The starting point for dosing with Island CBD tincture and elixir is a ½ dropper approximately 0.5ml (8mg CBD) in the morning when first waking up. It is most efficient if consumed sublingually (under your tongue) with 6-8oz of juice/water before or after self dosing. The dose should be held under your tongue for at least one minute, then swished around your mouth and swallowed. If dosing twice a day, the second dose should be shortly before sleeping.
You will need to adjust dose strength per individual requirements. Micro dosing typically is around 1/8-1/4 dropper (2mg-4mg CBD) per treatment, the number of doses per day varies from patient to patient and even day to day.
The most effective method of intake is sublingually using tincture (alcohol base) followed closely by sublingual elixir (Island’s elixirs contain fractionated coconut oil). CBD infused unrefined coconut oil capsules used as a suppository are equally as effective. CBD infused into honey is another option for sublingual intake.
Frequently Asked Questions for CBD (cannabidiol):
Q. What is CBD?
A. CBD is one of the more common cannabinoids found in many cannabis varieties. It is non-psychoactive for the vast majority of the human population, and has anti-pain, anti-anxiety and anti psychotic effects. Some of the other properties of CBD include; anti cancer, reduces nausea, relieves spasms, decreases seizures, muscle relaxant, anti anaerobic bacterial, nervous system protectant, anti diabetic, improves circulation, relieves psoriasis, relieves Crohn’s disease, anti inflammatory, bone growth enhancer, arthritis relief and antioxidant.
Q. Can CBD be used for sleep?
A. Yes, CBD can help your body reach a higher state of mental and physical relaxation for better sleep. CBD does not make you fall asleep. CBD may induce more vivid dreams.
Q. Does CBD help reduce inflammation and related side effects like pain and reduced range of motion of extremities?
A. Yes, CBD reduces inflammation and related issues/symptoms, CBD works with the endocannabinoid system and at the cellular level.
Q. Does CBD become less effective over time
A. No, CBD does not become less effective over time.
Q. Can I use CBD with pharmaceutical compounds?
A. Yes, it can be safely used with most pharmaceuticals, please consult with your primary physician or specialist if you have concerns. Micro dosing typically does not raise concern.
Q. Can CBD be used with THC?
A. Yes, CBD and THC together can be used to help treat many conditions/syndromes/diseases more effectively than using either cannabinoid by itself.
CBD in a “full spectrum plant extract” topically or sublingually can potentially help treat and or prevent: acne, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, blood pressure problems, burns, cancer, Crohn’s disease, dementia, diverticulitis, epileptic seizures, eczema, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, gingivitis, gout, hemorrhoids, Huntington’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, lupus, menstrual cramps, migraines, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, nausea, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Syndrome, Psoriasis, Tension headaches, increase bone density.CBD is also neuro-regenerative and a neuro-protectant.
Frequently Asked Questions for THC, THCA, Delta 8, Delta 9 (tetrahydrocannabinol):
Q. What is THC?
A. THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, the most studied psychoactive cannabinoid most commonly found in cannabis.It is psychoactive in larger doses and has many medicinal uses.
Q. How do I choose which variety of THC products to use for my personal needs?
A. Do you have a specific malady that needs treatment? Examples include; cancer, diabetes, joint replacement and arthritis.Others desire mental stimulation, increased alertness and energetic effects, while deep relaxation and sleep are the goals of another group. Additional effects to consider are; pain reduction, increased appetite, decreased appetite, creative mind set, pro social, functional, non-functional relaxation, anti anxiety, anti inflammation, aphrodisiac, tension reduction or recovery after physical training.
Q. What method of usage is best for me?
A. The most effective way to use a ‘full spectrum cannabis extract’ of CBD and/or THC is sublingually (under your tongue) in a tincture (alcohol solution - 50% to 70% efficient) or elixir (fractionated coconut oil solution - 40% to 60% efficient) or in capsules used as a suppository (50% to 70% efficient). Another method of use is THC/CBD infused honey for sublingual/oral intake. Vaporizing Hash oil/wax or buds with a high quality vaporizing unit provides up to 50% transfer efficiency, and will have immediate effects but offers lower overall health benefits. Smoking also has immediate effects, but is less beneficial (25% efficiency) and introduces smoke (not vapor) into the lungs. Orally ingested capsules/edibles are the least effective mode of intake at 20%-30%, but this may be a good mode for those treating digestive system disorders.
Q. Will CBD interfere with THC or vise versa?
A. Yes, CBD will slightly lessen the amount of psychoactive effect of THC.How much moderation depends on individual body chemistry. CBD and THC do not interfere with each other in regards to biochemical/physiological activity in your body. CBD and THC together are more effective for treating many conditions, syndromes and diseases.
Q. Does CBD, or THC help cure/kill cancer?
A. Yes, CBD and THC both can help. They reduce cancer cell growth, slow cancer cell division, promote earlier cancer cell death, reduce inflammation, reduce pain, reduce nausea, enhance general well being, promote better quality sleep/rest, CBD also promotes greater homeostasis (proper body equilibrium) and increased bone health.
Island’s full spectrum cannabis extracts contain up to 120 cannabinoids (unlike production extracts, which may only contain 1 or 2 cannabinoids), up to 200 terpenes - (other’s extracts may not contain ANY terpenes).We also capture precious enzymes, proteins, pigments, amino acids, fats and lipids in our primitive processing.Of major importance is the capturing of terpenes - an aromatic ingredient of cannabis.Terpenes are the keystone to the other physical and physiological effects that cannabis has to offer. The maximum amount of captured natural active ingredients equals the best product possible.
Our primitive extraction techniques, coupled with our own state of the art gas chromatography equipment, enable us to grow, process and verify that we are providing a paramount product.Island combines prime soils, natural fertilizers and natural minerals with time tested growing methods to provide superior medicine at a reasonable cost.The quality, purity and effectiveness of our products is rarely matched at any price.
To amplify the effects of our cannabis extracts, we add all natural essential oils to our elixirs and tinctures including; Peppermint, Copaiba, Myrrh and Frankincense. These essential oils have been used extensively for thousands of years and most notably in therapeutic cannabis based oils as long ago as 2000 BC. “Anointing oil” was olive oil infused with cannabis, Frankincense, Myrrh and Cinnamon used in biblical times!
Information on cannabinoids, terpene, metabolites, flavonoids and other components of cannabis, as well as information on how to use CBD and THC more effectively for specific conditions, diseases, syndromes can be found on ProjectCBD.org
At Island we are always happy to help guide you to better health and well being using CBD rich and THC rich products.