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Dosages for full-spectrum CBD

Dosages for full-spectrum CBD Day 1: 5 mg Day 2: 5 mg Day 3: 10 mg (if you haven’t yet reached your desired effect) Day 4: 10 mg Day 5: 15 mg (if you haven’t yet reached your desired effect) Day 6: 15 mg Day 7: 20 mg (if you haven’t yet reached your desired effect) Day 8: 20 mg Day 9: 25 mg (if you haven’t yet reached your desired effect) Continue increasing your dose until you get the maximum benefit. If you notice any unwanted response to CBD (such as dizziness), reduce your intake.  

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Cannabis study reveals how CBD offsets the psychiatric side-effects of THC

Researchers at Western University have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis. It has been previously shown that strains of cannabis with high levels of THC and low levels of CBD can cause increased psychiatric effects, including paranoia, anxiety and addictive-behaviours, but why that was occurring was not fully understood. Steven Laviolette, PhD, and his research team used rats to investigate the role of a molecule in the brain's hippocampus called extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK) which triggers the neuropsychiatric effects of THC. "For years we have known that strains of cannabis high in THC and low in...

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Why CBD for the Elderly?

The CBD industry has expanded immensely in the last decade, and individuals of every age are eager to learn more about its potential benefits. Below are a couple of reasons seniors are exploring the benefits of CBD. CBD is Non Intoxicating CBD is not going to have intoxicating effects, and is not proven to be addictive or lethal by overdose. Seniors can ease their discomforts while using CBD, but not have to worry about dulling their cognition. CBD Helps with Sleep Healthy sleep cycles are essential to a healthy lifestyle at any age. For seniors, at a naturally more vulnerable stage in their lives, regulating sleep is especially important. Common Medical Concerns and How CBD for Seniors Can Help Arthritis...

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Why Do People Take CBD?

CBD would never have become so popular if it didn’t do something pretty impressive, right? So…what exactly does CBD do? Why do people take it?  While researchers are still studying and learning more about the incredible benefits of CBD oil, some of the most powerful CBD oil benefits include:  CBD Helps You Navigate Everyday Stress and Supports a Sense of Calm  Many people take CBD for occasional anxiety, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether it’s keeping up with a demanding job, raising kids, dealing with other outside stresses, or all of the above, one thing’s for certain: there’s a lot to be anxious about in our daily lives.  These everyday stressors may be mild, but over time they can accumulate and have a real effect on...

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What Is Full-Spectrum TRICOMES?

  The phrase “CBD” gets all the media attention, but in reality CBD is just one of over 80 cannabinoids that can be found in the hemp plant. Others include CBG, CBN, CBC, and more.  Some products sold as “CBD oil” have been isolated and contain only CBD. But other oils (including ours at Charlotte’s Web™) are full-spectrum hemp oils. This means they contain the entire spectrum of active compounds found in the hemp plant. Some of these beneficial compounds include things like terpenes and flavonoids (antioxidants).    These compounds work together synergistically to maximize the effects throughout the body, increase overall effectiveness, and provide additional wellness benefits. People call this the Entourage Effect. In a nutshell, it means that taking all the natural compounds together is more effective than trying to...

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