How to Use CBD: CBD Uses, Benefits and How to Use Instructions

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How to Use CBD

By Jessica Cobb, Certified Aromatherapist

You’ve been researching, and the potential health benefits of CO2 Hemp Extract are looking pretty compelling. You may even be ready to try CBD for yourself.  

But before we start discussing how to use CBD, we need to cover one point: It’s still not clinically “proven” that CBD will help sleep, insomnia, anxiety, pain or any other condition. Though many people swear by CBD and have great results, it’s still new enough that clinical trials are ongoing in a variety of areas.

While CBD can be marketed as a dietary supplement for a wide range of medical and psychological concerns, the FDA is firmly against companies marketing CBD as a ‘100% guaranteed’ cure against severe medical conditions or as a replacement for prescribed medications. This means you should talk to your doctor if you decide to use CBD for serious concerns, and pay attention to your own body’s needs when deciding what strength and which serving size to use.

How to use CBD

plant therapy CBD will CBD get me highAt Plant Therapy our CO2 Hemp Extract (CBD) is made specifically to be taken sublingually – which means held under the tongue for 60 seconds and then swallowed. There are many different products containing CBD on the market that are meant to be used in different ways, but here at Plant Therapy we will only be discussing ingesting our CBD sublingually – or under the tongue.

Ingesting CBD sublingually lets this supplement be absorbed through the mucous membranes in your mouth and be sent directly to your bloodstream, where it circulates through the body and interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system.

How to use our dropper

To get the maximum effect from Plant Therapy’s CBD, measure the desired amount in the dropper, place one dropperful at a time under your tongue and hold it there for 60 seconds before swallowing.

CBD and pain management

plant therapy CBD how to use CBDPain. One of the hardest concerns to deal with, and one of the most talked-about potential benefits of using CBD as a supplement to your body’s own endocannabinoid system.

Types of pain:

Neuropathic pain: This type of pain is mostly created and sustained by the glutamatergic system. Glutamate is the neurotransmitter that is responsible for turning neurons on, which is great (sometimes).

Inflammatory pain: This kind of pain is related to neuropathic pain, except it’s not limited to just neurons. Some examples of inflammatory pain are Arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and ulcerative colitis, and even more common conditions like headaches, cramps, muscle aches, and pains.

The endocannabinoid system (eCS) helps manage both kinds of pain. Taking CBD to support the endocannabinoid system (eCS) can be ‘neuroprotective’, which means it may inhibit glutamate release and other inflammatory agents. This means CBD, by promoting eCS health, may help with sensations like prickling, tingling and burning that come with neuropathic pain, and help soothe overall perception of inflammatory pain as well.

CBD may be an effective way for you to support healthy eCS functioning. But, CBD may also interact with some medications. Science is still in the beginning stages of studying CBD and how it applies to health and medicine, so it’s important to consult your doctor when deciding to use CBD to treat pain.

CBD and sleep

plant therapy CBD how to use CBDIf your issues are around quality of sleep, supporting your endocannabinoid system with CBD may help. But how?

Well when it comes to sleep aids, there are many common over-the-counter options that could be helpful. Generally, the concern with these less natural options are the side effects: In some cases, people who use sleep aids have issues with grogginess, tiredness and decreased energy levels. CBD could offer people suffering from sleep issues a more natural, gentler option.

For example, some people might find that chronic sleep issues are improved by taking CBD on a regular basis, daily, shortly before bed. If you have more acute sleep issues, like occasional trouble relaxing before bed, then CBD use may be useful only when you’re having trouble sleeping, shortly before bed.

CBD and anxiety

sleep deprived essential oils for sexuality and romanceAnxiety is one of the most common emotional and behavioral concerns faced by our society today. A 2017 report released by the World Health Organization suggests nearly 264 million people are living with anxiety worldwide.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that anxiety disorders are a regular cause of a number of sleep issues, including those that might lead to insomnia. CBD may offer a more natural option for dealing with anxiety.

Your endocannabinoid system (eCS) has been shown to impact anxiety and depression. One of your endocannabinoids, 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), has a critical role in regulating emotional behavior. Low levels of 2-AG have been found to cause anxiety and depression in initial studies done on mice and increasing 2-AG levels had the opposite effect. This seems to suggest that taking CBD, phytocannabinoids, may help support your body’s natural endocannabinoid levels and healthy functioning.

When taking CBD for anxiety, it’s important to keep in mind your own body’s needs. This encompasses everything from your weight, age, metabolism, fitness level and severity of symptoms. So in this case, it really is important to talk to your doctor, especially if you’re planning on taking CBD for more severe anxiety-related concerns.

