FAQ

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prominent compound in the cannabis matrix. CBD is responsible for many of cannabis’ highly medicinal properties. It is associated with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-proliferative, anti-spasmodic and anxiolytic properties. CBD has been shown to increase mood, alleviate anxiety and even act as a homeostatic agent, meaning it has the ability to bring systems of the body back into balance.

How Does CBD Work?

CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.

Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The ECS is comprised of cannabinoid receptors, cannabinoid signaling molecules and enzymes that control signaling. It is a large receptor system that has the ability to influence many of our major body systems and when engaged, helps to keep them running smoothly. Scientists believe that there are many cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid receptor system. However, we still don’t know much about all of the cannabinoid receptors and their functions. There are only two cannabinoid receptors that we have sufficient research on to be able to discuss. These receptors are appropriately named the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 and CB2 receptors are G-protein coupled receptors. G-protein coupled receptors make up the largest and oldest class of receptors. They are primarily responsible for sending signals inside of cells. The CB1 receptors exist primarily in the central nervous system whereas CB2 receptors exist primarily in the peripheral nervous system and on immune cells. Our bodies make their own endogenous cannabinoids that activate receptors in similar ways to the phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. There are two endocannabinoids that are of particular interest to cannabis researchers. These endocannabinoids are 2AG and Anandamide. 2AG is an endocannabinoid that has the ability to engage both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Anandamide is derived from the sanskrit word ‘ananda’ meaning bliss. Anandamide has the ability to engage the CB1 receptor. These endogenous cannabinoids are part of the intricate ECS. They engage with receptors that are part of the ECS. The phytocannabinoids found in cannabis can also engage with the receptors of the ECS. However, they engage with these receptors in such a way that they induce slightly different signals than their endogenous counterparts. Even though they engage receptors in different ways, both phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids do have similar medicinal properties, such as the ability to relieve pain and inflammation.

Endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids also engage with many other receptor families & neurotransmitters in our body to help regulate pain, inflammation and other issues relating to health. Examples of these receptors include dopamine, serotonin, opioid, and vanilloid receptors (receptors all throughout the body that are responsible for the way we feel pain). This is all to say that the endocannabinoid receptor system is very important when it comes to health and optimal operations of our major body systems. If the ECS is not functioning properly then problems can occur. Scientists believe that certain diseases may actually arise due to an endocannabinoid deficiency.

How much CBD should I take?

There is a lot of variability in CBD medicine and dosing, however we recommend to follow some general dosing guidelines to find out what works best for you. For CBD, cannabis medicine, and plant medicine in general, employ a practice called microdosing. Microdosing encourages novice consumers to start with a very small dose, keeping track of their experience at that dose, and then slowly increasing dose if need Xbe. Because CBD is not associated with many negative side effects it is difficult to define dose. A recent study echoes this sentiment –

“CBD-predominant chemovars produce fewer adverse events, but there are no established dosing guidelines or maximum doses established except in psychosis (800 mg) and seizure disorders (2500 mg or 25–50 mg/kg).

What kind of testing is performed on our CBD products?

Third party laboratories analyze all of our CBD extracts and supplements for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides. Our isolate is tested for potency, pesticides and heavy metals

Can you Ship CBD anywhere in the United States?

Our CBD products are Federally Legal in the United States and we ship to all 50 states.

Are there negative side effects to using Hemp or CBD Extracts?

Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp and CBD extract supplements.

Will CBD get me “high”?

No. CBD is not an intoxicant. It won’t get you high.

Will CBD interfere with my current Prescriptions?

Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp and CBD extract supplements.

What is the Difference Between Awaken, Thrive and Revive?

“Awaken” is our morning/daytime formulation for boosted energy and mental clarity.

“Thrive” is our all day synergistic formulation for pain relief, and increased endurance.

“Revive” is our nighttime formulation for sleep support and muscle repair.

All three are formulated to provide optimal effects and are supported by vitamins and minerals

What is “True Synergy”?

All of our products are formulated and dosed to work synergistically together as an all day system. True Synergy is achieved by utilizing the entire system, all day, as directed.

Reference:
Maccallum, Caroline A., and Ethan B. Russo. “Practical Considerations in Medical Cannabis
Administration and Dosing.” European Journal of Internal Medicine, vol. 49, 2018, pp. 12–19.,
doi:10.1016/j.ejim.2018.01.004.

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