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How Much CBD Should I Take?

This is one of the most common questions right after “What is CBD?” CBD is currently relegated to the status of nutritional supplement and therefore no dosage information can be provided from CBD product manufacturers like ourselves. There have been many studies on CBD but many more still need to be done to convince the “powers that be” to allow the prescribed use of CBD as a medicine. In the meantime, you are still able to find how much works for you, albeit in a more roundabout way.

 

There are many factors in how CBD can affect you differently than it affects others. First of all, we are all different people with unique bodies and therefore unique endocannabinoid systems. The endocannabinoid system is the portion of our nervous system that CBD binds to when it enters our bodies. Since all of our bodies are different, they will have different amounts of these receptors which will change how much each person will want to take. Furthermore, we all have varying health and genetics which also play large roles in dosage. Some people produce more or less of the enzymes that break down CBD in our liver and prevent it from reaching our bloodstream.

 

The best way to start using CBD is to try a small dose, wait roughly an hour and take note of how you feel. Have any desirable effects occurred? Do you feel the same or different and in what ways? Do you feel nothing at all? Keep in mind you will not feel any sort of high or euphoria from CBD. If you feel your desired effects have not been attained then try increasing the dosage a small amount and repeat this process. Again, start small and add little by little until you have reached your desired dosage so as not to waste CBD with too large a dose that provides little extra benefits. Once you have found your desired level, take note of the end amount you have consumed to use as reference for the next time you need to take more. The effects of CBD can last varying lengths of time based on metabolism and intake method. Waiting 4-6 hours is a common interval used before consuming more.

 

Given all the information, news, and legal theatre surrounding CBD it’s no wonder why so many are confused on the benefits, uses and dosage of this compound. It’s important to remember that we are all different and to find the proper amount to take requires some experimentation. Start small and work your way up to find that perfect dosage that works for you. In order to accurately track the amount of CBD you are consuming, it is important to use a CBD product that has accurate formulations and strict quality control.  We use pure CBD isolate from hemp grown in the United States of America that is meticulously blended with our high quality ingredients to bring you accuracy and consistency you can trust and rely on. Ultimately, when it comes down to using CBD it is important to listen to your body, keep track of how much was consumed, and notice what is happening when you take it.

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So What is CBD, Exactly?

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cbd oilCBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many medicinally valuable compounds found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is not psychoactive. This means it produces no “high” when taken. It does, however, have a variety of medicinally useful effects. CBD has been shown to have the following effects: pain relief, reduced inflammation, seizure preve ntion, cancer cell death, nausea relief, anxiety reduction and reduced incidences of diabetes. CBD has a wide array of applications and is non-habit forming.

 

It is an excellent alternative for those using conventional pain killers who want a clear head and consistent pain relief. In the instance of inflammation, CBD can be used as a preventative and can be taken before high stress situations, like an intense workout, to prevent a buildup of inflammatory proteins called cytokines. In terms of pain relief, some studies have shown that CBD can modulate the pain neural pathways without building a tolerance which is great for chronic pain sufferers.

 

Cannabidiol has also had a lot of promising work done in the field of epilepsy. Some studies have reported that CBD use can reduce seizure occurrences greatly if not prevent them all together. In some documented cases a seizure has been stopped midway by taking CBD. In addition to the reduction of seizure occurrences some users experience improved mood, sleep and overall alertness.

 

CBD also has a reputation as being a novel tool against cancer cells. Studies have shown cannabidiol to have the ability to not only inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors but also instigate apoptosis, cell death, of the tumor. It is able to do all this without negatively affecting any of the cells surrounding the tumor. CBD has been used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and even leukimia. Most oncologists that recommend CBD are typically in tandem with normal chemotherapy regimens. Cannabidiol is also very adept at helping with some of the more harsh side effects of chemotherapy like nausea.

 

In addition to helping physical ailments it is also very helpful in handling nervous disorders related to anxiety. It has been shown to be effective with obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Several studies in both animals and humans have shown a large degree of anxiety reduction in subjects that were administered CBD over a placebo.

 

Cannabidiol can also assist in preventing the onset of diabetes. In a 2006 study with mice it was shown that CBD can reduce the incidence of diabetes by approximately 65 percent. Similarly in a survey of adults, those who use cannabis, were shown to have 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels than non-cannabis using adults.

 

CBD has many helpful medicinal uses from mental to physical and can be taken in several ways. It can be ingested orally with products like our CBD Oil tincture. It can be taken transdermally through the skin, with the assistance of terpenes, in products like our CBD Lotion or our CBD Bath Bombs. It can also be taken in a traditional sense of the cannabis plant and be smoked or vaporized and inhaled. Try CBD for yourself and check out our many CBD infused products!

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Bath with CBD and Terps

There is nothing better after a hard workout, a long day of work, or a serious spar session, than a relaxing soak in the bath. Hot water on its own has been shown to be an excellent tool to help soothe sore and tense muscles. In addition to hot water, certain salts and essential oil mixtures have been known to increase the soothing properties of a hot bath. The practice of soaking in sea water or mineral rich hot springs, for their healing effects, has been a staple practice in many cultures for centuries. In recent times, it has become common place to be able to purchase salts and oil mixtures as a bath additive. Bath bombs are the latest evolution in the bath salt product category and they add a fizzing action on contact with the hot bath to help distribute and mix the salts and essential oils.

