CBD the major compound found in all cannabis plants that is responsible for its revolutionary health promoting properties. CBD or Canabidiol, is like a brother or sister to the more commonly known compound THC. However, unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, so is safe for the whole family as it produces no high.
CBD is a phytocannabinoid; a type of cannabinoid that is consumed rather than naturally created by the body (endocannabinoids). CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system and receptors in the brain to help with the mediation of pain perception and provide a general boost in well-being. If you would like to read more about this subject, click here for our blog on the topic.
CBD oils are extracted from Cannabis Sativa plants and accounts for 40% of the extracts taken out. Although the CBD compound is present in psychoactive cannabis (marijuana) and non-psychoactive cannabis (hemp), CBD oil is extracted from the plant and the THC components are removed. If you would like to read more on the process, click here to read our blog about the process of extracting CBD oils.
Yes – CBD oil obtained from hemp is legal, because the FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be food-based products, so their importation and consumption is not restricted. However, it is not legal to grow hemp in most of the US states. For this reason, a lot of companies producing CBD oil or other cannabidiol-rich supplements, source their hemp from countries where it is legal to grow it. Industrial hemp can be legally grown in most countries and CBD oil can be purchased in most of those countries.
No – You will not get high from CBD oil. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the two most prominent cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant, the other one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Both of them occur in this plant naturally, and can be found in higher or lower concentrations, depending on the part of the plant we refer to. CBD is not psychoactive, which means you cannot get high from cannabidiol-rich products. Conversely, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a strong psychoactive substance which gets you stoned. As long as you consume products made of specially-bred industrial hemp plants, you shouldn’t experience any unwanted effects. Hemp contains little to no THC, while recreational cannabis can contain between 5% and 20% THC.
We produce CBD oil that is sold as a dietary supplement, so we’re not making any medical claims. However we do encourage you to research this topic yourself, as there are trustworthy websites where you’ll find studies on the effects and benefits of cannabidiol in various conditions. We may refer to such studies here, but only to inform you about them. Our CBD products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease although it is quite possible those suffering from any one or more of a variety of ailments could see benefit from taking CBD.
This really depends on which product you are using, how you use it and how your body adapts to it. We recommend starting with 1 drop per serving, once or twice a day and see if this dosage works for you. If it’s the first time you’re using a hemp oil supplement, we encourage you to discuss with your healthcare practitioner if you have specific questions.