CBD 101

The CBD Guide for Beginners

I. What Are Cannabis Plants?

  1. Cannabaceae or Cannabis plants are part of the genus family. There are two species that are mainly cultivated for consumption. These include: Cannabis sativa and Cannabis Indica. Sativa plants grow higher, producing more fiber leading to the cultivation of hemp. Indica plants grow smaller and not as suitable for food or industrial purposes, but good for medical marijuana.

II. What Are The Differences Of Hemp And Marijuana?

  1. THC is found in marijuana, a psychoactive element also known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, which results in a high. Therefore, Marijuana is labeled a drug that can be cultivated for recreational or medicinal purposes.
  2. Hemp contains cannabinoids, but little to no THC. To legally be cultivated as hemp, the THC content 0.3%. The majority of industrial hemp is cultivated for the fiber, not the terpenes or cannabinoids. Therefore, CBD oil made from industrial hemp is not desirable. However, many CBD oil products are manufactured with it, PURELY only uses CBD-rich strains, called PCR hemp, or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. PCR can have up to 10 times the CBD of industrial hemp.

III. Different Types of CBD Oil

  1. CBD From Marijuana vs. PCR Hemp
    1. Oils are extracted the same way from both marijuana and hemp. Oils extracted from marijuana are called cannabis oil, which are made for the THC. These are listed under the Controlled Substance Act as an illegal Schedule 1 drug.
    2. For the context of this guide, only CBD oil from PCR hemp will be discussed. We are not interested in cannabis oil containing THC, nor with industrial hemp that contains low CBD and terpene levels.
  2. Raw CBD oil Goes Up Against CBD Concentrate
    1. When extracting the essential oils, it results in raw hemp extract, and then refined through distillation and filtration to remove the chlorophyll, waxes and other unwanted compounds. This results in various classifications, purities and CBD amounts. These products are sold as CBD distillate or CBD concentrate.
  3. Full Spectrum CBD Oil
    1. The raw PCR hemp extract retains a natural balance of terpenes and CBD from the plant, making it a full spectrum oil. It contains psychoactive compound THC, terpenes, and various cannabinoid compounds.
  4. Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
    1. Similar to a full spectrum oil, this type contains beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids, without the THC. Therefore, making it ideal for people wanting the benefits of CBD oil, without the high of THC.
  5. CBD Isolate
    1. CBD may be purified and isolated. Whereas, CBD isolate is pure CBD, a solid crystal when at room temperature. Meanwhile, purified cannabinoids will be odorless and colorless. Therefore, CBD isolate may be directly consumed or added in beverages or edibles, but it would not have the benefits of other natural cannabinoids or terpenes.
  6. Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) / CBD-Rich Oil
    1. CBD-rich oil is another common term, typically used for CBD oil that has been went through the first distillation and filtration process for removing compounds like waxes and chlorophyll. Therefore, it has a high CBD concentration compared to extract.
  7. CBD Infused Oil
    1. CBD-Infused is a term commonly used for products that have either been infused with another from, such as CBD isolate, CBD-rich, broad-spectrum or full-spectrum concentrate. Products properly labeled will specify the ingredients. Therefore, it is important to understand the types of CBD and the different effects they have.

CBD Oil and Wellness

  1. What is CBD?
    CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of various molecules in the cannabis plant. It is common for cannabinoids to be identified by three letter abbreviations, therefore, CBD, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabigerol (CBG), and Cannabinol (CBN). The most popular is THC found in marijuana. More common cannabinoids will be discussed later.
  2. What Are Cannabinoids?
    Cannabis plants all produce active compounds called cannabinoids, which offer most cannabis’ benefits. Cannabinoids from plants, or phytocannabinoids mirror the compounds naturally produced by mammals, known as endocannabinoids.

