Frequently asked questions
#1: What is CBD?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is the leading compound in the hemp plant. It’s been heavily researched for its various properties that can be useful to the body. It is often extracted from the hemp plant to make a CBD formula. CBD is also a cannabinoid, which is a class of compounds with distinct properties.
#2: What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is the oily concentrate that is produced when the compound is extracted from the hemp plant. It’s commonly mixed with a carrier oil. It also comes in a variety of strengths, and has many uses including sublingual and topical.
#3: What is the Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil?
CBD oil always contains CBD. Hemp oil can be derived from the hempseeds, where no CBD is present. CBD is only present in the flowering buds of the female hemp plant.
#4: What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are compounds found in all plants. They offer unique properties, and provide plants with a flavor and aroma. The hemp plant is rich in hundreds of terpenes which may be useful.
#5: What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is an extract that contains only CBD. No other compounds in hemp are present. It’s flavorless and odorless, as it lacks terpenes.
#6: What is Full Spectrum CBD?
Full spectrum CBD is an extract containing CBD as well as every compound that is found in the buds of the hemp plant, including other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. It has a trace amount of THC, as it exists in hemp.
#7: What is Broad Spectrum CBD?
Broad spectrum CBD contains every compound in hemp except for THC. It’s also rich in cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. It’s widely available, as are the other two types of extracts: CBD isolate and full spectrum.
#8: Can I Take CBD Daily?
CBD can be taken daily. Experts recommend it, in fact. Daily use of CBD allows the body to use CBD more efficiently.
#9: What Milligram Strength Should I Take?
CBD products come in a wide range of milligram strengths. The ideal strength for you depends on your needs and your body weight. See the range of milligram strengths available, and choose one that reflects your personal goals.
#10: How Much CBD Can I Take in a Day?
Many people start with one dose of CBD, and work their way up as needed. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to dosing, so experiment a bit. For many people, one dose per day is enough.
#11: Can I Give CBD to My Pets?
CBD can be given to pets. However, it can only be administered in a milligram strength that’s appropriate for their body weight. That’s why it’s imperative that you give your pet a pet-friendly formula made just for them.
#12: Will CBD Get Me High?
CBD cannot get you high. While it does contain THC, it’s not enough to be psychoactive. It’s impossible to get high off of CBD.
#13: Is CBD Legal?
CBD is legal in all fifty states. The Farm Bill of 2018 legalized CBD and all other hemp derivatives. Therefore, you will not be arrested for using CBD.
#14: What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is a system present in every mammal. It uses cannabinoid receptors throughout the body to perform regulatory actions. CBD directly feeds these cannabinoid receptors.
#15: What Can I Expect to Feel After Taking CBD?
After taking CBD, you will not feel high, or even that different. You’ll likely just find an increased sense of well-being. You may also feel more relaxed.
#16: What is a CBD Tincture?
A CBD tincture is an oil product that is taken sublingually. It’s held under the tongue, where it absorbs through the sublingual tissue. CBD tinctures may or may not be flavored.
#17: What is a CBD Edible?
A CBD edible is any edible that contains CBD. Edibles include gummy candies, baked goods and more. They work through the digestive system before the CBD takes effect.
#18: What is a CBD Vape?
CBD vapes, including cartridges, bottled e-liquids and vaporizers, are all products that allow you to vaporize CBD. They come in many different strengths and flavors. CBD vapes are fast-acting.
#19: What is a CBD Topical?
A CBD topical is a product that absorbs through the skin. Many different formulas exist, including gels, salves, creams and massage oils. CBD topicals target one specific area of the body, where the product has been applied.
#20: What is CBD Skincare?
CBD skincare refers to any skincare product made with CBD. The skin has cannabinoid receptors, and CBD has unique properties that may be useful in skincare applications. There are all kinds of skincare products containing CBD, such as moisturizers and serums.
#21: What is CBD RSO?
