What is CBD?

  • Cannabidiol, CBD, is a natural remedy found in the hemp plant.
  • CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound – meaning it won’t alter a person’s mental state.
  • CBD is purified and then dissolved in an oil base liquid for direct intake.  In addition, it can be blended with cream bases or infused in foods for additional routes of delivery.

CBD vs THC

While both CBD & THC come from cannabis and have many health benefits, CBD is viewed as a legal substance and has many of the same benefits as THC without getting you “high”.

CBD

  • Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid
  • NON-psychoactive effect
  • Contains 0.3% THC or less
  • Main compound found in the HEMP plant

THC

  • Tetrahydrocannabidiol, a cannabinoid
  • The Principal Psychoactive ingredient
  • Contains 5%-35% THC typically
  • Main compound found in the MARIJUANA plant

Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the hemp plant and then diluted with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. Here are seven health benefits of CBD oil that are backed by scientific evidence.

  • Pain Relief
  • Anti-inflammatory Benefits
  • Reduce Anxiety, Stress and Depression
  • Help Sleep Disorders

  • Anti-Seizure Properties

  • Relieves Nausea

  • Reduced Risk of Diabetes and Obesity

  • Lowered Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Pain related to cancer treatment

FAQ

What are the side effects of CBD oil?

Since hemp based CBD has no psychoactive effects there is less of a concern for significant side effects. 

The topical cream base on rare occasions may cause skin irritation. 

Does CBD oil make you sleepy?

Since hemp based CBD has no psychoactive properties, it is unlikely to cause sedation.  However, we carry CBD gummies with melatonin which can help with sleep.

Does CBD oil help pain?

CBD is used by some people with chronic pain.  It relieves symptoms secondary to a variety of health conditions including arhtritis, nerve pain, headaches, cancer pain and whole body pain.

Is CBD oil safe?

Yes.  CBD oil has shown to be safe in treating numerous conditions. 

There is still much research that needs to be completed for full understanding of this non synthetic medication.

How much CBD should I take per day?

Cannabidiol is personalized medication. The right CBD treatment depends on the person and condition being treated.

In our clinic patients are recommended to take up to 160 mg of CBD daily.

Does CBD oil help with insomnia?

If a component of your insomnia is due to anxiety then cbd may reduce the symptoms of anxiety providing improved sleep. 

In addition, CBD gummies can be infused with melatonin which may improve sleep disturbances.

How long does it take for CBD oil to work?

Depending on the route of administration CBD may work within minutes. 

For example when oil based CBD is placed under the tongue the patient will have a much quicker response due to increased blood flow and subsequent absorption of the medication. 

The topical creams may require up to 15 minutes to absorb and take affect.

Does CBD help mood?

CBD has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety. 

Does CBD oil stay in your system?

CBD effects have a peak effect of 4-6 hrs but are slowly metabolized in the body over 1-2 days. 

Does CBD oil need to be refrigerated after opening?

It is recommended to keep CBD tinctures in a cool place but not necessary. 

Does CBD oil help nerve pain?

Yes.  CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation related to nerve irritation.

Does CBD help arthritis?

CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory and may reduce painful symptoms secondary to arthritis

Can CBD interfere with medications?

Yes. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians recommend patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs.

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