Luckily, TerpHouse now offers CBD bath bombs, which are an excellent alternative to the average bath bomb. TerpHouse bath bombs provide deeply soothing effects by way of the CBD and terpene mixture, which helps to relieve muscle pain and relax the body. To gain further insight into the TerpHouse CBD bath bombs, we asked the founder of The TerpHouse a few questions:

 

Where did the idea for adding bath bombs to your product lineup come from?

“The Idea for TerpHouse Bath Bombs came from a few fighters asking about bath solutions for soaking. They were looking for help with aching muscles from training. So, to help our athletes, we formulated the 50mg CBD Bath Bomb.”  

 

Why Bath Bombs?

“CBD Bath Bombs give you the benefits of regular bath bombs (smoothing and exfoliating the skin), but with the added CBD, now you can target full body aches and problem areas of pain.  Soaking in the hot bath allows your body to open up the capillaries in your system to absorb the CBD more efficiently.”

 

What can customers expect from this product?

“Customers can expect a few different things from using TerpHouse CBD Bath Bombs. On top of smooth, silky skin and great aromatherapy, they will also get the relaxation from the CBD that works on tired muscles and allows for proper blood flow to avoid inflammation.”

 

What sets your Bath Bombs apart from others?

“What sets our Bath Bombs apart from others, just like our other products, are our terpenes.  We use natural terpenes to open up the CB1 and CB2 receptors to allow the absorption and effectiveness of the CBD to me maximized.”

 

In conclusion, TerpHouse bath bombs are made by athletes for athletes but can be used by everyone looking to enjoy the soothing and pain relieving benefits of CBD paired with the luxury of bath salts. TerpHouse Bath Bombs come in two different varieties: the energizing variety, which comes with an invigorating mint fragrance, and the relaxation variety, which comes with a spiced aroma. Both Bath Bomb varieties come packed with 50mg of CBD, 

paired with TerpHouse natural terpenes to help with aches and pains. Try some for yourself and experience the next level in ultimate bath relaxation!

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Why are Terps Important?

Cannabidiol on it’s own has an excellent reputation as a pain reliever, anti inflammatory,  antipsychotic, anxiety reducer, nausea reliever, and even promotes cancer cell apoptosis.

When CBD is paired with terpenes its effectiveness is amplified providing even more pronounced effects. This result is often referred to as the ensemble effect because of the harmonious action of all the components working together. By utilizing the ensemble effect, a more potent and far more effective product can be created.

What terpenes are being used and what effects do they have?

Myrcene is a common terpene that is found in many cannabis strains and provides a myriad of effects on the brain and body, especially when paired with CBD. This terpene is effective in helping cannabinoids permeate cell walls which in turn helps it more effectively cross the blood brain barrier. In other words, myrcene is getting the CBD where it needs to be for optimal results.

In addition to its ability to increase the mobility of CBD, it has many of its own beneficial effects similar to cannabidiol such as reducing inflammation and pain as well as antimutagenic effects. Myrcene is also often attributed as a very relaxing terpene producing some light sedative effects.

 

Pinene is another very common terpene found in many plants, including cannabis, and compliments CBD and the other terpenes found in TerpHouse’s CBD Oil. Pinene has two different isomers: alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. TerpHouses’s CBD Oil utilizes beta-pinene.  Like myrcene, beta-pinene helps assist in the body’s uptake of CBD as well as providing analgesic and anti inflammatory effects.

In contrast to the sedative effect of myrcene, beta-pinene provides more of an alert feeling and also assists in memory retention. Pinene has also been used as an anti cancer treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries with the use of pine needles.

 

Linalool is the last of the three terpenes used in TerpHouses’s CBD Oil and contributes to the ensemble effect in several distinct ways. Linalool provides relaxing effects and has a history of being used to help facilitate sleep. This terpene also supports the immune system and like CBD assists the body in defending against cancer. Like the rest of the compounds found in this CBD oil it also provides analgesic,  anti inflammatory, and antispasmodic effects. Linalool also provides antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects making it an excellent addition to this CBD oil.

 

All of these terpenes work well together and with CBD to create a product that can truly make a positive impact on the users health. Without the use of these terpenes a lot of the beneficial effects of CBD would be less pronounced and less effective. All of the components have overlapping and contrasting effects to reinforce each other, as well as balance each other.

It is crucial to see cannabis as a whole plant medicine and it is our goal to emulate that with the addition of these terpenes to TerpHouses’s CBD Oil. With the feedback of our customers and years of experience we have found this combination to be more effective than CBD alone could provide.

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Resolve to Evolve with CBD Oil: Fitness Resolutions

Resolve to evolve with CBD. If your New Year’s resolution involves fitness goals, keep reading to learn how CBD can prevent you from abandoning your resolutions. According to U.S. News, 80% of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions by February. Don’t be a statistic. Try our CBD and watch as it improves your chances of sticking to your fitness resolutions. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or improve your stamina, here are some ways CBD can help you along your 2018 journey:

 

 

1) Energy

Rolling out of bed and sluggishly going through your day is a surefire way to have a sluggish workout. While you might be proud that you made it to the gym despite being tired, as you continue piling up sluggish workouts, you will notice that you aren’t achieving your expected results.

