Here are the most frequently asked questions about CBD oils and what it can do for you.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is just one of at least 113 different molecules known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD is thought to have significant medical benefits and does not make people feel “high.” It also acts as a neurotransmitter and is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is a natural oil which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant variety. It is used by people all over the world as a dietary additive and for a variety of therapeutic purposes.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are technically called phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids can mimic neurotransmitters that we call endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by our bodies.
How does CBD work?
CBD can act as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters help to regulate bodily systems at a cellular level. CBD has been shown to have effects on a wide array of systems in the human body, such as the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the heart, liver, and kidneys, the epidermis and others. CBD is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Is CBD a drug?
Although CBD is used as a component in a drug known as Epidiolex, which is used to treat seizure disorders, CBD oil is not considered to be a drug. Instead, it is a dietary supplement. Also, CBD does not cause a high like marijuana.
What is the difference between CBD & hemp?
Hemp is a family of cannabis strains which are grown for food and fibers. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts.
Is our product safe?
CBD has been shown in numerous studies to be well tolerated in humans. It is non-toxic and non-addictive. There is no known incidence of illness caused by consumption of CBD oil. Also, all of Puure Therapeutics products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee purity and potency.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are two different species of the cannabis plant variety. Whereas marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as THC, which causes a high and is known as a drug, hemp contains negligible amounts of THC, does not cause a high and is not considered to be a drug.
What is CBD used for?
Many people use CBD to promote a health state known as homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a healthy balance in all its systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems. CBD is also used by some to treat particular ailments such as seizure disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and many others.
Are there traces of THC in CBD oil?
Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC.
Can I see your lab reports?
Of course, our lab reports for each batch are generally posted on our website. Best practices always indicate you should see lab reports before purchase and we are proud to show them off.
Should I choose CBD over medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is another term for medical marijuana. Marijuana contains THC, which is a cannabinoid that causes a high. Medical cannabis can cause severe impairments. CBD is not psychotropic, meaning that it does not cause a high. It can be used while working, driving or undertaking any other physical activities such as exercise and sports.
Can your products cure/treat my condition?
CBD oil is used by many people to treat a variety of conditions. However, it has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of any conditions aside from particular seizure disorders. Nonetheless, there have been numerous studies which suggest that CBD may be an effective therapy for a wide range of health issues, and many U.S. states have approved the use of CBD to treat many of these ailments. Consult with a qualified medical professional to determine if your condition is treatable with CBD.
What does Full Spectrum mean?
The term full spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds. While many CBD oil products are made using CBD isolate, Puure Therapeutics full spectrum oils maintain the same concentrations of these beneficial compounds that are found in the original hemp plant.
Is Full Spectrum CBD oil psychoactive?
Zen Drops products are made with full spectrum oils which have the maximum positive effects. Our products do not cause a high.
Will I feel any effects from using CBD products?
Some of the effects reported by CBD oil users include improved mood, reduced stress and anxiety, increased attention and focus, pain relief and others. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.
Can I overdose on CBD?
No, you cannot overdose on CBD. There is no record of anyone ever overdosing. CBD is completely non-toxic.
Is CBD oil legal in all 50 states?
All of Puure Therapeutics CBD oil products are legal and can be shipped to all 50 U.S. states. However, CBD oil made from marijuana can only be purchased in states with medical marijuana programs.
Is Full Spectrum CBD oil safe to carry through an airport?
Yes. Rest assured that full spectrum CBD can be transported on a plane. Per the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD and other hemp derived products are legal and are not being scrutinized by federal authorities.
What are the benefits of taking Full Spectrum CBD products?
Full spectrum CBD users report a wide range of benefits, including improved mood, reduced anxiety and stress, reduced pain and many others. These benefits are usually greater than the benefits provided by non-full spectrum products, such as those containing CBD isolate. Many of the Puure Therapeutics products contain full spectrum CBD oil. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are what gives cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.
