CBD Oil Q&A. ALL You Need to Know.
What is CBD?
Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a compound, known as a cannabinoid, that’s derived from cannabis plants. It’s found most abundantly in hemp, and consumers across the world have long since raved about its beneficial and potential medicinal properties. It’s most commonly used to promote general wellness by improving certain aspects of our lives.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids can be found in cannabis plants, though they’re more specifically called phytocannabinoids. The cannabinoids we naturally produce in our bodies are endocannabinoids; an important distinction. Phytocannabinoids found in plants are the active compounds that account for most of the benefits we experience from hemp or marijuana, though terpenes and other plant compounds do play their own beneficial role.
Can CBD or hemp products get you high?
The 0.3% maximum limit means industrial hemp can only contain negligible levels of THC, making it unlikely to get high from a hemp-derived CBD product. However, the short answer is “no,” CBD and other legal hemp-derived products should not be able to get you high because they can’t contain enough THC to do so. Our products contain non-detectable levels of THC or under the maximum limit 0.3%, further ensuring you don’t have to worry about the psychoactive effects of that compound.
Can you take too much CBD?
In a 2017 comprehensive review of relevant animal studies and clinical data, it was found that CBD can be taken in quantities larger than an entire month’s supply of CBD with little to no side effects. As cannabidiol is non-toxic and non-psychoactive, there is not a dose high enough to make it fatal. However, taking too much CBD could cause drowsiness as well as other mild side effects.
Are there side effects with CBD?
As stated just above, too much CBD in one serving could cause drowsiness. Besides that, some mild side effects can include dry mouth and/or a fluctuation in blood pressure. There are no inherently negative side effects for CBD, but large servings may deter you from focusing if your intention is to stay alert.
Can CBD treat or cure you?
Unfortunately, hemp products aren’t a cure-all. We need more research and clinical trials with human participants for further proof of CBD’s benefits. In the meantime, people continue to take it to relieve a variety of ailments and symptoms. Not a cure, it could still benefit you to take CBD, though we recommend speaking with a certified medial professional before you incorporate it into your daily routine, especially if you’re already taking prescription medication.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is believed to help promote homeostasis. It may be the system responsible for influencing a wide array of other bodily functions by producing endocannabinoids that interact with the cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, as well as other receptors across the body. These endocannabinoids are almost identical molecularly to the phytocannabinoids we find in cannabis plants, including CBD and THC.
How does CBD work?
The fact that phytocannabinoids are almost molecularly identical to endocannabinoids is what researchers believe may be what causes CBD to affect the body the way it does. CBD may interact directly with the ECS and indirectly by interacting with enzymes and receptors outside of the ECS.
Are CBD products THC-free?
Not every CBD product on the market is THC-free, but we offer you both options. In fact, some brands will say they offer a THC-free product, but don’t consistently batch-test to prove this accurate and true. Every batch of our products is tested through an independent, third-party lab with results always indicating that they contain either non-detectable levels of THC, or the amount it contains.
What are flavonoids?
We’re proud that our CBD products contain other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids to amplify the experience. Found in almost all vegetables and fruits, flavonoids are the largest group of phytonutrients – some 6,000+ types strong. They’re responsible for the vivid colors’ plants have and may have properties of their own that help improve CBD’s own benefits.
What are terpenes?
Not just found in cannabis plants, terpenes are found in a variety of herbs and vegetation that humans utilize. Aromatic molecules, the terpene profile of a hemp strain is what gives it its unique smell and flavor composition. Individual terpenes may also carry their own beneficial properties, leading to a more intense entourage effect.
What are other cannabinoids?
Excluding THC and CBD, there are over 60 other phytocannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Most are found in negligible amounts, but CBN, CBG, CBC, and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids have started to make a more noticeable appearance thanks to genetic plant manipulation.
What is the entourage effect?
Coined in the ‘90s, the entourage effect is the concept of various cannabis compounds working synergistically to amplify the plant’s overall properties. By combining CBD with other compounds, like other cannabinoids as well as terpenes and flavonoids, we’re able to take advantage of the entourage effect.
Do you have lab reports on your hemp products?
Absolutely, and we’re proud to show them off! Every batch of our CBD products are tested through a third-party, independent lab. You can view lab reports for each product directly on our web platform in the Lab Results section. Click HERE to be taken to that section now.