At Feel Good Hemp, we realize an educated customer is an empowered customer. That’s why we created this quick guide to help you confidently buy CBD oil online.
This guide breaks down what CBD is, the legalities of purchasing CBD online, how CBD works, what to look for to ensure you get high quality CBD, plus how to understand concentrations and dosing.
Hemp CBD Oil vs. Marijuana CBD Oil
Growers and manufactures derive CBD oil from hemp or marijuana plants. CBD products made from industrial hemp, like what we offer at Feel Good Hemp, contains less than 0.3 percent THC.
THC is the chemical compound most noted for making you feel high or intoxicated.
CBD oil extracted from marijuana plants contain more than 0.3 percent THC and has no limit on the amount of THC within the product.
It’s important to ask if you are purchasing hemp CBD oil at your local dispensary if you are looking for the purest form of CBD.
Is It Legal To Buy CBD Oil Online?
CBD oil derived from hemp is legal to purchase online. Currently, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas doesn’t allow public access to cannabis in any form, so online purchasing is the only option if you live in these areas.
Washington D.C. plus ten states have legalized recreational and medicinal cannabis, while 36 other states allow for the use of medical cannabis and CBD with a medical card. This makes finding CBD oil in local dispensaries and health food stores easier, but many opt to purchase CBD online due to convenience and finding a brand they trust.
CBD oil from hemp is considered a food supplement and is legal to buy and sell in all U.S. states without the need for a medical card.
CBD oil manufacturers that comply with the 2014 Farm Bill, as well as, the updates 2018 version can ship products to any state in the U.S. The 2014 Farm Bill separates marijuana from industrial hemp, permitting cultivation of hemp within the U.S.
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The updated version distinguishes industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity and removes it as a federally scheduled controlled substance.
Any company growing and manufacturing industrial hemp products containing less than 0.3% THC comply with the law. The DEA states CBD produced from mature hemp stalks is legal.
Understanding How CBD Works
CBD is one of the most abundant and well-studied cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating balance in our entire body from immune response to cell communication, appetite and metabolism, cognitive function, and so much more.
The CB1 and CB2 are neurons found within the ECS and behave act as a lock that cannabinoids can unlock.
CB1 receptors exist largely in the brain (namely the hypothalamus, hippocampus, and amygdala), central nervous system (CNS), intestines, connective tissues, gonads, and other glands.
Activating the CB1 receptors can relieve depression, reduce GI tract issues, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, fear and paranoia, lower prolactin, and much more.
CB2 receptors are found in the spleen, tonsils, thymus, and immune cells. Only a small number exist in the brain.
Human disease in the cardiovascular and digestive system is thought to happen because of negative changes in CB2 receptor function.
While THC affects your brain’s endocannabinoid receptors (resulting in the high), CBD does not attach directly to the receptors. Instead, it influences your body into using its natural supply of cannabinoids more effectively.
It can inhibit or activate compounds in the ECS, which in turn can impact the amount of pain you feel or limit inflammation in the brain and nervous system.
Importance of CBD Oil Concentration
CBD oil concentration can vary and is one tricky aspect that confuses many consumers.
How do you know how much CBD you’re getting in the products you purchase?
Take a look at the milligrams of CBD within the product listed on the label, not the total volume of oil. For instance, our CBD oil capsules contain 25 milligrams of cannabidiol oil.
Some products may tell you the total volume of hemp oil but have a lower number for the total amount of CBD in the product.
Many manufacturers are phasing this out in favor of just using milligrams of CBD. This makes it easier to know how much you’re getting, so you can stay consistent with your serving sizes.
Please note that Amazon has strict guidelines forbidding the sale of products containing cannabidiol (CBD) on its site as of the date this article was published. If you log onto Amazon, you will see thousands of CBD products for sale. It’s likely that none of these products contain CBD oil, so proceed with caution.
We recommend you buy full spectrum cannabidiol from trusted growers and manufacturers that is co2 extracted, organic, lab tested, and has minimal to no THC.
The best products use MCT oil or another high absorption medium, and no artificial ingredients or sweeteners.
How Much CBD To Take
CBD offers the most benefits when used as a daily supplement. Dosing varies depending on your level of tolerance, metabolism, body weight, and other factors.
We recommend starting with a low dose and working up to higher doses as your tolerance increases. The more consistently you take CBD, the greater the product will benefit you. It may take 7-10 days initially to notice results.
If you’re new to CBD, we recommend using two to five milligrams daily at first. You can increase your dose based on your body’s response.
It is safe to increase serving size due to the non-psychoactive effects of CBD. Some have reported dry mouth and sleepiness, so take your first dose at home to rule out any of these responses.
If you’re ready to begin a therapeutic regimen of CBD, our products have the perfect dose.
Feel Good Hemp wants you to feel confident in your CBD oil products. Our oils are from high-quality hemp plants, processed in the safest way possible to ensure our products are top quality. You can buy CBD oil online with ease.
We only produce 100% organic, lab-tested, pesticide-free, and made with full-spectrum CO2-extracted oils (no butane, please!).
This ensures you get all the health benefits of the other cannabinoids and terpenes. The extracts are blended with MCT oil for a higher absorption rate.
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