Frequently Asked Questions
Can CBD Get Me High?
While the most abundant of the 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant is THC, the chemical responsible for the euphoric feeling people most associate with getting high, the second-most abundant compound found in cannabis is cannabidiol, what is popularly known as "CBD."
CBD is non-intoxicating and 100% natural. It has no known side effects aside from the occasional feelings of drowsiness or being lightheaded, which are rare.
From a health standpoint, both THC and CBD have similar medical benefits to users, helping with pain relief, limiting the sensation of nausea, and aiding with depression and anxiety. However, the two compounds differ most when viewed from an experiential standpoint, as CBD does not create the euphoric feeling of being high.
CBD can also help dampen the symptoms of epilepsy, and has been used to treat seizures, inflammation, some forms of bowel disease, migraines, and more.
How Do THC and CBD Differ Chemically?
From a chemical standpoint, CBD and THC (two of the most active cannabinoids in the cannabis plant) have an identical atomic weight. Both compounds consist of the same number of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. The different sensations users experience are the result of how those two compounds are arranged.
How Do I Use CBD Oil?
Generally speaking, there are only four ways to use CBD oil.
The first is orally, swallowing the oil drops directly or putting the CBD oil into a liquid you're drinking. The second is sublingually, which means that the CBD oil is held under the tongue prior to swallowing, sometimes for up to 90 seconds. Waiting helps the mucus membranes in the mouth to absorb the oil’s active ingredients.
The third way to use CBD oil is to apply it topically, by applying it directly to the skin. Once it is absorbed, the CBD finds its way into the bloodstream. Finally, CBD oil can be inhaled, often done using a vaporizer. Vaporizers heat up the CBD oil just enough so that it releases its active compounds, but avoids the harmful health effects that are associated with combustion (which occurs when you smoke a joint). The CBD makes its way to the bloodstream via the lungs.
Because CBD oil is such a versatile health product, the oil can be used in a variety of ways, limited only by your own creativity. For example, you can also cook with CBD by putting some drops into a pasta sauce or salad dressing.
What is Hemp, and is CBD Derived from It?
Hemp is a term used to classify certain types of cannabis plants, ones grown for industrial use. It is known to contain less than 0.3% THC, and is non-intoxicating. Hemp is used in many ways, and is one of the oldest known crops, first cultivated thousands of years ago.
More than a medical marvel, hemp fibres can also be used to create a variety of products including rope, paper, domestic and industrial textiles, and even building materials.
CBD can be derived from hemp. However, CBD is not generally found in the flowering buds of the cannabis plant, where THC is found.
What Types of CBD Products are Available on the Market?
My Supply Co. has a range of products available for purchase, however, more products are being developed every year, and the range of products will only increase over time. Some of the most popular ways to use CBD are by using CBD oil drops, CBD edibles, CBD topical creams and ointments, and CBD soft gels and capsules.