CBD 101

CBD short for Cannabidiol is one of more than 113 active cannabinoids found in cannabis also known as hemp. While it is non-psychoactive, CBD has been found to offer a vast range of healing properties, most notably to suppress inflammation throughout your body. 

CBD and the ECS

CBD works directly with the body’s very own endocannabinoid system, also known as ECS. These endocannabinoid points are spread throughout your body, regulating many important physical functions including muscular and skeletal health, immune system, neural system, skin health, and mental well-being. For that reason, CBD offers multiple benefits for your mind and body.

 

Features of CBD*

Modulates nervous system, Enhances immunity,
Reduce stress, Increase metabolism,
Aid in weight loss, Treat addiction,
Reduce anxiety, Aid in sleep,    
Control pain, Reduce inflammation,    
Treats various skin disorders, Treats psoriasis,    
Combats acne, Heals sunburn,    
Suppress muscle spasms, Modulate immune response,
Antibacterial, Treat fungal infections, 
Reduce blood sugar level, Increase focus,    
Mental clarity, Reduce Inflammation Digestive,    
Reduce contraction in the small intestine, (IBS)
and more.

  * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Healing Without the "High"

You probably have heard of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol), the two most notable cannabinoids in cannabis. While they may have similar chemical structure, they have very different properties.
THC is what gets you high on cannabis. By contrast, not only is CBD non-psychoactive but it is also anti-psychoactive. It prevents users from getting too high and reduces psychosis-like effects of THC. CBD is being tested as a medicine for people with schizophrenia.

How Much CBD Do You Need?

The amount of CBD that you need will depend on your particular ailment or need. Each body is unique and, therefore, reacts differently to CBD. If you are new to using CBD, we recommend that you start with small amounts and gradually increase until you find your body’s ideal dosage.

CBD is best measured in milligrams (mg). Wildflower’s CBD capsules have 20 to 30 mg of CBD per capsule.  Two to three draws of our CBD vaporizer will give you approximately 5mg of CBD.  Our tinctures are our strongest remedy, providing 16.5mg of CBD (WELLNESS) and 33mg of CBD (RELIEF) per dropper.

Our recommended dosing for everyday use is two capsules per day and two to five draws from the vaporizer at intervals throughout the day, and start with half a 5mg of the tincture.

Remember: Always seek the advice of your physician before you start taking CBD, especially if you take other medication.


How Long Does CBD take to work?

There are several factors to consider when judging how long it will take for CBD to take effect on your body.
The symptoms you are targeting, the method of consumption and the dosage all play a role. From our full lineup of CBD products, Wildflower’s CBD+ vaporizers and tinctures offer the fastest method of application. Our CBD+ Cool Stick and CBD+ Healing Stick, on the other hand, have a relatively slow and uniform absorption, ensuring that the skin remains moisturized and receives CBD’s multitude of benefits over a longer period of time.
CBD+ Capsules will take effect within an hour or so, depending on when and how much you ate during your last meal. For optimal effect, use for 30 to 60 days to build up the CBD within your system.

CO2 Extraction

CO2 Extraction or CO2 Supercritical Fluid Extraction is one of the most effective and safest ways of reducing cannabis into its essential compounds. The extract is made using botanical extractors that use immense pressure and carbon dioxide to separate the oil from plant material.  The carbon dioxide (CO2) then becomes a state of matter that is similar to both a liquid and gas.  When cannabinoids are exposed in this state, the active components like THC, CBD, and terpenes can be extracted. 

Terpenes and CBD

Terpenes are what gives cannabis that distinct aroma. Terpenes trigger the body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids are a class of terpenophenolic compounds, part terpenoid and part phenol, a sub-set of terpenes. The different combinations of terpenes and cannabinoids found in cannabis are what give strains their distinct flavors and scents, as well as enhance their medicinal properties.

  

Hemp and Marijuana. Both a part of Cannabis family.

Both Hemp and Marijuana are both parts of the Cannabis family.  In its application, however, hemp and marijuana serve completely different purposes.

Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes while Hemp is used in a variety of applications including healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories. 

Tetrahydrocannabinol, also called THC, is the chemical responsible marijuana’s psychological effects. An average batch of marijuana contains anywhere from 5-20% THC content. Some premium marijuana can have up to 25-30% THC.

Hemp, on the other hand, is regulated to only contain a max THC level of 0.3%, essentially making it impossible to feel any psychoactive effect or get a “high”. Rather, hemp contains high cannabidiol (CBD) content that acts as THC’s antagonist, essentially making the minimal amount of THC useless.

In the USA, CBD derived from Hemp is federally legal, however, the production of Hemp still illegal.  For that reason, all CBD sold under fedaral law is imported. 

 

Wildflower's CBD+ 

All Wildflower CBD products are made in the USA and third-party laboratory tested for content and safety, so you can be sure you’re getting only the very best products made to the highest ethical and safety standards.
We use only superior C02 extraction methods, and source our CBD oil from whole plant cannabis imported from Europe which has not come into contact with synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.  

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If you would like to further expand your knowledge of Cannabinoids and plant-based wellness, we recommend a visit to Hempsley. Hempsley is a wellness guidance company that introduces you to the basic science of natural wellness.  The information Hempsely provides on Cannabinoid is extremely well written and beautifully illustrated. 
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