My Doctor recommended CBD. Now what?

My Doctor recommended CBD. Now what?

by Dr. Andrew P. Szymanski

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be all over the media, and you may have even seen it for sale online. So what is CBD anyway? How do I use it?

How is CBD (cannabidiol) from hemp different from marijuana?

CBD is the shorted term for cannabidiol. CBD is one of many phytocannabinoids present in the cannabis plant (which includes both medical marijuana and industrial hemp). In the plant world industrial hemp and the medical marijuana plants are related like plant cousins. In humans we have a system in our bodies called the endocannabinoid system. These Phytocannabinoids in cannibus such as CBD and THC among others, interact with our body's own endocannabinoid system. We have receptors in our body called CB1 and CB2 receptors for the many phytocannabinods found in the cannibus plants.

What is Hemp Oil? Is that the same as CBD Oil?

Hemp oil is an oil from the Hemp plant, but it contains the Omega 3,6 and 9. Some brands advertise the benefits of CBD on Hemp oil products when this is simply not the same product. It's confusing and unfortunate.

Will CBD get me high?

No. You may feel more relaxed, but this is not a high. THC is the part of the marijuana plant that has psychoactive effects and produces a "high."

Will the THC in a full spectrum CBD get me high?

No. There are only legal amounts of trace THC in full spectrum hemp CBD products, and they will not make you high.  Many products contain no THC at all.  

How much should I take and how often?

Many CBD products will have the serving sizes and directions listed right on the label for you. Should you have a question, you can ask your doctor for advice.

I would like to take a full spectrum CBD but I have a concern about drug testing.

No problem. Look for a Broad Spectrum that should have zero THC.

What products do I take for XYZ ailment, what amount of CBD and how often? The answer here will really lie in what works well for you. Fortunately, there are some great CBD products out there that made under the highest standards of manufacturing. CBD that is made in an FDA registered, and certified GMP compliant facility is the gold standard. Bextera Nutrition manufactures all of their brand of products including CBD this way, so you can be confident in the quality of these products.

How do I take CBD Oil?

This depends on the type of CBD oil products you choose. Fortunately there are some great options! Here are some of the more popular ways patients take CBD products:

CBD oil Tinctures

A cannabidiol CBD oil tincture comes in a dropper bottle, and you take it by mouth adding a measured dropper full under the tongue. Not all CBD brands come with measured droppers so this is something to look for as well. Bextera Nutrition Tinctures have flexible dosing charts on the label to help you figure out exactly what dose works for you.

CBD Gummies

CBD gummies are a convenient and discreet way to get your daily CBD in on the go. You will find the CBD gummies taste very similar to candy so please keep out of reach of children. There is a difference in taste a standard CBD gummy that will taste like candy vs a Full Spectrum CBD gummy that contains other plant terpenes from hemp (organic compounds) called phytocannabinoids as mentioned above. In a high quality true full spectrum so you may taste and even smell the Hemp (it's very similar in taste and smell to Marijuana). Some look for this smell and taste as a way to know it's good quality, other's prefer to use the CBD that tastes better. It's a matter of what works for you and what your preference is.

CBD softgels

CBD softgels are one of the most convenient ways for someone to take CBD oil.

Softgels are a great option to get your daily dose of CBD. CBD softgels are easy to swallow, and dissolve quickly so the CBD begins to work quickly

CBD Pain Cream

Long lasting and Fast absorbing CBD Pain Cream is used for temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with stiffness of muscles and joints associated with simple backache, chronic pain from arthritis, sprains, cramps, bruises, and strains. Apply directly to the affected area by massaging into the skin. Reapply for additional relief as needed throughout the day. 

CBD cream for pain is great for joint pains, muscle pains and can be used together CBD Gummies, Tinctures, or Capsules. CBD Pain cream can help with temporary relief from minor pain from stiffness of joints or pain from arthritis.

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CBD products from Bextera Nutrition are derived from grown Industrial Hemp grown in the United States only, and are extracted with clean CO2 extraction methods, free from harmful solvents.  All of Bextera Nutrition brand of products including Hemp CBD are manufactured in and FDA registered, GMP certified facility so that you can be assured of the quality. CBD products and CBD oils from Industrial Hemp are not intended to, and are not fda approved to diagnose treat cure, mitigate any disease. Please always remember, like other nutritional and supplemental dietary products CBD products have not been evaluated by the FDA. We would encourage you to be wary of any CBD company marketing CBD products with statements that would suggest that CBD can cure or prevent any disease, as these are drug claims and we do not make nor endorse these claims for Hemp derived CBD products.