Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in parts of the cannabis sativa (hemp) plant.
Is CBD psychoactive? WIll it get me high?
No! CBD is non-psychoactive because it contains little to no THC (<0.3% THC)
Can CBD interact with other drugs?
Yes, CBD may interact adversely with certain medications. Consult your doctor or primary physician before using any CBD products.
Is CBD legal?
While CBD is legal to consume in most states, check your local laws before buying or using any CBD products.
Is CBD a controlled substance?
No, The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, S. 2667 (2018 Hemp Bill) effectively removed Cannabis sativa (hemp) and its derivatives from the list of controlled substances, as long as they contain less than 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by dry weight.
Does CBD have any Contraindications?
- Blood Thinners:
- Some studies have shown CBD to have anticoagulant properties, especially with platelets, however the extent of this effect is unknown.
- Not all blood thinners target platelets. Warfarin (Coumadin) is the most affected and closer monitoring of patient’s INR and medication level is required.
- Highest risk of bleeding is in patients using blood thinners ages 65 and older
- Other medications, Over-the-Counter Medications, and Supplements
- CBD should be taken an hour before or two hours or more after any other medications or supplements. This separation will alleviate many possible side effects.
- CBD can affect the cytochrome P-450 system of enzymes, changing the way the liver metabolizes medications or supplements, leading to either a rapid breakdown and decreased effectiveness, or delayed absorption resulting in increased side effects and toxic blood levels
What is the difference between Full Spectrum and Isolate?
Full Spectrum Hemp tinctures are made with hemp oil that is comprised of not only CBD but other cannabinoids like CBN, CBC and CBG along with all the other constituents naturally occurring in the plant for a full entourage effect. CBD Isolate tinctures only contain CBD and MCT oil which is a medium chain fatty-acid that is a derivative of coconut oil.
Are there any known side effects?
- GI Upset – Clinically I have seen some patients struggle with gastrointestinal upset while taking CBD tinctures. In most cases, these symptoms are a result of the MCT oil the patient is adding to their diet as a result of the tincture rather than the CBD itself. Providing higher potency options allows you to take less oil and still ingest all of the milligrams of CBD your body desires.
- The Level 1, 2 & 3 options allow you to choose the amount of CBD as well as the amount of MCT oil your body tolerates best. So if you need to increase your dose, it’s a simple jump to the next level! Or if you are sensitive to excess oil intake, Level up! You will get all the desired milligrams of CBD without all the excess oil.
- Drowsiness – More sensitive users may experience drowsiness while taking a full spectrum hemp tincture possibly from a strong entourage effect or from the amount of CBN (Cannabinol) in the product. This can be a positive for a nighttime dose, but if the drowsiness is too much for daytime, a CBD Isolate tincture will provide a consistent dose of CBD for daytime use without the drowsy effect.