Will CBD show up on my drug test?
When you submit for a drug test, you are tested for a compound called THC. THC is a compound found in both Hemp and Marijuana, and is the compound that’s responsible for the “high” feeling associated with Marijuana consumption.
THC is not currently legal in many states. However, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized Hemp and Hemp-derived products, such as CBD (THC remains a controlled substance). The legal limit for THC in Hemp-derived products is 0.3%. Our products have less than 0.04%.
We have had a number of our own employees take 3rd party drug tests after using our products and no one has tested positive.
Your legal situation will vary by state, but in the event of a positive test (which is highly unlikely), you can ask the testing company for a break down of the chemicals you tested positive on. You can also ask for a retest in case of a false positive.
Will CBD get me high?
How does CBD work?
Your nervous system is a very complicated system that allows you to move, feel pain, and think; one small piece of this system is called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is very complicated and has many functions, but one of the things it controls is how you feel pain.
CBD works by binding to certain receptors in your endocannabinoid system, called CB2 receptors. When CBD binds to these receptors, it reduces the pain you feel. However, because your body only has so many of these receptors, these receptors can only bind with one compound at a time, and CBD is the only compound that provides pain relief. Some of these compounds are found in Hemp, and are commonly extracted with CBD. If these compounds bind to your CB2 receptors instead of CBD, you will feel less pain relief.
How much relief you feel is directly related to the quality of the product, namely how pure the CBD is, how much of it there is, and what other compounds are present to compete with CBD in your nervous system.
Can I overdose on CBD?
To put it simply, no, you cannot effectively overdose on CBD.
One would have to consume literal pounds of pure CBD in a single sitting, much the same way as one would have to drink literal gallons of water in a single sitting to suffer from water toxicity.
Why don’t you use broad-spectrum extracts?
There are over 400 identified compounds found in Hemp, and while all of them are useful to the plant, not all of them are useful to humans. In fact, many of these compounds are pesticides that the plant uses to defend itself from insects and herbivores.
As you can imagine, most pesticides are not actually good for human consumption. Moreover, (as we discussed under How does CBD work?) some of these compounds actually compete with CBD and diminish its effectiveness. We have identified the few selected compounds from the hemp plant that work in harmony with CBD, and eliminated of all the pesticides that can interfere with CBD’s powerful soothing effects. We have found this Selected Spectrum® approach eases pain more effectively and for 2-3 times as long as any broad-spectrum product.
What about the entourage effect?
Since we use a select spectrum of compounds from the hemp plant, we do still get the benefits of the “entourage effect” without the burden of interfering pesticides produced by the plant for its defense.
How often should I use the topical?
As often as you need! Our customers report between 12 and 36 hours of relief, but if you need it more often, you can use it more often.
How much tincture should I take?
The dosing is going to be specific to each individual so it is going to take some experimentation on your part to find the best dose for you. Most people take somewhere between .25-1 ml (10 mg to 50 mg) per day. Some people need more and some need less. We recommend starting with a smaller dose (0.25 mL; 12.5 mg) and gradually increasing the dose if you feel that you are not getting the desired results.
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CBD for Pain Relief
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CBD for Anxiety and Depression
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CBD for Inflammation
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