Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is a cannabinoid, a type of compound found in cannabis (marijuana). Unlike the more well-known cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD does not produce a high.
But some studies have found essentially zero side effects of high-dose CBD (900mg) and those that researchers do see—like drug interactions—aren’t considered to be issues when CBD is used topically.
What is CBD?
“There’s really no substitute for doing proper human studies, which are difficult, expensive, and ethically complicated,” Dr. Tishler says. And we simply don’t have them for CBD and pain.
The only thing that comes close is a Phase 2 clinical trial using a proprietary CBD transdermal gel (meaning it’s meant to go through the skin into the bloodstream) in 320 patients with knee osteoarthritis over 12 weeks, which has not been peer-reviewed to date. Unfortunately, in almost all of the study’s measures of pain, those who received CBD didn’t have statistically different scores from those who got placebo. But “they found some reductions in pain and improvements in physical function,” Boehnke says.
Personally, I always keep a few jars of it at my desk to help with the shoulder and neck muscle tension inherent in a job consisting mainly of typing and holding a phone next to my face. But it turns out that the research behind these claims is pretty sparse, to say the least. Here’s what you need to know before you give topical CBD a try.
From coast to coast, Canadians could all use a little more calm in their lives. As we age, stress builds and healthy sleep patterns become harder to come by. If it ended just being tired, that would be one thing, but sleep deprivation can lead to other issues like poor food choices and reduced physical activity.
Blue Chamomile: Blue Chamomile is known for its wound healing properties and anxiety relief. Also easing skin conditions like eczema or rashes and works as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever for conditions like back pain, neuralgia, or arthritis.
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CBD Isolate: CBD isolate has the advantage of being the purest and most potent form of CBD. It often contains upwards of 90% cannabidiol. There is no risk of psychoactive effects. CBD offers several benefits, including topical pain relief and the easing of anxiety.
Lavender Oil: Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to be an effective treatment for anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.
Queue Rest by Orenda Botanicals – our premium on-the-go aromatherapy CBD for stress and sleep roller. Rest is infused with all-natural lavender, marjoram, and vetiver essential oils to help soothe, calm, and promote a general sense of peace. You can use it at the end of a busy day, or when stress-induced anxiety creeps up. Rest is pocket-sized, ready-to-go, and can bring moments of peace to on-the-fly Canadians.
A: Hemp Extract is derived from industrial hemp plants that contains high levels of cannabinoids.
Alternately, because CBD is not addictive and non-psychoactive it may help to reduce some of the cravings and anxiety experienced by individuals suffering from addiction. It is important to note that any product taken regularly/daily for long periods of time could become habit forming.
A: Since these products contain essential oils, we don’t recommend putting them on your face or sensitive parts of your body.
Q: Can I use topical CBD for anxiety?
A: For a dietary supplement, we use industrial hemp. This means we do not track which specific branded strain of cannabis is used in the making of our CBD.
There are two types of drug tests. One looks for cannabinoids and this test is no longer legal. That said, some companies may not have updated their testing requirements to meet this new legal standard. Most workplace drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not target or detect the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. We recommend checking with your employer to learn which type of drug test they perform.
A: No. Hemp Extract (CBD) will not get you high because it’s THC free. THC is a psychoactive chemical constituent, which is responsible for causing the famous “high” feeling associated with cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not bind with the same eCS receptors as THC.
A: Plant Therapy’s Hemp Extract was formulated for adult humans. We strongly recommend consulting with a veterinarian before administering CBD to your pets.