CBD Hemp Oil – The Myth, The Magic, The Mystery

It seems CBD is trending everywhere in ADHD circles these days.

So many questions surround CBD Oil

  • What is CBD?
  • Is it legal?
  • Benefits of CBD Oil
  • Is it safe?
  • Does it work?
  • How do I take it?
  • How much do I take?

Stay with us and we’ll answer all these questions and more.

What is CBD oil?

According to Wikipedia, “Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.”

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plants.

It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons.

Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis that gets users high. Unlike THC, CBD is a non psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high.

Is it legal?

The Federal Government and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) state any product with less than 0.3% THC is legal.

This means that CBD Hemp Oil is legal in all fifty states. However, CBD derived from cannabis/medical marijuana is only legal in designated states.

It’s important to do as much research as possible. Although CBD Hemp Oil is legal in all 50 states, some CBD companies are not allowed to ship to certain states. When researching companies, make sure they are allowed to ship to your state.

Benefits of CBD Hemp Oil

A nonprofit called Project CBD has examined peer-reviewed scientific studies and determined cannabis oil could be beneficial and therapeutic for individuals with:

ADD/ADHD
Alzheimer’s
Depression
Diabetes
Fibromyalgia
Anxiety
Migraines
Parkinson’s
Sleep disorders
And many others!

Is it Safe?

Overall, we found that scientists and doctors consider CBD oil to be safe for most people to use, and there are few, if any, serious side effects. However, if you are experiencing detrimental side effects, it’s likely due to the purity of the oil.  If you are experiencing side effects, it is likely due to the quality of the oil and not the oil itself.

Always looks for third party verified testing results before purchasing any CBD oil product. These tests determine how pure and clean the oil is and if it’s free of mercury, lead and other toxins and contaminants.

What people are saying about CBD Hemp Oil

“I was worried CBD oil would make me feel “high” so I put off trying it for years. Now I wish I had used it sooner. It has been a great addition to my regiment of supplements I take for good mental health. Life feels lighter and brighter. I love, love, love it!!!”

“CBD has improved my son’s life in ways I couldn’t have previously fathomed. His overall well-being is truly an answer to our prayers.”

“I’ve enjoyed swimming since I was in elementary school and was competitive in high school and college. After taking a decade off, I’m back in the pool 5 days a week with pain-free movements. CBD has been the best addition to my daily routine I could have asked for.”

“He’s completely changed with CBD. I hope to eventually wean him off his meds (ADHD Stimulants) someday.”

“We use CBD for my son’s anxiety and ADHD. Its done miraculous things! I did a ton of research about the brand and talked to many people about the results and dosage. We’ve been thoroughly impressed as to how this has impacted our son.”

“I am skeptical by nature… But these drops are! amazing!”

“I am in LOVE with the CBD oil! Day 5 and I feel awesome! Here is how it helped me: Heartburn – gone. Neuropathy pain – managed. Restless Leg Syndrome – haven’t had symptoms in 3 days! Focus – increased. Motivation – increased. Mood – I feel so happy…nothing negative.”

“My Son Is Doing So Much Better!
I just wanted to say thank you for introducing me to the CBD oil. It has changed my son. I don’t have to remind him to take it because he knows it’s helping him. Thank you! I feel like I almost have my sweet boy back. You are a life saver because I didn’t know what I was going to do. He got bullied in school so he then started bullying kids and was diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder. Thank you again!”

How to take CBD Oil

CBD is most commonly taken orally in a paste or drops/ tincture format.

To consume CBD oil add several drops under your tongue and hold it to be absorbed in the mouth prior to swallowing (sublingual).

Other oral methods are capsules, mouth strips, and edibles such as infused water or chewing gum.  Others use CBD oil by taking it through the skin using products like lotions, balms, creams or patches.

Because there are many ways to take CBD oil, it’s important to find a method and product that works best for your body and your condition.  Again, everyone is different therefore different methods work for different bodies.

It’s important to start at a low dose so your body can acclimate to the new substance.

Over time, gradually increase your dosage to your desired effect.

CBD Oil comes in different strengths, therefore you may need more drops of a lower strength and less drops of a higher strength.

Dosing is subjective and depends on the ailment and severity of the condition.  If a cancer patient is in pain from cancer treatments, the patient will likely take more than a person who has anxiety.  Start at a low dose and gradually increase the dosage until reaching the desired benefit level.

What to look for before you purchase

  • Amount/Strength of CBD
  • Budget
  • Taste & Convenience
  • Organic/Non-GMO
  • Third Party Lab Tested for impurities and contaminants 

 

Amount of CBD

Most CBD oil products contain anywhere from 5mg of CBD per serving, all the way up to 190mg per serving. You should always start at a low concentration or dose and gradually increase until you reach a desired benefit level.

Budget

Typically, the price increases with the amount of CBD in a product. Starting at a low dose will initially be less expensive. Considering the cost of pharmaceutical medications, CBD Oil will most likely be more cost effective even after you find your desired benefit level.

Taste & Convenience

In general CBD oil extracts are the most potent products, but they’re not for everyone. If you’d prefer something with a great flavor (or no taste at all), or a product you can take with you on the go, there are plenty of options such as capsules, liquids, and chewing gum.

Is it Organic?

CBD Hemp Oil is a natural substance derived from the earth.  It is only contaminated through the fertilizing and harvesting process.  Was the Hemp produced using Organic and Non-GMO methods and fertilization practices?

Third Party Lab Tested

To insure the Hemp oil is pure, reputable growers will have their product tested to insure it’s free of chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals and other impurities. Was the hemp oil tested for impurities and contaminants by a third party lab to insure the oil is clean and of high quality?

Outstanding Companies

Through our research for this article we found 3 outstanding CBD Oil companies that met all of our high quality standards.  However, there are many more great companies to choose from.

Nuleaf Naturals

  • Organic/NonGMO
  • Ships to all 50 States
  • Ships to 40 Countries
  • Third Party Verified
  • Grown in Colorado (US)
  • 30 Day return policy

Nuleaf Naturals products include High Grade Oils that can be taken orally or used topically (Dosing and instructions included with product).

CBDPure

 

 

 

 

  • Organic/Non-GMO
  • Ships to all 50 States EXCEPT Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas and Louisiana.
  • Third Party Verified
  • Sourced from Denmark
  • 90 Day Guarantee (100% Satisfaction or return the product or full refund within 90 days)

CBDPure has a high quality Oil Extract in three different strengths (100 mg, 300 mg and 600 mg).  CBDPure is an affordable option with a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy.  This company is a great place to start if you are just starting out.  There is no downside if you decide CBD oil is not for you.

HempMeds

  • Organic/NonGMO
  • Ships to all 50 States
  • Ships to 40 Countries
  • Third Party Verified
  • Sourced from Europe
  • 14 Day Returns

Hemp Meds offers several products such as capsules, tinctures, topicals and extracts.  They have several brands under the Hemp Meds website:  RSHO (Real Scientific Hemp Oil),  Dixie Botanicals, Cannabis Beauty Defined (Skincare), Cibex, Cibaderm (body care).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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