Now you can buy CBD in Pittsburgh! Visit our Blawnox location at 610 Center Ave. to learn more about why CBD is generating so much hype, or continue reading below to see what we have in stock.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an extract of the hemp plant. It’s one of many chemical compounds found in hemp. Although marijuana is one type of hemp plant, CBD supplements are made from industrial hemp plants that contain no THC. Using CBD, therefore, will not make you high. CBD is an active compound, though, that interacts with the body’s cannabinoid receptors. Anecdotal reports from CBD users — and a growing body of scientific studies — suggest that using a CBD supplement may have health benefits.
What Are the Benefits of CBD?
People have reported great results when using CBD for conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and nausea. Although the FDA has not yet approved CBD as a treatment for any condition, scientific evidence suggests that CBD may be an effective treatment for people with certain types of lifelong seizure disorders. CBD is already available as a prescription medication for seizures in many areas of the world. In the United States, the FDA has given “fast track” status to a CBD-based drug designed to combat seizures. When the maker of the drug submits its application, the FDA will process it quickly — although the fast track status doesn’t guarantee acceptance. Since cannabinoids affect people in different ways, you should try CBD to gauge its effects for yourself.
What Types of CBD Products Are Available?
One of the great things about CBD is that there are so many different ways in which you can use it. Some of the forms of CBD include:
- CBD Capsules: Take as directed on the bottle — usually 1-2 capsules per day.
- CBD Tinctures: Hold a few drops under the tongue for several seconds before swallowing.
- CBD Isolate: Dissolve in a bit of oil before consuming as a salad dressing or in baked goods.
- CBD Oil: Place on the skin and cover with a bandage or hold a few drops under the tongue for several seconds before swallowing.
- CBD Gummies and Other Edibles: Eat when needed.
- CBD Honey Sticks: Add to your favorite beverage.
Why Is CBD So Expensive?
CBD products are concentrated extracts that require a great deal of plant material to make. A single bottle of CBD oil may be the product of many hemp plants. Making CBD also requires time, special equipment and laboratory testing for purity and potency. When you buy any CBD product, it’ll have a label telling you exactly how much active CBD each serving contains. That level of precision doesn’t come easily, but it’s necessary to help you determine the dosage that works for your needs.
Will CBD Work for Me?
It’s impossible to say what effect CBD will have with your body’s unique chemistry until you try it. Although you may not notice an effect from using CBD at first, we recommend that you use the product for several days to build up a consistent level in your body before you decide whether it’s working. Unlike cannabis, CBD products contain no THC — so there isn’t an effect that you can feel immediately. After several days of using the product, though, you may notice an overall positive change.