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What Types of CBD Products are Best for First-Time Users?

As one learns more about cannabinoids and how they influence the already-existing-inside-you endocannabinoid system to elicit natural balancing effects on the body, you’ll likely be encouraged to incorporate cannabidiol (CBD) into your daily wellness regimen. With all the available CBD products out there, it can be confusing to determine which is the right product for you. This guide will help beginners identify the factors that are important to consider when choosing cannabinoid products.

Potency: How much CBD are you looking for?

CBD products can vary greatly in CBD concentration. Most product labels will clearly mark their CBD content per serving (if they don’t that is a clue to avoid that manufacturer). You’ll find products with as low as about 1 mg of CBD per serving, all the way up to 80 mg or more per serving. This wide range in CBD content gives those seeking CBD for its therapeutic benefits the opportunity to find the optimal level of the cannabinoid for their particular health situation.

When it comes to CBD, in most cases a little tends to go a long way. We suggest beginning with a low concentration product and then working up to a product with greater CBD concentration if needed. Most people find that taking a few milligrams of CBD a few times a day works well. However, some people may prefer a higher concentration. Chronic usage of up to 1,500 mg per day of CBD has been found to be well-tolerated in adults.

Receiving the benefits of adding Cannabidiol (broad or full spectrum) to your daily intake is a personal one. You need to be paying close attention to your body and how it feels without CBD in your system, and how it feels when you do. Daily dosage can be adjusted as you incrementally increase the mgs taken and the results you feel within.

Products like CBD tinctures and CBD gummies traditionally contain lower levels of CBD and are popular among those new to cannabinoids. Pure CBD oils and CBD capsules are commonly more ideal for those looking for products containing the highest amount of CBD.

Budget: How much are your comfortable budgeting each month?

Because of the wide variety of CBD products available, it’s possible for anyone to find an option that aligns with their budget. CBD products tend to increase in price as the amount of CBD increases. Other factors, such as the amount of processing and packaging put into a product, can also play a role in its final price.

Tinctures, which are blended with other oils or ingredients and therefore in general contain lower levels of CBD, are ideal for those looking for the most affordable CBD option. Pure CBD oil is optimal for those who have the financial capacity to invest in products with higher levels of CBD.

Delivery method: What type of CBD product would you enjoy most?

The type of CBD product you elect to use should be easily incorporated into your already established daily regimen.

Those looking for the most immediate effects would do best with pure CBD oil or CBD tinctures, which are taken under the tongue an absorbed sublingually. When CBD is absorbed under the tongue, it can bypass your digestive system to reach your blood stream more quickly.

For those who are always on the move and looking for the most convenient option, CBD tinctures, CBD chewing gummies, and CBD capsules are good options that are portable and are able to be taken quickly.

It’s because of their better flavoring that children typically prefer CBD tinctures and CBD gummies. For kids needing a product with higher levels of the cannabinoid, pure CBD oil can be mixed with yogurt or ice cream and taken orally.


The Endocannabinoid System Encourages Homeostasis – What Does That Mean?

When we talk here at Riparian Farms about the significance of cannabidiol (CBD) and the role that cannabinoids play in maintaining and improving our health, we’re referring to their influence on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and potentially improving its ability to maintain homeostasis.

For the non-scientific minds out there, homeostasis refers to any process or reaction that our body utilizes to actively maintain a constant internal environment. In many cases, these efforts to maintain balance are necessary for survival.

Automatic control systems throughout our bodies are constantly making adjustments to maintain ideal levels of vital conditions, such as oxygen levels, hydration and internal temperature. To maintain the necessary temperature of around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, for example, the body monitors for changes and if needed, signals an appropriate response. We sweat when our internal temperatures get too high, and shiver to produce heat when temperatures get too low.

It is similar to numerous balancing weights hung onto each other. If one side of one particular receptacle becomes injured or imbalanced than the other balancing levers move to compensate in an effort to maintain an overall balance. It may not be the most optimal configuration, but it achieves a new “balance” for the entirety of the full system to function.

We often experience this phenomena as we age, or as we injure ourselves in some way shape or fashion. A pulled muscle in our back or a sprained ankle puts more stress on the rest of the body as we move around our daily lives. And unlike an ankle that is sprained soon heals, sometimes that which we injure or becomes dysfunctional internally doesn’t heal unless there is some additional help for it to restore the original balance, or homeostasis.

Efforts to maintain homeostasis are constantly happening in the body, as our systems, including the endocannabinoid system, are constantly regulating several variables to adjust for any changes in our internal environment.

Why Homeostasis is Important for Health

To survive, grow and function, organisms must be able to maintain stable internal environments. Uncorrected disturbances to equilibrium can lead to health problems, ranging from minor symptoms like headaches to more serious diseases like cancer.

Diseases like arthritis, epilepsy, stroke, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and glaucoma are some of the conditions that have been linked to a loss of balance. Whether or not the body is able to adjust to changes and effectively maintain homeostasis directly impacts the likelihood that a disease will develop.

The Endocannabinoid System’s Role in Maintaining Homeostasis

Shown to have extensive influence over homeostasis, the endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating the biochemistry related to an array of processes. Pain management, immune response, appetite, energy regulation, mood, and memory are just some of the functions that are managed by the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system works to maintain homeostasis by utilizing cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors found throughout the immune system and central and peripheral nervous systems. When an imbalance is detected, the body naturally synthesizes cannabinoids to interact with the cannabinoid receptors, which in turn stimulate a chemical response that works to return the physiological process that is out of balance back to homeostasis. Cannabinoids are what allow communication and coordination between different cell types.

