Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. Cannabidiol is the 2nd most abundant cannabinoid in the plant after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD can be sourced from both marijuana and hemp plants. It has been recognized for its benefits on human and animal health and is capable of affecting nearly every biological process. CBD is non-psychotoxic (i.e. it does not result in feelings of euphoria) and has a remarkable safety profile.
Who should take CBD?
CBD is recommended for anyone who desires a more organic way of healing.
The answer is NO. Just a little reminder that the main intoxicating ingredient in cannabis is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Now the reason CBD does not get you "high" is because unlike THC, CBD is very bad at activating the CB1 receptor. In fact, evidence suggests that it actually interferes with the activity of the CB1 receptor, especially in the presence of THC. When THC and CBD work together to affect CB1 receptor activity, users tend to feel a more mellow, nuanced high and have a much lower chance of experiencing paranoia compared to the effects felt when CBD is absent. That's because THC activates the CB1 receptor, while CBD inhibits it. They balance each other out.
Does CBD get me "high"?
How does CBD work?
CBD directly interacts with several proteins in the body and central nervous system a few of them are components of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD has a liking for both the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors.
For example, our bodies have other receptor proteins that participate in the endocannabinoid system, such as GPR3, GPR6, TRPV1, and TRPV2. CBD ties on to all of these resulting in possible anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects that may occur through these pathways.
CBD also mildly activates one of the brain's major serotonin receptors (5-HT1A). The studies done on mice, may explain its supposed effects on depression and anxiety. Also, how it acts as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors(PPARs) which indicates its functionality in fighting inflammation.
Yes it is. Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC became legal.
Is CBD legal?
What are CB1 Receptors?
CB1 Receptors are vital components of the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS helps the body maintain homeostasis. This is done through its three main components: “messenger” molecules called cannabinoids, the receptors that these molecules bind to, and the enzymes that break them down for the body to synthesize. Pain, stress, appetite, energy, metabolism, cardiovascular function, reward and motivation, reproduction, and sleep are all functions that the ECS can balance.
The body’s most studied cannabinoid receptors are the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) and Cannabinoid-2 receptors (CB2).
Terpenes possess many health benefits, but they play a crucial role in synergically working together with cannabinoids, known as the Entourage Effect. Studies have shown that cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, are much more effective when terpenes are present because terpenes help cannabinoids alter the blood-brain barrier—influencing the number of cannabinoids that can pass through that barrier and connecting with your Endocannabinoid System.
How do Terpenes enhance the effects of CBD?
What are the different types of CBD products in the market?
Flower: Combusting or vaporizing CBD weed allows users to feel the potential therapeutic effects of CBD almost immediately.
Isolate: CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form: a fine white powder. This crystalline form of CBD is versatile and allows users to measure precise doses.
Concentrates: CBD can also be purchased in concentrate form, including raw CBD oil, cartridges, vape pens, syringes, and more. Concentrates bridge the gap between CBD flower and CBD isolate.
Infusions: Research and opportunity have driven chefs and chemists to infuse CBD into all sorts of readily usable products, including edibles, sublingual sprays, and even topicals.
The most effective way to consume CBD oil is under the tongue. Shake the bottle then, squeeze the top of the dropper to fill with desired amount. Drop oil directly under your tongue, hold for 30-90 seconds, then swallow. We recommend that you start off with a low dosage and adjust as needed. Remember, you can never use "too much" so don't worry if you think you "over did it."
What is the recommended dosage when it comes to tinctures?
Are the edibles Gluten Free?
Yes, our edibles are gluten free and NON GMO.