Let’s make this CBD stuff simple
(updated 11/22/2017 @ 11:00 am EST)
There are two “Chemicals” in Marijuana THC (mind alteration <psychotropic>) & CBD (calming – “does all sense of good”)
Now When we think of one who smokes “weed” – from the biased viewpoint “A Stoner” we think of what?
- Very Chill and Calm! (CBD) and…
- Very Spacey or Giggly (THC)
There are other phytocannabinoid (Phyto = Plant) (Cannabinoid = Chemical in Cannabis)
So what’s the CBD Suggested to Help with?
Of the 9 Proven areas:
- Reduces Anxiety
- Relieves Pain
- Lowers Inflammation
- May Treat Seizures and Other Neurological Disorders
- Has Anti-psychotic Effects… (Interestingly it blocks THC itself from making one too trippy)
- Promotes Cardiovascular Health
- Lowers Incidence of Diabetes
- Helps to Fight Cancer
- Relieves Nausea
Is CBD a Drug then?
Here’s the thing – CBD is just like taking St. John’s Wort, Ashwagandha, Kava Kava, heck even Chamomile! They are HERBS! In other words It’s Food! But … anything that works on “Brain Neurotransmitters” (the chemicals that make us stable or unstable) is more of a drug… similar to the ones above.
These all affect us in some way – depending on the way our Metabolism works. . . And I mean our DNA – how OUR Specific Imperfect or Perfect Metabolism works.
Have you ever taken two types of Anti-Inflammatory’s like Advil & Aleve? After trying both you say – Aleve didn’t work for me, but Advil did. Both are meant for the same purpose, but – Metabolism (the way your body uses it) is likely the reason.
As many will say it’s “not a drug” – frankly everything is ’cause & effect”. Sugar causes energy, too much causes a high, too little causes lightheadedness. Now bring in something that effects enzymes, proteins and crosses into the brain. Same concept. But don’t let this fear you.
There are two types of plants in the Cannabis
What’s this picture telling me?
The “Pychoactive Content” is the “THC” <very “high” in the “HIGH” chemical.
Now you see why Hemp is the better option when one wants to avoid the “High”? Hemp is VERY LOW in THC & a cool fact about CBD is that it works against THC itself by blocking areas (receptors) where it goes in the brain!
What Should I expect if I try it!?
I’m someone who freaks out after I swallow anything new! So I know your fear. But at the same time I suffer from Physical pain and Anxiety disorder to the point I was afraid to go shopping at a super market, and a few times afraid to leave the house! Very scary times for me.
I was on Xanax for 6 years! I tried all the SSRI’s out there – and sure enough Doctors don’t know and/or just never learned that if 2 or 3 SSRI’s didn’t work – NO OTHER SSRI will likely work. Again – DNA! Metabolism! I’d explain more but then we leave the “So that’s it” concept.
So – taking CBD was scary for me – because of our BIASED TRAINING! “Oh know i’m a druggy” or “I’m doing something wrong even if it’s legal“… No – (THC) is the High “far out” part! That will give you risk of nasty Anxiety! CBD is the calming effect, along with all the above 9 major benefits.
Here is the interesting part. No one knows! Each person metabolizes differently.
In dosage – for the scaredy cats like me – (of product #1 i speak of later) I tried 1/2 a dropper… (nothing happened) …a full dropper..(still nothing)… 3 full droppers = (a little calmer.. last night 4 droppers! … eh.. i’m not so sure).
I would start at 5mg of CBD and see how you feel. One research said 2.5-5mg is for general health. If you feel nothing, and go for 10mg. Remember – 1) It’s food and 2) it’s CBD and can only make you drowsy.
Be Careful of the brand!
The thing about Hemp is the soil in where it grows, it will absorb it all! So if it’s planted in toxic soil – you get toxic Hemp!
Sadly i’m sorry to say it really is “Trial & Error”… and glad for you I’ll be updated this page with each one I try. Yay! I’m a Ginnie pig! … or am I a Lab Rat?… Either way you win!
Usually drowsiness is the main one. Some people are known to get worse before it gets better. Remember CBD is working with enzymes that work with neurotransmitters (the mood stabilizers in our brain).
Worried about a Urine test taking CBD?
NOPE! Fortunately, the urine drug screen for THC-COOH… So Regular Users of CBD will only every have a small fraction of THC. Being the Half Life has contrary opinions, it appears to average around 12 hours. So you ask – “Half Life?”
Once consuming a drug or herb – your body metabolizes it and it rides in blood plasma. After that you body will break it down over time as the body also uses it. Peaks drop at the half life, “When the effects (concentration) will start to drop”. Research shows It takes another half-life to drop again to about 25% level… and so on… Thus 12 (50%) another 12 (25%) another 12 (12.5%) another 12 (6.25%) etc… So the whole life is about 2 days. So if you are to take a urine test and you take a LOT of CBD Oil – maybe consider stopping for 2-3 days.