    1. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids naturally produced by mammals.
    2. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids naturally produced by plants.
      Additional cannabinoids in PCR hemp include cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabichromene (CBC) which is the third most common. CBC is not psychoactive, and CBG is produced in the early growth cycle. Both are thought to contain similar properties of CBD.
  3. What Do Endocannabinoids Do?
    The endocannabinoids that are naturally produced by the body signal molecules known as neurotransmitters. The nervous system produces a large number of neurotransmitters as responses to different environmental and health factors. Additionally, they interact to receptors located on cell surfaces through the body, telling cells how to adjust. Furthermore, they tell cells how to react to other neurotransmitters, the following analogy can be used for an example.
    Not all cells in the body are connected to the brain, similar to traffic cops cannot directly connect with each vehicle. To ensure traffic flow remains steady, traffic signals are used, such as traffic lights, street signs, etc. These tell drivers where to travel or not travel, when to stop, and when to go, or at what speed. Some signals are triggered by environmental changes, such as lights changing.
    In the body, the nervous system controls a range of sensors that track the entire body. Sensors give off signals that the brain decodes, when an imbalance is detected the nervous system then produces the neurotransmitters that interact with cell receptors as they travel through the bloodstream, instructing cells what to do.
  4. The Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
    With an understanding of neurotransmitters and cellular activity, we can discuss how cannabinoids support homeostasis.
    There are two components to the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). First, endocannabinoid receptors located on the cells surface. Second, are the endocannabinoids which connect with the receptors.
    For instance, the anandamide is a popular endocannabinoid that produces and increases serotonin levels. Commonly called the “bliss molecule”, serotonin is associated directly with mood and behavior. Furthermore, it is the reason people experience a “runner’s high”. Meanwhile, the endocannabinoid system is large, regulating many functions in the body, including sleep patterns, appetite, metabolism, mood, and the lifespan of cells, among other functions.
  5. List of Common Cannabinoids
    1. Cannabidiol (CBD): The secondly most common cannabinoid that is produced in the cannabis plant that will not get you high (non-psychotropic).
    2. Cannabichromene (CBC): Non-psychoactive and believed to support joint, muscle, and mood.
    3. Delta (9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): Primary psychoactive element in marijuana that makes you feel high.
    4. Cannabigerol (CBG): Non-psychoactive properties that support joint, muscle and mood function.
    5. Cannabinol (CBN): Thought to support muscle function and joints.
    6. Cannabidivarin (CBDv): Similar effects to CBD.
    7. Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv): Psychoactive, but less than TCH.
    8. CBDa and THCa: Compounds in raw cannabis, non-psychotropic.
    9. Delta8 THC: Less psychoactive than delta (9) THC, could support mood.
  6. What Are Terpenes?
    Terpenes are produced by the cannabis plant, and other plants, they are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compound. Among the plants that produce terpene, cannabis is the densest with it. Our noses are super sensitive to terpenes, and at room temperature, they evaporate.
    Used in a large variety of cosmetic products and food, terpenes are considered safe for consumption by the Food and Drug Association.
    While in nature, terpenes will attract both seed spreaders and pollinators, while repelling pests.
    Each molecule of terpene is quite similar; however, each holds its own flavor and scent. It is the different terpene combinations that lead for the different aromas found among cannabis strains.
    Having a powerful effect on the human body, terpenes have been used for aromatherapy by humans for millennia. As an example, the production of the citrus smell will help elevate moods, thanks to the combination of pinene and limonene.
    Linalool, caryophllene, citronellol, limonene terpinolene, and camphene are only some of the most common types of terpenes. While the uses of the terpenes vary, they are traditionally used for mood and wellness, join function, and support for muscles.
    The effects of cannabinoids are known to be modified by terpenes while acting on cannabinoid receptors. In the cannabis plant, you will find the highest concentrations of terpenes in the female flowers.
  7. The Entourage Effect
    Even though it is not as potent as CBD in terms of effects, terpenes are important parts of cannabis. The effect from the combination of terpenes and cannabinoids is called the entourage effect. When working together they produce a variety of effects which is thought to be higher than each part alone.
    More research will be needed in order to find out what terpenes do for the effects of CBD oil, but it is clear that terpenes work with Cannabinoids to create a better effect that just CBD itself. There are some CBD oil products that are oil that is infused with CBD. These products will not have the added benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes and cannot produce the entourage effect and are not recommended to be used.

Benefits of CBD

Over the last five decades, cannabinoids have become a highly researched area, providing many hidden secrets. In fact, little is known even after years of intense research regarding the interactions with the endocannabinoid system or other complex systems and organs within the body. However, CBD certainly effects the complex systems. Therefore, determining the mechanisms the range of effects of CBD, may require decades of research. Meanwhile, there are many existing published studies that focus on the effects CBD have on the body.

