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- CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical found in marijuana. CBD doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient, so it won’t get you high. Cannabidiol is one of the many different chemicals found in the cannabis plant which are collectively known as cannabinoids.
- CBD oil is made by gently heating cannabis flowers and leaves in a carrier oil, such as coconut or olive oil, so that the molecules of CBD transfer from the plant matter to the carrier oil. CBD is a fat-soluble molecule so the transfer from the plant to the oil is straightforward.
Cannabinoids are chemicals, which are naturally produced by cannabis plants. There are more than 480 different compounds present in the cannabis plant of which 66 are cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major component of the cannabis plant making up 40% of the plant resin. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CBD works by interacting with the natural endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is present in the bodies of most mammals. It is a network of enzymes, lipids, and receptors located around the body. The ECS is mostly responsible for creating and maintaining the balance (homeostasis) of the different systems in the body.
Hemp seed oil is obtained by pressing the seeds of the cannabis plant. The seeds are distinct from the flowers and leaves in that they don’t contain any cannabinoids, such as CBD. When the seeds are cold-pressed the unrefined oil ranges from dark green to light green. Generally, the darker the color the grassier and nuttier the flavor.
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the many different chemicals found in the cannabis plant which are collectively known as cannabinoids. People often take it for its therapeutic effects such as for anxiety, and pain, or for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is grown for food and fibers. Hemp is cultivated for many products including food and skincare products, rope, textiles, clothing, shoes, insulation, and biofuel and it doesn’t contain cannabinoids.
Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis. Hemp is cultivated for many products including food and skincare products, rope, textiles, clothing, shoes, insulation, and biofuel and it doesn’t contain cannabinoids. Whereas marijuana contains CBD and the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which gets you high.
There is a long list of uses for CBD to aid the natural systems in the body. However, large-scale research on the efficacy of some of these uses is hard to find. That said the popularity of CBD is not in doubt with many people enthusing about their own personal success stories.
Some of the most common uses for CBD include pain, anxiety, and depression, sleep disorders, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
No. All MoDrops products show 0.0% THC on their lab reports. We use patented technology to remove residual THC found in our hemp extract.
Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC up to 0.3%.
Yes. Each batch that we produce is tested individually and the results are written up in a report, which is available from the website.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical found in marijuana. CBD doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient, so it won’t get you high. On the other hand, medical cannabis is another term for medical marijuana, which contains CBD but also tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive element, which makes you feel high. With the possible extreme side effects of medical marijuana and the fact that it is illegal in many states makes CBD a much better choice.
- There can be several elements to a CBD oil product, such as different cannabinoids, and terpenes, which affect the flavor and color of the finished product. When you see a CBD product that is broad spectrum it means that it contains a range of naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant, but typically no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
- A full-spectrum CBD product is identical to a broad-spectrum CBD product except that it contains a very small amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which must be kept under 0.3%. Such a small percentage is unlikely to have any psychoactive effects.
- Most broad-spectrum CBD oils are not psychoactive because they don’t have any trace of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, it’s always best to study the labeling on the product carefully before buying just in case you come across one of the products that contain THC.
- The individual effects people experience after taking CBD products can be quite varied. Some research and anecdotal evidence suggest CBD may help to reduce anxiety and stress as well as long-term pain, such as back pain. In addition, it can help with insomnia and sleeping problems.
- Users of CBD products often cite feelings of a better mood, deeper and more rested sleep, and a relaxed state of mind.
- There are no recorded events of anyone taking an overdose of CBD. Some CBD products have a tiny percentage of the psychoactive ingredient THC but at a concentration of 0.3% it is unlikely to have any effect.
- As the name suggests broad-spectrum CBD contains extra active elements, which increases the effect compared to CBD on its own. The extra elements from the hemp plant include terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids, which have a combined effect greater than the individual elements, which is called the entourage effect.
- Terpenes in the hemp plant are produced in the flower heads and they create the distinct aroma that we associate with cannabis. Terpenes are widely used in aromatherapy and in the food and cosmetic industry and they have been classed as safe for human consumption by the FDA.
- A tincture is a traditional method of carrying an active ingredient. In CBD tincture the CBD is combined with 60-70% alcohol. This preparation is easily absorbed when dropped under the tongue and allowed to transfer into the bloodstream. CBD tinctures are usually suggested as a remedy to relieve anxiety or lessen pain.
- MoDrops offers some of the most potent CBD products available. However, the amount of CBD in Joy Organics products varies from product to product. Please refer to the product label for exact concentrations of CBD in each product.
- The ideal CBD dose varies from product to product and from person to person. All CBD products have a suggested range of doses. When starting out on a new regime it’s best to start at the lowest dose and gradually increase from there if necessary. Typically, 5 to 50 mg per day is recommended for the maintenance of the body systems as well as any minor complaints.
- It’s best to take CBD in accordance with the recommendations suggested by the manufacturer. It can be taken at different times of the day depending on the effect you are hoping to achieve. Some people prefer to take a day’s dose all in one go, while others prefer to take several smaller doses throughout the day.
