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Does CBD get you high?
Contrary to THC, CBD doesn’t cause any intoxicating effect. In other words: you don’t get high on CBD. Cannabidiol is one of over 113 natural compounds found in cannabis plant species.
Among them, THC responsible for marijuana’s well-known psychotropic effects aggregated under the expression: “feeling high.”
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
CBD is federally legal THC is only legal in specific states.
What’s the difference in full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD?
When comparing the different CBD concentrate products available, we find what we call broad-spectrum CBD, full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate (pure CBD).
Broad-spectrum CBD contains the vast majority of the multiple compounds found in the cannabis plant, except for one key cannabinoid: THC.
Full-spectrum CBD contains a slight amount of THC (less than 0.3% according to the FDA rules and regulations). The combination of these compounds including a very low presence of THC, could maximize the potential benefits of CBD while curbing the unwanted psychotropic effects. This synergy between cannabinoids called the entourage effect.
For this reason The Lure Life uses Full Spectrum CBD in order to maximize the potential therapeutic effects.
How long does CBD stay in your system?
Several factors may influence the effectiveness and persistence of CBD from one person to another, as each body is different. Typically, CBD will remain in your system for 2 to 5 days, depending on your dosage/form and frequency of use.
How long do the effects of CBD last?
It also depends on your body and your dosage. The effects of CBD concentrates generally last from 2 to 6 hours.
Can I use CBD for sleep?
Studies suggest that CBD concentrates can help people with sleep disorders, including insomnia, narcolepsy and RBD.
Can I use CBD for pain?
Research suggest that CBD is effective in overall pain management and didn’t cause negative side effects.
Everyone has a cell-signaling system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Some researchers think that CBD interacts with a core component of the Endocannabinoid System, the endocannabinoid receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells. They receive signals, mostly chemical ones, from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD oil and other CBD products may benefit people with chronic pain.
More scientific evidence is needed to confirm the full benefits of CBD concentrates on chronic, inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
What should I look for when buying CBD online?
Third-party tested by an ISO/IEC 17025-compliant lab
Made with organic US-grown hemp
Contains no more than 0.3 percent THC
Talk with a medical professional before taking concentrated cannabidiol or cannabis, especially if you take any medications or supplements.
What Are the Benefits of CBD?
CBD has many well-documented health benefits. Most of its effects come from its ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) — which is made up of a series of receptors spread throughout the body.
Other benefits stem from CBD’s impact on cell regeneration and neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
The primary benefits of CBD include:
Alleviates pain & inflammation
Supports mental health & wellbeing
Supports sleep health
Supports healthy skin
Protects the brain
Supports digestive function
Regulates hormones & metabolism
What Are the Most Common Reasons For Using CBD?
AnswerThere are many benefits of CBD however the items below make up about vast majority of CBD use cases:
1. Pain relief — arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, nerve pain, PMS pain, sickle cell anemia
2. Inflammatory conditions —muscle pain, arthritis
3. Stress & anxiety relief — anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome
4. Sleep support — insomnia, anxiety
5. Depression & mood disorders — bipolar disorder, OCD
6. Joint pain & anxiety in pets — arthritis, post-surgery recovery, hip pain, separation anxiety
7. Skin inflammation — psoriasis, eczema
How Does CBD Work For Pain?
CBD blocks pain by inhibiting the inflammatory process, regulating pain receptors, and promoting faster recovery of damaged tissue. The effects of CBD on pain are fast-acting, usually taking effect within 15-45 minutes of using it and last for around 4 to 6 hours. The immediate effects come from its ability to activate receptors that modulate pain in the spine. The more you use CBD, the greater its impact (due to its restorative benefits). CBD can be used and an ingestible and topically with our Pain Relief Stick to help relieve pain.
How Does CBD Work For Anxiety?
Early Studies indicate that CBD may alleviate anxiety by targeting several independent mechanisms involved with hyperactivity in the nerves. CBD has been shown to boost GABA activity in the brain — which is responsible for calming down the brain. It acts like the brake pedal for the mind, slowing it down when it becomes anxious. CBD also works to regulate serotonin and dopamine production, relax tense muscles in the neck and shoulders, promote more restorative sleep, and reduce cortisol levels in the blood.