The body naturally synthesizes cannabinoids on demand, but scientists believe that in some cases not enough cannabinoids are created for the endocannabinoid system to work effectively. This condition, referred to as clinical endocannabinoid deficiency, has been linked to several health problems and diseases. In these cases, researchers have found evidence that supplementing with phytocannabinoids, such as CBD, may help the endocannabinoid system to function properly and lead to improved health.


Terpenes – What You Need to Know

So you been hearing about terpenes…(perhaps from us) and it’s gotten you a little confused? Let’s break this down for you:

Terpenes are the largest category and most diverse group of naturally occurring aromatic compounds found in the plants of God’s green earth. Over 800 different terpenes, with more than 15,000 terpenoids (a.k.a. isoprenoids or combinations of two or more terpenes or naturally occurring chemicals) have been discovered. You can find them in all sorts of plants which give them their aroma and probably have experienced their scents with any essential oil on the market. Terpenes are a hydrocarbon, which means they are made up of just carbon and hydrogen. Terpenoids, on the other hand are denatured or chemically modified via a curing or drying process.

If you have ever come across any essential oils type of product from the three or four major companies out in the marketplace, you have smelled a terpene. A major selling point of these types of aromatic products are their aromas, which can assist in the desired therapeutic end result someone using their products seek to have. It is not limited to oils manufactured by these companies, any product derived from a plant that has its corresponding aroma (perfumes, cleaners, finishes, even potpourri) has a terpene element to it.

The terpene isolates out on the market today are usually concentrates or distillates extracted through a mechanical distillation process.

It is worthy of noting that if a pure concentration of a terpene is to be handled, it should be with care! At high concentrations, terpenes can be dangerous if handled correctly. You need to have it diluted or added to another tincture utilizing a safe method of doing so.

Also worthy of noting is that terpenes, as well as the different CB compounds i.e. CBD, CBG, CBC, CBDA etc. are non-psychoactive and have proven medicinal value.

Commonly sold (here in particular) as concentrates in glass bottles with dropper caps terpenes have serious therapeutic power. Combine CBD with the right levels of beta caryophellene for anti-inflammatory and arthritis relief can have what they call an ‘entourage’ affect on what you want to take care of. You must make sure that you properly seal the container in which you store your choice of terpene, because they can diminish over the course of time exposed to the air.


Guide to Reading Your CBD Product Label

As you approach your CBD usage journey, it may seem that getting clear cut answers to our questions can be hard. Unlike a lot of other products, substances or compounds that have had years (decades and even centuries) of research and corporeal usage, CBD is relatively young and unfamiliar compounds of the Cannabis genus. Because, it is still classified under the FDA designation of a supplement, one needs to make sure that you are getting clear answers for the results you are looking for.

Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinoid product labels give you all kinds of information that can help you select the right product for your health needs. However, as you investigate the available cannabinoid products on the market, deciphering all the information on the labels can sometimes be perplexing.

Here we take a look at what you’ll often find on a CBD product label so you can better understand what you’re getting. We often reference the sample product label below.


CBD labels will always feature the manufacturer and/or distributor of the CBD product. This gives you the opportunity to research on your own whether the company has been historically reliable and trustworthy. It’s a good idea to look into the company’s testing standards so you can better ensure that you or your family member will be taking a product that’s pure and free of contaminants.

Serving Size Information

Most, but not all, CBD products will provide information on suggested Serving Size, Servings Per Unit, and Servings Per Package. This will give you an idea of the product’s volume so that you can determine how long it will last. On the example product label below, a 0.5-gram serving is suggested, and the product contains 20 total servings. That means if it’ll last you 20 days if you consume the 0.5-gram serving everyday. The Serving Size found on CBD packaging is a suggestion only. It’s best to follow your doctor’s guidance.

Carrier Oils

Some CBD manufacturers utilize common oil carriers to infuse the CBD isolate or Full Spectrum compounds. You need to be aware of which one is being used, so that if you have any allergies or experience side effects from what is being used. The most common ones utilized is Coconut oil and MCT Oil. Of which is made from a type of fat called medium-chain triglycerides. MCT molecules are smaller than those in most of the fats you eat (long-chain triglycerides [LCT]). This makes them easier to digest. You can absorb MCT in your bloodstream quickly. This turns it into energy you can use. Pay attention to what they use to get the CBD into your system.

Hemp Oil Content

CBD products derived from hemp will commonly include how much hemp oil is found in each serving. On the example product label, every 0.5-gram serving contains 0.5-grams of hemp oil. This means that the product contains pure hemp oil that is not blended with any other ingredients. Some labels will also share where from the hemp plant the oil was extracted. In the label example, the oil was extracted from the mature stalk of hemp.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Content

Every cannabinoid product label will include information on how much CBD found in each product serving. If the product contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it may include that potency information as well. Most commonly, this measurement is given in milligrams (mg). In the label example, each 0.5-gram serving of the CBD product contains 85mg of CBD. This is beneficial for those using CBD for its healing and therapeutic effects. You and your doctor may determine an optimal daily intake of CBD for your particular condition, and knowing how the potency in each serving will allow you to figure out how much of the product you should take.


