The Ultimate Guide to CBD
By Rory Coulter
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Ned has helped thousands and thousands of people just like you overcome anxiety, stress, insomnia, pain and inflammation naturally. (Read over 4,000 five-star reviews from our amazing community!) We want to help you too, which is why we put together this helpful guide to CBD.
1) CBD Oil 101
CBD is a big buzzword in the wellness industry, but what exactly is it? In this section, we demystify CBD and explain terms like full spectrum, the entourage effect, and the endocannabinoid system.
2) CBD Oil Benefits
CBD sounds promising, but does it really work? In this section, we look at exactly how CBD works in your body to provide functional support for less stress and anxiety, less pain and inflammation, and better sleep, among many other health benefits.
3) Getting Started with CBD Oil
CBD sounds great, but where do you even start? In this section, we give you a guide of what to look for when shopping for CBD, make some recommendations based on your needs, let you in on how to get the most health benefits, and give you a heads up about what to expect.
CBD OIL 101
WHAT IS CBD? WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL?
CBD is the most well known of the one of 113 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD comes in three different forms: isolate (just CBD), broad spectrum extract (CBD and some other good stuff), and full spectrum extract (CBD and all the other good stuff). Full spectrum hemp oil is the best form of CBD because it retains the full range of the hemp plant’s healing cannabinoids, terpenes, phenolics, essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids during extraction. Learn more about the benefits of full spectrum CBD over just CBD. >
WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT?
The entourage effect refers to the combined power of CBD and different cannabinoids, terpenes, and phenolics to enhance each other’s desired effects when they are consumed together. The entourage effect is one reason why full spectrum hemp extracts are preferable to single chemical isolates like just CBD. Learn more about the entourage effect >
WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS for short) is a complex body system (like the nervous system, the digestive system, the circulatory system, etc.) that is responsible for maintaining homeostasis (a fancy word for balance) by ensuring everything in your body is functioning as it should be. Learn more about the endocannabinoid system. >
CBD supports homeostasis by nourishing your endocannabinoid system, providing functional support for less pain and inflammation, less stress and anxiety, and better sleep, among many other health benefits. Learn more about how CBD works. >
The secret to balanced health is caring for your endocannabinoid system. Discover 5 simple ways to nourish your endocannabinoid system naturally. >
WHERE DOES CBD COME FROM?
All of the CBD in Ned products comes from USDA certified organic hemp flowers grown on a small organic farm in Paonia, Colorado. Learn more about what it takes to grow the world’s best USDA certified organic hemp. >
Being single-source means we oversee production at every stage and ensure the highest quality products. Find out more about how we produce our full spectrum hemp oil blends using the highest standards from seed to bottle.>
Quality products are built on quality relationships with people and the planet. Through the Farm to Ned Alliance, we work directly with the best certified organic regenerative farmers in the country to grow the highest quality ingredients for our natural remedies. It’s good for people, good for the planet – and good for you! Learn more >
CBD + YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Our knowledgeable Customer Happiness Team is here to answer all your questions, or you visit our blog, our FAQ, or our knowledge base.
