What is CBD?
One of over 85 compounds, known collectively as Phytocannabinoids, naturally occurring in Hemp (Cannabis Sativa).
Why Use CBD?
CBD supports one of the body’s most important systems -- the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which is essential to health and well-being. It maintains homeostasis and balance in the body and regulates such activities as appetite, pain sensation, stress response, immune function, mood, memory, and serves as a bridge between body and mind. Its proper functioning depends on an optimum supply of Endocannabinoids which are often significantly reduced by stressful lifestyles and unhealthy diets.
When taken internally, CBD adds to the body’s store of Endocannabinoids, while also inhibiting the enzyme that breaks them down, thereby reinvigorating a compromised ECS.
When applied topically, CBD provides localized relief for aches, pains, inflammation, joint stiffness and other areas of discomfort. It’s absorbed through the skin’s pores to the sebaceous glands and on to CB2 receptors. CBD is not transdermal. When topically applied, CBD does not penetrate deep enough to pass through blood-brain barriers to reach the bloodstream.
How Does it Work?
Receptors known as CB1, located in the brain and central nervous system, and CB2, located in the skin and other parts of the body, are ports for naturally produced Endo Cannabinoids. Because Phyto Cannabinoids closely resemble Endo Cannabinoids, they also unlock the doors to these receptors and their therapeutic benefits become available to our bodies.
Is CBD Legal?
Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp derived CBD containing less than .3% (.003) THC from the DEA’s list of Schedule 1 drugs, legalized hemp cultivation, and legalized the transfer of hemp derived CBD products containing less than .3% THC to and through all 50 states. However, state law trumps federal law, so be sure to check the current law in your state.
Are All CBD Products the Same?
Not all CBD is created equal. Read and understand product labels and check manufacturers’ websites for transparency. Never purchase products from companies that are not transparent with information about how their CBD is grown, processed and tested.
What is the Difference Between Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD?
Many believe that all of the compounds (CBD, terpenes and other cannabinoids) contained in the hemp plant work together synergistically to provide more benefits and ensure better absorption than an isolated form of
just CBD Oil. Other studies have shown no difference in effectiveness between a full spectrum product and an isolate.
What Amount of CBD Will Ensure Results?
TARA organic topical CBD products contain concentrations between 50 and 80 mg/oz which are therapeutic levels that will provide results. Generous and repeated application is necessary to ensure effective, long lasting benefits. When comparing CBD levels, it’s important to factor the total amount listed on a label by the size of the container, e.g. 320 mg. CBD in a 4 oz. bottle is 80 mg. per oz.
Will I Become High on CBD?
CBD extracted from Hemp containing less than .3% (.003) THC is nonpsychoactive.
Topical CBD connects only to CB2 receptors in the skin, not to THC’s CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system. You should not feel high or experience any negative change in your mind or mental process with TARA organic topical CBD products.
Will I Fail a Drug Test?
Topically applied CBD does not enter the blood stream and should not show up in either a blood or urine test. Reasons for possible test failure would be ingesting CBD containing THC at higher levels than .3%, exposure to second hand marijuana smoke or the recent use of marijuana. You can have your product lab tested for THC levels before your blood test.
Is CBD Safe During Pregnancy?
Science has not as yet confirmed that it’s either safe-- or unsafe -- for pregnant women to use CBD in any form and existing research results are contradictory. Although recognizing the potential benefits of CBD, the American Congress of OB-GYNS has taken a conservative approach and advises its membership against
recommending cannabinoids for pregnant women. Family Education.com says “When applied topically, CBD. does not pass through the surface layer of your skin to enter the bloodstream. If willing to try a CBD containing product, we would recommend topical remedies.
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