CBD RSO is Rick Simpson Oil. This is a highly concentrated CBD oil. It’s often taken as a tincture.
#22: What is a CBD Drink?
A CBD drink is a beverage containing CBD. It may be used for energy or relaxation purposes. CBD drinks are water-soluble, which means they may take effect more quickly than many other products.
#23: How Long Does CBD Take to Work?
How long CBD takes to work depends on many factors, including the milligram strength and delivery method. It can take anywhere from five minutes to two hours for CBD to take effect depending on the delivery method you’ve chosen.
#24: How Often Should I Take CBD?
Technically, you can take CBD however often you’d like. Daily use is recommended, and you may want to take several doses throughout the day. Start with one dose per day and work your way up as desired.
#25: How Should I Store My CBD?
CBD should be stored in a cool and dark place. Otherwise, it may expire too soon. CBD needs to be kept away from high heat and bright lights.
#26: Does CBD Expire?
CBD expires after about two years. It can expire sooner if you store it improperly. Expired CBD isn’t bad for you, but it will lose effectiveness rapidly.
#27: Is One Delivery Method Better Than Another?
No one delivery method is superior to the other. It all depends on personal preference. Feel free to experiment with different ones.
#28: What is the Entourage Effect?
The entourage effect occurs when you take full spectrum CBD. It refers to the synergistic nature of the plant taken whole. Each compound boosts the effectiveness of the other for a more bioavailable hemp experience.
#29: What are the Nutrients in CBD?
CBD is naturally rich in nutrients due to its chemical composition. It contains omega fatty acids, amino aids and a multitude of vitamins.
#30: Can I Take More Than the Recommended Dose?
Start with the recommended dose, and take it daily for two weeks. From there, you can decide if you wish to increase your dosage amount. You should increase it in small increments, gradually.
#31: What are Lab Reports?
Lab reports refer to reports provided by a third-party testing facility. CBD companies have their hemp extracts tested at these facilities. Consumers can read them to verify that the CBD is pure and high in quality.
#32: Should CBD Be Organic?
Organic CBD is ideal. Pesticides, herbicides and other toxins can damage the chemical composition of CBD. Besides that, they can be toxic to us in high amounts.
#33: What is CO2 Extraction?
CO2 extraction is an extraction method used to turn the hemp plant into a hemp extract. It’s the best one available, because it keeps the chemical stability of the plant intact. Further, it doesn’t bring impurities into the resulting extract.
#34: What Does CBD Taste Like?
CBD isolate has no taste. However, broad and full spectrum CBD tastes like cannabis, as these types of extracts are rich in terpenes. It’s an earthy flavor that has notes of pine and citrus.
#35: Can I Use CBD Oil to Make My Own CBD Products?
You can use CBD oil to make your own edibles, topicals and more. Make sure that the ingredients in the CBD oil are appropriate for the formula that you’ll be making. Many people use CBD oil to make their own CBD goods.
#36: Is CBD Addictive?
CBD is not addictive. The endocannabinoid system processes CBD and other hemp compounds in a way that prevents CBD from becoming addictive. You will also not experience withdrawal after stopping your CBD regimen.
#37: Can You Overdose on CBD?
You cannot overdose on CBD. CBD is considered nontoxic to humans. But, you may feel groggy or lightheaded if you take an extremely high dose.
#38: Can I Share My CBD with a Friend or Family Member?
You can share CBD with your loved ones. However, we don’t suggest giving CBD to children without the approval of a doctor.
#39: Should My Doctor Know I Take CBD?
We suggest telling your doctor that you’re on a CBD regimen. Your doctor should know anything that you take daily. He or she might be able to help you create a more personalized routine with CBD.
#40: What if CBD Doesn’t Work?
In most cases, people who believe that CBD doesn’t work are taking the wrong milligram strength or dosage amount, or they haven’t been taking it long enough to see results. For some people, it can take up to two weeks for CBD to become noticeably effective.