CBD OIL BENEFITS
CBD FOR GENERAL WELLNESS
What are the health benefits of CBD? Along with providing functional support for less stress and better sleep, CBD has been shown to have countless positive health benefits on your body. Studies suggest CBD can play an important role in longevity. Here are just 6 CBD benefits for whole body health. >
CBD OIL FOR SLEEP
Studies have established a clear link between CBD + CBN and sleep quality, supporting hemp's role as an effective natural sleep remedy with few to no side effects. Learn more >
CBD OIL FOR STRESS & ANXIETY
Can CBD actually help with Stress? Our co-founders join Dr. Caroline Leaf on the Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess Podcast to talk about CBD, treating mental health issues holistically, natural remedies for anxiety and stress, and more. Learn more >
CBD provides functional support for stress and anxiety. Find out how CBD works in the body on anandamide, serotonin receptors and more. >
Find out how full spectrum hemp oil affects anxiety. >
CBD OIL FOR PAIN & INFLAMMATION
CBD Oil for Pain: Does it Work? With the help of Cannabis Geneticist & Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Anna Schwabe, we answer all your burning questions. Read now >
Full spectrum hemp oil is rich in CBD and other bioactive compounds shown to positively affect chronic pain and inflammatory outcomes. Find out how cbd can help with chronic, neuropathic, and inflammatory pain. >
GETTING STARTED WITH CBD OIL
WHAT TYPE OF CBD IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Whatever your needs, we have something for everyone. All of our bestselling blends come in tincture and capsule form. CBD capsules v. tinctures: What’s the Difference? >
Taking Daily Blend daily helps you build your health on a strong foundation by bringing your body back into balance (think of it as restoring your body to its optimal factory settings!) and providing functional support for sleep, stress + anxiety, and pain and inflammation, the root cause of many diseases. Shop Daily Blend >
Taking Sleep Blend nightly helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and get the highest quality sleep, so you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day, every day. Shop Sleep Blend >
Can’t Sleep? We Answer All Your Sleep Questions >
Taking De-Stress Blend daily promotes calm by helping to regulate your nervous system, reduces stress by helping to lower your blood pressure and cortisol levels, builds resilience by helping to strengthen your body’s stress response, and improves gut health (the key to mental and physical health) by helping to boost your microbiome. Shop De-Stress Blend >
Can CBD Actually Help With Stress? Dr. Caroline Leaf Talks natural Remedies for Anxiety & Stress >
Taking Balance Blend Daily provides you with a complete combination of balancing minerals, healing antioxidants, nourishing fatty acids & revitalizing vitamins to support your hormonal health long-term and ease symptoms related to PMS and menopause. Shop Balance Blend >
Ned takes the guesswork out of living better and feeling better. We designed all our products to work together to help you build a simple daily wellness ritual that works for you. Feeling better is as easy as 1-2-3. Learn more >
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CBD OIL
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your health! And when it comes to your health and wellness, there’s no cutting corners. That’s why we put together our Guide to Shopping for the Best CBD Oil. We discuss the importance of full transparency in an industry that’s widely unregulated, choosing full spectrum to get the benefit of the entourage effect, and going with single source and certified organic.
HOW TO GET THE MOST BENEFITS OUT OF YOUR CBD OIL
Our handy product guides will tell you everything you need to know about using your favorite Ned products every day, including what to expect and how to get the most health benefits.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU TAKE CBD OIL
Whether you’ve made the leap and purchased a fresh bottle of Ned or you’re still in the market, you’ve likely heard the buzz around hemp and CBD. After all, it’s been eating up news headlines for years now and heralded as a wonder-plant that offers countless functional benefits – from sleep support, to a stress relief, to inflammation reduction.
With high praise comes high expectations and there is no shortage of expectations when it comes to your CBD. While the hemp plant is deserving of much of the hype, we’ve learned from years of experience that there are three keys to ensure you’re making the most of your Full Spectrum Hemp Oil.
1) Give it time.
Perhaps watching Popeye gulp down a can of his spinach left us with lifelong expectations of immediate gratification. Oh, if it was only that simple. With CBD, like most supplements and natural remedies, full spectrum hemp takes some time to do its work. While immediate benefit is possible, particularly in terms of sleep, we most often hear from customers that it takes anywhere from 7-21 days of use to really start finding balance in their systems and thus feeling their desired results. So give it some time and enjoy the ride as you nourish your body’s cannabinoid receptors.
2) Be consistent.
What good is time without consistency?! If you were in a canoe that was taking on water, would you simply scoop out one pail of water and call it a day? Of course not. It’s the same thing with our bodies – it takes consistency and repetition to get back afloat. When our bodies are out of whack, it often has to do with foundational imbalances for which there’s no quick silver bullet fix. Be sure to take your Ned tincture 1-2 times daily. Consistently nourishing your endocannabinoid systems can help you get closer back to homeostasis.
3) Find your sweet spot.
It’s not “one size fits all” with full spectrum hemp and CBD. Our bodies are all different and we can each respond differently to different serving sizes. Furthermore, cannabinoids can have varying effects depending on how much you take. Taking a light serving, for instance, can actually have a stimulating effect that feels energetic and focused. If you’re looking for deeper sleep, this is exactly what you don’t want! Conversely, if you take too much in the morning, you may feel more relaxed and calm than you’d like before starting your day. We always recommend starting ‘slow and low’ with one dropper. From there, adjusting your serving size and finding your sweet spot is the best way to ensure you achieve your desired results.
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