  1. CBD Effect On Moods
    1. It is common for emotional stability to be supported by CBD, as research has indicated endocannabinoid anandamide levels are affected by CBD. The nervous system produces anandamide for stimulating increased serotonin levels, commonly called the “happy molecule” as it improves mood and behavior.
    2. If serotonin levels are low, it can result in a poor mood. Meanwhile, increased serotonin levels may help increase your mood. These develop from the endocannabinoid system, therefore, the ECS needs to be balanced.
  2. CBD Effect On Sleep

    1. CBD oil is commonly used to regulate sleep cycles. A poor sleep routine is known to cause poor moods, which no one wants. Therefore, by using CBD oil prior to bed it can help you get a restful sleep, giving you more energy the following day.
  3. Federally Acknowledged Medical Conditions
    1. The FDA recently submitted an approval recommendation for Epidiolex, a CBD-based pharmaceutical that’s undergone multiple clinical trials. It can be used for treating certain types of juvenile epilepsy.
    2. Additionally, the Department of Veterans Affairs is another federal sector acknowledging CBD. In 2018, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted that the VA could not interfere with U.S. Veterans participating in legalized cannabis programs.
    3. In addition to removing the VA directive which prevented VA doctors from providing medical cannabis to veterans, it influences the VA to begin further research to discover other medical benefits between use of extract vs the entire plant, including CBD oil.

Using CBD Oil

  1. CBD Bioavailability

    1. The methods of using CBD are not the same. The effectiveness of each method will depend on how it is consumed, the ingredients, and the bioavailability of each method.
    2. The bioavailability of active compounds will be a percentage of which your body will use in each serving.
    3. For CBD oil, the active ingredients will be terpenes and cannabinoids. However, we will just talk about the CBD bioavailability.
    4. A bioavailability of 100% means that there is 100% CBD in the product for your body. The only way that a person could get 100% is through an injection into the bloodstream.
    5. Each consumption method will result in a percentage of the CBD not being available for the body for different reasons like getting trapped in fat or being broke down before entering the blood.
    6. Each CBD oil consumption method will have a range of availability. We will talk about those pros and cons of each method.
  2. CBD Tincture Bioavailability

    1. Tinctures are a liquid which has an alcohol or oil base that is infused with CBD oil. A CBD oil tincture are ingested and when using this method, the tincture can be absorbed easily. Simply fill the dropper, administer the oil under your tongue, and then hold it for 60 to 90 seconds before swallowing.
    2. The bioavailability of CBD tinctures can range from 10% to 40%.
  3. Inhaled CBD Bioavailability

    1. Besides injections, this method has a high bioavailability. CBD is vaporized and then inhaled. The vapor will be absorbed into the lungs like oxygen. The effects from inhalation will be immediate by bypassing the digestive tract.
    2. The inhaled CBD bioavailability is estimated to be 25% to 60%. This number is based on how much is inhaled, how far into the lungs it is drawn, and how quick it is exhaled. There are health risks for this. If you have pre-existing conditions, such as lung issues then be careful when inhaling CBD oil because it causes nausea or coughing. Another risk is the thinning agents used to vaporize CBD oil. The extract is too thick for vaporizing, so polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol will be used to thin it. When heated it can cause carcinogenic material. These chemicals can cause asthma and allergic reactions.
  4. How Long Does It Take CBD Oil to Take Effect?

    1. There are various factors that will determine the effect time of CBD oil usage. Some are related to the CBD and others are related to how your body reacts to the CBD.
    2. Not every person will react to CBD oil in the same way. The effects of CBD oil can be affected by metabolism, circulation, weight, health and age.
    3. One factor that can be influenced by the above is how many cannabinoid receptors are in the body, how they are expressed and the cannabinoid production of the body. Someone who produces less endocannabinoids and have more receptors may be sensitive to CBD while someone who has a lot of endocannabinoids and less receptors.
    4. There are more factors like product type, how much is used, and how it is used. For instance, an edible will take longer than a tincture.
    5. The effects of inhaled CBD are almost instant. Capsules and edibles can take 20 to 60 minutes, while tinctures can take up to 20 minutes.
    6. These numbers should be seen as a guideline and can vary based on the person.
  5. Serving Suggestions for CBD Oil

