CBD. Chances are you’ve heard about it, and you probably have some questions. In this article we are going to go over the top 10 frequently asked questions that we get about CBD.
1. What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid that is found on all forms of cannabis plants (Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis.) Sativa and Indica are more commonly referred to as Marijuana. These plants will be high in THC, and low in CBD. Sativa and Indica are grown for their intoxicating effects.
The CBD that is used in all of our products, come from the plant, cannabis ruderalis. Cannabis ruderalis is also more commonly referred to as Hemp. Hemp plants differ from marijuana plants as they are grown for their high CBD count, and low THC count.
2. Where does CBD come from?
As mentioned above, CBD is a cannabinoid that can be found in all forms of cannabis plants. CBD is often extracted using 2 different methods; CO2 extraction and ethanol or isopropyl extraction.
CO2 extraction requires changes in temperature and pressure to remove all additional plant compounds.
Ethanol or isopropyl extraction requires combining dried cannabis plant material with the solvent of choice. The solvent pulls the cannabinoids from the plant material. After the process, the solvent, byproducts, THC, trichomes, and all other cannabinoids are further separated. This creates a pure, finished product or concentrate. To read more about solvent extraction methods click here.
3. Will CBD get me high?
While Pure CBD contains the one single cannabinoid and nothing more, Full Spectrum CBD can contain trace amounts of THC. However, all of our products fall within the legal guidelines of 0.3% or less of THC. Unless you are someone who is hypersensitive to THC, you should not experience any kind of “high” associated with CBD.
4. What is CBD Used For?
Amongst the many things CBD can be used for, it is more commonly used for:
Hip, joint or back pain
5. How do I use CBD?
There are three common ways you can take CBD; orally, topically, or by inhalation.
Oral consumption typically will come in the form of oral droppers (tinctures), capsules, or edibles. This form of taking CBD allows the compound(s) to work from the inside out. Although this method does take longer for the effects to be felt, the effects can be felt for upwards of 7 hours in some cases.
Topical application will come in the form of lotions, creams, salves, etc. These products are ideal for site pain and inflammation, and will work from the outside in.
The last application method is by inhalation. This means vaporizing the CBD and inhaling it. This method works fairly quickly, but the effects are not felt as long.
6. Do I need to use CBD daily?
We always suggest using CBD as you would a normal vitamin. For most people that means taking it in the morning, as well as at night. We understand that each persons need for CBD is different. Therefore, in some cases CBD will not need to be taken daily. If you are not a person who suffers from debilitating symptoms regularly, you may need to take CBD only when symptoms arise.
7. Is CBD Legal?
The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill made CBD a legal cannabinoid in all 50 states, at the Federal level. However, each state has been able to establish their own legalities surrounding CBD. You will always want to check with your own state, before deciding to purchase.
8. How much does CBD cost?
This answer is somewhat difficult to answer. There are so many CBD companies popping up now that hemp pants are no longer considered a controlled substance. This allows for a slew of different prices to pop up for the same product. While we do our best to ensure we have some of the lowest prices in the industry, there is not a set price for all CBD products. You will find some companies charging far more, than we charge for the same item. All we can suggest is that you do your research and find a company that provides a quality product for your price point.
9. Is CBD safe for children?
This is a question we get asked often. While most companies state that CBD is not legal to persons under the age of 18; if you are a parent with custody of a minor, that decision is ultimately yours to make. For minors still in school that play sports, we always advise using CBD with caution. Especially when it comes to our full spectrum. Since full spectrum can contain trace amounts of THC, this may cause a negative drug screen for those in sports or school related activities.
10. Where can CBD be purchased?
CBD can be purchased in a number of different places. CBD has been available online for a while now but is slowly finding its way into health food stores, supermarkets, farmers markets, and even big box stores.
While we can not tell you where to purchase or not to purchase from, there are a few requirements we suggest you look for. The first is going to be knowledge. Does the person selling the product actually know what it is that they’re selling? Are they informed about what is in their products? Do they know where their products come from? Do they have COAs available?
With so many pyramid, and MLM companies popping up, you will find that the reputable companies far surpass these companies when it comes to the knowledge about the product they are selling. Reputable companies will offer information about their products that far surpass those who are selling for MLM and pyramid companies.
If you are looking for a CBD product that actually works, look no further than Natural Stress Solutions. We have some of the lowest prices guaranteed. Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and we are here to help you. Please feel free to look at all of our products by clicking here.
Read our previous blog: What is a COA, and Why is it Important? By clicking here.