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What is CBD?

Posted by Bee Woodcock on


Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a chemical compound most commonly found in cannabis plants like hemp or marijuana. Unlike its counterpart THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t get you high. Instead, it may help with managing stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and trouble sleeping.1 


Where Does CBD Come From? 

CBD is extracted from the hemp or marijuana plant. Hemp plants that are legal must contain .3% or less of THC. Specifically, CBD is derived from the stalk, leaves, stems and flowers of the plant. come from the 


Where Can I Get CBD? 

CBD Kratom stores carry over 450 products made with organically grown hemp from Colorado and Oregon. When shopping in our stores, consumers have their choice of Full-Spectrum or THC-Free products. Full-Spectrum products contain less than the federal legal limit of .3% of THC while our THC-Free products are made using CBD isolate and contain no THC. Products that are full-spectrum, like the Todd Adams tinctures, contain naturally occurring compounds which helps the CBD to be more effective in working with the body. 


What is CBD used for? 

CBD is linked to helping relieve symptoms from a wide variety of health issues, but consumers have reported using CBD to help aid in relief from inflammation, pain, insomnia, stress, and anxiety.


What are the side effects? 

The most common side effects from CBD are drowsiness, irritability and changes in appetite. It is always best to consult with your doctor before changing your daily routine. When trying CBD, start with small doses and try CBD at home in the evening or before you plan on going to bed to get a better understanding of how it may affect you. If a smaller dose is not giving you the desired effect, you can increase until you find what mg works best for you. 


Is CBD safe? 

Research on CBD has not identified any risks to using CBD, but we recommend talking with your doctor before changing your daily routine to make sure CBD will not interfere with any medications you are currently prescribed. CBD, like all other supplements, is not regulated through the FDA, so it is important to research companies and their products before making a purchase. At CBD Kratom, all brands that we carry are double tested for quality and potency to ensure we are providing our customers with the best, cleanest products. 


Who uses CBD? 

CBD is used by all ages according to the 2019 consumer report “CBD Goes Mainstream”, 40 percent of people ages 18 to 29 and 38 percent of people 45 or older reported using CBD in the past year. The most common products used to take CBD are tinctures, oils, edibles, topicals, and vapes. At CBD Kratom, you must be 18 years of age or older to purchase any tinctures, oils, edibles or topicals and 21 years or age or older for all smokeable products. 


How Do I Use CBD? 

Sublingually (Oils & Tinctures): 

The most common method in taking CBD is drops underneath the tongue by the form of a tincture, sometimes referred to as an oil. Using the dropper in the bottle, consumers place a few drops under their tongue letting the solution absorb into the blood vessels for 30 to 45 seconds before swallowing. CBD Kratom carries naturally flavored tinctures by both beeZbeeCBD and Todd Adams. 


Topically: 

Another popular method consumers use is topicals. Topicals work best for any pain that is in a centralized location. The CBD absorbs directly into the skin and activates nearby cannabinoid receptors to alleviate pain. This method is best for inflammation and muscle pain. 


Smoking and/or Vaping:

Many people also choose to vape or smoke CBD. These methods produce effects quickly, but the longevity of relief is the shortest amongst all CBD methods. CBD Kratom offers several products including cartridges, which can be used with a vaporizer battery and are perfect for relief on the go. We also carry both pre-roll cones singles and packs as well as jars of CBD hemp flower, which is perfect for those looking for quick relief without the high. 


Edibles:

Lastly, consumers also can try ingesting CBD through an edible. Whether it is chocolate, candies, teas, or coffees, CBD edibles can be an easy and discreet way to try CBD. CBD Kratom carries a variety of edibles with both full spectrum and THC-free options. Although ingesting does take longer to feel the effects, this method has the longest effectiveness. 


How much should I use? 

CBD affects each person differently and it may take some trial and error before finding the perfect dose for your body and ailment. A general rule for using CBD for wellness is 1mg of CBD for every 10lbs of body weight. But, it’s always better to start small and increase dosage as needed. Consult with your doctor before changing your daily routine. 

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