Cannabidiol, or CBD is a non-intoxicating, non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant that may have therapeutic potential. More research needs to be done in studying the effects of CBD on a range of medical conditions such as chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, and possibly even life ending illnesses such as Cancer.
Preclinical research and some clinical studies are encouranging and have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressent, anti-psychotic, and neuroprotective qualities.
CBD is sold in many different forms including as an oil or tincture, as a topical cream, as a flower that can be smoked or vaped, in pet treats, or is added to food products like gummies (although this is not currently approved by the FDA).
CBD stands for cannabidiol – the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC is the other most common cannabinoid.
Absolutely. In June of 2019 the USPS established official guidelines for the shipping of CBD. The product is legal in all 50 states as well. We also try to focus on credible sources for CBD products on cbdVitality.org. Be part of the movement and support some of the pioneers in this very young industry!
Thousands of scientific studies have been carried out specifically on CBD. Project CBD is a non-profit organization strictly dedicated to documenting the research progress on this incredible hemp derivative.
Because CBD oil is not yet heavily regulated by the FDA companies can get a way with selling little to no CBD or have questionable ingredients. For instance any product you see being sold on Amazon is 100% hemp oil and will not contain any THC since these products are not currently allowed on their site.
Companies also might be sourcing hemp grown from outside the United States that is riddled with pesticides or contains heavy metals. All producers we review on cbdVitality.org should have used a high quality hemp material as their source and had their products tested by a third party lab where they can produce a Certificate of Analysis also known as a “COA”.
We also suggest you look at the date of the tests and notice if the company tests every new batch of CBD extract that’s being sold. Any oil or CBD product that you buy should have a batch # printed on the bottle or package that corresponds with a COA the company can show you at your request.
Most people consume between 10-50 mg of CBD per day total. (For reference, 1 mL of a potent oil might contain 50 mg of CBD). Make sure you read the label on your product to ensure a proper serving. We suggest you start with a quarter of a dropper and a lower dose bottle such as 250mg. You can gradually work your way up to a full dropper once you start feeling any benefit from the CBD.
Yes. Pets can benefit from CBD for many of the same conditions as humans: pain, seizures, inflammation, and anxiety. CBD is safe to use for pets but their dosage will likely be much smaller than yours. Dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain. This means they are very sensitive to THC. But a small amount of THC, like the amount in a full spectrum CBD hemp oil, is beneficial for animals.
Yes! You can even take it through TSA and on an airplane although we would not suggest bringing flower through because they might not believe it’s just hemp and cause you an unneeded delay!
Most CBD oil is produced from industrial hemp, the same plant used to make hemp textiles and hemp seeds. This plant contains trace amounts of psychoactive THC- not enough to make you high.
No. CBD has many potential health benefits without the psychoactive effects associated with THC and marijuana. CBD is described as relaxing the body but not creating an intoxicating feeling.
While many CBD oils, particularly full spectrum products, contain trace amounts of THC, up to .3%, it is not enough to make one high.
No. CBD is not known to be addictive. In fact, CBD has shown strong potential to be a useful tool to help people break addictions to narcoticsf and other harmful substances.
Hemp seed oil is made from pressed hemp seeds. Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil do not contain CBD. Hemp seed oil is often confused with CBD hemp oil but they are not the same thing. CBD hemp oil is a CBD tincture – a liquid concentrate of CBD. CBD hemp oil however can be suspended in hemp seed oil as a carrier of the CBD.
A high-quality CBD product with minimal THC is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug. (Research has shown that people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. This translates to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD oil with a THC content of 0.3% or less
The length of time it takes for CBD to take effect will depend on how you choose to take it. The fastest effect will be felt from smoking or vaporization (onset of effects in minutes). Topical administration of CBD will be felt quickly as well. The next fastest effect will be felt from a sublingual dosage (onset of effects in 15 – 60 minutes). The slowest effect (but the longest lasting) will be felt from oral ingestion (onset felt in 90 minutes).