EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT CBD!
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is the second most abundant cannabinoid molecule produced by the cannabis or hemp plant. CBD contains very little trace amounts of THC if any (less than .3%). It is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that does make you feel “high” or cause euphoria. CBD is legal to buy and own in all 50 US States and many countries.
All living creatures with a vertebrate have what is called an Endocannabinoid System of ECS. This system produces cannabinoids inside of our bodies. CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis/hemp plant. It is in charge of regulating homeostasis or maintaining balance in the body. By producing cannabinoids, it helps regulate mood, memory, motor control, pain, perception, appetite, and sleep, to name a few.
Unfortunately, the ECS wears out over time and have trouble maintaining balance. As we age, we run low on cannabinoids and even run the risk of becoming cannabinoid deficient. So how can we replenish cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are grown from the soil and come from cannabis/hemp plants. CBD is the most prevalent of over 100 different phyto-cannabinoids and the second most abundant cannabinoid molecule produced by the cannabis/hemp plant.
Ingesting cannabinoids and ultimately CBD will naturally stimulate your ECS and begin to re-balance your body. CBD allows for your ECS to be strong and healthy.
Crystalline Isolates: Contain ZERO THC, Look like salt crystals
Full Spectrum: Contains some THC (less than .3%), Looks golden and see through
Unrefined Full Spectrum: Contains some THC (less than .3%) Plus CBN, CBG – Dark/Thick
There are numerous ways to use CBD. While there is no right way to take CBD, you should be informed of the different ways you can use CBD.
Oils & Tinctures: One of the most common ways to use CBD is to ingest CBD Oil. This is mainly done through a sublingual method which means placing a couple drops under the tongue. These oils can also be added to drinks or as a replacement to cooking. These are meant to be consumed not smoked.
Edibles, Gummies, Capsules: A common way to use CBD is to ingest orally. This is usually done through edibles, capsules, drinks, etc. Ingesting orally will take longer for the CBD to take effect. It will take a little while for you to feel the effects as the body needs to digest the edibles.
Creams, Lotions, Topicals: Another common way to use CBD is through creams and lotions. There are numerous CBD products out there that only need to be rubbed and absorbed into the skin. Creams take a little longer for CBD to be absorbed but are effective.
Concentrates, Vape, Cartridges: Another way to consume CBD is through concentrate, vaporizers, and cartridges. This is the fastest way to feel the effects of CBD. The CBD is ingested by the body almost immediately.
Pets: CBD can also be taken by pets. Typically ingested by adding CBD Oil to food or by taking CBD treats.
Typically, the slower the CBD absorbs, the longer it lasts and vice-versa.
CBD can be effective at a wide range of doses. No standard dose is a cure all for everyone. CBD users should begin with a smaller does and slowly increase the dosage as necessary. Smaller doses throughout the day are preferred compared to one large dose. Finding the optimal does will require some trial and error to find the sweet spot for you.
Pay close attention to the mgs and the size of the bottle or container. Many CBD Oils all come in the same size 30mL bottle, but the CBD Strength/Concentration can greatly vary. The higher the mgs the stronger the CBD. For reference, 1mL of a strong potent oil may contain upwards of 50mg of CBD. Reading the labels and understanding the packaging is very important.
Most people use between 10-50mg of CBD per day total.
We are not legally allowed to give exact dosing.
CBD works differently from person-to-person. It should be used as needed. Some people only need to use it once a day, others use it three times a day. It is important to pay attention and take note of the amount of CBD you are taking. Capsules, Soft gels, and Edibles come with premeasured dosages, while Vapes and Oils leave the dosage more up to you. Start with smaller doses and gradually increase until you find what work for YOU. If you do not experience the results you are looking for in 3-4 hours, you should raise the dose, until your needs are met.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most prominent cannabinoids found in Cannabis. While there are over 100 hundred different cannabinoids CBD & THC are the most extensively studied and understood. CBD & THC both interact with endocannabinoid system, a vital system responsible for regulating and balancing a wide array of bodily functions.
One of the key differences between the two is whether or not you will feel a euphoric effect, or “high”. THC DOES cause a “high” when consumed. CBD DOES NOT cause a “high” when consumed.
CBD contains no more than .3% THC and will not provide the user with any kind of psycho-active effect.
Another major difference between CBD & THC is the legal status. CBD can be legally purchased and owned in all 50 US states and many countries. THC on the other hand is still illegal in some parts of the US.
