FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

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Before beginning any new supplement routine, it is suggested you consult your doctor.

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 60 active chemical compounds (or ‘cannabinoids’) in the marijuana plant. It is usually the second-most abundant cannabinoid, behind THC.

How does CBD work?

CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These receptors have been found in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body.

Do I need a doctor's’ prescription or medical marijuana card?

No. Since hemp-derived CBD products are dietary supplements, there is no need to obtain a doctor’s recommendation or to live in a medical marijuana state to have our products delivered to your door. However, there are CBD oil products that are derived from medical marijuana, in which case, you will need to either have a doctor’s prescription or live in a medical marijuana state.

Does CBD come from marijuana or hemp? In addition, what is the difference between the two?

Marijuana and hemp are two different varieties of cannabis that come from the same species of plant (Cannabis sativa L). In general, CBD is found abundantly in both. It is important to note that CBD is typically found in the seeds and stem of marijuana – not in the flowering buds (which is the part that you smoke). The hemp plant is an entirely different strain of cannabis that contains high quantities of CBD throughout (stem, buds, etc.), and practically zero traces of THC. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is then technically a “marijuana” plant. Most all CBD-based products come from the industrial hemp plant.

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

THC affects the brain by binding to naturally occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD is a differently shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system.

What is the difference between marijuana CBD oil and industrial hemp CBD oil?

The main difference between marijuana CBD and hemp CBD are the differences in levels of THC the oil contains.  Marijuana CBD oil typically contains a high level of THC along with CBD, which means that it is psychoactive. Hemp CBD, on the other hand, has high level of CBD with minimal amount of THC (<0.3%).  

Will CBD get me high?

No, CBD will not get you high. It is non-intoxicating. THC is the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is the one responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana.

In fact, CBD is antagonistic to the marijuana high; some research expresses its potential to prevent THC molecules from binding to the brain’s receptors.

Do cannabidiol (CBD) and other natural hemp based constituents show up on a drug test?

A high-quality CBD product with minimal THC is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a screening to notice the drug. (Research has shown that people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. This translates to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD oil with a THC content of 0.3% or less).

If you are subject to any form of drug testing, we recommend (as does the United States Military) that you do not ingest our products before consulting with your healthcare, drug screening/testing company, or employer.

Can I give CBD oil to my pets?

Yes, we offer Full Spectrum CBD tinctures for pets and equine. We advise that you do your own research on CBD and consult your vet before trying it out.  Basic dosing rule for cats and dogs: 1-5 mg CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight, twice daily. Increase slowly up to 7 times starting dose for severe conditions.

We recommend dropping it on food or a small treat, and starting with smaller doses to gauge your pet’s reaction. There are no set CBD dosing guidelines for people or pets, so please consult your trusted vet if you have any concerns about your pet’s medical conditions or drug interactions.

What is the difference between CBD Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?

Hemp Seed Oil is derived from the hemp seeds and is mainly used for dietary purposes. Refined hemp seed oil can also be used in beauty care products, as they have amazing skin care properties. CBD Hemp oil is not the same thing as hemp seed oil, as it is extracted from one of hemps many cannabinoids and have fundamentally different properties.

How much CBD should I take?

The dosing for CBD products varies for each individual, Physician’s recommend starting with 2-10 mg at bedtime. Slowly add daytime dosing if needed starting with a low dose of 1-3 mg every 3-4 hours. Use the same initial dose for several days. Total doses of 50mg per day is not unusual for an average adult. Observe the effects, take notes, and if necessary adjust the amount. Micro dosing is also a good way to determine how much CBD you will need to see the awesome benefits this great product has to offer.