Frequently asked CBD questions
Feel confident and safe knowing the answers to these commonly asked questions about CBD.
If you haven’t noticed yet, CBD has quickly become like the popular kid in school… Everyone seems to be constantly talking about it, and we all seem to agree that it’s wonderful.
But many of us, especially those new to CBD, still have some questions… like, how and why did it get so quickly popular in the first place?!?
In just a few short years, CBD went from controversial to a must-have supplement that everybody is using for literally alllllll the things. From oil tinctures to reduce stress and anxiety, to CBD-enhanced food and beverages, and even skincare products – CBD can be found in many everyday products today.
On this page, we will tackle some of the questions about CBD that we get asked most. You can also find a ton more info about CBD on our blog. Or, feel free to reach out to us anytime with any questions you have – we would love to hear from you!
When you take CBD internally, the effects are cumulative. This means that it builds up in your body over time, so it is important to take it daily for maximum results. Many people feel instant effects for things like stress and anxiety relief, help with sleep, and more. However, in most cases you will begin to experience its full benefits after 3-4 weeks of daily use.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis plants. Although all cannabis plants including marijuana have small amounts of CBD, hemp plants have much larger amounts. CBD is one of over 120 different naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the “high”. THC is what produces the high and with CBD products there is usually either no THC or trace amounts (less than 0.3%). CBD can be used to help conditions such as chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, depression, and anxiety.
Cannabigerol, also called CBG, is known as the mother of all cannabinoids. While a hemp plant grows, it produces cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) which is the first cannabinoid that forms within the plant. Like CBD, both CBD and CBG are cannabinoids, extracted from the cannabis plant and they share lots of similarities.
For instance, both cannabinoids have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties but they also have their differences. CBG has an advantage over CBD in the way it interacts with the endocannabinoid system.
While CBD is not able to directly interact with its cannabinoid receptors in your brain, CBG directly links with both kinds of ECS receptors.
CBG is also harder to extract from the cannabis plant making it more expensive. CBG can be effective at treating conditions such as glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.
CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a molecular system responsible for maintaining balance in the body, and it plays a role in many different processes, including mood, communication between cells, maintaining homeostasis of the body, memory, metabolism, pain perception, immune function and more…CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and body that help to regulate these processes.
Research has shown that CBD may offer a wide range of potential benefits, including relief from pain and anxiety, improved sleep quality, reduced inflammation, and better overall health. Even Pharma produced a CBD based drug called Epidiolex which was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy—Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.
CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get you high. THC is the compound in cannabis that is responsible for the psychoactive effects. So, you cannot get high from CBD alone. If there are trace amounts of THC in your tincture, it is possible to feel high if you take large doses but this is very uncommon.
No, CBD Salves and creams cannot get you high. Your skin absorbs the topical CBD after it is applied, which leads to a reduction or elimination in your pain and discomfort. This happens because the cannabinoids in the salve binds to the cannabinoid receptors present throughout your body.
CBD has been shown to be generally safe and well-tolerated. It is always possible that someone could experience side effects but that’s usually if overdosed. The most common side effects reported from CBD use include dry mouth, dizziness and diarrhea but these are very rare.
No. The big difference between hemp-derived CBD and marijuana-derived CBD is, hemp-derived CBD usually contains less than 0.3% THC. Which is usually not enough to cause any psychoactive effect in users and marijuana tinctures usually have much less CGD and much more THC.
This is a common question and it depends… Almost all drug tests are looking for THC, not CBD. However, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD contain trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3), which in rare cases can cause you to fail a drug test.
It’s very important to know the difference between CBD and hemp oil to ensure you’re choosing the right oil to treat your ailments. CBD tinctures and hemp oil come from very different sources.
CBD tinctures are made from the flowers, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant, which are the only parts of the plant where CBD is found. Hemp oil is made from hemp seeds where there is little to no CBD content at all.
CBD Oil is known for its calming effects on the mind and body. Hemp oil is best known for its positive effects on skin health, helping to treat wrinkles and prevent breakouts.
There are three common types of CBD extractions that are used in CBD products: full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate CBD. The biggest difference is the balance of cannabinoids. Each type of CBD offers different benefits and can make a big difference when selecting the type to treat your health issue.
Full spectrum CBD is a whole plant extract that contains CBD and all 120+ other cannabinoids, amino acids, and essential oils found within the plant! Full spectrum CBD is one of the healthiest types of CBD. All of these compounds have various benefits and work together to increase efficacy. Full spectrum CBD is often considered the best type and is typically priced higher for that reason.
Isolate CBD is 99% pure CBD. In isolate CBD, the whole plant extract has been further refined to isolate the CBD compound, thereby removing all other cannabinoids, essential oils, and amino acids. While this is the purest form of CBD, it lacks other cannabinoids and compounds, and for that reason isn’t as good for you.
Broad Spectrum CBD is similar to full spectrum, but all trace amounts of THC have been stripped completely. Although the hemp plant naturally contains very little amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) broad spectrum CBD is devoid of all THC. Scientific research shows that the trace amounts of THC in hemp are good for you and work together with the other cannabinoids to produce optimal results.
While CBD is great for sleep, thanks to its ability to interact with our body’s natural Endocannabinoid System, it isn’t really a sedative. CBD does help maintain homeostasis—physical and mental balance & stability throughout the whole body and does help both the mind and body relax which encourages quality sleep.
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