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What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

CBD (also known as Cannabidiol) is one of about 120 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD isn’t psychoactive, and has been studied for its wide range of benefits for the body and mind.

Our CBD Drops are extracted in-house from hemp grown in Colorado. All of our CBD products will contain < 0.3% THC and will not make the consumer feel “high”. 

How does CBD Work?

CBD interacts with your Endocannabinoid System(ECS) – various receptors found throughout the body. These receptors are involved with a wide range of physiological processes including appetite, pain, memory, mood, stress, sleep, and immune function.

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Your Endocannabiboid System (ECS) and how it works.

We all took health classes in school that gave us a crash course in how our bodies work. It covered basic things like how many bones you have in your skeleton, how important taking care of your heart is, and how your nerves function. There is one major piece that you probably never heard of: The Endocannabinoid System.

First discovered in the early 1990s by researchers exploring how THC interacts with the human body, every human has an ECS built into them even if they have never used cannabis in their life. Before cannabis prohibition, hemp and marijuana had been used for thousands of years to treat a number of ailments, including epilepsy, headaches, arthritis, pain, depression, and nausea. Traditional healers may not have known why the plant was effective but their experience demonstrated its effectiveness and provided the basis for later scientific inquiry. The discovery of the ECS revealed a biological basis for the therapeutic effects of plant cannabinoids and has sparked renewed interest in cannabis as medicine.

So how does my ECS work?

Your body produces molecules called endocannabinoids. They are similar to the compounds called cannabinoids found in cannabis, such as CBD, CBG, CBN, but they are produced naturally by your body. Endocannabinoids identified by experts include anandamide and 2-arachidonyglyerol (say that three time fast!). These natural compounds are produced by your body on an as needed basis, and help keep your internal functions run smoothly.

Endocannabinoid receptors

Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout your entire body. Naturally produced endocannabinoids bind to them and send signals that your body has a problem needing the attention of your ECS. There are two main endocannabinoid receptors:

* CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system

* CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells

Endocannabinoids can bind to either receptor. The effects that result depend on where the receptor is located and which endocannabinoid it binds to. For example, endocannabinoids might target CB1 receptors in a spinal nerve to relieve pain. Others might bind to a CB2 receptor in your immune cells to signal that your body’s experiencing inflammation, a common sign of autoimmune disorders.

How does CBD work with my ECS?

Experts aren’t completely sure how CBD interacts with the ECS. Many believe it works by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down. This allows them to have more of an effect on your body. While the details of how it works are still under debate, research suggests that CBD can help with pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with multiple conditions.

The Bottom Line.

The ECS plays a big role in keeping your internal processes stable. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about it. As experts develop a better understanding of the ECS, it could eventually hold the key to understanding how cannabis influenced the evolution of humans and what maintaining your ECS can mean in today’s world!

How long does it take for CBD to work?

How long does it take for CBD to work?

The CBD market is growing fast. With that, it seems like new products come out everyday that claim they are infused with CBD. Everything from bottled water to pillows are being put to market using CBD as a buzzword to attract consumers. You may have tried some of these products out of curiosity and found little to no effect from them. All these products you see have great reviews on them from people who have purchased them and had fantastic results, so why don’t you feel anything?

Dosing Amount

This can be one of the biggest factors for determining if and when you will feel any effects from CBD. Products like bottled water that contain 10mg of CBD diluted in a liter of water are unlikely to have a noticeable difference. Even if you were to consume the entire bottle quickly enough to get all 10mg of CBD into your system at once, 10mg is still a fairly small amount. Products like CBD tincture are taken sublingually. This means the oil is dosed under your tongue to allow the oil to enter your blood stream directly through your sublingual glands. Since the oil doesn’t need to be filtered through your digestive system and your liver before entering your bloodstream, it leaves less room for your body to break it down before getting to the point of being used. Most tinctures will also usually contain anywhere from 20-80mg of CBD in 1mL, compared to 10mg in 1L of the bottled water.

Consumption Method

Different consumption methods have higher bioavailability than others. Bioavailability is defined as the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity. Consumption methods such as edibles (gummies, chocolates, etc.) will have a low bioavailability as your digestive track must first break down the edible and then filter it through your liver before the CBD can enter your bloodstream. Methods like sublingual dosing and vaping allow the CBD to enter your bloodstream directly. These methods can have much faster results. The last method would be topical. Most consumers will use topicals if they have an area that they are specifically trying to target. While most topicals will not enter the bloodstream, they do allow you to apply CBD directly to the tissue where your pain is located.

The Endocannabinoid System

Every human has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). Just like the humans that they belong to; no two endocannabinoid systems are the same. If you and your friend were to take the same dose of the same product, one of you may notice near-instant results while it may take the other 2 weeks of regular use to notice the difference. This is just simply a difference in how receptive your ECS is to the cannabinoids in the product you are using. This is where you will sometimes need to do some experimenting to find the best dose, method, and routine. You may have tried an isolate-based product and found no effect, but then give a full spectrum product a try and find that it is much better, but only for the first half of your day. So then you split your dose in half between the morning and the afternoon. It is all about paying attention to differences in your body, and when you notice them in relation to your CBD use.

The Bottom Line

While CBD may not give you the instant change of life you are looking for, a little bit of experimenting with different products and dosing methods can go a long way. Keep in mind that just because you do not feel something instantly, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to achieve your wellness goals. Consistency is key with CBD.

What are some benefits to taking CBD?

Although not designated by the FDA as a health product, numerous studies have shown CBD’s various health benefits. Please read our product descriptions to identify the best products for you and your situation. There is also a wealth of research available online. However, we do not make any specific health claims about our products. As with any supplement, please consult your physician before use.

Some of the mentioned outcomes may benefit your mental and physical health. All of our products are Full Spectrum CBD, which is an oil or product that contains all of the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant in nature, rather than just CBD. Full spectrum products are associated with the “entourage effect” – this refers to the increased effectiveness of these products due to the different cannabinoids working synergistically. 

Short Questions + Answers about CBD:

Does Full Spectrum CBD make you feel high?

Because every TitanCBD item contains 0% to <0.3% THC, you will not experience any psychoactive feelings or effects unless taken outside of the serving size. 

Can I fail a drug test from using CBD?

Everyone is different so there is no straight answer. We certainly cannot guarantee that it’s not a possibility. We can neither confirm nor deny the possibility of failing a drug test and cannot be held responsible if test comes back with positive or false positive results.

Is CBD legal?

Yes, CBD is currently legal in all 50 states within the United States. Hemp oil is also legal in over 40 countries around the globe!

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