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We’ve done our best to answer many common questions people have about CBD. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most common chemical compounds, also known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. CBD is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the medical cannabis hemp plant. CBD and other cannabinoids are responsible for the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant. Both CBD and THC extract come from the same plant, yet they serve different purposes. CBD is considered to be a polypharmacological substance, which means it can relieve multiple pathways in the body’s immune system at once. It also doesn’t make you feel ‘high’ like the THC extract does.

Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds that occur naturally in the human body (endocannabinoids) and cannabis plants (phytocannabinoids). CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in mammals and triggers various physiological actions. Among the 500 or so natural components in cannabis sativa plants, more than 100 are classified as phytocannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the best-known compound due to its psychoactive and medicinal qualities, while cannabidiol (CBD) appears to play a significant role in the plant’s medicinal benefits, without causing users to get high.

Terpenes are the aromatic molecules that give the cannabis plant, flowers, trees, fruits, and plants their wide range of scents, flavors, and effects. In simple terms, terpenes are like essential natural oils produced by all plants.

Terpenes, like cannabinoids, bind to receptors in your brain and produce specific effects. Terpenes work in tandem to either inhibit or activate the effects of other compounds within the plant. With the right terpenes, CBD does not merely outwardly improve symptoms, it also effectively treats many underlying causes. In layman terms, when cannabinoids are combined with various terpenes, you get better therapeutic benefits than the cannabinoids alone.

CBD has been utilized as a remedy for a wide range of conditions chronic pain, relaxation, sleep, PCOS, diabetes, and more. It has been linked with a wide range of health benefits including chronic pain, hormonal imbalance, migraine, anxiety, and depression.

Most individuals who have used CBD products have attested to its ability in improving their overall health in one way or the other. CBD interacts with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the central nervous system. It can also play an important role in reducing the prevalence of age-related diseases and conditions, delay signs of aging, aide in treating pet ailments, and more. There continues to be a plethora of research on CBD on its abundant benefits.

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is one of the numerous phytochemicals extracted from the cannabis plant. It is the second most abundant cannabinoid after Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and has been linked with a wide range of health benefits including chronic pain, hormonal imbalance, migraine, anxiety, and depression. Data gathered from scientific research has shown that CBD can elicit anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and antimicrobial effects.

This level of activity is attributed to the ability of CBD to interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is the body’s reservoir of cannabinoids, and it plays an active role in the central nervous systems and controls cognitive responses such as appetite, hormonal balance, pain, rest and sleep. Once present in the body, CBD forms compounds with the CB1 and CB2 receptors to deliver the mixture to the target cells. The level of activity of CBD is affected by the bioavailability of the product, its concentration, overall body chemistry and the type of health condition being treated or prevented.

CBD can be administered orally (through the mouth), topical (on the skin) or by vaping. While we can’t pinpoint which delivery method is best for a particular person, adequate care must always be taken to remember that the nature of the condition being treated determines the best method of delivery. Consult your physician or contact us to determine the best method of delivery for our CBD products.

Read our dosing guide to learn how to find your ideal dose.

You can take CBD as often as needed. It is not addictive and does not present adverse side effects or make you high. There are also no adverse side effects if you decide to stop taking CBD.

Yes. Combining products is fine.

For example, you may take a dose of CBD in the morning in a capsule form, then take something like CBD oil for sleep support before you go to sleep. Another example includes using a topical for pain along with a CBD oil or capsule. You can also use any of the skin care products with all of our other products.

Yes. Before we add CBD to any of our products, we take it through a rigorous lab testing process to ensure quality, purity, and reliability. These lab tests guarantee that there is an accurate concentration of the cannabinoids for the final product. We also always check for toxins, heavy metals, mildew, any fungi or molds, and any residual solvents after the purification and production process. This way, we know our CBD will be safe from any potential contaminants.

Learn more about our process.

