Our quick guide to CBD gives you all the basics, so you can decide if CBD is right for you.
We know you have a lot of questions about CBD. Even as CBD grows in popularity around the globe, many people are still learning about the amazing health and wellness benefits provided by a daily CBD supplement.
Here we answer your most common CBD questions.
What is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is a cannabinoid, a group of over 100 compounds found within the cannabis plant, including hemp and marijuana. Most of these cannabinoids occur only naturally in trace amounts. Others, like CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), can be found in higher levels in the cannabis plant.
When cannabinoids are found in plants like cannabis, they are called phytocannabinoids. However, the body makes its own cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. The body produces two main endocannabinoids: anandamide and 2-AG. THC mimics the natural effects of anandamide, while CBD produces similar effects to 2-AG.
These endocannabinoids interact with with your body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis (balance) within the body.
What Are the Benefits of CBD?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a signaling system that helps the body maintain a healthy balance in the face of both internal and external influences. It is connected to a number of important functions, including sleep, metabolism and appetite, mood, memory, immune response, the cycle of cell creation and death, and more.
Supplementing this endocannabinoid system with phytocannabinoids can boost your body’s ability to maintain this balance and allows you to function at your peak. In fact, adding phytocannabinoids like CBD to your body increases the number of cannabinoid receptors in your body, allowing the ECS to work more efficiently.
Researchers are just starting to understand the implications of the effects cannabinoids like CBD, but those who have tried CBD have reported a drop in prescription drug use and a healthy quality of life.
Because CBD products are sold as supplements in most markets, we aren’t allowed to make claims about CBD’s ability to treat or prevent medical conditions. We urge you to do your own research from a resource you can trust to see if CBD is right for you.
Is CBD Safe for Daily Use?
CBD is both non-psychoactive and non-toxic, so CBD Marketplace customers can feel comfortable taking the CBD products offered on our site every day.
Unlike its illicit cousin THC, CBD does not create a “high”, meaning that its benefits can be enjoyed by everyone. This is because CBD and THC each interact with the receptors in the ECS in different ways and, therefore, provide different effects.
CBD has been demonstrated to be non-toxic in doses of 1000 mg or more, and users have reported no significant side effects with daily use of up to 300 mg.
Carefully read the labels of the CBD products available in our store. They will contain important information on the standard serving size and CBD content for each individual product. However, the right serving size of CBD will be up to you and your body.
Feel free to increase your daily servings of CBD as needed, just remember that most CBD products contain trace levels of THC. Taking more than the suggested serving may increase your intake of THC as well. If you are concerned about exposing you or your loved ones to THC, the CBD Marketplace also carries an assortment of THC-free products as well.
How Do I Take CBD?
There are a number of different ways to take CBD, each with its own advantages. Here at the CBD Marketplace, we’ve gathered together the most popular CBD product types from the most popular brands together in one place – including CBD oils and tinctures, capsules edibles, vapes, and more – so finding the perfect CBD product for you is easier than ever. We even offer CBD products specifically developed for pets.
Regardless of how you ingest CBD, once the CBD is absorbed and enters the bloodstream, it is carried throughout the body to be used by the ECS to provide its beneficial effects.
Is There Research?
Even though we are still just beginning to understand the incredible benefits cannabinoids have on the body, there is mounting research on the functions and effects of cannabinoids and how they may be used for a wide variety of medical conditions. You can find this research on the website for the National Institute of Health, where over 20,000 studies and reviews have been published on the topic of cannabinoids. You can search the studies here.
Are CBD Products Legal?
All the CBD products in the CBD Marketplace are legal in the U.S. and in many international markets. Sold as dietary supplements in the U.S., these products follow FDA guidelines, including regulations on labelling and on making medical claims. Although all our CBD products are federally compliant, we recommend you check your local laws for any special conditions for sale.
Do I Need a Medical Marijuana Card?
You do not need to obtain a medical marijuana card or visit a dispensary in order to get CBD products. Because the CBD products in our store are made from hemp, rather than marijuana, they are not regulated by state medical marijuana laws the same way as marijuana products, so you can buy them online and have them shipped directly to your home.
How Do I Buy CBD?
You can buy CBD products online at the CBD Marketplace. Here at the CBD Marketplace, we’ve gathered together the best CBD brands available, so you can feel confident shopping our online store. Want to learn more about CBD and the products in our shop? Visit our blog now.