Some Introductory Information About CBD
While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for wild, indefensible claims, such that CBD is a cure-all for cancer, which it is not. More research is needed but CBD has indications to be effective and an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.
Word to the Wise- because CBD is mostly available as an unregulated supplement, it’s difficult to know exactly what you are getting. This is why Farmer and Chemist exists. We are able to trace all of our products back to the source plants it was derived from. The chemist in our name stands for our partnership with scientists that through extraordinary effort assure that the concentrates are pure, free from pesticides and metals and have exact known quantities of cannabinoids to deliver the right dose every time. If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — and our pharmacists to get you the right product for the right need.
WHAT TO KNOW WHEN BUYING CBD
CBD comes in many different strengths and formulations. Look at the package to see how many milligrams (mg) of CBD, CBG, & CBN are in the product. A good rule of thumb is the more Cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN) there is, the better it will work. Then verify the strength and purity of Cannabinoids in the product by reviewing the Certificate of Analysis (COA).
KNOW YOUR EFFECTIVE CBD DOSE
There are many factors, such as age, weight, and metabolism that determine the right dose for each person. For oral CBD products, like tinctures and capsules, most professionals recommend at least 25mg per day of CBD. Added CBG & CBN can supplement the efficacy. Some people might need more than 25mg to get to their effective dose. Use our handy Dosing Chart to help you find your best dose. Using CBD daily will give you the best results. For topical applications use one to four times daily.
KNOW YOUR CBD GOAL
Why are you using CBD? Is it to relieve pain, help get a better night’s sleep, or relieve your anxiety? Choose the best Farmer & Chemist product to give you the relief you want to achieve.
TOPICALS - perfect for sore muscles, achy joints, inflammation, and arthritis.
ORALS - great for sleep, anxiety and chronic systemic pain. Take daily for best results.
KNOW ABOUT DRUG INTERACTIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS
CBD is safe and non-addictive, but it is a drug and may have some interactions with other prescriptions. The most common side effect by having too much CBD, is a feeling of lethargy or tiredness. CBD can interact with other drugs such as antiepileptics, antidepressants, and anticoagulants/antiplatelets. It’s best to ask your doctor or pharmacist.
KNOW THE REAL COST
Understanding how much you are paying per milligram is an excellent method to determine the value of your CBD purchase. Farmer & Chemist provides premium products at a value price. To calculate the price per milligram take the Retail price and divide it by total amount of Cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN). At Farmer & Chemist, we strive to have the best formulations in the market, because this is a core philosophy, our products and pricing structures may shift. See the example below of how to calculate:
STEADY GOING ORANGE YOU HAPPY
(Retail Price $129.99) - CBD 1500mg, CBG 300mg, - $0.07 per mg
STEADY GOING NATURAL
(Retail Price $95.99) - CBD 1000mg No THC - $0.09 per mg
YUMMY GUMMIES 24 COUNT
Retail Price $74.99) - CBD 35mg, CBN 5mg - $0.08 per mg
(Retail Price $119.99) - CBD 2000mg, CBG 400mg - $0.05 per mg