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CBD is a bi-product of hemp, which has a long history in the United States. It was grown by early settlers to make into ropes for ships and today it is grown for its health benefits. CBD has proven to be an anti-epileptic, a pain-reliever, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-depressive and neuro-protective, which are explained in more detail here by Medical News Today.
We thought a lot of you would have questions about what CBD is, what the benefits are and why we recommend them. Here are frequently asked questions from The Alchemist’s Kitchen about their Plant Alchemy CBD products.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Although CBD doesn’t make people feel high like THC does, it’s causing quite a buzz among scientists, health professionals, and medical marijuana patients who are using CBD-rich products to treat a wide range of conditions – chronic pain, cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, antibiotic-resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and more. Cannabidiol can change gene expression and remove beta amyloid plaque, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, from brain cells.
What does the scientific research have to say about CBD?
Academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere are currently studying the effects of CBD on these and other ailments. Scientists refer to CBD as a “promiscuous” compound because it confers therapeutic benefits in many different ways while tapping into how we function physiologically and biologically on a deep level. Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities.
What is the optimal dosage of CBD?
An effective dosage can range from as little as a few milligrams of CBD-enriched cannabis oil to a gram or more. Begin with a small dose of high CBD/low THC oil, especially if you have little or no experience with cannabis. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose and ratio for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the ratio or amount.
Don’t overdo it. Too much THC can amplify anxiety and mood disorders. And although CBD has no known adverse side effects, too much can be less effective than a moderate dose. “Less is more” is often the case with respect to cannabis therapy.
Does CBD have any adverse side effects? What about drug interactions?
CBD is a very safe substance, but patients taking other medications should check with their doctor about drug interactions, which are more likely when consuming high doses of single-molecule CBD products.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is legal to be bought in all 50 states of the U.S. Plant Alchemy CBD products are fully tested and verified by third party analytical labs, and contain no more than 0.3% of THC, which is the legal limit for THC in CBD.
Where is Plant Alchemy CBD sourced from?
Our plants are grown in both field and greenhouse environments in Colorado. Our hemp is cultivated using living soil organic principles, leveraging strictly organic inputs and in full compliance with the controls defined by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Our plants are some of the highest CBD cannabis varieties currently known.
Are Plant Alchemy CBD products organic?
Yes. All our plants are grown using a true living organic cultivation methodology. We feed the soil so the soil can feed the plants.
Are Plant Alchemy CBD products sustainably grown?
Local inputs are leveraged wherever possible to avoid the carbon impact associated with shipping amendments across the country/world. Cultivation environments are operated on closed-loop permaculture principles to recycle and reuse wherever possible.
Are Plant Alchemy CBD products free of pesticides?
We pride ourselves on the cleanliness and consistency of our products – whether in botanical form or concentrated oils. All essential oils and biological pesticides used are OMRI certified and are non-toxic. All products are tested by 3rd party analytical labs using a variety of testing methodologies and are free from pesticides, molds and harmful microbes.
What is the extraction process for Plant Alchemy CBD products?
All of our extracts are produced in a state-of-the-art laboratory and are free of any residual solvents for the purest oil possible. Our extraction facilities is one of the very few licensed and certified facilities in the State of Colorado focused on whole-plant, non-psychotropic cannabinoid processing of botanical material.