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We get this question a lot from new CBD users. Here are some things to consider.

There is an expectation that when you use CBD products you'll immediately feel their effects after taking them. Consider that CBD needs to absorb into the bloodstream to begin working. That can take some time to kick in. For instance, new users of CBD tincture may not experience anything until they've taken it on a regular basis for several weeks. Don't let this frustrate you.

Be patient. We suggest taking three to four weeks of regular dosage before noticing a difference. What is going on during this period of time? First, your body is adjusting to new cannabinoids in your system. Next, you may have to make adjustments in your dosage. We suggest beginning with a small dosage and working your way up to the dose that works best for your conditions. Last, consider changing types of CBD say from gummies to tinctures. You may even want to change brands. That's why we offer many different brands on Sea King CBD.

It's not that one brand is better than the other. They're ALL good brands; that's why we chose them. They are different, just like each of our customers is different. We've put together a specific mix of products so our customers have choices. Plus, keep in mind that your purchase is backed by our 100% Peace of Mind Guarantee.

Just like most other substances the answer is yes. However, a toxic dose of CBD would be somewhere around 20,000 mg of CBD taken all at once. Depending on the amount of CBD that would be like taking from 30 to 200 entire bottles of CBD all at once. That amount of CBD would be far above any amount we would ever recommend so you needn’t worry about taking too much CBD.¹

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The short answer is no. The general consensus among professionals and even the World Health Organization, is that even in extremely large doses like the previously mentioned does of 20,000mg of CBD, it may cause extreme drowsiness, lethargy, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, and other unpleasant, disorienting side effects, but not death. ¹

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CBD may help to reduce pain by acting on a variety of biological processes in the body. CBD has been shown to have the potential to work as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023045/

CBD may also reduce the anxiety that people living with chronic pain often experience. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/

There is no one "best" CBD oil for pain. The strength of CBD in the oil, the quality of the oil, and other factors. such as your pain condition, how you consume the CBD, and your body chemistry. An important consideration will be what type of CBD you choose —Isolate, Broad Spectrum, or Full Spectrum. It is also important to know you are buying a trustworthy product, especially because the CBD market is not regulated. Products sold on Sea King CBD are all independently tested by third[party labs to have 0.3% of less THC, which is the legal limit. You can read the Certificates of Authenticity (COA) posted with each product.

In short it refers to the ability of the CBD to be absorbed and used by the body. The higher the bioavailability, the more CBD gets into the bloodstream. Gummy and other edible CBD products that are ingested have a lower bioavailability than a CBD oil or tincture has. Why? Because ingested CBD products to through the digestive process which breaks down the amount of CBD available to be absorbed. Oils and tinctures are taken sublingually, or under the tongue, where there are small many small membranes that absorb the CBD into the bloodstream.

That depends on how you administer your CBD oil. The most predictable consumption method is sublingual (under the tongue). You can also use sprays, tinctures, and topicals. According to the American Arthritis Foundation, effects are usually felt within 15 to 45 minutes if take sublingually. However, there are other factors to consider such as your weight; your metabolism; your diet; the severity of the condition being treated; and your tolerance to CBD.

The dosage of CBD that works for your pain will depend on the amount/percentage of CBD in the product. How it is administered is also a factor (whether by mouth, inhalation, or topical application). And there are other factors to consider such as your metabolism, your diet, the severity of the condition being treated, and your tolerance to CBD. Some websites offer CBD calculators to determine a starting dose. We recommend consulting a your doctor or medical practitioner before choosing a CBD dosage. If your neither offers a recommendation, it is best to start small (5 - 10mg) and gradually increase the dose from there until you achieve the desired effect. Remember, CBD is safe and overdosing is virtually impossible .

CBD oil and tinctures are similar products. They both contain CBD derived from hemp or other plants in the Cannabis sativa family. However, although people often interchange CBD oil and CBD tincture, they are different products.

The main difference between the two is the method of extracting CBD. For oil, manufacturers use carbon dioxide, but for tinctures, they utilize alcohol. You can read more about the extraction process in our Extraction Process article.

Through these different extraction methods, manufacturers end up with slightly different products: CBD oil contains CBD suspended in a carrier oil, while tinctures are typically glycerin- or alcohol-based solutions.

Generally, CBD oils contain a higher potency of CBD, while tinctures have a longer shelf life. Also, people can use CBD oil orally or topically. It is not advisable to use tinctures on the skin.

