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CBD is growing in popularity in the health and wellness world, with scientific studies showing that it can help to provide relief from common, everyday ailments, like stress, pain, anxiety & poor sleep. When trying CBD for the first time you may not know where to start, how to take it or how it can benefit you. This is very common and it's why we are here to help guide you on your CBD wellness journey.
Cannabidiol (CBD) was discovered in the 1940s, it is one of over 100 cannabinoids (compounds) found in cannabis and hemp plants.
Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD is 100% non-intoxicating, unlike THC, which is responsible for the high associated with consuming cannabis. All of our CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, which is nowhere near the amount to feel the effects of THC.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Currently, there is more research underway to understand the full benefits and uses of CBD but what we know thus far is that CBD can provide relief for the following:
How does CBD work?
The human body contains a special system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. This system consists of cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 & CB2. The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.
CBD is believed to Influence cannabinoid receptors, as well other receptors found in the body, such as, Serotonin (regulates mood) & Vanilloid (regulates pain perception, body temperature, inflammation) - this is how CBD works to release its therapeutic properties.
How do you take CBD? There are many to use CBD, the most popular way is CBD oil, which is taken sublingually (under the tongue). It can also be taken in an edible form (gummies & capsules) topically (creams, roll-ons, bath bombs) & you can vape it. What is the difference between Hemp CBD Oil & Cannabis CBD Oil? Hemp and cannabis both produce CBD oil, this is due to the fact that they are part of the same family of species. Hemp CBD Oil contains small amounts of THC (0.3% or less) and is considered non-toxic for pets. Cannabis CBD Oil can contain up to 30% THC and can lead to unwanted side effects associated with THC related impairment (paranoia, anxiety) for some and is not safe for pets to consume. Different types of CBD products When browsing our selection of CBD products you will notice the terms, full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD & CBD isolate - these terms refer to the type of CBD extract used to make the product. What is Full Spectrum CBD? - this is a whole plant CBD extract that contains small amounts of THC (0.3% or less), other minor cannabinoids (compounds found in hemp & cannabis that have a therapeutic effect) & terpenes (aromatic oils that have therapeutic effect). It is believed that Full spectrum oils produce the "entourage effect" - this means that all the cannabinoids & terpenes work together to enhance each other's benefits. What is Broad Spectrum CBD? This is a CBD extract that contains minor cannabinoids (compounds found in hemp & cannabis that have a therapeutic effect) & terpenes (aromatic oils that have therapeutic effect), except the THC has been removed. Broad Spectrum products produce the "entourage effect" - this means that all the cannabinoids & terpenes work together to enhance each other's benefits. What is CBD Isolate? CBD Isolate is 99% pure CBD, in which all cannabinoids except CBD have been removed in the refining process. Is CBD safe to consume? Yes. CBD has been found to be non-toxic and is safe for even pets. We recommend speaking to your doctor or veterinarian before starting yourself or your pets on a new supplement routine. CBD Emporium was created to bring awareness to the many benefits & uses of CBD oil. We hope this guide will give you a better idea of what CBD is and how it can benefit you. We encourage you to give it a try and see the benefits for yourself.
Disclaimer: Our products are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any ailment. As individual needs vary, always consult your doctor before starting a new supplement.