Some CBD products are infused with natural sweeteners or sugar to improve their flavor. In the example label above, you can see that the product contains 0 grams of sugar. Whether you’re seeking a pure CBD oil product or want to opt for one that’s better tasting, this information will guide you in picking the right one.

Other Constituents

Unless the product has gone through an additional process to isolate the CBD or other cannabinoids, hemp oils will also contain the plant’s other natural constituents. CBD is just one of at least 100 cannabinoids found in hemp. In the example above, the label is letting you know that the product contains other cannabinoids besides CBD, as well as terpenes. Researchers have found that the cannabinoids, terpenes and other constituents naturally found in CBD oil work together to elicit healing effects in what’s known as the entourage effect.

This is not limited only to terpenes, other herbs like ashwaganda, or mullien are added for that entourage effect. Giving you additional boosts and benefits to the results of balance and replenishment you seek.

Cautions and Storage Instructions

CBD labels may provide caution messaging or instructions on how to best preserve your product. For example, manufacturers often recommend that CBD oil be stored in the refrigerator after opening. Other CBD products may recommend they be kept away from heat, light and humidity to preserve freshness. Often times, a product label will contain an expiration date, as CBD oil will go rancid over time.

Again, it’s important to remember that because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved CBD, there are no nationwide standardization or requirements when it comes to product labels. In these cases, it’s important to find a trustworthy manufacturer, as companies pledge to provide accurate information to customers, but no regulations are enforced. States with medical or adult use cannabinoid laws typically impose enforceable regulations on labels, and these labeling laws are unique to each state.


Top 10 CBD Facts and Myths: The Truth about Cannabidiol

The stigma concerning cannabidiol (CBD) oil is yet, still a large part of modern society. Having been roped into the “Reefer Madness” so long ago and confused with the high you can get with the Indica species of the Cannabis genus.  This stigma, though, seems to be decreasing.

The good news is that you have come to the right place by reading this article. Listed below are the top ten CBD facts that should be separated from myth.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about CBD oil.

The Legality of CBD Oil Throughout the United States Depends on How It’s Made

TRUE – Many people tend to avoid the possibility of purchasing CBD oil because they think it may be illegal. This, however, is not the case and is due to the spreading of misinformation about the substance. These fear tactics are only keeping the beneficial results from those who truly could use them.

While it is true that only some states allow for the medicinal or recreational use of marijuana (which is THC HEAVY and CBD lite), CBD tends to be a different story. The difference between the two substances is that CBD oil usually comes from hemp – the Sativa L species of Cannabis, which is not a psychoactive drug. (It could, though, come from marijuana, which would then be illegal in many states. so ALWAYS check from where your CBD is concentrated).

When CBD comes from hemp, the United States federally allows its purchase and consumption.

CBD Does Not Actually Get You High

TRUE – As mentioned above, proper CBD oil does not get anyone high. This is a common myth that really needs to be debunked because people could be missing out on the wonderful health benefits of the substance!

You might have heard of something called “THC,” which does, in fact, give the user a high when smoked as marijuana. Both CBD and THC come from either marijuana or hemp. The CBD oils talked about in this article, though, come from the calmer hemp plant.

Hemp-products are widely available and legal, so there is nothing for potential users to worry about along those lines.

The Health Benefits of CBD Are Extremely Worthwhile

TRUE – So, why do people even use CBD oil? The simple reason is for the health benefits. It is how your body’s endocannabinoid system incorporates the CBD compounds internally.

CBD oil has been used successfully to reduce chronic pain. This is a great benefit because common pain medications that are prescribed tend to bring with them a lot of nasty side effects.

The substance is also used to treat some minor mental issues such as anxiety. You might have even heard of it being used to treat serious cases of epilepsy. Whatever the case, CBD oil clearly has a wide range of effective uses.

CBD Is Still Undergoing a Ton of Research

FALSE – Not enough is being researched for such a promising and potential method of treatment. The good news is that the stigma around the substance is slowly decreasing due to plenty of research that is now being done. Soon enough, there won’t be enough misinformation about the safe, beneficial substance to deter people from making an informed purchase.

CBD Oil Isn’t Safe For Kids of All Ages

FALSE – One of the great benefits of CBD oil is that even your children CAN safely and effectively use the product. While this is not true about smoking marijuana itself, there are virtually no side effects other than positive outcomes that children experience when on this substance.

You might have heard about young children who seriously struggle with regular seizures almost every day of their lives. Once these children try CBD oil as a treatment, the number of seizures significantly drops.

You Don’t Need a Prescription to Get CBD Oil

TRUE AND FALSE – Presently this is the case. As more and more states, and the federal government look to accommodate what the general public would like, some states are looking to place CBD under heavier controls under doctors and pharmacists. As it stands in most places, however, CBD is that it can be legally purchased without getting a prescription. That’s right, even if you do have chronic pain, all you need to do is pay for the oil and it will be available to you.

You will no longer have to worry about whether or not you will run out of your script before you are able to refill it!

CBD Oil Does Not Give You a Hangover

TRUE – This is a myth that deters far too many people from trying the substance. They think that the after-effects of CBD use will outweigh any potential benefits. This is simply not the case.