Generally, we recommend starting at a lower serving and working your way up, paying careful attention to how your body reacts. For more general anxiety issues, try using CBD regularly at a dose that works for your body and helps ease symptoms. For times of acute anxiety, try taking a dose before or during times of high anxiety to see if that give you relief.

Choosing the strength that’s right for you

plant therapy CBD how to use CBDSo you’re ready to try CBD but aren’t quite sure which strength is right for you? Each bottle of our CO2 Hemp Extract (CBD) was formulated with different needs and levels of use in mind.

100 mg/6 mg serving size bottle of CBD

If you’re just starting to explore cannabinoids as a natural way to support your endocannabinoid system for better overall health, our 6 mg serving size of CBD is the perfect place to start. With a serving size just high enough to test out the flavor and explore possibilities, 6 mg is ideal to figure out how CBD can work for you.

This serving is just enough to tell you if you’ll like the flavor and effects of ingesting our CBD and lets you move up to a stronger serving if needed.

500 mg/16 mg serving size bottle of CBD

If you’re looking to support your endocannabinoid system and overall health in a natural way and you’re looking for a good entry level of cannabinoids for everyday use, our 16 mg per serving of CBD was made with you in mind. A 16 mg serving allows you to find the unique amount for daily use ideal for your body.

The 500 mg strength is designed for people who have minor issues that supporting your endocannabinoid system functioning may help, like mild anxiety, minor sleep problems and more.

1000 mg/33 mg serving size bottle of CBD

If you’re ready to support the overall health and function of your endocannabinoid system on a daily basis in a natural way, our 33 mg serving of CBD was designed for your needs. With an amount formulated for regular, everyday use, 33 mg is perfect for use as a supplement to maintain long-term healthy function.

This serving strength is the best option for people who are looking to use CBD every day in support of their endocannabinoid system for issues such as insomnia, more acute anxiety and minor perceptions of pain.

2500 mg/83 mg serving size bottle of CBD

If you’re a CBD user, have a medium to large body mass, high metabolism, or have more serious concerns associated with the endocannabinoid system, our 83 mg serving of CBD was designed to work for you. Formulated for robust everyday use, 83 mg was created as a supplement to maintain long-term healthy functioning in people with more severe symptoms.

This serving strength is best for those who have more severe or acute issues, but again, please remember to consult with your doctor if you are already taking medications.

Choosing the serving size that’s right for you

plant therapy CBD how to use CBDChoosing a serving size is slightly different than choosing a strength. Your serving size refers to how many dropperfuls you choose to take per serving.

Everyone responds differently to CBD, so it’s important to pay attention to your own body’s needs. Determining the ideal serving for you may take some trial and error. With this in mind, we recommend starting with a low serving, gradually increasing as needed. You may not need to continue increasing your intake once you find a serving that works best for your unique body.

It’s also important to note that in very high levels, CBD may cause liver damage. So it’s important not to exceed 45 mg per 5 lbs of body weight per day.

Here is Plant Therapy’s serving size chart that goes into more detail. You can also download your own copy of our serving size chart to keep on hand.

In conclusion, CBD may be the right choice for your body, but remember to use our serving guidelines and make sure to consult with your doctor, especially if you’re looking for help with more serious or acute concerns.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or under a doctors care, please consult with a physician or qualified professional before using this product

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417 thoughts on “How to Use CBD”

  1. Thank you for providing the serving chart download. I appreciate the different levels of CBD. I tried it in the past in another brand and I got really sleepy. Recently has CBD 5mg and it really helped me feel better while I was sick. Can’t wait to try the low dose for everyday use/

  2. Thank you for the wonderful information. I do have a concern because from what I have been told I would be unable to take this oil since I work for the Government. Have you had other people interested in taking this oil come across the same issue?

  3. Very interesting;Although it’s been in the news I’ve not done any research on CBD this was a great introduction to things to be aware of using CBD.

    Thank you

  4. I have been so unsure about CBD oil. So glad I can now purchase it from a company I completely trust! For the last week, my older teenager has been taking the smallest dose, and it has been helping with her anxiety. Woo hoo Plant Therapy – another win for my family!

  5. Good information in an easy to understand format. I’m interested in personally researching the benefits of CBD, and this article was helpful in determining a starting point.

  6. I’ve been wanting to try the CBD but wasn’t sure how to get started. This information is everything I need to get on the right track. Thanks so much for the information.

  7. I have been wanting to try CBD oil but did not know any of the companies selling it. I trust Plant Therapy and was so excited to see CBD oil on this website. Just started tonight. I will keep you posted.

  8. I’m so glad that something like CBD is regulated and able to be sold on a controlled market. This blog post is a good encompassment of how to use it. I think too much is said about the benefits without explanation of how to bring it into your life.

  9. I’m so happy that Plant Therapy carries cbd oil now. I’m planning on talking to my Dr about it soon and it’s so good to know that if I choose there is a reputable source here at plant therapy.

