FAQ ABOUT CBD

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons. Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis that gets users high. Unlike THC, CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high.

CBD vs THC

Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing impacts on your body.

Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s own endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors. The interaction impacts the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells.

What are some CBD Benefits?

  • Acne 
  • ADD/ ADHD 
  • Addiction 
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Digestive Issues 
  • Depression 
  • Diabetes 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Mood Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Parkinsons
  • Skin Conditions
  • Sleep Disorders 
  • Stress
  • Gout

CBD vs THC

Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing impacts on your body.

Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s own endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors. The interaction impacts the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells.

Where does CBD come from?

CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis, often known as hemp. Chemically, CBD is one of 80+ chemical substances known as cannabinoids, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most abundant compound in hemp, typically representing up to 40% of its extracts. We recommend storing our products in a cool, dry location, out of open sunlight. The typical medicine cabinet or pantry should be fine.

Because our oils are extracted from hemp, you might hear this type of product referred to in a few ways: CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or hemps extracts. CBD oil is unique from typical hempseed oil sold cheaply in the grocery store because it utilizes all parts of the hemp plant, instead of only the seeds. This method of extraction produces a more nutritionally robust oil.

What is CBD used for?

Because of FDA regulations, we are unable to specifically address these questions. Most of our customers do, or have done, considerable research on their own, which is why we say “for those who know…” there is a plethora of information available. Simply search “CBD and__” and you’ll find a wide range of useful data.

Is CBD Safe?

CBD has been studied and tested for its safety and current research shows CBD is safe and well tolerated in healthy individuals.

Will CBD get you high?

No, you will not get high. All of our products are made with CBD oil extracted from the industrial hemp plant.

What is the Endocannabiniod (ECS) system?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.

There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “bliss”).

For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.

How much CBD should I take?

An effective dosage can range from as little as a few milligrams of CBD-enriched cannabis oil to a gram or more. Begin with a small dose of CBD oil, especially if you have little or no experience with cannabis. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose and ratio for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the ratio or amount.

How should I store my CBD products?

We recommend storing CBD products in a cool, dry location, out of open sunlight. The typical medicine cabinet or pantry should be fine.

Is CBD Legal?

The FDA of the United States considers hemp oil (and it’s derivative CBD) to be a nutritional product, since they are derived from industrial hemp plants. If you live in the US, this means you don’t need a prescription and can legally purchase and consume Cannabidiol in any state.

Does CBD react negatively with certain medications?

At this time, there are no known adverse interactions with medication but talk to your advising physician if you have questions about using CBD while on medication.

How long is the Shelf life for CBD?

The shelf life of CBD is 2 Year.

What are the side effects of CBD?

Many small-scale studies have looked into the safety of CBD in adults and found that it is well tolerated across a wide range of doses.

There have been no significant side effects in the central nervous system or effects on vital signs and mood among people who use it either slightly or heavily.

The most common side effect noted is tiredness. Some people have noticed diarrhea and changes in appetite or weight.

What does CBD Help with?

Because of FDA regulations, we are unable to specifically address these questions. Most of our customers do, or have done, considerable research on their own, which is why we say “for those who know…” there is a plethora of information available. Simply search “CBD and__” and you’ll find a wide range of useful data.

Based on what researchers have seen, and the limited data that they have acquired, it appears that CBD oil has significant potential to relieve symptoms in some of even the most serious diseases.

Is CBD safe for my Pet?

The answer to this question is Yes! 

Educate Yourself

CBD Oil Color

Once the CBD has been extracted, it can undergo a filtering process that determines the color of the oil. There are generally three different categories that CBD oils fall into:

Raw

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Raw CBD oil is exactly what it sounds like. Once the oil has been extracted, the oil does not go through any more processing and does not get filtered. Raw CBD oil can be green or dark in color because it often contains phytochemicals, chlorophyll, and raw plant material. Raw oil may contain impurities leftover from the extraction process.

Decarboxylated

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Decarboxylated CBD oil means that the CBD will be more active in the body. Decarboxylation is when the oil is heated up to change the chemical components and “turn on” the CBD. This process improves the efficacy and potency of the oil making it easier for the oil to have an impact on the body. Decarboxylated oil is often brown or darker in color.

Filtered

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Filtered oil has been through the most processing. Generally, filtered oil has been decarboxylated and then even further refined by filtering out the phytochemicals and plant materials. This makes the oil gold in color which is often considered the highest quality compared to raw or decarboxylated oil. Filtered oil is commonly referred to as “gold” CBD oil and is very popular among consumers. It also tends to be the most expensive, but this isn’t always the case. 

Bottom Line?

The darker or more opaque a CBD oil is the less amount of processing it’s had. Clear, gold CBD oil is considered the highest quality, but it doesn’t mean that the other forms are not valuable. It is important to remember that color can often be indicative of the manufacturing process and thus the quality of the oil, but it’s not the only consideration.

There is a new type of CBD product that is becoming popular — the CBD vape additive. This product can act as both a tincture and an inhalable when used in a vaporizer. Vape additives (often marketed as dual-purpose sublingual) are commonly mixed with vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is an odorless, clear or murky-white liquid, made from plant oils. It’s thick and when mixed with CBD oil, turns the final product darker than the original extraction process would allude to. So, you may have purchased a filtered CBD oil product so it should be clear gold, right? If it’s mixed with vegetable glycerin, it may appear opaque or darker than a pure, filtered oil.

Color can tell us a lot about CBD oil. Is it opaque or clear? If it’s opaque, is it mixed with vegetable glycerin? If it’s clear, has it been decarboxylated and filtered? Is it dark brown or green or is it lighter and gold in color? These are the types of questions that you can ask yourself when shopping for CBD oil. Color is a great way to compare what the label says to the product itself and to learn more about how the manufacturers process the product you are consuming.