Now that the word is getting out about hemp and CBD and the possible health and environmental benefits, product options are unlimited, which is a good thing, to a point. When buying CBD, it’s good to know the facts and have answers to all of your questions or concerns.
What’s the best way to take CBD?
CBD is available in food, drinks, supplements, clothing and vape pens. We have found that ingesting CBD through food and drinks, you limit the amount that actually gets into your blood stream. Vaping gets it to your blood the fastest, but the cost to your lungs is questionable. Therefore, we feel the fastest, safest way to take it is through CBD oil tinctures, holding it under your tongue for 30-60 seconds or topical lotions or oils.
What’s the proper dose?
The proper dosage for CBD oil is dependent on a wide variety of factors. The right amount to take depends on the symptom you are trying to address, your size and weight, your historical use of CBD products, and more. For best results, follow these broad guidelines:
- Start small. Begin with a smaller dose of CBD and gradually work your way up
- 10mgis a good place to start, with 25mg being a widely accepted “standard” dose
- Keep in mind that the form of CBDyou’re using will affect the dosage guidelines
- Consult your doctorif you have questions or concerns or are on prescription drugs.
CBD also affects different people in different ways. Even for the same person, the first dose of CBD may have a different effect than the 50th dose. Interestingly, it appears that CBD can build up in the body, increasing the number of cannabinoid receptors. This could potentially make the endocannabinoid system more sensitive to cannabinoids over time.
To add to the confusion, there’s no “official” CBD dosage recommendations out there. Instead, most manufacturers recommend “using as needed”, or taking 30 MG dose, best if divided into two doses. One in the morning and one in the evening.
It’s also good to note, a 30 ML bottle of oil has 30 dropper fulls. So if you have 500 mg of CBD in a bottle, divided by 30 dropper fulls, you would have 16.5 mg of CBD per dropper full.
How do I know if the product I’m buying actually has CBD in it?
This has been the biggest problem with the rush to get products on the shelves before FDA has set all regulations. If you see cheap versions of CBD at check-out stands and gas stations, it’s very likely the product is so cheap because it has less CBD than stated or none at all. Any reputable CBD company will provide a Certificate of Analysis or COA from a 3rd party lab, showing the exact ingredients of the product. If you’re unable to contact the manufacturer or distributor to get this information, you should shop elsewhere.
It’s also suggested to buy CBD products from US companies as regulations can differ greatly in other countries and it’s important to support our local hemp farmers during this transition to legality and beyond. Many have found that buying from companies in states that have legalized marijuana have more consistent regulations as well, so you’re less likely to run into the scams.
What’s the difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum CBD pure isolate?
NuLife Full Spectrum CBD oils contain all the beneficial elements found in the cannabis plant. The THC content remains less than the federal legal limit of 0.3%, a true full-spectrum extract includes everything that the hemp plant has to offer.
NuLife Broad Spectrum oils are made from the same high quality hemp extracts used in our NuLife Full Spectrum products with the difference being in processing. NuLife incorporates the latest in distillation technology to separate out a significantly greater percentage of the total phytocannabinoid fraction from the raw full spectrum hemp extract. Broad spectrum distillate provides the end user with the highest cannabinoid potency, when compared to full spectrum oil. Full spectrum oil is simply the raw extract from the hemp plant. Broad spectrum oil goes through a distillation process, which removes all non-cannabinoid aspects from the oil. Broad spectrum distillate contains all the same cannabinoids as full spectrum oil except in higher overall amounts. The lower cannabinoid potency of full spectrum oils is due to the many other molecular components (400+) that dilute down these cannabinoid components, which include organic chemicals like terpenes, fatty acids, and chlorophyll for example. Experience the benefits of all the different cannabinoids (100+) working synergistically at maximum potency in all the NuLife Broad Spectrum products. It’s good to note that delta-9 THC is also considered a cannabinoid and is included in the broad spectrum products. This allows the end user the benefits of the THC at a potency of less than 0.3% , which is the legal limit, without the effects of the THC “high” that is experienced from the much higher THC potency of the marijuana plant, the counterpart to the hemp plant.
NuLife CBDPURE distillates are the most pure form of CBD oil available. Analysis done by a third party certified testing laboratory shows CBD potencies near or at the 100% purity mark. Our cutting edge proprietary distillation process is used to further refine the broad spectrum oil in order to remove everything except the CBD, based on its unique chemical properties, including complete removal of all THC (0.0%) Since this is the most pure form of CBD oil offered, you know exactly what you are getting in every dose of our CBDPURE product line. The appearance and absolute purity of CBDPURE oil after distillation is exemplified in its crystal clarity.
Why is CBD and Hemp believed to have so much promise in the way of our health and our planet?
Discovered in the late 1980s, the Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, is a biological system found in all mammals, composed of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors. ECS affects virtually every cell, muscle, organ and tissue in our body, and critical to regulating a wide range of body processes, our nervous system, immune system, digestive system, endocrine glands, brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen, bones, muscles, blood vessels and cells, lymph cells, and fat cells.
The ECS is believed to have more cellular receptor sites than any other receptor system. The widespread distribution of these cannabinoid receptors shows just how important the ECS is to our overall bodily function and health.
Our body actually produces endocannabinoids naturally, which interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors to regulate functions including pain, memory, sleep, mood, appetite and more.
Phytocannabinoids are similar to endocannabinoids, except their origin comes from a plant (in this case, industrial hemp) instead of a natural process in the body. The primary phytocannabinoids that interact positively in the ECS are CBD and THC.
Hemp brings so much promise due to the fact that it is one of the fastest growing plants, uses less water, herbicides, pesticides and time to grow. Hemp was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of sustainable commercial products including paper, textiles, clothing, food, nutraceuticals, bio-degradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, and animal feed.
Hemp can be used to clean soil and water, and is an important rotation crop for farmers. This makes it an excellent choice to incorporate in models of regenerative agriculture.
Hemp can be grown without use of any petrochemicals, and is a sustainable alternative to potentially thousands of every-day products. Hemp buildings are impressively energy efficient, non-toxic, pest-, fire- and mold-resistant, and carbon-neutral. Hemp’s high cellulose content makes it an excellent alternative to wood pulp for paper. Its long fibers make hemp an incredibly durable textile, and given hemp seed’s excellent nutritional profile, it is a great sustainable source of plant-based protein and essential fatty acids.