Let’s Answer Questions about CBD:
You are interested in CBD but feeling a little overwhelmed with all there is to know. Here are commonly asked questions about CBD.
What is CBD?
- CBD is short for the word Cannabinoid, which is a naturally occurring substance derived from the hemp plant. CBD is not marijuana and is not psychoactive. You should not feel altered or sedated.
What are the health benefits of CBD?
- CBD is being studied to see if it can help with many ailments, especially, stress, anxiety, insomnia and inflammation. CBDs are not approved to treat any illness or condition.
How much CBD should I take?
- Everybody is different. Start slowly. The first dose might be 1/4 of a dropper, then wait 20 minutes and see how you feel. Work up from ¼ of a dropper. A full dose is a full dropper full. Some people only take a half of dropper. CBD can be taken anytime as it has no mind-altering effects. Each person should listen to their own bodies and consult a physician if you have any questions or concerns.
Where does CBD come from?
- CBD comes from the cannabis plant, specifically hemp, which is high in CBD and low in THC. The cannabinoids are pulled out of the plant, leaves and buds by using a solvent extraction process. Some processing plants use harmful petroleum based solvents, such as butane, to extract the oil from the plant. It is highly recommend to purchase from companies that use CO2 extraction or 200% grain alcohol.
Does it matter how it is grown?
- Absolutely, the cannabis plant is a natural phyto-remediative plant, meaning that it pulls toxins out of the soil. Hemp fields that were sprayed with herbicides, pesticides and/or fungicides should not be used for CBD consumption. This is why it is so important to know your farmer and their growing practices. If hemp is planted in a contaminated field, then your CBD is most likely contaminated as well. When the plant is processed into crude oil, any toxin that the plant has absorbed from the soil is also now in your CBD oil. The crude oil is a concentrate and the toxins are concentrated as well.If your CBD oil is contaminated with a toxin, then you are basically putting poison in your body. Also, plastic petro-chemical weed barrier is used by many hemp producers to control pesky weeds. However, most hemp farmers do not pull up their plastic after the harvest. They till the plastic back into the ground, thus contaminating the soil. The plastic breaks down into friable powder and is then absorb by the plant.
Where is the best place to buy CBD?
- It is best to know your farmer and buy direct. Avoid large commercial companies, gas stations, grocery stores and corner pharmacies. It is hard to get growing information and testing results from larger distribution chains.
IS CBD tested?
- Yes, each legitimate company has records of their third party testing results, showing that their products meet THC requirements of less than .03%. The test results will also show if there are pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, heavy metals or molds found in their products.
What does Full-Spectrum mean?
- There are over 200 cannabinoids in full spectrum CBD. Each cannabinoid has different healing properties and provides a possible entourage affect when combined together.