Joint Jam produces amazing CBD products that can help with joint pain, inflammation, insomnia, and a host of other ailments and conditions. CBD is everywhere these days because of these all-natural effects on the body in lieu of prescription pain medications that can cause addiction. We understand that many of you have questions about CBD and CBD products. Below, we’ve compiled a question and answer session to some of the most frequently asked questions about CBD. Contact us today!
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid that is a compound of the hemp and marijuana plant. For most of the CBD you find in CBD products, the CBD is sourced from hemp plants because hemp plants have a higher concentration of CBD and a really low quantity of THC (the compound that gives you the “high” effect).
Will CBD get me high?
No. CBD is the non-psychoactive compound in both the hemp and marijuana plants. In fact, CBD works against the THC compound when used together. Both affect your endocannabinoid system, which is the system in your body that helps to control pain, inflammation, sleep, and so much more.
What’s the best way to take CBD?
There is no definitive answer to the best way to take CBD. CBD drops are usually taken orally and work extremely fast since they get to your bloodstream right away. CBD topicals work extremely fast on the area they are applied on as your skin soaks in the CBD, which then works its way to your bloodstream. Smoking and vaping are ways to take CBD as well, but due to the smoke part, is usually not recommended.
Why does CBD work?
CBD affects the cannabinoid system in your body, which is the system that is designed to keep your entire body regulated, or in homeostasis. However, it affects different receptors than THC does (hence, no “high” effect). Many of these receptors are in the brain. These receptors help to control coordination, movement, pain, emotions, mood, cognitive thinking, appetite, memories, inflammation, pain, and more. Thus, when one of these conditions is out of whack, CBD helps to restore homeostasis.
Is CBD legal?
It depends on where you live. Marijuana is the substance that is outlawed in many states because of its “high” effect. However, because CBD has not been studied, it’s legal status is in limbo. Check the state where you live for specifics.
Are there side effects from taking CBD?
The research on CBD is minimal, which makes this a hard question to answer. Obviously, when you smoke or vape CBD, you are also ingesting a carcinogen, which is harmful to your body and can cause cancer. For most people, CBD is perfectly safe. Some users have reported being tired and lightheaded, dry mouth, and low blood pressure. CBD affects everyone differently, so it’s important to consult your healthcare provider before taking CBD.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
The answer is it depends on the source of the CBD. If you do your due diligence and purchase CBD from reliable sources, then no, the likelihood is extremely low that it would show up on a drug test. However, if you get a CBD strand that has more THC than it’s supposed to, then the THC may show up.
Can I give my pet CBD?
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, so CBD affects them as well, which is why you’ve heard about the benefits of CBD for your pet. However, dogs have more cannabinoid receptors in their brains than humans, which means it’s important to consult your veterinarian before giving your pet CBD.
Is CBD addictive?
No. CBD is not addictive like it’s cousin, THC, may be. In fact, CBD is often used in drug treatment programs to counteract addictions since it can work against harmful substances in your body.
What is hemp seed oil?
Many people confuse hemp seeds with CBD. Hemp seed is the seeds from hemp plants. CBD is compounds found in the hemp plant itself. Hemp seeds and the subsequent oil made from hemp seeds do not contain significant amounts of CBD.
What conditions can CBD treat?
CBD has been shown to help people suffering from pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, nausea, anxiety, depression, and those with cancer. Since CBD has not been studied, it’s important that you consult your doctor to see if CBD is right for you.