CBD Info

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a phytocannabinoid commonly found in high concentrations certain strains of hemp. It is one of at least 113 cannabinoids discovered in the cannabis plant and is non-intoxicating in its effects.

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the body) and the receptors they bind to, cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). The endocannabinoid system has been shown to be involved in the regulation of a number of physiological and cognitive processes throughout the human body.

Check out our blog post that touches on the endocannabinoid system and other common CBD-related terms.

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that are most commonly found in–but not exclusive to—cannabis. In addition to being produced endogenously by the human endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids have also been found in other botanical sources, including hops and varieties of Echinacea. At least 113 cannabinoids have been isolated from cannabis and characterized, with two of the most notable ones being cannabidiol (CBD) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Knowledge Base

How much CBD should I take?

Due to the wide range of use-cases for CBD, appropriate serving sizes can vary widely. Your serving size will be dependent upon your body weight, metabolism, individual body chemistry, and other metabolic factors.

We cannot make specific recommendations regarding serving sizes. We recommend starting with a small amount of CBD, and gradually increasing the serving until the desired effects are achieved.

What is Decarboxylation?

CBD naturally occurs in the hemp plant as Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), which is a very closely related analogue of CBD. In order to transform CBDA into CBD, a given plant or extract must undergo a process known as decarboxylation. Sometimes, this process is referred to as “activation” as it produces a more biologically active version of the CBD molecule. Decarboxylation is defined as the removal of a carboxyl group from a given molecule, and is accomplished in CBD by heating the material to approximately 110 °C (230 °F). This facilitates the removal of the carboxyl group on the CBDA molecule and produces CBD as the end product.

Is CBD Psychoactive?

CBD meets the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of being psychoactive. The WHO defines psychoactive substances as substances “that, when taken in or administered into one’s system, affect mental processes, e.g. cognition or effect.”

However, while this may be the case for CBD, it must be noted that CBD is non-intoxicating in its effects. It does not produce feelings of euphoria, stupor, or loss of control; effects commonly associated with THC ingestion. Research suggests that this is due to the fact that CBD does not bind to the CB1 receptor in the same way that THC does. In fact, CBD has been shown in some studies to modulate or reduce the intoxicating effects of THC.

What is the Difference Between Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Oil (CBD)?

While hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, hemp oil is a product derived from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the hemp plant. Hemp seeds rarely contain minute detectable quantities of cannabinoids but typically, hemp seeds contain non-detectable levels of cannabinoids. By contrast, detectable levels of cannabinoids can be found in the stalks and leaves of hemp, with the highest concentrations of cannabinoids being found in the flowers of the hemp plant. CBD/hemp oil products have a much greater concentration of CBD than hemp seed oil products, while hemp seed oil products commonly contain no therapeutically viable levels of cannabinoids.

Are There Heavy Metals and Pesticides in CBD Products?

Although we cannot speak for the CBD products made by any other company, all of our finished products are third-party tested for heavy metals and pesticides, in addition to cannabinoid profile. In order to ensure the highest standard of quality and safety in our products, we follow the guidelines established in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph.

All of our results are reported on a per serving basis and can be viewed in the “Test Results” section of each product page. We encourage you to read our blog on this subject to learn more.

What are the benefits of CBD?

FDA DISCLOSURE: In accordance with federal regulation we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplements we can only recommend our products for general wellness. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

Do your products contain Hemp Oil or CBD Extract?

Our products all contain CBD extract. Our third party potency results show a precise CBD concentration present in each batch of our products. These can be found under our product’s potency results tab. We also test every batch of our hemp for heavy metals and pesticides, in addition to potency, terpenes, residual solvents and micro/mycotoxins. These can be found right next to the Test Results tab on our product pages.

Hemp seed oil is an added ingredient in our tinctures, but the oil itself does not contain any substantial amount of CBD. It’s also possible that hemp seeds may incidentally be extracted during the extraction process, but it is never our intention to do this because they contain lower levels of CBD.