Terpenes are very complex, so instead of baffling you with science, we will give you a very basic guide to them.
Terpenes are found throughout nature in all sorts of things from food to plants to herbs. Terpenes are what give things a certain smell and taste. For example, the terpene Limonene is as the name suggests has a citrus quality to it. The most obvious place you'd find Limonene is in citrus fruits such as Lemons, Limes and Oranges but it can also be found in peppermint and rosemary.
Terpenes have been found to have their own unique properties, and there are several terpenes found in different strains of cannabis. These are what give the cannabis strains their smell and taste and because of their own unique properties play an important roll in 'The Entourage Effect'
Effectively cannabis and hemp are the same thing; they both fall under the same species of plant called ‘Cannabis Sativa L’.
Within this species there are 3 subspecies called Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Ruderalis. Genetically they are very similar, however they each have different characteristics, including height, leaf structure, flower density, flowering time and chemical composition – cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids etc. It is these characteristics that make the different subspecies so useful for such a variety of things.
Cannabis is generally cultivated for medicinal and recreational purposes and has a much higher concentration of the psychoactive compound THC. Hemp on the other hand, has been grown for industrial use for thousands of years for things like rope, textiles, fuel, construction materials, food, paper and body care. The term hemp can also be used to refer to strains of cannabis that have little or no THC (legally speaking less than 0.2%), so it will not get you ‘high’, but it does still contain a large number of other cannabinoids and useful compounds.
5% or ( 500mg ) refers to the total concentration of full spectrum extract which is mixed with hemp oil.
The extraction method is CO2 extraction – this allows for plant extraction without using harmful chemicals.
When starting, we always recommend starting LOW and SLOW. Use a low strength oil (between 2.5% - 5%). Start by using a low amount of drops per day, and then increase it over time.
WEEK 1 - Use 3 drops twice a day
WEEK 2 - Use 3 drops three times a day
WEEK 3 - Increase amount by 2 or drop on each application
WEEK 4 - increase as needed. You will find a level that suits you.
Once you have found that level, stick to that amount.
We also recommend a RESET. If you feel that the oil is no longer having any effect, you may want to try this. Stop taking the oil for 3 or 4 days. This allows your body to literally reset and purge any excess of extract.
Hemp CBD oil is the oil that has been used for tinctures, but the term has floated over to vaping community. You can take hemp oil orally; however, this oil produced for oral consumption and is not suitable for vaping.
You cannot Vape standard Hemp CBD Oil designed to be taken sublingually under the tongue. You can vape Hemp Vape Oil that is specifically designed to be vaped in a standard vaporizer. Hemp Vape Oil is mixed with a solution of MCT oil and natural flavorings for a satisfying vape experience.
Determining the ideal dose may require experimentation
How much CBD oil should you give your dog or cat? Whether you’re using hemp CBD oil for anxiety or pain relief, the right dose can vary quite a bit from one situation to the next. Some animals do not have as many receptors as others and you may need to experiment to find the right amount and how often. Start with a dose on the low end of the range and expect to see results in 30 – 60 minutes. If there is no change after an hour, increase the dosage.
CBD for dogs or cats dosing chart
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1 drop = 1mg of CBD
How to Give Your Dog or Cat Rhino Brothers CBD 5% Oil
Ideally CBD oil should be administered directly into your pet’s mouth, ideally under their tongue.
As I’m sure you know, dog’s and cat's aren’t too keen on taking medicine, so this can be a little tricky for some.
However, be patient and remember that your pet may even get used to the routine of taking their CBD oil. Many pet owners have told me that their dogs love licking it up.
If you’re having trouble administering the liquid, however, consider rewarding your dog with his/her favorite treat after taking their meds. This works well with our dogs.
Option number 2. Simple way...
Simply add two drops of a Hemp oil supplement per ten pounds of animal weight to their food once a day to help soothe pain and relieve stress. Larger dogs may require two servings a day.
No, absolutely not. THC is the only component of the cannabis plant the creates a psychoactive effect. CBD can actually decrease the psychoactive effects of THC when taken together. CBD is produced from hemp, which contains 0.2% or less of THC.
It’s easy to look at a bottle of CBD oil and think, wow they must be making a lot of money on this, but I can tell you, the margins are not super high for the retailers… They are pretty average.
The reason the price is so high though is the process to make CBD is very labor intensive. You start with planting seedlings, then harvest the crop 4 months later, after that you have to extract, distill and bottle the product.
The amount of labor involved is pretty high. As the industry progresses through the supply increase and production efficiencies will go up as well. As the product becomes more common, prices will come down.
Another way to look at it is this: how much do you value your health. Will taking CBD keep you from having to go to the doctor? Will it help you ditch other medications to offset the cost? Are there other supplements you are taking that you could eliminate for the benefits of CBD?
Sure, CBD seems expensive, but the benefits are overwhelming.
Short answer to this question is, maybe, but most likely. While CBD isn’t a silver bullet, it helps with a lot of things including: epilepsy, pain relief, reducing inflammation, improving sleep, helping with anxiety and depression, neurological conditions, as well as improved heart health.
Bottom line is, CBD is good for a lot of things, and there are very little known side effects. Best way to know if CBD is right for you is to give it a shot.
Yes. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advice patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. In some situations, it may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking CBD. See CBD-Drug Interactions: The Role of Cytochrome P450 for more information.
I can tell you from personal experience though, that my family has has had no known issues with drug interactions, so consult your physician before proceeding with CBD if you take other medications.
CBD may be safe itself, but it may interact with other medications a child is taking, that are also metabolized in the liver.
Much like grapefruit, CBD interferes with some of the enzymes needed to metabolize drugs in the system. Don’t give CBD to your child if they’re taking any medication that has a grapefruit warning.
If you're wondering whether it could help your child, find someone knowledgeable to consult. Typically we advise people to check with their child's doctor says. But there are many doctors who are not educated in the use of CBD for various conditions in kids so you may need to broaden your search. Usually, pediatric neurologists may be more familiar with it. Finding a "cannabis consultant" is also an option for figuring out the right dosing, which varies for each person.
The most common negative side effects of CBD are drowsiness and dry mouth, but these often go away after a couple of weeks.
Parents sometimes use CBD to treat some conditions in children, such as anxiety and hyperactivity. Caregivers may also use it for children on the autism spectrum to try to reduce certain symptoms of autism.
CBD hasn’t been tested extensively for safety or for effectiveness in children. While there’s promising research about CBD, especially for seizure control, much is still not known about it.
Some parents are comfortable giving it to their children, while others are not.
Many parents have reported that CBD oil is beneficial for their children. However, when it comes to your child, take a buyer beware approach. Always talk to your child’s pediatrician before starting any new supplements or medications.
When you take them, try and avoid foods that are too acidic such as soft drinks and juices, very hot foods or alcoholic drinks. Such foods can kill microbes and interfere with the benefits of the supplement.