What is CBD? & how does it work?

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant, it is legal and is a thing that the most healthy person you know is currently doing. And - it’s for good reason.

THC, is the other cannabinoid you might be most familiar with, mostly associated with getting high. Unlike THC, CBD is not intoxicating and instead offers many therapeutic benefits.

Without getting “too” technical, it’s important to understand the biochemistry behind it. The body already has it's own natural system of cannabinoid “receptors” in it. This system is called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Think of it has a set of radars throughout your body and your brain, looking for cannabinoid-type substances.

“What we’ve learned is that a lot of really important processes in our biochemistry, like sleep, depression, appetite, and cardiovascular regulation, are at least partly controlled by the endocannabinoid system and the cannabinoid-type substances that we make naturally in our bodies.” Samantha Miller | Biochemist and founder of Pure Analytics Laboratory

When we consume cannabinoids they work in collaboration with our ECS to effectively regulate many of the body’s regular functions - which is why, CBD positively impacts your appetite, energy, mood, and muscle recovery. This is called Homeostasis.

What is Homeostasis & why is Important for Health.

CBD works with the body’s own natural Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to effectively regulate and manage many of the body’s natural functions, positively impacting appetite, energy, mood, and sleep.

"Maintaining homeostasis" to be exact.

Homeostasis refers to any process or reaction that our body utilizes to actively maintain a constant internal environment. In many cases, these efforts to maintain balance are necessary for survival.

Why Homeostasis is important for health.

To survive, grow and function, organisms must be able to maintain stable internal environments. Uncorrected disturbances to equilibrium can lead to health problems, ranging from minor symptoms like headaches to more serious diseases like cancer.

What are the benefits?

Higher Wave CBD sounds like a miracle product – and it kind of is!

Higher Wave CBD helps to regulate many of your body’s naturally occurring functions like, your mood, metabolism, muscle inflammation, and energy levels. (See above for how!) It also helps with pain management, eases anxiety – and helps you focus.

How will I feel?

Like any health routine, you’ll start to notice the benefits of CBD after consistent use. We recommend you dose daily for 2 weeks straight to feel a gradual but pronounced positive shift in your overall mindset.

How do I dose?

Start with a 5-10 drops and gradually increase your dosage over a few days while observing your body's response. Every body is unique, so your initial dose could range from a few drops to a full dropper.

See our dosage guide

How often should I take daily dose?

Higher Wave CBD is formulated for daily support, yet balanced enough to support an increased dosage as needed. We recommend you dose daily for 2 weeks straight to start to feel the effects.

From there, it’s really up to you and your personal needs.

Will it get me high?

There’s a big difference between the 2 most common compounds in cannabis - THC - gets you high. CBD - does not.

THC is the cannabinoid that prompts psychoactive effects commonly associated with marijuana, like the munchies, euphoria, relaxation. CBD is another cannabinoid, but, unlike THC, it's not psychoactive. CBD provides some of marijuana’s therapeutic effects such as pain relief and reduced inflammation without the high.

What are the benefits of taking it orally?

CBD can be taken by putting a few drops under the tongue, also known as sublingual. When you take a water-soluble formula sublingually, the cannabinoids are absorbed by the blood vessels lining the mouth, resulting in a quick onset of effects. You can also digest it in a beverage or mix it into your food.

What are the benefits of CBD for my fitness routine?

When taken before a workout, CBD improves endurance, plus it protects the breakdown of muscles, and slows down pain and inflammation.

Going into a yoga or meditation practice, CBD assists in calming the overactive mind to get more out of a session from start to finish.