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We are so happy that you’re embarking on a journey to discovering plant medicine and the wonderful effects of CBD!

The Green revolution is among us and we’re all overwhelmed with choice. The proliferation of cannabis products, strains, accessories, delivery methods and research - where does one even begin? To help you navigate this ecosystem of CBD and how to use it, we’ve assembled a buyers guide that’s synonymous to what the industry offers.

  • Where does CBD come from?
  • How does it work with the body?
  • The types of CBD
  • The delivery methods of CBD
  • What is the right dosage?
  • Third-Party Lab Testing
  • How can CBD help my pet?
  • Our Philosophy
  • CBD: cannabidoil

    CBD is just one of 100+ active compounds (cannabinoids) produced by the cannabis sativa plant.

    A cannabinoid is a diverse compound produced naturally in the body and also found in cannabis.

    With over 100 unique types of cannabinoids, the two most commonly known are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). While many of the natural benefits are present in both compounds, the main difference is that CBD is non-psychoactive and does not cause a high.

    Early research has praised CBD for its many unique health benefits, including for pain, inflammation, anxiety, sleep, arthritis, chronic diseases and much more.

  • the endocannabinoid system

    When living a balanced life, your body can naturally flow into a state of harmony, or homeostasis. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has one sole function, and that is to regulate the body’s other systems such as the nervous, digestive and immune system. The ECS acts as the body’s *primary* regulatory system.

    Overall, it plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.

    CB1 Receptors

    Most abundant in the central nervous system

    CB2 Receptors

    More abundant in the cardiovascular and peripheral nervous system

    The ECS consists of two primary receptors, the CB1 and the CB2 receptors, the biggest difference being where they reside in the body. You can think of the ECS as a network of both CB1 and CB2 receptors and the cannabinoids that communicate with nearly all flowing parts of the mind and body.

    CBD works by triggering those receptors in the system which in return helps get the fullest effects, being in a state of harmony and balance.

    • Isolate refers to a hemp extract which isolates the CBD compound with no other compounds in the hemp plant.

    • Broad-spectrum refers to a hemp extract which contains a wide spectrum of cannabinoids, except THC.

    • Full-spectrum also referred to as “the entourage effect”, contains a diverse profile of cannabinoids and terpenes that work together to maximize the benefits in the body.

  • The delivery methods of CBD

    The four main delivery methods are topically, sublingually, by ingesting, and by inhaling.

    You know your body better than anyone else, so please consider the following when deciding on the best consumption method for you:

    • The ailment or indication from which you’re seeking relief
    • Are you looking for targeted or whole-body relief?
    • Pet vs human consumption
  • Proper dosing is somewhere between art and a science.

    When it comes to finding the right dosage, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. What works for you personally, may be a completely different dosage for someone else.

    There are many factors to consider such as age, weight, gender, diet and the delivery method.

    mild standard strong
    5-20mg 20-40mg 50mg+

    *source, CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis by Leonard Leinow & Juliana Birnbaum

    A good rule of thumb is to start low and slowly increase from there. Because all of our bodies are unique, please read the label of any product for more accurate dosing. As with any new wellness routine, check with your physician beforehand.

  • We source clean, safe, transparent and effective products. We’re committed to providing independent lab tests on all of our products so you don’t have to worry.

  • What is the right dosage for my pet?

    CBD's potential health benefits for pets mirror those touted for humans, including help for joint pain, arthritis, appetite stimulation, seizures, nausea, stress, anxiety, back pain, symptoms of cancer, and gastrointestinal problems.

    Common forms offered for pets: treat, oil, topical

    dogs

    small (10-20 pounds) medium (20-50 pounds) large (50-70 pounds) extra-large (70+ pounds)
    5-10mg 10-20mg 20-40mg 40mg+

    *source, CBD Treats for Dogs by Anton Beynen

    cats

    small (5-10 pounds) medium (10-20 pounds) large (20+ pounds)
    1-5mg 5-20mg 20+mg

    *source, CBD Treats for Dogs by Anton Beynen

    Each manufacturer has its own potency formula, which is something to take into account when determining which CBD for your pet is right.. Considering how much CBD your pet will need to take each day (we provided a helpful chart in the following section) will help you decide on the right pet CBD product for your furry friend’s needs.

    As a rule of thumb, it is advisable to start with a low dose and increase gradually from there until you achieve the desired effects. Doses depend on the animal’s age, body weight, diet, and health condition or well-being. This is based on one serving.

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    • eco-conscious

    • clean ingredients

    • third-party lab tested

    • sourced in the usa

    • sustainably focused

CBD delivery methods

Click on each method to learn more.

  • topically

  • sublingually

  • ingestible

  • inhalation

delivery method: topically

Topicals let the CBD penetrate the skin to allow for localized relief. Ideal for aches and pains. CBD applied topically does not absorb into the bloodstream.

administration

Apply directly on the skin.

onset

5 minutes.

duration

2-4 hours.

common forms

cream, salve, soak, serum, patch, roller bottle

delivery method: sublingually

Taking your CBD sublingually is a popular method as it allows for better absorption and whole body relief. It bypasses having to reach the stomach and becomes metabolized by the liver and enters the bloodstream.

administration

Apply directly under the tongue and hold for 30 seconds.

onset

15-30 minutes.

duration

3-5 hours.

common forms

tincture, oil, dose, elixir

delivery method: ingestible

Taking CBD orally is a great way to reap the benefits of CBD without taking it straight. It metabolizes in the stomach first and then enters into the bloodstream.

administration

Apply directly in your mouth.

onset

1-2 hours.

duration

5-7 hours.

common forms

edible, gummy, tea, capsule

delivery method: inhalation

Inhalation is one of the most bioavailable ways to consume your CBD. It also has the fastest onset of all available delivery methods because it enters directly into the bloodstream.

administration

Smoke or vaporize your CBD using flower or concentrate.

onset

immediate

duration

2-4 hours, depending on dose.

common forms

pre-roll, vape pen

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