Dr. Chin's Herbal wants you to be an informed consumer. CBD has been cultivated for almost 6000 years. There is a long history of the medical benefits of cannabidiol, but with the recent interest in medical marijuana and CBD, there has been a big debate and confusion surrounding the product. There are a lot of products claiming to use CBD but they either don't contain the advertised amount of CBD or are made with other additives.
What is CBD?
You may have been hearing a lot recently about something called CBD. But, what is it really?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. With recent studies on the endocannabinoid system, we have learned more about CBD and its effects on the body. The endocannabinoid system in the simplest terms is composed of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors found throughout the nervous system and peripheral nervous system. When we ingest CBD, it acts indirectly on our CB1 and CBD2 receptors, thereby promoting homeostasis, pain, and inflammation. As Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum state in the introduction of their book, CBD, "...CBD enables the body to heal itself through balancing the endocannabinoid system."
What can CBD help?
The study of CBD is relatively new and studies have been inhibited by the FDA's classification of CBD as a Schedule 1 drug. As of December 2018 with the recent passing of the Farm Bill, this should allow for more research on CBD. That being said, there are documented results and research that demonstrates CBD as safe and effective pain relief.
You will find the most optimal effects when CBD is derived from the whole plant, known as full-spectrum, rather than in isolated, or isolates, form. This is because full spectrum CBD also contains other cannabinoids and terpenes that are beneficial to your central nervous system and immune system.
CBD can aid in:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Antifungal benefits, and many more...
Why Full Spectrum CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD is derived from the whole cannabis plant, including other cannabinoids, terpenes, and even THC. When you use full spectrum CBD, you are receiving the benefits of these cannabinoids, terpenes, and THC, which is known as the "entourage effect". It is similar to taking a multi-vitamin. Why take only one vitamin, when you can have the benefits of all the vitamins and get maximum benefits?
Will CBD get you "high"?
Depending on the ration of CBD:THC, you may feel some psychoactive effects. However, it is illegal to sell CBD with more than 0.3% THC unless you live in a state that allows medicinal marijuana. Dr. Chin's Herbal is formulated with CBD containing 0.3% THC or less.
What is the Dosage?
We recommend consulting your physician before beginning any CBD regimen as there are a multitude of factors that can affect a patient, such as medical conditions, body weight, body chemistry, sensitivity to cannabis, and more.
Do your research as to where and how the CBD was manufactured, as toxins or additives may affect the efficacy of treatment. Dr. Chin's Herbal recommends taking small doses at a time and adjust accordingly as you observe how your body reacts. The recommended method for our tincture is one full dropper under the tongue for 30 seconds.
Tips for Buying CBD
The goal of Dr. Chin's Herbal is to help people. While we hope you will choose our brand for your CBD products, we know that the market is flooded with other brands to choose from and want you to be an educated consumer.
Things to consider:
- Where was the CBD farmed?
- How was it extracted
- Does the brand follow GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards?
- Is it manufactured in an FDA registered facility?
Still have questions? Contact us and enjoy the many benefits of CBD.
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