Does CBD do anything?

Does CBD do anything?

This is a fair question. CBD, short for cannabidiol is the second best-known active compound extracted from the cannabis plant. The first being THC. CBD is now everywhere, and in just about everything. Most people still don’t really know what CBD is, and certainly what some claim it does.

We decided to bring it back to the basics for a moment. To give people a chance to catch up a bit on this new health trend. We have a feeling CBD is here to stay.

Afterall, the US CBD market alone, is projected to reach $4.7 billion is sales in 2020 alone, according to Brightfield Group.

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It’s no wonder you can easily acquire CBD for sale online.

Let’s discuss a couple key points about CBD.

  1. What is CBD?

  2. What types of CBD are there?

  3. Best CBD Products

  4. What does CBD do?

  5. CBD oil benefits list

  6. How does CBD make you feel?

  7. Strongest CBD Oil

This will be a basic overview, and most of these topics are covered in greater detail in our CBD Blog. Check it out to get more detailed information.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. There are two main variations of the cannabis plant, marijuana and hemp. Marijuana is the THC heavy variety, while hemp is CBD dominant.

CBD Tincture Oil

Let’s keep in mind that the 2018 Farm Bill

“…defines hemp as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant with a delta-9 THC concentration of not more than 0.3 percent by dry weight. This definition is consistent with the definition of “industrial hemp” in the 2014 version bill, which created a limited agricultural pilot program regarding research into industrial hemp.”

To be transparent, you can purchase CBD oil with THC concentrations of 0.4% or higher, but to do so legally you need to purchase it from a marijuana dispensary. 

All products on The CBD Haven, as well as every CBD product discussed in our blog will be the Federally legal hemp derived CBD.

What types of CBD are there?

Currently there are three main types of hemp derived CBD for sale.

  1. Full Spectrum CBD
  2. Broad Spectrum CBD
  3. CBD Isolate

There are also additional cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN, but in this blog we will only be discussing CBD.

Full spectrum CBD contains small amounts of all of the cannabis plant compounds, including additional cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes. This also means it contains up to 0.3% THC.

Broad spectrum CBD contains small amounts of all of the cannabis plant compounds, including the additional cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes. It has been processed one step further than full spectrum and the THC has been removed.

Broad spectrum CBD contains 0% THC.

Finally, there is CBD isolate. This is the most processed form of CBD, but also the purest as it only contains up to 99% CBD. No additional cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids.

There are additional differences between the spectrums. To learn more head over to our CBD Spectrums Blog.

Best CBD Products

With the popularity of CBD skyrocketing, more and more CBD products are coming out. The type of products you pick depend purely on your personal preference. Below are some of the most popular products.

CBD Tincture Oil – The most popular of CBD products and with good reason. CBD oils come in a variety of spectrums, strengths and flavors.

They are fairly easy to use as well. Most brands recommend you consume sublingually, meaning you use the dropper and place drops under tongue for 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing.

That is because this method gives you the best absorption rate, besides vaping or smoking CBD hemp oil.

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Oil tinctures give you the option to be creative.

Some people enjoy adding CBD oil to their morning cup of coffee, or evening cup of tea. Some enjoy baking with CBD. There are also some creative types who add hemp extracted oil to their salad dressing, or even cook full meals with it. 

While we recommend using the sublingual application, you can let your imagination run free.

CBD Gummies – Who doesn’t like a gummy? CBD gummies come in a large variety of flavors and strengths. They are a very easy and convenient way to get your daily dose. Their ease of use and precise dosage make them a very popular option.

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CBD Capsules and Softgels – These are becoming extremely popular. They are flavorless, odorless and can be added to your daily wellness practice with ease.

Their precise dosage and variety of spectrums and strengths help make CBD Capsules and Softgels one of the easiest ways to start and maintain a daily CBD regimen.

CBD Topicals – Primarily used for pain management of skin care. You just massage the creams and ointment onto the target area. Since these are topical and offer external application, the CBD will not enter your blood stream.

CBD Pet Oil – Our furry family members need some TLC as well. Pet owners have been using specially formulated CBD Pet Oil to help with things such as separation anxiety, pain, aggression and more.

CBD Candles – Because why not? These just smell great.

CBD Candles 

There’s a lot more CBD products out there, and the ones you choose will be your personal preference. Just make sure you purchase a quality brand, that offers Certificates of Analysis from a Third Party Lab.

This way you know exactly what you’re getting.

What does CBD do?

How does CBD work? Some people think that CBD is the cure for all ailments. That’s not really the case. More CBD clinical trials need to be done in order to truly understand all of the benefits hemp extracted cannabidiol can offer.

What we do know however is how CBD works in the human body. Working together with the Endocannabinoid System which plays a role in regulating a range of functions such as sleep, mood, appetite, memory, CBD helps to maintain homeostasis, or balance in our bodies.

Technically, CBD does not help us with anxiety, pain, depression, sleep disorders. It helps the ECS keep and maintain homeostasis in our bodies, so that it can potentially help to heal and regulate themselves.

CBD oil benefits list

There are none. At least none that have been approved by the FDA.

Currently there is only one medication containing cannabidiol as the active ingredient. Epidiolex. It is the first and only FDA-approved prescription CBD used to treat seizures that are associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), Dravet syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in patients 1 year of age and older.

Epidiolex

All other benefits have been mostly user reported. While some studies have been conducted to determine all of the potential benefits, more CBD clinical trials need to be done.

That being said, user reported CBD benefits include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Memory

Considering CBD is fairly well tolerated by the human body, it is best to try it for yourself to see how and if, it can help you.

How does CBD make you feel?

Unlike it’s cousin THC, CBD is not psychoactive meaning it will not get you high. Simply put, quality CBD should not make you feel anything.

Users reporting feeling a sense of calm and relaxation, an uplift in mood, and more of a positive attitude without a feeling of intoxication.

There can be some side effects that have been reported by users. According to the Mayo Clinic, these can include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Drowsiness and fatigue

Strongest CBD Oil

If you look on Amazon, you can find products with up to 100,000MG of CBD. Unfortunately those are not authentic and quality cannabidiol hemp extracted oils.

You cannot purchase quality CBD products from Amazon, Ebay or any giant e-tailer at this point.

The strongest quality oil offered at The CBD Haven is the CBDistillery Full Spectrum 5000mg Oil Tincture. One dropper will offer you 167mg of high quality full spectrum CBD.

Considering the recommended daily dose to start is 30mg to 60mg daily, this product is more than enough and is the maximum high strength offering.

There is a lot more to learn about CBD, so make sure to read up on our blog. For now, we hope this brief intro to “What Does CBD Do?” was able to offer you some answers.