    1. The serving suggestion will be based on factors like weight, sex, genetic makeup, product, and concentration of CBD.
    2. Some CBD products have a suggested serving size but without all variables being taken into account, the serving size recommendation is too high or too low. The serving size will vary based on the use.
    3. Each product is going to have different amounts of CBD, so the serving may be different than a similar product.
    4. The duration and serving size will be based on the reason that someone is using it. One may be using for general wellness while someone else may be using for better sleep.
    5. Another factor should be if it is full spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD oil with terpenes. Based on the entourage effect, these types will be more effective than just CBD itself.
    6. Based on all the factors, finding your ideal serving will take time. Taking too little will not give you the effect you want. Taking too much, you may not get the needed benefits which leads to a waste of money and time.
  6. Only Use One Product

    1. It is best that you think about what product you will be using and use only that product for a bit. This allows you to find out the effects of a product and if you start to switch back between other products, finding your serving size will be harder.
  7. Begin with a Small Serving Size

    1. When you start to use CBD oil, start with a low serving. This provides you with a chance to see your reaction. One option is to begin with 1mg for every 20lbs of weight. If you weigh 100lbs then you should use 5mg while someone who is 200lbs can use 10 mgs.
  8. Use Before Bed

    1. When you start using CBD oil, start an hour before bedtime. This is in case that the CBD oil makes you sleepy, you are not dragging all day. It is not uncommon for it to cause drowsiness. If you do not have any issues, take another serving in the morning. Often CBD oil will be used to help with focus in the daytime and sleep at night, which may be taken when needed.
  9. Slowly Increase Your Serving Size

    1. If everything goes well, but you are not getting the results you want, try doubling the serving. Every time you increase the serving, take a few days on that serving to see how your body feels.
    2. If increasing the serving size gives you unwanted effects, like making you sleepy, then lower the serving.
  10. Can You Take Too Much CBD Oil?

    1. CBD is not toxic. You would have to consume a lot to cause adverse effects.
    2. It can cause unwanted effects like making you too relaxed for certain activities like sports or work.
    3. Once you have found the right serving based on what product you are using, it will be best that you stick with that particular product.

Ways to Take CBD Oil

In order to discover which product(s) are right for you, let us explore the different ways to take CBD oil, while weighing the pros and cons. There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration when deciding which product(s) is best for you. Those factors are lifestyle, reason for using CBD oil, time of effect, and bioavailability of the method.

  1. Lifestyle
    When it comes to lifestyles, there are some product that are convenient, and others that are not. Some products will travel better, and others are simply more enjoyable to use. For traveling, capsules are a favored method. There isn’t anything to spill, drop, or break.
  2. Use Consideration
    There are ideal circumstances for each method of use. If you are using CBD to promote joint and muscle health, you are best off using topical product. However, if you are looking for a better night’s rest, then maybe a CBD tincture or soft gel is best for you.
  3. Time Consideration
    Mentioned before, different methods require different time frames to take effect. As an example, edibles can take an hour if not more to take effect.
  4. Bioavailability
    This is the amount of CBD that makes its way into the bloodstream. If time is not something you need to consider, your main focus should be the value. CBD is not as cheap as minerals and vitamins, and you want to get the most value for your money. A product with only 10% bioavailability will cause you to spend 5 times more than a product with 50% bioavailability.
  5. Serving Consideration
    Something else that you should consider is exactly how accurate you wish to be with the servings to take. It is easier to gauge the serving when it is in the form of capsules. Knowing that, let us look closer at the best was to use CBD, as well as the cons and pros of the individual ways of taking it.

CBD Oils and Tinctures

As we discussed earlier, there are a number of different products that makers will refer to as CBD oil. These products include everything to pure CBD infused oil from raw hemp extract. You will also find that a number of different types of oil are used as a base for CBD oil. There are some CBD products that contain added ingredients, such as, additional terpenes, vitamins, and essential oils.

Pros and Cons of Tinctures and Oils

      1. Tinctures are usually used at home, either in the evening or morning, and in certain situations, at work.
      2. The major downside with tinctures and oils are that they are not transported well. They have the potential to be messy when using them on the go. Normally, they come in bottles that are breakable with a breakable dropper. If you are looking for a product you can take on the go, you are probably not looking for tinctures.

CBD Oil Capsules

While there may be a case or two where you puncture a capsule to use on your skin, these are usually taken by mouth. These capsules are made with gelatin in order for it to dissolve in minutes inside your stomach. This will deliver the entire CBD serving. This also means that you will not absorb it into the mouth tissues or the tissues in your throat. Also, whether or not you take these capsules with food will determine how far through your digestive system it will make its way through.

