The Science of CBD
Through the ages, humans have grown and used cannabis plants for a wide variety of medical reasons. Developments in the legal access to cannabis has generated a great deal of interest in the use of compounds associated with the product such as cannabidiol (CBD) for their health benefits. Through the new developments in processing and manufacturing, new products containing CBD are being made available in the marketplace. This includes CBD capsules, oils, topical creams containing CBD and CBD gum. These different methods to deliver a controlled dosage of CBD to meet the needs of a wide variety of individuals interested in using CBD for different health benefits. These can include pain relief, sleeplessness, anxiety and general wellbeing. Understanding the potential benefits and the nature of CBD can help consumers understand whether or not to try CBD and set realistic expectations. For instance, consumers who have difficulty swallowing may find CBD creams or sublingual oils to be easier to use. At Life’s Best CBD, our goal is to provide consumers with solid information so that they can make educated decisions about whether CBD is appropriate for their health.
What is CBD?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD are the two components that people hear about most frequently. While both are similar in their chemical composition, they are different substances and have profoundly different effects on the human body. The THC in cannabis has a psychotropic effect, or ‘high’, when ingested by humans. CBD, however, does not contain THC so it does not have any psychotropic effect. People who use CBD will find that it does not cause an impairment or disrupt their daily routine in any way.
The CBD found in most products today is produced from industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is in the cannabis family but it is used by several industries to create a wide variety of products. Industries such as textiles, auto parts and agricultural products use industrial hemp in one form or another. CBD is just another product made from industrial hemp.
The body’s endocannabinoid systems (ECS) were discovered by researchers during the 1990s. They were studying how THC affects the body. What they discovered was the network of cannabinoid receptors and chemical messengers, endocannabinoids, and their role in health in humans. Through their work, they identified two primary cannabinoid receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors function with the immune system. Naturally occurring endocannabinoids work with the cannabinoid receptors in the body. It is this interaction that allows the ECS to regulate normal body functions such as sleep, inflammation and the immune system. While naturally occurring endocannabinoids attach to cannabinoid receptors, CBD does not. Rather CBD enhances the body’s use of naturally occurring endocannabinoids.
When considering CBD products, select products that contain full spectrum CBD extract from hemp. This delivers a full range of cannabinoids that work together. Also look for products that have a THC content that is 0.3 percent or below so that it won’t have any psychoactive effects.
Many consumers have been reticent to try CBD because they are unsure of its legal status. In 2018, the Farm Bill legalized the growing of hemp by US farmers. This also legalized hemp derivatives including CBD. The passage of this bill removed hemp and its derivatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of Schedule I Drugs – which includes heroin. While this makes CBD legal, the federal government still has some reservations. At the state level, forty-seven states have passed laws legalizing CBD. If the CBD is derived from hemp, the THC levels must be 0.3% or below. The issue is that CBD is often included in edibles including coffee, cookies and water which makes it a food additive and therefore falls under the FDA. The FDA is moving forward to hold a public hearing to clarify the legality of using CBD in food products. Major food producers such as Coca Cola, Chips Ahoy Cookies and Cadbury Chocolates are also looking at ways to integrate CBD into their existing products.
To assure consumers, the World Health Organization released a report in 2017 that reinforces commonly held knowledge about CBD. There statement cites that “cannabidiol, or CBD, one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plants…is not harmful, has health benefits and does not have abuse potential.” Their Committee on Drug Dependence reviewed both animal and human studies and stated that while CBD might be able to treat epilepsy, other conditions it might treat are “Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, anxiety, depression and other maladies. CBD may ease inflammation, provide antioxidants and relieve pain.” They then recommended that CBD does not require scheduling and is not likely to be abused.
Our CBD purity is 99.96%
Our CBD purity 99.96% versus other companies providing various products with which it is necessary to ingest the entire bottle of solution in order to obtain the CBD milligrams advertised. In other words, they are diluted products costing 5 to 10 times the price of Life’s Best CBD™.
We have enhanced the formulation to address the P450 enzyme system in the human body to increase bio-availability. Certified lab testing is available upon request for all of the Pharma Grade Quality ingredients in Life’s Best CBD™.
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Benefits of a CBD Life
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In January 2019, Consumer Reports conducted a nationally representative survey of 4,000 Americans about their use of CBD products. The survey reported that approximately a quarter of Americans say that they have tried CBD. Of those, one in 7 reported using a CBD product every day. The two largest groups are individuals in their 20s-30s with 40% of respondents stating that they have used CBD. The other significant group is those aged 60 years and older. Within this group, 15% reported using CBD but this number is growing.
There are many health reasons people are turning to CBD. The most commonly reported reasons are sleeplessness, pain, epilepsy and anxiety.
“Since taking Life’s Best CBD, I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in my back pain. I like the drops because they allow you to dose accordingly. It took a couple of weeks of usage, but I just woke up one day with less pain. Thanks! ”
“I’ve tried several CBD products from other companies with no luck. I was about to give up when I bought your drops on a whim. After just a couple of minutes it seemed to clear my head and helped me focus. It’s also great before bed. It helps turn off your brain without waking up groggy.”