Should you worry about THC Build up then?
I can’t say no – it depends on how much we take and again – our tolerance (back to DNA again as well as our Mind’s ability to balance) – – Should I talk about Neurotransmitters?… i’ll do that in another post 🙂
MOST companies selling CBD Hemp OIL is likely to have less than 0.5% THC. Most I see are showing 0.3%
An individual consuming 1000-2000 mg per day of hemp oil would thus consume approximately 3-6 mg of THC. This exceedingly high dose may result in detection of positive urine screen in up to 11% to 23% of assays (assays is basically the testing of a compound of something).
But you heard CBD in Marijuana is better than Hemp!
I hear a lot of stuff too! But CBD is CBD! Right? Water is Water either from the clouds, a stream, a fountain, a toilet bowl! (Bad Dog!)
Hemp oil does only have trace amounts of CBD, normally less than 25 parts per million (ppm) compared to medicinal marijuana cannabis oil extracts that typically contain between 30,000ppm – 300,000 ppm. And as for THC, Hemp has over 400-600 times less THC than Marijuana… now it gets real interesting!
Wait – PPM – Parts per what?
Just think of any measuring concept… 1 dollar is 1 part to a million dollars. Or in pennies, 1 cent is one part of a Million Pennies! Sigh… We’ll be on a Coin Star machine forever!
Let’s stick with the Dollar Figure
(1 Dollar) – this is 1 part of the below…
(1 Million Dollars)
Hemp CBD = of the million dollar illustration is about 25 bucks. Doesn’t sound so great yet.
Hemp THC = is 0$ ….. Yes 0$ …. There is no THC within the hempseed, although trace amounts of THC may be found in hempseed oil when plant matter adheres to the seed surface during manufacturing. So really – any THC in the oil is simply an accident.
Marijuana CBD = This winner gets to start at $30,000 and as mentioned can raise to over $300,000!
Marijuana THC = Simply starts at $5,000-$6,000
Feeling Cheated by Hemp Oil??? Yea me too! But at least we pass the urine test and can drive straight!
It simply means – Dosage from Hemp Oil will be more and you strictly get CBD.
Buying Hemp Oil
In the US you can only buy Hemp Oil, unless you’re in a legal state to get true Medical Grade. Medical Grade you are risking high levels of THC when consumed orally. So Hemp Oil is your only options. HOWEVER!
Many manufacturers label their bottles as “CBD products”… but that means nothing.
- Quality – sadly you won’t know because the “Market” is full of liars. Have you ever ate at a diner and to Maple syrup and the label reads: “Breakfast Syrup” or “Pancake Syrup“… Well that’s actually saying it contains NO REAL MAPLE SYRUP! They may even put a Maple Leaf on the label. Sorry – it’s just cooked High Fructose Corn Syrup with FLAVORING! Now say sorry to your liver!
- Reading the Label of CBD
A bottle that says “375mg Sublingual Drops” and on the back it says “Hemp Extract 20 mg” – – Back labels may list by “Serving Size” or “Bottle Content” so you have to read, but mostly it’s “Serving Size”
Product 1 “Mitchell’s”
This company of 1 of the products I purchased explains it this way:
Quote: “Yes, the 375mg, 15ml bottle is 375mg minimum CBD per bottle, plus CBN, CBG and CBDA, (and trace amounts of THC, less than the legal %.03) . It says 20mg hemp extract per serving on the bottle, which is a full dropper. Half a dropper is about 10mg CBD.” – end quote
The above reads well – So far I am at 4 droppers full (80 mg according the the above) I feel nothing really. . . Ok now I tried 5 and still nothing. (10/31/2017)
I’m now reading about something new and exciting is “Nano-Enhanced” – – – Don’t worry I’ll dumb it down!
Product 2 – Prime My Body (Nano-Tech) – http://neuroremedies.primemybody.com
Most CBD Products say “Sublingual” (Under the tongue). So what we eat or put under our tongues will take time to “Metabolize” or Break Down. Science using Nano-Technology will have it broken down already for the body to get it absorbed faster.
11/1/2017 – and I tried it an hour ago. I tried 2 pumps to start – nothing… but then I tried 3 and I’ll have to say – I am rather tired is the word I would use. Which I find odd because the label is clear that 10 pumps of the small bottle is 1 serving. It has 25 mg of Hemp Extract & 16 mg of Phytocannabinoid (likely CBN, CBG & the added MTC not from Hemp).
Headache time: With only 3 pumps 24/3 = 8 … ? 8 mg of Hemp? Come to find out it’s a direct hit of CBD because it’s FULLY AVAILABLE, as opposed to your body taking time to break down natural pressed oil. Get it? Headache gone?
The only explanation I have on this is the NANO TECH! It’s so broken down the the bio-availability (meaning your body can use it right away without having to be metabolized). So far we’ll see. If you’re willing to try it too – click on the link above is where I ordered it.