WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive organic compound that hasn’t been synthetically or chemically altered. Cannabidiol is naturally found in abundance inside the flowers, seeds, and stalks of hemp plants. CBD affects the body by interacting with the native endocannabinoid system, or ECS. This large self-regulatory system, found in you and every other mammal, plays a crucial role in a number of physiological functions related to the central and peripheral nervous systems and the immune system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating key aspects of our biology – including mood, memory, cognition, sleep, immune system function, metabolism and energy balance, and more serving a vital purpose for our well-being. The CBD delivered to your body through CBD products may influence the ECS by interacting with its specialized receptor sites, called cannabinoid receptors, which are found on cells throughout the body.
ISOLATE vs FULL SPECTRUM
Depending on the product you will find we use either Full Spectrum or CBD Isolate however our topical Rescue Rub combines the power of both hemp extracts in one for extra strength purposes.
Our 99% pure crystalline CBD isolate has been sourced from Federal Farm Bill compliant non-GMO American hemp grown in Colorado without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. CBD isolate is purified to remove compounds such as THC, resins, waxes, and lipids.
Full spectrum extracts are as the name suggests a total or complete extraction of all compounds the plant has to offer. Now, because the extraction is done from the Hemp plant you will only have very small trace amounts of THC with much higher levels of CBD. This is opposite when it comes to the marjuanna plant which is why it is illegal as the extraction would yield high levels of THC and very little CBD.
With Full Spectrum extractions you will encounter what is called “The Entourage Effect” which is a synergistic occurrence that happens when the plants’ different terpenes interact symbiotically with the CBD to optimize their effects.
What makes our approach different is that we seek to mimic this “Entourage Effect”. We have individually selected specific hemp and plant terpenes to combine with some of our CBD Isolate products that recreates this compounding effect without using the whole plant extract. For example please refer to our CBD Essential blend.
Outside of being an incredible source of CBD, there are various reasons why some consumers prefer CBD isolates. For many, a major advantage of pure CBD isolate is that it contains no measurable amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the intoxicating compound often associated with marijuana. As explained Hemp CBD oil naturally contains only trace levels of THC in the first place, and the purification process CBD powder goes through removes even those small measurable amounts. Military service members, police officers, emergency first responders, and anyone else who may be concerned with even trace amounts of THC will find that CBD Isolate offers the relief they need, without the worry of trace THC.
No matter which extraction you choose to use it is important to remember both are non-psychoactive.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD?
Well there may be many, we can not say much. We employ everyone to do their own research and to come to their own conclusions.
There is a new theory from renowned cannabinoid researcher E.B. Russo that speculates cannabinoid deficiency can lead to a dysfunction in the endocannabinoid system. (ECS)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution, the first known prescription drug for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.
1. Russo, E.B. (2004, Feb-Apr). Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD): can this concept explain therapeutic benefits of cannabis in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other treatment-resistant conditions? Neuro Endocrinology Letters, 25(1-2), 31-9.
2. FDA (2018, June 26). FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy
HOW IS CBD ISOLATE EXTRACTED?
To make CBD isolate, first hemp oil is extracted from the stalks and seeds of non-GMO hemp using safe and non-toxic supercritical CO2. Then, this CBD-rich concentrate is put through a proprietary purification process that removes all the oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and other plant material, leaving behind only valuable CBD.
The main steps – our premium hemp cultivars are extracted with an ethanol extraction system. It is then winterized to remove fats. Next, multiple rounds of rotary evaporation are used to remove plant material and other unnecessary components. The extract is then decarboxylated and transformed into a crystalline structure with a proprietary post-processing technique.
In order to get this ultra-pure form of isolated CBD, a purifying process follows the actual extraction process. This purification process includes filtration where all plant material is filtered out of the extract. Following filtration, the extracted oil goes through what’s known as a “winterization process” that further removes any waxes or other plant materials that were still present after filtration.