According to specific definitions it's any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability to survive. The term was derived from the Greek words for "same" and "steady,". Homeostatic processes act at the level of the cell, the tissue, and the organ, as well as at the level of the organism as a whole, referred to as allostasis. Examples of homeostasis in the human body are the regulation of body temperature, regulation of water in the blood by the kidneys, blood glucose, blood pressure, and various pH levels.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in the brain. Its role in our physiology is to primarily influence neuronal synaptic communication, and affect biological functions such as eating, anxiety, learning and memory, reproduction, metabolism, growth and development by way of an array of actions throughout the nervous system.

You can read more about it here.

The eCB Systems is another way of stating the Endocannabinoid System. You can read more about it here.

Endogenous cannabinoids are produced naturally in the body and regulate mood, sleep, pain, and other basic functions. These cannabinoids are also referred to as endocannabinoids.

Terpenes are the primary constituents of essential oils and are responsible for the aroma characteristics of cannabis. Together with the cannabinoids, terpenes help provide the full benefits of the entourage effect. Hundreds of terpenes are identified that allude to cannabis sensory attributes, contributing largely to the consumer’s experiences and market price. They also enhance many therapeutic benefits, especially as aromatherapy.

Terpenes are generally considered safe. These organic substances can have a range of positive effects on our health. For instance, they can indirectly increase dopamine levels, positively affecting our mood; terpenes are also known for their stress-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties on top of being able to enhance the therapeutic properties of cannabis. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7763918/]

There are over 500 phytochemicals in cannabis. As of February 2020, there are 400 known terpenes; however, very few have been examined at the functional level.

Please note: Full Spectrum CBD contains all the naturally occurring cannabis plant compounds, including CBD, THC, terpenes, and flavonoids. Some companies such as Nirvalla, add terpenes to their Isolate formulas.

Exogenous cannabinoids are introduced to the body from an outside source. For example, CBD is an exogenous cannabinoid. They are also referred to as phytocannabinoids.

Flavonoids are a diverse group of phytonutrients found in almost all fruits and vegetables. Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are natural chemicals found in various plant foods. (Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals.) Flavonoids are the largest group of phytonutrients, with more than 6,000 types. These chemicals help protect plants from various threats and are responsible for the vivid colors in fruits and vegetables.

Flavonoids have been shown to have beneficial anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic qualities. They can be isolated and have become an important component used in nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, medicinal, cosmetic, and CBD applications.

Please note: Full Spectrum CBD contains all the naturally occurring cannabis plant compounds, including CBD, THC, terpenes, and flavonoids.

The short answer is yes. If you wish to order bulk items please contact us directly to discuss your needs. There will be minimum order quantities and other conditions may apply.

Yes it is. CBD found in cannabis pet supplements in the products we carry is sourced from hemp, a variety of cannabis that naturally contains extremely low concentrations of THC, which is the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana. As a result, CBD is non-psychoactive and safe to be used on pets. According to the Anti Cruelty Society, "As cannabidiol for pets gains popularity, the products are becoming more diverse. These are available as treats and as an oil (called cannabigerol or CBG). Early research has shown that CBG may help with anxiety and depression and that it is mildly energizing compared to CBD which usually has a calming and relaxing effect." A Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine study found dogs given CBD at a rate of 4.4 mg per pound twice daily for a month showed significant improvement in pain relief and quality of life.

The thing to keep in mind is the size and weight of your pet. For example, Fido Therapy's 5mg treats are ideal for dogs and cats. Since the dosing goes by weight, cats can consume up to 2 treats a day depending on what the owner's goal is. If it is for a daily treat for nutritional consumption, then a half a treat in a.m. and p.m. is great. On the other hand, if there is anxiety or stress that needs to be controlled, Fido Therapy recommends a full 5mg treat in a.m. and p.m. If the cat (or dog) shows signs of loose stool or vomiting, then there is too much CBD in their system and it would be best to back off and reduce the amount of treats.

For more information on this, please read Fido Therapy FAQs.

Trichomes are tiny, hair-like outgrowths found on the surface of cannabis flowers, leaves, and other areas of the cannabis plant. They have several functions including the production of the plant's cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. During the growth process of the hemp plant, trichomes also serve as a defense mechanism against animals and insects. Their bitter taste and strong aroma serve as a deterrent against them.

There are two main reasons why clean water is important for hemp growing (1) Clean water helps prevent disease; (2) hemp plants need to absorb many nutrients and clean water helps ensure they will absorb all the nutrients they need.

Disease Prevention: Hemp plants are very sensitive to contaminants. If the water supply is polluted it can introduce harmful bacteria and viruses into the soil. This will potentially lead to disease. Contaminated water may even kill hemp plants.

Nutrient Absorption: Hemp plants will grow healthy and strong if they absorb all of the nutrients in the soil. Polluted water can block the roots from absorbing these nutrients, which will stunt the plant’s growth.

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