What is CBD?
CBD is a nonpsychoactive component derived from the cannabis plant, especially Cannabis sativa or indica, or it can be produced synthetically. CBD has been studied as a treatment for epilepsy and is sold as a dietary supplement for help with chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety.
Yes, CBD is a molecule and is generally safe and well tolerated by most people when taken in recommended doses. Effects and benefits can vary in individuals based on the amount of the dose. In fact, doses of 1500mg per day have been used in studies to treat schizophrenia. If you have questions about if CBD is right for you, you should consult with a doctor before trying.
Currently in the United States you do not need a prescription to purchase CBD products. CBD products can be purchased like other dietary supplements.
IS CBD LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES?
In 2018, the U.S congress passed and signed into law the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This law removed hemp as a federally controlled substance, legalizing CBD derived from a hemp source containing less than .3% THC. While hemp-based CBD is legal at a federal level, some states consider using or possessing any cannabis product illegal. You should consult your state’s laws on CBD before purchasing online.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD works as a booster in the body, by activating the endocannabinoid system (ECS), regulating several functions and processes in our bodies including mood, sleep, appetite, memory, reproduction and fertility and more. The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use cannabis.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN CANNABINOIDS FOUND IN SOULFUL BEE PRODUCTS?
Soulful Bee products contain the highest quality of cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN).
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive component derived from the cannabis plant, especially Cannabis sativa or C. indica, or produced synthetically.
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBG has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory qualities. Cannabigerol sourced from hemp plants is legal in most countries as it contains less than 0.3% THC.
Cannabinol (CBN) is the cannabinoid into which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) breaks down after prolonged periods of time. CBN is a mild intoxicant; current research indicates it’s only a quarter the potency of THC.
HOW CAN YOU TAKE CBD?
CBD comes in many forms, including oils, gummies, extracts, capsules, patches, vapes and topical preparations for use on the skin.
Vaping and smoking allow the CBD to go directly into your bloodstream, so the effects are felt much faster than through other methods. Within 10 minutes, 34-56% of the CBD is absorbed.
CBD can be taken daily. However, the frequency with which CBD should be used will vary depending on the individuals pathology and desired effect. For example, as a supplement to promote healthy sleep at night, CBD can be used daily.