Much like the actual use of marijuana, there is never any risk of dangerous lethargy, hangovers, or other serious side effects when using CBD oil. It would certainly be worth the time and effort to experiment with!

CBD Facts Are Not Universally Recognized

TRUE – There is still the problem of the societal stigma and the misinformation spread about CBD oil. Many conservative, traditional, or even faith-based communities completely shun the substance a tainted “illicit drug.”

This might be surprising to some readers who consider science to be universally recognized. When it comes to some things, no amount of science can explain the unwillingness of people to accept something outside of the norm.

It Matters How Much CBD Oil You Take

TRUE – Believe it or not, the dose you consume of CBD oil actually affects the effectiveness of the substance. This is true no matter what purpose you have to try out the oil.

Consider this, if you take too much (where the increase of the desired effect plateaus with the amount) you cannot “overdose” on it. We have an article here that details, and gives you sources which outlines on how much CBD oil you should take. You will find that even if the proper dosage seems to be flexible, it is still important to consider the best dosage for your body.

There are all kinds of factors that contribute to the proper dosage for any person. You need to listen to your body; Does your threshold of feeling a substances’ effects is quick or slow, high or low? And how long do you generally feel the effects of the substances are all factors you need to consider when taking anything into your body (this even goes for the foods you eat!).

It Is Easy To Acquire CBD Products

SO VERY TRUE! – If at this point, you are pretty much sold on the benefits of CBD oil, you’re in luck! This article aimed to debunk any myths and focus solely on CBD facts. The last fact you need to know about is that high-quality CBD oil is readily available no matter where you are in the United States.

Because it is legal, more research is coming out about it, and its stigma is breaking down, CBD oil is even available online. For example, check out our stock of supplies. You might find exactly what you have been looking for.

We know how important it is to stay responsible and informed on matters such as medicine and legal policy.

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How to Use CBD Oil to Fully Enjoy Its Benefits

Struggling with psoriasis or eczema flare-ups and dry, flaky skin? Or perhaps your joints hurt day and night? Before popping pills full of synthetic drugs, consider using a natural solution.

CBD oil, for instance, has emerged as one of the popular remedies for chronic pain and skin disorders. It may also balance your mood and relieve depression symptoms. Its therapeutic properties are confirmed by medical research and is published by the National Institute of Health.

Also known as cannabidiol, this natural compound is extracted from the cannabis genus hemp or marijuana plant species. It has a wide range of applications and carries none of the side effects associated with prescription drugs from Big Pharma.

Eager to learn more? Let’s see how to use CBD oil and what to expect from it.

Discover the Healing Power of Cannabidiol

From anxiety and stress relief to mental well-being, CBD oil has a large wealth of benefits found over the course of the last 10 years of study. It’s became so popular that the CBD market grew over what Forbes that it would in 2020 (which was 700 percent by that time). It is now a $4.9 BILLION market!

Millions of people worldwide swear by its healing power. However, only a few know truly how it works.

Cannabidiol is one of the 60 chemicals found in Hemp (and Cannabis sativa, the marijuana plant). Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it doesn’t have psychoactive properties. Basically, it doesn’t make you high.

Most types of CBD oil contain little or no THC. This makes it safe for general consumption and eliminates potential adverse reactions.

The end product contains pure cannabidiol diluted with carrier oils. Upon ingestion, it interacts with your body’s own endocannabinoid system, which regulates mood, appetite, sleep, and pain signals.

Hundreds of studies confirm its therapeutic properties. This natural compound appears to be effective in the treatment for:

  • Pain and inflammation
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Pediatric epilepsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Cancer

These health benefits are due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties. Furthermore, CBD oil protects against damage and lifts your mood.

It is wholly dependent on the amount of CBD you take. How many milligrams per dosage. Usually the higher the number of mgs you take can correspond to what you are looking to remedy. Because your body is going to utilize what it needs from the CBD in the system, any excess unused will just be sloughed off in your body’s waste systems. For example, someone who is looking to maintain their daily balance from inflammation may only take 50mg per day. On the other hand, if you are looking to have an effect in a cancer situation, one may look to take 1500mg or more a day.

If you’re wondering how to use CBD oil, assess your needs. The recommended dosage depends on your specific condition, and your own physiology. CBD and gaining benefits from its use is an individual experience, thus it is recommended you consult someone (doctor or otherwise) who has extensive experience with it.

Now, just as a reminder, none of these things have been approved by any government entity, the FDA in particular. These are officially anecdotal until more studies and the FDA embraces what people say they themselves are experiencing. So these are some of the things people have tried CBD to assist in getting better.

How to Use CBD Oil for Depression

Depression is the primary cause of disability worldwide. Over 300 million people are now struggling with this disorder. It affects their relationships, careers, and social lives as well as their mental and physical health.

Most cases of depression are treated with prescription drugs. Unfortunately, these meds carry potential side effects that require further treatment. Nausea, weight gain, drowsiness, and migraines are just a few to mention.

The good news is that CBD oil can help. In clinical trials, it has been shown to have antidepressant-like effects.

Cannabidiol also relieves anxiety and phobia apprehensions. In a study, subjects with social anxiety disorder who took 600 milligrams of CBD experienced less discomfort and anxiety compared to the placebo group.

To reap its benefits, start with a low dose, such as 40 milligrams. See how your body reacts and increase the dosage if necessary.