Pros & Cons of Capsules

      1. As mentioned before, because of their ability to dissolve quickly, capsules deliver their serving directly into the stomach.
      2. Allowing for exact serving sizes, capsules are easy to use, while being convenient with no mess. If a soft gel CBD capsule is 25mg, assuming the manufacturer is reputable with solid production methods, you can be assured that you are getting 25mg of CBD.
      3. The one downside of the capsule is the time it takes to feel the effects. If you take a capsule on an empty stomach, the CBD will be absorbed directly into your stomach lining. This easily avoided by eating with the capsule.

CBD-Infused Topicals

Including skin gels, salves, oils, and balms, CBD-Infused topicals are infused with pure CBD or contain PCR CBD oil. Remember the rule, products with a broad spectrum of oils will contain cannabinoids and terpenes that are also beneficial. Topicals typically have additional ingredients that are beneficial and contribute to the effects desired. As an example, skin creams will most likely contain vitamin E, Collagen, moisturizers, and more. You will find ingredients that are meant to help pain creams penetrate deeper into the tissue while aiding in the relief of pain.

Pros & Cons of Topicals

      1. Topicals like CBD Gel / Salve are ideal for the use on specific areas of skin, joints, and underlying muscles. They deliver beneficial ingredients, such as CBD, directly to the spot applied. Doing the most good where it counts.
      2. Topicals commonly require time to apply. They can also be a little messy. This is probably not a concern if you use topicals regularly.
      3. Something to keep in mind, when taken internally, CBD will work its way throughout your body, this includes muscles, joints, and skin.
      4. On an important side note, massages are a great way to receive CBD. The oils used in massages are generally spread out over the body. Take this chance to give your skin the extra love it deserves. Just add CBD oil to the massage oil.

Methods of Inhalation

There are two types of devices for preparing CBD so it can be inhaled, nebulizers and vaporizers. A Nebulizer converts the CBD solution into a cloud or mist, but is currently less common. Vaporizers heat up CBD oil, causing it to evaporate and become a gas. For example, CBD Vape Pens.

Pros & Cons of CBD Inhalation

      1. Two advantages to inhalation is the quicker onset period, and it increases bioavailability.
      2. A nebulizer offers additional benefits of measured doses, it can be difficult to deliver exact amounts with vaporizers, commonly known as vape pens, are not made for vaporizing exact amounts. Instead, vape pens vary based on the size and depth of each inhalation.
      3. Certain chemicals may be harmful when vaporized. For instance, it is common for vape oils to contain polyethylene glycol (PEG), a petroleum-based chemical, this is also used in antifreeze and coolant. The FDA has approved it to use in food, but certain research suggests it becomes harmful to the lungs once vaporized. Currently, PURELY has no CBD inhalation products due to health risks.

How To Purchase High-Quality CBD

The market for CBD is quickly expanding, but with a growing popularity and demand plenty of bad companies are attempting to capitalize on the CBD trend, blending in with the good companies. For example, a bad company refers to those that cut corners to increase profits, no matter the consumer outcome. This includes using unsafe or inferior products. Other companies use a dishonest marketing strategy claiming to sell CBD oils, but the products contain trace amounts of CBD, if any. Furthermore, some sell products that may contain harmful synthetic CBD.

It is important to find a trustworthy manufacturer that uses natural CBD and terpenes, because quality should not be sacrificed with CBD oil products. Additionally, the Brightfield Group recently conducted a survey on CBD products, discovering 40% of products had less CBD amounts than advertised. Therefore, it can be challenging to determine which companies offer high quality CBD oil with the flooded CBD market.

How to Identify a Quality Company

When looking for a CBD company, you need to consider several factors which make CBD oil high-quality. For example, the variety and source of the hemp, which extraction method was used, and the quality of other ingredients.

A reputable company will offer information, so if you don’t see it on the website simply contact them to request more about the source of hemp, other ingredients, extraction method used, and third-party lab test results. If the company refuses to offer this information, keep looking. The market is full of reputable and respected high-quality CBD oil companies.

Preferred Hemp Sources

Recently, the United States has started rebuilding its hemp market, after being prohibited for over a century. Although hemp is farmed worldwide, some of the worlds finest quality hemp and cannabis products are produced in the U.S.

Not all hemp is the same. While PCR hemp is cultivated mainly for high terpenes and cannabinoids, industrial hemp mainly focuses on fiber and seeds, not the high cannabinoid or terpene levels. Therefore, industrial hemp will require further refining to produce CBD oil products with similar cannabinoid and terpene concentration as those with PCR hemp. This refining process removes most compounds with natural benefits.

