If you have questions about CBD oil products and what it can do for you, you’re not alone. Here are some of our most commonly asked questions about our products.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabis compound that has medical benefits. It interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the body to ease pain, soothe anxiety, and reduce inflammation.
This depends on the product you choose. We offer vaping options, creams, salves, tinctures, and more. Essentially, some products were designed to be applied topically while others are consumed orally. We can guide you toward one or the other.
Full-spectrum CBD oil contains THC and other cannabinoids that are not limited to strictly CBD. Isolate contains only CBD and any listed cannabinoids within the final CBD products.
If you are using full-spectrum CBD, you may test positive (as these can sometimes contain THC). However, if you are using an isolate, it should not make you test positive.
CBD works by providing symptomatic relief. It is not a cure for your ailments, but it can help you treat your symptoms. From nausea to pain, anxiety to depression, CBD may help. Compare your physical and mental state before and after taking the product. If you do not experience any relief, feel free to try a higher dosage.
Every human brain has several receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system. These receptors are called CB1s and CB2s and they’re known for having a large impact on your well-being and general health. The CB1 receptors in your brain are usually associated with emotional responses and can even affect mood, appetite, coordination, pain and movements. Your CB2 receptors are found throughout your body and can affect your immune system, especially throughout the tissues of your spleen and tonsils. While a variety of things set off your endocannabinoid system, CBD and THC are two exterior compounds that have an effect on the individual systems. In fact, your endocannabinoid system is what picks up on these chemical's presence in the body and causes your body to react to them. The majority of the assertions associated with the effects of both THC and CBD are due to how they interact within your endocannabinoid system. While there are numerous studies still in the making that are measuring CBD’s long-term and short-term effects, it is a known fact that this is the system the compound interacts with.
You cannot get high from only CBD oil. THC is the psychoactive chemical cannabinoid that makes you high. It is not present in properly distilled CBD. CBD oil on its own does not have any psychoactive properties. You could find some full-spectrum CBD oil products that have trace amounts of THC in them, but it will not be a high enough concentration to actually make you high. If you believe, however, that you could be at risk of random drug tests at your place of work, you might spend the time searching for CBD oil products that are completely devoid of THC compounds.
Like anything else on this earth, some people are bound to have allergic reactions to a variety of substances. CBD oil, and indeed any sort of oil, will need to be derived from the original product in some fashion and that could result in it coming into contact with could cause your allergies to flare up. That being said, very few people experience any sort of negative effects from CBD oil though it can sometimes be related to feelings of fatigue as well as diarrhea and changes in weight and appetite.
“Full spectrum,” also known as “whole plant” CBD oil, will contain small amounts of THC in it. It will also contain other cannabinoids in small quantities. The idea behind users taking “full spectrum” doses is mainly because they're hoping to access all of the flavonoids and terpenes present in the plant, hence the term “whole plant.” Isolate CBD oils are made by pulling out only the CBD oil in the plant, hence the THC and other cannabinoids will not be present in the oils.
“Hemp oil” is the name given to any other oil that’s isolated from the hemp plant. CBD oil is, specifically, an oil that contains a high concentration of CBD. While CBD oil is often hemp oil, not all hemp oil is CBD. In fact, much of the hemp oil you’ll find in retail areas around town will actually be hemp seed oil, which also does not include CBD.
It certainly is. Nearly all CBD oil is actually made from industrial hemp which is the same plant many use to make textiles and hemp seeds. The plant itself could contain very small amounts of THC but not anywhere near enough to make you feel high or make you fail a drug test even.
Provided you haven’t purchased it in bulk and it’s within their 3 oz guidelines for containers, you’ll certainly be able to get it through airport security in the United States. However, it might not get past customs in some countries. CBD is not legal in every country and while many exist in grey areas as far as the legality of the substance, it’s actually illegal in some countries like Australia and China. Those countries see possessing CBD oil products worthy of fines and even jail time in some cases so we’d recommend checking on where you’re going before you take off and try it.
Terpenes are essential oils found in plants. There are around 200 different types of terpenes in cannabis. They are responsible for giving the plant it’s distinctive aroma and flavor. In general, they appear to interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in your brain in a similar fashion to THC and CBD. They are not present in isolate CBD, they are present in full spectrum CBD oil products, though.
You sure can, CBD Health and Wellness actually produces a line of CBD-based dog treats and other pet supplements that are perfect for your pup or kitty. Many people administer CBD treatments to their pets for similar reasons to humans such as if your pet experiences seizures, chronic pain and even anxiety. Fascinatingly, dogs have a higher number of endocannabinoid receptors in their brain and thus are very receptive to CBD and THC compounds. Since they’re very sensitive to the THC, we suggest potentially avoiding a full-spectrum option for your pup and choosing from an isolate CBD oil instead.
While both are products of strains of Cannibis plants and they both interact with the endocannabinoid system, they ‘re not very close in either molecular structure or how they effect the human body. THC, for example, works by binding to the CB-1 receptors from the endocannabinoid system within the central nervous system, while CBD connects only to the CB-2 receptors in the cell and body tissues of your body. For this reason, you cannot experience any kind of high with CBD oil-based products because it will not ind to those very specific sensors in the brain.
The only marked side effects from CBD oil compounds come from the CBD oils that were produced for vaping. They’re created using a special thinning agent, perhaps a specifically dangerous one called “propylene glycol,” that, when burned or vaped produces actual formaldehyde. This is considered a carcinogen, in addition to being the chemical that under taker use to preserve human corpses. CBD oils that are produced using CO2 extraction methods are safer, and a much more pure form of the oil than any that are derived using thinning agents or alcohols. Some users have reported drowsiness, dry mouth, low blood pressure and faint lightheadedness in tandem with CBD use.
