In the United States, the 2018 Farm Bill has legalized the cultivation of hemp and sale hemp-derived CBD products. However, there’s still a lot of confusion and misinformation going on around hemp and CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. It comes from the cannabis plant which is one of the most complex plants in the world. These plants produce 400 chemical compounds. Groups of these compounds are called cannabinoids and there are more than 60 different types. Cannabinoids are the primary chemicals that give the cannabis plant its recreational and medicinal properties.
THC and CBD are the two most well-known cannabinoids. THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. This is what makes people feel high. CBD does not create a high feeling but instead works to calm and balance the body.
Is CBD oil legal in the US?
In any state, it’s totally legal to order CBD products online that are made from industrial hemp plants. Marijuana contains THC and hemp does not. But both plants contain CBD. TerraGold Plus products are derived from hemp to ensure that you receive all the CBD goodness and none of the THC.
The Entourage Effect
CBD is not the only healing part of the hemp plant. In fact, CBD is most effective when it’s used in conjunction with the other beneficial compounds that are found in the hemp plant. These compounds include terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids.
The way these different compounds and CBD interact together to create a super healing effect is called the entourage effect. When you use a CBD product that’s made from full spectrum hemp oil, you are gaining the benefits of the entourage effect. A product that’s made just from CBD isolate has only the CBD and none of the other compounds so there won’t be any entourage effect.
The Source Matters
Hemp plants are bioaccumulators. This means that they can easily absorb contaminants and heavy metals from the soil around their root systems. So, it’s very important to know the source of the hemp that goes into your CBD products. And, you also want to find out if the products you’re considering have been screened for contaminants and are actually pure, safe and beneficial.
Benefits of CBD Oil
CBD works with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that runs throughout your brain and nervous system. It really allows this system in your body to thrive. And this leads to a lot of amazing and helpful effects for CBD users.
Some common benefits of CBD include:
- Reduces leaky gut and other stomach issues
- Soothes anxiety and depression
- Better sleep
- Antioxidant properties that can help with heart health
- Relieves nausea
- And many more!
CBD Oil Dosing: Start Slow
One of the most frequently asked questions that we get at TerraGold Plus is — “How much CBD should I take?”
And our answer is always, “It depends.”
CBD is not like aspirin where most adults can take 2 pills and feel similar effects. The experience that you have with CBD can vary greatly depending on your age, weight, height, metabolism and more.
So, the best way to determine how much CBD to take is to start with a very small amount and work your way up to find your “sweet spot.”
The best way to know is to try
Everyone experiences CBD just a little bit differently. So, the best way to know how if you’ll feel the benef