HONA CBD 101 User Guide: Everything You Need to Know About CBD

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Explore our comprehensive CBD 101 User Guide to understand the benefits, uses, and history of Cannabidiol. Discover the power of CBD for your well-being.
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Exploring Cannabidiol (CBD): The Benefits, Differences, and Usage

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant, which includes both marijuana and hemp. Throughout history, CBD has been used for various medicinal purposes. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into what CBD is, the differences between hemp and marijuana, how CBD works in the body, dosing recommendations, and how to incorporate CBD products into your daily routine.

What is CBD ?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound found in both marijuana and hemp, known for its various medicinal applications. Unlike its psychoactive counterpart THC, CBD does not induce a “high” and is considered safe for consumption. It’s important to note that CBD’s bioavailability, or the rate at which it is absorbed by the body, ensures you can’t overdose on it.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana

Hemp and marijuana, both belonging to the Cannabis Sativa family, exhibit striking contrasts in terms of characteristics and applications. Hemp, characterized by its towering and sturdy stature, emerges as a versatile wonder plant, finding its utility in the production of textiles, sustainable paper, and eco-friendly construction materials. Its remarkable resilience makes it an environmentally conscious choice for numerous industries.

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Hemp and Marijuana: Differences and Distinctions

In stark contrast, marijuana plants take on a more compact and bushier form. These plants have been meticulously cultivated for their high Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, the psychoactive compound responsible for inducing euphoria and altered states of consciousness. This emphasis on THC sets marijuana apart as a sought-after option for recreational and medicinal purposes, particularly in cases requiring a significant THC concentration, which can often exceed 15%.

Hemp, on the other hand, presents a distinct advantage due to its minimal THC content, registering at less than 0.3%. This pivotal differentiation is what makes hemp not only suitable but legally compliant under the 2018 Farm Bill in the United States. It is within this legal framework that hemp becomes a rich source of Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid celebrated for its therapeutic potential. This legal distinction has paved the way for companies like HONA to offer a diverse range of hemp-derived CBD products, crafted to harness the healing properties of CBD without the intoxicating “high” commonly associated with marijuana.

In essence, while hemp and marijuana share common botanical roots within the Cannabis Sativa family, they diverge dramatically in their physical attributes, chemical composition, and respective roles within the CBD industry. Understanding these distinctions is essential for consumers seeking safe, legal, and beneficial CBD products, such as those offered by HONA, your trusted partner in the pursuit of wellness.

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How CBD Works – Unveiling the Intricacies of Cannabidiol’s Mechanism

Understanding how CBD works within the body is a fundamental step in optimizing your CBD experience. At its core, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex network that plays a pivotal role in regulating various physiological processes. This interaction is key to unlocking the therapeutic potential of CBD.

Within our bodies, we naturally produce cannabinoids known as endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids serve as messengers, binding to two primary types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are predominantly located in the brain and central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are distributed throughout the immune system and peripheral tissues. Together, these receptors form the foundation of the ECS.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – Our Body’s Natural Regulator

CBD, as a phytocannabinoid derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, acts as a supplement to the ECS. When introduced into the body, CBD harmonizes with the ECS by interacting with both CB1 and CB2 receptors, ensuring they function optimally. This harmonious interaction allows CBD to influence a wide array of bodily functions, including sleep regulation, mood stabilization, appetite management, memory enhancement, reproductive health, and fertility support.

One of the remarkable features of CBD is its adaptability to individual needs. CBD’s effectiveness varies from person to person, influenced by factors such as body weight, metabolism, genetics, environment, and product consistency. This diversity makes it impossible to prescribe a one-size-fits-all CBD dosage. Instead, discovering your ideal CBD dosage becomes a personal journey, where careful experimentation and self-awareness are your allies.

Embarking on your CBD journey with HONA means embarking on a path of wellness customized to your unique requirements. Our products, rigorously tested for quality and purity, serve as the canvas upon which you can paint your CBD experience. Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, anxiety management, or improved sleep quality, our commitment to excellence ensures that you receive the finest CBD products to support your journey to well-being.

Understanding the intricate dance between CBD, the ECS, and your body is the cornerstone of optimizing your CBD dosage. With the flexibility to tailor your CBD regimen, you can uncover the perfect CBD dosage that aligns with your individual needs and leads you towards a more balanced and harmonious life.

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New to CBD? Start Slowly

If you’re new to CBD, it’s advisable to begin with a low dose of 10-20mg per day. After five days, assess your progress. If you need more relief, increase your dose gradually by 5-10mg every two to three days. For those with moderate symptoms, 10-20mg per day may suffice, while more consistent users can opt for 25mg twice daily. Keeping a journal of your experiences can help refine your CBD regimen.

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CBD Regiments 

Whether you are new to CBD or have been an active user it is important in maintaining a regimental approach when combining different CBD products. Keep in mind the amount of CBD you choose to consume and make a mental note of how many CBD gummies you’re chewing or how much CBD oil you’re measuring out, so you can make sure the milligram math accurately adds up.

There are no downsides when combining different CBD products, especially when you stick to the same CBD brand. By doing so, you know you’re getting the same quality compound from every CBD product whether it’s from a dropper or gummy. HONA CBD values executional excellent and all of our CBD products work well with one another.

Now that you have more of an understanding of CBD oil and CBD Gummies; here are some suggestive tips in taking CBD oils and gummies together. Enjoy trying one of these quick and easy daily routines.

It is important to understand that it does not begin to work instantly. For some people, depending on their condition it may take 1-3 days to feel the desired effects while others it may take up to 2-4 weeks. This is also why we suggest using different forms of CBD such as a tincture or oil, and gummies.  This creates an “entourage effect” to enhance your entire ECS system. Be consistent, patient, and increase your dose slowly if needed.

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Altering Your CBD Regiment

Keep in mind you can choose to alter your daily CBD regiment by increasing your oil or gummy use. Simply measure out your oil dropper to the increased desired amount or choose to take and additional gummy. In addition, you can decrease your daily usage by decreasing the measurement of CBD Oil or taking a half of a gummy vs. a whole gummy. 

Taking Oil + Gummies

Taking CBD Gummies are a quick and easy to know exactly how much CBD you would like to take. If you take 1 gummy morning, noon, and night you know you’re getting 75mg of CBD taking 3 gummies daily. You can quickly increase your CBD intake by adding an additional gummy to your daily regiment as well.


CBD is a safe and natural compound found in hemp plants and it’s good know that you cannot take too much due to its bioavailability. Bioavailability is the rate at which cannabidiol is absorbed. It plays a key role in delivering the strength and timings you want. Your body will only use what it needs, and the rest goes away.

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Daily Regiments

Keep in mind you can choose to alter your daily CBD regiment by increasing your oil or gummy use. Simply measure out your oil dropper to the increased desired amount or choose to take and additional gummy. In addition, you can decrease your daily usage by decreasing the measurement of CBD Oil or taking a half of a gummy vs. a whole gummy.

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1000mg CBD Oil and Gummy Use:

Morning: 1ml/33.3mg of the CBD oil drops.

Afternoon/Evening: 1 Gummy 25mg

Daily CBD Total: 58.3mg

1500mg CBD Oil and Gummy Use:

Morning: 1ml/50mg of the CBD oil drops.

Afternoon/Evening: 1 Gummy 25mg

Daily CBD Total: 75mg

CBD Gummy Use: (25mg per gummy)

Morning: 1-2 Gummies  

Afternoon: 1-2 Gummies

Evening: 1-2 Gummies

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