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What Is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical compound classified as a phytocannabinoid and found prominently in the hemp plant. CBD is a specific non-psychoactive cannabinoid which positively affects all biological systems in the body via the endocannabinoid system and is known to provide a host of health benefits for humans and animals.
Cannabinoids are a diverse class of organic chemical compounds that are naturally produced in all manner of living things. When produced within plants they are called phytocannabinoids. When produced within humans and animals they are called endocannabinoids. Our bodies contain hundreds of these endocannabinoids, which act upon our neural cell receptors (CB1 and CB2) altering the release of neurotransmitters. CB1 receptors are located mostly in the brain and CB2 receptors are spread throughout the body. Phytocannabinoids are almost identical in physical structure to endocannabinoids, which allows them to interact with the internal system that our endocannabinoids use, the endocannabinoid eystem or ECS.
Within our bodies there exists a complex network of receptors called the endocannabinoid system or ECS for short. This system operates throughout the body to send and receive important chemical messages for our health and for maintaining homeostasis in the body. Recent studies have shown that the ECS interacts primarily with our nervous and immune systems and is responsible for balancing and optimizing functions such as sleep, relaxation, appetite moderation, controlling inflammatory and pain responses and enhancing cognitive abilities like mood and memory.
Our endocannabinoid system, under normal circumstances, is maintained by our healthy body’s natural ability to produce endocannabinoids. When there is a deficiency of endocannabinoids in the body due to aging or other impairing factors like stress, it affects how we feel and can become problematic for our optimal functioning. Supplementation with CBD is known to help offset this deficiency and restore optimal health.
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis species, which exhibits high levels of CBD and low levels of THC (less than0- 0.3%). Conversely, marijuana contains anywhere from 5-30% THC and various amounts of CBD, CBN, THVC and other cannabinoids. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive cannabinoid prominent in marijuana that is responsible for giving a “high.”
Although both hemp and marijuana are classified as cannabis species, their appearance, chemical composition, cultivation and applications are entirely different. Hemp is one of the world’s oldest domesticated crops and it is seeing resurgence after years of misconception banned it alongside its psychoactive relative, marijuana. Updated legislation worldwide has made industrial hemp available for use in over 25,000 possible applications including dietary supplementation, skin products, clothing, building materials and accessories.
No, CBD is entirely non-psychoactive. It does not result in the feelings of euphoria associated with ingesting THC from marijuana nor does it elicit any sensation of being “high” or “stoned.” Full Spectrum CBD with NO THC is recommended.
Life X-Cel CBD full-spectrum tinctures are formulated using industrial hemp-derived CBD which is cultivated and processed to have 0% THC. Molecules in hemp block CB1 receptors, preventing THC from triggering them. In effect, CBD actually prevents the experience of a high. Life X-Cel CBD isolate, full spectrum tinctures and SeaCream contain 0% THC.
Employment drug tests are designed to detect impairment not supplementation so most tests are not designed to detect CBD but rather to detect THC. Because there are trace amounts of THC in most hemp-derived CBD products, the regular consumption of very high doses of CBD (over 1000mg/day) may trigger a false positive result. It is, however, extremely unlikely that even high doses of CBD products would exceed allowable limits of THC per milliliter of urine. Many employers in legal areas are now looking past a THC-positive test result due to an inability for standardized tests to determine impairment and due to increasing use because of legalization. Please check your local laws for details that apply to you. Some pre-surgical medical tests will test for CBD because it interacts with anesthesia. We recommend full disclosure of our product use to your medical professionals.
If trace amounts of THC are a concern for you we recommend using our CBD isolate tincture which has 0% THC.
Yes. Whether derived from hemp or marijuana, biological interactions of the CBD molecule in the human body are the same. CBD is CBD. The key to potency is the bioavailability of the CBD molecule, which is determined by two factors: size and potentiation. Life X-Cel enhanced by Vitality ensures the highest possible potency by using technology to fractionate CBD crystals into nanoparticles for significantly higher bioavailability. Our full-spectrum tinctures contain additional hemp plant compounds that further enhance the uptake of CBD, including cannabinoids and terpenes that work synergistically to affect your ECS.
Yes, taking CBD is proven to be completely safe and non-toxic assuming the hemp plant it is derived from is high quality and farmed with organic standards. Life X-Cel enhanced by Vitality CBD employs rigorous GMP standards of testing to ensure that the hemp sources for our CBD are organic and do not contain pesticides, heavy metals, microbials or solvents.