When CBD products specifies industrial hemp, you can assume it has less CBD and terpenes compared to a PCR hemp-based product, or refined and lost many natural benefits. It is best to find products made from PCR hemp.

Typically, products from China or other Asian countries with low quality standards offer the lowest quality CBD products. It is common for CBD oil made in China to use industrial hemp strains low in cannabinoids and terpenes. Cheaper methods are frequently used for extraction, which destroy the terpenes and cannabinoids. Additionally, these products could be contaminated with biological toxins, such as mold. Furthermore, they could contain toxic pesticides that are illegal in the United States.

Quality of Other Ingredients

While refined pure extract and pure hemp products available, most CBD oil will include other ingredients, including essential oils or vegetable oil. Like with CBD, U.S produced products offer the highest quality, but those from Western Europe can also be high-quality. However, products from other places tend to be low-quality.

Look at the other ingredients, this can be a sign of the company cutting corners. For example, high-quality products include almond oil, MCT coconut oil, or hemp seed oil, which are healthy options. Meanwhile, low-quality products contain ingredients that are hard to pronounce, such as chemical names.

For instance, CBD vape oils commonly include an ingredient called polyethylene glycol, a chemical also found in antifreeze or coolant for cars. The FDA has approved it for consumption in food, but when vaporized evidence indicates it becomes a lung irritant. Although, MCT oil is an exception to this, standing for “medium chain triglycerides”.

MCT oil is extracted from coconut oil, which naturally contains the medium chain triglycerides. This is a main part of body fat in the human body, but sounds like a chemical. Therefore, MCT oil is easier on the body compared to raw coconut oil.

Additional exceptions exist to the ‘cannot pronounce’ rule. If you’re unsure, conduct research to determine a certain ingredient is healthy and safe, or a strategy for cutting corners.

Quality Testing

One factor that will need to be considered is third-party lab testing. Many serious manufacturers will send products to be tested to see if they have contaminants and to measure cannabinoid levels within the products.

Because different levels of CBD are produced from different crops and strains, the CBD oil’s potency may vary from batch to batch. Any good manufacturer will want to know just how much CBD will be in their product.

It is vital to know if the product has THC. The usage of THC can have consequences and you need to know if your CBD products have THC and how much is in it.

Most large manufacturers will provide a lab report for the batch that is produced. If the maker offers that information, give them major brownie points.

CBD Oil Health Claims

Most companies will sell CBD products and make serious health claims. These claims not supported by what the FDA requires and often it is a sign that the company is exaggerating. Avoid these products.

Finding a Trusted Manufacturer

A great way to narrow down CBD oil makers is to research the internet. You will notice if they have been portrayed in good light while others have bad reviews.

The more obscure, smaller companies may have high quality CBD, but do not have many reviews. Do some research and see if they make the cut.

Also remember that products that are not produced in the U.S. or Western Europe are poor quality. There are many great CBD oil producers in the U.S. that have high quality products and it is best to go with a U.S. made product.

A Word on The Dangers of Synthetic Cannabinoids

You may have seen news about people in Utah using CBD that contained a synthetic form. This is made in a lab instead of from the hemp plant. It is dangerous to use these products. Stay away from them.


It is vital that you have goals before starting CBD oil. Determine what effects of the CBD oil that you are looking for so that you can make a choice as to if it is working or not.

Determine Your Serving

If you are taking CBD oil for maintaining your health, then take low servings. Anything over 50mg may be more than you are needing. You may need less than 25mg each day.

You may be using CBD for something other than wellness and need a larger serving or you are medications that can interact with the CBD. There are many considerations and you will need to talk to a medical professional who knows a lot about CBD use to find the right serving.

Choose a Good Company and Stick with Them

Finding the right product from a high-quality maker is important. Once you find a trusted brand and the right product, stick with that for a good amount of time to find the effectiveness.

We hope that you will look at PURCBD by PURELY and consider us to be a great source of high-quality CBD products. We only use PCR hemp to create our CBD oil and this is extracted using supercritical CO2.

PURELY is a 100% THC Free company. Only the highest quality USA-Grown hemp and other ingredients are added to our products. Lastly, all of our products are tested to ensure that they do not have contamination and have the right CBD levels.