There’s a lot to know about cannabidiol (CBD). This incredible plant alkaloid has exploded in popularity—and for good reason! CBD use provides a host of benefits for many people. Kat’s Botanicals is proud to provide the highest-quality CBD on the market along with the information you need to responsibly and effectively make the best use of this powerful herbal substance.
Cannabidiol is one of over 60 plant-based molecules (also called ‘alkaloids’) that are found in virtually all species within the cannabis plant genus.
CBD is extracted from cannabis stems and leaves using one of few different extraction methods. The safest and most popular of these methods is called CO2 extraction, which results in pure, crystalline form CBD which is then combined with an oil-based carrier for use.
No. CBD is not considered a psychoactive substance, and consuming CBD does not elicit a ‘high’ feeling
The benefits of CBD often vary from person to person. Some of the most common benefits of CBD use include:
- Improves ability to manage stress
- Enhances recovery from activity-induced soreness and inflammation
- Provides profound calming effects on the nervous system
- Aids in the fight against dry skin
- Promotes overall well-being
- Helps to maintain balance in life, mood, and motivation
CBD and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are two completely different molecules. As such, their effects on the human body are vastly different. CBD does not provide any psychoactive or intoxicating effects, whereas THC does.
CBD is administered through the use of oils, balms, tinctures, lotions, and consumables (also called CBD edibles). When applied topically, CBD penetrates the skin to act on the underlying tissues.
A common way to use CBD is to place a few drops of CBD oil under the tongue and allow the oil to slowly absorb sublingually.
CBD that is extracted from the stalks, stems, and seeds of the hemp plant is legal in all 50 US states, so long as there is less than 0.3% THC in the formulation.
The responsible use of CBD does not come with any significant side effects for most users. The only exception to this would be when CBD is mixed with a thinning agent for use in vaporizers. Some of these thinning agents (such as propylene glycol), when combusted, can release carcinogens.
Kat’s Botanicals does not sell any CBD products that contain propylene glycol or other harmful thinning agents.
Neither CBD nor any CBD metabolites are commonly tested for in most drug tests. That being said, some CBD formulations may contain trace amounts of THC that, if consumed in high enough volumes (2,000 milligrams+ per day), could trigger a positive result on a drug test.
Kat’s Botanicals only sells CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC.
A good beginning CBD dose is somewhere between 20-30 milligrams. One drop of CBD oil roughly equals 2-3 milligrams of pure CBD. This can vary depending on the concentration of CBD being used.
Absolutely. CBD is commonly used as an ingredient for cooking, and it can be added to virtually any of your favorite recipes.
When used responsibly and when sourced from a reputable vendor like Kat’s Botanicals, CBD use is very safe, even when used every day.
The CBD molecule binds to specific receptors in the body called cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are located in every single cell in your body, which explains why the benefits of CBD use are so varied and numerous.
Cannabinoid receptors are part of a biochemical system in the body known as the endocannabinoid system. This highly complex and dynamic system affects memory, appetite, energy, and the immune response.
Still have questions about CBD?
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