CBD or cannabidiol is a compound found in hemp plants. CBD is non-intoxicating, non-psychoactive that is utilized for internal and external health. But what is the best way to take CBD for optimal health benefits?
History of CBD for Health
Marijuana has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C. More recently, scientists have discovered that certain components of marijuana, including CBD, are responsible for its pain-relieving effects.
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response.
Further studies by The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research have shown that CBD has had a positive effect on groups of people wanting a cure:
- Active pain
- Muscle spasms
- Sleep disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
Ways to Take CBD
CBD acts on the brain and the body with therapeutic effects that may provide relief to an array of unpleasant symptoms, working its magic by imitating compounds that our bodies produce naturally, called endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids activate to maintain internal stability and optimal health, something we can all agree on striving for.
There are many different kinds of cannabinoids in cannabis plants. Currently, there are two routes of administration of CBD:.
- Orally: This is an efficient way to dose the cannabinoid. Swallowing drops of CBD oil under the tongue serves as the easiest and most streamlined way to consume the molecule in this fashion. One can also add CBD oil to food and drink to mask the taste.
- Topical: This doesn’t reach the bloodstream, instead, interacting with receptors in the skin to keep our largest organ balanced, healthy, and supple. Topical formulas contain a myriad of other molecules that help to maintain skin health, including scars and eczema. This is applied via creams, slaves, beauty products and more.
Consistency is Key
At lost range, we think it's vital to put your body, mind and health first, which is why we are so dedicated to making the purest products on the market.
For CBD to make the correct impact on your body, it needs to be used in your daily routine, this is because CBD compounds in your body over time. The right combination of water, rest, supplements/treatments and movement is what every body needs and deserves. But, it is about finding the right balance of those key components to get your body back feeling better than ever. Not only does your body deserve that consistency, but it also deserves dedication.
If you're new to CBD, make sure to supplement your dosing low and slow. At lost range, our products are high-potency, and a little goes a long way! Many people at first glance assume they should take the full 1ml dropper, but you could be wasting precious medicine. Use your product frugally, and if you’re questioning just how frugal, contact us, and we would love to go more in-depth about our product!
Some important and helpful tips to remember for your treatment, whether you are new to our products or a returning customer:
- Always store your CBD in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, and shake before using it!
- For best absorption results, place the CBD oil under your tongue, holding it there for 15-30 seconds. Long enough to let the compound dissolve and diffuse into your bloodstream through the tissues in your tongue.
- In each of our lost range CBD oil tinctures, you will find a 1ml dropper top that is marked with quarterly measurements as a guide, designed to make your dosing experiences easy!
Remember: No two individuals' body compositions are the same, so we all react differently to CBD. Some may feel the effects almost instantly, others may find relief after using the product consistently for a couple of weeks. No matter what, stay consistent and dedicated for optimal results.
Where Does lost range’s CBD and Hemp come from?
Our Hemp is grown on a local farm here in Colorado. Out in the Colorado sun, maintained carefully by local farmers. The Hemp is also extracted here in Colorado and infused into our handmade small-batch products!
Will I Pass my Drug Test?
There is always a risk of failing a drug test, and if you are concerned with this we recommend using our isolate products. Our Isolate CBD products contain 0% THC. The CBD isolate we use here at Lost Range is tested at 99.99% CBD. Our Full Spectrum CBD products contain less than .3% THC and contains other cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG and CBC.
Will CBD get me “high”?
While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a "high." CBD is among the non-psychoactive compounds, meaning that it doesn’t get you “high” or give you a buzz like its familiar cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for wild, indefensible claims, such that CBD is a cure-all for cancer, which it is not. Research exploring the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) oil is still at a relatively early stage. However, more and more studies have started to demonstrate CBD’s potential therapeutic effects for a variety of conditions.
We understand it is important to find the right CBD product and dosage for you - So, contact us with any questions you may have, and we will make sure to help you find the right fit for your health needs.