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Rooted Apothecary is dedicated to delivering the world's finest organic CBD oil that is safe, easy to use, and effective for you and your family's needs

You’re seeing CBD oil everywhere, and for good reason! If derived from an organic farm, with lab tests, and a physician’s guidance, organic CBD oil is safe, easy to dose, and effective for an array of ailments. But, there are some important details that anyone considering taking CBD oil needs to know.

What do you need to know about CBD oil?

CBD is being hailed as the modern “multi-vitamin” because it is almost identical to our body’s natural healing compounds.

These natural healers are called "endocannabinoids" and they naturally balance pain, mood, sleep--and as the science is proving--virtually every other system.

Because of CBD's similarity to your natural healing compounds, your body safely utilizes CBD without the risks, damage, and side effects of synthetic drugs.

Amazing and true!

Why is CBD so helpful for your mind and body?

No matter the source, both phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids are utilized naturally by your body. The receptors that interact with these compounds are located in every system in the body including the central nervous system and the immune system. This amazing network of healing compounds and receptors is called the Endocannabinoid System or “ECS.”

How amazing is it that our body’s natural healing compounds are nearly identical to those found in the hemp plant? All we need to do is give our bodies the natural support they require and we can often return to mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

As the research continues to prove, your endocannabinoid system is critical to maintaining overall health.

CBD dosage: the most misunderstood concern!

Given the tragic side effects of synthetic drugs, we appreciate your concerns about correctly dosing CBD oil. Thankfully, CBD cannot make you “high,” nor can you have an “overdose.” Like food, your endocannabinoid system uses what it needs and safely eliminates what it doesn’t. Whew--one less thing to worry about for you and your family.

That said, you don’t want to take more than you need or be wasteful. We’ve found that 5-10mg is the ideal dose for beginners. Try this dose twice a day for a week and track your results. If you feel like you need more, you’re safe to add on 5-10mg at a time until you find the right dose.

And for your kiddos? It isn’t anything different; they form their endocannabinoid system in the womb! They get endocannabinoids through breastfeeding from mom and need help optimizing it throughout life’s demands just like the rest of us. Click here for a detailed article on the amazing things endocannabinoids do for babies.

  • Why is CBD helpful?

    Endocannabinoid receptors are in every major system in the body (mental, physical, emotional) playing a huge role in how well those systems function and interact with each other. An easy way to discuss cannabidiol’s role in these systems is through the word balance.

    Ideally, when the body experiences “stress,” it should come back to “normal” and balanced state. Whether the stress is mental, chemical or physical, the body will have to find a new balance or homeostasis. When our endocannabinoid system isn’t functioning optimally it opens the door for an under-reaction and/or an over-reaction to stress. Autoimmune disease is an example of this happening in the immune system. Anxiety and depression is an example of this happening in the brain. Chronic pain is an example of this in the body.

    For example, in the brain, there are endocannabinoid receptors within the amygdala, the part of the brain that controls anxiety. When your endocannabinoid system has an ample supply of cannabinoids it can easily respond to stress and re-balance. Unfortunately, when bodies run low on these critical compounds, we lose that ability. However, proper CBD dosage, balance can quickly and easily be restored.

  • Who is CBD for?

    As the science continues to prove, we all depend on cannabinoids (like organic CBD oil) to maintain emotional and physical balance. If you’re feeling well, adding plant-based cannabinoids to your diet may keep you feeling that way. If you’re struggling emotionally or dealing with physical pain, CBD could help you feel more balanced, less inflamed, and in better health.

    So, who is hemp derived organic CBD oil for? Simply put - everybody.

  • What Symptoms?

    Our thinking in the modern world is based upon the “big pharma” philosophy of taking a “pill for an ill.” In our opinion, the better philosophy is prevention. When we apply this thought process to CBD and the Endocannabinoid System’s ability to restore balance to your body, it’s safe to say that organic CBD oil should be included in any modern health plan.

    With that said, here are some symptoms that can benefit from the addition of phytocannabidiol:

    • Autoimmune – Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s, Irritable Bowl Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    • Sports Injury – Muscle Stiffness, Muscle Soreness, Muscle Cramping, Joint Pain, Tendonitis, Tendonosis
    • Mood – Anxiety, Depression, Mood Swings, Bi-Polar
    • Brain – Brain Fog, ADD, ADHD, OCD, Memory, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre, Sleep Difficulties, Insomnia
    • Hormones – RIrregular Cycle, Painful Cycle, Fertility Struggles
    • Skin – Eczema, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Dry Skin, Rashes, Aging Spots, Wrinkles, Moles, Skin Tags
    • Kids – Colic, Teething, Ear Infections, Sleeping Difficulties

    CBD oil is not a cure, it is a wellness tool that helps to support your body and its ability to reach homeostasis, or balance. Regular use is necessary to build up the Endocannabinoid System to support your body.

  • Is CBD Oil just Marijuana Using a Different Name?

    To be clear, hemp is different than marijuana. While both plants contain CBD and the psychoactive compound THC, they each have certain characteristics:


    Hemp Marijuana
    CBD High Low
    THC Low High
    Psycho-Active No Yes

    Because Rooted Apothecary CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant, there are no psycho-active effects and it is legal to use and ship to all 50 states.

  • What is the Right Dose?

    The right dose depends on your individual health goals. Do you feel good and want to keep it that way? Are you struggling with an autoimmune disease and need a wide range of support? Dosage will vary for those individuals with different treatment plans.

    Aside from dosage, it important to remember that organic CBD oil is not a cure. However, we believe it should be a part of your wellness routine. Actually, with the available science, it needs to be a part of your whole family’s routine.

    Here are a couple suggestions for dosing.

    • - Start slow and track the changes. Take 5-10mg orally daily for a week if you’re new to CBD. Double your starting dosage at 5 days at the earliest if you’re not seeing changes.
    • - Experiment with delivery. Is the topical cream not taking away your joint pain? Try adding the tincture to help the symptoms from the inside out.
    • - Start topically for kids. Just to be safe, start topically with your little ones before using any oral tinctures. Already bought the tincture? Just put a drop on their skin for a day or two and observe.
  • Can I Have too Much or Too Little?

    Unfortunately, there is no test to measure levels of cannabinoid in the body. This would make things simple, but it is not currently available. Just like vitamin D3, thyroid values or cholesterol, a test could potentially show you if you have too much or too little cannabinoids for optimal function. Until then, the best way to find out is through self-experimentation and carefully tracking your progress with your health goals. As you dose your way up, find your level of optimal health and then work your way back down to taking less phytocannabinoids while still maintaining your goals.