Over the past few years, many people have been turning to CBD products to treat what ails them. Maybe you have a friend or family member espousing the positive benefits they’ve received since beginning CBD treatment or maybe you just saw a report about it in a medical journal or online and you have questions. The good news is, you’re not alone. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about CBD oil to ensure you’re informed about this treatment option. Have questions we didn’t cover here? Don’t hesitate to give Shi Farms a call!
CBD vs. Hemp Oil
There seems to be some people who confuse CBD Oil and Hemp Oil for the same thing, but they are not necessarily interchangeable. This comes down to the fact that CBD can be sourced both from hemp and marijuana. The distinction is not something to be overlooked, as CBD sourced from marijuana contains high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the compound that creates the high feeling associated with marijuana. In contrast, CBD sourced from hemp contains negligible amounts of THC, and as such, will not create that high feeling. Another thing to be on the lookout for is the difference between hemp oil and hemp seed oil, as hemp seed oil does not contain CBD and won’t carry the same medical benefits as regular hemp oil. Always ensure you inform yourself about the details of the product you intend to buy so you can be positive you’re getting what you’re looking for.
CBD Isolate vs. Full-Spectrum CBD
If you’ve been searching for CBD products, you’ve likely seen these two phrases pop up a lot. While they might seem like they’re the same at first glance, there is more under the surface. CBD isolate products are the purest form of CBD. On the other hand, full-spectrum CBD may not have as high levels of CBD as its isolate counterpart, it does contain some other ingredients that some people will find beneficial. Full-spectrum CBD contains the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals found in the hemp it was sourced from. Those compounds can work together, creating what is known as the entourage effect. However, it is important to note that full-spectrum CBD can contain higher amounts of THC (up to .3 percent) than CBD isolate. The isolate has its THC removed and doesn’t contain any flavor or odor, which makes it an ideal option for people who prefer to consume CBD in edible form.
Why Use CBD?
This is a question we cover in detail in another one of our blogs, but for the sake of brevity, we’ll touch on just a few of the many reasons why people are using CBD. One of the biggest reasons comes down to CBD acting as a powerful anti-inflammatory treatment, which is incredibly helpful for people looking to treat nagging pain issues. Because CBD doesn’t contain the side effects of more commonly known pain medications, people are turning to CBD so they can avoid the damage those medications can cause (i.e. damage to internal organs, opiate addiction, etc.) Beyond pain relief, CBD can be used to help with emotional responses like anxiety and depression, sleep problems, and immune system function. As studies progress, CBD becomes a viable treatment option for many more ailments.
Which CBD Product Should I Choose?
There are a variety of different types of CBD products available on the market and which one is right for you will depend on your situation, what you’re looking to treat, and your preferences. Some CBD Products you might find on the market include:
- Full-Spectrum Tinctures: Used sublingually or mixed in with food. Potential added benefits thanks to the entourage effect.
- CBD Distillate/Isolate: Easy to use in edible recipes and vape e-liquids. Least amount of THC found in a CBD product. Offered by Shi Farms.
- Capsules and Softgels: Best option when looking for convenience, as everything is already measured out for a dose.
- Vape Pens/Cartridges: This option bypasses the digestive system, which means the effects are felt faster than other products.
- And Many More: CBD Suppositories, Topical products, and broad spectrum wax are also available with their own potential benefits.
What Dose of CBD Should I Take?
The human body is as fascinating as it is unique. However, that means it can be difficult to determine which dosage of CBD is the right one for you. This will depend on your needs, which form of treatment you’re taking, and the makeup of your body (including weight and metabolism). Luckily, you’re not in any danger if you have a dose that is too high, but it is still important to start off slow and see what works for you. We recommend discussing with your doctor to determine the best dosage to start out on and where to move from there.
*Disclaimer: CBD research is ongoing and your results may vary. Always consult a physician to discuss whether CBD is right for you.
There are many different ways that you can benefit from CBD treatment, so we hope that this will act as a helpful resource for you. However, we know you might have other questions. Call us at Shi Farms to learn more! We offer a 99 percent pure CBD Isolate sourced from our locally owned Colorado hemp farm. We also offer wholesale CBD options. We hope to hear from you soon!