Getting Started with CBD? Here’s what you need to know.

Why do people start taking CBD?

Growing up, our families didn’t have a lot of faith in western medicine. The approach is focused on treating symptoms rather than preventing illness through a healthy lifestyle. We were raised with homemade herbal remedies that kept our minds and bodies sharp. Finally, more people are starting to open up to these ideas and want to replace expensive pharmaceuticals with more natural therapies that work in harmony with their bodies. CBD complements our natural biological systems which can provide relief from chronic pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, and inflammation.

Since the Hemp Bill was passed in 2018, CBD has been studied as a potential treatment for chronic issues like:
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Neurological conditions
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Neuropsychiatric illness
  • Gut disorders
  • Cardiovascular dysfunction
  • Skin diseases

But the most exciting advancements came on June 25, 2018, when the FDA finally recognized cannabidiol as a legitimate medicine. The almost pure pharmaceutical CBD, Epidoiolex, can be prescribed as a treatment for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Although very good at treating these two severe pediatric seizure disorders, Epidiolex is very expensive and can cost thousands of dollars per dose. Because of these proven effects, CBD and Hemp were descheduled and companies like ours may legally provide hemp products to anyone who might benefit from them, without a prescription.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one out of hundreds of naturally occurring ‘phytocannabinoids’ that give hemp and cannabis plants their therapeutic properties. Hemp has a rich history in South East Asian culture as a medicine and as a flavorful ingredient in our favorite dishes like pho. Despite its long history in our culture, scientists and doctors around the world are only just beginning to research and recognize the benefits of taking CBD for health and wellness.

CBD’s impact on our body comes down to the way it interacts with our neural receptors throughout the endocannabinoid system. This system plays a vital role in biological functions that regulate mood, energy level, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, stress, hunger, and more. When your endocannabinoid system isn’t functioning well, you are more susceptible to disease, anxiety, and chronic pain. The phytocannabinoids derived from hemp plants bring balance to our endocannabinoid systems, improving their functions.

The mix of phytocannabinoids varies from plant to plant, but hemp is known to have higher concentrations of CBD and cannabis is known to have higher concentrations of THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another compound found in cannabis and to a small degree, in hemp plants. It’s known for producing a ‘high’ effect, but the hemp plant contains such a small amount of THC, you do not feel psychoactive effects from ingesting them.

Although THC and CBD are closely related, with similar therapeutic applications, they interact with brain and body receptors in very different ways. Unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel intoxicated.

Look out for these four labels when shopping for CBD

The hemp plant can be processed in a few different ways to create various kinds of products. Methods used to process hemp can also impact how the CBD will interact with your body. So, it’s very important to understand the benefits of each.

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil

Full Spectrum Hemp oil is the fatty oil that is extracted from raw hemp plants. Methods vary, but the most popular is CO2 extraction, which better retains the plant’s therapeutic properties. Because full spectrum is the rawest form of hemp oil, people benefit from the plant’s entire cannabinoid profile, which includes CBD and trace amounts of THC. While it isn’t enough THC to feel high, it should be a point of consideration if you are required to take drug tests.

Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil

Broad Spectrum Oils contains other compounds in the hemp plant in addition to CBD. It will not contain THC, so it will not trigger any psychoactive effects.

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolates are created by extracting just CBD molecules from hemp oil. This ensures the purity and potency of each product you purchase. It will not contain any THC, cannabinoids, or terpenes.

Nanoemulsion

CBD Nanoemulsion is the latest technology that allows scientists to break down hemp oil molecules and bind them with a natural surfactant. This process produces a compound that works better with our bodies, has a faster onset, and can be stored longer than oils or isolates without losing potency. Learn more about the science behind nanoemulsion here

Standard CBD Dosing

We recommend beginning with 10mg of CBD. While this is a great place to start, the ideal dose varies based on your weight, metabolism, the kind of CBD you’re taking, and your endocannabinoid system. The appropriate range generally is between 10mg and 50mg.

Dosing with KhuenPhu CBD Nanoemulsion

Remember when we told you Nanoemulsion works better with your body? That has an impact on your ideal dosing. Our CBD Nanoemulsion has a faster onset and stays potent longer, so you don’t need to take a huge dose to start relaxing. We formulated our Daytime CBD Gummies so that dosing with nanoemulsion was a no-brainer. Start with one gummy and build from there as you continue to get comfortable with your new healthy routine.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website contains general information about health and nutrition. The information is not advice and is not a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional.

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