The ECS is how the body achieves and maintains homeostasis vitality. Think of this process as our body being in check with things like our temperature, hormone levels, heartbeat, toxicity in our bloodstream or cells, sleep, fueling our body, and much more. Anandamide is a naturally occurring endocannabinoid that plays a major role in ECS homeostasis. The ECS itself is made up of three parts:
- Receptors (located in and around your body's nervous system and body)
- Enzymes that help break down endocannabinoids and cannabinoids
The ECS has two receptors:
- CB1 which is in the central nervous system (brain and nerves of the spinal cord)
- CB2 which is in the peripheral nervous system (nerves in your extremities), the digestive system, and specialized cells in the immune system.
These receptors are how the ECS helps to regulate vitally important functions in our bodies. When these functions get out of balance our ECS kicks in to bring it back in check with great precision. For example, if your reproductive hormones are out of whack, it will work to regulate them without altering your digestion or immune system. Then, once the endocannabinoids have done their job and brought things into balance, certain enzymes come along to break them down and prevent them from over-regulation which upsets the delicate balance in the opposite direction. Anandamide, a naturally occurring endocannabinoid, is one that plays a major role in homeostasis. Homeostasis is essential to our health and survival, so when the ECS isn't working properly, it can cause a lot of problems for all of us.
Capsules are CBD-containing hemp oil in a capsule form. Widely used in nutritional supplements, capsules are gelatin pieces that fit together to hold the ingredients. A softgel looks similar to a capsule but consists of a gelatin-based shell surrounding a liquid feel. Softgels are often easier to swallow than tablets. Gummies are exactly as they sound – CBD oil in a gummy form. These are a popular choice for anyone who doesn’t care for the “earthy” taste of hemp oil as they tend to come in assorted fruit flavors.
Since each capsule offers a set amount of CBD, it is much easier to keep track of your daily serving size. They are also easy to incorporate into your daily vitamin and/or supplement routine.
CBD softgels are tasteless and can be taken on a full or empty stomach and taken with any beverage. They are easy to carry and use when you are out and about as opposed to a glass bottle which can drop and break, plus they are a more discreet way of taking CBD. Softgels can start working in 20 minutes but may take up to an hour to start working. They last at least four hours, but usually up to eight to 10 hours.
If you don’t like the “earthy” taste of CBD oil, CBD gummies are an excellent choice for you. Because they taste so good, you won’t want to miss taking them each day. It is also easy to control your dose by taking the right number of gummies for you.
Tinctures are CBD oils that come in liquid form and are applied under the tongue and swallowed with the effects lasting four to six hours on average. Tinctures are a great option to start with because they offer a more exact measurability while tapering up to find the right dose to achieve the desired effect.
A CBD oil spray is just how it sounds – CBD oil in a convenient spray bottle. This is ideal for first-time users looking for complete control over their CBD dosage, plus it’s easy to use anywhere and at any time. CBD oil sprays contain premium CBD extracts with natural ingredients and essential fatty acids. Creating a THC-free CBD oil spray involves extracting high-quality hemp seed oil from ethically sourced hemp plants.
Shake the bottle well before opening. Use the dropper included in the bottle. Drop the desired number of drops of hemp oil under your tongue, then try to hold them there for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. By keeping the hemp oil in your mouth for a minute or longer, you allow it to absorb into your body more quickly for greater bioavailability. If you forget, no worries. It just may take a little longer to feel results.
Most people do not know that our four legged friends have the same endocannabinoid system (ECS) as we do. CBD is a hot topic among the veterinarian community and has been shown to balance, support, and maintain proper functioning of a dog's (ECS) bringing our furry friend into a state of dynamic equilibrium or homeostasis. This results in better sleep, digestion, and boosted energy. CBD is considered an immune turbo booster and is an excellent daily supplement for man's best friend.
Usually, nothing. CBD oil has no known toxicity level and is therefore incapable of causing an overdose. In rare cases, a dog may display lethargy or get diarrhea, though this is usually from too much of the carrier oil rather than the actual CBD oil.
Two options for CBD oil pet supplements are tinctures and edibles. Tinctures come in a bottle with a dropper to administer the oil orally to your pet. Tinctures may work more quickly than edibles, but some dogs may be resistant to having the drops placed in their mouths. Edibles are similar to a dog treat. They come in different flavors and your pet may not even be able to tell the difference between their favorite treat and their medicine.
No. The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is one of about 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis plant and is responsible for causing the strong euphoria associated with a cannabis “high.” CBD, or cannabidiol, is another – different – popular cannabinoid found in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD is completely non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t produce any of the effects associated with being “high” in either humans or pets.
Hemp extract is an oil derived from the stalks and seeds of the industrial hemp plant. This oil can be used for a variety of purposes, the most popular being consumed as a wellness supplement for the cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) and more.
The Gold Label Gel is perfect for anyone who wants a quick, concentrated dose of CBD. It’s a thick, gel-like substance that comes in an easy-to-use syringe, and each serving is roughly the size of a grain of rice, so it’s a fast, discreet way to take the supplement. Simply dispense the oil onto your finger or a spoon and place it under your tongue. Hold it under your tongue for 60-90 seconds, then swallow whatever is left.
There are various different delivery methods for hemp extract. One exciting new option is the X-Pen from Elixinol™. The CBD oil is contained inside a “pen” with a silicone tip. Unlocking the pen allows the pen to depress further and dispense the oil. The benefit of this new method is that you receive the same dependable formula in the same synergistic natural form every single time. One pen holds about 1000mg of CBD oil so the pen will last you for 3-4 weeks.