The Science of CBD
The Science of CBD
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Administering drops of oil under the tongue or directly in the mouth will offer the fastest absorption. In our 10 years of experience, we have found that mixing the oil with food does not diminish absorption, though it may slow it down.
Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds present in both animals and in the plant genus cannabis, which includes both hemp and cannabis. The prefix phyto means plant. Phytocannabinioids are cannabinoids derived from plants. For more information, check out our The Science page.
We are not doctors and we do not make any health claims about hemp oil or any of the ingredients in our products. The results shared with us by users are anecdotal. We have collected data from more than 2,000 customers and find that CBD Worx Products are provided to people for many reasons. In addition to helping ease anxiety, full spectrum hemp oil can be very effective in promoting healthy joints and digestion, maintaining the body’s natural inflammatory response, addressing discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea, seizures, end of life comfort, and more.
All humans have an endocannabinoid system that assists in maintaining the physiological, neurological and immunological systems of the body. If there is a deficiency of endocannabinoid production, the system’s multiple receptors utilize the addition of phytocannabinoids to help create calm, ease and balance and provide support for relaxing, repairing or restoring. The naturally occurring compounds in hemp are important for the overall health of dogs, cats, humans, horses and all animals.
To date, we have not received reports from customers or veterinarians regarding adverse effects or any negative side effects.
Although neither doctors nor customers have reported any contradictions, we do recommend talking with your doctor before taking or any new herb or supplement.
Heating at temperatures less than 400 degrees does not change the effectiveness of hemp oil.
Neither freezing nor exposure to oxygen has an affect on the efficacy of hemp oil.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
As the legal use of marijuana and other cannabis products grows, consumers are becoming more curious about their options. This includes cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus.
CBD is found primarily in extractions from the hemp plant. It’s sold in gels, gummies, oils, supplements, extracts, and more.
THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. It can be consumed by smoking marijuana. It’s also available in oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules, and more.
Both compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system but they have very different effects.
Read on to learn more about these compounds. While they may have a lot in common, they have some key differences that determine how they’re used.
CBD vs. THC: Chemical structure
Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing impacts on your body.
Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s own endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors. The interaction impacts the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells.
CBD vs. THC: Psychoactive components
Despite their similar chemical structures, CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound. That means it doesn’t produce the “high” associated with THC.
THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. It produces a high or sense of euphoria.
CBD binds very weakly, if at all, to CB1 receptors. In fact, it can interfere with the binding of THC and dampen the psychoactive effects.
CBD vs. THC: Legality
The issues of legality for both CBD and THC in the United States are evolving regularly. All forms of cannabis are illegal in states that haven’t legalized it. Marijuana and THC are on the list of controlled substances, so they’re prohibited under federal law.
However, 20 states plus Washington, D.C., have passed cannabis-related laws making medical marijuana with high levels of THC legal. The marijuana must be prescribed by a licensed physician.
In addition, nine states plus Washington, D.C., have made recreational use of marijuana and THC legal. It still remains illegal federally.
In states where marijuana is legal for recreational or medical purposes, you should be able to buy CBD legally. In some states, legislatures have passed laws that make CBD for medical purposes legal.
Before you try to buy either product, be aware of your state’s laws. If you possess cannabis-related products in a state where they’re illegal or don’t have a medical license in states where the products are legal for medical treatment, you could face legal penalties.
CBD vs. THC: Medical benefits
CBD and THC have many of the same medical benefits. They can provide relief from several of the same conditions. However, CBD doesn’t cause the euphoric effects that occur with THC. Some people may prefer to use CBD because of the lack of this side effect.
In June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, the first prescription medication to contain CBD. It’s used to treat rare, difficult-to-control forms of epilepsy.
CBD is used to help with other various conditions, such as:
∙ psychosis or mental disorders
∙ inflammatory bowel disease
Will it get you high?
Will it get you high?
Our Hemp Extract products are all made from industrial hemp, which only has trace amounts of THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.
How Much Should I Take?
Dosages very depending on the product, please follow the instructions listed on the product label.