Curious about CBD? Our most frequently asked questions are here.
What is CBD?
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is the (slang) term used to describe a sublingual tincture of CBD. CBD oil or CBD tincture is made by mixing a CBD extract from a cannabis or hemp plant into a base like alcohol or food grade oil. A tincture can also be made by infusing the oil with CBD plant material to create an infused product. The CBD oil is meant to be held under the tongue for 15 – 20 seconds and absorbed directly into the bloodstream. A sublingual absorption provides a faster effect than eating the CBD product and having it pass through the digestive system. (i.e. taking a CBD capsule or edible product).
What is a Terpene?
Can I get high using CBD?
Does CBD interact with my medication?
Yes. CBD is metabolized by enzymes called the CYP450. These enzymes are responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs. CBD can inhibit or increase the activity of the CYP450 enzymes. While CBD-drug interactions are more likely with high doses of CBD and CBD isolates, precaution must be taken when using CBD alongside life preserving medications for serious conditions (i.e. epilepsy medications).
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Is CBD addictive?
Some may argue that nearly anything in the world can be addictive. CBD is not known to be addictive. Conversely, CBD has shown strong potential to be a useful tool to help people break addictions to harmful substances.
What is the Endocannbinoid System (ECS) and do I have one?
The endocannabinoid system (ESC) is the collection of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes involved in the production and break down of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids found within our body. Yes, all mammals produce internal cannabinoids. The two most studied endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG. The two most studied cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located mostly in the brain and CB2 receptors are located mostly throughout the immune system. The main purpose of the ECS is to create homeostasis and balance throughout the body.
Will I test positive for THC using CBD oil?
Yes, No and Maybe
Yes, if the CBD has been derived from the Cannabis plant or even possibly from full spectrum hemp, even if it is in trace amounts in your CBD product, you may test positive for THC on a drug test.
No, if the CBD product is derived from CBD isolate as the THC has been completely removed.
There are many variable that play into this question and caution should be taken if you must take drug tests while using CBD products.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.
Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural constituent of hemp oil.