Cannabidiol (CBD)

It’s not a stretch to say that CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the most exciting and promising compounds currently being studied by the medical and scientific communities. Although government regulatory agencies have not yet ruled on the use of CBD education to treat many of the symptoms and conditions it’s currently being investigated for, the FDA did make headlines recently for approving the first CBD derived medication to treat certain forms of severe epilepsy.

In the meantime, misinformation and confusion about CBD still abounds due to the relatively recent emergence and widespread awareness of this fascinating compound. Let’s take a deep dive into what Cannabidiol (CBD) is, and exactly what it does and doesn’t do.

CBD is simply short for “Cannabidiol”, the second most abundant Cannabinoid molecule produced within the Cannabis (Hemp) plant. The most abundant molecule, of course, being THC: the psychoactive chemical famous for making users feel “high” (note that CBD does not have this effect). Keep in mind that your body already has an Endocannabinoid System, an extremely important molecular system that your body uses to regulate and perform various critical functions. CBD binds to receptors in this system; our bodies were designed to interface with Cannabinoids from the very beginning we even naturally produce them.

As we stated earlier, your body already has a wildly complex Endocannabinoid System that affects several different areas and functions. That system is rife with “receptors,” sites that await Cannabinoid molecules presence. When the Cannabinoid nears, the receptor will bind it to itself, creating a sophisticated chemical interaction that modern science is only just beginning to scratch the surface of understanding.

Unlike its sister molecule THC, CBD does not make you feel high, but don’t think that a lack of psychoactive or intoxicating effects means that nothing is occurring. On the contrary, it’s very clear that there are many chemical responses that occur when CBD binds to those Cannabinoid receptors. That being said, the Endocannabinoid System is ubiquitous in the human body, affecting nearly all major functions in some way (especially homeostatic regulation). Because of this, it’s quite a task to discern everything that CBD does, precisely, when the binding occurs. That’s where the research is at right now: trying to solve that mystery.

Though they share the same source plant family (Cannabis), there is a huge difference between CBD and THC both in the effect they have, as well as the way they chemically interact with your body. Until recently, CBD was somewhat stigmatized and not taken seriously as a potential medically therapeutic agent due to its chemical proximity to THC (the chemical that creates an intoxicating “high”). Now that those barriers are coming down, CBD is finally being scientifically explored in full for the first time. When it comes to CBD vs. THC, let’s set the record straight once and for all.

Before we discuss some uses for CBD Oil, we should clear up one area of confusion: what is CBD Hemp Oil, exactly? CBD Hemp Oil is simply the natural extracted oil product of the hemp plant, a non-psychoactive species of the cannabis family. Although CBD oil can also be derived from the psychoactive species (Cannabis) as well, those oils can end up containing higher traces of THC, which is not ideal for all CBD users. That’s why all the CBD products – CBD education found on SaferCBD.com have been derived from only organic industrial hemp plants.

The human Endocannabinoid System, which CBD appears to directly interface with, has a profound influence on a myriad of different areas and functions in our body. Therefore, the scientific community is hard at work trying to understand if and how CBD education can regulate or directly affect our Endocannabinoid System to provoke positive effects in the body.

The fact is that new research is being performed and published on CBD education every single day, and we don’t quite know definitively how or to what extent it works but the potential is astounding. The financial sector is certainly betting on CBD hemp oil’s continued popularity: a recent Forbes article estimated that the CBD market will grow 700% by 2020.

Not a week goes by these days without CBD grabbing a headline or two, and the news is fascinating as clinical studies continue to delve into the mystery of this unique compound.

Besides the huge amount of research being performed on CBD at this very moment (much of it funded by the United States Government), anecdotal reports of happy CBD users have flooded the internet and captured the attention of the global media. Although anecdotal reviews should always be taken with a grain of salt compared to peer reviewed scientific research, it’s hard not to get excited when you read the testimonials from satisfied Safer CBD customers.

On top of all of that, the World Health Organization conducted an exhaustive report in 2017 on the public health impact and efficacy of CBD. Their conclusion? CBD is safe and non-toxic to use, even in extremely high doses.

From a scientific standpoint, both hemp and marijuana are the same species - Cannabis sativa

The difference is in their chemical makeup.

Anything with less than 0.3% THC by dried weight is classified as hemp (non-psychoactive), while anything over this is marijuana (psychoactive).

Hemp is more commonly used for making food (hemp seeds), rope, paper, building materials, natural plastics, and most importantly - herbal supplements such as CBD oil.

Marijuana is used recreationally or for medical purposes because of its psychoactive effects.

At Safer CBD, we only use hemp plants that have been specifically bred for their high CBD content and lack of psychoactive THC.

There are many different ways you can take CBD - and none of them are more effective than the others.

The most popular method is via the mouth or sublingually with the help of oil, capsules, or CBD infused gummies.

CBD oils are the most versatile, as you can take your dose directly into the mouth, mix it in with food, or hold it under your tongue to speed up absorption.

Many people tend to confuse CBD rich hemp extracts with the hemp seed oil you can find at their local grocery store. In truth, these two oils are worlds apart.

Standard hemp seed oil is made by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. The oil that’s produced is rich in nutrients like gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), amino acids, and trace minerals. It makes for an excellent source of nutrition - but doesn’t contain CBD or any of the other cannabinoids.

CBD hemp oils, on the other hand, are made from the resinous flowers of the female hemp plants (without seeds). The resin is extracted using state of the art extraction methods to collect the cannabinoids, and terpenes naturally found in the plant resin. This is the source of CBD.

CBD from hemp is widely available across the USA. In 2018, updates to the U.S. Farm Bill legalized the commercial cultivation of hemp under certain regulations. Safer CBD products are sourced from American Grown, high CBD industrial hemp. We proudly offer free shipping, and bulk wholesale purchasing options on all our products.

For the best shelf life please store in a cool dark area away from direct sunlight, with low humidity. This will help to preserve the properties of the hemp extract. If properly stored CBD may have up to a 1 year shelf life.

Safer CBD oil is sourced from USA Grown industrial hemp, and may contain trace THC levels below 0.3%. Safer CBD does not guarantee that you will or will not pass a drug screen after consuming our products. It is possible that the trace THC content may show up on various drug screenings.

No. All of our hemp extract products are made from industrial hemp with THC levels below 0.3%. There is no intoxicating effect from taking our products.

All our products are lab tested to ensure that we are providing you with the best possible product. On our COA page you will find the most up-to-date results of that specific product.