THC and CBD seem to be all the hype, but many forget that there are other cannabinoids in the hemp plant that work in tangent with these to produce an even more satisfying product!
CANNABICHROMEN or CBC
Studies show that this compound is showing abilities to block or manage chronic pain. Other studies declare the possibility of it repairing brain damage, managing acne, and improving mental health. The main abilities of this compound so far is for it’s physical therapy properties.
CANNABINOL or CBN
Scientists are interested in CBNs potential to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia. Studies show it could become a powerful, natural, sedative.
CANNABIGEROL or CBG
Usually, CBG only makes up about 1% of the total cannabinoids in cannabis. Many researchers in the medical marijuana industry believe there is a future for this small substance to help with a variety of issues from digestive disorders to eye disease. there is a growing community of farmers attempting to breed hemp with higher quantities of CBG.
Full-Spectrum: A wide and varied set of cannabinoids all in one. Full-Spectrum is when a product has maintained all the therapeutic aspects of the hemp plant, even THC (though under. 03% by the 2018 Farm Bill). All these cannabinoids are thought to work synergistically, meaning they each benefit and support the others for maximum effects.
Broad-Spectrum: This is a hemp extract that has all the cannabinoids included except THC. Also known as Wide-Spectrum.
Isolate: This is an extract that is made ONLY of CBD. It can be a very high concentration due to the lack of any other cannabinoids present.
As you probably know, there is a large variety of CBD methods. Essentially, there are three ways to use CBD: topicals, edibles, smoking/ vaping.
At Pure Synergistics, we don’t offer CBD bud that can be used for smoking or vaping, but if that is a method that you would prefer, there are plenty of retailers and brands that sell the materials needed.
Edibles typically come in two forms: an oil or something you digest (i.e. gummies, chocolates, brownies, etc.). When digesting CBD, it usually takes a bit longer to feel the benefits due to the gummy needing to break down and go through our digestive system. With these kind of edibles, you’ll experience a slow release, which can be ideal for someone who needs a pick-me-up in the morning or help relaxing at night. Oils, on the other hand, are much more versatile. Tinctures are the most common way to use your oils, accompanied with a dropper to measure. If taken sublingually (under the tongue) the CBD is absorbed much quicker. However, you can easily mix the oil into drinks or food, giving the CBD the same slow-release effects as eating a gummy does.
Topicals are good for gaining localized relief. If you’re an athlete or go to the gym frequently, topical CBD could help ease any soreness or chronic issues that you struggle with. There are balms, lotions, and even bath bombs that give you the benefits of CBD from your skin.
In terms of finding out which one is for you, the best answer we can give is to ask yourself what you’re looking for. Are you dealing with pain in a specific spot? Do you keep feeling over-whelmed on a daily basis? Do you want versatility or something that’s more of a no-brainer? Asking yourself these questions will help guide you to the right method. We always recommend having patience; CBD is a journey of discovery. You’ll learn more about yourself, your body, and what best suits you for your overall health and wellbeing.
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this.
If you’re a new user, we recommend starting low and slow. If you’re a new user, it’s best to start with a relatively small dose to see how your body reacts to CBD. In fact, for some, it takes about two weeks for the full benefits of CBD to be felt. Consistent use is a huge aspect of maintaining and feeling the rewards CBD has to offer.
If you’re ingesting CBD, you typically feel the affects an hour or two after eating, depending on your metabolism. If you’re smoking/vaping or taking drops sublingually, you’re more likely to feel the affects much sooner, possibly 15 to 30 minutes after use.
If concerned, talk to your doctor about dosing, as they might have a specific amount in mind. It’s safe to say that starting with one dropper full or taking one gummy is a good starting point. Remember, everyone is different and everyone experiences these affects differently. We recommend talking to another CBD user or a trusted friend or family member to discuss what would be a good starting dose.
Broad spectrum means that it has the benefits of full spectrum without any of the concerns of THC. Broad Spectrum defined a CBD extract that has concentrated levels of CBD, with no detectable THC.
Cannabidiol, abbreviated to “CBD”, is one of approximately 115 “phytocannabinoids” naturally occurring in hemp (cannabis) plants.
Cannabinoids interact with receptors of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in the body to restore a normal state of healthy balance.
THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. It’s what makes people feel “high.” All products sold on Pure Synergistics have non detectable levels of THC (less than .3%).
Generally the difference between hemp and marijuana is in the concentration of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Hemp has non detectable levels of THC (less than .3%).
No. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. All of Pure Synergistics products are Farm Bill compliant and are tested to be less than .3% THC.