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What is CBD? 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant.  CBD will not give you the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis.  Varieties of cannabis that have a high concentration of CBD and a low concentration of THC (another compound found in cannabis that is psychoactive) are generally referred to as hemp. 

CBD and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) 

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a system of receptors and signaling chemicals found in all animals.  A 2013 issue of the journal Cerebrum identified the endocannabinoid system as “one of the most important physiological systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health” [1].  This system has been increasingly shown to impact many major bodily functions, and “may be involved in regulating physiological and cognitive processes, including fertility, pregnancy, during pre- and post-natal development, various activity of the immune system, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory” [2]. 

Your body produces chemicals called endocannabinoids, which are used to regulate all of these different operations in the body and brain.  The ECS is affected by many different factors, including stress, diet, sleep, and exercise.  When the ECS becomes overworked due to environmental or physical stress, the body can’t produce enough of its own endocannabinoids, and the effects of this poor function impact other bodily systems. 

The cannabis plant contains chemical compounds known as phytocannabinoids, which replicate the activity of your missing endocannabinoids and help to modulate the ECS.  Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine states that “modulating the activity of this system may offer tremendous therapeutic promise for a diverse scope of diseases. 

Is CBD Powder safe? 

The 2018 WHO review states that “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.” Additionally, the report states that there has been no indication for potential abuse of CBD,  no evidence that it is used as a recreational drug, and no public health related problems have been associated with its use [6].  

 Is CBD Powder legal? 

Yes.  Even though CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, the 2018 Farm Bill “removed hemp, defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis), from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA)” [7].  There are restrictions on purchasing CBD in some states, so check your local laws when purchasing CBD for the first time. 

How do I get started on CBD? 

Current FDA guidelines do not allow recommendations on product use methods or amount to use, and in reality, there is not one simple answer to how to use CBD.  However, there are some drugs that are contra-indicated with CBD (meaning they should not be used together), so it’s best to do your homework, talk to a medical professional, and make an informed decision whether CBD is right for you.  For more information on CBD drug interactions, check out the Journal of Clinical medicine from 2019 [8]. 

Another great resource is the 2017 book CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medical Cannabis – Healing without the High.  This book offers a history of cannabis, and explores the chemistry of CBD and the endocannabinoid systems, as well as examining CBD in different product forms [9]. You may, however, shop cbd capsules, cbd powder and other products right here on the website. 

3 Major Factors to Get the Best Value From Your CBD Purchase 

With so many options for CBD in the marketplace, how can consumers know they are spending their money wisely?  It depends largely on three factors: potency, bioavailability, and quality of the product.  Potency is the amount of CBD contained in a CBD powder product.  Bioavailability is how much of that CBD is actually usable by the body.  Quality is dependent on whether the product contains what is claimed, and the manufacturing conditions of the producer. 

Product Potency 

Potency is important for a couple of reasons. First, it tells you how much CBD is in each of the CBD powder capsules or packets or any lifesourcecbd product you order, and therefore how much you need per use.  Secondly, it allows you to calculate how much it costs you each time you use your CBD product. 

Everyone is different, and there is not a single answer on how much CBD powder, tincture, gummies or other produtcs to use at a time.  Finding out how CBD affects you is a personal discovery that no one else can entirely predict.  Once you have determined the proper amount of CBD you need at a time, you must calculate how much of your chosen CBD product will give you that user-determined amount (UDA).  This way you can be sure you are getting the right amount, rather than wasting CBD by using too much, or not having the desired experience by using too little. 

All CBD products should be clearly labeled with the total amount of CBD contained in the product. This will also tell the milligrams of CBD per unit of volume, and from there you can figure out the amount per dose. To calculate the milligrams per unit volume (mg/mL), divide the total amount of CBD by the total volume of the container.  Once you know mg/mL, you can identify the amount of CBD per dose. 

About CBD Powder? 

There are multiple forms of our CBD powder available to you, including CBD powder capsules and CBD powder packets, among other forms of CBD powder so you can shop cbd capsules and powders right here on the website. And we also offer tinctures, gummies and suppositories, among other ways to effectively consume CBD powder products. 

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