What is CBD, and How do I Use It?

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is a cannabinoid – a molecular compound found in the cannabis and hemp plant – with demonstrated potential to be effective in treating a wide range of health conditions. Research suggests that CBD modulates many physiological functions in the brain and body, through the endocannabinoid system and other mechanisms. Found in all mammals, the endocannabinoid system is made up of several receptors that react only to cannabinoids, such as CBD and the more well-known compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

Depending on the type of product, CBD is commonly taken under the tongue (tinctures), swallowed (capsules, edibles and liquids), applied topically (skin creams/salves/ointments) or inhaled (e-liquids).

Hemp plants in a greenhouse

Tinctures

Our tinctures are a simple oil formulation, meant to be taken *and held* under the tongue using a dropper. CBD is absorbed more efficiently this way compared to when swallowed. The higher the concentration the better, as less oil is needed to achieve the desired dose, and it is easier to hold under the tongue. We offer a range of concentrations from low (a cost-effective option for those getting started) to high (for those needing those higher doses).

We also offer a line of tinctures in a range of flavours and concentrations for pets. With pets, it’s best to give them their dose on a spoon rather than by dropper – it’s easier, cleaner and safer for the pet, who will not hold the oil under their tongue anyway!

Each bottle contains 30 mL (approx. 1200 drops).

Standard Tinctures (Unflavoured)

Boost 250 mg/bottle (approx. 0.21 mg/drop)
Focus 500 mg/bottle (approx. 0.42 mg/drop)
Heal 1000 mg/bottle (approx. 0.83 mg/drop)
Heal+ 2000 mg/bottle (approx. 1.67 mg/drop)

Pet Tinctures (Unflavoured, Chicken or Bacon)

Relief 250 mg/bottle (approx. 0.21 mg/drop)
Nurture 500 mg/bottle (approx. 0.42 mg/drop)
Max 1000 mg/bottle (approx. 0.83 mg/drop)

Capsules

Our capsules offer a precise, more conventional way to dose, without any need to ingest oils. We offer two strengths of capsules, great for routine-oriented individuals or those who are always on a tight schedule.

Each jar contains 30 capsules.

Capsules

Restore 25 mg Capsules
Repair 50 mg Capsules

Sprays

Our flavoured mist sprays are an easy solution for those who want a more convenient, on-the-go way of dosing. Available in Spearmint, the Calm 600 mg spray is great for a quick pick-me-up shot of flavour.

Each spray contains approximately 6 mg CBD, with about 100 sprays per 30 mL bottle.

Sprays (Spearmint)

Calm 600 mg/bottle
2 sprays, up to 8 times daily

Skin Creams

Topical applications provide a steady infusion of active ingredients over a prolonged period of time, making topical CBD an ideal, locally-acting product for the skin, muscles and bones. While research still only *suggests* overwhelming potential for CBD in terms of acne, eczema, arthritis and inflammation, we’ve certainly seen these positive results for ourselves. Our skin creams come in two strengths, are effective moisturizers in their own right, and feature a light blend of essential oils for a Smooth, uplifting aromatherapy experience.

Each jar contains 75g of cream.

Skin Creams

Smooth 600 mg
Smooth+ 1200 mg

Dosage Guides

People

Table representation of the above dosing info

Pets

CALYX Dosing Chart - Pets