The ABC’s of CBD

What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the phytocannabinoids found in nature, discovered in the flowers of the hemp plant. CBD is a strong anti-inflammatory compound and is an effective option for inflammation caused pain relief. Bayou City Hemp harvest our high-quality, non-GMO flowers where cannabinoids are most prevalent. As more states legalize marijuana, the use of CBD oil is on the rise. This non-intoxicating extract is one of the many chemical compounds in a class called cannabinoids which naturally occur in cannabis plants. Once the cannabidiol is extracted from the hemp plants, the CBD is diluted with a carrier oil, i.e. coconut or hemp seed oil. Due to its benefits and versatility, CBD oil is on the rise in the health and wellness world. With CBD research on the rise, it’s no surprise that CBD-infused edibles, drinks, dog treats, and beauty products are becoming mainstream. And, for good reason. By interacting with the brain’s signaling systems, CBD is known to reduce stress, discomfort, digestive upset, sleep issues, and normal inflammation. In every sense, it’s a non-toxic, medicinal powerhouse.

In addition to reducing minor aches associated with various conditions and improving your mood, CBD is also known to have beneficial effects on skin conditions and athletic issues due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Will it make me high?

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, CBD is non-intoxicating. This means CBD is known to deliver physical and mental benefits without THC’s typical side effects that can include paranoia, hunger and red, dry eyes.

CBD can be consumed in many ways: you can drop CBD tinctures under your tongue, put the tinctures in a beverage or meal, or massage a CBD-enhanced products into your skin.

How do I know I have a quality CBD product?

The use of cannabidiol as a therapeutic, restorative substance is in its early stages, medical professionals and scientists are beginning to develop dosing schedules for everything from medical marijuana to CBD.
Once you find your optimal CBD method and dosage, you’ll want to ensure you’re using a high-quality CBD oil, as some manufacturers are less trustworthy than others.

Depending on your weight and discomfort level, you can adjust the amount you take daily. Keep in mind that, if you’re concerned about taking too much, we recommend speaking with a trusted medical professional before embarking on your CBD journey. You can always request a COA (Certificate of Analysis) on your product to make sure it has been quality tested.