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FAQs on CBD

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What is CBD?

CBD is the abbreviated name for cannabidiol, a naturally-occuring compound in the cannabis plant. Although made from the same plant, it does not have the same psychoactive effect as it’s cousin, THC.

Is CBD legal?

Yes. CBD derived from hemp plants is federally legal across the country, although certain states have regulations on how to purchase.

How does CBD work? What does CBD do?

Allow us to get a little nerdy on biology here for a second. Our bodies have a naturally-occuring process called the “endocannabinoid system”, which is compromised of endocannabinoids. These guys act like receptors or neurotransmitters to the core functions of our central and peripheral nervous systems.

The endocannabinoid system was discovered in the early 1990s during research study on cannabis and as more information is learned, it’s been shown that this system helps to manage parts of our well-being like inflammation, sleeplessness, joint pain, anxiety and depression.

CBD, short for cannabidoil, gives a boost to your body’s already-existing regulatory system and is known to help our endocannabinoid systems run more efficiently.

Will it make me feel stoned or high?

No. There is a misconception that because CBD comes from the same plant as its notorious counterpart that it has the same effect. It does not. There are absolutely no psychoactive properties in CBD, so it is not possible to get “high” from it.

Will I fail my drug test because of CBD?

No it shouldn’t show up on a drug test. Because some CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, there is an extremely rare chance that using enough CBD made with the small doses of THC stacked up could potentially lead to a positive result. However, that is not a common or expected outcome.

Is CBD addictive?

No, it does not contain habit-forming properties.

How much CBD should I take?

Every body is different. While we cannot give you a specific dosing amount, we recommend starting low and slow so you can be attuned to your unique needs and adjust accordingly. Good news is that you cannot overdose on CBD. The most common side-effects of too much CBD include drowsiness, lightheadedness and nausea.

Because everyone’s wellness plan is personal, we’ve included a journal in every kit. We encourage you to spend time jotting down your symptoms and reactions as you test various CBD products to see what routine works best for you!

Is CBD safe?

Our mission is to find the best products on the market. We work closely with our vendors to learn about their farming and sourcing practices to ensure the hemp and CBD used in making these products is clean, sustainable, and safe.

We also require third-party lab tests of every product to verify ingredients and compound amounts.

You cannot overdose on CBD. The most common side-effects of too much CBD include feeling drowsy, lightheaded, or nausea.

What's the difference between cannabis, marijuana, hemp and CBD?

It’s a great question. Many times, the terms get used interchangeably and that can be confusing. Let’s break it down a bit:

Cannabis: the umbrella term for a family of plants, including marijuana and hemp.

Marijuana: a variety of the cannabis plant that is characterized by high-concentrations of THC, a compound associated with psychoactive effects that are known to be powerful in pain-relief. Certain types of marijuana can also contain CBD, which when combined with THC is referred to as “the entourage effect”, an optimal 1-2 blend of healing properties.

Hemp: a variety of the cannabis plant that is characterized by being primarily CBD Only 0.3% of the hemp plant contains THC. Federal laws require CBD to be produced from hemp for this reason.

CBD: Short for cannabidiol, CBD is one of many compounds within cannabis plants that is known to offer a wide array of therapeutic effects, especially when used in conjunction with other cannabis elements.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect is a term for the benefits you get from ingesting multiple components of the cannabis plant, i.e. CBD + another one of the 483+ elements together instead of ingesting one component at-a-time

What's the difference between full spectrum vs. isolate?

Similar to the Entourage Effect, full spectrum CBD is comprised of the cannabidiol (CBD) and other types of beneficial terpenes and compounds from the cannabis plant. This method of using is considered to be more popular and beneficial as you get a larger therapeutic effect as a result of the combined elements. Similar to how black pepper is a recommended aid to turmeric consumption in our bodies, CBD when combined with other core compounds like CBG or CBN can aid in positive results. It is in these instances where you will find the trace 0.3% THC, although as a reminder, there is never psychotropic effects.

Isolate CBD, on the other hand, is a method consisting of only CBD.

CBD Tinctures + Oils

These liquid solutions are a great way to host the benefits of CBD oil along with the other key ingredients. Often times, CBD will be paired with a carrier oil, designed to maximize potency per dose. The most common one is MCT oil, popular with smoothies and bullet-proof coffees as well!

The taste and color of your CBD oils may vary based on vendor, but ultimately it is personal preference. Some people prefer the natural hemp flavor while others like to merge it with flavors of vanilla, lemon and mint.

We recommend: Luna Volta’s 600mg Nova and PureBloom Discovery Kit

CBD Topicals

CBD Topicals includes things like salves, lotions, creams, hydrosols, bath bombs and soaks. Rather than ingesting the CBD, your skin absorbs it. This method can be particularly impactful on areas of inflammation, joint pain, arthritis, along with certain types of skin conditions.

Bath Bombs, in particular, are great as the warm water tends to open the pores allowing for maximum impact on your skin and systems. This, combined with the therapeutic scents like lavendar, can make baths the ideal combo of physical and mental recovery.

We love: SheaBrand Bath Bomb Set

CBD Edibles

CBD Edibles include foods and liquids created with CBD as an ingredient. This can be a wonderful way to have low, frequent doses of CBD throughout your day. Some of our favorite methods include cbd-infused chai tea and these amazing bites blended with collagen and CBD.

CBD Beauty + Skincare

Research studies have shown that CBD can be beneficial to anti-aging, acne, and other skin conditions like eczema. When used as a key ingredient along side botanical herbs and nutrient-rich add-ons like collagen, CBD is a no-brainer for your beauty routine.

We’re obsessed with: Saint Jane Luxury CBD Beauty Serum (Winner of O’s Magazines 2019 Beauty Award!)