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© 2019 by Solutions by Dr. Dave

GETTING STARTED

These tips are intended to be a starting point and provide basic guidelines,

it's important to keep in mind that everyone is different.

What works best for one person, might not work the same for another.

High CBD hemp-derived extracts are available in a variety of different concentrations and delivery methods. Taking tinctures (oil based drops) sublingually will absorb much faster into your blood stream than capsules. Capsules will have a slower release and last longer in your system.

It is best to listen to your own body. Be as consistent as possible when incorporating cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts into your daily regimen.

Commit to at least 30 days to allow adequate time to find your "sweet spot".

A good rule of thumb is start low and go slow as you increase your dose.

BASIC GUIDELINES

WEEK 1

1/4ml - 1/2ml
once a day

WEEK 2

1/4ml - 1/2ml
twice a day

WEEK 3

1/2ml - 1ml
twice a day

WEEK 4

1/2ml - 1ml
twice to three times a day

Dosing example based on 1ml dropper

If desired results are achieved, stay at this amount

When starting out, keep a log of how much, how often and what time of day you ingest CBD-rich products. This will help you determine what works best for you.

Consider discussing CBD with your doctor if a serious medical condition is involved. With their professional insights, they may have a recommendation

as to what serving size might be most beneficial.

Please note; CBD is processed by the same liver enzyme that metabolizes many pharmaceutical drugs. If you are taking pharmaceutical medication, we suggest leaving a window of time before or after taking prescribed medication.

The overall health and balance of our endocannabinoid system (ECS) are highly influenced by diet, exercise, sleep patterns and day-to-day stresses.

CBD and dozens of other cannabinoids play an important role in helping regulate our body and maintain balance. The cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds naturally occurring in trusted sources of hemp provide their own unique benefits and work together to regulate our ECS for optimal health and wellness.

FAQ

CBD stands for 'Cannabidiol' 

There are over 100 different cannabinoids that occur naturally in the flowering hemp plant. CBD is one of those cannabinoids. Our body naturally produces compounds called endocannabinoids (endo=inside), and the hemp plant produces phytocannabinoids (phyto=plant). You may see the term PCR used in certain hemp products. This stands for 'Phytocannabinoid Rich'.

Phytocannabinoids are found in other plant-based foods, such as tea, flax, carrots, rosemary, and much more, with the greatest concentration of phytocannbinoids found in hemp (Cannabis sativa)

Cannabinoids are defined as any molecule that binds to CB1 or CB2 receptors in our body. These receptors are part of the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) and are integral in regulating homeostasis in the body

CBD is a robust molecule that is easy to isolate. Most hemp-related products today are CBD isolate infused in a carrier oil. CBD in the presence of the other naturally occurring cannabinoids produces what is often referred to as the "entourage effect" or "ensemble effect"

WHAT IS CBD & CANNABINOIDS

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING CBD?

The FDA restricts what can be claimed by manufacturers and retailers of dietary supplements.

 

Common FDA-approved statements say CBD-rich hemp extracts can be useful for helping with exercise induced inflammation, everyday stresses, improved focus and lifted mood.

 

Research studies have found phytocannabinoids, including CBD in hemp-sourced extracts, may be effective in therapeutic protocols for many common conditions.

It is believed that CBD and other various cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant are essential to our endogenous cannabinoid system.

 

Taking cannabinoids primes the endocannabinoid system so that it is more effective at healing and restoring balance within the body. Supplementing with cannabinoids can support healthy immune function, relieve inflammation, regulate stress and anxiety, provide overall calming to the mind, and improve your energy and mood.

DOES CBD HAVE NEGATIVE INTERACTIONS

WITH PHARMACEUTICALS?

There are no contradictions however, taking CBD can change how the body metabolizes other pharmaceutical medications.

 

When ingested orally CBD is metabolized by subclasses of cytochrome P450 (CYP450). This is the same enzyme system that metabolizes most pharmaceuticals.

 

At very high doses, CBD can compete with pharmaceuticals and may cause prescription drug levels in the blood to vary more than what your physician expects

 

To avoid any potential risk, we suggest to take products high in CBD 3 hours before or after consuming prescribed medications.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM TAKING CBD?

When incorporating cannabinoids into your daily regimen, reaching your own "sweet spot" can be highly individual -where you feel your best, asymptomatic to stress, inflammation, chronic syndromes, combined with and awareness and sense of well-being. Some effects reported as:

 

   - Better Movement, less pain

   - Less stress and anxiety

   - Regulated sleep patterns, better sleep, more rested

   - Mood elevation, sense of calm.

   - Mental clarity. better focus

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE CBD?

Different delivery methods can have considerable variations in effects as well as the length of time cannabinoid stays in the body tissues.

 

  - CBD has 7-9 hour half-life

        *General use: Ingest hemp extracts 2-3x per day

  - Daily Use vs Situational Use

        *Chronic conditions: Take products daily

        *Occasional bouts with anxiety, inflammation, focus; use as needed.