What Does CBD Help With?

CBD Education

What does CBD help with? That is the question we hear the most. We have created this page to summarize the pertinent information and research we have reviewed. It is our goal to educate you about what CBD is and what it can help with, so that you can determine if our products are the best option for you.

CBD Education

What does CBD help with? That is the question we hear the most. We have created this page to summarize the pertinent information and research we have reviewed. It is our goal to educate you about what CBD is and what it can help with, so that you can determine if our products are the best option for you.

 

What is CBD?

 

CBD is short for Cannabidiol.  It is a compound found in cannabis plants.  From a legal standpoint, there are two varieties of cannabis: hemp and marijuana.  Hemp is legal in the United States since 2018. It is an agricultural product that produces high amounts of CBD and very low amounts of THC. (THC is the chemical in marijuana that causes the user to feel “high”). 

Cannabinoids like CBD interact with our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This is part of the nervous system in humans.  It is still being researched but it may be involved in appetite, mood, pain-sensation, memory and sleep. 

 

What does CBD help with?

 

There exists some level of medical evidence that CBD is effective in treating the conditions below.

  1. Seizures 
  2. Anxiety
  3. Insomnia
  4. Inflammatory and neuropathic pain

The only prescription medication that contains CBD is used for controlling seizures. It is worth noting that this is a very high dose of CBD and costs over $30,000 per year.

 

CBD Dosage for anxiety

 

The most important article I read about CBD for anxiety was a study that found that CBD is more effective at treating anxiety in lower doses.  A lot of sellers I found in my research are pushing higher and higher doses.  I was told by one seller that “less than 50 mg won’t do anything for you.” (Obviously false since I have lost over 100 pounds keeping my anxiety in check with 5 mg doses.)

It just makes sense when taking anything to start with the lowest reasonable dose and add more if needed. This is especially important with CBD because…

  • Higher doses of CBD can be less effective at treating anxiety.
  • CBD is EXPENSIVE! CBD in its pure form costs about 500 times more than aspirin.
  • Lower doses of anything you take have less chance of adverse reactions.

 We recommend starting with 5 mg (one mint) twice a day. After a week of that, you can add more if you need them. I take two mints per day and that is sufficient for me.

 

CBD Facts

 

  • It is legal in the United States
  • It is not intoxicating and does not make you feel “high”.
  • According to the World Health Organization, humans do not seem to build up a tolerance to CBD. That is important because we don’t have to keep taking higher doses to get the same effect.
  • CBD is not addictive.

 

More Information

 

If you would like to read more, the folks at Harvard have created a nice summary. If you are really interested in research, the World Health Organization has written a report. Links to both are below.

Harvard Summary

WHO Report

Choosing your CBD

There are a lot of considerations when selecting the CBD you want to try. Some are very important and some are a matter of personal preference. Below is a list of these considerations as well as a guide to what we offer.

Choosing your CBD

There are a lot of considerations when selecting the CBD you want to try. Some are very important and some are a matter of personal preference. Below is a list of these considerations as well as a guide to what we offer.

 

Why did I choose these CBD mints?

 

THC-Free

 

Although I was not regularly drug tested at my job, I could have been anytime. I didn’t want to run the risk of failing a drug test for marijuana (THC). I needed CBD that is THC-Free.

These mints are THC-Free. They contain no THC and each batch is tested to make sure of that. I actually bought home drug test kits in normal (50 ng/ml) and highly sensitive (20 ng/ml) to make sure. I have passed every test I’ve taken so far.

 

Pure CBD

 

These mints only contain CBD. A lot of “CBD” sold actually contains many other cannabinoids including THC. There are those who think all of those compounds work together better than CBD alone. I decided against those for two reasons. One, because there is some evidence that CBD, by itself, helps with anxiety. Two, I was somewhat apprehensive about experimenting with one compound. I didn’t want to try over 100 at the same time.

 

CBD Dosage for anxiety mg (Low Dose)

 

Because low doses seem to work better with anxiety, I wanted to start with a low dose. These mints have 5 mg of CBD each. This allowed me to see if the low dose was effective and add more if it wasn’t. For me, 5 mg turned out to be just right.

 

CBD Lozenges and Bioavailability

 

The way CBD is taken affects how much ends up being available to the body. This is called bioavailability. The CBD mint lozenges I found melt under my tongue. This allows more of the CBD to end up being useful to my system than if I take a pill.  The less CBD I need to take, the less I need to spend.

 

Third Party Testing

 

The final item I was looking for was to make sure that the manufacturer has the mints 3rd party tested. NEVER BUY CBD THAT ISN’T TESTED BY AN INDEPENDENT LAB. Our manufacturer starts with CBD isolate (only CBD) that has been tested to make sure it has zero micro contaminates, pesticides, metals and solvents. After processing, they send a sample from each batch to a 3rd party lab to check and make sure it has no THC, that it has the correct amount of CBD and that there are no microbiological impurities. (The report for each bottle we sell can be found on our site.)

Find your Calm

CBD affects everyone differently. But studies have shown that CBD may help increase concentration, maintain healthy stress levels and reduce the desire to “stress eat”. CBD does not make you feel high, just calm.

Find your Calm

CBD affects everyone differently. But studies have shown that CBD may help increase concentration, maintain healthy stress levels and reduce the desire to “stress eat”. CBD does not make you feel high, just calm.

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