Beginner's Guide To CBD

Beginner's Guide To CBD

Posted by PRYME CBD on Mar 29th 2019

Since the finalization of 2018 Farm Bill, it seems as if everyone is beginning to gain interest in the Hemp Plant and the Cannabinoid that it offers, known as Cannabidiol (CBD). With interest rising, there are many people that simply want to know what it is, how it works, and how it can benefit them, among a variety of other questions. In this article, we're sharing our Beginner's Guide To CBD, writing down the basics and sharing it all in an easy-to-read and understand format that will bring you up to speed.

What Is CBD?

Originally patented by the United States Government in 2003 as a neuroprotectant and antioxidant, CBD is well known for its benefits, despite your lack of knowledge on the matter. Abbreviated as CBD, cannabidiol is one of many of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids that are found in the hemp plant. CBD is the main cannabinoid that has the ability to bind to the receptors in your immune system.

How Does CBD Work?

Both humans and all mammals have what is called an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which allows for cellular communication and regulation. It's a natural receptor system and is made up of the CB1 and CB2 receptors that run throughout our entire body. When CBD binds to those receptors, your body produces more of them, so you can begin to understand that the communication between the cells will only begin to strengthen and improve. What's fascinating about the way this works is that the effects of CBD comes from your own endocannabinoid system, and the CBD itself merely promotes the normal function of the endocannabinoid system. In short, CBD gives your endocannabinoid system the kick it needs, then it begins its work by putting your body back in balance.

How Can CBD Benefit You?

There are many ways you can benefit from CBD, and taking it is the start of that process. From the moment you take CBD and give it time to bind to your CB1 and CB2 receptors, your body is being restored to its normal state. Many times the normal function of your body gets off track, which is why you may feel pain, suffer from anxiety, and more. By taking CBD, you are correcting this irregular function and restoring your body back to its regular function. CBD can benefit you by reducing or even eliminating many systems, such as inflammation, anxiety, nausea, pain, PTSD, epilepsy, and so much more.

Is CBD Legal?

Due to the 2018 Farm Bill, Industrial Hemp is now legal in the United States, which covers all 50 states. Industrial Hemp is a cannabis sativa plant, and any part of that plant, whether it's growing or not, with 0.3% of THC or less is considered legal. Does this mean you can simply grow hemp if you want? No. There are many rules and guidelines that go into it that won't allow just anyone to grow hemp legally.

Will CBD Get You High?

If you're wondering if CBD will get you high, wonder no more. CBD will NOT get you high. In fact, the hemp plant is known for having a high amount of CBD and a very low amount of THC (the psychoactive compound that gets you high). Now if you're wondering if there is THC in the CBD product that you purchase, many times there are. There are trace amounts in many CBD products, but those trace amounts are so low that you would never get high and it wouldn't show up on a drug test. However, there are also some CBD products that contain no THC at all.

Will You Fail A Drug Test?

Due to the fact that Industrial Hemp must contain 0.3% of THC or less for it to be legal, you will not fail a drug test due to the extraordinarily low amount of THC. However, if you take a very high dose of CBD on a consistent basis, there is a possibility of failing a drug test. If you want to make sure you pass drug tests while using CBD, simply follow the dosage directions on the product you're using.

What Is The Best Type of CBD For Your Condition?

There are many people that ask what is the best type of CBD to take for their specific condition, like anxiety or pain. The truth is, CBD works the same all across the board and you can allieviate your symptoms no matter the method of delivery. However, there are some delivery methods that may work better for you than others. For an example, if you have a skin condition, it would be best to use a topical (applied on the skin) instead of sublingual (placed under the tongue).

Will CBD Interact With My Prescription Medicine?

While using CBD, there is a possibility that it can interact with your prescription medicine. The first thing you should do is consult with your doctor first. You see, because of the way CBD is metabolized by your body, when you take it, it can interfere with the way your body normally metabolizes other drugs. Take for instance, Tylenol, it's metabolized through your liver. Though something like Tylenol shouldn't be much of a cause for concern, there are some medications that have to be metabolized in a specific way or at a certain rate. When you're using CBD, some of those medications can hang around in your system a lot longer than it was intended, and that should cause concern. However, this isn't always a bad thing and can be looked at as a positive. For example, CBD has the potential of interacting with other drugs to make them more effective, allowing you to cut back or reduce the amount or dose of medications you take.

Does The Milligrams of CBD Mean I'm Taking A Higher Dose?

When you're shopping for CBD, you'll often notice a variety of milligrams on the bottles or packaging of the product. This doesn't mean that when you use the product that you are subject to take a higher dose, it just means that the higher milligram CBD product will last you longer. For an example, if you take 10MG of Green Roads CBD Oil Tincture each day. No matter if the CBD product says 500MG or 1000MG, you are still able to take 10MG per day. With taking 10MG per day from a 30ML bottle of 500MG CBD, the bottle will last 50 days. However, with taking 10MG per day from a 30ML bottle of 1000MG CBD, the bottle will last 100 days. You are the one that controls your dosing. You may have to calculate the CBD amount on products like a CBD oil tincture, but you're able to dose with the exact amount you want.

Is There An Age Restriction on CBD?

As it stands now, there is no age restrictions on CBD. However, in PRYME CBD we have enforced an age restriction to purchase the CBD product we offer. We feel that it should be the parent who decides whether they want to allow their kid(s) to take CBD or not. We hope you understand our views.

If I'm New To CBD, What Should I Know?

The first thing you should know is that CBD will not get you high or make you feel funny. You should also know before purchasing a CBD product that the milligrams on the product doesn't represent the dosing or strength amount, but instead should represent how long the CBD product will last you based on your preferred dosing. If taking prescription medications, you should also know that it's wise to consult with your doctor to ensure it's alright to take your prescription medicine alongside CBD. Another thing to keep in mind is that CBD isn't cheap. It costs to feel good, and if you find prices that seem ridiculously low, there is a good reason why. The last two things you should know is that CBD is legal in the United States, and it does work when you find your correct dosing.

What Does Taking CBD Feel Like?

While we would love to give you an exact picture of what taking CBD will feel like, we can't. It's hard to describe how CBD makes you feel, and that is why often times when you ask a CBD user what it feels like, they commonly reply "it just makes you feel good". To give you some insight into the way it makes you feel though, you will feel relaxed, at ease, as if those small things that would work you up or stress you out aren't as much of a deal. When you're headed to bed for the night and you take CBD, you become relaxed enough and the aches or pains are reduced, allowing you to sleep peacefully. It just makes you feel good!

How Long Does It Take For CBD To Take Effect?

That truly depends on what method of delivery you take. For instance, inhaling CBD from a vaporizer absorbs much quicker than other methods, sometimes within just a few draws you can feel the CBD taking effect. With other methods, such as topicals, applying directly to a specific area on your body, you'll notice the effects rather quickly as well. However, with edible and sublingual CD products, you can expect the effects to come on around 10-15 minutes.