CBD is short for cannabidiol. It's a compound found in hemp that we use as a natural supplement to the cannabinoids found in our body already.
People use CBD for a number of things. From overall wellness to very targeted things like promoting relaxation or reducing inflammation. Using cannabis has been around for 1000s of years, and in the past 10 years, we're learning more and more about all the things that CBD can be used for.
CBD now comes in many forms, and we offer a wide variety of options to choose from. CBD can be taken orally through an oil supplement or edible, applied topically as a cream, lotion or oil, and inhaled with vape products or hemp flower.
It's important to note that everyone is different. Some clients see immediate relief with their very first serving, while others see it working over a period of time. Most see the benefits within their first 30 days. Using CBD consistently will have compounding benefits over time as your body starts to learn how to use it more effectively.
CBD is popping up everywhere. And make no mistake, not all CBD is created equal. In recent news, it's been found that 75% of the products on the market are NOT what they advertise to be. So it's important that you purchase CBD from a credible source where quality control is of the upmost importance. American Shaman is a "seed-to-shelf" company. We harvest our own crop, manufacture and process our oil, and have each batch of products lab tested individually and by a third party (all available for you to review). But the real difference is in the technical process (nanotechnology) that we take our oil through. This proprietary process means our product will absorb faster, last longer, and be 9x more bioavailable than most CBD you'll find.
No, CBD will not get you high. We extract CBD oil from industrial hemp (the same stuff grown to make clothes, concrete, rope, plastic, etc.). Hemp has only small traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the psychoactive compound found in "pot" that gets us high. Hemp is a completely different plant and has only .3% or less THC.
Come into our store. We're happy to answer all your questions and recommend the right product to fit your needs.
Yes, CBD is legal both federally and in the state of Texas. As a matter of fact, recent legislation was passed that will allow Texas farmers to start cultivating hemp in 2020.