  10. This was extremely informative! I really enjoyed this read. I have been wanting to try CBD for a while now; but am not able to order it currently do to me living overseas! I do have a question! Is CBD safe while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? I am very curious!

  11. I have yet to order CBD from Plant Therapy. I have taken it from another company and was not impressed. Read some pretty good reviews. Looking forward to trying Plant Therapy’s CBD.

  12. I have been interested in trying cbd for a long time but I have been to scared to try it. This is a very informative read. Think I’ll be more comfortable trying it out!

  13. I am so glad PT is carrying CBD now! I wanted to try it for a while already but it is too expensive in other sources. I am excited to try it!

  14. Great information!! Excited to try CBD and see how it helps me! I deal with anxiety flare-ups, which affect so much of my life, from focus, to sleep and general well being. Looking forward to adding this to my arsenal of natural self care

  15. Excellent, objective information on using CBD. Many of my friends are anxious about the new laws and lack accurate information, so this is a great article to share with them. Thank you, Plant Therapy.

  16. I won’t use CBD or anything from the hemp plant. I get extremely sick which is so disappointing because it’s a great medical propriety & has SO many great benefits. My little sister has the same reaction to it as I do. My husband is the exact opposite and it does amazing things for him! Im so grateful for the plant it helps so many people!

  17. I am glad I found this fantastic article, I hope you will ship it to Bulgaria. Thank you Plant Therapy I starting to fall in love with your product!

  18. Thank you for this informative article! I jave tried CBD oil for sleep with minimal results. I can’t wait to try PT’s CBD!

    1. Hi! At this time, we do not recommend using our CBD on children. Though it probably would not be harmful, there is not enough evidence or science yet to allow us to be comfortable saying this is a KidSafe product. I hope that helps!

  19. Looking forward to finally trying out CBD oil for my hubby & some pain management! Really happy you’re offering a promo so quickly! Thanks PT!!

  20. So excited that PT is carrying CBD now! I’ll have to wait a couple paydays to order some, but I am looking forward to picking up a couple bottles. My whole family has used CBD to help with a variety of issues – for my husband, pain and anxiety associated with cancer treatments; for myself, managing the pain of endometriosis; and for my mother-in-law, who uses it to control the pain from RA-induced inflammation. I can’t wait to try what PT has to offer!

  21. I really want to try CBD for my migraines. Too bad you arent able to ship to Canada so I have to try and find another good source here.

  22. This post was great timing for me. As a working women who is subject to random drug testing, I use PT essential oils, to help me get through my day of pain. I have battled Fibromyalgia for over 20 years and take no medication. I have wanted to try CBD oil to see how that would help but could not risk losing my job if I tested even 0.01% of anything. After reading this post today and some of the other’s that PT has put out, I can check with my company on their testing. And will make the decision to add Plant Therapy CBD oil to my daily routine. KNOWLEDGE is power, and Plant Therapy is so forth coming freely with it, to help us make better healthy choices for our lives. Thank you so much.

  23. This was so informative, I love being able to download the dosage chart. My oil is arriving today and can’t wait to start using it.

  24. Very informative article. Thank you PT! Unfortunately, at this time cbd oil cannot be shipped to Canada. Will continue to follow the info.

  25. Thank you for this very informative article. Unfortunately, PT cannot ship cbd oil to Canada. Yet. I know very little about cbd oil and appreciate this thorough info!

  26. Great article. We were told by our vet that CBD could be given to our senior dog with joint pain. Unfortunately they left it at that. We are still researching on dosage amounts. Would this CBD be appropriate for canine use?

  27. Thank you for this article! It is extremely helpful for newbies that have questions regarding the use and how to use. Also, it is nice to know a trusted source!

  28. Why is cbd cannot be shipped outside us? As it labeled as dietary supplement, is it safe to say that cbd is legal to those country who banned any drugs.

  29. I have 2 questions, 1st, does CBD oil interfere with any prescription drugs for high blood pressure or hypothyroid? 2nd, is putting under the tongue the only way to apply? I feel it may make me gag.

    1. We always recommend consulting with your doctor before taking CBD. Also, you can read more about why our CBD is designed to be taken sublingually here.

  30. Thank you for helping sort through alot of the information out there on CBD. I know that you would only give safe trusted advice on your product.

  31. This was really good information! Anxiety is very present in today’s society, I struggle with it myself! I really like that you add the dosage recommendation section! that really helps when picking which strength you need.

  32. Thank you once again for so much information regarding safe usage. I have been trying to do some of my own research, but it can be quite overwhelming at times.

  33. Thank you for all the info provided on this! I have a few family members who have anxiety issues and I love the idea of using this first versus medication.

