Frequently Asked Questions
What Is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. Both contain CBD, but there is a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.
Our hemp was grown on a farm in York, Maine using only organic practices, and never any synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. It was processed in Maine using a chemical-free CO2 extraction, leaving all of the natural occurring cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that are found in the hemp plant; the way mother nature intended.
How Does It Work?
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Scientists consider it to be one of the “gatekeepers” of the immune system.
The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in your nervous system.
Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with the body’s own neurotransmitters.
What Are The Benefits & Uses?
CBD is used for it’s therapeutic effects, such as pain, insomnia, PTSD, inflammation, anxiety, epilepsy, and more.
Is CBD Legal?
With the exception of Nebraska and South Dakota, CBD is legal according to the U.S federal government and the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, allowing hemp to be grown in all 50 states. It is recommended to check with the laws in your own state, as there may be restrictions on CBD products.
Will It Get Me High?
Because CBD legally has to have a limit of 0.3%THC , it will not get you high or interfere with clear thinking.If you are concerned about what is in your CBD product, it is best to stick with products that are third party tested. Unfortunately, not all CBD is created equal, and knowing your source is extremely important.
The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional - particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medications.
Can I Give CBD Oil To My Pets?
Many veterinarians across the country are prescribing CBD to their furry clients. Just like humans, dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system, making CBD a natural alternative for problems like pain, seizures, anxiety and sleep disorders. The best practice for introducing your pet to CBD, is to start with a lower dose to see how your pet responds to it. It is always safer to go slow, and increase if needed.
How Often, And How, Should I Take CBD Oil?
Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all when it comes to taking CBD. We all respond differently to what we ingest in our bodies, so the best advice is to start with the recommended dose on the product, and pay attention to how you feel and for any allergic reactions.
CBD oils and tinctures are best taken sublingually (under the tongue) and held there for 15-30 seconds before swishing in the mouth and swallowing. That is the quickest way for the CBD to get into your system. It is advised to take the recommended dosage 1-2 times a day. If your are not getting the results you were expecting, increase the dosage (number of drops) and adjust as needed.
Is CBD Safe?
Although CBD has not had the scientific testing and FDA approval like pharmaceutical drugs because of its association with the cannabis plant. That is changing as more studies are being done to prove it’s benefits and efficacy for its many healing properties such as; anxiety, arthritis, headaches, pain, insomnia and more.
Research has proven that CBD is an extremely safe alternative, but like any plant -based compound there is always a possibility for an allergic reaction or side effects. It is best to start slow and pay attention to how you are feeling. CBD has shown to have a strong safety profile and very few side effects.
Are There Any Side Effects To CBD Oil?
Although there are few side effects with CBD oil, some people may experience drowsiness, gastrointestinal issues, nausea and dry mouth.
CBD may interfere with other medications. If you are currently taking medications prescribed by your doctor, are pregnant, nursing or trying to conceive, it is best to discuss CBD use with your health practitioner.