Why buy CBD from Central Pharmacy?
Finding a quality CBD product isn’t easy. The market is young and poorly regulated and there are a lot of people trying to take advantage of that. A study near the end of 2018 showed that 60% of CBD products did not contain what they claimed. How do you figure out which products are good and which aren’t? Leave that to us. We only buy CBD from companies that get their products tested by a third party laboratory. That means an unbiased company is testing each batch of CBD, ensuring it contains the amount of CBD it claims and that there are no contaminants like pesticides and heavy metals.
Check Medication Interactions
Like any supplements or over the counter products, there are some medications that CBD can interact with. Some, like certain blood thinning medications, are not safe to use with CBD. At Central Pharmacy, medications are our specialty. We can go over all of your medications with you to make sure that there won’t be any interactions with CBD. We stay on top of current research about CBD drug interactions and can guarantee that you are getting the most up-to-date information.
With CBD there isn’t one right dose for everybody. Some people need more CBD and some need less. Too low of a dose of CBD won’t work, but CBD has an effect where too high of a dose doesn’t work either. How then do you find the dose that works? That’s what we’re here to help with! We calculate a starting dose based on your weight and ailments and give you guidance on how to increase from there to find the perfect dose for you.
After we sell you the product and instruct you on how to use it, that’s not the end of our ability to help you. We are always here as a resource if you have questions or need more guidance with your dosing. Our job is to help you find a product and a dose that works!
It seems like everybody is talking about CBD. But what is it? And why has it become so popular so quickly? CBD stands for cannabidiol. Multiple types of cannabinoids can be found in hemp plants. Most of the CBD products that we carry are called full spectrum, meaning that they have multiple cannabinoids, the same ones found in hemp plants. A full spectrum product also has trace amounts of THC (<0.3%), which is the component in marijuana that causes the feeling of being high. The trace amounts of THC in full spectrum products cannot get you high, but it does tend to make the CBD more effective. However, it can show up in a urine drug screen. If this is an issue, we do carry products that are completely THC free.
One of the reasons for CBD’s popularity is that people are finding it can work for a wide variety of different ailments, including pain, arthritis, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, anxiety, migraines, sleep, and tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease. CBD can also help people to decrease their use of opioid pain medications, which in the current environment is a very important benefit.
CBD is completely safe to use and side effects are uncommon. However, like any supplement or over the counter medication it can interact with some medications. Ask our pharmacists for more information.
How you use CBD is a little bit different based on what type you are purchasing, what you are planning to use it for, and your weight. Our pharmacists will calculate a starting dose and give you instructions on how to increase the dose to find out the amount of CBD that’s right for you.
A full spectrum product contains trace amounts of THC (<0.3%), the active component in marijuana. While this cannot get you high, it can show up in a urine drug screen. We do carry a completely THC free product that will not show up in urine drug screening, as these tests look for THC, not CBD.
Whether you buy CBD from us or another source it is important to make sure the product is safe. Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do. Be extremely wary when buying CBD products, as 60% do not contain what they claim. Some products do not have the amount of CBD they say, some don’t have CBD at all, and the worst ones have harmful contaminants. Many cheap CBD products online are not authentic.
Thankfully, we do the legwork of verifying that our products are safe for you. We only buy CBD from companies that get their products tested by a third party laboratory. That means an unbiased company is testing each batch of CBD, ensuring it contains the amount of CBD it claims and that there are no contaminants like pesticides and heavy metals. Each batch of CBD we receive contains a certificate of analysis (CoA) from the laboratory showing the results of the tests that were performed.
Skepticism around CBD is very understandable, as there are a lot of claims about what it can work for. We have had patients tell us that CBD has helped their pain, arthritis, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, anxiety, migraines, sleep, tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease, and even in decreasing their opioid use. Many of these conditions have ongoing studies designed to further evaluate CBD’s effectiveness.
Our brain communicates with the rest of our body using receptors. When certain compounds bind to specific receptors in our brain, it can affect our mood, our health and many other bodily functions. CBD binds to receptors known as endocannabinoid receptors found in our brain and throughout our body. Through this action it can exert many of its therapeutic benefits.
What are CBD Oil Tinctures? This is one of the most commonly used forms of CBD because of their good absorption and customizable doses. A tincture is just a fancy way of saying that the CBD has been dissolved into a liquid form. These bottles come with a dropper to help you measure your dose.
How much CBD Oil Tincture should I take? Not every person needs the same dose of CBD. It makes sense that too low of a dose won’t work for many people, but CBD also has an effect where too high of a dose doesn’t work either. That’s why we calculate your starting dose based on your weight and give you instructions on how to increase slowly from that dose until you reach the desired effect. Ask our pharmacists and they will print out a dosing guide tailored specifically to you!
How do I take CBD Oil Tinctures? The tincture is best absorbed under the tongue. We instruct our patients to drop their dose underneath their tongue and hold it there for 1-2 minutes for maximum absorption. You do not need to wait before eating or drinking after taking your dose.
How do I know if my CBD Oil Tincture is working? Because you have to find the dose that works for you, it is possible you may not feel anything at first. We will give you instructions on how to increase the dose slowly so that you can find the sweet spot where it works best for you.
What are CBD Oil Capsules and Soft Gels? These are CBD pills that you take by mouth. The dose is not as customizable as with tinctures, but they are easier to take and we have certainly seen people who have had great success with these forms of CBD.
How many capsules or soft gels should I take? This will depend on the strength that you purchase, but most commonly we sell 15mg doses. With these you will start with 1 capsule per day. We will give you instructions on how you can increase from there.
How do I take CBD Oil Capsules and Soft Gels? You take these by mouth with a glass of water and can take them with or without meals!
How do I know if my CBD Oil Capsules or Soft Gels are working? Because you have to find the dose that works for you, it is possible you may not feel anything at first. We will give you instructions on how to increase the dose slowly so that you can find the sweet spot where it works best for you. We will also give you a CBD dosing sheet to follow for your convenience.
What are CBD Oil Gummies? Currently we stock chewable gummies in citrus punch and cherry mango flavors.
How many CBD Oil Gummies should I take? These are a lower dose than our capsule and soft gels, but starting at a low dose and working your way up is always a reasonable option. Ask our pharmacist what starting dose is best for you!
How do I use CBD Oil Gummies? Chew it up and swallow it just like you would a gummy candy!
What is CBD Oil Salve? This is a form of CBD that you apply topically. While oral forms of CBD can be used for multiple different problems, topical CBD is used exclusively for pain. It can be used for multiple types of pain, including muscle pain, joint pain, and nerve pain.
How much CBD Oil Salve should I use? You do not typically have to use a large amount of salve to receive its benefits. We recommend applying a thin layer, just enough to cover the painful area.
How do I use CBD Oil Salve? There is not a well-defined limit to how often you should use the CBD Salve, but typically people will use it anywhere from 2 to 4 times daily.