  34. Thank you for letting us know about the potential for liver damage at high doses. I have been trying to find out this kind of information for a while. Great breakdown of how many milligrams to use per 5 pounds of body weight.

  35. I gave up on “traditional” methods. My answer to almost everything is “there is an oil for that” and CBD works miracles in my opinion. I live with chronic pain and I no longer use anything but CBD oils in various forms in combination with oils from Plant Therapy. Thank you so much for all the good you do.

  36. I haven’t used CBD oil yet but do use a CBD ointment my sister sells. It works great for pain and sleep.
    What is the difference between the oil and ointments?

    1. Hi Kim! The difference is in how much you absorb – CBD has about a 5-10% absorption rate when applied topically, and that number is higher, around 20% when taken sublingually.

  37. Thank you for a very informative blog. I’ve been debating if this is a product for me. Still checking out research and information. Your blog was great. May try this.

  38. I am so excited PT is selling CBD oils. I’ve been wanting to try for awhile and now I can purchase from a company I already love and trust!

  39. I’ve been using other CBD brands and also Cannabis CBD with much success. Just purchased PT because of the trust I put in them. I am really hoping their brand works just as well as the stuff I get from the dispensary.

  40. Very interesting information! I haven’t educated myself enough about CBD oils and have been hesitant to try it, but this blog is very eye-opening and helpful!

  41. If you are not sure if you would benefit from CBD oils then You should read and research about it. Then decided if it’s worth trying to see if it works for you. I thought that I really wouldn’t benefit from using it, then I tried some from my mother when I went to visit her about 3 months ago. She said that it might help with my anxiety and stress. I thought I would give it a try. And it seemed to help. I was excited to hear that PT started selling it. I was very confused on what dose I needed. I knew that PT would have me covered. I looked at all the information to help understand CBD. I ordered some and started using it about 2 weeks ago. About a week after using it, my husband told me that I seemed happy and noticed that I was laughing and making jokes again. He was surprised when I told him the only thing that I changed was taking the CBD oil. So give it a try if you think it could help you.

  42. Great article that answers a beginners CBD questions along with providing guidance for use. This is a great way to spend a few minutes learning about the basics of CBD.

  43. This is awesome information. When i am finished the bottle I have now, I just might be trying PT’s CBD OIL.

  44. My mom has been wanting to try CBD for her back pain, but I was reluctant to purchase from any company I was not familiar with. When I saw this post and that PT is now selling their own brand I will definitely get some as I know I will be purchasing from a TRUSTED company! Thank you PT!

  45. I purchased the 100 mg/6 mg serving size bottle of CBD about two weeks ago. I have taken it a few times. I just wanted to start slow and make sure I did not have any reaction to it. So far, all is good. I am increasing my frequency slowly. I think I need to take every day before I will notice anything. I hope it works for my lower back pain and sleepless nights.

  46. I appreciate this great information. I have anxiety that can be crippling sometimes and would really like to see if this could help me. Thank you!

  47. This is great info for those on the fence about teginf or looking for more info on cbd oil. I’ve been using it for a bit from another company, but I’m happy to hear PT now carries it. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  48. I just ordered the 100ml bottle to test it out on my anxiety. This gave great information and I think that I will have to talk to my doctor and try the next level to see if it helps with my anxiety on those that my current medication just isn’t cutting it.

  49. I have been researching CBD oil for a while now and I have never seen such concise and useful information as given here, by Plant Therapy. Thank you so much.

  50. Excellent article! I have been a CBD user for about a year and am really looking forward to trying Plant Therapy’s CBD. I thoroughly trust Plant Therapy’s research and safety considerations the many, many products I purchase from PT. I am sure once I receive it, PT will be my new source.

  51. I am so excited y’all came out with cbd oil. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for this wonderful article explaining it.

  52. Thanks for a very informative article. I didn’t know CBD oil could be used for pain I have only briefly looked into it for anxiety. When time permits I will be doing some more research. I’m glad you are offering products.

  53. I love the Pina Colada flavor. We use the 2500mg for chronic back pain, and it seems to really be helping! So glad Plant Therapy now sells CBD.

  54. I love love love the idea but unfortunately no CBD has worked for me. It’s just not noticable enough. I prefer to blend my oils for relief.

  55. Great info! So much going around about CBD and I’m glad to find an easy to follow guide from a company I know that I can trust. Thank you!

  56. What a long, thoughful post. Shows how PT wants to share their knowledge on CBD. It is not a product that I see myself using.

