Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Oil
What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound extracted from cannabis or hemp-based sources. CBD comes from the cannabinoid family as does THC, but the main difference between them is that while CBD also offers anti-inflammatory, neuro-protectant and analgesic benefits, it does not produce the psychoactive effects of THC.
The presence of CBD can alter some subjective effects of THC. High levels of CBD reduce the psychoactive effects of THC, which can be an effective way for patients to get the medical benefits of THC without experiencing psychoactive effects. (Learn more about CBD on ProjectCBD.org)
CBD was once thought to be an inactive component of Cannabis. Further studies have proven the contrary, that CBD has a significant effect on the subjective experience of cannabis use and on health.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is not FDA approved, but it is legal. Its legality stems from the fact that CBD is mainly derived from the hemp plant, not marijuana, and is not psychoactive like THC.
What symptoms can CBD help reduce?
- Reduce Headaches And Migraines
- Reduce the Symptoms Of Epilepsy and other seizure-causing conditions
- Provide some relief from severe and chronic pain
- Reduce various types of Inflammation
- Help with Eating Disorders
- Help reduce Sleep issues
- Aid In Addiction Cessation
- Relieve and reduce menstrual cramps and bloating
- Treat topical irritations including scrapes, cuts and burns
- Provide relief from muscular and joint pain
- Reduce Anxiety
- Protect brain cells
- Helps reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis
- Helps reduce symptoms ff Fibromyalgia
- Diminish the psychoactive effects of THC
- Be used for cosmetic applications such as applying it underneath the eyes to reduce puffiness
Does CBD oil have side effects?
There should not be any significant side effects resulting from CBD use, but their occurrence cannot be entirely ruled out as it depends on how an individual’s body tolerates and adapts to CBD supplements. We recommend that you consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement, including CBD oil.
How much THC is in Nature’s Daily Dose CBD Oils?
It’s barely there! Our product comprises less than 0.3% THC.
If CBD is obtained from hemp, does it mean I will get high from consuming it?
No–you will not feel high from CBD oil. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the two most prominent cannabinoids found in plants of the genus Cannabis, the other being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Both compounds occur naturally and can be found in varying concentrations depending on the part of the plants from which the compounds are sourced.
CBD is not psychoactive, which means you cannot get high from cannabidiol-rich products. Conversely, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a strong psychoactive substance which produces an intoxicating effect. As long as you consume products made of specially bred industrial hemp plants, you shouldn’t experience any psychoactive effects. Hemp contains little to no THC while recreational marijuana can contain between 5% and 20% THC.
Is Nature’s Daily Dose CDB Oil a whole plant extract?
Yes! Our FULL SPECTRUM, ORGANIC CBD Oil is a whole plant extract containing all synergistic cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other compounds of the hemp plant.
Where is the Hemp produced to manufacture Nature’s Daily Dose CBD Oil?
Our Hemp is grown in the USA.
Why does CBD extraction method matter?
CBD extracted from hemp has more benefits and lower levels of THC than oil extracted from marijuana. Another way to be certain that the THC concentration is low is to choose products that use the proper extraction procedure.
We use only USDA Certified Organic food grade ethanol for extraction. This advanced technique allows us to create not only a high purity extract but also the most complete Full Spectrum possible by removing only the desired cannabinoids and terpenes.
Why don't you extract CBD with CO2?
CO2 is another common method of extraction with a high degree of consumer safety. However, the process inherently separates the different active components of the plants and unavoidably pulls a high level of undesirable wax content. We find that a frozen ethanol extraction method produces a much higher quality extract by ultimately leaving behind waxes, lipids and other undesired components.
What are the different ways I can take CBD?
1. Oral administration
CBD is usually taken with a few drops of oil placed under the tongue. Gel caps are an alternative to sublingual application. Gel caps are inexpensive and produce the same results as oil. Sublingual application is the best method of application because the drops are most rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream when placed directly under the tongue. The compounds in the oil are then delivered systemically by tissues while avoiding the first pass effect, which occurs when a drug’s concentration is greatly reduced in the digestive system before it reaches systemic circulation.
