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Authentic Botanicals FAQs

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Researchers are currently studying the effects of CBD on a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, dementia and more.

Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumor, and neuroprotective qualities.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that can affect the human body. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, that affect nerve, brain and immune cell activity.

Currently, there are two known primary cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, and in some peripheral tissues. They affect appetite, muscle control, pain, cognition, thermoregulation, and our stress response. CB2 receptors are primarily found in immune cells, and at a lower density in the central nervous system. CB2 activation is associated with immune function and immune cell proliferation, inflammation, and pain. Although these two cannabinoid receptors have been studied relatively extensively, there are more cannabinoid receptors being examined.

Will CBD make me feel high?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has many health benefits, without producing the psychoactive, “euphoric” effects of THC. CBD is more about what you don’t feel and less about what you do feel.  That said, it’s important to start with a low dose to see how it makes you feel and increase your dose according to results. This is called finding the ‘sweet spot’, which is your perfect dose.

How do I take CBD?

We recommend taking CBD sublingually, which means under the tongue.  By using the dropper, place your dose under the tongue. Hold it there (the longer the better) for at lease one minute, then swallow. There are thousands of capillaries under the tongue, which is how CBD is delivered right into the blood stream.

Is CBD safe?

  • CBD exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.
  • To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
  • Chronic use and even high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in human

Are CBD products legal in all 50 states?

No, for example, Idaho prohibits even full spectrum CBD, as it contains a slight amount (0.3% or less) of THC. However, CBD is legal in most states, as long as it is derived from hemp, not marijuana, and contain less than 0.3% THC. No medical card is required to buy or use hemp-derived CBD products.

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