It seems like CBD has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue (or under it) lately. CBD started with rumors, blogs, and posts on social media, which has now become a medical phenomenon with scientific research, consistent positive mainstream media reports, and even became a baby shower theme for the Kardashians. It really is hard to keep up.
This means that the majority of the general public have become increasingly aware of CBD and its potential to improve the quality of life for so many people. This almost universal acceptance is one of the driving forces behind the sweeping changes to laws around the globe, from all across Europe, to the UK, the USA, and many other countries.
CBD has become one of the fastest growing industries of recent times, but even with the increased acceptance and popularity of this new buzzword, unfortunately, there are still some misconceptions and misinformation getting around.
So we have gone ahead and answered some of the questions many people have about CBD, explaining everything from where it comes from, to how it interacts with the body, and the reason why it doesn’t get you high.
What is CBD? Where does CBD come from?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a compound that is naturally produced by flowers of all Cannabis plants. The Cannabidiol used in the majority of CBD products on the market today is sourced entirely from Hemp, including our entire CannaUnion range. Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant cultivated specifically for use in the industrial refinement of rope, textiles, paper, paint, insulation, and much more.
How does CBD work?
Humans have an endocannabinoid system responsible for regulating a balanced state of homeostasis at a molecular level in the body. CBD interacts by increasing the number of cannabinoids that can bind with different receptors and ultimately affects moods, sleep, appetite, metabolism, and more.
Will CBD get you high?
Most Cannabis flowers also naturally contain up to 33% Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the psychoactive compound commonly associated with cannabis plants and well-known for creating an altered perception of feeling “stoned”. While they are both very similar cannabis compounds, CBD is not psychoactive like THC as they interact differently with receptors, so you will not feel “high” no matter how much you consume.
What Full Spectrum & Isolate CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD contains all or nearly all of the cannabinoid compounds naturally found in cannabis plants. So apart from the CBD, Full-Spectrum also has terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBC, CBG, with less than 0.3% of THC.
Isolate CBD contains only CBD, which is achieved by either isolating CBD from cannabis extract, hence the name, or artificially manufacturing it in a laboratory.
According to the most recent studies, it seems that THC and CBD may actually work better when used together rather than separately. This is an example of what is referred to as the Entourage Effect. The effects aren’t caused by the individual compounds, but rather how these compounds interact together.
Full-Spectrum products are also less processed, which helps preserve some of the organic compounds of Cannabis plants such as Terpenes. Terpenes affect both the taste and smell of the product and also have medical benefits as well.
Research has shown that Full Spectrum CBD consistently provides a far more effective treatment for the symptoms of pain and inflammation than compared to Isolate CBD.
How do you use CBD?
CBD Oils and Tinctures are a CBD concentrate which can either be added as an ingredient with food or applied sublingually using a liquid dropper beneath the tongue. The effects of CBD Oils and Tinctures do take longer to kick than other CBD products, but the effects can last much longer.
Inhalation of the smoke from combusting CBD Flowers or the vapor from Vaping CBD both provide almost instant effects that usually last for around an hour or so. The duration of these effects generally depends on how much is inhaled, and the duration the smoke or vapor is held before exhaling.
CBD Edibles, CBD Pills and Capsules, CBD Gummies, and CBD infused foods or treats are taken orally like any other food. They have a protracted onset time because they need to be digested before reaching the bloodstream, but again the effects have a longer duration.
CBD Topicals such as lotions, balms, and oils are applied directly to the skin causing a soothing sensation in the application area. Many CBD Topicals also contain moisturizers, antioxidants and other additives which can restore or replenish the skin. CBD Topicals are most often used to relieve body aches or muscle pain, or to alleviate minor discomfort caused by stings, burns, or other complaints.
Are there any side effects from CBD?
CBD is safe, non-toxic for humans, and is not addictive, which means that side effects are very low risk. But you should still talk to your doctor before using CBD as it may interact with some medications.
Is CBD Legal?
Every country sets their own laws but Cannabis products which have an average total THC content of at least 1%, are prohibited under the Narcotics Ordinance of Switzerland.
This means that CBD products with less than 1% THC are not subject to the Narcotics Act in Switzerland and if bred correctly to be reduced down to a further 0.2% or lower THC percentage they can be legal to purchase in all countries in Europe, with the exception of Slovakia.
Because the wide range of CBD products is not covered by the Narcotics Act, their use is instead governed by each individual product category. That means some CBD products will fall under the Therapeutic Products Act, others will be a part of the Food Act, and even more, will be subject to the Federal Act on Product Safety.
How can you purchase CBD products?
You can buy CBD directly from us here at Canna Union, and the process is easy.
Browse through our products and do your research. What are you hoping to achieve through the purchase of these products? What ails you? What is your lifestyle like? Are CBD Edibles a more suitable option for you than Vaping CBD?
Then choose the products that best suit your requirements and lifestyle, and the quantity. Add To Cart, and proceed to Checkout.
As soon as we receive your order, Canna Union will then package your CBD products and ship them to you.
It’s that easy!