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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a popular supplement that has shown promise as a treatment for a range of conditions. From pain, discomfort, anxiety & depression, sleep, and overall wellness.
The CBD extract-derived drug Epidiolex, however, is a proven CBD-derived treatment for unusual convulsive disorders. After three randomized, double-blind clinical trials, Epidiolex was approved by the FDA to treat rare seizure disorders in patients two years or older.
Here at Body Lounge we carry the FTB (Farm to Body) Organics CBD oil & pain cream.
Clinical trials are underway, but many are hopeful that CBD could be an effective alternative to conventional pharmaceutical medications. The medications currently used can cause a number of undesirable side effects. Some can even lead to user dependence.
While yet medically unproven, CBD does not show signs of creating dependency in users. In fact, our bodies naturally produce CBD as a stress response, so we cannot become dependent upon it.
Potential Side Effects
CBD is regarded as generally safe, but like any treatment, it may cause side effects in some people.
Side effects that have been observed in clinical studies include:
- Loose bowel
- Changes in hunger and weight
Like any other treatment or supplement, you should consult with your doctor before you start using CBD oil, especially if you take any conventional medications or other supplements. Similar to grapefruit, CBD interferes with cytochromes P450 (CYPs), which affects the metabolism of some medications.
How To Best Take CBD Oil
As CBD rises in popularity, more and more forms of administration are becoming available. From tinctures to topicals to edibles, an ever-broadening array of CBD products grows. Each delivery method is metabolized differently, however, so it’s important to understand how they differ to choose the best option for your treatment.
If you’re looking to feel the effects of CBD quickly, a tincture is a great option — usually, effects will be felt within 15 to 45 minutes. Directions may vary, but tinctures are most effective when administered sublingually (under the tongue) and left to sit in the mouth for a minute before swallowing.
Tinctures make dosage simple, as they generally contain a dropper and clear instructions to ensure a consistent delivery of CBD.
Carrier Oils for Tinctures
Tinctures subsist of CBD and a carrier oil, which is often MCT, olive, or hemp seed oil. Each kind of carrier oil has its own benefits and drawbacks.
MCT oil offers a high bioavailability (meaning the amount of CBD that absorbed into the bloodstream), anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, little flavor, and is shelf-stable for as long as a year after opening.
Olive oil is full of antioxidants, but offers unstable bioavailability. For flavored CBD oils, olive oil may also not be the best choice for a carrier, as it has a strong flavor of its own.
Hemp seed oil is often chosen because it comes from the same plant as CBD, but it is not considered an excellent CBD carrier. Its bioavailability is quite low. Also, beware — some companies sell hemp seed oil and market it as if it has the same benefits of CBD oil. Hemp seed and CBD oils are very different, in fact not even derived from the same part of the hemp plant.
When purchasing a CBD tincture, look for those that are packaged in dark bottles. Exposure to light can break down most oils, causing them to go rancid. Dark bottles can keep light exposure to a minimum
All About CBD Products
Due to much public misinformation, it can be difficult to understand what CBD is — and what it’s not.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds, derived from the cannabis plant. Our brains have receptors for cannabinoids, and as they bind to the chemical, CBD’s effects are transmitted throughout the body.
CBD comes in several forms for consumption, including tinctures, oils, capsules, and edibles. Depending on how CBD is ingested, as well as its potency, it remains effective over varying durations of time. Over the past few years, CBD use has increased. It is expected to increase further as information regarding its beneficial aspects continues to be distributed via anecdotal and further clinical evidence.
CBD, Hemp, and Marijuana FTB?
Hemp and marijuana plants are two varieties of the same plant species: cannabis. Though they have been bred to serve different purposes, they are of the same species.
Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years and is one of the oldest known crops in the world. It is used in textiles, paper, fiberboard, health foods, body care, and more.
Marijuana refers to cannabis with psychoactive properties. These varieties have been cultivated to contain higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana), but lower concentrations of CBD.
Hemp is non-intoxicating, which means it is not psychoactive, and legally must contain less than 0.3% THC. But while it is low in THC, hemp contains higher concentrations of CBD. Strains of hemp have been cultivated to be especially high in CBD, and these are the plants from which CBD oil is made. Unlike marijuana, CBD is legal in all states except Idaho, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
CBD Safety And Efficacy
In general, CBD is safe. Its marketing primarily as a dietary supplement, however, means that it is not regulated by the FDA. It’s important to research your CBD supplier thoroughly. One hallmark of a high-quality supplier is their willingness to publish their certificate of analysis, or COA. These are the results of third-party testing, which verify the levels of CBD in each batch. A batch number printed on every bottle also means that the supplier isn’t trying to hide anything, as the batch numbers can easily be indexed by the consumer. These tests also check for the level of THC (must be below 0.3%), as well as ensure that there are no impurities present in the batch.
It is also important to look for a company that isn’t making false claims. Avoid any CBD product that claims it will treat an illness or a medical condition of any kind. While anecdotal evidence exists that CBD can be an effective treatment for many conditions, from sleeplessness to discomfort, there are no medical studies to back those claims. Any such claim by a manufacturer of CBD products is false, and should cast considerable doubt on their products.
We believe FTB Organics to be a superior and effective brand of CBD products. FTB commits to providing a homogeneous, high-quality CBD product at an affordable price — so that anyone who may benefit from taking CBD oil can use it regularly and effectively. FTB adheres to industry best practices, including:
- CO2 extraction
- Single-strain, female-cloned hemp plants
- USDA certified organic products
- Extensive genetic testing
Due to FDA regulations, we can not make any claims that CBD can help or treat any medical conditions. However, if you want to learn more about some of the possible benefits, please visit projectcbd.org and educate yourself on several different uses for CBD and overall GREAT education.