CBD 101

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What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring substance that is credited with helping treat a host of medical problems. This includes epileptic seizures, anxiety, inflammation, and sleeplessness.  Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Doc Patels CBD is not psychoactive. 

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a compound that is found naturally in hemp plants. Today, CBD is growing rapidly and can be found in many products such as tinctures, drops, CBD-infused edibles, CBD cosmetics, and CBD balms.

Can You Get High Off CBD?

Since hemp is NOT marijuana the answer is simple. No, you will not get high from CBD. Each hemp plant contains a low amount of THC. 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. Our CBD products are 100% 0.00% THC Broad Spectrum.

Will CBD Show On A Drug Test?

No, CBD should not show on your drug test. Our CBD products have zero traces of THC in them. However, other CBD companies have traces of THC in their products and if enough THC is present, it will show up on a drug test.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The human endocannabinoid system is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological process at a cellular level.

How Does CBD Work?

Your body naturally produces cannabinoids which are similar to CBD. The endogenous cannabinoid system or endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a naturally occurring system of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. By incorporating naturally extracted CBD from hemp in your life this will stimulate your body’s natural mechanisms to activate these receptors to do what they naturally already do. Due to these receptors being all over the body its vital that they are working properly and consistently.

Why Do People Take CBD?

People choose to take CBD for several different reasons such as overall wellbeing. Some people may need it for a specific reason and others may want to enhance their overall health. Since CBD is still so new it’s important to understand that research on CBD is still emerging. We would recommend that you read about others that may be using CBD to help them and see how it has positively impacted their lives. For example, if you are a pet owner you might want to look at the experiences pet owners may have had with CBD or if you are a parent you could learn more about how parents have used CBD for their families health and how it affected them.

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 are 100% 0.00% THC Full Spectrum. CBD Full Spectrum is considered to provide higher levels of relief than CBD isolate.

Is it Possible to Take Too Much CBD?

We have never heard of a situation of anyone overdosing on CBD. Nonetheless, taking an extreme amount may cause drowsiness. We always advise you to see your doctor to verify if you can take CBD in addition to any other medicines.

Are There Any Negative Side Effects?

No, there are no negative side effects of using CBD. CBD is 100% natural and organic and can be used as a natural herb to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Common CBD terminology explained:

Full Spectrum

An extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids.

Broad Spectrum

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


A tall widely grown Asian herb that is grown for its tough bast fiber, edible seeds, and oil.

Marijuana (aka Cannabis)

The psychoactive dried resinous flower buds and leaves of the female hemp or cannabis plant that contain high levels of THC.


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

CBD (aka cannabidiol)

A nonintoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp.

MCT (aka medium-chain trglycerides)

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

THC (aka tetrahydrocannabinol)

Either of two physiologically active isomers from hemp plant resin. The chief intoxicant in marijuana.


Any of various isomeric hydrocarbons found present in essential oils and used especially as solvents and in organic synthesis.


The purest form of CBD, in which all other plant compounds and cannabinoids have been completely removed.


Affecting the mind or behavior.

Entourage Effect

The compounds within interact synergistically to create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect” that magnifies 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.


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