All About Cannabidiol
If you are using a tincture: Begin with the recommended serving size of one full dropper and adjust as needed. Everyone is different, and the amount of CBD you need depends on a combination of factors. You can learn more about CBD dosage here.
If you are using CBD isolate: If you are unsure about how much CBD, CBN, or CBG isolate to take, we recommend starting with roughly 25mg and adjusting your dose as needed. We provide a serving spoon with each isolate order. This serving spoon can hold 50 to 80mg of isolate. So, 25mg of isolate equates to roughly half a serving spoon. If you prefer a more exact dose, a digital cooking scale is the best tool to weigh your isolate with.
If you are using Softgels: Begin with one capsule a day and adjust as needed. Each capsule contains 25mg of CBD, so you may want to begin with more depending on your purpose or previous experience.
The most important thing to remember is that consistency is the key. No matter what CBD you use, taking it consistently is the only way to ensure that your body utilizes each dose effectively. If you have never used CBD before or use it irregularly, you may need five to ten days of regular use before you begin to notice the benefits of CBD.
Please note: we recommend taking your CBD on a full stomach. Like other supplements, using CBD on an empty stomach may result in minor side effects.
CBD, which is short for Cannabidiol, is one of the 85+ naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD has an effect on such a wide range of conditions because of its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS for short). The ECS is a central regulatory system made up of millions of cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body.
CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a central regulatory system made up of millions of cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2. The main difference between the two is that CB1 receptors are more prominent in the brain and nervous system while CB2 receptors tend to be found throughout the immune system and gastrointestinal system. CB2 receptors are also found in the brain but in lesser density than the CB1 receptors. When cannabinoids are introduced to your system, they interact with these receptors causing the wide-range of effects that have been noted in testimonials and research. CBD specifically interacts with the CB2 receptors which is why it is so often attributed to immune and inflammation benefits.
CBD’s wide range of effects without a psychoactive component can be explained by understanding the CB2 receptors. When CBD interacts with CB2 receptors, it is working with the body’s internal functions to help regulate them back to homeostasis (an optimally balanced point). The regulation of homeostasis is what has such a beneficial impact on inflammation (which is responsible for a shocking spread of adverse health effects), and immune functions.
The short answer is yes, but it is complicated. CBD is legal in all 50 states but to varying degrees. The passing of the 2018 farm bill made hemp federally legal in every state, but it didn’t specifically make CBD legal. Due to its non-intoxicating nature, CBD is generally allowed in most places. However, marijuana-derived CBD (as opposed to hemp-derived CBD) or CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC are not legal in all states.
We strictly use locally grown, hemp-derived CBD in all of our products. So, you can count on all of our products to be completely legal as long as you reside in the United States. Unfortunately, while hemp is gaining recognition internationally, it isn’t legal everywhere.
Hemp and marijuana are both parts of the cannabis family. Still, there is one critical difference between the two: THC or lack thereof.
By definition, hemp can not have more than 0.3% THC. Anything over this amount is considered marijuana. This is why hemp is viewed as the non-intoxicating cousin of marijuana. While THC has medicinal properties just like CBD, it also happens to be the cannabinoid primarily responsible for intoxication.
Despite only needing to clear a threshold of 0.3% THC, marijuana often has 15%+ THC. So, although these plants may look similar, there is quite a noticeable difference between the two.
At Bloom, all of the CBD in our products is hemp-derived, so you can be confident knowing that none of our products contain more than 0.3% THC.
No, you shouldn’t fail a drug test while using CBD products. But we still offer THC-Free options for those who prefer them.
We test every batch of our products to ensure they meet the Farm Bill’s requirements for hemp. That means that all of our full-spectrum products contain 0.3% THC or less. While this amount of THC is typically undetectable on most drug tests, we recommend our THC-Free options for anyone concerned about drug testing or THC in general.
CBD is commonly found in three forms: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate.
Full-Spectrum CBD products feature raw hemp extract, which includes the complete plant profile. CBD, terpenes, and other cannabinoids, including THC, are present in full-spectrum extracts. By definition, full-spectrum hemp products contain up to 0.3% THC. Full-Spectrum hemp is often preferred because of the presence of these other cannabinoids and terpenes. These other compounds are believed to enhance each other’s benefits. This beneficial interaction is commonly referred to as the entourage effect.
Broad-Spectrum CBD products feature hemp extracts which have been refined to remove any trace of THC and other plant matter. Other cannabinoids, such as CBG and CBN, are sometimes found in broad-spectrum oils, but most broad-spectrum products are often referred to as “CBD-only.” Without the presence of THC, you won’t get the entourage effect but can still enjoy all of the benefits CBD has to offer.
CBD isolate is pure CBD. This fine white powder is the purest version of any hemp extract. Quality CBD isolate is 98%+ CBD.
At Bloom, we make it easy to identify the difference by labeling our products either full-spectrum or THC-Free.
Every time we manufacture products, that batch is tested before they hit the shelves.
To find the COA (certificate of analysis) associated with your purchase, click here and enter your batch number. Your batch number should be visible on the bottom of each product.
For us, testing is much more comprehensive than just batch testing our finished product. In fact, we test from seed to sale! We test our seeds, our soil, our plants, our extracts, and finished goods to ensure that you get nothing but the best out of every drop.
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