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What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-toxic, non-psychotropic phyto-cannabinoid compound found in both the Cannabis plant and Hemp plant. Cannabinoids are molecules that trigger the cannabinoid receptors in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the (CB1) receptors are found in the brain and the (CB2) receptors are found all throughout the body.

The ECS is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors:

CB1 – Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorder and Brain function

CB2 – Regulation of appetite, Immune system (inflammation and pain management)

In addition to phyto-cannabinoids produced in the plant, there are endogenous cannabinoids that occur naturally in our bodies (Anandamide and 2-AG), as well as synthetic cannabinoids created by pharmaceutical researchers. Unlike the effects of its counterpart delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol or (THC), CBD does NOT get you “high!”

CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasm, anti-convulsant, anti-psychotic and neuro-protective properties. CBD also directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-depressant effect as well. There are a number of scientific and clinical studies that have shown that CBD could be therapeutic for many conditions, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Lupus
  • Cancer
  • Chron’s
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Opioid addiction
  • High blood pressure
  • Eczema
  • Epilepsy
  • PTSD
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sleep disorder
  • Alcoholism
  • Sleep disorder
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Acne

How Does CBD Work?

Each human and most animals with a backbone have the (ECS) Endocannabinoid System and it is one of the body’s largest neurotransmitter networks which allows for cellular communication and regulation, a balancing system constantly working to find balance or “Homeostasis” in the body. Homeostasis, meaning maintaining a stable internal environment despite changes in both your internal and external environments.

The best way to describe the ECS is that it sends neurotransmitters (messenger + communication molecules) to all your bodily parts to check that everything is working smoothly and confirm if anything needs to be rebalanced. When it finds a problem, it regulates it by sending further instructions to receptors that adjust how you feel and think.

CBD is one of over 150 non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the Hemp plant that binds to these receptors in a way that causes your body to produce more of them, so the communication between cells can be strengthened and improved.

In addition, CBD also helps by destroying 2 negative enzymes called (FAAH and MAGL). These enzymes can act as blocks to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. With these receptors blocked, your body is unable to uptake the necessary amount of the (2) Endocannabinoids your body naturally makes, 2-AG and Anandamide. 2-AG plays many roles in our everyday health. Its primary job is binding to the CB2 receptor, which can help reduce inflammation by delivering the message to stop sending so many attack cells to an affected area. But because this endocannabinoid also has its hand in the function of CB1 receptors, studies suggest that this endocannabinoid may contribute to other aspects of our health. Anandamide is the endocannabinoid that helps us forget unimportant details, improve our happiness and increase neurogenesis (creates new nerve cells). It also rewards us for a job well done (runner’s high) while battling anxiety and depression.

Some of the common things your ECS system keeps tabs on are:

  • Appetite, hunger and digestive system
  • Sleep
  • Motor control
  • Pain and pleasure
  • Immune function
  • Temperature
  • Effects of cannabinoids
  • Mood
  • Memory

How Much CBD Do I Take?

The true answer to that is, it’s not an easy question to answer!
Each individual has their own unique metabolism and metabolic rate, which means everyone’s body will process CBD slightly different. One person’s body may absorb and process CBD very quickly while CBD may remain in another person’s body for a long period of time.

the right amount that provides maximum relief or benefit, but determining what that right amount is, can be tricky and may take trial and error. You may need to consider taking a little more CBD, if you carry around extra body weight or if you are experiencing significant symptoms.

Additionally, the quality of the CBD in the oil also plays a vital role in how much you will need to take to feel the maximum benefit. You will have to take a much higher dosage of a lower quality CBD product than you will of a higher quality product. Natural, organically grown hemp and proper manufacturing standards for our CBD producers are a must! Consequently, the amount and quality of the additional ingredients the manufacturer uses in production can also affect the dose, some of these ingredients could affect the effectiveness or metabolism of the CBD in the oil.

So, determining the proper daily dosage will likely take some experimentation. Don’t get frustrated, if you aren’t seeing the results you are looking for, slowly increase your daily dosage until you feel the maximum relief. The saying is, “Start low and go slow!”

Please also note, that because everyone is unique and all humans have different metabolism, this information is not meant to accurately recommend the proper CBD oil dosage. For the optimal results, we suggest you consult your physician, they can assess your overall physical condition, review your medical history and evaluate your CBD needs and listen to your concerns.

Below is a general guideline and dosing chart to hopefully help you better understand how much you are dosing.

Dosing calculations

250mg – 30ML bottle Approx. 8.3mg per 1ML dropper
500mg – 30ML bottle Approx. 17mg per 1ML dropper
1000mg – 30ML bottle Approx. 35mg per 1ML dropper
1500mg – 30ML bottle Approx. 50mg per 1ML dropper
2000mg – 30ML bottle Approx. 67mg per 1ML dropper
2500mg – 30ML bottle Approx. 83mg per 1ML dropper

Condition RangeSize Person
31-60 lbs
Size Person
61-100 lbs
Size Person
100-175 lbs
Size Person
175-250 lbs
1 Mild 2mg-4mg + 4mg-6mg + 6mg-8mg + 8mg-10mg +
2 4mg-8mg + 6mg-12mg + 8mg-18mg + 12mg-20mg +
3 Medium 8mg-12mg + 12mg-18mg + 18mg-24mg + 22mg-30mg +
4 12mg-18mg + 18mg-24mg + 24mg-32mg + 32mg-40mg +
5 Severe 18mg-30mg + 24mg-40mg + 32mg-60mg + 42mg-60mg +

Warnings

Because of a variety of factors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not allow a manufacturer to advise a person on how much CBD an individual should take, because they do not understand the person’s health situation and everyone’s metabolism is different. It is important to note that all the information contained in this brochure is our opinion and in no way are we suggesting that CBD will diagnose, treat or cure any disease or condition. Furthermore, FDA-approved research has not confirmed nor denied the efficacy of these CBD oil products. The information presented here is not intended as a substitute for, or alternative to, information provided by a health care practitioner.

However, we use CBD and we love it!! Hope you can find relief as well!

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