What Is CBD?
CBD’s true name is Cannabidiol, and it is a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of the cannabis plant, specifically the hemp strain of cannabis sativa. CBD also is one of over a hundred types of Phytocannabinoids, which are a unique quality to the therapeutic profile of cannabis.
CBD is extracted from the oils or rosin of the flower, and is used as a medicinal drug. The safe non addictive qualities of CBD makes it a top tier drug, and an amazing alternative to addictive pharmaceuticals and their side effects. While cannabis has had a rich history of therapeutic institutions going back hundreds of years, we are just now discovering some of the amazing secrets CBD has, and its effects on our bodies endocannabinoid system.
What Is CBD Good For?
Because CBD tapes into a deeper level of how we function biologically, it has much more naturally processed therapeutic effect. This leaves CBD with zero bad side effects and no addictive properties. And thus CBD becomes a quality alternative to pharmaceuticals for relief on a number of levels.
The list of things CBD can find relief for is an ever growing entity, and the reason for such extensive scientific research, with a majority sponsored by the US government. While at first met with skepticism, CBD has proven time and again to be a beneficial molecule, and provide potential relief for the following:
- Chronic Pain
- Autoimmune diseases
- Neurological conditions
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sleep Disorders
- Neuropsychiatric Illness
- Skin Disease
- Cardiovascular Dysfunction
- Gut Disorders
CBD is closely related to THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC and CBD are the most scientifically studied part of the cannabis plant. Both THC and CBD have their own therapeutic attributes, but unlike THC, CBD does not get you high. CBD actually can help to neutralize psychoactive effects of THC, if given correct dosage, as they react to separate receptors in the brain. This can help to reap the medical benefits from THC without being affected by the high.
CBD has been found to be a neuroprotector, effectively protecting your brain cells. CBD is also being studied for its anti cancer properties, but is proven to enhance the anti cancer properties of THC. Other studies have shown CBD to actually stimulate the growth of new brain cells in mammals. The compelling findings is that CBD works best in combination with THC and the full spectrum of cannabis components. Click here and check out a huge selection of certified CBD products.
What Is The Endocannabinoid System?
Only discovered in the 1990’s, the endocannabinoid system is a biological regulatory system found in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Within these nervous systems are cannabinoid receptors that bind to the endocannabinoids. These are called endogenous cannabinoids because they are almost identical to the compounds found in the cannabis plant.
Within the endocannabinoid system are different types of receptors, such as CB1 and CB2, that fit with different types of phytocannabinoids. When our bodies endocannabinoid receptors work together with phytocannabinoids it’s like a missing piece of the puzzle or a key to a lock. It is this direct interaction with molecules that allow them to work harmoniously or naturally. So basically our endogenous system is responding to what is already inside our bodies and inside of plants.
All animals have a endocannabinoid system, even six hundred million year old fossils where found with cannabinoid receptors. While most people are aware of the popular regulatory systems in our bodies such as the cardiovascular and the repository systems, and their importance and effects. A lot of people are unaware of the endocannabinoid system and its role in regulating a broad range of processes within our bodies such as:
- Energy Level
- Immune Activity
- Pain Experience
- Bone Density
- Intestinal Fortitude
- Glucose Metabolism
- Blood Pressure
Modulating the endocannabinoid system with CBD as well as THC can slow or stop disease progression.
What Is Cannabis?
Cannabis is a family of amazing plants. There are two main categories of cannabis known as indica and sativa. Hemp is where CBD is derived, and is a member of the sativa family. Hemp does not get you high like marijuana. Marijuana is the plant where THC is derived and can be found in both the sativa and indica families. So to be clear hemp and marijuana are both different types of cannabis.
The different cannabis plants look similar to the eye, but each type of plant has unique and beneficial therapeutic properties. This is why we now see that medical marijuana is being excepted and legalized across America, as well as CBD.
What Is a Phytocannabinoid?
A phytocannabinoid is a molecule that comes from plants. There are more than 100 different phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. There is not a lot of information that can be found on every different type of phytocannabinoids, only the different types that have been found to be effective in treatment of things like migraines as well as fibromyalgia and more. The different types of phytocannabinoid can found to target specific ailments, and work better for some than others.
Here are some different types of phytocannabinoids and their prospected usefulness:
- CBD1-antioxidant, reduces anxiety, treats psychotic disorders,
- CBD2-relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and relieves spasms
- CBG-anti-inflammatory, and relieves pain
- CBN-sedative, antibiotic, anticonvulsant,
- THC-antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, euphoric high, relieves pain
- CBC-antibiotic, anti-fungal
- THCV-euphoric high and relieves anxiety
Two forms of CBD can be derived. The purest form of CBD derived is called an isolates or crystals. The second form is found in full spectrum oils. Once the CBD is extracted it can be infused with almost anything, as well as used in its pure oil form. It can take on many forms, and also be found in pet care products, because remember, all animals have an endocannabinoid system.
- Vape Juice
Choosing what’s right for you can be recommended by a qualified distributor, or by simply tring some and seeing what works best. There are different levels or percentages and strains that can have different effects. Each delivery system can determine the length of the effects, as well as how fast it reacts. Start small and dose till you feel good.
The most useful and powerful mixture of CBD will contain a small dose of THC, 0.3% is now legal, per 2018 Hemp Bill. These percentages of THC will not affect a drug test or get you high.
How To Vape CBD
CBD vape oil has all the health benefits as other CBD products. CBD vape is the best delivery method to get instant relief ,besides injections, reaching the bloodstream faster thru the lungs than stomach.
Fortunately there are plenty of excellent options for vaping CBD. You can find almost any flavor, and different strengths. You can vape CBD in a pod systems, carts, and mods, if you get the correct viscosity mixture. CBD vape oil can have different types of carrier oils such as hemp seed oil, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavorings.
You can vape CBD from it’s isolate oil, or full spectrum oil. Full spectrum contains 0.3% THC or less, as well as flavonoids and terpenes, and will not get you high. Isolates have all other properties removed making it pure CBD and is relatively cheaper. Broad spectrum will have the same profile as full spectrum except with the THC removed.
To vape from a cart you simply buy the cartridge that is prefilled with CBD, attach it to your battery and then vape it. Click her to see broad spectrum carts with all the certifications and test results.
The Juul is a popular pod device for good mouth to lung hits as well as all pod devices. Click here to get full spectrum CBD refills that are Juul compatible.
To vape CBD oil from a sub ohm mod it’s the same as vaping regular vape juice, use a max VG mixture. I just drip a few drops of full spectrum 4000 mg CBD oil into my RDA when I’m getting anxiety. To refill your pod system or vape CBD from your mod device view the largest selection of vapable CBD and starter kits here.
Always make sure your CBD vape oil is tested and certified and made from all natural ingredients. The FDA doesn’t regulate CBD and to insure your getting the proper levels of cannabinol, be sure to look for certifications and test results.
2018 Hemp Bill
On December 20, 2018, The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, became law and removed hemp from the list of controlled substances definitively, which was absolutely ridiculous in the first place.
The 2018 Hemp Bill redefines hemp as all parts of the Cannabis Sativa plant that do not exceed 0.3% delta-9 THC by dry weight, including derivatives, extracts and cannabinoids.
The 2018 Hemp Bill explicitly removes hemp products, including CBD, from the controlled substance list.