Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is CBD and how does it work?
A: Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis. It was discovered in 1940 and initially thought not to be pharmaceutically active. It is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in hemp plants, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. We all have a human endocannabinoid system (ECS) that works to maintain homeostasis by utilizing cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. Phytocannabinoids (CBD) may help the ECS to maintain a healthy state which may lead to improve overall health. All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body to produce their effects. CBD products restore your endocannabinoid (ECS) system bringing your bodies cannabinoid system (CB1 & CB2) back to a healthy state. Most people are deficient in CBD. Taking CBD restores your bodies endocannabinoid system to a healthy state by influencing the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
Q: What are the benefits of CBD products?
A: CBD helps with many unwanted conditions, including pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, fibromyalgia, arthritis, high cholesterol, PMS, insomnia, sore muscles, migraines, nausea and much more.
Q: What are the differences between isolate, broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products?
A: An Isolate is the purest form of CBD, which is produced by removing all other compounds including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids found in the plant. It is purely CBD and nothing else. A full spectrum product is an extract that contains all naturally occurring compounds from the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. This will include less than .3% of non-psychoactive THC. A broad spectrum product is an extract that contains all naturally occurring compounds from the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. Some products will contain less than .3% of non-psychoactive THC and some will not contain any. It can vary company to company. This definition of this term is still evolving in the CBD world. It is best to check with the individual supplier to know whether or not their broad spectrum product contains THC.
Q: Can I get high from CBD?
A: CBD oil does not get you “high” in the traditional sense of smoking, vaping, or ingesting marijuana that contains high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is what causes the hazy, stoned, euphoric, and sometimes mind-altering thoughts and feelings that are typically associated with marijuana use.
Q: Is CBD Legal?
A: Sec. 7606 authorizes state Departments of Agriculture to regulate hemp research and pilot programs. Each state that allows hemp farming may promulgate its own regulations regarding industrial hemp research and pilot programs. Anyone authorized by the state to conduct research must follow the state regulations AND grow industrial hemp as defined under Section 7606. Varieties of cannabis with more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis are not authorized under Section 7606. Each State has its own regulations.
Q: Will CBD show in a drug test?
A: Most tests do not detect the presence of CBD (cannabidiol). Fortunately, the urine drug test for THC and its metabolites is known to have very little cross-reactivity to cannabinoids that are not psychoactive, such as CBD. It also depends on how your body breaks down the cannabidiol. Some blood test and very sophisticated lab tests could show a trace of THC. Be sure THC levels of products purchased are in the 0.03% THC or less range.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: As with anything, some people may have an allergy to hemp. Effects could include a rash, sleepiness or difficulty breathing. Reactions are rare, but you should consult a medical professional for information about allergies.
Q: Is it safe to take with other medication?
A: Please consult your health care professional about interactions or other complications before using this product.
Q: What are the recommended dosage guidelines?
A: Dosing for CBD from hemp is unique to the individual. Unlike traditional pharmaceuticals, the dosages may vary depending on the needs of your own body. The goal is to reach your own personal wellness. For tinctures and oils start your daily regimen by dropping 5 drops directly under your tongue or on your lower lip one or two times daily and let it absorb for 30 to 60 seconds. Use the same dosing schedule for several days. After four or five days determine if you are feeling relief. If no or few results are noticed, increase the dose by 5 drops a day. Continue adjusting as needed until you feel relief. A total daily dose is 20 – 24 drops. Remember, it takes time and consistency to find what is right for you. A few drops a day typically goes a long way. Start low and increase as needed.
Q: Is CBD helpful to pets?
A: Humans and other mammals have endocannabinoid systems, specific cannabinoid receptor sites located primarily in the brain, central nervous system and peripheral organs, especially the immune cells. The endocannabinoid system has been found in all vertebrates. CBD interacts in a similar way in pets as it does with humans, therefore it can be used to treat similar conditions. Studies show that cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory effects and can help with a variety of ailments. It can help with pets that have joint pain, separation anxiety, social anxiety, fear of thunderstorms, or fear long-distance traveling. It is great for post-surgery recovery since it aids with swelling, pain, and stiffness, as well as for bone breaks, torn ligaments and muscle strains.