Discover the benefits of full-spectrum CBD: flower power. Find out what full-spectrum is, how to attain those benefits through smoking, tea, or baked goods, the truth about smoking CBD vs Tobacco.
What is Full Spectrum CBD Power
Full spectrum CBD has all the cannabis compounds. The compounds together produce the “entourage effect,” or the multi-vitamin “whole f-ing show.” The two main compounds people are mostly concerned with are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Full-spectrum as both, as well as many other compounds like terpenes (the white dust on the outside of the flower bud). Terpenes give hemp its flavors and aromas.
The legal limit of THC on a dry weight basis in full-spectrum products is 0.3% and/ or less. (Trusted Source). If you’re looking for something stronger, there are states like California and Oklahoma that legally allow the sale, possession, and use of products with higher THC, and RVD absolutely has his own line of pre-rolls available there.
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Hydration is important for many reasons. Fluids help regulate your body temperature, they can combat infections, but that’s not all. Staying hydrated assists your body in many other functions like cells being able to spread nutrients to other cells, lubricating joints, getting better sleep, and a whole host of other things. If you’re a tea drinker, try CBD TEA.
If you’re not sure you’re getting enough fluids, doctors generally recommend the following: men should consume around 120 oz of fluids, and women should drink around 88 oz a day. We suggest adding CBD Flower or CBD oil tincture to maximize your benefits.
Baking tips with CBD Flower or CBD Oil
If you prefer healthy snacks to drinks or smoking, give some of these a go:
- Raw Power Protein Balls with cacao, hemp, chia, and flax seeds by Trinity from Trinity’s Kitchen
- Decadent Spicy Raw Carob Hemp Bites by Audrey from Unconventional Baker
- Carrot Cake Energy Bites with hemp by Veganocity
- Garlic, Dill & Hemp ‘Cheese’ (vegan) by Alissa at Connoisseurs Veg
- Hemp & Lemon Hummus with Hemp Seeds by Anastasia, Kind Earth
While most people who smoke CBD and THC do it for recreational fun or relief, scientific research shows THC boosts pain relief more than CBD alone. Also, inhaling CBD takes the least amount of time to feel the effects. The CBD is breathed straight into your body from your lungs to your blood vessels with no CBD or THC lost. One joint is typically 160 mg of CBD plus the THC, the psychoactive component.
“Feel good about yourself instantly.”~Unknown
Are CBD Joints Safe?
Most people think smoking is 100% bad for your health, and the anti-smoking ads—while they are true for tobacco—do not accurately represent CBD. The two biggest dangers with smoking CBD products are inhaling compounds unhealthy for you, and how inhaling smoke affects the body’s lung tissue (no surprise). If you do decide to smoke rest easier knowing, RVDCBD flowers and RVD Rolling Papers eliminate the danger of unknown substances. RVDCBD papers are unbleached, chemical-free, and made from natural leaves.
Now, we all know smoking anything causes damage to lung tissue. Why? When plant material is burned and turned into a gas it becomes a toxin called polyaromatic hydrocarbon. Both tobacco and cannabis expose your lungs to polyaromatic hydrocarbons. However, the compounds contained in CBD help reduce cancer, whereas those in Tobacco activate cancer agents.
“If you’re looking for better health, start from the inside. What goes in your body becomes your outsides.”~ Rob Van Dam
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI,), both CBD and THC protect against pro-carcinogens that cause cancer, but nicotine (the compound found in tobacco) activates carcinogens. If you want to know more about the risks smoking poses for your lungs, check out another article by this trusted source, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, (NCBI) study on the dangers of smoking tobacco in comparison to CBD and the effects both have on lung tissue.
What Does Smoking CBD Feel Like?
Even though CBD does not induce the typical “high” THC is known for, smoking CBD leaves you with a calm feeling. The difference between THC and CBD is, CBD is not intoxicating meaning it does not diminish your ability to function physically or mentally. Ironically, CBD can stimulate concentration and focus, THC, however, not so much. Even THC in low doses can cause the familiar intoxication most people feel when drinking alcohol. That’s why the legal amount of THC is less than .3%.
“Take a deep breath… inhale peace, and exhale happiness.”~A.D. Posey
The reason behind the difference is simply which receptor the cannabinoid binds within the Endocannabinoid System. THC hooks up with the CB1 receptors which generally work in the central nervous system located in the brain and spinal cord. CBD on the other hand connects with the CB2 receptors which work mostly with immune and inflammatory responses. When you combine CBD and THC for the “entourage effect” available with all RVDCBD flowers and concentrates, you get the “whole f-ing show” meaning you get all the symptomatic relief with less of the THC induced side effects, like increased heartbeat or paranoia.
Full-Spectrum concentrates, aka dabs, have an explosion of flavor with the legal limit of .3% THC. Inhaled CBD concentrates give a higher dose of CBD. In other words, you get maximum relief in the shortest amount of time. Because they are concentrated amounts of CBD losing CBD in consumption is generally not an issue. Some concentrates on the market boast 99% CBD! If you’re still not sure, check out our article titled, What is a Concentrate? To find out more about our concentrates, click either Cherry Pie or Ekto Kooler CBG.