“History can kiss my ass in Macy’s window.” Red Auerbach on the first NBA team to start 5 African-Americans.
As you consider the use of CBD, it is critical to consider the following three interrelated concepts:
PURITY, POTENCY, QUALITY
We recommend trying CBD if you desire to be more calm, less stressed, less anxious, more focused, or have less pain. Many have found CBN to aid disturbed sleep.
As regards pain, CBD may be beneficial if you frequently require NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for arthritic or other inflammatory pain. NSAIDS include: ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®), naproxen (Aleve®, Anaprox®), celecoxib (Celebrex®) and high dose aspirin. These common medications have significant risks, especially with chronic use, including stomach ulcers with potential perforation, kidney dysfunction or failure and liver toxicity. Other potential problems with NSAIDS are edema (fluid retention) and elevation of blood pressure, and prolonged bleeding after injury or surgery.
When using CBD for pain: very localized muscular or joint pain is best approached with the aerosol or cream applied directly to the area. Tinctures can be used for more generalized aches and pains, and both can be used concurrently.
Tinctures are best for diffuse aches and pain, and for any potential desired effect on anxiety and stress.
To date, there is no evidence of significant complications with the use of CBD, nor is there evidence of the development of addiction, tolerance or resistance to its effects. Side effects can occur and there are some potential drug interactions. This is discussed under “WHAT DO WE KNOW.”
FOR DIFFUSE OR DEEP PAIN, USE THE CBD TINCTURE
THE MORE SUPERFICIAL OR LOCALIZED YOUR PAIN, USE THE CREAM OR AEROSOL
Our CBN (Cannabinol) tincture can improve the quality of your sleep. CBN is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid, however primarily only found naturally in trace amounts in the cannabis plant. It is mostly found in plants that have been aged and stored.
It can also be derived from the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in the plant by heating and exposure to oxygen. It is said to be the most sedating of the cannabinoids and has some weaker anti-inflammatory effects.
CBN was actually the very first cannabinoid to be isolated from cannabis extract, in the late 1880’s.
Due to the long historic illegal nature of CBD and marijuana until the 2018 Farm Bill, there has been very little human research done on CBN and sleep. Tincture dosing is preferred again due to enhanced bioavailability.