Frequently Asked Questions
The world of CBD can be confusing, but don't worry -- we're here to help. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to CBD and its benefits.
What is CBD?
CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is a safe, non-addictive substance derived from a natural chemical compound found in plants, including hemp. CBD is not intoxicating or habit-forming and offers a variety of healing properties.
Will CBD cause a high?
No. CBD does not cause intoxication; THC is the chemical compound that causes a “high” sensation and is separate from CBD.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds that alter the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. There are two main types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids are produced by the human body, while phytocannabinoids are produced by plants. CBD is the latter. Your body responds to be endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids.
Where does CBD come from?
CBD can be derived from hemp. Hemp and cannabis both contain large amounts of natural CBD, but hemp is naturally low in THC, making it easier for manufacturers to create high CBD-infused products with low to non-existent THC levels. Since THC is (mostly) still illegal in the United States, CBD items we carry are derived from hemp. Each CBD product varies in the amount of CBD and THC levels found in the product. No items we carry are over the legal limit of THC levels, which is 0.3%, according to U.S. Federal Law.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD has been proven to provide pain relief, improve sleep quality, ease depression and anxiety, and treat skincare problems, among other health issues.
What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil?
CBD oil is made from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of hemp, while hemp oil is made from the seeds. Hemp oil is actually devoid of cannabinoids and is rich in Omega, nutrients, and vitamins. However, CBD can be suspended in hemp oil and several brands can refer to CBD as hemp oil for other purposes.
What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
The endocannabinoid system (also known as ECS) is a biological system that regulates many different neurological and physiological aspects of the human body, including appetite, memory, mood, and pain sensation. Cannabinoids cause a synaptic response in the ECS, which result in effects in your body.