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What is CBD?

What is CBD?

A Booming Industry

With so many options available today, getting started could prove to be a daunting task. However, it doesn’t have to be. This introductory guide to CBD is designed to answer some of the most commonly asked questions and help you decide if it would be beneficial for you to add CBD to your daily regimen.

What is CBD?

CBD (or Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid unique to cannabis and hemp plants. Not to be confused with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is a non-intoxicating compound more widely accredited for its potential therapeutic properties and possible wellness capabilities. It is available in many different forms of consumption, allowing consumers to benefit from the potential medicinal properties of cannabis with no intoxicating effect.

Hemp vs. Cannabis: Extraction Matters

As previously discussed, CBD is readily available in both cannabis and hemp plants. However, the extraction source is often the prime factor dictating the product’s legality. When derived from industrial hemp, which is defined by law as containing less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC by dry weight in the Farm Bill of 2018, the extracted product is considered legal nationwide. Alternatively, CBD sourced from cannabis is only legally available in cannabis-friendly states. Molecularly speaking, there is no difference between cannabis-derived and hemp-derived CBD. Simply put, CBD is CBD, despite its extraction source.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is widely believed to be our most crucial biological function, one that is an essential part of our physiology. Essentially, the endocannabinoid system is an endogenous or enteral system that is chiefly responsible for both establishing and maintaining one’s overall wellness. These networks of highly specialized receptors can work in conjunction with cannabinoids to offer therapeutic relief throughout the body.

Types of CBD Products

There is currently an abundance of readily available CBD-infused products on the market. Each administration method is proven effective, and each format boasts its own unique set of pros and cons. Below is a compiled list that features many of the most popular CBD administration methods available today.

  • Tinctures: This oil-based format is intended to be consumed sublingually, meaning applied under the tongue. It is paramount to allow the tincture enough time to properly absorb (about 30-45 seconds), to achieve an optimal therapeutic effect. Additionally, CBD tinctures can easily be added to your favorite food or drink if so desired.
  • Vape oil: CBD vape oil is designed to be used in conjunction with a electronic vape device. The oil is heated to differing temperatures that cause the oil to vaporize. The vapor is then inhaled and absorbed into the body via the lungs. CBD-infused vape juices typically have the added benefit of being available in a variety of flavors, designed to heighten your overall CBD experience.
  • Edibles: CBD edibles offer a perfect fit for consumers that may be opposed to using any form of inhalants. CBD is slowly administered via the body’s digestion process. Edibles come in many forms but the most common are gummies, snackables, and sweets. CBD capsules are also available for those seeking a more traditional application method.
  • Topicals: Creams, lotions, and balms, and sprays can be enriched with CBD and offer a more localized effect. CBD topicals can even potentially aid in the relief of minor muscle aches and joint discomfort, according to first-hand testimonials.

Will CBD Make Me Fail A Drug Test?

In short, you won’t fail a drug test for CBD –  but you could potentially fail a drug test for any residual THC in that CBD product. It is likely dependent on the quantity of consumption (source). In certain extreme cases, an inferior or low-quality CBD-infused product could contain trace amounts of THC in a concentration potent enough to register on a drug test. However, this is highly unlikely. (Pure CBD Now does not have these types of products, as all of lour products are tested for their THC levels with available lab work is available.

Finding Quality CBD Products

The CBD market is currently widely unregulated. Fake or otherwise inferior products are often offered haphazardly with absolutely no regard for the wellness, safety, and well-being of the consumer. Fortunately, there are ways to bypass these pitfalls with relative ease. So long as you know what to look for, finding quality CBD-infused products can be a breeze.

  • Third-party lab tests: Vendors of quality CBD routinely test each of their products via independent labs to ensure both accuracy and consistency. The reports should be readily available upon request.
  • CBD concentration: It is crucial to note the product’s CBD concentration level to ensure that you are actually getting what you paid for. While CBD concentrations vary widely, quality products will have anywhere between 250mg to 1,000mg per fluid ounce.
  • Ingredients: Thoroughly read all labeling for ingredients and their amounts before consumption. Ensure that the product is free of toxins, chemicals, or other potentially harmful substances.
  • Consumer reviewed: Successful CBD companies are often backed by customer reviews. These first-hand testimonials offer unparalleled insight into the effectiveness and overall quality of the product.

A Final Word from Pure CBD Now

Here at Pure CBD Now, we are proud to offer an extensive collection of high-quality CBD products. All of our offerings are tested by third-party labs for safety and consistency and are legal in all 50 states. Browse our site by category or shop by brand – we have something for everyone!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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