Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, along with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. As of 2019, clinical research on CBD included studies related to anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain, but there is insufficient high-quality evidence that cannabidiol is effective for these conditions
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is a form of CBD, or cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound present in the cannabis plant. Unlike full-spectrum CBD products, CBD isolate does not contain any THC — the psychoactive component of cannabis. ... Most other CBD products contain at least a small percentage of THC
What is CBD Full Spectrum?
A full-spectrum CBD product contains multiple cannabis plant extracts, including essential oils, terpenes, and other cannabinoids, such as cannabinol. Full-spectrum CBD products may also contain up to 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid in the cannabis plant that produces the 'high' feeling in people
What is CBD Broad Spectrum?
Broad-spectrum CBD is one of the main forms of cannabidiol (CBD). The others are full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Broad-spectrum CBD contains a range of naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant, but typically some tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
What is Delta-8?
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as Delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol, Delta-8 is more of an indica feeling.
What is Delta-10?
Delta 10 THC is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in cannabis. But unlike some of the bigger names like CBD, Delta 9 THC, CBG, CBN and Delta-8 THC, Delta 10 is not a naturally occurring plant compound, although it does start off that way. Delta-10 is more of a Sativa feeling.
How does CBD effect your body?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors (CBRs), and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system (including the brain) and peripheral nervous system. The endocannabinoid system remains under preliminary research, but may be involved in regulating physiological and cognitive processes, including fertility, pregnancy, pre- and postnatal development, various activity of immune system, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis. The ECS plays an important role in multiple aspects of neural functions, including the control of movement and motor coordination, learning and memory, emotion and motivation, addictive-like behavior and pain modulation, among others.
Two primary cannabinoid receptors have been identified: CB1, first cloned in 1990; and CB2, cloned in 1993. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues, and are the main molecular target of the endogenous partial agonist, anandamide (AEA), as well as exogenous THC, the most known active component of cannabis. Endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), which was found to be two and three orders of magnitude more abundant in mammalian brain than AEA, acts as a full agonist at both CB receptors. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid that acts as a rather weak antagonist at both CBRs and a more potent agonist at TRPV1 and antagonist at TRPM8. It is also known to be a negative allosteric modulator at CB1. CBD has been found to counteract some of the negative side effects of THC
What is Entourage Effect?
The entourage effect is used to describe what happens when multiple compounds from the industrial hemp plant work together. These components work together to enhance the potential benefits of the plant, with each compound amplifying the therapeutic properties of the others while mitigating their potential side effects. Though the impact of this effect has not yet been validated through clinical studies, this synergistic interaction is believed to increase the potential for therapeutic effect.
What dosage should I take?
Everyone is unique and the fact remains that everyone is in a different place and will react differently to their CBD dosage. As dosage of CBD differs for each person, it is best to start small and gradually increase at a comfortable level until you experience the desired result.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Although both are from the same plant species called Cannabis, they are 2 very distinct plants that differ in genetics, cultivation, and chemical process. Hemp is cultivated for many things including: rope, fabric, food, CBD extracts, etc. Marijuana is cultivated to yield high levels of THC. Hemp has very low levels of THC (defined as 0.3% and under) and has no intoxicating properties, where marijuana can contain levels that exceed 20%.
Is CBD Legal?
President Trump made history on December 20th, 2018 making #Hemp federally legal, and is legal in some form in all 50 states. Check with your local government regarding local rules and regulations because they can for sure be tricky.
Will I get High if I take CBD?
CBD from Hemp is non-intoxicating and will not impair the user or get them high. Hemp derived CBD contains less than 0.3% THC.
How do I know what I'm getting?
This is probably the most important question that I answer. You must protect yourself, ask questions, ask to see lab reports. Any company producing a quality product will always have lab reports to back up their products. In these reports you can find things such as: CBD %, THC %, residual solvent content, heavy metals, etc. There are many products out there that have been tested privately revealing low levels to no CBD, higher than legal amounts of THC and all sorts of nasty things you do not want in your body. As with any thing else in life, you get what you pay for. You are taking CBD for the health of your body, make sure it has nothing in it that will harm you and don't make a decision on CBD because it's cheap.
Will CBD Cause me to Fail a drug test?
We sell many products that are THC free, and all of our other products have less than 0.3% THC. This is a very minuscule amount, however, every body is different in the way compounds are stored and eliminated. The safest thing to do is to either ask your employer/Dr. or purchase products with zero THC.
How is CBD taken?
There are many ways to take CBD and methods that work for some better than others.
CBD Oil Tinctures: taken under the tongue and held for several minutes for max absorption.
Water Soluble CBD: Our bodies are comprised of mostly water and anything we put in our bodies that is not water soluble will not absorb as efficiently.
CBD Paste: Highly concentrated full extract paste can be used orally as well as topically and is fast acting,
Edibles: My favorite is the gummy, swallowing it mostly whole allows the cannabinoids to absorb like a time release as the gummy digests.
Creams and Salves: Helping with symptoms of pain & skin conditions when applied topically. Hemp Dropz pain cream is wildly popular and my personal favorite for putting where it hurts.
CBD Vape: Vapable CBD is used by many for anxiety and is the fastest absorbing method although not the longest acting.
Bath & Body products: Your skin is the largest living organ on your body. Use a CBD bath bombs, soaps, and lotions to relax sore muscles, reduce inflammation, and decrease pain.
CBD Pet Products: CBD oils, roll ons, and treats for pets to help with everything from seizures to separation anxiety.
Does CBD have side effects?
Hemp and CBD are recognized as being safe and should not produce side effects in most people, however you should always check with your doctor before adding anything to your daily routine.
CBD and COVID?
Research about the efficacy of CBD as a possible treatment against COVID has been published. The findings are promising, to say the least!
1. The study was conducted by a research team at the University of Chicago. The researchers lab-tested human lung cells infected with COVID-19.
2. They found that CBD acts by blocking viral entry. It was also effective inhibiting the SARS-CoV-2 virus even after infection post entry.
3. The researcher preformed the same testing in mice showing that CBD was SIGNIFICANTLY effective in inhibiting the replication of the virus. The mice showed no clinical symptoms of the disease. These results establish the preclinical efficacy of CBD as treatment for COVID-19
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* Important Note: CBD works on a bell curve. Start low and slow and increase your dose until you find your sweet spot and then stay consistent.
** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.