What is CBD and where does it come from?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and it is one of the two most well-known active compounds found in hemp and cannabis, the other of course being THC. The CBD oil which is used to make our products comes from hemp, which under the Federal 2018 Farm Bill must be under .3% THC. All products from CBD by Design are well below this limit, see our testing results here. Hemp is now federally legal in all 50 states and is the most common source for CBD products currently. Cannabidiol is generally considered non-psychoactive; however, it has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress in some users without the high and other negative side effects that come with using THC.

What benefits may I experience from products containing CBD?

Cannabidiol generally expresses different effects for different people but some of the most common are:

Anxiety relief –

Multiple studies have found CBD to reduce stress, improve symptoms for PTSD, and to help induce sleep in cases of insomnia.

Neuroprotective –

Currently researchers are exploring the effectiveness of CBD as it pertains to neurological diseases which can cause nerves and the brain itself to deteriorate. The receptor in play is called the CB1, which is one of the places CBD molecules attach themselves. These researchers are conducting studies to see if they have a positive effect on preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and strokes.

Pain relief –

The effects of CBD on your CB1 receptor may also help you manage pain. CBD has had success in treating some kinds of arthritis, chronic pain, muscle aches and even spinal cord injuries. These studies are ongoing.

Anti-Seizure –

One place where CBD has been found most effective is treating and preventing seizures. Studies on epilepsy patients are being conducted to determine how much CBD should be ordered to treat this condition as well as side effects. One study found it was effective in reducing seizures in 36.5% of their participants, however 12% of them experienced minor adverse effects. Which we would expect if you asked them, were significantly less uncomfortable than having a seizure.

Reduction of Inflammation/Anti-Acne –

CBD has been shown to influence your immune receptors to reduce inflammation. One study showed CBD oil suppressed excessive activity in the sebaceous glands, a glad that produces sebum which hydrates the skin. Too much sebum can cause acne, and CBD can help regulate its production.

Cancer Treatment –

Research is still in its early stages, but many studies are now investigating the role of CBD in preventing cancer cell growth. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says that CBD may help alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects, mainly as they apply to radiation sickness. CBD’s ability to help moderate inflammation and change how cells reproduce is why it’s being considered as a treatment for this, yet as stated these studies are still in progress.

Is CBD safe?

First and foremost, we recommend consulting your doctor before adding anything to your regimen that is designed to affect your health.   One concern some people have, including the FDA, is that some products you can find online and in retail stores are unregulated and untested.  They also might contain less CBD than advertised and/or contain harmful biproducts such as toxic metals, pesticides, or elevated levels of THC.  Therefore, CBD by Design 3rd party tests all its products and those certifications can be requested through our contact page .   In its pure form as it was intended, it has not been shown to be habit forming and in general has no adverse side effects.

Ingestible Instructions

Oil Tincture Use/Application (3000mg, 1260mg & 840mg oils)

CBD By Design’s oil tinctures may be used in a variety of ways, however the most popular is oral application.  Simply unscrew the cap, squeeze the rubber end of the dropper and then gradually release in order to draw some of the oil into it.  Then place the oil under your tongue for 30-40 seconds for optimal absorption.  The volume of oil each individual will use is up to their personal preference, however we recommend starting with .5 ml and working your way up from there.  Most users will perform this application 2-3 times throughout the day and repeated application daily is key.  This will build up a base in your body which will give the user the ability to experience the full benefits of CBD, phytocannabinoids and the terpenes our full-spectrum oil has to offer.

CBD Oil Flavoring Instructions

CBD by Design has created a unique solution for those looking to customize the flavor of their oil.  Our organic flavors are the perfect solution to anyone that prefers something other than the mild natural taste of our oil tinctures.  With 11 flavors to choose from, there’s certainly something for everyone.  Mixing several flavors is also an option until you find the perfect blend to suit your tastes.