The main difference between CBD & THC is the “high” you get from intaking. If you want to find out more about THC vs CBD, we suggest a google search and some further research into the two.
Yes, although CBD comes from cannabis plant like its cousin THC, you will not feel a “high” or psychoactive effect from CBD. All CBD for sale contains less than .3% THC which is the legal limit. Some products may contain very small amounts of CBD but are so low that its functionally impossible to get intoxicated from it. With that being said, CBD is legal to purchase and own across the United States. You can shop with confidence at CBDbound as all our products are the highest quality and inspected before being put up for sale. We provide lab reports when available to us, so you can see what exactly is going into your body.
If you are an international buyer, please research your countries laws on CBD as they may differ from the United States.
In 2014 President Obama signed the Farm Bill of 2014 into law. The main thing the farm bill of 2014 did was legalize hemp, but at the time it did not remove Hemp from the Controlled Substance Act. A lot of confusion occurred as to whether hemp was legal or not due to this reason. The bill also created a legal structure that made cultivation and research of Hemp legal for certain states willing to join the pilot program.
The farm bill of 2018 took the 2014 bill and expanded on certain parts with relation to CBD and Hemp.
Here are some key points about the 2018 Farm Bill passed in December of 2018.
-There will no longer be any question where CBD and hemp are legal or not (It is)
-CBD and Hemp will be removed from the Controlled Substances Act
-Marijuana is considered a Controlled Substance by law
-Greater innovation and access will be possible for the CBD and hemp industry due to more resources available.
This is important because the majority of CBD comes from Hemp Cannabis because it is rich in CBD, but not THC. Due to the high concentration of CBD in Hemp Cannabis, it makes it much easier to extract pure and legal CBD. Remember that all CBD must contain less than .3% THC.
The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill opened the door for CBD and the industry. Not only are manufacturers and producers of CBD cleared from a gray cloud of risk, but banks and other innovators of CBD will now have the resources to actively grow and better the industry.
There is a lot of good information on the internet with relation to the Farm Bill and its history. US laws are always updating and changing, so it is best to do your own research for yourself, but the main thing to note is CBD is now legal in all 50 states.
With CBD now federally legal. Anyone over the age of 18 can legally purchase and consume CBD in all 50 states. If you are interested in taking CBD, please do some research beforehand to understand CBD and the industry. Remember CBD contains less than .3% THC, so it will not get you “high”.
Pets can also consume CBD. There are numerous products on the market for cats, dogs, and other pets. CBD works the same on humans as it does on pets.
Like any other substance or medication, CBD affects everyone a little differently, so please be aware of your body as well as the dose you take. If you have any questions or concerns about taking CBD, please consult a doctor for more information.
CBD affects everyone a little differently, but don’t expect CBD to feel the same as THC. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psycho-active effects and will not make you “high”. Taking CBD will not adversely affect your sensory awareness, perception, consciousness, reaction time, or behavior.
Many people report that they feel calmer, less anxious, easier to sleep, and less irritable. If you want more information on what CBD feels like. there are thousands of reviews online from happy CBD users explaining how they feel using it. The most commonly reported effects include a general sense of well-being or anxiety reduction, or a calm clarity of focus.
If you are currently taking any medications or are skeptical about taking CBD. Please have a conversation with your doctor to confirm that it’s an appropriate time to start using CBD.
CBD is an advantageous daily item since there are minimal side effects.
CBD works differently for each person who takes it. Two people can take the same dose the same way and feel different effects. As with standard medications and substances, certain metabolic factors will affect how you react to CBD like weight, age, tolerance. CBD effects are generally felt 20-40 minutes after ingestion. Some good advice is to use CBD on a consistent basis to see the best results.
Be aware that certain ingestion methods allow for quicker or longer time to feel effects. The quickest way to feel the effects would be to vape or inhale the CBD. The longest way would be to ingest the CBD orally through edibles. The ranking for fastest to slowest “time to effect” is typically: vaping, oils & tinctures, creams & lotions, edibles. A quick tip: the faster the effect comes on the quicker the effect goes away.
As mentioned earlier, CBD affects everyone differently. What works for someone may not work for you. Find what works for you and then go from there.
Unfortunately, we are not allowed to tell you about the benefits of using CBD. The US FDA currently prohibits manufacturers of CBD from making any claims about the ability of their products to treat specific health conditions.
