A Beginner's Guide To CBD
We suspect you’ve arrived at this place because you’ve heard somewhere along the road about this magical compound called CBD. Maybe it's something you're already quite familiar with, or maybe it's something you're just beginning to explore.
Good news, you’re in great company for learning more either way.
PREHEMPTIVE has been in the CBD game since 2015. That means we’ve had 5 years to listen to our customers far and wide and figure out what they really want (and need) to know about CBD. It turns out, people have a lot of questions.
We at PREHEMPTIVE believe one of the biggest components of implementing a healthy, balanced lifestyle is education. This means researching and understanding how your body interacts with everything you give it: Food, water, supplements...and CBD.
We wrote this short guide to provide that objective information about CBD: what it is, how it works, how to determine what’s safe, and which product to buy, among many other important questions.
#CBD is showing up everywhere and in everything today.
But many people still have many questions about it...questions like, what exactly is CBD and where does it come from? What are its #benefits, and how do you know it’s safe to consume? How will you know when it’s working?
How does CBD #work?
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s #endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout your body but are primarily clustered in the #brain and central #nervous #system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining general health and wellness throughout the body.
While CBD is a phytocannabinoid (or plant-based cannabinoid) your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your #body, including your skin and #digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors.
Welcome to your CBD for Beginners crash course, where PREHEMPTIVE answers all these questions and more.
What is CBD and where does it come from?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 100+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the #cannabis plant. There are two primary distinctions for cannabis: marijuana and #hemp. #Marijuana is generally regarded as cannabis with THC levels exceeding
0.3% by dry weight, while hemp contains less than 0.3% THC.
CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana and the top non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp. It’s been studied more in-depth recently as consumers have begun turning to it for its plentiful benefits for health and wellness.
CBD and the other cannabinoids are extracted from the aerial parts of the hemp plant, which includes the flower and leaves. The other parts of the plant, such as the stalk and seeds, are devoid of cannabinoids but still contain other beneficial compounds like terpenes, flavonoids, #vitamins, trace minerals, #omega fatty acids, and more.
Unlike THC, CBD does not interact strongly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any #psychoactive effect.
Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally produced cannabinoids. This increase even occurs in our furry friends, making CBD useful for pets, too!
Will CBD cure my condition?
Unfortunately, due to state and federal regulations, #PREHEMPTIVE and other CBD manufacturers are not permitted to make disease claims about CBD. While there has been a great deal of research conducted on hemp cannabinoids, there haven’t been enough studies for specific conditions. What we can say is that CBD helps increase the health of the whole human organism. You can also do your research to find out more about whether CBD can support your specific needs.
One of the first questions people have when getting targeted with CBD is what kind of product to use, and how much to take. To dive into this, let’s explore the most common delivery methods available on the market:
Pros: Easy to customize and deliver even the most specific serving sizes
Cons: Often has a strong, earthy flavor that some may find off-putting.
Pros: Easy to target specific areas of the body, improves the appearance of the skin, comfortable application
Cons: Some products are made with chemicals or preservatives. (Not ours)
CBD Soft Gels
Pros: A most consistent serving of CBD, easy to take on-the-go, offers a flavor-free delivery method.
Cons: Often uses non-vegan gelatin soft gels, may also be more difficult to digest.
How do I know it’s safe?
There has been a lot of recent public discussion about the safety of CBD. Many consumers fear that they can’t trust CBD manufacturers and are therefore afraid of harmful #ingredients or contaminants showing up in their product. However, there are some ways to verify the safety of your CBD product before purchase.
The first thing to look for is third-party lab tests. Many CBD companies offer COAs
(Certificate Of Analysis) for their products, but it’s really important to make sure testing has been completed and reports are generated by a third-party, otherwise, reports could be doctored or falsified.
A #trustworthy hemp supplier will also have certifications to back up their quality, and won’t
have any problems being completely transparent about their certifications and lab
How will I know it’s working?
One of the best ways to monitor your experience with CBD is to keep a daily use journal.
Every time you take CBD, we recommend jotting down the following in your phone or a
• Time of day
• Type of product you’re taking, the concentration of CBD and any additional ingredients.
. Serving sizes
Then, about an hour after you take it, write down anything you’ve noticed in your body.
Even if you’re not sure if it’s related to the CBD, write it down - you’ll be able to refer back over time and identify any possible trends to clue you in to how CBD is affecting your body over the long term.
Due to state and federal regulations, we cannot state what CBD “feels” like when it’s working. However, that leaves the power in your hands - you can determine for yourself what the most effective regimen is for you and adjust as needed to achieve your desired results.
Founded in 2016, PREHEMPTIVE is an artisan company of high-quality Full-Spectrum Hemp Extracts and Sports CBD Creams.
Our natural hemp cannabinoids products inspired by 1933 heirloom botanical #formulas created by our great grandfather, a pharmacognosy chemist, and later by our grandfather, a #medical #physician in #Provence, #France.
A family-owned business, prehemptive strives to make all who engage with our products feel like part of the flock. We are molded by the love of our heritage - with three generations of #botanicals savoir-faire and deep #expertise in using rich, potent, good-for-you ingredients.
Reliability counts when it comes to your family's overall health. We use third-party #laboratories to analyze our final products for #potency, bacterial and microbial life, heavy metals, fungus, and pesticides. Made with organic ingredients, 100% natural, no preservatives, no filler, vegan, and gluten-free.
Our #mission is to add a little magic to your health, back to a life rich in possibilities. We aim to accomplish this through our #dedication to #transparency, #quality, and #reliability through fairness of cost as well as through offering assistance programs.
And to go even further, we're a proud member of the "1% for the Planet". One percent of our annual gross revenues go to different non-profit organizations in collaboration with the "1% for the Planet" network.