Each day that you show up tired to your workout is a day that you aren’t achieving your full potential. With the help of CBD oil, you can resolve to be energetic during your workouts. CBD oil can ensure you actually get a full workout in every time you step in the gym. Have the energy to achieve your fitness resolutions.

 

2) State of Mind

Your energy levels aren’t purely physical, your state of mind during your workouts heavily influences how much energy you are willing to put into them. Even if you go into the gym with stores of energy, if you lack motivation and creativity during your workout, you won’t give your workout the energy it deserves.

In addition to boosting energy levels, CBD oil has the ability to increase creativity and mental energy, so your physical energy isn’t wasted on an undedicated mind. Arm up with CBD oil as you pursue your fitness resolutions.

 

3) Pain & Endurance Thresholds

Similar to energy levels, endurance and pain levels influence how much of your workout you can actually accomplish. Whether you need to quit early or just do exercises at half strength, muscle soreness and pain can limit the efficacy of your workouts. 

CBD oil is an analgesic, meaning it has the ability to decrease pain and soreness. Managing pain during and after a workout is key to ensuring you have the stamina and ability to workout to your full ability.

 

4) Recovery

Getting sleep and reducing inflammation are two of the most important aspects of post- workout recovery. In order to be back on your feet and in the gym the next day, your body needs to recover from the last workout. Achieving deep sleep and reducing inflammation in your muscles and joints will help renew your body for the next day.

CBD oil has the ability to help you achieve deep, genuinely restful sleep, so that you can wake up well rested and ready to take on the day. Similarly, CBD oil can reduce inflammation in your muscles and joints, and thus lessen the painful after effects of grueling workouts. With the help of CBD, your body can tackle each workout with renewed strength and energy.

 

5) General Maintenance

Arthritis, headaches, and general inflammation can all impact general energy levels and motivation. Many people have chronic health issues – big and small. Over time, chronic health issues can impact your drive and ability to execute during your workouts.

Stave off and reduce chronic inflammation and other health issues with the help of CBD oil. Including CBD oil in your daily routine can do wonders for your health, and set you up for success in your workouts.

 

As you resolve to evolve through a 2018 fitness regimen, keep CBD in your back pocket as a workout aid. The more tools you have helping you out, the more likely you are to actually see your New Year’s resolution through. Best of luck!

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Find The Perfect Gift That Won’t Break The Bank

 

With gift giving season coming up, we put together a list of our favorite stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank! These gifts are perfect for friends and family who love cannabis products, so if you’re still looking for that perfect gift…read on! 

 

1) Colorado Hemp Honey

Colorado Hemp Honey is a great way to get a healthy CBD, THC free fix over the holidays. Spread the honey on some dark chocolate, or add it to a piece of toast to satisfy your craving for sweets while still being healthy.

 

2) Love’s Oven

Speaking of tasty treats, Love’s Oven is committed to providing the best infused products on the market. The products include both CBD and THC infused treats, so there’s truly something for every cannabis lover.

 

3) Christmas Stocking

What’s better as a stocking stuffer than a new stocking to use next year. The Marijuana Leaf Christmas Stocking is a cheap, yet personality infused present for the more overt cannabis lover in your life. They’ll love displaying this gift on the mantle next year!

 

4) Joint Candles

While useless for typical holidays, these joint candles are a great stocking stuffer that can be pulled out of the drawer for any fun party during the year (New Year’s is coming up amiright). Get a good laugh when your BFF pulls this lit gag gift out first thing in the morning!

 

5) MunchPak

MunchPak isn’t necessarily geared towards the cannabis industry, but it does provide a host of delicious (sometimes healthy) snacks from around the world. Starting at $14.95, these packs are a great gift! Even if the snacks don’t make it to actual munch time, they’re sure to put a huge smile on someones face!

 

6) Ice Cube Tray

Though these ice cubes will have to be reserved for particular audiences, they’re sure to be a hit with fellow cannabis lovers! Perfectly malleable to any stocking size, this flexible marijuana leaf ice cube tray will keep people chill for years to come!

 

7) Bhang Chocolate

Though Bhang offers a wide variety of products, their chocolate is truly a stocking stuffer for the books. Their line of chocolate is the most awarded line of cannabis chocolate bars available. These chocolate bars boast World Cup Best Edible winner & six-time Cannabis Cup award-winners, and are available in several different flavors and potencies!

 

8) Huf Socks

Last but not least, sometimes the most successful stocking stuffer is a simple pair of stockings. Available in almost any color and design you could imagine, these socks are the perfect solution to cold Christmas morning feet. Slip them on to the recipient’s feet, and you’re sure to slip right into their heart 😉

 

Our simple list of stocking stuffers is meant to be fun and affordable! There are a host of great products out there, but these are just some of our favorites. If you have a favorite that isn’t listed or a product you think we should provide – let us know what it is!