What is CBD?
CBD is extracted from industrial hemp, only from the flowers and stalks, not the seeds. CBD is a compound that interacts with the body’s intrinsic endocannabinoid system, which includes a series of receptors that naturally regulates pain, your immune system, your endocrine system, your stress responses, and your moods, among other important functions.
Will CBD make me high?
CBD itself is not psychoactive, so it does not cause the "high" associated with THC. CBD is one the key cannabinoids in hemp which acts to relieve stress and anxiety, soothe pain, and promote brain and body homeostasis.
Can I give CBD to my pets?
Absolutely! Yes, you can. Your pets need CBD treatments for the same reasons as humans: anxiety, pain, seizures, insomnia, among other conditions. Dogs, for instance, have more endocannabinoid receptors in their brains than humans, so they are very receptive to CBD and other cannabinoids. But they are overly sensitive to THC, and they can be allergic to it in large doses, so we suggest that you avoid giving full-spectrum selections to your dogs. Unless your dog is in severe pain or has cancer, we recommend that you use only CBD isolates and PCR products.
How will I know if my CBD is working?
CBD is not a "cure" for your ailment or condition. It does not cure cancer or epilepsy, or other such diseases. It may be magical for some, but it is not itself magic. CBD products "work" when they provide symptomatic relief. That is, CBD helps treat the various symptoms of disorders and diseases, and it can lead you to better mind/body health. To judge how well CBD works, compare your physical and mental states carefully before and after taking the product. If you don't experience relief, consider trying a higher dosage or a different method of delivery.
Are CBD and hemp products legal in the US?
Yes, they certainly are legal! Nearly all CBD products come from industrial hemp, with less than 0.3% naturally occurring THC. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the by-products of industrial hemp are legal at the federal level, and they are exempt from the Federal Controlled Substances Act. A few states, however, have moved to block the sale of CBD and other hemp-based products. Please check your own state's regulations for further guidance in this matter.
Will CBD products make me fail a drug test?
If you are using full-spectrum CBD, then you may, in very rare cases, test positive, as these products contain .3% THC. However, if you are using only a CBD isolate, then you should not test positive for THC. Exercise caution, of course, but with most drug tests, the urine drug screen for THC-COOH has very little cross-reactivity to non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as CBD.
Can I pass through airport security with CBD?
Yes, you can travel in the U.S. with CBD products, as long as they are within the 3 oz. guidelines for all containers. For travel outside the U.S., check with customs first. CBD is not legal in every country. For example, it is illegal in Australia and China. In such countries, possession of CBD is treated the same as other illegal drugs.
What are the medical benefits of CBD?
Abundant research, science, studies, and testimonies can be found on this site and online regarding the effectiveness of authentic CBD products. We encourage you to explore these further or talk to your doctor or vet about the safety and usefulness of CBD and other cannabinoids for a broad range of conditions.
Does CBD have any side effects?
In very rare cases, some humans and pets may have allergic reactions to hemp-derived products. However, most experience only positive effects from CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids. In cases of overdose, the main effects are sleepiness, fatigue, or mild diarrhea.
How much CBD can I take?
You and your pets cannot "overdose" with CBD-isolate and PCR products. The worst side effects may be sleepiness, fatigue, or diarrhea. With full-spectrum products, however, you may want to exercise more caution, especially if you are concerned about failing a drug test.
How does CBD interact with other medications?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cannabidiol is “safe, well tolerated, and not associated with any significant adverse public health effects." Yet, because CBD inhibits the cytochrome P-450 enzyme system, the system responsible for metabolizing about 90% of the drugs you consume, it may interfere with the processing of other drugs, such as statins, Prozac, Beta blockers, opiates, Risperidone, and certain sedatives. For this reason, if you are taking Warfarin or another blood thinner, you should avoid grapefruit juice. Also, CBD can interact poorly with particular anti-histamines, Nyquil, and some flu medicines. As with any other medication combinations, consult with your doctor before taking CBD if you have any concerns.
What does CBD do to my brain and body?
All humans and mammals naturally have receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2, and they are known for having a large impact on your overall well-being and general health. The CB1 receptors in your brain are associated with emotional responses and can affect mood, pain, appetite, coordination, and movements. Your CB2 receptors are found throughout your body, including your skin, and can affect your immune system and endocrine system. CBD and THC are two exterior compounds that have an effect on the individual endocannabinoid system. In fact, your endocannabinoid system is what responds to these chemical's presence in the body and causes your body to react to them with enzyme regulation. The differing effects of CBD and THC are results of their interactions with your endocannabinoid system. While numerous studies are currently measuring CBD’s long-term effects on the brain and body, it is a known fact that this is the intrinsic human and mammal system with which the cannabinoid compound interacts.
What are the differences between Isolate, Broad Spectrum, PCR, and Full Spectrum?
CBD isolates contain only CBD. With isolates, the CBD has been "isolated" from all other cannabinoids. Isolates also contain zero THC. "Broad Spectrum and "PCR" are essentially synonymous terms of art. These products contain CBD plus other cannabinoids, but no THC. "Full Spectrum" products contain CBD as well as other beneficial cannabinoids, including .3% THC, the legally allowable amount by weight. Full-spectrum CBD compounds produce the therapeutic "entourage effect" of all the cannabinoids and terpenes working together to target your CB1 and CB2 receptors. However, full-spectrum products are not always advisable for your pets, because they have higher endocannabinoid sensitivities to THC. CBD isolates are recommended for most pet ailments.
What are the differences between hemp oil and CBD oil?
“Hemp oil” is the catch-all name given to any oil extracted from the hemp plant, regardless of its cannabinoid content. CBD oil, however, contains a high concentration of cannabinoids, because it is extracted from only the flowers and stalks. Thus, not all hemp oil is CBD. In fact, most of the "hemp oil" for sale on Amazon does not contain CBD, because it has been extracted from the hemp seeds only.
Will my CBD products expire?
We recommend using CBD products within one (1) year of the manufacture date indicated on the package. Our CBD products will not "go bad," but they may lose their potency after a year. Keeping them in a cool and dry place, out of sunlight, is the best way to preserve their efficacy and potency.
How long should my CBD purchase last?
One 30 ml tincture, for instance, contains about 60 half-dropper doses. If taken twice per day, as suggested, then the tincture bottle will last for one month. With 20 mg capsules, for example, if taken once a day, the bottle will last for one month.
How can I take CBD?
This depends on your personal preference and your or your pet's needs. We offer a range of tinctures, topicals, edibles, and inhalants, and we're glad to offer guidance in the best methods of delivery.