We encourage you to Google “benefits of CBD” if you would to find more research and information on CBD benefits. A quick google search on CBD reveals millions of individuals worldwide experiencing relief from nausea, seizures, migraines, anxiety, chronic itch, muscle pain, joint pain, depression, and much more!
Each person is different, so the benefits received may be different and unique to the individual. We strongly encourage you to do your own research before using CBD.
If you have a medical condition or are worried about whether or not CBD will impact your current medication. Please contact your doctor or physician before using CBD.
CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis/hemp plant. The majority of CBD is sourced from the hemp plant. Hemp plants practically contain zero THC (less than .3%), which makes them awesome for extracting CBD.
All CBD products start out the same way: as an extract from the leaves and flowers of cannabis/hemp plants. While most CBD is extracted from hemp plants, it is not uncommon to see a CBD product come from a cannabis plant. These products still must contain less than .3% THC. CBD is extracted from these plants and isolated on its own. It is then mixed and turned into a bunch of different CBD products.
It is our goal at CBDbound to provide users with best quality CBD products on the market. In order to do this, we encourage our suppliers to provide lab results for all their products. By reading over these you can see what exactly is in your CBD. We highly recommend looking over these.
In order for CBD products to be created the CBD needs to be extracted from the hemp plant. The most common way for this to occur is through a supercritical C02 extraction. This is the preferred method because it leaves practically zero traces of chemical contaminants in the end product. It is the safest and most efficient extraction method currently available. It works by passing carbon dioxide through the plant material at a very specific temperature and pressure. Carbon dioxide can be pressurized until it becomes so dense that it takes on the properties of a liquid while maintaining the fluid dynamics of a gas. CO2 in this state is known as supercritical fluid.
This method works extremely well because each compound in cannabis can only be extracted at a unique pressure and temperature combination. It makes it easy to controls which compounds are extracted and which are left behind. When done properly this extraction should retain a natural CBD product, but also all the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and other essential nutrients and compounds. Having these additional compounds only enhances the efficiency of CBD.
Yes! CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis/hemp plant. It is not synthetically made. It is a phytocannabinoid which means it is a cannabinoid that derives from a plant. We only carry the best CBD products on the market, so you don’t have to worry about getting fake or knockoff CBD from us. Please check the lab reports we provide to see what goes into the CBD you are buying/taking.
CBD Terpenes are oils with terpenes added. Terpenes are what give plants their specific scents and aromas. For example, the smell of flower, fruits, and cannabis are all produced by terpenes. Each individual terpene profile is responsible for specific quality, taste, and the effect of interaction on the receptor. There are over 200 different terpene profiles with different cannabinoids which creates a unique “entourage effect”. In short, the entourage effect is how each unique cannabinoid and terpenes, react with every individual. The combinations create a synergy that enhances therapeutic benefits. Taking this interaction into consideration, it is important to know that research around terpenes has increased recently. The flavor profiles, levels of terpenes, and the individual terpenes are all being studied to understand the effects it may have in different ways. Terpenes are a very interesting topic and if you are looking for more in-depth information a quick google search of “what are terpenes?” will be a good starting point.
These are some of the essential terpenes to look for when considering a CBD Oil.
-Carene & Pinene
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of cannabinoid receptors in your brain and nervous system and the molecules that interact with those receptors. It is a signaling system that allows our cells and organs to communicate with each other in order to balance overall activity and energy consumption. In order to maintain this balance, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) needs substances called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that are produced inside our body.
The ECS works by having receptors located throughout the body and cannabinoids interacting with them. There are two cell receptors involved in the endocannabinoid system are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are located in the peripheral nervous system, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal tract.
Anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol, or 2-AG, are the two primary endocannabinoids active in the ECS.
Cannabinoids mimic the behavior of endocannabinoids and interact with the cannabinoid receptors to augment the endocannabinoid system. CBD interacts and binds with cannabinoid receptors which helps to keep your ECS and body in balance. Using CBD allows for your ECS to stay strong and healthy.
This is a light description of the endocannabinoid system. If you would like more information on the ECS visit here or do a google search.
Because some CBD products contain trace amounts of THC (less than .3%), there is always a possibility that you could fail a drug screening. However, it is not common for a CBD user to turn positive for THC due to the very minimal amount.
There are a lot of CBD Products (Isolates) that only contain CBD and 0% THC. Consuming these products will not cause you to fail a drug test. There are also Full Spectrum CBD products that do contain miniscule amounts of THC. This amount will not get you high but, does have the possibility of showing up on a drug test.
