Starting something new can lead to many questions. While you may already be familiar with THC, you want wonder how CBD is different? It can be overwhelming to search for answers to questions like “What is CBD?” or “How to use CBD or THC”.
To help those who are new, we’ve created this special guide to help you navigate some of the basic questions and issues most people have when trying to figure out what CBD/THC products to buy and what type of experience to expect. Let’s begin with the basics.
What Is CBD?
CBD, stands for cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive compound found in the hemp plant. The hemp plant contains over 100 different types of compounds called cannabinoids, with CBD being one of the most prevalent. Each cannabinoid has its own unique set of effects and benefits for the consumer. CBD is particularly known for its calming properties and overall wellness benefits. Because of these positive effects, many people are turning to CBD for the first time.
CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is an important molecular system that interacts with the central and peripheral nervous systems. This system helps the body regulate and perform various critical functions such as sleep, appetite, motor control, memory, and mood. When you take CBD, it binds to receptors in this system and enhances its effectiveness in many of these key functions for the mind and body.
There are also two kinds of CBD products, CBD Full-Spectrum and CBD Isolate.
CBD vs. THC
When talking about CBD vs. THC, it’s important to understand where both come from. CBD products are made from hemp and THC products are generally made from marijuana plants. The hemp plant is a type of cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana is a type of cannabis plant that can contain upwards of 30% THC.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a cannabinoid like CBD, but it is psychoactive, meaning it can produce intoxicating effects when consumed. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce these effects. Instead, CBD promotes a sense of calm and wellness by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. CBD cannot get you “high.”
There are also different kinds of CBD and THC, like Full-Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate and Delta-8 vs. Delta-9 THC.
How Do I Begin?
Once you have an idea of what CBD is vs. THC and works it works, the next step is to determine which CBD/THC product is best suitable for your needs.
Consider if you want a CBD/THC product for relaxation, concentration, sleep, overall wellness, or skin care.
Once you’ve decided what you want to get out of CBD/THC, the next step is to see what products are avaliaible that would be best suited for your needs. CBD/THC is available in many forms like:
CBD & THC Gummies
There’s a reason why edibles are so darn popular. Tasty pre-measured and discrete, CBD & THC gummies are a fun and convenient way to improve your daily wellness. Whether your looking for gummies in a Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, CBD Isolate or Full-Spectrum Gummy option, we’ve got them all!
CBD & THC Vapes
It’s no wonder why Canadians love vaping their CBD or THC, as vapes offers the highest bioavailibility. So by using a CBD or THC Vape. you will absorb the most cannabinoids and it will hit you the fastest out of any product. We’ve got Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC and Full-Spectrum CBD Vapes available in 2 smooth hitting and delicious flavours.
Oil tinctures offer the second highest bioavailability by letting you absorb your CBD via the sublingual pathway under your tongue. Our CBD Oils are made with 100% organic MCT Oil and organic USDA hemp for the smoothest tasting and most effective daily relief. Available in both CBD Isolate & Full-Spectrum CBD.
Dealing with chronic muscle or joint pain, arthritis or even dry or irritated skin? Our CBD Topicals are the perfect choice for targeted relief of body pain and for treating irritated or distressed skin. Made with 100% pure and healing plant ingredients and CBD Isolate and available in a scent-free option and Lavender-Chamomile.
We encourage you to consider each option to find the best CBD or THC product that is best suited for your needs and lifestyle.
How Much CBD/THC Should I Use?
When choosing a CBD/THC product, it is important to consider the strength and method of delivery. Some products come in a single strength, like a Full-Spectrum CBD Gummy, while others come in a variety of strengths, like a CBD Oil Tincture that ranges from 1000mg to 2000mg. The method of delivery also affects how quickly the CBD/THC is absorbed into the bloodstream, also known as bioavailability.
CBD/THC Vapes have the highest rate of bioavailabity at around 60%.
Oil Tinctures have the second highest rate of bioavailability as they absorb into the capillaries under the tongue when held there for 60 seconds before swallowing. On the other hand, edible products like gummies, drinks, and capsules take a little longer to absorb into the bloodstream since they have to travel through the digestive system and lose some of their potency in the process. However, once they kick in, CBD/THC Edibles have a longer lasting effect.
Many people tend to start with edible options, since they offer lower concentrations and ease of use, with CBD/THC gummies being one of the top choices for newbies and experienced users alike. However, it should be noted that gummies may require a higher amount to achieve the same effect as with an oil tincture.
CBD Topicals are products that are applied on the skin and do not enter the bloodstream. Instead, the CBD content travels through multiple layers of skin before reaching the area in need. Topicals are ideal when you have a specific area that needs targeted relief.
When starting to use CBD/THC, it is recommended to begin with a low dosage and figure out your tolerance level. Everyone’s physiology is different, with varying height, weight, metabolism, and other factors. Start low and increase the dosage until you find your sweet spot. But it is important not to take more while you still have the same serving in your system in order to avoid building up a tolerance to the CBD/THC.
How To Buy the Best CBD & THC
So you’re excited about using CBD & THC and you’re ready to see all the options available. However, it’s important to be aware that not all companies are trustworthy and sell quality products.
To ensure you’re getting a safe and effective product, here are some tips to follow when shopping for CBD & THC:
Always look for companies that care about high-quality ingredients.
These days there are companies trying to mislead potential customers by offering low-quality products with low-quality ingredients. This could be CBD Oils that don’t even use Organic CBD or an Organic Carrier Oil like MCT Oil. These things can make all the difference as what you put in your body is what you get out of it!
Look for CBD & THC with third-party lab testing to ensure your safety & that you’re getting what you paid for.
Lab testing ensures that you are getting a product with the advertised amount of CBD/THC, minimal levels of THC and no harmful contaminants. Reputable companies usually make this information readily available on the product page or have a dedicated section on their website that displays it for all products.
Read what others are saying!
Reading product reviews has become an important part of online shopping, with a vast majority of consumers (90%) checking them before purchasing!
Make sure you see “CBD” and not “Hemp Seed Oil”.
There are many products that falsely advertise Hemp Seed Oil as CBD. But they are not the same. CBD is the active compound found in hemp which is make from the leafs, flowers and stems of the hemp plant. CBD is what makes you feel relaxed and calm, and helps soothe your pain and gets you to bed easier. Hemp Seed Oil is simply the food product made from pressing Hemp Seeds, and while it is rich with Omega-3s, it does not contain CBD. When in doubt, check out the lab reports to ensure true CBD content.
Now that you’re ready..
While looking for CBD and THC products, you may come across unfamiliar terms such as flavonoids, the Entourage Effect, and the difference between Full-Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate, or Delta-8 THC vs. Delta-9 THC. But, don’t worry! We’re here to help you understand these concepts with simple and easy-to-understand answers. Additionally, we have a weekly blog where we discuss topics ranging from How to Incorporate CBD Into Your Food & Drinks and How To Use Cannabis For Better Sleep.
Our goal is to provide you with a transparent and hassle-free experience, ensuring that you have complete confidence in every product you purchase from us.
Ready to incorporate CBD & THC into your routine?
Try our yummy and effective CBD & THC Gummies. Or, chill out with our Delta-8 THC Vapes!