What is CBD?

Naternal Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum Tinctures


What is CBD?

There are more than one hundred cannabinoids in cannabis. THC is the most well-known. It is the cannabinoid that makes people feel “high”. CBD, or cannabidiol, is becoming the second most well-known. It is increasingly being described as a magical cure all and that’s just not true. CBD is a molecule that appears to have anti-inflammatory properties that give it a range of health and wellness applications. 


What Can CBD Do For You?

We cannot make any claims regarding potential benefits because CBD products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Unfortunately, this means seeking out legitimate research falls mostly to you. Follow our social media channels and regularly visit our website to find the educational content most interesting to us. 

You should also look up our good friend, Dr. David Casarett, Duke University’s Chief of Palliative Care and the author of Stoned: A Doctor’s Perspective on Medical Marijuana.


How much CBD do I need?

Be wary of anyone who says they know exactly how much CBD you should take. The reality is the correct CBD oil dosage varies from person to person due to different wellness needs, tolerance levels and body chemistry. While we all like the idea of “silver bullets”, it takes time to find the correct CBD dosage for your body. 

To make finding the right dose easier, we developed our Trust the Dose System with the help of experienced pharmacists and experts in the CBD field and recommended twenty milligrams as a starting dose for beginners. 

Consistency is essential if you’re seeking long-term results. So be patient. Just because it’s taking longer for you doesn’t mean that it’s not working. Always take CBD products for a few days to experience their benefits to the fullest.

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Will CBD Make Me Feel “High”?

CBD is a non-psychotropic and will not cause you to feel “high”. However, some CBD products contain THC in trace amounts and these can make you feel “high” when used improperly. For example, our fully spectrum products contain just under 0.3% THC-- or approximately three milligrams of THC per milliliter of oil. We make THC-free broad spectrum products for anyone concerned about exposure to THC.

For more information on why we include trace amounts of THC in some of our products, check out this section on the pros and cons of full spectrum versus broad spectrum products.

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How Do I Take CBD?

Naternal currently makes tinctures and topicals. A tincture is a concentrated liquid herbal extract. It is typically taken sublingually-- by placing the liquid under your tongue and allowing it to absorb. You may also opt to mix a few drops of CBD oil into your favorite beverages, such as your morning coffee or post-workout shake. Our topicals come in four unique formulations-- a lotion, butter, salve, and muscle rub. To use, simply coat the affected area and rub thoroughly into your skin.