Take CBD Oil for Pain and Inflammation

Whether you suffer from arthritis, sports injuries, or muscle pain, CBD oil is a safe choice. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces swelling and eases your pain.

This natural compound has positive effects on the receptors in the endocannabinoid system, leading to pain relief. Plus, it’s a lot safer than most painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Dosage depends on the type and severity of pain. In general, it’s recommended to start with five to 10 milligrams per day. If your symptoms persist, increase the dose gradually.

Treat Psoriasis and Eczema with CBD Oil

Cannabidiol also appears to be effective in the treatment of skin disorders, such as psoriasis and eczema. This condition causes inflammation, itching, redness, and irritation. Most sufferers develop rashes behind their knees, inside their elbows, and on their faces.

Eczema symptoms usually flare up and then subside for weeks or even months. During flare-ups, the itching can redness can be severe.

CBD oil can help with eczema by fighting inflammation and balancing the immune system. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, it leaves your skin smooth and silky.

Depending on your needs, you can take this remedy by mouth or use CBD-infused topicals. Currently, there are several creams that contain CBD along with other healing ingredients, such as:

  • Olive oil
  • Apricot oil
  • Aloe vera
  • Chamomile extract
  • Citric acid

These natural compounds moisturize your skin and relieve itching. CBD oil helps prevents eczema flare-ups and alleviates its symptoms. All you need to do is to apply it on the affected areas.

Enjoy a Better Night’s Sleep

A staggering 10 percent of Americans are struggling with chronic insomnia. This disorder not only affects your quality of sleep but also impacts your mood, memory, and mental focus. In the long run, it may contribute to depression and cardiovascular problems.

Sleeping pills are not an option. Common side effects include dizziness, dry mouth, tingling in the limbs, and digestive distress. As your body adapts, addiction may occur.

Herbal sleep formulas aren’t better either. Some carry serious side effects, while others don’t work at all. That’s where CBD oil comes in.

This natural product relieves stress and calms your mind, leading to better sleep. It has emerged as one of the most effective treatments for insomnia and sleep disorders.

Even those who can’t sleep because of pain and aches can reap its benefits. Due to its calming effects, CBD relaxes your mind and body while keeping stress at bay. Unlike sleeping pills, it doesn’t cause fatigue and daytime drowsiness.

To catch more Zzz’s, take 10 to 20 milligrams of CBD before bedtime. If you still can’t fall asleep, gradually increase the dosage.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, cannabidiol has a plethora of benefits that surpass those of conventional drugs. These results are being experienced across the board. Now it could be possible that you don’t experience what they have – but there are no side effects to taking CBD, and no chance to overdose on it. It’s safer than most painkillers and antidepressants, producing fast results.

Proper dosage is the key. Too much of anything can be harmful to your health. If you’re not sure how to use CBD oil, consult a medical professional.

Also, choose quality CBD formulas from trusted providers. Check the labels for additives and preservatives. The best cannabidiol products contain all natural ingredients.

Are you ready to discover the healing power of CBD oil? If so, check out the reviews on our site or visit our online shop today!


A Guide to CBD Tinctures

The view on Hemp and Cannabis in general has taken a turn for the better. Not necessarily for the recreational uses on the Marijuana side, but the wider acceptance of what can be had, and the health benefits derived from phytocannabinoids in the ways to assist in treating a wide range of illnesses.

Most people, however, aren’t acquainted with the different forms of treatment available, thereby missing the opportunity to benefit from them. One of these many cannabinoid compound forms is the substance called CBD, which is short for cannabidiol.

Hemp based CBD can be delivered in a number of ways, but one way that you may not be familiar with is called a tincture. CBD tinctures are a simple, effective way to receive benefits, and they’re worth knowing about.

Understanding CBD Tinctures

Before we get into the details about tinctures, it would be helpful to have a little background about CBD and how it relates to hemp.

People often confuse the two best known active ingredients in products of this kind–CBD and THC. These terms represent two of the most prevalent cannabinoids found in hemp. (For purposes of this article, we are only discussing CBD from hemp and tinctures from Hemp Extract that contains the CBD, or cannabidiol)

Those who experience high levels of anxiety or physical pain can typically benefit from the commonly felt relaxation that CBD provides to the body’s endocannabinoid system; with most people finding it a better, safer alternative to opioids and anti-anxiety medication. THC is the cannabinoid found more prevalent in marijuana that produces a psychoactive high.  THC is also found in hemp, but generally in such low amounts that no one feels any sort of high from it.  And, for the purposes of this article, all products from hemp are required to have lower than .3% (3/10%) THC.  Again, this level is so low that no one feels any sort of high from it.

Many people think that CBD and THC only come from marijuana, but this is not correct. CBD also comes from hemp, making the product available without any connection to marijuana at all. This comes as a surprise to many people, making it a lot easier to access and sell legally in the United States.

CBD Also Comes From Hemp

Molecularily speaking, CBD is the same whether it comes from hemp or marijuana, but there are a few benefits to using hemp that make it a better option for creating CBD tinctures. First, it is widely legal and there isn’t as much of a taboo about growing and using Industrial Hemp. Marijuana’s name carries a lot of baggage with it (like a Schedule 1 drug still on a federal level), and hemp (which does not have that classification connected to it) is a simpler solution to getting CBD in that sense.