  57. I am so glad you carry CBD oil. It’s been helping with migraines and fibromyalgia. Thank you so much!!!!

  58. I really appreciate the thorough and in depth article on how to use CBD. I’m an experienced user of CBD and while I already knew most of the information presented there were nice little nuggets of information that were completely new to me. This resource is definitely invaluable for new users! I already have my trusted brand of CBD that I use daily (after much trial and error!) and prefer Broad Spectrum products as they work best for me but I’m sure that in the future I’ll be trying Plant Therapy CBD since I value your company’s products a great deal. Thanks for all that you do, PT!!

  59. I have tried a cbd oil from another company and did really see much for results. Maybe with your break down of strengths I could find the right strength for my body. Thanks for all the great and detailed information.

  60. I’m interested to try PT CBD! Do you have thoughts and opinions to share on using this in pregnancy? I serve pregnant women and am sure this will be coming up.

  61. I have Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromialgia, discs out in my neck and back, Neuropathy, and am scheduled for surgery of ulnar nerve and carpal tunnel. When I used CBD in the past it helped. But moving to a non-recreational state I khave been having a hard time finding a pure product. Also not knowing what strength is best for me. I love that you have included a dosing chart. I will be using this when I have the money to purchase CBD. Thank you Plant Therapy. I love your products and education.

  62. Have purchased the Cinnamint for a friend and it is helping him with the arthritis in his thumb and he says the flavor is great. I purchased the Pina Colada for my husband but he is a bit more hesitant so I’m hoping he will try it to help with some shoulder pain.

  63. Thank you for explaining this all. I’ve been wanting to take CBD but have struggled with what strength and how much. I also appreciate that I can buy CBD now from a trusted source…never quite sure who to trust on this type of thing. Thank you, PT, for bringing CBD to your product line up 🙂

  64. Thank you for the information in this article. I have never tried CBD oil before but would like to for pain and anxiety.

  65. I’m so glad that you continuously mention safety and talking with your doctor about using CBD. I am one of the small amount of people where ingesting CBD actually enhances all of the symptoms I’m trying to treat, and there are so many people that don’t warn of this!
    CBD so greatly benefits a lot of people when used with care, as you guys recommend. I’m so happy that you’ve began selling it!

    1. I am impressed with the great amount of detail put into this article. You have given much-needed facts about a product that has gotten much publicity. I appreciate that you advised anyone who would consider using CBD oil to use with caution as well as consult their doctor.

  66. I am a firm believer in Cbd oil! I have anxiety and it helps me a lot. So glad it’s legal for everyone to use! You guys did a great job on this article giving us good info. Great article!

  67. Wow…….I’ve heard so much about CBD. I did some research but felt I wasn’t getting anywhere. But you Plant Therapy do show such an excellent guidance by having that chart. This shows you care about what you are doing! Keep up with your beyond excellent work!!!

  68. I might give this a try… I have tried other well known cbd oils in the past. And, my system must be really sensitive because with each kind I had the same response. With not even half of a dose. Felt really off. Foggy. But, I really would like to find one that works because it is awesome for inflammation,

  69. Plant Therapy always provides their customers with such great information backed up by plenty of research. Thanks for all the information on CBD oil.

  70. Thank you for this information. My husband has severe back pain even after his surgery and depression as a result. I think i might have to try this to ease his pain.

  71. Great information. I have tired other brands in the past I am super excited about plant Therapy’s I can not wait to order

  72. I have taken it before and I felt like the first week was amazing and then after that nothing……any suggestions?

  73. I am so happy to see that Plant Therapy has a CBD line! I do a lot of research before I sell any products at my wellness center to be sure they are safe, effective, and high quality products. I trust Plant Therapy to deliver top-of-the-line products and I greatly appreciate the research and quality-control behind what you offer. I am stocking my shelves now…now we just need a good topical CBD product (hint, hint). Seriously though, thank you for your work to deliver safe and effective wellness products!

  74. I love that plant therapy has gotten into the CBD market. I will definitely try this. I trust plant therapy ‘s quality!!!

  75. Where do you source your CBD? and can you speak to whether CBD can calm down nerves that are buzzing, even on a testimonial level?

    1. Hi Stacy! Our CBD is sourced from hemp grown in the USA, specifically in Colorado. As to the calming of the nerves, that varies from person to person, but CBD helps support the endocannabinoid system and a healthy, functioning endocannabinoid system can help with chronic buzzing nerves. I hope that helps!

  76. Thank you for providing so much knowledge in all of your articles! Love the content and full explanations in this one!

  77. I’m so very thankful Plant Therapy continues to provide well written articles like this to help its customers make good choices. I am so excited to try CBD and will definitely be referencing this post often!

  78. Learning about a max dose per body weight was so helpful. I haven’t come across info like that yet. Thank you!

  79. Lots of great information and easy to understand. Considering trying this for sleeping issues. May be a plus as well as using certain oils every night in bedside diffuser!