2. Topical administration
CBD can be used on the skin provide pain relief. Those who suffer from severe joint issues or muscle soreness from exercise can mix a few drops of CBD oil into lotions or joint creams like Aspercreme or Bengay before applying it to the affected areas. CBD is quickly and easily absorbed into the skin, which makes it effective for directly treating pain at the source. CBD is gentle enough to be used all over the body, very rarely producing any kind of adverse reaction. There have been rare instances of people having allergic reactions, but CBD has not been studied enough to determine if it is the cause of the reactions, or if the carrier substances are the culprit.
3. CBD and vaporizers
One method of CBD application is to inhale it using a vaporizer. This method requires a specific type of CBD oil. Using this method, the oil is absorbed through the lungs instead of passing through the digestive system. Using this method, more oil is absorbed than when the oil has to pass though the digestive system, so treatment is more effective.
4. Cooking with CBD
You can use CBD in food and in warm drinks. Different flavored oils can be put in things like coffee, milk, tea, salad dressing, and most effectively, in butter. CBD is not a good alternative for cooking oil as its evaporation point makes it evaporate easily at high temperatures. Other than to provide relief for irritation in the digestive track, this method should be used as a last resort as it has the lowest absorption level, making it less effective.
How do I determine my CBD dose?
We are not allowed by the FDA to determine dosages. However it is advised that Titration is the best way to determine your dose. The titration method consists of simply starting slowly with 2 - 3 drops of oil placed under the tongue 3 times daily before each meal until the desired results are achieved. You may increase your dosage every 3 days. If you feel as though you have surpassed your desired dose, reduce the dose to the previous quantity.
What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
The endocannabinoid system is a key homeostatic regulator in the body, playing a role in almost every physiological system in the body. The endocannabinoid system, also known as the endogenous cannabinoid system, was named after cannabis because the plant led to its discovery. The system is a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors as being little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are chemical molecules called agonists. Each time an agonist binds to a cell it relays a message that gives that cell a specific instruction.
Two primary cell receptors make up the ECS; cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2). The agonists for these receptors are called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are like the body’s natural CBD. In fact, endocannabinoids got their name from the cannabis plant. Plant-based cannabinoids were discovered before endocannabinoids. Endo means within, and cannabinoid refers to a compound that fits into cannabinoid receptors.
There are two main endocannabinoid molecules; named anandamide and 2-Ag. Surprisingly, scientists wouldn’t have discovered anandamide without first discovering THC. The psychoactive THC was first discovered by Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam in the 1960s. His finding quickly spurred a race to figure out how THC worked and whether our own bodies produced a similar compound.
More than two decades after the search began, anandamide was discovered. Scientists decided to base the name off of the Sanskrit word Ananda, which means bliss. As a result, anandamide has forever been referred to as the bliss molecule.
What is the function of the endocannabinoid (ECS) system?
The endocannabinoid system has been studied using genetic and pharmacological methods. These studies have revealed the expansive role that endocannabinoid signaling plays in a variety of physiological processes, including neuromodulator release, appetite, pain sensation, motor learning, and synaptic plasticity.
Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, so they have a wide variety of functions. Some regions have a higher concentration of receptors such as the CNS, which is abundant in CB1. CB2 receptors are more numerous in immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system.The diversity of receptor locations shows just how crucial endocannabinoids are to day-to-day bodily function. They help regulate:
- Motor Control
- The Immune System
- Reproduction And Fertility
- Joint Pain
- Nerve Pain
- The Healing Of Wounds
- Skin Problems
- Muscular Soreness
- Temperature Regulation
- And MUCH More.
Endocannabinoids are chemical messengers that tell your body when to initiate and cease these processes. They help maintain optimal balance, called homeostasis, in the body. When the ECS is disrupted, many processes can fall out of balance. Dysregulation in the ECS is thought to exacerbate a wide variety of conditions including fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.The ECS theory of disease is called Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency. The idea is simple: when the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids or cannot regulate them properly, it is more susceptible to illnesses that disrupt the body’s normal daily functions. Luckily, CBD can be used as a natural supplement to regain balance in the body.
According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found that CBD has the following medical properties:
Medical Properties of CBD Effects
Reduces nausea and vomiting
Suppresses seizure activity
Combats psychosis disorders
Combats inflammatory disorders
Combats neurodegenerative disorders
Combats tumor and cancer cells
Combats anxiety and depression disorders
Combats pain and pain-related disorders