Second, hemp has a higher proportion of CBD, making it a better option in terms of volume and potency. Marijuana contains a high ratio of THC and a low amount of CBD, making it a less desirable option to extract CBD from.

Benefits of Using CBD

The primary benefit that has been found by many CBD users is pain relief. This is likely due to the fact that the substance has anti-inflammatory properties which serve to ease a lot of different kinds of pain. Pulled muscles, chronic pain, and arthritis are all reported to find CBD as an effective treatment option.

Reportedly, there are also mental illnesses that can benefit from the use of CBD. Research has shown that epilepsy can be treated by the substance. Social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression have all been reportedly treated with CBD. It reportedly has a calming effect over the overactive or “feiry” brain activity.

You may be thinking, that all that sounds good enough, but “I don’t want to smoke that stuff!” And that is totally fine. Many people prefer not to smoke anything at all, and people are better aware that how you ingest the CBD into your system i.e. smoke inhalation verses ingestion via the stomach verses in a tincture under the tongue that goes into the blood stream can all have differing effects on your experience with the compound.

Luckily, for those people who do not wish to smoke, there are numerous alternative options now. Things like brownies, gummies, drinks, and a lot more are all on the market for consumption. What’s nice about these concoctions is the fact that they are finely tuned to bring on certain effects.

Tinctures are one of these products and are quite possibly the easiest to consume and utilize.

What is a CBD Tincture?

Tinctures require a little bit of science to concoct, but it’s not too difficult to understand.

To begin with, a gooey secretion is extracted from the hemp plant.  Then, the higher quality products, like those from Riparian Farms, utilize the entire extract, the full spectrum to make tinctures.  Lesser quality companies use only CBD isolate which is “isolated” out of the extract.  Products using only CBD Isolate provide users only CBD.  But, products using the full spectrum extract provide users ALL of the cannabinoids, phytonutrients and other plant compounds naturally found in the plant.  Because of the wide range of additional compounds found in these types of products, most users report better results when using them than if they use products made with just CBD Isolate.

Regardless which form of CBD is used, either the full spectrum extract or the isolate is mixed into a carrier oil, such as MCT Oil from Coconut or Hemp Seed Oil.  In thus manner, a tincture can be created.

To add a little variety, creators have taken to introducing different elements to the mixture to add flavor. Fruity and aromatic flavors are commonly mixed with tinctures to enhance the flavor and effect. Others add more ingredients for a synergistic effect such as Tumeric, Ashwaghanda or Astralagus.  A tincture can contain several elements that can be tailored for specific targeted ailments and the desired results. Because this substance is so concentrated, it’s always recommended that the doses are smaller, more frequent, and controlled.

It’s important to carefully measure how much of a tincture you’re taking. The thing that’s so brilliant about tinctures is that they can be seamlessly mixed into meals, drinks, or anything else that you consume orally. This can sometimes allow for the effects to mix, as in the case of chamomile tea.

Tinctures are effective, in part, because the level of CBD that you’re receiving is so easily controlled and monitored. You can receive any amount, big or small, of CBD that you wish to. Simply increase or decrease the number of drops you take.  This is extremely important in terms of specialized medical cases.

Will it Get Me High?

Additionally, CBD tinctures from hemp don’t have enough THC to cause any sort of psychoactive high or that makes you anxious. This is a common concern among people. They think that just because CBD comes from “cannabis marijuana”, they will get high and have difficulty interacting with people or going about their day.  Since our products are from hemp, this issue does not exist with our products.

With tinctures made with CBD from hemp, you should be fine to carry on about your day.  Most people just report being a little bit more relaxed.

Interested in Learning More?

Hemp CBD tinctures are legal in all 50 states, so you’re free to give it a shot if you think it will help you. Maybe you have back pain, arthritis, or something else that’s bringing you down.

If you want to give CBD a shot at helping you, we have all the information you need.


How Much CBD Should I Take?

How Much CBD Should I Take? (Serving Size)

Before we get into any discussion here, please know the FDA requires us to treat Hemp based  CBD products as a food type of product (a dietary supplement) and not a treatment or cure for any health condition.  Further, the FDA does not allow us say how much CBD someone should take because if we recommend a certain amount for a particular condition, then, we are implying CBD can help for that condition.

So, we at WhatDoesCBDOilDoForYou are not able to recommend a particular amount to be taken by someone for a given condition.

Now, with that being said, we have had a website shared with us by a customer who said they found it’s information to be quite helpful for them and loved ones.  So, we are merely sharing this site for you to be aware of and are not necessarily endorsing or recommending the information on the page.  But, we have had several customers who have read the information on the page and have contacted us back thanking us for sharing it.  Again, we hope you find it helpful, but cannot and are not endorsing the information.

Website about: How Much CBD Should I Take?

You can click the link below to find the webpage that contains information relative to this question.  But, before you do, the first person who shared it with us adamantly pointed out that they had to read all the information in order to get the best use out of the webpage.  And, they wanted us to be aware of this so we would be sure to clearly advise people to READ ALL THE INFO and not just scan to the chart.  They scanned the chart first, began using CBD, were getting frustrated and returned to the page to ensure they were using what the page suggested.  Upon returning, they took the time to read all the information and realized they needed to tweak what they were doing.  After making those tweaks to their CBD usage, they became happy with the results.  So, here, we pass along that guidance recommended by them to tell you take the time to read everything and not just scan ahead to the chart.

