CBD FAQ

CBD Frequently Asked Questions

No. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that makes you high; CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. While many CBD oils, particularly full-spectrum products, contain trace amounts of THC, it is not enough to make you high. If you are at a risk for random drug tests, for example through your job, you may wish to choose a CBD oil that is entirely devoid of THC.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differ dramatically in their effects.

CBD is non-psychoactive, which means that it will not get you high. You will more likely experience a relief of your unwanted discomfort, with little or no noticeable effect on your cognitive abilities.

THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the ‘high’ associated with recreational cannabis use.

CBD is the abbreviation used for cannabidiol, which is one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, it’s a molecule that interacts with your body in particular ways by telling your body to use up the cannabinoids it has already naturally produced, rather than bind it to a receptor. These particular types of cannabinoids are part of the endocannabinoid system and act as messengers, sending signals to the brain to help regulate basic bodily functions.

CBD is commonly used by people who are suffering from pain, anxiety, stress and insomnia. Research is still ongoing into the benefits of CBD for the human body . What is known is that CBD is similar in structure to endocannabinoids which are produced by the human body by the endocannabinoid system (EDS).

CBD interacts with our bodies in a variety of ways. One of the main ways is by mimicking and supplementing the effects of compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids” – so named because of their similarity to compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of what we refer to as the “endocannabinoid system.”
The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, and how we experience pain, stress and hunger.

CBD is a fantastic ingredient for keeping skin hydrated and healthy, it offers some serious antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits which can be beneficial in treating your skin. CBD is really effective when applied topically, as the skin has a huge endocannabinoid system with cannabinoid receptors. The effect is rapid. Topical CBD products applied directly to the skin and problem areas are designed to be absorbed rapidly. CBD is effective in fighting Acne, Inflammation, Pain, Psoriasis, Dry Skin, Eczema, and much more.

While many people will turn to CBD oil to help them to relax, it doesn’t cause drowsiness. While it might help to make you calmer, you don’t have to be worried about being drowsy or sleeping during the day while using CBD oil.

Since every single strand of hair is made out of protein, CBD oil is incredibly effective in combating dry hair because it contains 21 amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Therefore, using a CBD hair treatment can help strengthen your hair and reduce dryness. CBD oil is also very rich in antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, and C. These antioxidants can help to protect your hair from harsh free radicals from the environment, keeping your mane strong and healthy just the way we want it.

CBD oil may help prevent wrinkling in additional ways, including:

Acting as an Antioxidant: Antioxidants are compounds that help stop the activity of free radicals in the body, thus preventing cell damage. In this case, CBD may help avoid wrinkling skin by reducing free radicals’ activity on your skin’s tissues and cells. Such free radicals cause an accelerated breakdown of collagen. As such, CBD helps slow down the process of collagen loss as you age. Ultimately, this could help prevent wrinkles and maintains a firm and youthful skin appearance.

Preventing Skin Inflammation: From a skincare perspective, inflammation and skin irritation causes your body to release agents that can damage the skin’s structural components, including elastin and collagen. This, in turn, results in skin wrinkling.CBD’s suggested anti-inflammatory properties may relax and soothe your skin. This helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, making them less apparent as you age

Promoting Oil Secretion: Oil glands tend to lose productivity with age, which results in dry skin. And studies show that endocannabinoids and oil production may be related. Therefore, we believe that CBD oil could have a significant effect on the sebaceous glands’ oil excretion. This way, CBD oil combats wrinkles by promoting oil secretion, keeping your skin hydrated, supple, and looking young.

Reducing Stress: While this may not be an age-related factor, wrinkling can also be caused by excess stress and prolonged periods of anxiety. The effects of stress on the skin often become visible over time. CBD is known for its relaxing and mood-uplifting properties, and CBD oil may, therefore, be effective at reducing stress levels.

Better Sleep: Quality sleep goes a long way in maintaining smooth facial skin and an overall youthful appearance. Insufficient or poor-quality easily causes facial wrinkles, especially eye wrinkles. While CBD oil may not directly help eliminate these wrinkles, it could help prevent them from forming by helping you sleep better.

Healing Damaged Skin: CBD may also affect skin cell regeneration. Skin cells can be damaged by external factors such as pollutants and prolonged exposure to the sun. CBD oil can help generate new skin cells, which keeps your skin in good shape. With optimal oil production, the skin stays moisturized and supple.

Psoriasis is an itchy and painful skin condition. A problem with the immune system causes too many skin cells to develop, which build up on the surface before they are mature. These skin cells form red patches with a covering of silvery scales. Sometimes the skin patches can crack and bleed. People with psoriasis may also experience inflammation and swelling in other parts of their bodies. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, which leads to stiff and inflamed joints. There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but the right treatment can help people manage the symptoms.
Researchers believe that some cannabinoids may offer several possible health benefits. These include the following:

Reducing inflammation

Inflammation is a symptom of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. A study found that some of the cannabinoids that occur in cannabis, including some forms of THC, could help regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation. Research suggested that some cannabinoids might benefit people with psoriasis by affecting the interaction between the body’s immune and nervous systems.

Slowing cell growth

A 2016 review supported the idea that cannabinoids may be a useful treatment for psoriasis. In people with psoriasis, skin cells reproduce too quickly, cannabinoids may slow the growth of skin cells and reduce their accumulation on the skin’s surface. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabinol, and cannabigerol appeared to slow the growth of cells called keratinocytes in the outer layer of the skin.

Controlling pain

Cannabis may help to reduce pain. There is significant scientific evidence to indicate that cannabinoids can relieve pain. This ability may mean that cannabis could help people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to manage the pain and discomfort relating to this condition.

Reducing itching

The cannabinoids in cannabis may relieve the itching that occurs with certain skin conditions, including psoriasis.

A review exploring the relevance of cannabis in dermatology noted that a cream containing palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), which affects cannabinoid type-1 receptors, appeared to reduce itching in people with prurigo, lichen simplex, and pruritus. The authors suggested that cannabinoids could play a role in reducing itching.

A healthcare professional should be consulted before using cannabis as a psoriasis treatment. It is important to remember that medicinal cannabis is a complementary treatment, which means that people should use it as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan.

It all depends on the strength of your CBD oil and how much you take. The effects of CBD are quite mild, so while it can be used to help you relax at night, taking it during the day is unlikely to make you feel sleepy. CBD interacts with 5-HT1a serotonin receptors, which is why it can help to contribute to a more result night’s sleep. The effects of a typical strength CBD oil will last for around 2-6 hours. Most people will begin to feel the effects of CBD oil around 1-6 hours after taking it. If you notice your CBD oil is making you feel sleepy during the day, you can simply reduce your dose to achieve the desired effect.

It all varies from person to person. On average, the CBD will stay in your body between 2-5 days after taking it. How you take the CBD, how much you take, and your size will all have an impact on how long CBD stays in your system.