We now have an FAQ list that we hope will help you answer some of the more common ones.
1. WHAT IS CBD?
CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is one of the most studied cannabinoids, second only to THC. Being non-psychoactive, CBD provides numerous health benefits without THC’s intoxicating effects. CBD promotes restful sleep, provides relief, supports normal neurological function, improves mood, combats stress, supports normal cartilage and joint function, relieves occasional nausea, enhances relaxation, support the immune system and more.
An organic product, CBD is a safer, natural alternative to synthetic options with little to no side effects. In hemp’s multi-thousand-year history, there has never been a recorded fatality.
2. WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNIBINOID SYSTEM?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a recently discovered group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. The endocannabinoid receptors that make up the ECS are located in our Central Nervous System (CNS), Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) and Immune System. Our brains contain the heaviest concentration of cannabinoid receptors, but there’s no shortage of them in our organs, tissues, glands and more. The saturation of ECS receptors throughout our body is part of why CBD has so many uses and is so effective.
3. WHAT IS A CANNABINOID?
Cannabinoids are organic molecules naturally produced by hemp and cannabis which activate two of the body’s central nervous system receptors: CB1 and CB2.* CB1 receptors are primarily located in the brain, while CB2 receptors are spread throughout the rest of the body. Each of the 100+ known cannabinoids have unique receptor interactions, producing individual results. Research has also shown that cannabinoids’ benefits multiply when used together, producing what is called the “entourage effect.” *More information on receptor activation and their effects on the body should be researched through reliable sources. We cannot provide health claims.
4. HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
A number of factors determine your ideal CBD serving. This can include your weight, metabolism, and genetics, among others. Because each individual’s endocannabinoid system is unique, some people may only require a small amount of CBD to receive their desired benefits, while others may require much higher serving to experience the same effects. If this is your first time trying CBD, we recommend starting with a small serving of only 10-25mg and increasing it later if desired. CBD can take time to work, so wait up to 2 hours before ingesting another serving. Some people may require up to 100-150mg per serving or more of CBD to get the desired effect.
5. IS CBD PSYCHOACTIVE?
CBD does not cause the mind-altering “high” that is often sought out amongst cannabis consumers. It’s another compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that causes the mind-altering effects. It is for this reason that CBD is not considered psychoactive. However, the compound does have an effect on the brain and your mood.
6. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD EXTRACTS AND HEMP OIL EXTRACTS?
Many retailers sell “hemp oil,” but these products should not to be confused with CBD. Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is extracted by pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. While hemp oil does possess a number of health-related benefits, hemp seeds do not contain any cannabinoids, so products labeled as “hemp oil” do not provide the reported benefits of CBD, or other cannabinoid-based products.
7. IS CBD LEGAL?
Yes. CBD that is extracted from Industrial Registered Hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC is legal in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world. You do not need a prescription to use it.
8. IF I TAKE CBD WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST?
Typical UA analysis tests are for THC and not CBD. While some of our products contain THC (less than 0.3% THC), which is legal and very low, you could still possibly fail a drug test. If this is a concern, ask about CBD products that contain 0 THC.
9. CAN I TAKE TOO MUCH CBD?
CBD is completely non-toxic. We have never heard of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. However, extremely large servings of CBD could cause drowsiness.
10. WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of hemp and cannabis plants. Terpenes are naturally present in plants and they contribute to the plants’ unique taste, smell and color. Terpenes have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.
11. HOW DO YOU EXTRACT CBD FROM THE HEMP PLANT?
The extraction and purification process is what sets products apart. Products that are made using a proprietary process which includes a CO2 extraction, create a pure, clean, quality oil that is safe and effective. Being the most reliable extraction method, it uses carbon dioxide (CO2) under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to pull out as much CBD as possible, without introducing contaminants. This process ensures high quality and uses no harsh solvents or chemicals.
12. WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM CBD OIL?
Full Spectrum CBD Oil is CBD oil that is extracted from the hemp plant with all of the other compounds present in the plant remaining. Meaning, it has not gone through the refinement process necessary to isolate the CBD. Full Spectrum CBD includes terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids to help create a full body or “entourage effect.”
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