Ultimately, you must do your own research and make the decision for yourself based on your unique circumstance. Express caution.
CBD is NOT psychoactive like other drugs because it has non-detectable THC. All CBD has less than .3% THC and WILL NOT get you “high”.
One of the most popular ways of getting CBD into your system is by vaping due to its instantaneous effect. This is done through a cannabidiol based e-liquid otherwise known as CBD Vape Oil. The CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and then is mixed in with propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycol (VG) or both which creates a CBD e-juice which can be vaped. The CBD in vapes still contains less than .3% THC.
CBD e-juice can be vaped by itself or it can be added to your favorite vape juice. Add a few drops of CBD Vape Juice to your normal vape juice and you’re good to go. You can easily adjust the dose by monitoring your CBD input.
CBD oil can also be put in your vaporizer directly onto the coil. The coil will heat up causing the CBD to burn and be ingested by you. Vaping is a great wat to take in CBD.
If you decide that vaping is the route you want to go, you are going to need a good CBD vape pen. There are a number of great options for you on this website that will help you get started on your journey with CBD.
Unlike capsules, edibles, and lotions where the mg of CBD is measured out for you; Oils and Tinctures require a little more work. In order to properly figure out your CBD dose when it comes to oils and tinctures, we need to ask these two questions.
-How many milliliters (mL) is the bottle?
-How many total milligrams (mg) of CBD are in the bottle?
Some things to keep in mind when figuring this out.
-1mL = 20 droplets of liquid
-A full dropper of most bottle is close to 1mL
A common sized CBD Oil for sale is a 30mL that has 1000mg of CBD.
The first thing you need to do is take total mg / bottle size.
In our case 1000mg / 30mL = 33.33. What this number means is that there are roughly 33mg of CBD per mL or one full dropper.
To break it down even further, remember that each dropper has roughly 20 drops.
-33mg / 20 droplets = 1.65mg of CBD in one single droplet.
Oils and Tinctures are commonly ingested by the sublingual method which is putting the CBD under your tongue. Using this math above, all you need to do is figure out how many mgs you want to take total and then figure out how many drops that is. If you want to take 20mg of CBD than you will need roughly 12 droplets of CBD.
Note: Not all products are 1000mg or a 30mL bottle. All the information you need should be on the label. Input your numbers into the equations presented above and you should have no problem measuring out your oil or tincture dose.
No! A medical card or prescription is not needed to place an order. CBD is legal to own and consume in all 50 states as well as many countries. Anyone over the age 21 can purchase CBD online or in person.
CBD affects each person uniquely, so it’s important to figure out which CBD is right for YOU. The three things to look out for when taking CBD is the mgs of CBD, size of bottle mL (for oils), and type of CBD.
It is best to start out with lower dose mgs of CBD and gradually increase your dose until you find your sweet spot. Pay close attention to what type of CBD product you are taking as well. You may feel different effects from a tincture than an edible. You should check out this response here explaining the different ways to take CBD.
As mentioned above, CBD affects everyone a little bit differently, so until you try CBD and get a gauge for what you like and don’t like; it is going to be hard to find what is right for YOU. The most important part is finding out what you need, not someone else. This is done by playing around different CBD products and doses.
If you are unsure what kind of CBD you should take, please do your own research or consult a doctor. If you are currently taking medication, consulting with your doctor may be beneficial before introducing CBD into your daily life.
If you are unsure of whether or not you should take CBD, please contact a doctor or a physician before moving forward. CBD effects everyone differently. Please do your research and due diligence before introducing CBD to your everyday life.
It is best to store CBD at room temperature or in a refrigerator and out of direct sunlight. The most optimal place to keep your CBD products are in a place that’s dark, dry, and cool. Cannabinoids like CBD last the longest in cold conditions. If you decide to place your CBD in the fridge and it gets too cold, just run it under warm water and you’ll be good to go.
CBD has a shelf life of about 6-12 months depending on the item.
Absolutely. Feel free to add CBD oil to any of your favorite foods. It is a fantastic ingredient to cook with. Look up “recipes with CBD oil” online for new creative dishes. CBD ingested through food is just as good as other ways.
Yes. Many CBD manufacturers have created their own CBD product lines just for pets. Pet CBD can be found in the form of oils, treats, or food. CBD for pets offers an array of benefits for them.
