FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: HOW MUCH CBD CAN I TAKE?
A: There is no magic number for how much CBD one should take. It depends on a persons weight and severity of their health condition. A good starting point is 25mg of CBD, in any form or product, 3 times a day. Take a little more every few days until you find your sweet spot.
Q: DOES CBD GET YOU HIGH?
A: CBD on it's own will not get you high. If you get your CBD from a cannabis dispensary it may contain more THC than we are allowed to sell or ship online (0.3%). Check the label to make sure the THC is very low. Any budtender should be able to suggest the best strain. A mild high can also be therapeutic since THC has it's own health benefits. Micro dosing THC responsibly will give you a clearer understanding of Hemp CBD vs CBD Oil from high CBD cannabis strains.
Q: Is people CBD different than CBD for Dogs?
A: Yes you can give your dog the same CBD that you take. Especially with zero THC products. Just do the math between your weights and the suggested dosing on your product label. Obviously CBD Chocolate, sweet and salty products and concentrates should be off the menu.
Q: What is the difference between Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD and Isolate CBD?
A: Full Spectrum CBD is considered to be a full plant extract containing phytocannabinoids, flavinoids and other plant compounds.
A: Broad Spectrum CBD oil is purified through multiple processes to remove waxes, oils and plant matter, resulting in some loss of the plants original cannabinoids and terpenes.
A: Isolate CBD is 99% pure CBD. Zero THC and missing the rest of the plants cannabinoids and terpenes. It is typically mixed with MCT or Hemp Oil to act as a carrier for the CBD. It's a great option for creating products since the amount of CBD is easy to standardize. The health benefits from Isolate CBD are the same, however many people report that a full spectrum CBD is even more effective
Q: HEMP OIL VS CBD OIL vs ISOLATE
A: Hemp Oil CBD is from industrial hemp. Cannabis CBD Oil is from the female plant. Many people prefer Full Spectrum CBD because in addition to CBD, there are many other cannabinoids present in small amounts, along with other beneficial whole plant compounds such as terpenes, a very concentrated liquid that provides the essence of the plant along with many of it's own benefits.
Homeostasis: the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
When our body is balanced we naturally keep our cool in stressful situations and are able to make decisions that aren't driven by pain or crippling cortisol releases from stress. Life isn't always comfortable for many of us.
Two primary endocannabinoid receptors have been identified in our bodies(including our pets): CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues, and are the main molecular target of the endocannabinoid ligand
(binding molecule), anandamide
, as well as its mimetic
. One other main endocannabinoid is 2-arachidonoylglycerol
(2-AG) which is active at both cannabinoid receptors, along with its own mimetic phytocannabinoid, CBD
. 2-AG and CBD are involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management.
Studies show a link between CBD (Cannabidiol) and our body's endo-cannabinoid system.
Here is an infographic to help explain...
How much CBD is best? How much CBD is safe for a dog?
CBD takes a few days of regular use to feel the benefits. It's not a quick fix like medications. Finding the right dose and routine may take a few weeks.
If you are using a zero THC oil (Broad Spectrum or Isolate product) and are not finding the effect you're after, say for pain, anxiety or dog seizures then try using a full spectrum CBD tincture such as the Goldleaf Spektrum tinctures on our tinctures page and increase the dose in 3 day increments.
The CBD "buzz" is not very noticeable but a light euphoric feeling does often accompany your road to homeostasis, relief and overall well being.
Be at peace!
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