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CBD Benefits & Uses Explained

What is CBD? 

CBD stands for cannabidiol which is a naturally occurring chemical compound (i.e. a cannabinoid) found in the cannabis plant, believed to have the transformative ability to help humans feel better.

Today, CBD has become an extremely popular way to help with all sorts of ailments—from insomnia and stress to anxiety and daily aches and pains, because it provides natural and therapeutic benefits without the intoxicating effects of THC. In other words, it can be a great and holistic addition to your existing wellness routine. 

CBD research by scientists and doctors around the world has produced incredibly exciting results—and CBD is now available in a wide array of products in all different forms, like tinctures, gummies, topical lotions, oils and more. 

 

What Are the Benefits of CBD? 

Glad you asked. The benefits of CBD have been explored and researched as treatment for conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, and arthritis. 

In our experience, we have found that CBD works best to address such conditions when paired with other naturally occurring cannabinoids to create highly effective and targeted formulas. For example, CBG, CBN and CBC are also cannabinoids that have slightly different benefits. When they’re paired together with CBD and other natural botanicals, this creates a powerful entourage effect. 

CBG (cannabigerol), is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to help relax your mind and body which is why we blend it with CBD in our calm and relief formulas. CBN (cannabinol), is believed to work as a natural sleep aid, and is included in our sleep formulas. CBC (cannabigerol) has also shown to help reduce inflammation and overall aches and pains and can be found in our topical relief performance spray. 

Here, Nick Jikomes, PhD, and Head of dosist’s Scientific Advisory Board breaks it down:

“Pharmaceutical drugs that affect many different targets are often described as “messy,” because they often have both benefits and side-effects. CBD seems to be a well-tolerated product, without severe side-effects, even when taken in high doses. CBD’s versatility, the fact that it acts on many different targets, may be why preclinical research suggests it may have multiple medical applications, ranging from pain & inflammation to anxiety & depression.”

 

How Does CBD Work? 

The human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is partly responsible for regulating sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. If an outside force, like an injury or illness, disrupts your body’s ideal internal operation the endocannabinoid system works to restore homeostasis. CBD and other cannabinoids work directly with this system in your body through receptor activity, which when sensing imbalance can process CBD to help aid in pain and inflammation relief, as well as help regulate appetite and sleep schedules, lower anxiety and so much more.

 

Will CBD Get Me High? 

No. Neither will CBG, CBN, or CBC because they do not contain psychoactive elements.  All of our dosist health products are made from isolated cannabinoids and don’t contain any THC, so you can use them in your wellness routine without concern of intoxication.

 

What is the Difference Between CBD & THC?

Though both are derived from the cannabis plant and have similar chemical structures, CBD and THC have different effects on the body.

CBD works with the elements in your body to help restore it to it’s most optimal state, resulting in feelings of wellbeing without producing a feeling of being ‘high’. THC binds with CB1 receptors in your brain’s central nervous system causing a euphoric sensation, or in other words, creating that ‘high’ feeling. 

dosist health formulas and products are all made with pure cannabinoid isolates including CBD, CBG, CBC & CBN and active plant ingredients measured in specific ratio combinations, and formulated into high concentration blends that contain 0% THC.  As such, consumers can use them to address key need states like stress, pain and sleep without the concern of intoxication.

 

Is All CBD Derived From Hemp? 

No. However, the majority of CBD is derived from hemp. This is because hemp plants contain far more CBD than THC. Our dosist health products are derived from hemp in pure cannabinoid isolates that contain 0% THC. 

 

What’s the difference between an isolate and a full-spectrum CBD product?

CBD isolate products like our dosist health CBD+ wellness solutions contain only CBD, CBN, CBG and CBC in their purest form – with no THC or other plant compounds. 

Full-spectrum CBD products contain small amounts of other cannabis compounds, like flavonoids and terpenes. Full-spectrum products also contain a small amount of THC. 

CBD isolate products deliver CBD in its purest form with no additional plant material and no THC. 

 

What Should I Look For When Shopping for CBD Products? 

There’s a lot of information about CBD out there. When shopping for a CBD product, keep in mind the primary wellness issue you need help with. 

If you’re looking for a CBD product for help with sleep, find one that includes both CBD and CBN, the cannabinoid believed to act as a natural sleep aid. Our dosist health sleep dose drops and vegan sleep cbd+ gummies feature this effective blend coupled with our fast-acting nanoblend™ technology to help you fall asleep and stay asleep longer.

If you are looking for a CBD solution to help with overall mind and body relaxation and easing of tension, look for a product that contains a blend of CBD and CBG, the cannabinoid known to have a relaxing effect. Our dosist health calm dose drops and vegan calm cbd+ gummies are excellent options for an overall feeling of ease.

For help with everyday aches and pains, look for a product with CBD and CBG and in the case of more performance/active consumers look for CBC, the cannabinoid known to affect pain perception. Our dosist health relief family offers a wide array of products including a topical roll-on, lotion and performance spray (featuring CBC) as well as ingestible products like our relief dose drops and vegan relief cbd+ gummies to help with aches and pains in a variety of convenient and effective formats.

Finally, it’s important to ensure your CBD products are made from organically grown hemp with environmentally-friendly and GAP-compliant growing methods and also important to ensure your products are tested and trusted . dosist health uses sun-grown hemp with no pesticides or herbicides in any of our products and dosist health also posts every single formula test result online for full consumer transparency, so you can feel confident in your purchase.

 

What’s a tincture? How is it different from CBD oil?

A CBD tincture is CBD that’s suspended under 60-70% distilled alcohol. It contains extracts of hemp (in liquid form) combined with a blend of alcohol, glycerin, or oil. 

Our dosist health dose drop products use CBD oils and differ from tinctures in that they feature a blend of CBD and CBG or CBN isolates and MCT oil with no alcohol or glycerin. Our oils also come in a dropper format, which helps maintain the quality, sustainability and bioavailability of the CBD. 

As a finishing touch, we blend in peppermint essential oil for a soothing mint taste. 

 

Which CBD product should I choose? 

Choosing a CBD product first depends on what effect you want to achieve. 

Want to feel better fast? dosist health dose drops or gummies are for you. They’re made with our exclusive nanoblend™ technology which allows for fast onset and bioavailability. In other words, they absorb faster, so you’ll feel the effects more quickly.

Feeling aches or pains? Topical formulas like our relief roll-on, lotion and performance spray are for you. 

Whether it’s pain or stress or sleep issues, our curated dosist health collection of wellness products has a formula & format that’s right for you.

 

Need a little help finding your CBD format & formula? 

Here’s a guide to help you choose the best dosist health products for your needs.

gummies 

Formulas: calm, sleep, relief

Best for:

Fast-acting results in a delicious, gluten-free vegan gummy. 

How to use it:

For a single dose, take one gummy and wait two hours to gauge the effect before taking another dose. 

dose drop

Formulas: calm, sleep, relief

Best for:

Fast-acting results in dropper form.

How to use it:

For a single dose, drop 0.25ml of formula under your tongue and hold for 15 seconds to activate before swallowing.

And remember, since our dose drops and gummies are all created with nanoblend™ technology, you’ll feel the effects in as little as 15 minutes.

topical products

Formula: relief

Best for:

Portable, fast-acting, to help with aches and pains anytime, anywhere.

How to use it:

Choose the product that fits your needs (oil, lotion or spray) and follow the directions for the appropriate application. For best results, apply several times a day for 10 consecutive days. For external use only. And, please do not use it on open or wounded skin.


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