You can certainly cook with CBD oils. CBD Health and Wellness actually runs new articles with our favorite CBD recipes that incorporate your daily dosage of valuable CBD into your breakfast, lunch and even dessert. Any recipe that’s baked and cooked, can totally incorporate CBD oil and we’ve even found some salad dressings mix in the oils with finesse. Watch our blog to catch a variety of clever suggestions on how to mix those valuable compounds into your food.
If you’re only purchasing high-quality CBD oils that are refined and derived properly, there’s no way they’ll show up on a drug test. If you’re buying low quality CBD, though, you’ll be getting far more THC in your CBD oil than you should be. If the THC levels are to high in your drug test, it will get flagged and you won’t pass. To put it into perspective: For a drug test to have a 25% change of flagging you, you’d need to consume at least 6mg of THC a day. In order to do that on regular CBD that’s got the proper 0.3% THC levels in it, you’d need about a dosage of 2000 mg of CBD a day. That’s a pretty big dose, so if you’re buying your CBD oil products from the right place, you have nothing to worry about.
Buying CBD from any vendor, in-person or online all boils down to a couple of things: Reliability and how well you’ve researched them. When you first started seeing those stellar adds from brands like Shein and Wish claiming that products from them were supposedly 10% of the retail price, you probably did a bit of research before giving them your credit card information. You’ll have to do the same with any business you’re trying to purchase CBD from. Many higher end brands are pricey, so it’s hard to establish brand recognition and trust if you’re a smaller, mom-and-pop shop. However, we live in the age of Yelp, Google Reviews and social media. If you can find their social media sites and thumb through the references you’ll get a decent idea of what they’re about. Be critical, but don’t be harsh. Every business will occasionally receive bad reviews, so don’t judge them based only on the low star rating. If you’re starting to second guess you decision to purchase from them, make sure to look at their Better Business Bureau rating too. That can give you the best pulse of whether they’ve had any truly serious issues with meeting even basic expectations for customers.
Let’s be honest, there are tons of CBD oil products out there, right now. It can be really daunting where to find a place to start. Since we don’t make our own line of products, we only find good products and market them to our customers because we believe in the results they provide, we’re not going to beat around the bush: The market is saturated and that actually makes it harder, not easier, to find good CBD oil products. We’re here to help you find what you really need, and be able to navigate the products available on multiple sites based on the dosage, how the harvest the CBD, the terminology they’re using and the potency you should be looking for. When you ask “How do I choose,” boy, can we help. Get out your notepad.
To start, when you’re first researching a product (this mostly applies to online sales, as in-person you’ll be able to talk to an experienced salesperson that has no interest in pushing bad goods at you) you should be looking for a third party testing badge. It won’t always be attractively packaged with a little gold seal on the bottle, but as long as it mentions that another lab tested for what are called the “3 P’s.” You’ll be looking for potency, purity, and pesticides all rated by another lab. If they don’t have that, steer clear. Do not be fueled by the folks claiming that they do their own lab testing, that’s like a math teacher testing you on high-level algebra without any sort of testing key. There’s no one double-checking these results, because these results aren’t real.
If they haven't had a third-party lab verify their claims, then the writing on the bottle is probably not indicative of the contents of that same bottle. This is especially important when you consider that CBD oil needs to be tested to ensure that there aren’t any pesticides or other contaminants within it.
Once you’ve established the description is legit, start searching for words like BHO, hexane and any other hydrocarbons. If you see those, that means they’re using questionable extraction methods that aren’t really the best in the business. Instead, choose a CO2 styled extraction process. It’s safer and doesn’t produce weird side effects when you’re taking your supplements.
A CBD isolate is when a product is infused with a “crystalline” CBD form. This form would have been refined from your average stalk of industrial hemp. You’ll hear CBD isolate sometimes reffered to as “singular molecule CBD,” and it is widely regarded as being less effective than whole plant CBD oil. Whole plant CBD oil works through a principle that’s referred to as “entourage effect” which is essentially just a combination of various different types of cannabinoids and terpenes within acting together to bolster each other’s effects on the endocannabinoid system in your body.
If you come across a water-soluble CBD product, it’s likely not a natural product. To make an oil, or fat-soluble compound, water soluble, you’ll need to employ a process called “nano-emulsion.” It’s a process that utilized ultrasound to induce cavitation which creates liposomes that break up the oil into smaller portions and make it easy to dissolve in water. There is no data suggesting one type of CBD is more effective than the other type.
There can be interactions between CBD oil and medications, but it’s not very likely. It’s called a “drug-herb interaction, and they’re certainly not unheard of, they’re just very rare. You’ld have to be taking very high doses of CBD to have the compound start interacting with pharmaceuticals. If however, you’re trying to maintain a certain blood level, and your medications are mainly anti-seizure, anti-viral or blood-thinning medications it might be a good idea to chat with your medical professional before starting a CBD regimen or upping your dosage just to be safe as interactions with those types of drugs is much more likely.
CBD oil products can actually inspire. It’s rare, since you’re likely keeping up on a certain dosage, and you’re not buying a large enough supply to take too long to get through, but around a year without refrigeration is the expiration date. Refrigeration is totally optional, but it can extend your CBD oil product’s life up to 18 months instead of 12 months.