What you’re left with is a fine, odorless, and tasteless white powder that is 99% pure CBD.
IS CBD ISOLATE LEGAL?
For now, yes because it is being sourced from legally grown hemp made possible by the Federal Farm Bill signed into law by President Trump. However, as with many natural alternatives that pose a threat to Big Pharma, they face huge opposition and an ongoing battle to keep it available on the market. Unfortunately no one can say what the future laws or regulation will do to these products.
HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU USE?
Everyone is different and there are many reasons as to why some can use more than others. CBD builds up in the body over time and it’s recommended, along with other plant compounds, to start with low amounts and adjust accordingly over time based on how you feel
. How CBD impacts you can be influenced by:
◦ Genetic makeup: Some people naturally have more cannabinoid receptors to interact with the CBD.
◦ Biological sex: Generally, females are more sensitive to cannabinoid products.
◦ Nutrition and Lifestyle: How often you exercise, your eating and drinking habits, and how you manage stress can influence your endocannabinoid system and how it responds to taking CBD.
◦ Physical health: Health conditions can alter biochemistry, potentially influencing how the body responds to CBD.
◦ Body composition: Individuals with a higher body fat percentage typically need higher servings to experience the same CBD effects.
◦ Personal tolerance: Someone who takes CBD regularly will often react differently than someone who does not. There can also be factors related to your supplementing routine that may influence CBD effects, including:
◦ How often you take CBD
◦ Your CBD serving size
◦ The method you use to take CBD (ie Vape, Tincture, Topical)
ARE PLANT COMPOUNDS EFFECTIVE?
A single plant can contain hundreds of compounds, each with it’s own specific ability to perform certain functions within the body. When properly combined there’s a synergistic effect that promotes overall well being. Everyone reacts differently to active ingredients in plants therefore, it’s important to make sure there are no known allergies prior to use.
CBD EFFECTS: ARE THERE ANY?
The most common question among those new to pure CBD is regarding potential CBD side effects:
Does CBD get you high?
CBD, like all hemp derived CBD products, is completely non-intoxicating. The euphoric effects that come to mind when you think of cannabis come from other compounds, primarily tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC’s intoxicating effects are due to the compound’s direct activation of CB1 receptors. When THC is absorbed, it floods the bloodstream and CB1 receptors, which triggers the temporary effects related to a “high,” including altered physical senses and perception of time, impaired body movement, relaxation, and euphoria. CBD does not cause a “high” side effect because CBD does not directly bind with CB1 receptors. In fact, because it blocks CB1 receptors, CBD can suppress the euphoric effects of intoxicating compounds like THC.
Is CBD safe?
The research on CBD has concluded that it is well tolerated by most. Just recently, German scientists examined the available studies on CBD and confirmed that the compound had no adverse side effects on blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, pH levels, or potassium and sodium levels. Even when taken at higher doses than normal doses.
WebMD writes that “CBD doses of up to 300 mg daily have been used well for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 mg daily have been used well for up to 4 weeks.” These CBD serving sizes are much higher than a normal typical daily serving, even for those maximizing their CBD intake. Some minor side effects of using CBD have been reported, according to WebMD, including dry mouth, lightheadedness, drowsiness, and low blood pressure.
DO YOU HAVE LAB TEST RESULTS?
Yes we do! Click here: CBDLabResults
MARIJUANA VS HEMP
Although marijuana and hemp can both come from the cannabis sativa family, they’re distinctly different. Marijuana is bushier with broader leaves, while hemp is leaner with shinier leaves.
It’s differences in their chemical composition that really set them apart, though.
More than 100 chemical cannabinoids are found in cannabis, but the amount of these cannabinoids differs dramatically between hemp and marijuana.
Marijuana’s most common cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the chemical cannabinoid associated with the plant’s psychoactive effect. In marijuana, THC levels can reach 30%, depending on the strain, but THC levels in hemp are less than 0.3%.
