By: Baker Brooks-DeMare
March 25th, 2019
Does CBD make me high?
When first looking into the benefits of hemp, this was my first question and biggest concern. I wanted to make sure this was something that would benefit my body, but not compromise my every day decision making and executive functioning. As legalization of marijuana becomes more on the forefront, it may be easy to lump CBD and hemp into the same category – when in fact they are not the same.
According to the World Health Organization in December of 2017, “cannabidoil does not appear to have abuse potential or cause harm.” Later they reported that further studies will continue, but that there has been “therapeutic values” to using CBD or hemp oil. CBD is a nickname for cannabidoil, which simply is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. THC, or tetrahydrocannadinol is not the main component found in CBD oil, thus not giving you that “high” that marijuana is famous for. Basically, think of it as marijuana’s sober cousin – it gives you all the health benefits without the high.
How to care for your CBD oil
Caring for your CBD oil can make a huge difference in its freshness and longevity. Keeping it away from light and heat while storing it in a cool, dark place and in its original air tight bottle will preserve the oil and maintain its integrity.
Store oil in a cool and dark place
Keeping your CBD oil away from heat and light will maximize its freshness. It’s important to store it in a cool, dark place and refrigerate it if possible. Avoid keeping the oil away from appliances that produce heat or near a window that gets direct sunlight. While refrigeration is preferred, don’t keep your CBD hemp oil in the freezer. A cool, dark place is ideal, but your oil won’t hold its texture if frozen. Some hemp oils are able to withstand extreme cold, but CBD is not one of those oils.
At Indigo Ridge Hemp Company, we package our oil in indigo colored bottles to help provide protection from light. We do still suggest storing your oil away from heat and in a refrigerator if possible.
Keep in airtight bottles
Most CBD hemp oils are packaged and produced in airtight bottles to protect against exposure to air. Because of the delicate complex of CBD hemp oil, elements such as air and heat and damage and breakdown the natural oils. Keep your CBD hemp oil in its original bottle and packaging to maximize its freshness and life span.
What dosage/intensity is right for me?
Everyone’s body and chemical makeup is different. Knowing your body and what is best for you will help you understand more of your endocannabinoid system and how it works.
The three strengths we offer at Indigo Ridge are 250mg, 500mg and 1000mg. We recommend starting with a lower dosage and then moving up to the higher dosage once your system is used to it.
The best way to find your perfect dosage is to slowly adjust and take 2-5 times a day (depending on the concentration you use) so you can start to notice changes in your body.
How do I use it?
While immediate relief is desired, it takes around 30 days for your endocannabinoid system to be fully activated. We recommend placing a full dropper of CBD oil under your tongue and holding it there for 15 to 30 seconds before swallowing. Doing this 2-5 times a day for 30 days will allow you to experience the full benefits that CBD hemp oil offers to your body.
Social Media Director
As her family was getting involved in the hemp industry, Baker quickly knew there was an exciting opportunity to be a part of something extraordinary starting in her home town. As a Lexington native and a 4th generation University of South Carolina graduate, her southern roots run strong. With her natural skills in social media and marketing, she knew her background would help paint the picture of Indigo Ridge Hemp and the incredible story that it tells.