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1. What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD), is one of more than 100 phytocannabinoids in the cannabis sativa family of plants (specifically hemp). Unlike its cousin, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD doesn’t produce a “high.” It’s safe, non-addictive, and deliciously therapeutic. CBD has been shown to promote calm and reduce stress, anxiety, and sleep issues. Basically, it’s an all-natural solution to some of our busy world’s biggest problems.
Read more here: https://www.projectcbd.org/cbd-101/what-is-cbd
2. Is CBD legal?
In short, yes! In 2018, the Hemp Farming Act was enacted, removing hemp from the list of controlled substances and officially declaring it an agricultural commodity. As a recognized agricultural commodity, Hemp is now farmed throughout the country and its natural compounds are used and consumed all over.
3. Where does your CBD come from?
Our CBD is extracted from hemp cultivated in Kentucky USA, on certified farms, and using organic standards.
4. Is CBD safe?
Our answer: Heck yes! The World Health Organization’s (WHO) answer? After conducting an exhaustive report in 2017 on the public health impact and efficacy of CBD, they concluded its safe and non-toxic to use, even in high doses. Individuals and families all over the world have been enjoying and reaping the benefits of CBD for years. Not only is it safe, it has the potential to change your life in the best way possible.
5. What are the medicinal benefits of CBD?
In June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a CBD oral solution used for the treatment of certain rare forms of epilepsy in children under 2—Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.6 Both are exceptionally rare genetic disorders causing lifelong catastrophic seizures that begin during the first year of life.
The FDA has yet to approve a marketing application for cannabis for the treatment of any disease or condition. However, the list of conditions CBD may help with is continuously expanding—along with research into the compound. CBD is popularly used to manage the following symptoms and conditions:
- Pain and Inflammation
- PTSD, anxiety, and depression
- Muscle spasms
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Opioid withdrawal
- Epilepsy and seizure disorders
6. Why did CBD become so popular?
Though there’s clinical and anecdotal evidence that CBD can help manage many different conditions, it originally gained popularity for treatment of a rare and debilitating form of pediatric epilepsy.
Dravet’s Syndrome is resistant to most treatment methods. People with the condition are plagued by seizures, often hundreds a day, that usually worsen with age and can be life-threatening. Currently, treatment methods include wearing an eyepatch, specialized diets, and brain surgery, but all have mixed success rates.
7. How does CBD work?
Short answer: It helps regulate and keep your biological systems running smoothly—preventing or stopping disease.
CBD is a diverse chemical compound that acts on cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system. It mimics and augments the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids.” They got their name because of their similarity to compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of what scientists refer to as the “endocannabinoid system.”
The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of neurons, neural pathways, and receptors CB1 and CB2 of the nervous system. Studies show that the cannabinoids act as neuromodulators for many processes in the body. These can include motor learning and appetite or physical sensation. When this system isn’t functioning properly, it can lead to disease.
By modulating the endocannabinoid system and enhancing endocannabinoid tone, CBD can slow—or stop—disease progression.
8. What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t induce a “high” or intoxicating feeling. Though present, levels of THC in hemp are naturally very low at .3%, resulting in a “non-psychoactive” or “non psychotropic” product.
9. Are there different forms of CBD?
Yes! Full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate.
Full Spectrum CBD products or CBD oils have all compounds found in the hemp plant. They contain CBD, Terpenes, and the .3% THC. Full spectrum CBD products are know to produce the entourage effect, a phenomenon where several different compounds work together to achieve an effect that would be impossible for them to achieve on their own. Basically, the entourage effect is the combined effect of many compounds acting together in harmony.
Broad Spectrum products have no THC (it’s been extracted) but will still contain Terpenes. Broad-spectrum CBD typically contains no THC. However, some products will contain trace quantities.
CBD Isolate products have just the isolated CBD and nothing more. No THC or terpenes. No odor or taste.
10. Will CBD show up on a drug test?
In short, there’s always a slight chance. If you’ll be undergoing drug-testing, we strongly suggest consulting your health care provider before consuming any hemp products because individual biochemistry, the potential for the conversion of cannabinoids, and the possibility of trace, but legal, amounts of THC inherent in hemp products are all factors to consider.
11. Are there side effects of CBD oil?
CBD is typically well tolerated and considered completely safe. Like all supplements, there’s a chance for adverse reactions from some people. There’s also a possibility it could interact with certain medications. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition, or are taking any medications.
12. Who can use CBD oil?
Almost anyone (including your furry friends). However, both you and your pets should consult with a healthcare professional prior to using any CBD products. It’s also important to consider purity, dosage, and source when shopping for CBD. But we’ve got you covered there—because we only use high-quality, organic, USA grown hemp.