What is CBD for those who haven’t tried it?
CBD is a naturally-occurring compound found in the resin of the hemp and cannabis plants. A safe and natural option for pain relief, CBD is used by people around the world to help reduce pain, to help decrease inflammation, and to help improve wellness and quality of life.
We like to think of CBD as a natural alternative to Advil or Aspirin. By interacting with the receptors in your endocannabinoid system, CBD helps promote homeostasis, or balance, of your cells.
We are not here to make any medical claim, and you should always check with your healthcare provider before trying CBD. However, thousands of antidotal reports claim benefits from the implementation of this therapeutic compound.
So should I try CBD?
Everyone has the potential to benefit from CBD – and those who experience relief report a good deal of it.
However, it is important to know that CBD works differently for everyone. Every ECS is unique, and the product that worked well for your neighbor may not necessarily work for you. Determining your ideal products, methods of administration, and dosing sometimes requires time and experimenting.
Thankfully, with a little help from our friendly CBD educators and a wide selection of quality products, we can help you find products curated to your individual needs.
So CBD doesn’t get you “high”. How does that work?
Let’s dive into a little cannabis 101.
The two main active constituents of the cannabis plant are THC and CBD. THC is the compound responsible for cannabis’ intoxicating and euphoric effects. CBD is responsible for many of its analgesic benefits. While both compounds have significant therapeutic qualities, CBD can help with overall wellness without the feeling of being “high.”
There are also two different kinds of cannabis plants from which CBD can be extracted. According to the Farm Bill of 2018, hemp is considered any plant containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Any plant containing more THC than this legal limit is considered marijuana.
According to Florida law, products derived from marijuana must be sold in a licensed medical marijuana dispensary. But products derived from hemp can be sold out of stores like Seed and Bean Market without the need for a medical marijuana recommendation.
While a trace amount of THC does exist in properly-extracted CBD products, those that remain compliant to these laws will never produce the psychoactive side-effects of THC. In fact, CBD can even neutralize the effects of THC when taken in the correct doses.
Are there different ways to take CBD products?
There is a multitude of ways to take CBD. Known as methods of administration, each approach has its own set of unique benefits.
Because the way CBD works is highly variable person to person, the best way to find products that work for you is to experiment. From tinctures and oils to capsules, topicals, gummies, and even bath bombs, there are a variety of ways to introduce CBD into your system.
Is CBD safe for my pet?
Believe it or not, all mammals have an endocannabinoid system – even your pets!
CBD has been labeled a safe alternative by many veterinarians, and numerous pet product manufacturers are creating CBD-infused food, treats, and tinctures for your furry friends.
Of course, just like people, each pet’s ECS is different. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian before introducing CBD or any new product to your pet’s health regimen.
What is the best way to take CBD?
Some people like wine, some people like beer, and some people like spirits.
Some people like tinctures, some people like gummies, and some people like salves.
Whether you’re using it to treat an ailment or for pure enjoyment, there is no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to CBD. The best way to take CBD comes down to your own individual needs, tastes, and preferences.
If your area of concern is localized joint pain, for example, you might opt for a Muscle Freeze topical. If you struggle with anxiety and need something to calm you throughout the day, a few drops from a tincture may be best for you. And if you need a fast-acting dose of CBD to fight breakthrough pain, gummies, vaping or water enhancers may be the way to go. We have a variety of the most respected, trusted, and tested products in the industry to choose from either on our website or with one of our associates in the market.
The sky is the limit, and the choice is up to you.
What should I look for when purchasing CBD products?
Until recently, regulatory oversight for hemp-derived CBD in the US was lacking. Thankfully, the state of Florida is actively working to change this by implementing routine check-ins and compliance with quality requirements.
Seed and Bean Market adheres to strict guidelines to ensure the safety and efficacy of all CBD products on our shelves.
When purchasing CBD, it’s always a good idea to ask these questions to ensure it meets industry and state quality standards:
- Is the product Organic?
- Can the company provide third-party testing results and a certificate of analysis?
- Where was the product manufactured, and where was the hemp used in the product grown?
By paying attention to these three main categories, you will ensure the safety and quality of your product.
Will I fail a drug test if I’m taking CBD?
So long as your product has been acquired from a reputable source and has been properly tested to ensure it meets the federal limit of 0.3% THC, you should not fail a drug test.
However, if you purchase CBD from a company that does not meet these guidelines, it’s best not to take your chances. Always request a certificate of analysis to ensure the legal limit of THC has not been exceeded – and stick to purchasing from reputable suppliers and marketplaces, like Seed and Bean Market.
Where can I buy high-quality CBD online?
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