Available at the studio in salve or capsule form.
Vitality Therapeutic Massage is proud to exclusively carry Green Mountain CBD. Ask about incorporating a sample into your next session and see if CBD oil may be right for you.
If you use prescription medications, take supplements or have underlying health conditions that cause concern, check with your health care provider to make sure that CBD oil will be safe for your use.
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is just one of many compounds called cannabinoids that are found within the seeds, stalk, and flowers of the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol occurs naturally in significant quantities in cannabis, so it is relatively easily extracted from the plant.
Unlike another cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive and doesn’t elicit a “high” feeling when consumed, making it safe to use by members of your entire family.
How does CBD work?
Cannabinoids, including CBD, interact with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is made up of receptors in the brain, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system (nerves throughout the body’s limbs and organs).
The ECS is found in all mammals and is composed mainly of two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. It is through this system that cannabinoids interact with our bodies and support its healthy function. The endocannabinoid system plays a role in many of the body’s biological responses, including balance in our body’s immune system, communication between cells, appetite, metabolism, memory, and more.
In spite of the integral role this system takes on, until recently it was an unknown part of the human body. The first evidence of the endocannabinoid system was only discovered in 1992.
What issues can CBD help address?
Overall, more robust clinical research must still be done to better understand the impact of the ECS on our overall health and how supplementing our natural endocannabinoid production with plant-based cannabinoids may play a significant therapeutic role in our health. However, thousands of published clinical studies show great potential for the benefits of cannabinoids.
Preclinical trials over the past four decades have found that CBD shows promise in helping with many health issues including: Inflammation Arthritis Seizures Nausea, motion sickness and vomiting Anxiety Depression Insomnia Neurological damage following stroke and trauma Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Will CBD make me high?
CBD oil won’t give you a “high” feeling because it has been specifically produced to minimize THC while maximizing CBD.
Green Mountain CBD is derived from cannabis, but cannabis that has less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive substance in marijuana that makes you feel high). They then extract the cannabinoids from the plant into coconut oil.
Is CBD legal?
Yes. CBD is a natural constituent of hemp oil. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers non-THC based hemp products to be "food based" and therefore legal without requiring a medical marijuana license. Thus, CBD rich hemp oil is legal in all 50 states.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
A consumer who uses CBD with less than .3% THC is unlikely to test positive for THC. However, it’s important to be cognizant that extremely high doses (above 1000-2000 mg daily) may result in a positive urine screen.
Ultimately, consumers need to be fully informed of the specific regulations posed by their employers and adjust their consumption of cannabinoid products accordingly.