It is important to make sure you give the correct dose to your pet. Generally, the smaller sized dog needs less CBD and vice versa. Just like people, pets are going to have their own unique reaction to the CBD. Do your best to judge how your pet reacts to the CBD and make a decision from there. If you are unsure about giving CBD to your pet, contact a veterinarian to get more information.
Whether you are buying CBD for the first time or you are a veteran CBD user; it is important to know and understand what to look for when buying CBD products. The last thing you want to do is purchase a poor/knockoff CBD product and have a negative experience. The CBD industry is filled with tons of information and misinformation, so it is important to be able to decide which CBD is good and which is not. We at CBDbound only carry and supply products that have been lab tested and guaranteed quality. This website is a great place to find the products you are looking for.
What to look for when buying CBD?
- Make sure the product contains less than .3% THC.
This is important as anything over .3% may be illegal to purchase as well as giving you affects you otherwise wouldn’t with normal CBD.
CBD with under .3% THC is legal for purchase in al 50 states and most countries without the need for a prescription or medical card.
- What kind of product are you looking for?
CBD comes in Oils, Edibles, Body Rubs, Concentrates, Vape Juice, Cartridges, and more.
Deciding which way, you want to take CBD is completely up to you and there is no right answer. Take note that vaping CBD will give you quicker effects verses an edible which may take longer for the effects to get in.
- How Strong is the CBD, how much mgs are there?
This is very important because you need to know what does of CBD you are taking. The higher the mgs the stronger the CBD potency. For example, a tincture comes in a 30mL bottle. The 500mg strength is going to be lighter than the 1000mg strength. They both come in the same sized bottle, yet the potency is greater on the 1000mg strength. If you are new to CBD, you should start with smaller doses and work your way up.
- What Brand is selling it?
Once you figure out what kind of CBD product you want to buy, the next step is figuring out which brand to purchase from. This sounds a lot it easier than it is. With CBD just becoming legal recently, there are a lot of companies trying to sell their CBD. What this brings is a bunch of products with varying degrees of quality.
So how to avoid the bad brands and get good CBD? Follow these tips below:
Make sure the company is selling products made from industrial hemp. CBD products must have below .3% THC. All reputable brands will have products with less than .3% THC and will be very open about it.
Are the brands products third-party lab tested?
Reputable brands will go out of their way to prove their products are pure and what they say they are. This is usually done by sending your product to an independent third-party lab for testing. You can usually find these reports on the product listing.
Does the brand mention how the CBD was extracted/manufactured?
Is the brand making unreasonable health claims?
If a brand is claiming the product and cure ailments or diseases, you should be wary. CBD has wonderful benefits, but the FD&A has made it very clear that CBD is not to be marketed as a cure for illnesses/diseases/etc.
Check for customer reviews:
This might be one of the most important things to take not of when purchasing CBD. There is not a better way to figure out what a product is like, than to read what other people have to say about. There are thousands of reviews about CBD products online. All you need to do is look at the reviews on our website or google the “product name reviews” and there will be a bunch.
- Do they have lab results?
The best way to figure out what is in your CBD is to look at the lab results provided by the manufacturer. High quality CBD brands will send their products to an independent third-party to be tested. You should be able to find these reports on the product listings. If a product has these lab reports, then it is safe to say they are reputable. CBDbound includes all lab reports when provided to us.
- Is this the right product for me and have I done the research?
At the end of the day, you are the one who is going to purchase and use the CBD, so it is important that you have enough knowledge and insight in order to purchase the right product. Do your research of the products, brands, doses, etc. before introducing CBD to your life.
Following these 6 pointers should give you a good idea of whether or not a product is of good quality. Like any supplement, CBD will affect everyone a little differently and what works for some may not work for others. It is important to find what works for YOU. We do our best at CBDbound to take the guessing game out of choosing CBD products and supply only high-quality brands of CBD. It is important to look at all the resources we provide you as well as informing yourself on the effects of CBD. If a product has lab reports and actively goes out of their way to build credibility, it may mean something. But always do your own research.
CBD is still a relatively new to the market, so there is a lot of information out there. It is important to fact check and do your own due diligence when learning about CBD. There is a lot of misinformation and shady companies out there.
A website we recommend is https://www.projectcbd.org. Project CBD is a non-profit organization strictly dedicated to documenting the research progress of CBD. They have an abundance of great information about the industry.