WHAT IS CBD?
In the cannabis plant, there are over 100 different cannabinoids or chemicals in the plant. Two of the best-studied chemicals are known as CBD and THC. THC is the chemical responsible for the intoxicating effect. In comparison, CBD has no intoxicating effects and is known to help with sleep, mood, and pain.
CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex signaling system that helps regulate various physiological processes, such as mood, pain, appetite, and immune function.
CBD is thought to interact with both CB1 and CB2 receptors in the ECS, although it does not bind to them directly. CBD may also interact with other receptors in the body, such as the serotonin, dopamine, and opioid receptors, which may contribute to its potential therapeutic effects.
Can CBD interact with medications?
Even though CBD is natural and plant-based, it can interact with other medications.
CBD is metabolized in the liver by a group of enzymes called the cytochrome P450 enzymes, which are responsible for breaking down many medications. This means that CBD can interfere with the metabolism of other drugs that are also metabolized by these enzymes.
It’s best to always let your doctor know if you are on CBD and to separate your CBD from your medications by 1-2 hours to decrease the chances of interactions.
We have a free CBD and drug interaction guide highlighting the common drug interactions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive it.
IS CBD LEGAL?
CBD derived from hemp is legal in the United States under certain conditions. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of hemp and hemp-derived products, including CBD. The law defines hemp as cannabis with a THC concentration of no more than 0.3%.
Under this law, CBD that is derived from hemp and meets the definition of hemp is no longer a controlled substance under federal law. However, CBD derived from marijuana (cannabis with a THC concentration greater than 0.3%) is still illegal under federal law, although some states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use.
All the products are Dr. Peace Lily are federally legal and comply with the 2018 Farm Bill.
Is CBD addicting?
CBD is not addictive but THC is. One of the primary differences between CBD and THC is that THC has psychoactive effects, which means it can produce a "high" or feeling of euphoria. This is because THC binds to and activates CB1 receptors in the brain, which are responsible for producing feelings of pleasure and reward. Over time, repeated activation of CB1 receptors by THC can lead to changes in the brain's reward circuitry, which can contribute to addiction.
In contrast, CBD does not have psychoactive effects and does not bind to CB1 receptors in the same way as THC. Instead, CBD interacts with multiple receptors in the body, including CB2 receptors, which are primarily found in the immune system and peripheral tissues. CBD also interacts with non-cannabinoid receptors, such as serotonin and dopamine receptors, which are involved in regulating mood and addiction.
What are the side effects of CBD?
CBD is generally considered safe, but like any substance, it can have potential side effects. Here are some common side effects of CBD: dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and diarrhea.
These side effects are usually seen at a very high dosage and if you start at a low dosage and increase slowly, you might not experience any side effects.
It's worth noting that these side effects are generally mild and short-lived. Compared to many medications, CBD tends to have fewer and less severe side effects.
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
Intoxicating properties: THC is the compound responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana use, while CBD is not intoxicating and does not produce a high.
Legal status: THC is illegal in many parts of the world, while CBD is legal in many countries, including the United States (under certain conditions which Dr. Peace Lily falls under).
Medical benefits: Both THC and CBD have potential medical benefits, but they work in different ways.
Side effects: THC can cause side effects such as increased heart rate, dry mouth, red eyes, impaired memory and coordination, and anxiety or paranoia in some people. CBD is generally considered safe and has few side effects, but some people may experience dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, changes in appetite, nausea, or diarrhea.
Drug testing: THC can show up on drug tests, while CBD typically does not.
HOW DO I FIGURE OUT CBD DOSAGE?
Dosing CBD can be a little more tricky at first but once you figure out your perfect dosage then you are set for life! Start with a small dosage of CBD and increase slowly until you reach your desired effect. Your ideal dosage of CBD depends on a lot of factors and it’s different for everyone. Your body weight, pharmacogenetics (genetic makeup of your response to a drug or chemical), the condition you’re treating, and the concentration of CBD in the product you’re using.
We highly recommend you also keep a journal to write down how much CBD you took, in what form, with or without food, and how you felt before and after.
To make dosing and product selection easier, we offer free one-on-one consultations for all of our customers and these are done with Dr. Choudhury herself! Email her at email@example.com to set up your consultation today.
Difference between isolate vs broad vs full spectrum CBD.
The main difference between isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum CBD products is the presence of other compounds from the cannabis plant, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
CBD isolate is pure CBD that has been isolated from the other compounds in the cannabis plant. It does not contain any THC or other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids.
Broad spectrum CBD contains multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids but has had THC removed. This type of CBD is beneficial for those who want the benefits of the entourage effect without the psychoactive effects of THC.
Full spectrum CBD contains all the compounds naturally present in the cannabis plant, including THC (although in trace amounts and not enough to cause a high). Research shows that full spectrum is the most effective form of CBD.
ARE PEACE LILY PRODUCTS LAB TESTED?
At Dr. Peace Lily, we take quality and purity seriously. We lab test all of our products using independent third-party labs to ensure that they meet our high standards. Our lab tests check for purity, potency, and the presence of any contaminants.
Additionally, we also test to see if there are any heavy metals, residual solvents, pesticides, yeast, mold, or bacteria in our products. We also have a certificate of analysis (COA) for each of our products, which you can find on our website.
Additionally, all the products are made in the USA under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in a FDA registered facility.