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What Can CBD Do for You?

As the cannabis legalization movement rolls along, you have probably since heard about one of its’ most popular cannabinoids, CBD. With coverage from networks like CNN, 60 Minutes, Forbes, and more, it has been a hard topic to miss. All over the country, people are experiencing CBD, but per usual, our federal government is behind. The question remains, what does CBD actually do for you?

What does the FDA say?

Many claims have been made over time about the possible benefits of CBD. Some have been tested more than others, but there is still a lapse in actual FDA verified studies that prove or disprove these certain claims about the benefits of CBD. While the reason for this lack of research is debatable, whether it be the interests of pharmaceutical companies or just plain old marijuana stigma, CBD companies are still unable to make concrete claims about what CBD does to our bodies and our minds. It’s a fundamental issue amongst our society when unsubstantiated stigmas about a plant begin stifle a discussion about sick people and possible medications that could heal them or make their lives easier.

What we do know

What we do know, is that there are a lot of people experimenting with CBD and seeing results throughout several regions in the world. This may be considering anecdotal evidence, but we’ll leave the determination up to you We know that our bodies contain an endocannabinoid system made up of cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system. Our bodies are fundamentally wired to interact with these types of cannabinoids.

Regarding anecdotal evidence from personal tests and experiments, Pure CBD Exchange has heard some truly game-changing applications with regards to epilepsy, cancer cell reduction/remission, pain or inflammation, sleep aid, anxiety reduction, and more. From my own personal experience, I have had success using CBD topicals for pain. I’ve also gotten some of the best sleep of my life CBD oils and tinctures, and the euphoric sensation I feel from isolate

The most convincing case for CBD

I have to say, though, the most convincing case for CBD has been seen in epileptic individuals, largely in children. It should be kept in mind though the majority of these trials are still being conducted by families desperate to improve the lives of their children, rather than something that institutions like the FDA or DEA are sponsoring (or paying attention to). We have repeatedly heard stories of children having several seizures daily who are essentially non-functioning due to the damage done by these seizures. When introduced to CBD in sizable doses, these children have been able to reduce seizures to only a few per month. You can find more examples of the effectiveness of CBD in treating epileptic seizures here and here.

When discussing suffering in children, there is no time for bureaucratic hurdles in passing legislation. For too long we have seen our slow moving government contradict itself, take their time passing bills, and ignore the experiences of individuals whose lives have been transformed by a non-psychoactive, naturally occurring compound. Remember, this is something found in other plants as well. As a population, we have to be mobilized in sharing what we know about CBD and asserting to our leaders a need for action. If an opiate epidemic, suffering children, and a slew of health complications aren’t motivation enough, what will be? It’s time to open up this conversation and contact our representative officials.

Pioneering lifestyle products

Companies like Pure CBD Exchange are pioneering the idea that CBD is more than just a product for people with severe issues like cancer and epilepsy.

CBD is a lifestyle product.

CBD is a wellness product that, if incorporated into your life on a regular basis, can lead to general improvements in sleep, appetite, relaxation, pain management, and mood. Most importantly, CBD can also serve as a preventative measure for issues like cancer.

If research shows us that there Regular and affordable access to CBD is a new thing. With permissions pertaining to industrial hemp set out, there is now a new and growing market for legalized CBD products throughout the country. Online platforms like Pure CBD Exchange are making CBD readily available for a manageable price.

This is what the CBD market has been waiting for.

CBD is developing into a lifestyle in the same way the cannabis has existed for decades. Similar in their medicinal effects, CBD has less legal restriction due to the lack of intoxication and therefore is able to legally serve a larger market across America. CBD has been repeatedly noted as the more medicinal side of the cannabis plant and now that it is being isolated into more potent quantities, we can see medical benefits increase while intoxication reduces. Not everyone wants to get high, and even smokers know that there is a time to be clear minded. For some, this lifestyle will exist by itself, and for how large of a role can it play in improving my life.

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CBD Products, Dosing, and Potency: Things to Know

Many CBD products can be smoked using traditional eCig vapes or vape pens

As much as CBD and its uses have been lacking in official study and information, there remains a number of questions about what people are using it for and how to go about it. There are a number of products on the market, including different varieties and formats for how to get CBD into your body. CBD products are all pretty much derived from the same basic foundation starting as raw oilThis oil is extracted from the hemp plant, ideally with CO2, but often with solvents like ethanol. CO2 is the preferred extraction method.

