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CBD is short for Cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids found in both Cannabis and Hemp.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. In 2018, clinical research on cannabidiol included preliminary studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.

Synonyms: CBD, cannabidiolum, (-)-cannabidiol

Cannabidiol Oil Extract

No. CBD is not a psychoactive cannabinoid.  Our products contain no THC and are tested by third-party independent laboratories.

Tested by third-party independent laboratories, our products do not contain any THC.

It stands for Certificate of Analsys. This is the testing that is conducted by third-party independent laboratories.

Testing for Cannabinoid profiling and the results thereof informs the end consumers about the concentration of active cannabinoids in their supplements in order to identify its distinct qualities and effectiveness.

You can view our COAs here.

Certificate of Analsys testing by third-party independent laboratories.

There are more than one hundred unique chemical compounds found in both the Cannabis and Hemp plants called cannabinoids. The two most famous cannabinoids are CBD and THC. THC is the intoxicating cannabinoid that acts as a euphoriant and gets you “high.” CBD is the non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has recently received so much attention in the health and wellness space.

Natural compounds found in both the Cannabis and Hemp plants.

Cannabis (sometimes referred to as Marijuana) and Hemp are actually two varieties of the same plant species – Cannabis Sativa. Because they share the same species name, there is a lot of confusion around the differences between them. Both varieties produce cannabinoids. Hemp is the variety of Cannabis Sativa that has been bred to have very low levels of THC (0.3% or less) and high levels of CBD. In fact, to be legally considered Hemp, the Cannabis plant must have no more than 0.3% THC.

Two varieties of the same plant species – Cannabis Sativa. Cannabis has high THC and Hemp must have no more than 0.3% THC.

Hemp, like many plants, can absorb the toxins and impurities in the air and soil in which it is grown. Some Hemp extracts on the market come from other countries and may contain heavy metals and other chemical contaminants. All of the CBD used in our products is derived from select hemp cultivated in the U.S.A., which allows us to maintain the highest standards of quality and purity.

Hemp cultivated in the U.S.A. maintains the highest standards of quality and purity.

CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant. There are different methods of extraction which yield different kinds of extracts. Another term for these extracts is “hemp oil.” Some CBD products use isolate which is 100% pure CBD with all of the other compounds of the plant stripped away.

We use “broad spectrum” CBD extracts which contain 80-90% CBD. The remaining 10-20% of the concentrates include the plant’s naturally occurring terpenes and phytocannabinoids. It is believed that these compounds aid in bioavailability, so the body can absorb and make the best use of the CBD. All our products are made with broad spectrum CBD oil that contains no THC.

A extract that not only include CBD but also includes the plant’s naturally occurring terpenes and phytocannabinoids.

Hemp oil is CBD oil. It is pressed from the leaves, flowers, stems, and stalks of the plant and contains cannabinoids and other compounds.

Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is pressed from the seeds of the plant, and contains NO CBD. Hemp seed oil has been on the market for decades as a food and dietary supplement and is sometimes used in beauty and personal care products. Hemp seed oil does not have the same properties and benefits as Hemp oil/CBD oil.

Hemp oil is CBD oil and Hemp Seed oil contains NO CBD.

Full spectrum refers to a tincture that has been made using every part of the hemp plant, not just the stalks and leaves. When you take a full spectrum tincture, you will be privy to the benefits of additional terpenes, minerals, and fatty acids, as opposed to just the cannabinoids, found present in a CBD isolate oil.

An extract that has been made using every part of the hemp plant.

NO.

Only products labeled with CBD or Hemp Oil contain CBD. The scientific name for Hemp is Cannabis Sativa and with Cannabis becoming more popular and less stigmatized, some brands are using the scientific name for Hemp Seed Oil – Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil – in their marketing.

Check the ingredient list – if you only see Hemp or Cannabis Sativa SEED Oil listed, the product does not contain CBD!

Check the ingredient list – if you only see Hemp or Cannabis Sativa SEED Oil listed, the product does not contain CBD!

Though CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe, it may cause adverse reactions in some people.

Side effects noted in studies include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Fatigue

CBD is also known to interact with several medications. Before you start using CBD oil, discuss it with your doctor to ensure your safety and avoid potentially harmful interactions.

This is especially important if you take medications or supplements that come with a “grapefruit warning.” Both grapefruit and CBD interfere with cytochromes P450 (CYPs), a group of enzymes that are important to drug metabolism.

One study performed on mice showed that CBD-rich cannabis extracts have the potential to cause liver toxicity. However, some the mice in the study were injected with extremely large doses of the extract

Although CBD is generally considered safe, it can cause adverse reactions like diarrhea and fatigue in some people. It may also interfere with certain medications.

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CBD oil has been studied for its potential role in easing symptoms of many common health issues, including anxiety, depression, acne and heart disease.

For those with cancer, it may even provide a natural alternative for pain and symptom relief.

Research on the potential health benefits of CBD oil is ongoing, so new therapeutic uses for this natural remedy are sure to be discovered.

Though there is much to be learned about the efficacy and safety of CBD, results from recent studies suggest that CBD may provide a safe, powerful natural treatment for many health issues.

Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled; that is why we certify our products and provide COAs.

Scientific research has shown that CBD may be therapeutic for many conditions. In compiling a list of conditions that CBD may help, we examined hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. Most of the studies included were culled from PubMed, an online service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and consists of abstracts on preclinical research involving single cannabinoid molecules, test tubes, petri dishes, animal experiments, and in some cases human cell-line studies.

Here is a third-party compilation of research and typical symptoms people have:

View the Project CBD information.

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