  80. I’m very interested in trying CBD; not so much for myself… But more so for my husband & the back/shoulder pain he suffers from. He’s tried many different medications, exercises & specialists & we’re too nervous to think about resulting to him having surgery. These articles are very interesting & uplifting. Definitely making me become much more inclined to buy some for him to try out. Likely a smaller amount to start out with to see how he feels using it & if he wants to continue with it going forward. Thankful for the useful information provided through these articles & excited to see the potential benefits it may give my husband to finally experience some relief in his shoulders/back! Thanks, PT!

  81. Very interesting article. I bought CBD for my husband’s neurological health issues before PT introduced it. Unfortunately it did not help him. Glad that now PT customers can buy this from PT.

  82. I’ve been using CBD for years! Although I have a favorite, I might try PT strongest bottle if they ever goon sale.

  83. I’ve been impressed with all PT products that I have tried and am excited at the prospect of CBD, there are so many on the market that you can really know, but PT is a company I trust

  84. I’m in the Air Force and get drug tested randomly, I know CBD isn’t the same as THC, but just wondering if I would test positive if I use CBD OIL!? Also, is it safe for kids?

  85. I have used a couple other brands of cbd oil. I just can’t afford it. Wish I couldn’t try plant therapy brand

  86. Great info! I’m very interested in CBD for my Grandmother who has Fibromyalgia, and hoping this will help with her pain.

  87. I look forward to the day you can use THC from cannabis in your products for the best possible benefits! But this is a great start!

  88. Interesting article. I would like to try this product on my aging father who has been suffering with a lot of nerve pain and sleep issues. Thank you for the detailed research. I appreciate what PT does for their customers.

  89. Thank you for the information! I’ve seen some companies make blends of CBD and essential oils assist with waking up and sleeping, is there any plans to create these because I would LOVE that. Also an orange flavored CBD would be great 🙂

    1. Because our CBD is designed to be taken sublingually, we don’t have any plans to add essential oils. However, you never know what new flavors we might come out with in the future!

  90. It seems like I read somewhere that CBD oil can make asthma worse but not sure if the source was reliable. Do you know if this is true or not?

    1. Hi Patricia! CBD has not been shown yet to cause asthma, but there is a small percentage of people who have an actual cannabis allergy and may react to CBD. Like always, start small with small serving size to see how your own body reacts.

  91. Easy to read article about a timely product. I want to convince my mother to try for pain and sleep issues. Thank you for an article I can share with her directly.

  92. Ive heard great things about this but curious if it has any of the side effects marijuana does? I work as a federal employee and wondering if this would show up on drug screening as marijuana

  93. Thank you for such great information! I’m looking forward to learning more about CBD. I know some but it seems like there’s much misinformation out there. I like that you cited sources for further research. Thanks for always being a wonderful resource!!

  94. I love that PT has so much info on their products! You can really tell that they do their research. They provide facts about each product and answer all kinds of questions to help their customers! Thank you!!

  95. I have made topical CBD products before using the isolate – can the PT CBD oil be used when making a salve or balm for similar purposes? I would think it would be a matter of measuring the right amount so that I would know exactly how much CBD would be in each container (I use 2 ounce metal tins). And adding to the blend during the cool-down phase.

  96. I have been using CBD for a while, and this is by far the most informative article/blog post I have read. As always, great job PT! CBD helped me to get off of prescription anxiety and nausea medication that I was taking daily.

    1. We use natural flavor to flavor the CBD oil and you should not experience any of those effects with cinnamint.

  97. Very informative article. I plan on ordering soon and this article definitely helps. Have downloaded the dosage chart too. Plan on sharing article with family and friends. I can’t thank PT enough for all that I have learned through the blogs.

  98. Thank you for the explanation. I started using this oil and within 2 weeks have felt my leg pain disappear. I am very happy.

  99. A lot of great information! I have been wanting to try cbd oil for sometime and now that Plant Therapy has it I know I can trust I’ll be getting something good for me!

  100. Very thorough and informative. I look forward to trying this brand as I’ve had success with CBD before.

  101. Do you have a launch date for Canadian yet or is that even on the table at this time? Also if you do are you going to be looking for people to represent your brand out here?

  102. A very informative article on something i didn’t know a lot about. Thank you. One question…maybe a silly one but…in a job that does random drug testing, will this oil risk showing positive results?

    1. Don’t worry, it’s definitely not silly to wonder about that. We actually have a post dedicated to answering that very question!

  103. Haven’t done enough research on it. I got CBD bath bombs from a dispensary in Colorado and they do seem to help relax me

  104. first time I heard about CBD. i will have to read more of it since it is ingested. as PT had advocated, safety is primary. thanks for the articles but i need some time to absorb all the information and knowledge. its interesting, but i want to work out my readings.

  105. I’ve been wanting to try this but didn’t know where to start … but now I do! Thanks for doing all the research and posting it in a way that is easy to understand.