Yes, when accurate doses are administered based on body weight and the plant source of the CBD meets high quality standards, CBD is completely safe for pets. Life X-Cel enhanced by Vitality CBD also offers tinctures specifically formulated for animals. Please refer to our dosing chart to determine the appropriate strength and dosage to administer to children and pets.
No, CBD is not an addictive substance nor are there withdrawal symptoms upon ceasing to take it. CBD does not produce an excessive release of dopamine, therefore the euphoria associated with opioids or THC, or the relaxing effect of nicotine do not occur when taking CBD. CBD merely works to balance natural levels of neurotransmitters in the brain and nervous system. If there is an excess of one neurotransmitter, CBD will help to lower it, and if there is a deficiency of another, CBD will help to restore it back to an optimal level.
Early research suggests that developing a tolerance for CBD is an opposite phenomenon to developing a tolerance for THC, involving what is known as a reverse tolerance. With reverse tolerance, continued use of CBD results in a continually lesser dose being needed to achieve the same effects over time. THC diminishes the effectiveness of receptors in the endocannabinoid system with repeated use. Conversely, over time, CBD promotes increased activity in these receptor cells so there is no breakdown of the interaction between CBD and the endocannabinoid system and the CBD can stay continually active without diminishing its own effectiveness. Many CBD users have reported using lower doses as time goes on to sustain their desired effects, proving to be both therapeutically and financially beneficial for them.
Cannabidiol is known to be non-toxic, with no known fatal overdose levels ever reported. Studies have shown that chronic use and high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are well tolerated in humans. Doses exceeding this amount may, in rare cases, result in the minor side effects and may interfere with the efficacy of certain medications. Always consult your physician when trying a new supplement such as CBD in you health care regimen.
At this time, we are not allowed to make outright claims about the benefits of our CBD products. We encourage you to do your own research and talk to your doctor first before starting any new nutritional and dietary supplement regimen.
However, CBD is widely known to offer many health benefits through promoting homeostasis in the body. When systems of the body are stressed, depleted or overworked, illness, pain or disorders occur. By balancing the endocannabinoid system, CBD acts to restore optimal functioning of these systems so they can correct themselves to healthier states. Hence, CBD doesn’t heal directly rather it facilitates the body’s own sophisticated self-healing and self-regulating capacities.
Reported benefits of taking CBD include:
Life X-Cel is produced by Vitality Health CBD that is an industry leader in CBD quality, enhancement and innovation. Not only do we ensure the highest possible standards of ingredient quality and safety through multiple levels of transparent third party testing but our patented BioPrime™ nano-formulation process ensures that you are receiving the most potent, bioavailable and effective CBD products available.
BioPrime™ CBD molecules range from 50-100 nanometers in size, roughly 1000 times smaller than regular CBD crystals. BioPrime™ CBD molecules are achieved by putting CBD crystals through a patented process. In BioPrime™ form the small size of the CBD molecule make it up to 100 times more bioavailable than competing CBD products that are not nano-particularized. This means a much higher absorption rate in the body resulting in more efficient and effective results using less product. In comparison, much of the effective ingredient in other non-nanoparticle CBD products is rendered ineffective as it is denatured in the stomach, liver or intestines before absorption can occur.
Store tinctures and salves in a cool, dry place to prevent degradation. Tinctures may be stored in the fridge.
Once opened, Life X-Cel CBD products have a shelf life of up to 2 years, longer if kept refrigerated.
To be safe, please always consult your doctor before using Life X-Cel products in conjunction with other medications. CBD has no harmful side effects when used on its own but may interact with some prescribed medications. It can have a cumulative effect with some sedatives and can inhibit enzymes required for metabolizing certain pharmaceutical drugs (like hepatic drugs) and botanical medicines.
We are prohibited to discuss with you any disease or condition in conjunction with our products. We are not physicians and cannot make claims that would prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease or condition you may have. Please always consult and inform your doctor before deciding to use CBD and do your research.
Life X-Cel products are do not contain ingredients that commonly cause sensitivities or allergic reactions like wheat, gluten, eggs, sugar, alcohol, preservatives or dairy so are highly unlikely to cause a reaction. Please look at ingredients list before using i.e. MCT carrier is derived from coconuts.
Life X-Cel producer undertakes multiple levels of third party testing to ensure safety and potency of our products and ingredients. Furthermore, the testing reports (COAs) are transparent and available for public review upon request.
No, our rigorous testing standards ensure that these toxins are not at all present in our products.
The natural oxidation of the MCT carrier oil may cause it to turn purple or pink. This is normal and will not alter the effectiveness of the CBD molecules.
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