So, Here is the Website you can Click on:  HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?

Now, again, we have to be clear….the FDA does not allow us to recommend any particular amount of CBD and any information from the website linked to above that you choose to use, you do so at your own discretion.  We provide the link only so you don’t have to search any further for it and because our existing customers have asked us to make this link available to others.

Please know that we truly appreciate all our customers and wish you the best sense of well-being you can reach.  Each day is to truly be lived with enjoyment and enthusiasm.  We hope you appreciate what we do for you and we always strive to provide you with the highest quality and purest products.

We hope you find our products helpful!


Before You Buy CBD Oil Online-Ask These Questions

Not every CBD product is created equal out there and when you start delving into the “what’s and wherefore’s” of it all it can be quite confusing. Knowing what questions to ask can assist you in getting the best option for what is ailing you whether it is from straight isolate CBD or a Full Spectrum of what the Hemp Plant can offer you.

Most people think that by smoking or eating Marijuana that it helps with anxieties, and stresses as well as calming the tremors, or cases of epileptic seizures. Although the THC that is ingested can assist in brain abnormalities, what most people are looking for is what relief they can have from the CBD that is present in their “Weed” intake. They want that thing!

The thing they’re talking about is how CBD can have an effect on their systems.

For those needing a refresh, CBD or cannabidiol is one of the many compounds, or cannabinoids, found both in cannabis sativa  (what most people know and think of with marijuana and still is federally illegal) and industrial hemp (gray area) that has shown clinical promise in treating anxiety and inflammation. Adding to its therapeutic legitimacy, CBD has been FDA-approved to be used in an epilepsy drug called Epidiolex making it the first of the many cannabis compounds to be federally recognized. Over the last few years, CBD’s become the darling of the wellness world, working its way into our juices, facials, creams, and cocktails, purportedly giving people the benefits of cannabis without the THC high. Which for most imbalances in the body is sufficient.

That notwithstanding, when it comes to cannabis in America, unless you’re buying cannabis connected CBD in a state where weed is recreationally legal or have a medical card in a legalized state, you’re shopping in the unregulated market that is industrial hemp CBD.

These unregulated markets come with some of the obvious risks; the lack of oversight, no uniformed certification of efficacy, false claims aplenty, the potential for dangerous pesticides and contaminants, just to name a few. Cannabis related products, in states where it’s legal, are regulated to a certain point. In most states, when you are talking about CBD in any store, it must contain less than .03% THC. Because the full spectrum of phytocannabinoids are present in the Sativa Marijuana as well as the Industrial Hemp. Any amount of THC above that, most states require a doctor’s prescription. You need to have the confidence that the CBD-dominant product, whether it be tinctures, topicals, vapes, and/or edibles on shelves are accountable to purity and accuracy tests.

When buying industrial hemp CBD, it can be a crap shoot. Because there is no set standard presently across the industry of CBD, manufacturing companies that use hemp CBD operate in a gray market with no oversight. Everything currently on the market for interstate CBD sales is unregulated under the supplement clause of the FDA. And product labels can be wildly different from what’s actually contained in the product. Multiple studies of CBD oil sold online have repeatedly exposed brands that misrepresent purity and CBD dosage levels.

How the hemp is grown can have some concerns. Pesticides, mold, and other contaminants are obviously substances you don’t want to be mainlining into your body, but properly dosed CBD is also crucial and can be a factor in what you need to buy. You need to have confidence that each dose you take has the amount of CBD you are looking for. When you ingest that gummy you want to know if you are truly getting that 25 mg of CBD that it says on the label.

That’s important because your body’s response to CBD dosage is bell-curved. Too little and you won’t feel anything; too much and it’ll dampen the impact with reported side effects like lethargy and diarrhea (not ideal). Given the lack of research into dosage and the variety of ailments CBD is used for, most people have to find their own “Goldilocks Zone”by testing out what dosage milligram amount can have the best effect you are looking to achieve.

CBD in all forms has enormous potential. Doctors are excited, the wellness community is excited, and I personally use it on a regular basis for pain and inflammation. But, like all things marketed as panaceas, be skeptical and do your research before buying. If you’re interested trying CBD, always talk to your doctor first (particularly if you’re on other medication, which can interact with the cannabinoid). Start with a small dose and work your way up

Don’t judge a brand just by its chic, well-designed label. Ask these questions before buying CBD anywhere:

Are they open about third party tests and willing to share the results? When in doubt, ask for multiple lab tests including from the farm and a third-party lab. They’ll list out contaminants, solvents, and the percentage of cannabinoids. Brands should be happy to share their results as they’ve invested in those tests. If they aren’t transparent, be truly suspect. Pay attention to the species of cannabis the CBD is being derived from, since you can’t travel across state lines with cannabis CBD, look for industrial hemp CBD brands that have well-sourced farms and openly share their certification tests.

Where is their CBD from? Hemp point of origin is important for two reasons; If your CBD isn’t from the U.S., it’s definitely not legal and, if they can’t tell you where the farms are, they may not know, and to be safe you need to know where the CBD is sourced from.

Is it full-spectrum? Full-spectrum is the use of the whole hemp plant vs. an isolate which extracts the CBD from the plant. Using marketing terms like “pure” and “all natural,” isolates are sometimes not hemp at all and synthesized in a lab. (That is why you want transparency from the store on how they source their CBD)  While the efficacy of full-spectrum is debated in the scientific community, anecdotes and a study in Israel favor full-spectrum.