The effect of CBD require about 15 - 45 minutes to take effect and lasts around 4 or 6 hours. The best CBD oils for anxiety are made from a full-spectrum hemp extract, use organic hemp, and provide a relatively high concentration of CBD per bottle (at least 500 mg per ounce). That is why Lure uses organically grown, Full Spectrum CBD in our Calming Drops at a dosage of 1000 mg per ounce.
How Can CBD Help Me Sleep?
CBD can help you sleep by alleviating the common causes of insomnia — such as anxiety, chronic stress, or pain. It’s important to combine sleep with adequate sleep hygiene. This involves other lifestyle changes that can be used to support a healthy sleep cycle.
Some examples of proper sleep hygiene include:
Avoiding computer or phone screens at least an hour before bed
Avoiding stimulants in the late afternoon and evening
Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day
Dimming the lights in the evening
Using blue-light filters on your computer screens in the evening
Practicing yoga, meditation, or wind-down techniques before bed.
Is CBD Good For Skin?
CBD is great for irritated, inflamed, dry, or acne-prone skin. It reduces the thickness of the sebum on the skin — which helps prevent clogged pores and acne. CBD also offers anti-inflammatory benefits that can help with irritated skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or allergic dermatitis.
How Does CBD Work For So Many Health Conditions?
The list of benefits associated with CBD is very long. There are dozens of potential health benefits of CBD.
So how is it that CBD has so many benefits?
The answer lies in the specific receptors CBD interacts with.
Most health supplements of medications target a specific receptor that triggers a specific effect. SSRI medications, for example, block the reuptake of serotonin — causing serotonin levels to rise. It has one trigger, with one effect.
CBD is very different. It targets a series of receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is involved with hundreds of different functions in the human body. By targeting this broad-acting system, CBD is able to interact with virtually every organ in the human body. Through its effects on the ECS, hemp extracts are able to interfere with pain transmission, inflammation, anxiety, sleep, and more. So the reason that CBD has so many benefits it because it targets a regulatory system, rather than focusing its effects on one specific pathway with one specific effect.
What’s The Difference Between Hemp & Marijuana?
Both hemp and marijuana belong to the same species, Cannabis sativa, and the two plants look somewhat similar. However, substantial variation can exist within a species.
The defining difference between hemp and marijuana is their psychoactive component: tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Hemp has 0.3% or less THC, meaning hemp-derived products don’t contain enough THC to create the “high” traditionally associated with marijuana.
CBD is a compound found in cannabis. There are hundreds of such compounds, which are termed “cannabinoids,” because they interact with receptors involved in a variety of functions like appetite, anxiety, depression and pain sensation. THC is also a cannabinoid.
Marijuana, containing both CBD and significantly more THC which produces the psychoactive affect or “high” that is association with the use of Marijuana.
Marijuana is any cannabis plant containing more than 0.3% THC. Hemp is any cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC.
Hemp is Federally legal in the United States and much of the world, while marijuana is generally considered illegal due to its psychoactive effects.
There are two other species of marijuana as well — Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. These species are always classified as marijuana rather than hemp.
Is Hemp Seed Oil the Same as CBD Oil?
Hemp Seed Oil is very different from CBD oil and is not a suitable alternative.
Hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the cannabis plant. The seeds are rich in phytonutrients and omega-6 fatty acids but contain no active cannabinoids or terpenes.
CBD oil is made from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. It’s rich in phytonutrients, cannabinoids, terpenes, and other medicinal compounds. All CBD oil is made from hemp leaves and flowers. Some companies will mix the extract with hemp seed oil after, but the active ingredients are in the leaf and flower extract only.
What Are Industrial Hemp Plants?
Industrial Hemp is another word for hemp plants that contain little to no active THC. This is a term used to differentiate hemp from the plants used to make marijuana products.
Will CBD Oils Make Me Fail a Drug Test?
CBD is completely non-psychoactive and Federally legal in the US. Therefore, it’s unlikely that a drug test will search for CBD content because there’s no reason to look for this compound since it’s not illegal. Lure uses full-spectrum extracts, containing less than 0.3% THC (the legal limit in the United States) in order to bring the most therapeutic benefits to our products. It is unlikely this would cause a failure on a drug test, however it’s still possible for a test to pick up these trace amounts of THC.