CBD itself does not have an expiration date, but it’s generally believed that it should not be kept for more than 18 months depending on how often it is used or stored. CBD products should be stored in the refrigerator or in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Please refer to the product expiration dates on your CBD product(s).

Depending on the nature of your CBD product, you should store your CBD products in cool, dry place and away from sunlight. Exposing the product to excessive sunlight can affect its taste and the concentration of the active compound.

Yes. CBD can be beneficial for healthy individuals. It can play an active role in the growth and development of the body. Reserach has show it can boost immunity, improve nerve function, reduce the accumulation and harmful effects of free radicals, improve hormonal balances, trigger the production of feel-good hormones, boost the product of endocannabinoids, and improve body metabolism and appetite. Some researchers believe that the underlying cause of many ailments is linked to a deficiency in the number of cannabinoids in circulation known as clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD). The use of CBD can boost the production of endocannabinoids, thus handling cases linked with their deficiency. Using CBD products can improve your health status and assist your body systems in functioning well.

Industrial-grade CBD will not get you high. It does not contain the psychoactive component that is present in other species of the cannabis plant. The cannabinoid responsible for causing you to get “high” is called THC. CBD comes from cannabis hemp plants that purposefully contain little to no THC. Because CBD cannot get you “high,” it’s a great option for symptom relief for patients of all kinds.

Yes! Industrial-grade CBD is legal in most places, including all 50 states in the U.S. CBD has no psychoactive effects, which is why it is legal in most places. Its cousin, THC, is still illegal in many places. Industrial-grade CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC.

Ultimately, the consumption of CBD products (with little to no trace amounts of THC), will not show up on standard drug tests, as CBD is not an indication of impairment. Though we recommend full disclosure to medical professionals regarding CBD and/or other medications. CBD consumption is not commonly grounds for workplace discipline, but you should check your workplace drug policy for more information. All of our products are THC free except for FSO tinctures.

Although the name may sound confusing, CBD oil and hemp seed oil do not share any similarities as the two differ in their chemical composition. While hemp seed oil is extracted from pressing hemp seeds, it lacks CBD and terpenes. CBD oil, on the other hand, is extracted from the flowers of the cannabis hemp plant and contains over 100 different cannabinoids and a combination of other plant chemicals such as alkaloids, terpenes and essential oils which have been shown to possess one therapeutic property or the other.

While there are only little to no known side effects from CBD, it’s important to note that occasionally the effects of CBD could be unwelcome by some users – even something as simple as drowsiness. CBD can cause drowsiness if taken in tandem with a medication that also causes drowsiness.

Naturally, CBD intake in the right dose won’t make you feel drowsy, but when taken in high doses, it can sometimes result in drowsiness, especially if taken in tandem with other medications that also cause drowsiness.

Absolutely. We recommend it! Many people are turning to CBD oil to offer relief to their pets! CBD oil may be able to help pets with some of the same issues that humans face. For example, pet owners give their dogs CBD oil and CBD pet treats for arthritis, nervousness and misbehavior, pain relief, and more.

This is another one of those questions that can differ from person to person. If you do not feel the CBD effects immediately, give it some time. You can slowly increase your dosage as you go if you feel you need more. Sometimes you will feel the effects of CBD right away. This is especially true if you choose to vape CBD. Other times you will only feel CBD hit you later, like if you choose to digest CBD in edible form.

You can get more information from our CBD dosing guide.

It has been said that CBD has little to no ugly side effects, but it’s also important to note that sometimes too much CBD oil intake could result in an unwelcomed reaction for some users. Every drug has a dosage, and so does CBD. There are several factors to be considered when determining the best dosage for your CBD oil. Always make sure you take note of your body chemistry, body-to mass ratio, the level and type of the ailment being experienced and the concentration of the CBD product. It is always advisable to start with small doses of CBD until you experience the best effect and do not go above it.

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Yes. CBD can interact with other medications if taken in a high dose or in tandem with other medications that demonstrate similar reactions to CBD. Therefore, it is always good to seek medical advice before taking CBD if you are taking other medications.