Extended CBD FAQs
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You asked for it, and so this bonus CBD FAQs has finally arrived. We previously released our popular CBD Beginner’s Guide that helps our clients navigate dosing and applying CBD. Now with this extended FAQ, we are going to dive a little deeper into the details and discuss a few of the essentials questions that we get asked about CBD.
In this CBD FAQ we will answer the following questions:
- Where does CBD oil come from?
- Why do you put CBD oil under the tongue?
- Are CBD oil and hemp oil the same thing?
- Is it safe to drive on CBD oil?
- Will CBD oil break my fast?
- Will CBD oil help me quit weed?
Read on, while we break down the details of this budding new product, and see if we can clear the air for anyone interested in beginning a CBD regimen, or taking their cannabidiol knowledge to the next level
1. Where does CBD oil come from?
Your number 1 CBD FAQs was, “Where does CBD Oil come from?”
CBD oil comes from the hemp plant. So, what is CBD oil? It is an extract containing the 100% organic all-natural compound, CBD. Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species, that does not contain THC. THC is the intoxicating compound in cannabis, so this means that hemp and CBD products can be legally sold and consumed. If you were still wondering “Is CBD oil legal?” the answer is yes, so long as there is no THC present.
If you are looking to buy CBD oil, you want to make sure that your product has come from the highest quality hemp, and contains 0% THC.
At CBD Guru, we can track our CBD to top-tier farmers in the hills of Colorado. Colorado is a hemp hub in the United States that implements rigorous state regulations to ensure the quality of their products. Not only do we know precisely where our hemp is cultivated, but we lab test our products before final sale.
Our lab test results display active levels of CBD and other vital cannabinoid compounds while demonstrating a 0% THC level.
Once the hemp is obtained, it is processed at food-grade facilities that utilise solvent and toxin-free CO2 extraction to create top-shelf CBD. CO2 extraction utilises pure CO2 that has been pressurised into a super-critical state. This state allows the CO2 to take on a liquid-like form that passes through the hemp plant material and draws out the vital hemp compounds we all know and love.
CBD oil products can contain a variety of compounds, or just a single CBD isolate. Broad-spectrum extracts will include a large amount of hemp plant compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and more! These plant nutrients synergise to create a wide range of benefits for the body and mind. These broad-spectrum extracts can easily be distilled to create a CBD isolate solution that is exceptionally pure. CBD isolate still works wonders on its own. The research indicates that you have to try both to determine which best suits you. We recommend experimenting with a wide variety of our natural cannabidiol products to find the one that works best for you!
2. Why do you put CBD oil under the tongue?
It seems a bit strange, doesn’t it? This new product appears on the market, with a considerable amount of benefits, but wait… we have to put it where?
We assure you that placing medicinal compounds under the tongue is common practice in both the herbal and pharmaceutical worlds! This process is known as sublingual administration. The concept behind this recommendation is based on two factors: the bio-availability of CBD and the onset.
The bio-availability of cannabidiol, or any substance, refers to the amount of the compound that can be taken into the body and used by the system. Different substances can be administered in several ways. Four the purposes for CBD use, we will talk about digestion, sublingual application, topical use, and inhalation.
To get the most out of your pure CBD oil, it is recommended to take products sublingually by applying it under the tongue and holding it for 90 seconds.
This application allows tissues to absorb the cannabidiol and diffuse it into the bloodstream. CBD will still impact you if you swallow the oil, and as such, it is recommended to swallow the cannabidiol after holding it under the tongue.
The difference is that circulating blood levels of CBD will increase when taken sublingually compared to only ingesting the oil. This means that there will be more active CBD in the system, assisting our bodies by boosting the immune system and promoting a sense of well-being.
The second benefit, aside from increase overall impact on our health, is a faster onset. This means it takes less time for you to experience the happiness associated with taking cannabidiol, and a shorter time to begin to feel the physical relief it can provide!
Once it starts to work, sublingual use lasts just as long as oral ingestion, so you really won’t miss out on any added benefits You can expect to feel the impact of cannabidiol after about 45 minutes, and the effect will last six to eight hours.
