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What is CBD and where does it come from?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. CBD is non-psychoactive and is mostly produced in the resinous trichomes of the cannabis flower. Very small concentrations are found in the stems and leaves.
What is CBD oil and is it the same as Hemp Oil?
CBD oil is a term used to describe a sublingual tincture of CBD. A CBD oil or tincture is made by mixing a CBD extract from a cannabis plant into a base such as MCT oil or other plant based oil. Hemp oil can be used as a carrier oil for CBD tincture. Hemp oil is a food product made from pressed hemp seeds. Hemp oil is highly nutritious but contains no CBD. The CBD oil/tincture is made to be held under the tongue and absorbed directly into the blood stream. Sublingual absorption provides a faster effect than ingestion of a capsule or edible product.
Can I give my pet (dog,cat,etc.) CBD?
YES! Pets can benefit from CBD for many of the same reasons as humans. CBD is safe for pets but their dosage will likely be less than humans. Dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brains. This means they are sensitive to THC. However, small amounts of THC, like the amount found in our full spectrum oil, can be beneficial for animals. Please consult with your veterinarian before you start giving your pet CBD oil.
What is the endocannibanoid system?
The endocannabinoid system is the collection of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids and enzymes involved in the production and breakdown of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids found within our bodies. The two most studied endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG. The two most studied receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located mostly throughout the brain. CB2 receptors are located mostly throughout the immune system.
What are terpenes and the entourage effect?
Terpenes are the essential oils found in plants. There are about 200 terpenes found in the cannabis plant. They are what give cannabis its distinct aroma and flavor. Terpenes have beneficial effects and work synergistically with cannabinoids like CBD and THC. This relationship is what is known as the entourage effect. The cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in the cannabis plant have shown to work better when they are taken together. When these components are isolated it weakens the benefits of the product.
Can anyone buy CBD oil?
CBD and cannabis laws vary from state to state and its up to you to know the exact laws for where you live. The usual minimum age requirement to purchase CBD products is 18-21yrs old. CBD oil may be purchased over the counter without a prescription.
Are drug interactions possible with CBD?
Yes. CBD is metabolized by a group of enzymes called CYP450. These enzymes are responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs. CBD can inhibit the activity of the CYP450 enzymes. While CBD drug interactions are more likely to occur with higher doses of CBD and CBD isolates, precaution must be taken when using CBD alongside life preserving medications for serious conditions (i.e. epilepsy medications).
-We cannot guarantee that a false positive on a drug test wont occur due to the lack of specificity in clinical drug screens or analysis.
-The information and statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA. Hemp Quest Farms CBD products are not intended for the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or animals.