1. What is CBD?Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits without the “high” effect from THC. Recently, CBD oil and CBD infused products have become an accepted means of relaxation. CBD popularity is rapidly rising.
2. How do I use CBD oil?There are four main ways to ingest CBD oil: inhalation, topical application, sublingual, and ingestion.
- Inhalation: This is the form of inhaling the vapors or smoke from flower into your lungs where it enters your bloodstream. Most people experience mild sensations of relaxation when smoking; this is regarded as a benefit. There is no chance of over-sedation as CBD does not provide the same “high” that one may feel from THC.
- Topical Application: Topicals are great for localizing pain relief. To apply, rub the product onto the skin in the area of discomfort. The cannabinoids work on the top layer of skin and do not enter your bloodstream via this application, however there are topical patches that allows the cannabinoids to enter your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract.
- Sublingual: Ingesting cannabinoids orally by placing drops under the tongue is one of the most popular methods of ingestion and is highly effective! Hold it for 60-90 seconds for best results while the mucous membranes can absorb the cannabinoids. This bypasses the digestive system and liver. The compounds reach your bloodstream adn interact wtih the endocannabinoid system within minutes.
- Ingestion: Swallowing the concentrated cannabinoids allows it to pass through the digestive system and metabolize in the liver. The active compounds then enter your bloodstream. Effects take longer to feel than sublingual but last much longer. This is how most daily vitamins are delivered.
3. What are the benefits of CBD?The medicinal properties of CBD are still being rigorously scientifically tested. The benefits show substantial therapeutic and pharmaceutical potential, but until clinical trials are completed we can only make deductions. There are several areas of study including inflammation, cancer, anxiety and depression, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, Chronic pain, sleep disorders, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, ADD/ADHD, and addiction just to name a few.
4. Does CBD oil get you high? CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you will not get the feeling of “high” effect.
5. Will CBD show up on a drug test?Cannabidiol (CBD) is not an illicit substance. Drug tests are only looking for THC or THC metabolites in marijuana, which is classified as a Schedule I Drug. Cannabidiol sourced from hemp will not show up in marijuana tests and is legal in all 50 states. We offer several products that are 100% THC Free. The hemp flowers do contain trace amounts of THC and, if excessively consumed, could lead to a failed drug test. Please refer to the lab results to determine THC levels. Steel City CBD is not responsible for any failed drug tests relating to the consumption of our products. Use at your own discretion.