Frequently Asked Questions
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, accounting for approximately 40% of the plant’s extract. Typically, the plant extracts are further distilled and refined to create higher potency oils containing 70-99% CBD by weight. CBD oil is extracted from industrial hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant specifically bred to have low levels of THC. Compared to THC, CBD is not psychoactive and has a higher tolerable safety profile. CBD is also legal in the United States.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD oil works by binding with the body’s cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2 receptors, that are typically activated by naturally-produced endocannabinoids. The most commonly known endocannabinoids in the human body are anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). CB1 and CB2 receptors are located throughout the body in important places such as the central nervous system, immune system, and gastrointestinal system. CBD also interacts with a third receptor called GPR55, which may further explain its potentially beneficial properties. CBD oil is typically used in topical, ingestible, and smokeable forms in order to interact with the body and receive its potential benefits.
Does CBD Help with Pain?
Recent research shows CBD products have potential benefits for pain management. Further study is needed to verify claims, but the results are promising. CBD interacts with receptors attached to the cells in the brain and central nervous system and may be able to facilitate actions such as an anti-inflammatory response.
Does CBD Help with Anxiety?
CBD can affect how the brain interacts with already present serotonin levels in the body. Serotonin is a “feel-good” chemical produced by your body and classified as a neurotransmitter, although it is less well known than the more famous dopamine. Signs of low serotonin include irritability, lack of focus, and fatigue. By supplementing with CBD, it is possible to balance certain receptors in your brain to promote a sense of calm and peace within yourself.
Is CBD Legal?
It is legal to buy, use and possess CBD oil in all 50 states according to the 2018 Farm Bill. It is also legal in certain countries around the world. CBD oil and its associated products are considered federally compliant in the United States when containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight.
How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?
It is very difficult to know how long CBD stays in your system. There are a lot of different factors that influence the amount of time it takes for CBD to be removed from your system. Examples of factors that influence this include:
- Your metabolism and liver function.
- The type of product you used (e.g., oils, smokeables).
- If you took any other medications or supplements that change the way your liver metabolizes drugs, such as alcohol or antacids.
This means that there is no one definite answer about how long CBD stays in your system, and if you’re concerned, talk to a medical professional.
What Is the Best Way to Take CBD?
There are many ways to use CBD. The most popular forms include edibles, lotions, smokeables, and oils. Each method of use will interact with your body in unique ways and have varying effects upon your body’s ability to absorb and utilize CBD. Remember, this is natural and may not result in instant gratification upon initial usage. We recommend daily use of CBD products in order to build a healthy routine and provide your body with a consistent supply of CBD to interact with.
How Do I Know What Dosage Is Right for Me?
The dosage of CBD varies greatly from person to person and is affected by factors such as age, weight, sex, and sensitivity. It is recommended to start with a low dosage to determine what is best for you. Different methods of using CBD, such as ingestibles versus topicals, will interact with the body in unique ways and may require varying levels of potency to achieve a desired effect. All of our ingestible products include directions on the container or a supplmental information booklet in order guide new users on starting their CBD experience. Remember, this is natural and may not result in instant gratification upon initial usage. We recommend daily use of CBD products in order to build a healthy routine and provide your body with a consistent supply of CBD to interact with.
How Do I Know CBD Is Safe?
All of our CBD extracts go through full panel 3rd party testing by independent laboratories in the United States. These full panel tests include data about: Cannabinoid potencies, Residual solvents, Heavy metals, Microbial activity, Pesticides, and Mycotoxins. We have a secure supply chain for cannabinoid-rich oils and extracts made from USA grown hemp. Please contact us for specific questions about lab testing and supply chain management.
What Are Potential Side Effects of CBD?
CBD’s side effects can include drowsiness, fatigue, changes in appetite, and diarrhea. It’s important to be aware of these side effects before you begin using CBD oil. If you currently use medication, such as blood thinners, you should speak with a medical professional before starting a CBD routine. CBD is not regulated by the FDA and is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness.
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