We recommend refrigeration out of an abundance of caution. Prolonged exposure to sunlight or heat can cause the oil to prematurely spoil. Heat above 160°F will cause the PurCBD+ to breakdown and become ineffective. Refrigeration is the simplest way to ensure the longest possible shelf life. For most people, however, refrigeration isn't needed—it’s just ideal.
So how does it work? Scientists are still working out the details of how CBD works to calm the mind, though it seems that its effects on serotonin and glutamate production are part of that equation. This comprehensive 2015 review of scientific literature on CBD as a potential treatment for anxiety concluded that CBD has considerable potential and strongly recommended further study.
Full-spectrum CBD: These edibles, made by brands like CBDfx, consist of the entire hemp extract. Whereas isolate products are made by siphoning the CBD out of the extract, full-spectrum products are packed with other useful compounds, which help to enhance CBD’s benefits, too. These include cannabinoids, which are exclusive to hemp and cannabis, and terpenes, which are found in all plants.
CBD edibles are enjoyed for their healing effects. You will likely feel your anxiety calming, pain lessening, and your body relaxing after consuming CBD. Often you will also notice that you become more focused on the present moment as your anxieties and pains fade away. The point of consuming CBD edibles isn’t to alter your state of mind but rather remove the body’s distractions to bring yourself back to a fuller and more complete version of who you are.
If your animal has a tendency to panic, then you should be wary of any product that contains THC, since, for some animals and people, that cannabinoid can elicit a panic response. CBD, on the other hand, has been proven to help regulate panic. A 2017 article in Current Neuropharmacology reviewed both experimental lab animal and human studies, and researchers concluded that “CBD seems to be a promising drug for the treatment of PD [panic disorder].”
Drug tests test for THC. That is the chemical that creates the high in marijuana. CBD is not illegal and isn’t on standard drug screening tests. Hope that helps. I’m in pain management and looked into this before trying it. I didn’t feel any effect on my pain but I also have only tried it once or twice when a friend had some. I did notice that it helped me to relax and become less anxious.
There are numerous ways to get our dose of CBD, one of the most popular being CBD edibles. You’ve probably heard the “I ate too much of the delicious chocolate brownie and freaked the eff out” stories quite a few times. But, these stories would be referencing THC-infused brownies or edibles, not CBD edibles. The effects of CBD edibles aren’t as noticeable when compared to THC edibles, and you will not feel high or “trip out” in the traditional sense of the phrase.
Each case is unique, and you must consider your pet’s medical history. There are over 1500 prescription drugs for pets in the United States; each of them could interact in a different way with any supplement such as PurCBD. If your pet is on any prescription medication we recommend consulting with a veterinarian before administering any supplement, including our own. Our comprehensive dosing chart is the best place to start; the second page of the chart has a form to help you and your veterinarian coordinate the use of prescription meds with PurCBD. Here is the direct link to the planner: cbd for pets