CBD: What You Need to Know
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp that is being studied worldwide because of its profoundly helpful effects on the body.CBD is a cannabinoid found in hemp that, unlike THC in marijuana, does not make you “high.” It can provide a sense of well-being and is helpful for stress, insomnia, aches and body muscle recovery and other ailments. It is safe and non-addictive.Because of this, CBD is popping up everywhere in the U.S. and is expected to boom into a multibillion-dollar market in coming decades.
What is Hemp and How is it Different from Marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant family, but are different in their genetic makeup. Hemp extract- also known as industrial hemp - is bursting with helpful cannabinoids such as CBD, but contains only trace amounts of THC (0.3 percent or less.)
Hemp is one of the oldest crops ever grown; a scrap of hemp fabric dated to 8,000 BC has even been found. It’s used to make everything from food to paper and clothing. The U.S. just passed a farm bill that makes growing hemp legal throughout the United States, so hemp is about to explode in popularity as a cash crop in the U.S.
How Do I Pick the Best Brand and Product for Me?
In many ways, CBD Remedies has done this work for you. We only carry CBD products that are lab-tested, organic, and U.S. grown. For every product we carry, we study where their hemp is farmed, how it’s manufactured, what extraction processes they use, and their labeling and safety testing.The U.S. Hemp Authority has certified 13 brands in 2019 which follow strict growing and manufacturing guidelines.
CBD Remedies is proud to carry 8 of the 13.
For the consumer, being informed about the latest on CBD is helpful because it’s a highly unregulated market, with many sellers peddling misleading labels and cheap ingredients.
What is the Difference between Hemp CBD Extract and Hemp Seed Oil?
Creating CBD extract is an exacting, time-consuming process that removes CBD from the stalks, leaves and flowers of hemp. The result is a powerful product that contains hemp terpenes, flavonoids, cannabinoids and other nutrients from the hemp plant. C02 extraction of CBD results in a pure product that has many health benefits.
For instance, we carry Barlean’s products, a company that uses high-tech manufacturing and has been a leading maker of nutritious flaxseed and omega fatty acid oils for nearly 30 years. Using these same processes, they have now created a top-quality CBD oil as well. In contrast, culinary hempseed oil is made by pressing only the seeds of hemp to extract their oil. It’s often used for cooking. It does have beneficial Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids but contains very little CBD, the primary cannabinoid in hemp.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are compounds that naturally occur in the resin of industrial hemp. Hemp has more than 100 cannabinoids, but CBD is the most plentiful and potent. The human body is equipped with cannabinoid receptors that interact with CBD. Because the human body contains these receptors, it suggests that cannabinoids are designed to play a role in the body’s immune system. For example, these receptors allow CBD to activate and maintain a balance in health & wellness.
What is Full-Spectrum?
Full-spectrum CBD oil captures every helpful compound in the hemp plant, which works together powerfully in what is known as the “entourage effect.” This means that the end result is greater than the power of the individual compounds. Hemp CBD contains many phytocannabinoids, including terpenes, antioxidants, and nutrients.
In full-spectrum products, these compounds work together in harmony. They greatly boost CBD’s antioxidant properties. Full-spectrum CBD oil can contain trace amounts of THC.
However, at CBD Remedies everything we sell is below the legal threshold of 0.3 percent THC. Broad-spectrum CBD oil, by contrast, has all of the THC removed. We carry many full-spectrum oils here at CBD Remedies such as Charlotte’s Web, Barlean’s, CBDistillery, Farmhouse Hemp and Hemplucid.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are fragrant compounds found in the essential oils of many plants, including hemp. Terpenes bond with cannabinoids like CBD to super-charge them.
Full-spectrum CBD products use the best extraction methods, such as C02 extraction, considered to be the gold standard and most expensive process. The C02 helps eliminate toxins and solvents for an ultra-purified product. Also, this way beneficial terpenes aren’t lost.
Does CBD Show on a Drug Test?
Some CBD oils carried by CBD Remedies have no THC, and the rest have only trace amounts. It is possible, although unlikely, that this could result in a false positive drug test. This is most likely if you regularly take high doses of CBD. The result on tests is similar to those who eat poppy seeds, culinary hemp oil or hemp protein.
It is very unlikely that a person would test positive after more detailed testing in a second round. If this is still a concern, discontinue use if you know a drug test is coming up. However, it's important to know that each person’s metabolism and body weight are different. When in doubt, check with your doctor.
Is CBD Legal?
The U.S. Congress just passed a new Farm Bill that makes industrial hemp and CBD products derived from it legal to grow throughout the U.S. Hemp has now been permanently removed from the list of controlled substances regulated by the DEA.
Will CBD Get Me High?
No. Even if you take CBD regularly and in high doses, CBD doesn’t contain enough THC to create euphoria, hallucinations, problems with motor functions, etc. For instance, Medterra, and Koi Naurals are brands we carry that advertise their products as completely THC free.
Further, CBD and THC act in different ways and work with different receptors in the body. CBD can actually lessen the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD can leave you with a sense of well-being and calm, which is a good thing in our hectic, fast-paced world.
