INFORMATION & FAQ'S ABOUT CBD
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES IN CBD
FULL SPECTRUM: Full Spectrum CBD is produced using the Whole Hemp Plant. Containing all compounds found naturally occurring in the hemp plant; CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, Terpenes, Flavonoids, and other cannabinoids including <0.3% THC Federally Legal amount (states may vary).
BROAD SPECTRUM: Broad Spectrum CBD extracts all the THC out of the oils leaving most of the cannabinoid profile in tact including the Terpenes and Flavonoids.
ISOLATE CBD: Isolate CBD is just as it sounds; the extraction process continues to take out all cannabinoid compounds, Terpenes, Flavonoids until the only compound left is CBD. This is clear in color and odorless.
As CBD advocates and educators, we are consistently being asked a lot of great questions that we feel are very important. Here is a list of some of the most commonly asked questions. And if you have further questions, we'd always love to hear from you!
What is the Endocannabinoid System and How Does CBD have so many wellness benefits?
The "endocannabinoid" system is an integral part of our neuro-immuno-endocrine network. This is the system of organ and tissue signaling in the entire human body that sends and receives chemical messages and is responsible for many aspects of human health including mood, pain, inflammation, stress response and immune function.
Our bodies produce their own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids (endo means from within). A "phytocannabinoid" (phyto means from plants) like CBD or THC derived from hemp can activate the same receptors in the body and have similar or stronger effects than our endocannabinoids. Also, as with any vitamin or mineral, our bodies may be deficient and the use of phtyocannabinoids can help bring us back into homeostasis (balance).
We know the very specific receptors that THC activates in the body, primarily CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain, but are still learning all the different receptors CBD interact with- one research article estimated CBD may interact with 65 different receptors in the human body and more benefits are still being researched and discovered.
What's The Difference Between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate?
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil utilizes the whole plant and is less processed than when certain compounds are isolated or eliminated. It contains many beneficial cannabinoids and properties of the hemp plant where CBD isolate is just as it sounds- further processed to contain only CBD.
There are MANY cannabinoid compounds found in hemp. CBD and THC are the most well-known but there are many others, each with varying effects.
Together these compounds created what is called the "Entourage effect" which results from the synergistic absorption of full spectrum hemp by the receptors of the human endocannabinoid system. CBD isolate may have some benefits, Full Spectrum CBD products just have more benefits and may be longer lasting as well.
Is water soluble CBD better?
Water-soluble forms of CBD are not naturally occurring products. The process of making a fat-soluble compound, such as CBD, soluble in water, involves a process called nano-emulsion. Nano-emulsion uses high frequency ultrasound to induce a process called cavitation, in which small, water soluble spheres (called liposomes) are formed. The CBD molecules are suspended in the liposomes which float in the water. Although some manufacturers make claims about how this form of CBD is "enhanced", there is no data confirming this claim.
How to choose a CBD product?
Make sure the product you buy has been third party lab tested for Effectiveness and Quality by reviewing the product Certificate of Analysis (COA) from an accredited lab. The COA should show a photo of the product, name of the company and the companies address the test was conducted for should match that photo.
Effectiveness has to do with how much CBD it contains and that can be in the first test which is the Cannabidiol Profile. If the product you purchase is marked as having 1000mg CBD, the test for Cannabidiol Profile should show it has at least 1000mg. Quality has more to do with what you DO NOT want in your products. Adira Wellness does a complete testing process for any ingestible products including: residual solvents from the extraction process, heavy metals, mycotoxins and Pesticides. Third party lab testing should be available on the product website AND from a QR code right on the product packaging.
Unfortunately, CBD labels on products are often inaccurate and unreliable as far as their CBD content. A study made known by Dr. Sanjay Gupta showed that nearly 70% of all CBD products sold contained either lower amounts of CBD than indicated on the label or even none at all. That means you may think you are spending less for some brands, but if you compare that price to Hemp Seed Oil (which is what that product could be if your bottle says Hemp Oil but the COA shows 0 CBD, you may actually be paying much more. Perhaps worst is that many of those brands also came with doses of contaminants. CBD is not known to have harmful side effects, but the contaminants in low quality products may come with health risks.
Beware of CBD vape pen oil that contains propylene glycol. When overheated, this chemical additive produces formaldehyde, a carcinogen, as a byproduct, according to a 2015 report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Some Companies Claim CO2 processing is Best and others say Ethanol is Best, What's the Truth?
The truth is both have their advantages and disadvantages and most of those have more to do with the companies doing the extraction than with the consumer. Most brands just say whatever method their product is produced by is best.
Our products are produced using an Ethanol extraction process, but that's not what makes our brand better (that comes from our luxury level scents, flavors, purity, transparent business practices and customer care).
As a consumer, all you need to do is check the COA for residual solvents. Make sure there are NO residual solvents and you can move on to other questions.
Can CBD get me high?
No. CBD does not have the psychoactive effects of THC from marijuana. The high amount of CBD in relation to THC in full spectrum products actually makes the beneficial properties of THC even greater without the negative effects.
Will Full Spectrum CBD Make Me Fail a Drug Test?
It's possible, ANY Hemp even from hemp seeds could show a positive. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11765026)
However, each person has a unique body chemistry & is taking the products in different amounts so we can't assure you 100%.
How Much Should I Take?
An effective dosage can range from as little as a 5mg of CBD per day up to 150mg per day. Make sure to start low and go slow. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the amount until desired effects are achieved. An increased amount at night may help with sleep.
Our dropper buttons will draw the oil ¼ up the pipette. If you are using our 250mg strength and need 4 droppers or more, consider changing to our 1000mg strength bottle where 1 dropper will contain the same amount of CBD.
IS Hemp Derived CBD Legal In All 50 STATES?
Federally legal, but not completely.
Thanks to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD derived from hemp containing less than 0.3% THC is legal Federally in any state in the USA. According to FEDERAL LAW. That said, STATES have their own legislation and some choose not to embrace CBD. Currently South Dakota (unclear), Idaho (illegal) and Nebraska (illegal) has these standings, Each States rules are different and are constantly changing, so we do our best to follow the changes in the industry to keep you up to date. It's recommended that you should research the laws & rules in your own state and community, and if you hear something that we don't know share with us, We love to be educated. Here is a current Map https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws.aspx
Can I fly with Full Spectrum Hemp Oil products?
A lot of people have some anxiety when it comes to flying and want to bring their CBD to help. Ironically, and reasonably, they then have a bit of anxiety over whether or not they can fly legally with full spectrum hemp oil.
TSA is not concerned with CBD; it is usually legal to fly domestically in the United States with full spectrum hemp oil, and most people do fly with CBD. If you are concerned, we recommend you to use your judgement.
However, be aware when traveling internationally as laws regarding full spectrum hemp oil vary country to country.