain or hybrid with a “couch lock” ratio and learn the difference between the two. Remember we all have different benchmarks.
So as you can see there is a fair amount of personal research that needs to be done before you jump into CBD. Not to worry, CBD is safe, non-addicting, over the counter and available in all states. The rules are changing quickly. Here at Blue Planet CBD we only work with what we consider to be the best of the best.
We check the claims, research the extraction methods, look for third-party lab testing and check for good business practices. So if you see company’s claiming CBD are a cure-all and they have a new super method of extraction, seem way cheaper than the industry norm, take a closer look. Contact them ask questions, the old saying ” if it seems too good to be true it probably is. ” It’s your health and your money. There are lots of upstarts and the world wide web is just that “WORLDWIDE.” Check the place of origin, shipping and read the reviews. CBD is available in so many forms & variations with more popping up weekly. Don’t be overwhelmed, be specific to your needs. Keeping up with this market is exciting and CBD science is moving forward at a rapid pace.
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