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CBD – So Many Forms of it to Consider – Some Answers

After learning more about what CBD is, it’s time to consider the many forms it can take. Much like other therapeutics, CBD comes in multiple forms, including drops, sprays, ingestibles, topical creams, and more. It’s important to understand the options available and choose the method of use that is most suitable for you. Sublingual CBD Method Research shows that the sublingual method is the most commonly reported method of CBD administration. Sublingual means “beneath your tongue”. Place the oil in your mouth – under your tongue &/or hold the oil in your cheeks & keep it there for 60-90 seconds, or as long as possible. This ensures more effective absorption.   

Ingesting CBD For those of you that want to know more about CBD – whether it’s the science or the business or the extraction or many other CBD industry subjects, you’ll be getting the best set of information that will help you with your needs.

HOW TO USE DELTA 8 THC Delta 8 THC has become the most discussed cannabis product on the market in recent months. In part because of claims that it has therapeutic benefits similar to CBD and “regular” THC without the intense psychoactive effects. And also in part because of the controversy surrounding its legality. Its popularity continues to grow as more Delta 8 products become available and based on testimonials from those who are using it for a variety of reasons. But what exactly is Delta 8 THC? How is it different than the more well-known cannabinoids CBD and THC? And is it even legal? What is Delta 8 THC? Delta 8 THC (short for delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of over 100 cannabinoids that are produced naturally by the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are the active compounds that come from both marijuana and hemp. They interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to promote homeostasis, or overall balance and wellness. Each individual cannabinoid has unique properties, effects and potential therapeutic benefits. Unlike the better known cannabinoids CBD and Delta 9 THC (the technical name for the THC that most are familiar with), very little Delta 8 THC is produced by the plant itself. However, recent advancements in cannabis extraction and conversion processes have made it possible for pure Delta 8 THC to be isolated and made into products for consumers. Delta 8 THC can probably best be described as a less potent, more uplifting and clear-headed version of Delta 9 THC. The difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9 is very small from a scientific perspective. A double carbon bond exists in the 8th position of the molecular chain for Delta 8 versus the 9th position for Delta 9. Delta 8 vs Delta 9 THC Molecular Structure

IS DELTA 8 THC LEGAL? What are the Potential Benefits of Delta 8 THC? According to the National Cancer Institute, Delta 8 THC has antiemetic (reduces nausea), anxiolytic (reduces anxiety), appetite-stimulating, analgesic (pain-relieving) and neuroprotective properties. Based on the very limited research to date and feedback from current users, Delta 8 products may be an option worth considering for those: Seeking relaxation from a natural product that is more potent than CBD but less potent than THC Who have benefitted from using Delta 9 THC but don’t want the intense high or stoned feeling that comes with it

It’s highly recommended that you consult with your physician before using Delta 8, especially if you have medical conditions or take prescription medications. What Does the Research Say? Medical research into the benefits and effects of Delta 8 is still very scant. Much remains to be learned about Delta 8 and other cannabinoids from controlled human trials and research. Our review of research studies mentioning Delta 8 THC yielded only a few results.

Antiemetic (effective against vomiting and nausea) – In this 1995 study, Delta 8 THC completely prevented vomiting with negligible side effects in children who were being treated with cancer drugs. Reduced pain and inflammation – the topical application of Delta 8 THC and CBD reduced corneal pain and inflammation in this 2018 study conducted with mice.

The results supported reports noted by the researchers that activation of the endocannabinoid system may be analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory. Appetite stimulant – this 2004 study found that Delta 8 THC given to mice in very small doses caused “increased food consumption and tendency to improve cognitive function” without side effects. It led the researchers to conclude that a low dose of THC may be a “potential therapeutic agent in the treatment of weight disorders.

 

The 2018 Farm Bill which was signed into law in December 2018 explicitly legalized all derivatives and extracts from the hemp plant. To be legally classified as being from hemp, the levels of Delta 9 THC must be less than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. What remains unclear is the classification of Delta 8 THC not only in terms of the 2018 Farm Bill but also subsequent rules from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Specifically, it’s not clear whether Delta 8 THC should be treated as being synthetically-derived or classified the same as Delta 9 THC.

 

There is hope that there will be more definitive clarifications coming in 2021. In the meantime, users should be aware of its uncertain legal status. You should also know that your state and local laws may also be more restrictive. If you have concerns from a legal perspective, we recommend that you consult a local attorney.

Topical CBD Application CBD infused topicals are recommended to be used as other similar body care products – use it when you deem necessary or when you have certain skin conditions. Apply generously to body areas that could benefit from the topical solution. The CBD is absorbed through the dermal layers of the skin, and starts working minutes after it is applied.

 

 

 CBD for Pets Basic dosing rule for cats and dogs: 1-5 mg CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. To control pain, give every 8 hours or as needed. For other uses, give once or twice a day. \ CBD Capsules Capsules typically offer 10-30mg of CBD in each pill, making it easy to keep track of daily serving sizes. Just like any other pill, swallow it with water for the best and easiest absorption. They are typically kept in bottles, and the soft coating makes them easy to go down.

 

CBD for Pets Basic dosing rule for cats and dogs: 1-5 mg CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. To control pain, give every 8 hours or as needed. For other uses, give once or twice a day .CBD for Pets Basic dosing rule for cats and dogs: 1-5 mg CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. To control pain, give every 8 hours or as needed. For other uses, give once or twice a day.

 

 

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