What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in cannabis that comprises up to 40% of the plant. Cannabidiol is “a cannabinoid devoid of psychoactive effect.” After THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is by far the most studied natural cannabinoid. According to many researchers, CBD may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of science’s newest and most exciting discoveries. The ECS regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally—no small task!
Why would hemp (instead of marijuana) be grown for cannabidiol (CBD)?
Industrial hemp is already rich in CBD and naturally low in THC, whereas most marijuana is just the opposite (high THC, low CBD). Our industrial hemp is considered Cannabis sativa L., although we have developed our own unique cultivars of this particular type of industrial hemp.
Through a combination of these unique cultivars, advanced plant genetics, and cutting-edge growing techniques, an exceptionally high percentage of CBD can be produced naturally and consistently in the hemp plant. When CBD-rich hemp oil is produced from these hemp cultivars—which can be grown legally in dozens of countries and imported to the USA legally—it doesn’t make legal or practical sense to obtain CBD-rich oil from marijuana.
Will CBD help me with my illness?
Due to federal regulations, we cannot make claims about whether or not CBD-rich hemp oil can help with specific ailments. We do, however, suggest that you conduct your own research.
Will CBD help me if I’m healthy?
Each individual is unique and has different wellness goals they are interested in addressing through the consumption and application of our products. Although some of our founders are medical professionals, we cannot make medical claims about the benefits of our products. The products sold from this website are considered nutritional supplements or personal care products, according to federal guidelines.
We encourage you to discuss CBD-rich hemp oil with your physician or healthcare practitioner if you have any specific health-related questions or concerns. There are also many independent, peer-reviewed studies about CBD available on the internet.
Are CBD and THC the same thing?
No, they are different compounds. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, but THC is the cannabinoid that gets you “high” or “stoned.” CBD is not psychoactive like THC, meaning it won’t get you “high.”
Can I get high from CBD products?
Our CBD-rich hemp oil comes from carefully-cultivated hemp plants—not marijuana—which is why it is legal for us to import and use this CBD-rich oil. Our supplier spent years developing special cultivars of the hemp that produce naturally high levels of CBD and only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users the “high” feeling. For reference, most recreational cannabis plants have between 5% to over 20% THC.
Is your CBD synthetic?
No. Our CBD is a natural constituent of industrial hemp oil.
Can you make any claims about what CBD can do?
No. Our CBD is simply a natural constituent of industrial hemp oil.
I’ve never tried CBD. Where should I start?
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