After unscrewing the cap from your oil tincture, place it on a flat surface and then remove the cap from the flavor bottle.  From there simply draw the flavored oil concentrate into the dropper by squeezing the rubber bulb, then carefully start by placing 1 or 2 drops into your oil tincture.  Replace both caps and then shake up your tincture for approximately 10 seconds to allow the flavor to fully set it, then sample your creation.  From there if you feel more flavor is required simply repeat these steps until you reach your desired level of flavoring.  Enjoy!

Oil Tincture Use/Application for Pets

Just like humans, dogs will have a “sweet spot” dosage where they get the maximum benefit from their CBD regimen, and this will take some trial and error to find.  If you aren’t sure where to start, we recommend you try a few drops for a few days, and keep increasing the dosage slowly every few days until you start to notice the effects.

A typical guideline for daily dosage is 0.25mg of CBD per pound of body weight for a regular dose, and up to 0.5mg of CBD per pound of body weight for a strong dose.  

When figuring out how to calculate the dosage, you’ll need to consider the potency of your oil (i.e., how many mg in a ml) and use that to determine the ml size of the dose to administer.

As an example, a 45 pound dog that needs CBD for general well-being may start with a conservative dosage of 10-12mg.  Using an 840mg bottle, which has 28mg of CBD per 1ml dropper-full, you would give slightly less than a half dropper to your pup for their daily dose of 10-12mg.

Some common methods for giving your pet their daily dose of CBD include dropping the oil on their food, dropping the oil on treats or a piece of bread, squirting directly into their mouth with the dropper.

Beverage Infusion Cube Instructions

Infuse your favorite beverage with the power of CBD – use it in your coffee, tea, or a local favorite cocktail – the traditional Old Fashioned. This cube can be added to any beverage you would add sugar to, and you can either muddle it or dissolve by stirring.  Each single-use package contains 25mg of CBD.

Topicals Instructions

Beard Butter Application Instructions

CBD By Design’s 50mg beard butter is great for beards and mustaches of all sizes and shapes.  Simply unscrew the top of the container and use a digit or two to gather the desired amount of  butter onto your fingers.  Then apply a few small amounts of the butter onto your facial hair evenly in several places.  Finally massage the butter into your beard or mustache until it has fully absorbed into your hair and face.   The key is to massage it deep into your face in order for it to also be absorbed into your skin.  Repeat once or twice daily as needed.

Proper application of this butter has been shown to relieve itchiness and dry skin in the applied areas as well as provide a healthy look to the hair itself.  As with all our products, daily application is suggested to maintain the full benefits of the butter’s ingredients including of course the cannabinoids and terpenes.

Body Butter Application Instructions

CBD By Design’s body butter can be used as a moisturizer and/or pain reliever.  Its unique formulation can be used for a variety of applications including aches and pains as well as simply maintaining the healthy look of your skin.  Daily application as needed is key to achieving the full benefits of the cannabinoids and terpenes.

Simply unscrew the cap, use a finger or two to remove some of the body butter from the container and rub into the desired area you’d like to treat.   Rub the butter into the area fully and repeat as needed to treat your ailment.

Our butter has shown to be effective for injuries, general muscle soreness and chronic pain, along with dry skin, sunburn and other skin conditions.

Roll-on 1000mg Application Instructions

Cbd By Design’s 1000mg “Relief” roll-on is a very versatile product that can be used virtually anywhere.  Start by shaking for 5 seconds, followed by unscrewing the cap to reveal the stainless steel ball applicator.  From there simply turn the container upside down to allow the oil to flow while rolling it across the affected area.

The user should experience a reduction of pain and inflammation almost immediately as the formula absorbs directly into your skin.  Reapply as needed, typically several times a day to ensure you’re receiving the maximum pain-relieving properties of the cannabinoids and terpenes.

Common applications include the treatment of joints, back, neck and various muscle pain.  Runners, cyclists, those involved in sports of any kind have been known to benefit significantly from this product, along with anyone who has a physically demanding occupation.