CB what? CBD who?
-What is it?
-What does it do?
-How do you use it?
Those are just a few questions clients are asking when it comes to hearing about CBD for the first time. We will provide you with very simple terms below so that you have a basic understanding about: the term Cannabis, CBD, one major difference between CBD and THC, and what the OIL craze is all about. Our Doctor on-site is a CBD expert and actively conducts research about CBD however please note the information we provide is general information to educate and not meant to cure, treat, or prevent any disease or condition.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, this is one of many compounds (a naturally produced chemical) found in a Cannabis plant. A Cannabis plant is a plant from the flowering plant family Cannabaceae*. Think Roses! There are many different Rose plants and they come from the flowering plant family Rosaceae; they can produce flowers on a long stem that have leaves (named long stemmed roses) or on a bush that also produces flowers with leaves. Just like Roses there are many different flowering Cannabis plants. Hemp and Marijuana are two different flowering Cannabis plants; both plants have leaves and flowers that are different in size/appearance. Now you know why some people call parts of these plants "flower or bud" and those parts of the plants may be used for medicinal use. The CBD compound is taken from one of the Cannabis plants: either a Hemp plant (which has more CBD) or a Marijuana plant (which has less CBD) to make CBD products, think roses again! The CBD is found in the flowers, stems, and leaves of these two plants. A Cannabis plant can have over 100 compounds and some well known named compounds found in today's products are: THC=tetrahydrocannabinol, CBN=cannabinol, and CBG=Cannabigerol. *"The Cannabaceae family of flowering plants can be trees, erect herbs (Cannabis), or twining herbs".
When it comes to CBD products there are 3 categories: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate
1. Full Spectrum CBD- contains all the compounds that naturally occur in the whole cannabis plant (Hemp plant) including trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
2. Broad Spectrum CBD- contains all the compounds that naturally occur in the whole cannabis plant (Hemp plant) except tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is removed.
3. Isolate CBD- CBD is the only compound it contains from the whole cannabis plant (Hemp plant), unless noted by vendor.
What does CBD do?
In short, CBD produces an outcome that may reduce inflammation, pain, and may benefit circumstances that create inflammation, pain, Etc.
It does not get you "high" because CBD does not cause a psychoactive effect- an effect changing mood, awareness, thoughts, feelings, or behavior from a substance, think coffee.
THC is the known compound for causing a psychoactive effect. Apply your knowledge here- The medical marijuana plant (keep thinking roses) is known for low CBD amounts and high THC amounts, now you know why people relate marijuana's psychoactive effect as being "high."
Example: "Acne" "is caused, in part, by inflammation and overworked sebaceous glands in the body. A 2014 study found that CBD helps to lower the production of sebum that leads to acne, partly because of its anti-inflammatory effect." "Applying CBD topically may reduce inflammation in psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases, according to research."
How do you use CBD?
There are many ways CBD* can be introduced into the body by clients and the most common ways are...
By eating and ingesting CBD products made to consume by mouth. These are called "Edibles." Some of these products may be sugar free. The effect takes longer to experience and is known to create a long lasting effect subject to person using the product. Now you know why Uncle named his baked goods "magic" cookies or brownies! Some CBD oils (water soluble) are able to be used in drinks which will be noted by the vendor or seller.
By applying CBD products directly onto the skin. These are called "Topicals." They come in a variety of application methods: click stick, jar, tube, spray, roll on, and any other way vendors package them. The effect may target a specific area and length of effect is subject to the person using product. "Transdermal" CBD products are also applied to the skin and may enter the bloodstream with length of effect subject to person using the product.
By dropping CBD oil under the tongue aka "sublingual route". The onset is rapid acting entering the bloodstream and great for those that cannot metabolize substances thru the stomach because it bypasses the digestion tract. These products are what the "CBD Oil" craze is all about and may also be referred to as "Drops or Tinctures." These products are believed to be most effective when the oil sits under the tongue for at least 30-60 seconds to be absorbed thru the sublingual glands.
Hemp Seed Oil & MCT Oil!
These oils are what the CBD is placed in for use.
MCT Oil: Medium-chain triglycerides which are "partially man-made fats, fatty acid in MCT oil speeds up the metabolism • Better Energy • Antioxidant effects• Better Digestion (MCT oil has laxative qualities but more than that, it has antibacterial and antiviral qualities that improve the environment of your gut. You’ll feel relief with symptoms of cramps and constipation)."
Hemp Seed Oil: Directly from the seeds of the hemp plant. Packed with Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids without mercury. Loaded with proteins and antioxidants. Used in creams and moisturizers for skin, hemp seed oil is proven to improve the moisture of your skin and may dramatically decrease the speed of the aging process. • Immune System Support, may be excellent for cold and flu season when you want to stave off the harmful bacteria in the winter season. Much stronger flavor and earthy taste.
By smoking or vaping. These products are called "flower, bud, dry CBD, vape liquid/oil/juice." Often a device is needed to compliment the product such as a "bowl, bong, rolling papers, vape pen, vape cartridge" or other devices used to facilitate inhaling these products for an almost immediate effect and with length of effect subject to the person using product. Please note, if a CBD is available for vaping it will be noted by the vendor otherwise vaping may be harmful.
*These are the most common CBD products available, there may be many more not listed here .
Our CBD Mission
- Our goal is to provide CBD items that work!
- We carefully select each brand for diverse use and quality in, to provide a holistic variety of items that may enhance our client's experience. The brands below are some of the ones we offer.
If you are interested in any products you don't see, please feel free to message us so we can explore your interests with you and hopefully get them for you!
We have access to ALL of our vendors items but only carry a limited selection on site and on this site.
Please note commercial CBD may have many benefits and our local compassion centers also do a great job of providing CBD products to those with a medical cannabis card (book appointment with us!)
Full Spectrum or Isolate
Fast acting relief.
Bath Soak, Roll On Oil, Lip Balm for relaxation and self-care.
Jar or stick for essential relief.
Full Spectrum or Isolate
Gummies, Capsules, Drink Shots for longer relief.