What is CBD
CBD hemp oil is made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp, unlike medical marijuana products, which are usually made from plants with high concentrations of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, these hemp oil products are non-psychoactive meaning they will not get you high.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 85 cannabinoids presently identified in the cannabis plant and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana after THC. In hemp, however, THC is only present in trace amounts, while CBD dominates the plant’s makeup. CBD interacts with our naturally occurring systems, but is non-psychotropic, it doesn’t cause a high. This makes it a safer, less controversial alternative, while still offering significant health benefits.
What is THC
THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical that causes the psychological effects of marijuana. THC is just one of the many compounds that are excreted from the glands of a marijuana plant. The glands are usually found in the reproductive organs on the plant versus other areas of the plant.
Is Hemp/CBD Legal
If sourced properly, hemp oil extract is legal to purchase in all 50 states. To be considered hemp, the cannabis plant must have less than 0.3% THC. You should always check with your local government office for the most up to date information regarding the legality of CBD in your area. This document should not be considered legal advice. We strongly recommend that you check with your own local laws to ensure that you informed with the level of legality of these products before you buy them.
Full Spectrum VS Isolate
What is better? Full Spectrum CBD Oil or Isolate? This is often one of the first questions asked when looking at using CBD for the first time. Once you understand the difference between these, you should feel better about making a decision on which CBD oil product to buy for your needs.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Full Spectrum generally refers to CBD oil products that not only contain CBD, but also contain some terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN and yes, even some trace amounts of THC. Usually these will be in ratios that were naturally occurring and extracted from the plant and specific strain. Sometimes they are also added back into products as an isolated form to increase the potency of the product. If you can be subject to drug testing, Full Spectrum is something to be cautious about. While THC found in full spectrum hemp products is minimal (less than 0.3%), there is a chance it will trigger positive on a drug test.
If you are concerned about being drug tested or are sensitive to THC, then Isolate maybe be a better CBD oil product for you. Isolate products might be highlighted as being 99+% pure CBD. This means the product will have nothing but CBD in it because the CBD has literally been isolated from everything else in the marijuana plant. Isolate oils generally consist of a carrier oil, such as MCT Oil, infused with the crystalline isolate powder.
Do you offer Third Party Lab Results
Yes! In fact, we recommend you only purchase CBD oil from companies who make 3rd party lab reports available. Third party lab testing provides you with important information such as the purity of the product, the cannabinoid and terpene profile and whether harmful toxins may be present.
Will Hemp help me with…?
We are not licensed to treat medical issues, so we can’t diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any ailment. We encourage you to talk to your doctor for specific concerns or questions or to do your own research on hemp extract. There is a wealth of information at your fingertips.
What Kind of CBD Products are available?
CBD products come in many different forms. Each person must decide what is best for them based on their lifestyle and preferences. These are main types of CBD which can be used:
Vaping is done by using a vape pen or another device which is similar to smoking. A vaporizer heats the cannabis flower or oil but doesn’t burn it so the active ingredients are inhaled as a vapor. There is no smoke involved.
Tinctures are a liquid extract where the active ingredients of cannabis are dissolved in alcohol or another solvent. They are the easiest and most discreet form of CBD you can take. You take them by placing a few drops under your tongue and holding for 60-90 seconds.
Sublingual sprays are made from cannabis extracts that may be mixed with another substance like coconut oil. This cannabis concentrate is sprayed under the tongue and is quickly absorbed into your body.
Edibles – i.e. gummies - are foods or snacks cooked with cannabis-infused oil or butter. The effects of edibles can last 4 to 6 hours which is generally longer than vaping. However, the effects are much slower than for inhaled cannabis or sublingual sprays. Remember, these are not candy (even though they may taste like it) so you must monitor your consumption. Edibles may not be appropriate for someone suffering from nausea, vomiting or lack of appetite.
Capsules & Gel Caps
Cannabis oil can also be taken in a capsule or gel cap like a vitamin or supplement. The effect, duration and dosing are similar to that of edibles.
Topicals & Salves
Topicals or salves are a Cannabis tinctures and oil infused in a balm, lotion or ointment and applied directly to the skin. Since these products are applied externally, topicals and salves are not inebriating.
Cannabis can be prepared as an herbal tea and may include significant amounts of CBD and THC in their raw “acid” form (CBDA and THCA) because the heat required to steep tea is less than the temperature necessary for "decarboxylation," which transforms CBDA into CBD and THCA into THC. Cannabis tea is not inebriating because cannabinoid acids do not bind with receptors in the brain.
How is your CBD extracted?
Our hemp oil is CO2 extracted from European industrial hemp plants. The CBD is then isolated from the oil, allowing us to create potent products.
What are CB Receptors
CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain in the central and peripheral nervous system are thought to affect the dopamine and serotinin systems. CB1 receptors have been found to be important in reducing anxiety.
CB2 receptors are found generally throughout the body in the immune system. Parts of the immune system that CB2 receptors can be found are in the spleen or tonsils. They can also be found in B-Cells and T-Cells.