- It’s not necessary to take CBD with food, however if you experience any minor side effects, taking CBD with food will help to minimize them. It is very unlikely you will experience any side effects taking CBD on an empty stomach.
- There are no reports of negative side effects when taking CBD. A larger dose of CBD, however, can sometimes cause drowsiness, so if you need to remain fully alert for example, during manual work or driving, it’s best to reduce the dose. It’s always best to start with a lower dose and increase it gradually if necessary.
- The extent of analysis and testing of CBD products is normally quoted on the company website. Often manufacturers use third-party laboratories to carry out the analysis, from which they can establish the concentration of cannabinoids. The testing also ensures that products have only the minimum allowed THC content of 0.3%.
- Most CBD products are tested for pesticide residues, yeast, and mold contamination and for the presence of heavy metals. The company website will often provide details of recent batch tests.
- CBD products only contain a maximum of 0.3%.THC content, which is not enough to make you high. Some CBD products have been manufactured with a 0.0% THC content so if you have any anxieties about getting high it’s best to choose a CBD product with 0.0% THC content.
- CBD is not classed as a pharmaceutical drug, so there is no need to apply for a marijuana card or a prescription. In some states, doctors can prescribe CBD for certain illnesses, where a prescription may be used.
- Most CBD products have a good shelf life, which varies from brand to brand. The shelf life should be indicated on the packaging. CBD oils can degrade over time, so always keep an eye on the expiry date. To ensure the longest shelf-life CBD oil products should be either kept in the refrigerator or in a cool place out of sunlight.
- Normally, CBD broad-spectrum products don’t show a positive test for THC using industry-standard testing equipment. If this is of concern is best to liaise directly with the manufacturer.
- By working with the endocannabinoid system in the human body CBD helps to maintain good function of the body systems.
- There is little evidence to suggest CBD interacts with medications, however, it’s always a good idea when starting any new drug regime to check it with your doctor. This is particularly advised if you are already taking prescribed drugs.
- This varies considerably from person to person. Additionally, the way you take CBD will vary the rate of absorption into your body. For example, a CBD tincture is very quick to transfer across the membranes under the tongue and into the bloodstream. While a gummy eaten on a full stomach will take much longer to make the same transfer. Some faster absorbing CBD products, like CBD tincture, can cause an effect almost straight away, while digestive CBD products will produce more subtle effects.
- Most quality CBD is extracted using carbon dioxide. The process involves placing hemp in a chamber, which is then pressurized with carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide eventually turns into a liquid, which is then able to absorb the oils and volatile elements of the plant material. The end result is liquefied carbon dioxide with CBD dissolved in it. The last stage of the process involves turning the liquid carbon dioxide back to gas, so it can be separated from the CBD components.
- This is a gentle process that maintains the integrity of the CBD element, without the use of chemical solvents.
- Hemp is widely grown around the world with the US and Canada, as well as France and China, being the main cultivators. Canada grows more than 137,000 acres and it is grown in more than 40 states in the US.
- This varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, and it should be stated on the packaging. Whether a product is organic is defined by the ingredients that go into it and how they were manufactured and cultivated. Most CBD products are vegan, except for soft gel products, which may contain gelatine, and some creams, which may ingredients with animal origins.
- Generally, CBD products don’t contain any gluten but it’s always worth doublechecking on the manufacturer’s packaging to be sure.
- CBD products are generally safe for pets, however it’s important to take account of their lower weight when choosing the correct dose. Always use pet CBD products with your pet rather than trying to adapt human CBD products to them. If it’s the first time you are using a CBD product with your pet it makes sense to check with your vet to ensure it is safe to do so.
- All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is located throughout the body as a system of neurotransmitters and receptors. The neurotransmitters, such as endocannabinoids are synthesized by the central nervous system, and they then stimulate the receptors on cell membranes to regulate numerous physiological processes. By taking a CBD product you are allowing external CBD to interact with the endocannabinoid system, which is how you experience the effects of CBD.
- Broad and full spectrum CBD oils contain a range of ingredients including terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids. So, the effect of these broader products is more profound. For example, the way the body responds to cannabinoids is directly affected by the presence of terpenes. The combined effect is greater than the individual elements, which is called the entourage effect.
- CBD oil has the same characteristics as any other oil product, and as such won’t dissolve in water. Some manufacturers create an emulsion, which simulates a mixture of oil and water, which is then packaged in a soft gel for quicker absorption.
- It’s best to read around the subject to get better acquainted with the products before diving straight in. Reflect on why you are thinking about taking CBD and let that knowledge guide your decision. Similarly, the method of taking CBD is very much down to personal choice. If you like sweets, then a flavored gummy may be best, or a tincture that is simply put under your tongue. It’s a matter of trial and error to find out what’s best for you.
- MoDrops products are specifically developed for high potency and easy absorption. All of our broad spectrum products contain 0.0% THC, CBD oil. We also use a patented nanoemulsion method to make our CBD softgels water soluble, resulting in a higher bioavailability than standard products. This means more of the CBD gets put to use by your body.
- Our CBD oil is extracted using a gentle process that does not involve harsh solvents that can degrade beneficial compounds. We use only the finest available ingredients in our products and make sure they’re organic whenever possible.