How Do I Take CBD?
There are many ways to take CBD; from gummies to soft gels, to salves, lotions and inhalers. Each has its benefits - for instance, inhaling CBD make it enter the bloodstream immediately. Gummies are tasty and convenient for when you’re on-the-go. Lotions or salves are applied directly to the skin and the response is slow, but the effect normally lasts longer.
The most common way to take CBD is sublingual (below the tongue) in drops, using a tincture. For people who don't like the taste of raw hemp, a soft gel or capsule might be a better option. CBD has a noticeable “plant” taste that is often masked with flavorings.
What is Water-Soluble CBD and How Do I Add it to Food or Drinks
A form of CBD that is expected to grow in popularity is water-soluble CBD. It is especially good in food or drinks. They blend in beautifully whether you’re making cocktails or smoothies. In contrast, oil-based CBD made with MCT (coconut oil) or hempseed oil will float on top. But water-soluble CBD will disappear completely, without separating.
For instance, we carry NeuroXPF here at CBD Remedies, which is a water-based tincture. Our Hemplucid products are also water-soluble. These brands help you absorb more CBD into your system because our bodies are mostly water.
Some of the new water-based CBD products use cutting-edge nanotechnology for faster absorption, making it more bio-available. This may well be the “next big thing” in CBD.
What is the Suggested Dosage of CBD?
CBD Remedies carries only the finest products, and many of them suggest a dosage right on the package. If you’re new to CBD, start with a smaller dose and work your way up until you find the most effective dosage. An average dose might range from 10-50mg of CBD. However, higher doses also seem to be well tolerated. Bear in mind that each person’s metabolism and weight will determine the dose.
Some may notice the benefits of CBD right away, while others may need to take it for a longer period before the results kick in.
Does CBD Interfere With Other Medications?
If you are taking medications and/or have a health condition, please consult with a doctor before taking CBD. At CBD Remedies, we take your health very seriously. It’s helpful if you can find a doctor who has read up on CBD and understands its benefits and use.
Does CBD Have Side Effects?
At present, we’re not aware of the side effects of CBD. In our experience at our retail store serving many customers, we have not heard of any incidents of side effects. That being said, it’s always a good idea to discuss any concerns about health supplements with your doctor.
What is CBD Remedies’ Philosophy?
CBD is one of the biggest health supplement booms to hit the U.S. in decades. As a result, there are many poor-quality products flooding the market, which will only increase now that hemp has been legalized as a food crop. At CBD Remedies, we have personally studied and carefully curated only the best products available on the market. And by personally, we mean in person.
Our resident expert, Adam Brewer, has visited farms where some of our products are grown, spoken personally with the manufacturers, and attended hemp conferences to discover the finest cutting-edge CBD products. Adam makes recommendations for many products on our site. We are happy to provide lab test results for any product, and we only sell products that are regularly batch-tested for purity and potency.
In addition, through our blogs, educational seminars, and community outreach programs, we are dedicated to educating consumers about CBD. Instead of catering to sales volume, our goal is quality every time.
How Long Does CBD Take to Get Into Your System?
This can depend on several things: your health, whether you’ve eaten recently, dosage, and method of taking CBD. CBD that is placed under the tongue or by inhaling enters the bloodstream right away.
Edibles have to be digested before the effects occur, after around 60 minutes. Creams, lotions and salves have a topical effect, soothing the skin and joints in a slower absorption process.
How Long Does CBD Last In Your Body?
Age, body weight, and the overall health of a person can cause this to vary. However, some studies indicate that much of the CBD is eliminated in the body after a day or two, with some CBD remaining for an additional 3-5 days.
Even trace amounts should generally be gone after 7 days. Heavy and regular use can extend the presence of trace amounts to 10 days or so.
How Does CBD Help Pets?
Pets have an endocannabinoid system just like humans do. CBD acts in similar ways in pets, helping to calm your pet and boost overall health. CBD is a powerful natural supplement for owner separation or thunderstorms, and overall health.
We sell yummy pet chews that your pet will gobble up in flavors like beef or fish. This makes it easy to control the dose. Because pets’ bodies are smaller, make sure that you start with a smaller dose and work your way up. Go low and go slow.
At CBD Remedies, we sell the same lab-tested, organic, U.S.-grown products that their two-legged humans enjoy. When in doubt, please check with your vet to make sure CBD is a good choice for your four-legged friend. Being Informed is Important. In a study of 84 CBD products sold by 31 companies online, blind testing found that only 31 percent contained the amount of CBD listed on the label.
Some contained contaminants and too-high amounts of THC. Without the finest extraction methods, CBD can contain toxins, solvents, or pesticides, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. You can also waste your money. If a product’s price is too low, it probably doesn’t contain much CBD, because CBD extraction is time-consuming and requires high tech scientific processes, manufacturing
Reputable companies such as those at CBD Remedies will state the concentration of CBD in their products. Higher quality products will use better methods such as C02 extraction to produce the CBD.
This results in full-spectrum oils of the highest quality, eliminating toxins, solvents and pesticides. The best brands own their own farms, instead of buying hemp from third-party sources.