1. What is CBD and how does it work?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the primary cannabinoid found in CINCSciences CBD products. One of over 100 naturally-occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, CBD and is among the most thoroughly researched alongside THC. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that occur naturally in the human body, and actively interact with cannabinoid receptors located throughout the human body. When CBD binds to these receptors, it triggers various physiological actions that help to regulate your appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory.
2. What are the differences in CBD?
CBD derived from hemp must not have more than 0.3% THC to be considered legal while CBD cultivated from cannabis, can contain high amounts of THC. However, hemp derived CBD is available in three forms:
- Full spectrum
- Broad spectrum
- CBD isolate
Full-spectrum CBD, contains all the phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including THC, which is Federally limited to less than 0.3%. All trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils native to hemp plants are present. While Full spectrum CBD is popular due to the advantages of all available plant molecules, public health research demonstrates that almost 70% of Full-spectrum hemp extracts often contain more than the legal amount of THC. Therefore CINCsciences CBD is only made with CBD that does not contain THC.
As a public health nurse, I do not recommend full-spectrum CBD use for anyone subject to random drug testing, as consumption of Full Spectrum CBD can produce a positive result.
Broad-spectrum CBD, contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds native to hemp, however, it undergoes an additional process to remove the trace amounts of THC, after the initial extraction. This means customers can enjoy the benefits of taking whole plant cannabinoids and the “entourage effect” without fear of testing positive for THC.
CBD Isolate only contains, the isolated, single CBD molecule. And nothing else.
3. What is the “Entourage Effect”?
The entourage effect describes how cell receptors work together to produce an effect in response to taking the full range of cannabinoids from hemp. These components work together to enhance the potential benefits of the plant, with each compound amplifying the therapeutic properties of the others while mitigating their potential side effects. Though the impact of this effect has not yet been validated through clinical studies, this synergistic interaction is believed to increase the potential for therapeutic effect.
3. Will CBD get me high?
While CBD is a naturally-occurring component of marijuana, it does not cause a "high" like some may think. The CBD we offer is derived directly from the hemp plant, bred for industrial use. Industrial hemp is defined by US law as cannabis having 0.3% or less delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content by dry weight.
4. How is CINCSciences manufactured?
CINCSciences CBD products are medical grade, cultivated and manufactured in the United States, and formulated to promote maximum absorption of CBD following the FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices and the USDA's guidelines from seed to sale. The plants used to make the products are the highest purity, naturally grown, non-GMO hemp.
5. How do I use CBD?
The four most commonly used methods of using CBD include:
- Internally — in the form of CBD oils, capsules, gummies, or edibles
- Topically — in the form of CBD creams, lotions, and patches
- Inhalation — in the form of raw hemp flower or vape pens & oils
- Intravaginally or Intrarectally — in the form of CBD suppositories
6. What dosage should I take?
Everyone is unique and the fact remains that everyone is in a different place and will react differently to CBD.
However, a standard serving or dose of CBD is generally recognized as 25mg for health and wellness, while doses of 100mg or more per day, is common for many conditions.
CBD has documented safety, up to 1500mg per day.
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