Does the label list the amount of CBD per serving? Products called hemp oil or hemp extract may contain little-to-no actual CBD. Ensure as much as you can that every does you take has the stuff that will benefit you, otherwise you are just taking some MCT or Coconut Oil for nothing. Unless the label tells you how much CBD is in the bottle and how much CBD there is per serving, you can’t be sure it’s legit.

If you have any questions feel free to connect with us and get your answers!


Top 4 Must-Know Tips When Traveling & Flying with CBD

(This article pertains to flying within the United States.  If you’re flying elsewhere, you will want to check local regulations in whatever country in which you’re going to be flying.)

In 2021, it’s easier to get your hands on CBD oil than ever before. Whether it’s for medical purposes or just to relieve day to day stress and anxiety, more people are turning to CBD oil for relief. But now that it’s widely available, you’ll want to take it with you wherever you’re going — including on an airplane.

While CBD oil is derived from hemp — and therefore won’t get you high like THC — the regulations can get a little fuzzy. So can you bring CBD on a plane? Is it legal?

Short answer: Yes, it’s legal. As long as your CBD oil is derived from hemp, it’s perfectly legal to carry your CBD oil across state lines, regardless of whether or not marijuana is legal in that state.

But it can be a challenge to figure out how to get your CBD oil cleared by the TSA and through the long security lines. Before you even think about stepping on a plane, be sure to read over some tips you should keep in mind if you’re planning on flying with CBD oil.

We don’t want you to be that one that gets hassled, and more when you land at your destination (Here’s a recent Article) There have been many instances that someone was held up at the gate, or at TSA for their tincture that contained more THC than .03% most states require or that they are detained for having a controlled substance at the local police precinct.

To help you sort through the rules and regulations, here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.

Top 4 Must-Know Tips When Flying With CBD Oil

Even though you’re carrying CBD oil that’s derived from hemp, there are other types of oil that are still considered active cannabinoids, which could cause scrutiny by the TSA, the airport staff or others. This means you’ll have to take a few precautions and preparations to make sure you can get your CBD oil through security.

Let’s take a closer look at how you can take CBD oil onto a plane.

1. Don’t Worry About the TSA

Remember that the TSA isn’t there to look for illegal (or legal) drugs. Their primary concern is to maintain the safety of the airport and the aircraft.

In other words: They’re not patting you down to look for drugs. They’re looking for security threats like weapons or explosive devices.

They’re also keeping an eye out for the trafficking of drugs. As long as you’re carrying CBD oil that’d derived from hemp instead of cannabis–and you can prove it too (you should keep a copy of your printed order with your CBD Oil and the manufacturer’s certification of contents)–the TSA shouldn’t give you too much trouble.

2. Know the Rules

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for flying with CBD oil is knowing the rules.

First off, you need to check the rules of the airport. Double check that you’re transporting liquids in an appropriate container and look to see if there are any additional rules for the transportation of CBD oil.

Make sure you’re well-versed on the requirements before you think about packing CBD oil on your flight and comply with any regulations about the amount and the storage of your oil. Once you’re past security and aboard your flight, you’ll be in the clear until you reach your destination.

3. Bring Any and All Documentation

In the event that you do get stopped by TSA or local law enforcement, you need to be prepared.

Remember: Your CBD oil is perfectly legal. But if TSA officers notice something suspicious and potentially illegal, they’re likely to question you about it. Being prepared will just help you get through the line faster and avoid any long holdups. You should never be in any legal trouble for carrying hemp derived CBD oil.

If you’re using CBD for medical purpose and have documentation from a doctor, bring that with you. You might be questioned on the purpose of your CBD oil — so be sure you have an explanation ready.

Either way, be sure that your CBD oil has a THC content below 0.3% and is derived from hemp. If you can get a Certificate of Analysis that outlines the content of your product, bring that with you as well. All of these things will help if you find yourself being questioned.

4. Always Put Your CBD Oil in a Carry-On

You might be tempted to bypass all of this and put your CBD oil in your checked bags. But airport security is pretty tight, and it’s not easy to get one past the TSA. If it’s a small enough amount, you might get by, but it’s not worth the risk of your CBD oil being confiscated.

Always put your CBD oil in your carry-on instead of your checked luggage. Not only will this allow you to be there to show documentation or answer any questions that the TSA might have, but it reduces the likelihood that they’ll check your bag at all.

Red flags for the TSA include anything that they deem “suspicious,” so as long as your CBD oil is in a plastic bag and below the limit for fluids in a carry-on, it may not even be pulled aside for inspection.

If you try to avoid the hassle by stuffing it in your checked bag and airport security thinks that it’s an illegal substance, you might just find your CBD oil labeled contraband and removed from your bag without your consent.

The Bottom Line

As CBD oil and other hemp derived products become more and more popular across the country, it’s likely that regulations will become more lenient in the coming years. But until that time–stick to the rules and don’t take any risks. You and your CBD oil should make it to your destination without a problem.

If you know the rules and you stay prepared, flying with CBD oil can be easy and stress-free.

Interested in trying out CBD oil for yourself? Check out our selection of CBD oil drops, gummies, and Tinctures.