FAQs About CDB Oil
FAQ’s - CBD and Related Topics
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of over 113 different cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant. THC is the physcoactive compound in cannabis that gets people high, Cannabidiol CBD, CBC, CBL and other non-THC cannabinoids are not pschoactive, and hence do not produce a “high”. These are produced in the largest concentration within the Hemp cannabis plant.
The Hemp plant, a specific genus of cannabis, is the primary source of CBD in the market today, given it contains only trace amounts of THC but much higher concentrations of Cannabidiol/CBD, and other beneficial cannabinoids. While present in certain hops and other cannabis strains, it is the Hemp plant that is primarily relied upon as the source for CBD oil.
The 2018 Farm Bill signed into law, separated Hemp from Marijuana (high THC containing strains) containing cannabis, making Hemp and products made from Hemp federally legal in the United States. The Hemp plant is defined by regulators to not contain more than 0.3% THC content. Consumer products derived from Hemp plants are required to follow this maximum concentration to be legally sold as Hemp based products.
CBD oil is finding its way into a variety of products, from oral tinctures and soft gels to CBD-infused edibles and CBD balms, it is used in vape pens, as well as a wide range of cosmetics, salves, lotions, and even pet products. Following FDA guidelines providers of CBD products are prohibited from making any health claims. without specific scientific 3rd party studies referenced. While more and more research on potential benefits of Hemp derived products is becoming available every day, demand has risen for CBD & related products due to its overwhelming anecdotal evidence from users who claim to have received significant benefits.
Epidiolex® is an FDA approved drug treatment with its primary ingredient being CBD/cannabidiol. It is the first FDA approved CBD containing drug developed and shown effective in treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older.
The cannabis plant contains man different Cannabinoids. Research has shown cannabinoids, such as CBD (cannabidiol), interacts and stimulates the endocannabinoid system (ECS). By stimulating the ECS, it is thought soothing, calming, relaxing, relieving and even invigorating effects are produced. Ongoing research is adding to the growing body of anecdotal evidence of its merits in supporting uplifting mood, easing feelings of stress and irritability and so on.
CBD is often ingested via oral tinctures/drops, softgels and even candies such as gummies and chocolates. CBD infused sports drinks, sparkling waters and sodas are becoming more common sources as well. Vaping, the use of Vape Pens to inhale the CBD mixture is another way people utilize to get CBD and the plants other beneficial compounds into their circulatory system.
CBD has become very popular ingredient to utilize topically via lotions, salves, patches, liniments and other preferred topical deilvery methods.
Full Spectrum oils contain all the beneficial terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids occurring naturally in the plant, not just CBD. All of which are sought after and the industry prizes them for their working together synergistically to create what is know as the Entourage Effect.
Does it contain THC? THC is one of over 113 cannabinoids in the plant, and yes, but only in trace amounts in Full Spectrum Hemp oil (less than 0.3% concentration).
Often Broad Spectrum oil will be oil that has THC removed to the point it is not detectable on typical laboratory potency test panels. Some common different ways of making it are from CBD Isolate and remixing in Terpenes and flavonoids, or just using Isolate to infuse the CBD into the product. Another is by utilizing complex processes to fractionally remove the THC from the Full Spectrum oil. “THC free” oil is another name and it means essentially testing shows no measurable amount of THC.
Studies suggest that full-spectrum CBD is superior to CBD isolate because of the presence of its naturally associated cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that creates that desirable entourage effect
The entourage effect, results when the many components within the Hemp plant interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone – it’s a synergistic effect.
This is nothing new; The Alternative Medicine field revolves around using the entire plant for medicinal purposes rather than isolating or producing the active ingredient in a laboratory.
CBD Isolate is created by isolating and refining the CBD compound until it is 99%+ pure – we call it Ultra-Pure Concentrate. It is typically sold in a whiteish crystalline powder form as CBD Isolate. Typically, it no longer contains measurable amounts of other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids from the plant, nor pesticides, heavy metals or other potentially harmful substances, when in a concentrated 99%+ CBD state.
Hemp plants are extremely rich in Terpenes. They are aromatic chemicals produced by many plants. Cinnamon, lavender, ginger and hence essential oils contain them – they are characterized by intense, captivating aroma of flowers, and tasty juices from a plant. Hemp contain many beneficial terpenes such as Myrcene, Pinene, Limonene, and Eucalyptol to name a few terpenes found in the cannabis plant. They are often used in herbal remedies.