The low levels of THC in hemp mean that, unlike marijuana, it has historically been used for industrial purposes. Hemp’s rapid growth and strong fibers made it ideal for crafting durable rope, clothing, sail, and paper.
Although hemp won’t get you high, it does contain significant amounts of another cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), which is also found in marijuana. CBD is a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, and its interaction with receptors in the central nervous system and immune system can offer medicinal benefits, making hemp-CBD concentrates popular ingredients.
WHAT TANK DO YOU USE FOR CBD VAPE?
Similar to our other Kind Juice e-liquids, we recommend a sub ohm tank with a .2ohm – .5ohm non-mesh coil. CBD is best vaped under 20 watts. High heat levels may cause the CBD to burn. Always remember to shake well before use as settling can occur due to the natural nature of our products.
IS CBD MARIJUANA?
No. Our CBD is extracted from purely Hemp plants NOT Marijuana. Both compounds have different molecular structures.
Hemp and marijuana are two different species of plants. Since Hemp plants and marijuana plants are different they act differently on the body.
They have similar appearances, but when compared side by side, each can clearly be identified by differences in the breadth of their leaves.
Find out how your state classifies possession of CBD below. When CBD is mentioned, it is referring to products containing no more than 0.3% THC and are derived from industrial hemp.
If you have any concerns, we suggest you look up the laws within your state.
IS CBD LEGAL?
On December 20, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, which is more commonly known as the “2018 Farm Bill.” The bill represents a drastic transformation in federal hemp policy. The 2018 Farm Bill fills in the gaps left by the 2014 Farm Bill and clarifies that hemp and hemp products are legal.
In 2019, it went into effect, legalizing the hemp plant on a federal level when it contained less than 0.3% THC.
The Farm Bill:
Removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act
Expands hemp’s commercial cultivation
Legalizes hemp production on Indian tribal land and in U.S. territories.
Hemp regulations now belong under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) instead of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Since hemp is now federally legal, most presume that CBD derived from hemp follows suit.
However, the regulations do not explicitly extend legal status to hemp extracts.
CBD is Not Yet Legal in All its Forms
The Farm Bill grants the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) the authority to regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including CBD, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act. If a product is meant to be used as a drug, food, dietary supplement, or cosmetic, and that product is sold across state lines, then it is subject to FDA regulation.
The FDA is currently evaluating CBD’s safety. For now, its stance is that products that add CBD to food or label CBD as a dietary supplement are not legal for interstate commerce.
If Products are labeled as “active hemp extract” can often bypass these regulations and sell throughout the 50 states.
Products that are not marketed as foods or supplements with medicinal effects of CBD are exempt from these regulations.
The regulations are still developing on the federal level.
Our products are not foods or dietary supplements. We make no medical claims.
Can You Carry CBD on a Plane?
The TSA recently updated its policies to allow an FDA-approved marijuana-based drug as well as CBD products produced in line with the Farm Bill requirements. Now, passengers are permitted to bring CBD derived from hemp (that contains 0.3% or less of THC) as a carry-on.
Though technically allowed, exercise caution when traveling. Since most states do not yet have guidelines in place for testing products, your CBD product might contain more THC than advertised. If your CBD product happens to contain THC levels higher than 0.3%, TSA may call a law enforcement officer, although these situations are rare.
States Have Their Own Sets of Laws
As you’ll see below, each state has its own sets of laws and policies around CBD cultivation, distribution, manufacturing, sales, and possession. To further complicate the legal landscape, many of these states’ legislatures are reviewing proposed amendments to existing laws. In several instances, regulating agencies are still in the process of developing regulations and procedures related to CBD.
Overall, most states permit the use of CBD for some specific medical conditions. However, laws vary from state to state. In short:
Most states define legal CBD as the extract from hemp
The amount of THC allowed for a product to qualify as CBD can range from 0.3% to 0.0%.
CBD is federally legal, but a few states still place full or partial restrictions on the purchase of CBD products.