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CBD 101

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What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring substance that is credited with helping a host of medical issues—including epileptic seizures, anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation, and sleeplessness. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive. In other words, CBD doesn’t cause a high.

Can you get high off CBD?

Hemp is NOT marijuana, make the answer simple. It's not likely you will get high from CBD. Each hemp plant contains a low amount of THC, much lower than a marijuana plant. If you were to smoke a hemp plant, at most it would only give you a headache. As a result, large amounts of hemp are needed to be harvested to produce enough CBD to extract and create CBD-based products. All of our products are 0.00% THC Broad Spectrum, providing you with all of the benefits of CBD without the possibility of psychoactive effects.

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

CBD products with 0.00% THC will not show on a drug test. While our CBD products contain 0.00% THC, other CBD companies may have THC in their products. If enough THC is present, it can show up on a drug test.

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

The human endocannabinoid system is a system that plays a regulatory role in a wide range of physiological and cognitive functions, including pain modulation, mood, and seizure threshold. The cannabinoids that interact with this system are either produced by the body itself or come from an external source, like a CBD product.

How does CBD work?

Your body naturally produces cannabinoids, which are similar to CBD. By incorporating naturally extracted CBD from hemp, this will stimulate your body’s natural mechanisms, activating these receptors to do what they naturally already do. These receptors are located all over the body, so it's vital that they are working properly and consistently.

Why do people take CBD?

In the years that Dr. Patel has practiced in the field of Cannabinoid Medicine, her patients have reported CBD to be effective for (but not limited to):

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Back Pain from bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs
  • Back Spasms
  • Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia (mild to moderate)
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nerve Pain from Lyme Disease
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sciatica
  • Seizures
  • Social Anxiety
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

You can book a consultation with us to learn more about how CBD can be a positive addition to your lifestyle.

How is Hemp different from Marijuana?

The main difference between the two is the percentage of THC. While both are a type of cannabis plant, hemp is a plant with less than 0.3% of THC while marijuana has much more.

Do your products have THC in them?

Our products contain 0.00% THC Broad Spectrum CBD, providing all the benefits of CBD without any psychoactive effects.

Is it possible to take too much CBD?

It is absolutely possible to take too much CBD. However, there have been no reported fatal cases from overdosing on CBD.

When it comes to dosing CBD, ultimately, you want to hit the “sweet spot.” Too little CBD causes no effect. Too much CBD causes side effects. When you hit the “sweet spot,” you experience the benefits of CBD, without experiencing its side effects.

Are there any negative side effects of CBD?

While it's rare to experience any side effects, it's important to know that taking too much CBD may cause drowsiness, decreased appetite & weight, as well as diarrhea. We always advise you to see your doctor to verify if you can take CBD in addition to any other medications.

Common CBD Terminology Explained

Full Spectrum

The term full-spectrum means that the product contains CBD plus all the other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Of course, this includes the trace amounts of THC, up to 0.3%. the term “full-spectrum” and “whole-plant” are often used interchangeably.

Broad Spectrum

An extract in which the THC has been removed, while the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract.

Hemp

Has lower traces of THC (<0.3%) and is cultivated for a wide variety of uses, including textiles, plastics, food products, and biofuels.

Marijuana (aka Cannabis)

Has higher traces of THC (>0.3%, usually 5-30%) and is cultivated for medical and recreational use.

Cannibinoids

Any of various naturally-occurring, biologically active, chemical constituents of hemp or cannabis.

CBD (aka cannabidiol)

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the many chemicals found in hemp & cannabis. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not have a psychoactive effect and does not get you high.

MCT (aka medium-chain triglycerides)

Triglycerides with two or three fatty acids having an aliphatic tail of 6–12 carbon atoms.

THC (aka tetrahydrocannabinol)

One of the many compounds, or cannabinoids, produced by the cannabis plant. THC is known to be the compound that produces a high or euphoric feeling

Terpenes

Terpenes are typically responsible for the aroma and flavors of cannabis and are known to influence its effects by interacting with cannabinoids. For many years, terpenes have been the primary component of essential oils.

Isolate

An isolate, as the name implies, contains just CBD that’s been exhausted from the hemp plant and is isolated from the other cannabinoids using a process called chromatography. Its separation method used to isolate a single chemical from a mixture, CBD products made with isolate CBD are typically labeled as “pure CBD.”

Psychoactive

Affecting the mind or behavior.

Entourage Effect

The compounds within interact synergistically to create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect”⁠—magnifying the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts. For instance, both THC and CBD have anti-inflammatory effects. However, when combined together there an even greater anti-inflammatory effect.

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