  106. Fantastic info! I’ve been hesitant to try these products, but feel much more educated and comfortable with it now. Thank you!!

  107. Giving serious consideration to using CBD for my insomnia. Looks like a discussion with the doctor is in order.

  108. Very informative. The jury is still out for me on its benefits, but I’m researching and this helped. Also, I appreciate Plant therapy’s addition to products the customer may need, and doing everything to maintain integrity and quality as we learn more about this product

  109. Thank you so much for sharing this info! I am continuing to research I believe you can never know too much about something!

  110. As always, PT does a great job explaining things! This is an interesting subject which I will be following. Not ready to take the plunge with CBD yet but will be watching.

  111. I loved this education on CBD. It’s pretty new here in Alabama and I enjoyed reading up on its benefits and how to know how much to take. I look forward to trying this product!!

  112. Thank you so much for the detailed explanation. We recently purchased CBD from PT and are anxious to try it from a reputable source.

  113. This was a very interesting and well written article which really helped me understand the various usage and dosage recommendations so I have a better idea which CBD is best for me to try starting out. I have one more question, however. My husband drives semi and is randomly drug tested. If he used this product for back pain issues he is having, would it be an issue with those tests? I wouldn’t want him to lose his profession/job over using it. Thanks much PT!

  114. Thank you for all of this information. This is why I buy from Plant Therapy. You do your research and I trust that I am buying a quality product that I will know how to use.

  115. I’ve used CBD that had 10 mg’s of THC and it did nothing for my pain so I’m sure this would not touch my pain .

  116. Very informative and really explained all my questions I had for dosing and servings. Love that you keep putting out so much info that I know I can trust on the subject of CBD

  117. I’m so thankful a Plant Therapy, a company I know and trust, has started having the CBD oil. I’ve tried it once but I purchased it from a CBD store in our town and I wasn’t so sure about it or what was really in it. I’ve been with PT long enough to know and trust their products. I will be adding some to my cart today

  118. Can’t wait till my next doctors appointment to see if this is something I can try. Have suffered with Fibro for years, and would really love to come off of meds and treat more naturally. Thanks PT for giving us so many options.

    1. Becky-I have fibro too and will also be talking to my Dr. about using CBD. I’m pretty sure she won’t have a problem with me trying it. I’m currently not on any meds-as the side effects for me were worse than the fibro pain

  119. THANK YOU! This is probably one of the more detailed and informative pieces that I have read regarding CBD. My husband is a disabled veteran, and we have been researching for months. This information has helped me greatly!

  120. I appreciate all the detailed blog posts on CBD. I have been taking CBD for a while and it’s really helped keep my anxiety in check. I look forward to trying PT’s CBD in the near future.

  121. I was so excited when I read about CBD first time here, and that PT is offering it as a product…. which fell flat on my face when I realise that it can’t be shipped internationally currently. A real pity, and I am so looking forward to when we can order this…please. 🙂

  122. I love that PT had given so much information on CBD. I’ve been wanting to try it for so long for insomnia, sciatica, arthritis and anxiety. Thank you for giving more information than any other place that I’ve looked! Can’t wait to try the flavors!

  123. I recently went into our local CBD store, which I believe to be a franchise or chain, and the associate could not give me half of the information found in this article, not even in print. I appreciate PT for always educating its customers and having great products!

  124. My sister has been trying to convince me to get on board with CBD, but I had yet to receive any substantial information to make an informed decision as to whether I would be adopting the oil for use in a new product line. Thank you for providing information regarding its uses and strengths. I can now say that I am interested!

  125. I really liked the dosage information. I’m new to CBD and didn’t know much about it until this article. Thank you for the knowledge!

  126. I have a question. I fully understood what I read about different serving sizes. With the exception of different flavors, is the oil itself the same for each bottle? Basically, if I try the 6ml like it, and want more quantity, is the 1000ml bottle going to be the same?

    1. Hi Heather, I think I understand your question. The oil itself will be the same with the exception of the amount of CBD in the bottle.

  127. I have been using plant therapy products now for years and love their essential oils. I really hope that the CBD comes to Australia. I have a grandson who suffers from anxiety and depression and struggles with life in general. He is a young man of 26 with a family. The medication he is on has terrible side effects for him and I am convinced that the CBD would benefit him greatly.

  128. This has given me so much information that I was seeking about CBD oils. I feel more comfortable in trying it now. Thank you, PT!

  129. I have been wanting to try CBD oil for a while but didn’t want to buy from just anyone. I plan on ordering soon. Thank you!

  130. I cant wait to try out the CBD oil. I have been waiting to try CBD but also waiting for it be PT oil, i have trust issues lol.

