CBD has become incredibly popular in the last decade or so, and for good reason! However, because of varying legalities and an unregulated industry on both the cannabis plant and the cannabidiol compound and its precise effects on the human body, there is a lot of misinformation populating the internet. From the right products to buy to general information about CBD, the Palapa FAQs has got you covered!
What is CBD?
CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is the therapeutic, non-intoxicating compound produced by cannabis and hemp plants. Most commonly, it is extracted and processed to produce products such as oils, gummies, balms, or pet treats. These products have grown in popularity as methods to manage anxiety, stress, and pain, among other symptoms, in a more natural way. Many have compared the use of CBD as an alternative to pharmaceuticals for addressing these issues.
CBD is not the only name of the game — the other key compounds that are important to know about are CBN, CBG, and CBC.
CBN, or cannabinol, is an oxidative degradation product of THC, a natural analgesic, and is becoming popular because it's known for putting you to sleep.
- Studies on CBN have found that it may be a potent antibacterial agent.
- It may cause feelings of grogginess and has been shown to reduce heart rate.
CBG, or Cannabigerol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid usually found at low levels (<1%) when present in the plant. It is known for pain reduction and has been linked specifically to pain relating to glaucoma and headaches.
- Researchers have demonstrated both pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing effects.
- CBG reduces intraocular pressure, associated with glaucoma.
- CBG has been shown to have antibiotic properties and to inhibit platelet aggregation, which slows the rate of blood clotting.
CBC, or Cannabichromene, is a rare, non-psychoactive cannabinoid, usually found at low levels (<1%) when present in the plant. It has not been as widely studied as some of the other compounds, however, early research shows it may have some therapeutic and anti-anxiety effects.
- Research conducted has shown CBC has anti-depressant effects, 10x those of CBD.
- CBC has also been shown to improve the pain-relieving effects of THC.
- Studies have demonstrated that CBC has sedative effects, promoting relaxation.
Will CBD products make me high?
Many people associate cannabis with getting high, but none of our products will have this effect on our customers — these cannabis-derived products contain 0.03% to no THC, and so they will provide clear-headed, calming symptomatic relief.
How do I know which product to choose?
Since we have done the shopping for you, we have a team of incredibly knowledgeable product experts who know the products we stock very well. Whether you’re looking for a product to address issues associated with pain or need help easing your anxiety, our product experts will guide you to the best option. Feel free to get in touch for help! We also offer specially-curated boxes for specific needs.
Are these CBD products safe to take or use?
All of our products adhere to safe extraction processes, meaning there are no harmful chemical residues in the finished product. They are also grown under natural farming practices, which means the plant is free of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. The products are made from non-GMO hemp and are gluten-free.
Because your safety is of utmost importance, the reliability of the products we offer is paramount. All of the products that we carry are third-party tested. You can read more about our approach here.
What do I do if I need help with a product?
It’s simple: You get in touch with us! We have done the research and sifted through hundreds of products to ensure we only offer you the best. Our product experts will be sure to guide you to the product best suited for you. Get in touch here.
Can I return a product if I don’t like it?
Absolutely! We care hugely about your experience with us. If you are not totally satisfied with one of our products, please contact us within 30 days of your purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund or to make an exchange for a different product. However, you will be responsible for returning the unused portion of the product to us and for return shipping costs.
I want to give a gift certificate to a friend — do you offer these?
Indeed, we do! You can purchase a gift certificate here. Great choice!
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