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CBD stands for Cannabidiol, and has hit the human health and wellness scene like wildfire across the United States post the passing of the 2018 farm bill. Although not FDA approved, CBD is sought out by many for improved health and wellness including, promoting a restful nights sleep, improved muscle and joint mobility, improved mood, and promoting healthy skin to name a few.
As a retailer of premium CBD oil products for the past few years, we have put together some of our most frequently asked questions and answers.
Ask The CBD Experts
1. What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. CBD is one of many various molecules found in hemp, both the cannabis sativa plant, and the marijuana plant. Generally hemp derived CBD products are sourced from the cannabis sativa plant due to the low concentration of delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp and marijuana both contain CBD, usually the CBD content is very low in the cannabis plant, and much higher in the industrial hemp plant. CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis sativa plant by either CO2 extraction or ethanol alcohol.
2. What is the Endocannabinoid System?
CBD interacts directly with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is present in the human body. Mammals, including both people and pets, have an ECS. This ECS has a number of receptors that help regulate important bodily functions such as neurotransmitter and hormone secretion, temperature, metabolism, as well as controlling inflammation, to name only a few. CBD binds with the cannabinoid receptors in the ECS to help benefit the body by acting as a natural booster to the functions that the ECS is performing.
3. What is a CBD Tincture?
A CBD tincture is a preparation of CBD in a carrier oil, which can be olive oil, hemp seed oil, or coconut oil to name a few. Tinctures are administered under the tongue (sublingually), held for at least 90 seconds, then swallowed. Since tinctures are used sublingually, CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the capillaries located in the mouth. CBD tinctures are very fast-acting, and an effective method for taking CBD.
4. Why Should I Choose CBD instead of Medical Marijuana?
Medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, is known for its intoxicating and euphoric effects. The main distinction is that medical cannabis contains higher levels of THC, the cannabinoid that causes the “get high” psychoactive effects. Medical cannabis has a very real possibility of creating an intoxicating sensation when consuming too much. CBD, on the other hand, is non psychoactive and not intoxicating because of the low levels of THC produced by the Hemp plant. Cannabis plants produce a cannabis oil, or hemp oil that is high in THC and low in CBD.
5. How Frequently Can I Take CBD?
CBD can be taken every day, at multiple times throughout the day, or at particular times of the day if you prefer. Everyone is unique and the CBD amount, and CBD frequency in which used can vary depending on your height, weight, metabolism, health condition you are addressing.
6. Will I fail a drug test if I use CBD?
The answer is yes, possibly, depending on the type of CBD and the type of drug test. Most drug tests are testing for the THC compound, not the cannabidiol compound, if your CBD product is THC Free you will not fail the test. Some tests however test for cannabis, or all cannabinoids and that could lead to a positive test. Additionally, if you are using a full spectrum CBD product, that product will contain trace amounts of THC. Federal law determines that industrial hemp products must contain less than 0.3 THC to be sold over the counter. The THC content in a full spectrum hemp derived CBD product may cause a positive result.
7. What is the Entourage effect?
When CBD works together with the other cannabinoids in hemp extract they work to synergistically improve the others functioning and heighten the overall effectiveness of the CBD products. Both full spectrum CBD and broad spectrum CBD oils contain multiple cannabinoids, naturally occurring terpenes, and flavonoids and will produce the entourage effect. A CBD isolate will only contain the CBD cannabinoid, and does not produce the entourage effect. Make sure to confirm the type of CBD oil you are getting before using it.
8. What are the benefits of CBD?
Many people are using CBD to help promote overall wellness, and conditions including support muscle and joint function, and help with getting a tranquil night’s rest. Further Clinical studies are needed to identify direct correlation between CBD use and it impact on the body. Currently CBD is only FDA approved for the prescription medication Epidiolox, which is used to treat seizures.
9. Are there any side effects of CBD?
Questions about CBD side effects are very common. In most cases there are very few negative side effects however dry mouth and nausea are the two most common complaints. When starting any new health regime, including using CBD oil, it is recommended you check with your health care profession to discuss your safety profile.
If you are interested in beginning your personal CBD journey, or if you simply have additional questions not covered in our top CBD frequently asked questions, visit the Palm Organix™ FAQ page or call 855-725-6223 and a highly trained member of the Palm Organix™ team can answer your questions and help you decide which CBD product is best suited for you.
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