What is a CBD tincture?
A CBD tincture is a preparation made from CBD extract. It is used orally (swallowed) and sublingually (under the tongue). When used sublingually, CBD can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream via capillaries found in tissues in the mouth. When consumed orally it must pass through the digestive system, but it is also absorbed via the lining of the stomach.
Is it possible to take too much CBD?
CBD is completely non-toxic. We have never heard of anyone overdosing on CBD. However, extremely large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness.
How much CBD is in your products?
Puure Therapeutics offers some of the most potent CBD products available. However, the amount of CBD in Puure Therapeutics products varies from product to product. Please refer to the product label for exact concentrations of CBD in each product.
What is the ideal serving size?
The ideal serving size of CBD for each person depends on a wide range of variables, including the reason it is being used, the method of administration, sex, age, weight, diet, exercise and so on. It also depends on the product. Servings of 5 to 50 milligrams per day are commonly reported for health maintenance, mood enhancement and minor pain reduction. Higher servings, although not harmful, are not recommended unless being used to treat a particular disorder, in which case it is recommended that you consult with a qualified medical professional.
How often can I take CBD?
CBD can be taken multiple times each day, or at particular times of day, depending on the reason it is being used. CBD oil is also often administered upon onset of particular conditions such as pain and anxiety.
What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
All Puure Therapeutics products go through a series of rigorous testing by third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of any potential contaminants.
Do you test for potency, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and residual solvents?
Yes. All Puure Therapeutics products go through a rigorous series of tests by third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of any potential contaminants.
Will CBD get me high?
No. Unlike marijuana and THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and does not cause a high.
Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use CBD products?
No. CBD is not a drug. You will not be required to produce a medical marijuana card in order to purchase CBD online. However, some states have laws allowing doctors to recommend CBD to patients for particular conditions.
Does CBD have a shelf life?
CBD itself does not have an expiration date. However, CBD oil products can degrade and should be consumed within a certain period of time. They should be stored in airtight contains either in the refrigerator or in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Please refer to the product expiration dates for more information.
How should I store CBD products? Do I need to refrigerate?
We recommend either refrigerating CBD products or storing them in a cool place. Always keep CBD products in airtight containers and store them away from direct sunlight and heat, which can degrade certain compounds in CBD oil.
Will CBD oil show up on a drug test?
No. Drug tests do not test for CBD. CBD cannot produce a false positive on a test designed to look for THC. As long as you’re using products which have all the THC removed, and you are not using marijuana products, you will not fail a drug test.
Will CBD help me if I’m healthy?
Because of its ability to help the body maintain homeostasis, reduce inflammation and act as an antioxidant, CBD is often used as a health maintenance supplement.1
Does CBD interact with other medications?
Studies have shown that CBD may affect the metabolism of certain classes of drugs, but effects have been shown to be minimal. Much more research needs to be done in this area. If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional.
How long will it take to receive benefits from taking CBD oil?
In some cases, such as when using a vaporizer or sublingual tincture, users often report almost immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. Personal results will vary.
Where is your hemp grown?
Industrial hemp is like any other crop. It is farmed all over the world, including approximately 40 U.S. states. The special hemp used to produce Puure Therapeutics products is grown in Colorado.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.
What is the entourage effect?
Full spectrum CBD oil, such as that used in Puure Therapeutics products, contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes as well as other beneficial compounds. Each of the compounds has particular effects on the human body. Because terpenes can affect how the body responds to cannabinoids, the combined effect is often greater than the sum of the individual effects. The overall effect produced is known as the entourage effect. Non-full spectrum products do not have the benefit of the entourage effect and are therefore not as recommended.
How do I choose a product that is right for me?
The ideal method for taking CBD depends on the reason for which it’s being taken as well as other factors such as age and weight. If using CBD oil as a supplement for health maintenance, tinctures or capsules are recommended. If treating a particular medical condition, consult with a qualified medical professional for advice on the ideal method of administration for your condition.