Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a hemp-derived phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp. It is being recognized for many promising, safe and beneficial effects on human and animal health in nearly every biological process and gaining recognition as a natural and safe way to address many health issues.
Despite common misconception, hemp and marijuana come from two different varieties of Cannabis sativa. Though the industrial hemp plant does contain low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)¹, the psychedelic substance in marijuana, the levels are so significantly less that they would not cause any reaction in humans. Agricultural hemp is one of the most commercially important plants and is used to make textiles, soaps, oils, food products, paper and sustainable fuel. It is in this plant that Cannabidiol (CBD) is in high concentration and the oil can be properly extracted to be used for health benefits. It is a legal substance in Texas with no negative effects (be sure to check the laws in your state and note that this article is about hemp derived CBD and NOT marijuana derived CBD).
CBD Oil has been shown to have significant health benefits through promoting homeostasis, or balance, in the body. Benefits include:
• Reduction of inflammation and pain
• Reduction or prevention of nausea and vomiting
• Calming of the GI tract
• Reduces neural excitability, improving peripheral neuropathic pain
• Reduces anxiety
• Decreases seizure activity
• Can calm tremors
• Can elevate mood (you may find that you chuckle when you are at the right dose)
• Anti -Oxidant
• Promotes elimination of DNA-damaged cells
• Improves sleep
Some of our CBD vendors are Guardian Wellness, Green Roads, and CV Sciences. The extraction process utilized is solvent-free using nonchemical CO2, with state-of-the-art, EU-certified, ISO certified laboratory using a 7 step, full traceability from seed to shelf, with internal tests for pesticides, contaminants, heavy metals, and solvents as well as third party testing to ensure the highest quality hemp-derived CBD oil products.
How Does CBD Oil Work in Your Body, and How Can it Benefit You?
CBD is a type of cannabinoid, and our brains are already wired up to respond to them. There are special receptor sites to which cannabinoids bind in places like the brain, other organs and the immune system. When cannabinoids bind to these receptor sites, they have influence over some
part of the function or activity of what this site controls.
Research has shown that the way CBD interacts with these receptor sites can have beneficial influences. In addition, it seems that adding CBD to your everyday diet can have a positive impact on general health and well-being. There are many reasons to make CBD oil part of your diet, from its richness in omega-3 to its role as a natural source of amino acids.
¹THC, the compound found in marijuana and still illegal in many places, causes psychotropic and psychotoxic effects, specifically the euphoric high for which marijuana is known. Marijuana is specifically bred to have high levels of THC in the plant (and much less CBD) and there are negative implications and recognized correlations to its use with psychological disorders.
There is no evidence that the trace amounts, if any, of THC would show positive on a drug test, but there is a small theoretical risk (as with poppy seeds showing positive for morphine in urine), and therefore it would be prudent for you to discuss this with your employer. We can issue a letter stating that you have been prescribed CBD Oil as part of your medical treatment at The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness at your request.
Instructions for use:
The therapeutic dose varies widely and typically ranges from 3 to 300mg per day. You can start with a low dose (e.g. 2 to 3mg per day) and increase as needed, or start at a higher dose (e.g. 20mg) and adjust up or down from there. We feel that it’s best to start higher so as to get more a ‘loading dose’, and then wean to lowest effective dose.
If you feel sleepy during the day, reduce dose.
If you feel a dull nagging headache, reduce dose.
If you feel socially withdrawn, reduce dose.
We offer several doses, flavors, and methods of delivery. Some forms/doses are special order, and others we keep stocked at our facility.
• 0.5mg per squirt-peppermint and unflavored
• 1.5mg per squirt-peppermint and unflavored
• 12mg per dropperful-peppermint and unflavored
• 10mg capsules
• 15mgm capsules
• 25mg capsules
• Topical creams (150mg or 300mg per bottle)
• Tinctures (25mg/ml, 30mg/ml, 41.6mg/ml, 58.3mg/ml) in 30ml bottles
• Organic coffee with CBD and resveratrol
• CBD bath salts
There is no maximum dose found to be harmful.
Some need to take CBD once daily, while others need 2 or 3 times daily. CBD simply requires trial and error to find your individualized dose that works for you.
If taking a liquid form, apply sublingually (i.e., under the tongue), and after 10 seconds, swish it around your mouth, using your tongue, to coat your entire mouth as best you can (cheeks, gums, roof of mouth) and keep there as long as you can. This will provide the best, quickest absorption and effect. You can also gargle the CBD because it absorbs well at the back of the tongue.