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Top 10 questions about CBD

We created a luxury, SoHo based store in order to educate, build community and connect with the neighborhood to see what people are really seeking from their CBD experience. We found that most people are very confused about CBD.

The 420: A CBD Store’s wellness staff spends approximately 30 minutes with each customer where they sample a wide array of products from tinctures, to topical pain creams as well as beauty and skincare. We want to share this information with our clientele from all over the country. Here, we have compiled the top ten most commonly asked questions for the CBD curious.

1. What is CBD?
Officially called Cannabidiol, it is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant which, when absorbed, interacts with a network of receptor’s in our body called the endocannabinoid system. Scientific research shows us that it is one of the most important physiological systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health. It is present everywhere in the body both inside and out. It affects organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, and stomach. It affects our skin. When the signaling is disrupted, many disorders and conditions can persist such as hypertension, diabetes, liver and skin problems, sleeplessness, and anxiety. CBD’s most beneficial property is that it serves as an extraordinary anti-inflammatory. We have been reading about the multitude of conditions and problems that it can aid. How does it impact so many different things? They are all connected by a common factor… inflammation.

 

2. Is there a mind-to-body high with CBD?
There is no mind to body high with CBD products. However, there is .3 THC in full-spectrum CBD, which aids in the absorption into the blood stream.

 

3. What is Full-Spectrum?
CBD Full-spectrum refers to any CBD extract or substance that contains the whole plant – all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, plant matter and flavonoids. These compounds interact holistically so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts when it comes to the medicinal effects. It is referred to as the entourage effect.

 

4. What is Isolate CBD?
CBD isolate is cannabidiol in the purest form, meaning that the CBD is isolated from all other compounds and terpenes in a process of refinement.

5. What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are what gives CBD its aromatic diversity and determine how the products make you feel. Terpenes hold enormous promise as an anti-inflammatory agent. They are key in relaxing the mind and body. There are many Terpene profiles. When cannabis formulations are created correctly, the oils can offer targeted benefits.

Important CBD Terpenes

Click on a terpene below to learn about their benefits:

Aroma
Citrus
Lemon

Effect
Stress Relief
Elevated Mood

Benefit
Anti-Anxiety
Anti-Depression

Aroma
Pine

Effect
Creativity
Alertness
Euphoria

Benefit
Asthma
Anti-Inflammation

Aroma
Musk
Earth

Effect
Sedation
Relaxation

Benefit
Antioxidant
Insomnia

Aroma
Floral
Sweet

Effect
Calming
Relaxation

Benefit
Anti-Anxiety
Sedating

Aroma
Wood
Spice

Effect
None

Benefit
Chronic Pain
Insomnia

6. What is the best way to take CBD?

There is no best way as everyone is different and it is a personal preference. Depending on what you are using it for, you can get the correct dose from oils, which are tinctures, consuming flower, juicing and topical pain creams and skincare products.

 

7. What Should I Look for in Terms of CBD Quality?

You should always look for high-quality CBD. When possible it should be organic, and made in the USA. It should be pesticide free and come from a source that uses good manufacturing practices. At The 420: A CBD Store, our consciously curated stamp means that every product we carry is independent lab and 3rd party tested. Our products also carry a certificate of analysis.

 

8. What Conditions Can Benefit from CBD?

Anecdotal evidence indicates that CBD is impacting sleeplessness, anxiety, mood disorders, digestion, skin ailments including; dry skin, uneven skin, blemishes, eczema, psoriasis, aches and pains in the muscles, joints and ligaments. We are also hearing great stories about overall sports recovery.  Labs across the country and currently studying CBD and we will keep you updated on any scientific findings that become available publicly and privately.

 

9. Does CBD Interact With Other Medications?

You should always check with your doctor prior to introducing any new herb or supplement when you are on medication. It is possible for the both the CBD and additional ingredients in the products to affect other medications so it is best to use caution and seek expert medical advice.

 

10. Is CBD Good for My Pet?

Our furry friends have been responding really well to our CBD products. Customers report that it aids them with separation anxiety, and pain relief.

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