  131. I have been researching CBD oil’s the past few weeks. I am so happy to hear Plant Therapy is now selling CBD. I would rather order from a company I trust instead of a company I don’t know. I will be placing an order as soon as I get my next paycheck. Thank you Plant Therapy.

  132. Found it! Plant Therapy, you do such a good job of educating; I began with your other blogs, but I had no idea of how to use CBD and you have explained it! Thank you.

  133. This is wonderful news from a company I trust. Thank you for all the research and information about CBD oils. I’m going to give it a try.

  134. What formula, or dosage is similar to FEMININE BALANCE: Full Spectrum Hemp Formula by Trim healthy Moma?

  135. I am super excited about this product. I have been debating on giving it a try for a couple of issues that I have. I really trust your company so I am 100% gonna do it now.

  136. I am surprised to find that Plant therapy decided not to inform their customers to seek medical advice before using CBD oils while also taking other medications. There ARE drug interactions! CBD oil temporarily inhibits the liver enzyme which processes most drugs on the US market, this could alter the effect of other medicines taken while taking CBD oils. I love Plant Therapy and all the testing they do on the oils to ensure pureness, however I don’t understand why Plant Therapy chose to be silent on this.

    1. Actually if you check further into our FAQ, there is a specific question regarding drug interactions and what to do if you’re using medications already. It’s a stance we considered carefully, and our stance is to consult your doctor if you’re taking medication. Hope that helps!

    2. Thank you so much for your concern and commitment to safety. This is very important to us too!

      As stated in the above article, “CBD may be an effective way for you to support healthy eCS functioning. But, CBD may also interact with some medications. Science is still in the beginning stages of studying CBD and how it applies to health and medicine, so it’s important to consult your doctor when deciding to use CBD to treat pain.”

      We always recommend consulting with your care provider before using a product if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medications.

      1. Anyone taking Dr prescribed medication should know to check with their Dr on anything taken even what their Dr prescribes. This is first hand common sense and I believe I read “consult your Dr”. I’ve been using PT Oils for years and take no other medication and I’m 64 years young. Education is the key.

  137. I get joint pain whenever I eat dairy. I wonder if this will help me! So glad that a brand I trust is offering CBD oil !

  138. I am excited to see Plant Therapy offering CBDs.
    I make a lot of my own body care products, including my own trauma oil and balm that I then add essential oils to. I am interested in CBDs topical applications. Will you be offering a topical cbd in the future? And what would be the difference? You state that this extract is made specifically to be taken sublingually. Any clarification would be appreciated.

    1. You never know what we might have up our sleeve! At Plant Therapy our CO2 Hemp Extract (CBD) is made specifically to be taken sublingually – which means held under the tongue for 60 seconds and then swallowed. You can learn how to take our CO2 Hemp Extract (CBD) here. You’re also welcome to reach out to our customer satisfaction team if you have any questions or concerns. You can email CS at [email protected], live chat right on the Plant Therapy website or call in at 800-917-6577.

  139. Great article, this is easier to understand than most on how to dose. I am downloading the chart. I do have one suggestion, please addess taking when one is on prescription meds. I have heard you have to take it 2 or more hours before or after other medication?

  140. Great article. I appreciate the information on how to use CBD. I definitely plan to give it a try.

    I have a question. What is “ulcerative concerts”? Could that be a typo?

    Thanks again for providing clear information that is easy to understand so we can make informed choices about the dosage and strength that is beneficial for all of us.

  141. Thank you for this blog. I was in a terrible wreck 3 years ago and still deal with side effects from it. I can’t wait to give this a try.

  142. such a new and interesting topic. Cant wait to research more. Thank you for making the information available.

  143. With all of the hype lately about CBD, it’s good to read more and more about it. I haven’t used CBD oil yet, but with the many potential uses, it’s something I’m definitely interested in.

  144. I cant even explaine HOW truly excited I am that PT is doing CBD oils I have a hard time trusting MLM Companies & I have been really wanting to give CBD a try for some time now. I’m so blessed & excited to start my journey with a company that I trust using.

  145. I am definitely checking with my doctor on this one!! Wanting to get off meds for Fibro, so this just might be what I have been looking for!!

    1. I have used CBD mostly topically, on my stomach and temples, and some sublingually. I just had an in depth conversation with my Dr. and he feels it works best sublingually on a daily basis. I am looking forward to trying PT brand. Of course, I have a plethora of issues and feel I need the most expensive bottle, I am going to share this with my Dr. on my next visit and see what he thinks but he is a big believer and he is a Pain Mgt Dr. This is one reason I love my Dr. he will tell you what is best for you even if it means using something that is not a prescription he prescribed.

      1. Good information!! I just started to use Cbd oils and trying to learn all I can. I’m glad you are now carrying Cbd.

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