If you’re worried about failing a drug test, you should seek out products made from CBD isolates or broad-spectrum extracts that contain not THC at all. This is the only way to guarantee CBD products to be THC-free.
What’s the Dose of CBD?
The dose of CBD can significantly vary from one person to the next. Recommended doses can range from 5 mg per day up to 150 mg per day or more.
A dosage calculator can help find the ideal dose for your weight and desired strength.
Whenever using CBD for the first time, we suggest you go low and slow. Start at the lowest dose based on your weight and increase gradually over a few days or weeks.
For some symptoms, you’ll know right away when you’ve reached the right dose when you notice an improvement in your symptoms.
Other times the benefits of CBD can take several weeks — so we recommend building up to the suggested dose of CBD according to your weight and desired level of effects and keeping it consistent for a few weeks. During this time, monitor your symptoms and adjust the dose accordingly.
How Often Should I Take CBD?
Most people use CBD two or three times in a single day.
They may take a dose in the morning, another at lunch, and a third after dinner. Some will skip the dose at lunch and just do morning and evening.
The number of doses you need depends on the condition you’re using CBD to support. For example, arthritis sufferers will likely want to use CBD several times a day to provide all-day relief. Others who are using CBD to promote sleep may only want to use CBD once before bed.
How Long Does CBD Take To Work?
The effects from CBD products depends on the form of CBD you’re using.
The fastest onset of effects comes from inhaled forms of CBD (such as vapes or CBD flowers). Inhalation of CBD will result in benefits within 5 minutes, with the maximum effects reached in under 20 minutes. However, at Lure we do not promote inhalation due to other potential negative health impacts.
For oral forms of CBD, the onset times can range from 30 to 60 minutes. This is because the active ingredients need to pass through the stomach and into the small intestine, where they can be absorbed. CBD is fat-soluble, which means there’s even an extra step. CBD is first absorbed into lymph fluid, which travels up near the heart where it finally enters the bloodstream.
If you’re using CBD oil or CBD gum, you can also allow the CBD to absorb sublingually (under the tongue). This can shorten the time needed for CBD to take effect to around 5 or 15 minutes. To do this, hold the CBD oil or CBD gum under the tongue for several minutes. The active ingredients will enter the bloodstream directly through the small capillaries on the underside of the tongue.
How Long Does CBD Last?
The effects of CBD usually last around 4 – 6 hours from a single dose.
If you take CBD on a regular basis, the level of CBD in the bloodstream will remain higher for longer periods of time. After 2 weeks of consistent use, the effects of CBD will usually last around 12 hours per dose.
CBD can remain detectable in the body for up to 7 days from a single dose. If you’re a regular user, CBD may remain detectable in the body for up to 2 weeks.
Is CBD Safe?
CBD is very safe. There have been dozens of large-scale clinical trials exploring CBD’s effects for specific health conditions. All have reported a low incidence of side effects associated with the supplement.
Many of these studies have even used CBD in exceptionally high doses — much higher than the average CBD user would even come close to taking. Some studies involve doses up to 600 mg of CBD.
Can I Overdose on CBD?
No. Even in high doses, CBD is non-lethal.
However, taking too much CBD may increase the risk of side effects. You may feel dizzy or lightheaded, which could increase your risk of accidental injury.
What Happens If I Take Too Much CBD?
The most common side effect of taking too much CBD is drowsiness. It often makes people fall asleep much earlier than usual and stay asleep for several hours.
Some people may find that taking too much CBD can even leave them feeling groggy the following morning. In rare cases, taking too much CBD can make your blood pressure drop, which results in dizziness and lightheadedness, especially while standing. Others may find that too much CBD can make them feel nauseous.
If you experience any of these symptoms, the best thing to do is remain patient and wait out the effects. The next time you use CBD, reduce the dose to avoid these negative side effects from happening again.
Is CBD Safe For Kids?
CBD can be safe to use for kids, as long as they contain non-psychoactive doses of THC. However, because Lure does use Full Sprectrum CBD which contains grace amounts of the legal limit of THC (.3%) we do not recommend our products for use in children.
Any CBD, where Full or Broad sprectrum, should never be used to replace any medications and you should always seek the approval of use from your child’s doctor.