FAQ’s On CBD
We understand how confusing CBD can be to understand. From understanding what CBD can actually do for the body & mind, knowing how much CBD to take, the different types of CBD, where your CBD is coming from, what strength of CBD to take and so on. We have included FAQ's as well as common topics and some clarity on any confusion that could possibly arise when researching the industry.
[HEMP VS MARIJUANA]
The compound CBD can come from the Hemp plant OR Marijuana plant; Both are in the Cannabis family. In order to be legal in the state of TN, any Hemp derived CBD product must contain .3% or less Delta9 THC. There tends to be confusion behind this; in some cases people believe that CBD that comes from the Hemp plant is not as good as CBD from the Marijuana plant, when in fact the compound CBD can come from either plant and still be just as beneficial. Another common confusion is the amount of .3% or less Delta9 THC can get you "high". When in fact, you cannot get that euphoric "high" from CBD. It is always a good idea to follow label instructions when taking your product of choice.
[HEMP OIL vs. CBD OIL]
Yes there is a difference between the two! Hemp oil is NOT CBD oil and will not do the same thing or be near as strong as CBD oil. Hemp oil typically comes from the seeds of the Hemp plant and those seeds are cold pressed. People mainly take Hemp oil for its Fatty Acid compounds. Some companies will label their product as “Hemp Derived” or “Hemp Oil” but you will find the word CBD somewhere else on the packaging if this is a true CBD oil. Now, some CBD products actually contain Hemp oil as well, making the product that much more beneficial!
There are different methods used when extracting the CBD compound (along with other compounds) from the plant.
A common, clean extraction method is CO2 extraction; which is what a lot of companies have turned to, present day.
Another commonly used method is Ethanol Extraction. The Ethanol Extraction method is "Regarded as Safe" by the FDA. This method has been deemed as a more effective method than CO2.
Another 2-part method is called Nano-Emulsion. A summarized breakdown of this method would be: Nano-Emulsion send nano sized emulsions (ripples) into the oil which produces a larger water solubility within the body; helping the body to absorb more as well as absorb quicker into the bloodstream.
Cold pressed CBD products are another method that is commonly used today.
[FULL SPECTRUM VS ISOLATE VS BROAD SPECTRUM]
When buying CBD, you will most likely come across the term "Full Spectrum", "Isolate", or "Broad Spectrum".
Full Spectrum means this CBD oil contains a wide variety of compounds such as CBD, CBDA, THC, THCV, CBG and so on. Many believe Full Spectrum products are the most beneficial because these products contain a vast array of compounds. (Each compound works in the body differently and helps in its own way.) It is scientifically proven that the CBD and THC compounds DO need each other to be the most beneficial. With Full Spectrum, most concerns boil down to, "Will I fail a drug test?". Although the answer is 99.9% no, with improper use of Full Spectrum products, there is a .01% chance you could. Give us a call with more details surrounding this question.
Isolate means the CBD product contains only the compound CBD. Meaning it is 100% pure CBD, with NO THC. Isolate products have proven not to be the most beneficial way to intake CBD. The Isolate crystals are not the best for your stomach, or body and are currently being tested for safety by the FDA. However, CBD Isolate products, in higher mg's, are a great way to try CBD for those who are skeptical of failing a drug test.
Broad Spectrum CBD is when you need the best of both worlds. Broad Spectrum is a formula containing CBD as well as a number of other compounds MINUS the THC. So you have the beneficial aspects of more than CBD but without the THC. This is fairly new when it comes to scientific research and the exact benefits and aspects that make up the Broad Spectrum family, but known to be beneficial. However, the end result from an extraction of Broad Spectrum, is a little questionable considering the compounds are inconsistent each time.
ALWAYS request lab results from any place you buy your CBD products. Third party lab results will show you the percentage of each compound that makes up the product you are buying. Meaning, you can see if there is really any trace amounts (.3% or less) of Delta 9 THC. Keep in mind the TOTAL THC can legally be higher than .3%. If the company or business can't provide lab results or tell you where the Hemp was grown at, you are 100% in the right to question the product and do some research before buying.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a plant in the Cannabis family that is grown for not only medicinal purposes but also things such as the following: food, nutritional supplements, medicine, skin/body care products, paper, building materials, plastic, bio-fuels, and a LOT more.
What is CBD?
Its full name, Cannabidiol, is 1 of hundreds of compounds that come from the Hemp OR Marijuana plant. But in the State of Tennessee and most cases for legal purposes, comes from the Hemp plant. The Hemp plant can be grown outdoors or indoors. Once the plant has finished harvesting, the plant is then extracted, hence where the compound CBD then comes from. The extraction process used to get the oil from the plant contains many highly nutritious properties on top of the compounds. The benefits of certain extraction methods are as listed: omega 3 fatty acids, natural terpenes, vitamins & minerals, chlorophyll, amino acids and more.
What does CBD Help with?
Epilepsy/Seizures, Anxiety, Depression, Anti-Inflammatory, Nausea, Aches & Pains, Recovery from surgery, Diabetes, Acne, Memory Loss, Nicotine & Drug addiction, Reduction of Cancer cells over time, Arthritis, Headaches & Migraines, Digestion, Stress, Relaxation, Tension, Insomnia, Restlessness, Muscle & Joint pain, Sore Muscles & Limbs, Blood flow, Mood, Dietary Supplement, Allergies, and MANY more things.
Can CBD get you high?
No, this is a non-psychoactive substance that does not affect or alter your thoughts and behaviors in a psychoactive way.
Can I 'overdose' or take too much CBD?
To this day, there have been no reported or known incidents in which CBD has caused a fatal accident. According to a 2011 study, regular daily doses up to 1,500mg have been reported to be well tolerated in human beings.
Is CBD the same as Marijuana (THC)?
They are apart of the same species of plant known as Cannabis Sativa L, but they are not the same thing. They have different qualities but similar uses. With Hemp, there is most commonly a high % of CBD and low % of THC. While Marijuana has a high % of THC and low % of CBD.
Is CBD legal where I live?
Yes! CBD is legal in all 50 states but must contain less than .3% Delta9 THC in most states. However, each state is a little different!