August 01, 2020

Everyone knows what CBD is right?....not quite. There is still a lot of confusion around the subject - so here is some information :)

CBD comes from Hemp (which is actually different to Marijuana).

Hemp is different in composition and thus produces CBD.  THC, otherwise known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most infamous cannabinoid due to its high-inducing properties. CBD on the other hand does not get you high.


Hemp is specifically bred to have lower or zero THC concentrations. (different countries have different laws and requirements on levels of THC). Conversely, marijuana is grown to have high THC content. Only hemp-derived CBD oil is federally legal in the US because it is extracted from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC. In Hong Kong in accordance with the law all CBD should have 0% THC. 

Here is a diagram to show the difference:CBD Vs THC

 


But what is CBD exactly? CBD is a natural compound found in the plant, it can comprise up to 40 percent of hemp. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating, which means it will not get you high. CBD is often regarded as the single most crucial cannabinoid ever discovered because of how it works with the body and provides a long list of health benefits. With on-going research, the list of uses continues to grow, giving more and more hope to those looking to enhance their overall quality of life.

Is CBD Oil the same as Hemp seed oil?

Short answer - no

Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of hemp plants. 

CBD oil makers extract CBD from the leaves, stems, flowers, and stalks of matured hemp plants. Many people sell hemp oil telling people it's CBD oil. They are different. 

 

What are the different ways to take CBD?

There are 3 main ways to take CBD. Based on your needs and preferences, you can apply CBD through different methods such as using oils, eating gummies, or using creams. Your choice of administration can affect how CBD works with your body.

1) Through Tinctures/ Oils 

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2) Edibles such as Gummies

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3) Topicals (cream you rub on the skin)

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What does CBD do?

CBD works by stimulating the endocannabinoid system – a biological structure common in all vertebrates. This system helps maintain homeostasis, the human body’s natural balance of physical and chemical systems when responding to various physiological conditions.

Within the endocannabinoid system, CBD molecules attach to CB2 cannabinoid receptors that are connected to the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The PNS includes various organs and systems, such as the immune system, muscles, skin, and limbs.

what does CBD do

How is CBD absorbed?

Your body’s absorption of CBD from the application area into the bloodstream is known as its bioavailability – maximizing bioavailability means allowing more CBD to be readily available for bodily use. Taking CBD through various means changes its bioavailability; however, choosing the best method of use for your needs will help ensure that you’ll receive the most support from properly sourced CBD.

Is CBD use common?

Ancient civilizations have used various strains of Hemp throughout centuries for their wealth of wellness properties. But due to dramatic shifts in legislation and other influences such as determining what is CBD versus THC, cannabinoids became widely unaccepted as an alternative application.

However, as the health and science communities continue to further recognize and accept the properties of different cannabinoids, the prohibitions that once restricted and limited the use of CBD have evolved into protections and freedoms of what is CBD for anyone looking for safe and effective alternatives.

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