The best CBD oils will always do the trick when taken sublingually. However, many individuals enjoy using these products topically, or via inhalation. Inhalation has a high bio-availability and a fast onset, but the effects last a shorter amount of time. Topical CBD works quickly, but only on the area of application. This is because topical use does not bring cannabidiol into circulation, but the cannabidiol will interact with human cannabinoid receptors that are found in nearly all of our tissues.
3. Are CBD oil and hemp oil the same thing?
The 3rd CBD FAQs you asked really does need clarifying… Let dive right in.
While extractions do draw CBD oil from hemp, the answer is no, hemp oil and CBD oil are not the same. The hemp oil CBD confusion is used by certain distributors to fool their customers into buying cheap and ineffective hemp oil. In this section, we will discuss how to avoid being duped and how to make sure you are purchasing the best CBD oil.
When answering the first question, we briefly mentioned that a CBD oil is any extraction from the hemp plant that contains active levels of cannabidiol, 0% THC, and may include other valuable hemp nutrients.
This leads to the next logical question, what is hemp oil CBD?
If you see hemp oil listed with CBD, it is false advertising! Distributors on Amazon are notorious for doing this. Hemp oil is an extraction from the plant, typically the plant stalk or seeds. These hemp oils are effective dietary supplements that contain omega fatty acids, and other great plant nutrients. However, they will not provide adequate levels of cannabidiol!
If you want to avoid purchasing bunk oils, the first step is to locate a distributor that specialises in cannabidiol. Once you have identified a company that seems trustworthy, you need to do a little digging. Poke around their website, and see if you can track down their independent lab test results. You want to find a document that displays the name of the lab where the product was tested, and indicates the exact levels of the compounds in question. At times, only CBD will be present as the product is a CBD isolate. Other times, the product will be broad-spectrum meaning that there are other hemp cannabinoids that you want to locate on the lab tests.
If you can’t locate the test results, we recommend you walk away. Of course, you could send their contact email a quick message requesting the information, but easy to find lab tests are quickly becoming the industry standard. Once you find a reputable company, it is time to check out the customer feedback. If you can’t lock down at least a handful of reviews and testimonials about the products, it is a no go. If you do find positive results, then feel free to purchase and enjoy!
4. Is it safe to drive on CBD oil?
Surprisingly, we get this question a lot, so no wonder its made our extended CBD FAQs list.
Many people are still wondering if they can drive on CBD and are asking “ Is it safe to drive on CBD oil”?
We believe that many of the people asking about driving under the influence of CBD haven’t tried it yet! Once you do, you will realise that there is a minimal relaxation that occurs with cannabidiol administration, that can’t even be described as sedation. The relaxation is more of an easing of the mind and body, nowhere close to an inebriating experience.
We can’t talk about the CBD driving laws, because there aren’t any!
Cannabidiol products are non-intoxicating, and will not influence your ability to operate a motor vehicle or heavy machinery. This is one of the principal reasons to do research on your chosen product. So long as the item in question is THC free, you will be clear to drive and will function at your best while enjoying the many CBD oil benefits.
While all of the above information is valid, keep in mind that some law enforcement agents may not be educated on the difference between CBD products and cannabis. They will never know that you are on a CBD regimen unless you tell them.
There is no disturbance in mental clarity or motor skills when taking CBD, and there are no tests available for cannabidiol. If they do happen to find a CBD package in your vehicle, it may be helpful to keep a receipt for you product handy to easily show the officer what the product contains and that it was purchased legally.
In the off chance that you do end up in this situation, remain calm, tell them about the product and the reasons you are taking it. The officer may decide to take the product, out of misunderstanding, but that is the maximum penalty you will experience. We do not advise that you argue in this situation. Just accept it as it is, and be a calm voice of reason advocating for the free use of these legal products!
5. Will CBD oil break my fast?
Our 5th CBD FAQs comes from those avid dieters out there… Read on to learn more.
There are many reasons to be asking, “Will CBD oil break a fast?” Fasting provides many benefits, and many individuals implement it for physical, mental, or spiritual reasons. If you are wondering, “Does CBD oil break my fast?” The answer is both yes and no, depending on your reasons behind fasting, and the type of fast you choose.
