CBD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where does CBD come from?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an organic compound that comes from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of industrial hemp or the cannabis plant. It is the most widely accepted, non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD should not be confused with marijuana even though they both come from cannabis; we extract the CBD contained in CBD products from industrial hemp.
CBD and other hemp-extracted products are perfectly legal to be used and sold within the United States. The growing, processing, and selling of hemp extracts – including cannabinoids from industrial hemp – is possible through federal regulation within Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 which the U.S. Congress passed and signed into law.
Will CBD get you “high”?
Because CBD is a non-psychoactive component from industrial hemp, it doesn’t contain any elements of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is familiar with cannabis; therefore, there is no “high” effect as a result of using CBD.
How will using CBD impact my body?
CBD affects the body by triggering the receptors of the endocannabinoid system within your brain and nervous system. These receptors regulate various body parts and systems – results may vary based on your purpose for using CBD.
When will I start to feel the effects of CBD?
CBD effects can usually take up to 30 minutes depending on the dosage. Because there are no psychoactive ingredients within CBD, there is no “high” effect; however, a significant decrease in symptoms – reduced pain, calming sense, etc., should be noticeable. Again, results are dependent on your dosage and purpose for using CBD.
How does the endocannabinoid system work?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex arrangement of cannabinoid receptors within the brain and nervous system of humans and some mammals. These receptors regulate various functions of the body and are responsive to cannabinoids from hemp plants. The ECS affects different body systems including sleep, appetite, mood, pain, and memory.
What side effects can I expect from CBD?
Side effects of CBD are insignificant at best – they are nowhere near as relevant as those side effects from pharmaceutical medicines that are approved by the FDA. The most that CBD users have reported is minor abdominal discomfort or mild sedation. Again, there’s no “high” effect or psychoactive properties with CBD, so there should be no worries about your ability to perform day-to-day duties.
Can you take too much CBD at once?
CBD dosages will vary from person-to-person. Some cases may only need a little dosage while others may require higher intakes – it depends on which symptoms you are trying to relieve. There are no reports of any lethal or deadly doses of CBD.
Explain the “Entourage Effect”?
The “entourage effect” describes utilizing all of the beneficial compounds found in hemp rather than just a single-compound extract. It’s as first coined by two Israeli scientists first—they used the term in the late 1990s.
How are hemp plants different from marijuana plants?
Cannabinoids are typically molecular compounds naturally made from hemp plants; however, they are also found in other plants and produce by our bodies. Science classifies cannabinoids as fatty compounds that play vital roles within our immune and central nervous system.
Explain “Broad Spectrum Extraction”?
Hemp and marijuana essentially come from the same plant family, cannabis sativa. The main difference between the two, is their level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the illegal, psychotropic cannabinoid. According to the Agricultural Act of 2014, the Obama Administration describes legal hemp plants as containing less than 0.3% THC which also makes cannabinoids extracted from hemp, such as Cannabidiol (CBD), legal as well.
Do I need a marijuana card of doctor’s prescription to use CBD?
Broad Spectrum extraction is the process that allows preservation of valuable terpenoids, essential oils, amino acids, and other beneficial cannabinoids. Because of broad spectrum extraction, CBD products successfully provides the “entourage effect” with each dose.
Will CBD use show up on my drug test?
There is a small percentage that consuming CBD may lead to a positive drug test, as it does with any product made from hemp. If this is a significant concern, we advise speaking with your employer or doctor before use.
How to I need to store my CBD products?
We suggest storing our products in a dry, cool area with no direct exposure to constant light or excessive heat. For any questions, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
What ingredients are in CBD?
CBD products use 100% organic, all-natural, USA-grown industrial hemp that is non-GMO and vegan certified. Please reference the ingredients section per product including all-natural flavorings.
How do I know what dosage of CBD is right for me?
Because each person’s body and health condition is unique, it is difficult to set a predetermined dosage that is right for everyone. For severe symptoms, a higher dose may be required while mild symptoms won’t need as much. We recommend a consultation with your doctor or health professional to determine an amount that is just right for you.