Have a question about CBD?
You’re not alone — we receive dozens of questions via email everyday.
Here are the most common questions we get asked about CBD itself, how it works, and how to buy.
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s a non-psychoactive extract from the cannabis plant (it won’t make you high).
CBD is suggested to support a wide variety of health conditions and symptoms. This supplement is used to manage neurological disorders like epilepsy, anxiety, and depression. It’s also used to alleviate pain, inflammation, insomnia, and much more.
There are many different ways to use CBD products. You can find CBD in the form of oils, capsules, topical salves, vape pens, edibles, and more.
How Do I Use CBD?
There are 4 ways to use CBD:
1 Internally — in the form of CBD oils, capsules, gummies, or edibles
2 Inhalation — in the form of raw hemp flower or vape pens & oils
3 Topically — in the form of CBD creams, lotions, and patches
4 Injection — intraperitoneal or intravenous injection (medical use only)
What Does CBD Feel Like?
The effects of CBD are subtle. It’s non-psychoactive, which means CBD won’t make you high — however, it can give you a mild “fuzzy” sensation.
The relaxing effects of CBD can make you feel as though you’re floating or hovering. Your body may feel lighter or heavier, and your mind feels loose and relaxed.
The higher the dose of CBD, the stronger these effects are — but even very high doses (over 100 mg) won’t produce strong enough effects to make you high.
Some people describe the effects of CBD as producing an autopilot sensation. It feels like your body is reacting automatically without much conscious thought. While this is happening, you remain perfectly in control, and your mental state remains clear.
Some people may find high doses of CBD makes them feel sleepy or tired. This is especially prevalent in CBD products containing a high concentration of a related cannabinoid called cannabinol (CBN), which is a strong sedative.
What Are the Benefits of CBD?
CBD has many well-documented health benefits. Most of its effects come from its ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) — which is made up of a series of receptors spread throughout the body.
Other benefits stem from CBD’s impact on cell regeneration and neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
The primary benefits of CBD include:
- Alleviates pain & inflammation
- Protects the brain Supports digestive function
- May protect the cardiovascular system
- Supports reproductive health
- Regulates hormones & metabolism
What Are the Most Common Reasons For Using CBD?
Despite the many benefits of CBD, there are seven applications that make up about 80% of the use-cases of CBD:
1 Pain relief — arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, nerve pain, PMS pain, sickle cell anemia
2 Inflammatory conditions — DOMS muscle pain, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis
3 Stress & anxiety relief — anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome
4 Sleep support — insomnia, anxiety
5 Depression & mood disorders — bipolar disorder, OCD
6 Joint pain & anxiety in pets — arthritis, post-surgery recovery, hip pain, separation anxiety
7 Skin inflammation — psoriasis, eczema
How Often Should I Take CBD?
Most people use CBD two or three times in a single day.
They may take a dose in the morning, another at lunch, and a third after dinner. Some will skip the dose at lunch and just do morning and evening.
The number of doses you need depends on the condition you’re using CBD to support. For example, arthritis sufferers will likely want to use CBD several times a day to provide all-day relief. Others who are using CBD to promote sleep may only want to use CBD once before bed.
What Are CBD Vape Pens?
A CBD vape pen consists of a small pen-sized device with three main components — a battery, heating element, and reservoir to hold the CBD extract.
There are two main types of vape pens:
These lower-cost vape pens come with a preset dose of CBD vape oil or concentrate. Once it’s used up or the battery dies, the pen can be discarded.
These pens are the best way to get into trying CBD vape products for the first time. They’re cheap and provide a simple and enjoyable way of using CBD.
You can get disposable vape pens in any flavor imaginable and with a wide range of styles and potencies.
Reusable vape pens are more expensive than a disposable vape but last much longer and can save a fair amount of money in the long run.
Should I Buy Organic CBD?
Organic CBD products were virtually non-existent not that long ago. At the time, the hemp industry was relatively new and organic certifications were virtually impossible to get.
Things are different today, and True Farms is proud to be organic.
Does organic matter? What does “organic” actually mean?
Growing hemp organically comes with a lot of added challenges. The yields tend to be lower, and the farmers growing them are at a much higher risk. Pests can easily wipe out the entire crop, and with the limitations on pesticide use, there’s very little an organic farmer can do to stop it.
This ulimately means the cost of organic hemp is much higher. While it’s not a necessity to order organic products, it produces a better product overall.