The average dose of CBD oil is 1ml suspended in MCT or Coconut oil. 1ml of those oils has a caloric value of about eight calories. It is commonly believed that to break your fast, you need to consume more than four calories. If you are going for a complete fast, including abstinence from food, then taking above four calories will effectively break your fast. If you are fasting for endurance reasons, then you will be happy to know that your body will remain in a state of ketosis, promoting strength output and endurance even when you take a large amount of oil.
If you find a potent tincture, you could easily take 0.5ml of CBD oil and obtain a reasonable dose while staying below the four calorie limit, keeping your body in a fasted state. If you wish to fast for spiritual reasons or want to boost the immune functioning of the body, you may want to abstain completely for at least 12 hours, as this is when levels of immune-boosting T-cells begin to elevate. However, if you just wish to give your digestion a little break or experience the peaceful state of mind that some enjoy when fasting, a little bit of CBD oil certainly will not hurt.
CBD fasting, and in this case, we mean fasting and only taking water and a little bit of CBD oil, could increase the benefits of your CBD regimen as well. It is common knowledge that ingesting compounds on an empty stomach will lead to a quicker onset and higher levels of circulating therapeutic molecules. Cannabidiol and the other phytonutrients in hemp are no different. While this is true, it is recommended to be mindful when fasting and push your boundaries slowly. Whether you are enjoying CBD during your fast, or not, perhaps start with a 12 hour fast and see how the body feels before going beyond this. Always fast with water until the body feels stable in the fasted state, before trying a dry fast without water. The cells of the body do adjust to fasting over time, so do not get discouraged if it is difficult at first.
If you do try CBD fasting, we would love to hear your feedback. Perhaps the benefits of CBD will make the fasting feel a bit gentler, or maybe you will see an even stronger increase in endurance while applying intermittent fasting with CBD use.
6. Will CBD oil help me quit weed?
Are you trying to quit weed? Do you know someone who may need help quitting weed?
It seems that CBD can help. The research indicates that CBD can assist with the uneasiness and restlessness that heavy cannabis users report when stopping cannabis altogether.
Cannabis has taken the news by storm in the last few years. It has been touted as a great medicinal product that can alleviate a variety of symptoms, and as a safe recreational substance.
While the UK has just legalised medical cannabis use, other countries like the US, Canada, and Mexico have begun to legalise the recreational use of the plant. While these attributes are accurate, the more frequent availability of the plant has lead to some using the plant extensively.
The addiction and withdrawal from cannabis are very subtle when compared to powerful narcotic substances. Many users report no signs of withdrawal, or perhaps slight irritability. Other chronic users who stop overnight report night sweats, sleeplessness, irritability, anxiety, and depression.
Luckily, cannabidiol displays zero abuse potential or withdrawal symptoms when taken frequently and in large doses. CBD also seems to be useful in alleviating troubles associated with substantial cannabis withdrawal.
CBD and other non-intoxicating hemp cannabinoids and nutrients may be just the thing that those quitting weed are seeking. Perhaps an individual began self-medicating with marijuana/cannabis because of unwanted mental or physical symptoms. Cannabidiol can help re-balance the mind and bring ease to the body.
Another factor is that when users are consuming intoxicating variations of cannabis, they are also taking in these beneficial compounds. By allowing the body to enjoy these non-intoxicating compounds while eliminating the THC that causes the buzz, it will help wean someone off of cannabis while retaining the benefits they truly needed.
At CBD Guru, we do not advocate the use of THC containing varieties of cannabis unless it has been prescribed by a medical professional. We understand the reality that individuals do choose to use marijuana, and may need help to quit smoking weed.
As CBD is non-toxic and non-addictive, it cannot hurt to use these healthy all-natural products while abstaining from marijuana, and it may make all the difference to help you regain control and wellness after habitual use.
Do you have any more CBD questions?
Feel free to reach out to our team if you have any more questions or concerns regarding CBD. However, we encourage our readers to take a look at our CBD articles to see if we have covered the topics they wish to inquire about. Beyond this, we encourage you to look for peer-reviewed cannabidiol research that can reveal the scientific evidence supporting the use of CBD. If you are ready, head over to our shop and check out our incredible collection of cannabidiol products! We carry the very best oils, edibles, and topicals on the market.