CBD

Gaughn’s Drug Store now
offers CBD products from Ananda Professional!

Not sure what CBD is?
Learn more in the video and information below!

Getting Started:

  • Cannabinoids, particularly CBD, demonstrate a bell-shaped dose-response curve; therefore, it is imperative that patients slowly titrate up to their optimal dose without going over.
  • To find an optimal dose, patients should eliminate the use of any cannabis product for two days. Going over the optimal dose could cause the patient to lose the maximum benefits.
  • Most patients prefer to start using CBD about two hours before bedtime. Patients should start with 10-15mg of active cannabinoids once daily, increasing the dose slowly every 2-3 days to determine if a better therapeutic effect results.
    • For example, use 10mg once daily for two days, then increase to 10mg twice daily (morning and night) for two days.
    • Continue to slowly titrate the dose up every few days.
    • Once a point is reached where the therapeutic benefits do not increase OR where they decrease, stop and go back to the previous dose. This is the top of that individual’s bell-shaped dose-response curve.

What are Cannabanoids?

Cannabinoids are the chemicals that give the cannabis plant its medical and recreational properties. Among the 113 cannabinoids produced, THC and CBD are the most prevalent and the most well-understood. Most strains of marijuana sold today are cultivated with higher levels of THC.

THC is known for its psychoactive properties and is the reason you feel “high” after ingesting marijuana.

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and actually works to counteract the high. CBD also has numerous benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.

 

Why is “full-spectrum” the best?

Cannabinoids, terpenes and other chemical compounds found in cannabis achieve limited success when working in isolation or as individual components. Research suggests that when these individual components of the cannabis plant support one another, therapeutic benefits are magnified. Together, they produce an effect that is greater than the sum of their parts. This phenomenon is known as the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect supports the idea that whole plant medicine is superior to pure extracts.



Published in Consumer Reports, July 2018

What Is CBD? What to Know Now About This Cannabis Product

The FDA has approved the first marijuana drug, and cannabidiol may get easier to buy. Is CBD legal and effective?

(Click to read full article)

Cannabidiol comes from one of two related forms of the cannabis plant: marijuana and hemp. The main difference between the two is that marijuana has much more THC than hemp, and often more CBD, too. It’s also harder to extract CBD from hemp than marijuana. But the chemical structure is the same, regardless of the source, say medical and industry experts, so its effect on the body should be the same, too.

Both THC and CBD come mainly from the leaves, resin, or flowering tops of the plants, not the stem. Nearly all products that contain THC also contain CBD. But CBD is often sold and used on its own.

Importantly, hemp oil—found in soaps, cosmetics, and other products—is not the same as CBD oil. Hemp oil comes primarily from seeds of the plant, and the seeds contain only very small amounts of CBD, says Lanier at the Hemp Industries Association.

 

 

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