CO2 is is the preferred method of extraction because, often times, using a solvent in the extraction process leads to residual compounds left over. Solvent extraction is not wholly undesirable whatsoever, but CO2 oil most often ends with a clearer, more amber or golden color. CO2 oil doesn’t carry the same taste and won’t be visually dark or murky like some oils extracted with solvents.

What is raw CBD oil?

Raw oil is a very high potency form of CBD oil.

Usually raw oil ranges from about 50 to 70% CBD concentration (10mL @ 50% potency = 5,000mg of CBD). Most raw oils are created from taking CBD and diluting, extracting, or blending it to make a final product. Most commonly, CBD is diluted or extracted to make tinctures. Tinctures are raw oils blended with hemp seed oil, vegetable glycerin, MCT or other oils, and flavorings. If MCT sounds like a scary chemical, know that it is simply a form of triglyceride containing fatty acids. MCT oil is found naturally in products like coconut oil. Tinctures with varying mg contents are a typical form of sublingual ingestion for patients to swallow orally. This is very different from something like CBD Isolate.

What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, attainable by further extracting raw oil.

This process introduces some form of solvent and the key for the consumer is to make sure that final product is tested and contains no residual solvents. Pure CBD Exchange offers certificates of analysis in order to ensure that our customers know they’re not ingesting any unnatural or harmful chemicals. Usually other CBD vendors do not give proof of testing certificates.

CBD isolate is just CBD and nothing else. CBD isolates are typically 99% pure or higher. With less processing, you can also create something called CBD Distillate or certain types of waxes. THC users who take ‘dabs’ are familiar with wax mostly as a THC concentrate commonly sold in dispensaries in states where such products are legal. Waxes are typically most popular among people who are familiar with the concepts of smoking and dabbing. Waxes or dabs typically require a concentrate specific pen or concentrate pipe, though there are plenty of DIY ways to smoke dabs. For another level of CBD dabbing, Pure CBD Exchange offers a product called Isoterp ShatterIsoterp Shatter is a potent isolate mixed with cannabis terpenes for an incredible flavor profile. Another less potent form of smokable CBD is vape oil. Vape oil is similar to a tincture, is usually glycerin based, but is usually less potent than a tincture. Vape oil works in an e-cigarette or cartridge pen and is commonly used to appease the desire for nicotine.

What if I don’t smoke?

For those who aren’t smokers, it’s obvious that you might typically steer towards orally ingested items.

Tinctures are the most popular form of orally ingested CBD for those who aren’t smokers, but there are a variety of edible items as well.

These edibles often come with a higher price tag and less flexible dosing. Some edibles are especially formulated as treats for pets. Some companies sell CBD edibles as a more basic medicine for customers to choose what to do with it, how to dose it, etc. The goal is to get CBD into your body in an easy way and it’s up to you and your preferences/imagination to decide what you’re comfortable with and how you want to ingest CBD. One of the easiest ways to incorporate the product into your diet is with a water-soluble liquid that can be easily mixed into any beverage.

Find the CBD products that suit you and your personality

In any case, the most important thing is finding CBD products that suit you and, more importantly, finding the dosages that suit your body. We don’t have set recommended amounts in place, but 1500mg is noted as a maximum for everyone. It’s important to keep in mind though that the only real side effect of from a high dose is drowsiness. Beyond that, it’s important to know what you’re using CBD for and following trusted examples of users who have tried in the past.

For a general user that wants to use this as a general wellness product for daily use, people often use between 10-25mgdependent on their body type. Different individuals may use CBD as needed for pain or sleep and take anywhere from 10-100mg, dependent on body type and other factors. A cancer patient looking to keep cancer cell growth from returning might take 50-150mg per day. This is all entirely based on different individuals personal testaments. We cannot claim to know what works best, but we are able to research, listen, and experiment.

All in all, the best way to learn what CBD can do for you is try it out!

Experiment with different doses. Research and discuss with other users to narrow in on if and how to improve your life with CBD, and send us all your feedback so we can share it with the entire Pure CBD community!