What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a phytocannabinoid commonly found in high concentrations of certain strains of hemp. It is one of at least 113 cannabinoids discovered in the cannabis plant and is non-intoxicating in its effects.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the body) and the receptors they bind to, cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). The endocannabinoid system has been shown to be involved in the regulation of a number of physiological and cognitive processes throughout the human body.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that are most commonly found in–but not exclusive to—cannabis. In addition to being produced endogenously (suggestion: either provide a short definition or simplify the term referenced — it’s a big word for the typical consumer) by the human endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids have also been found in other botanical sources, including hops and varieties of Echinacea. At least 113 cannabinoids have been isolated from cannabis and characterized, with two of the most notable ones being cannabidiol (CBD) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Is CBD Legal?
Hemp products that contain CBD are currently and successfully brought to market in all 50 states and over 40 countries by many businesses. We encourage users to always check with your local government, police department, or customs office for the most up to date information regarding the legality of CBD in your area before purchase. This answer should not be considered legal advice, so we strongly recommend that you check with your own local administration to ensure that you are happy with the level of the legality of consuming these products before you buy them.
What is your CBD made from?
Our CBD is derived from hemp. We extract the CBD from our hemp with ethanol. The extract undergoes a purification and distillation processes that result in a high-quality CBD oil, free from all solvents.
Will I test positive on a drug test if I use your products?
Although our products comply with the federally mandated THC limit of less than 0.3% THC by dry weight, this does mean a positive test is possible. Drug tests are not uniform and the THC threshold that would yield a positive result is stricter in some tests than others.
Path to Wellness holds no liability for any positive results on a drug test. We highly recommend not using CBD products if this is a concern to you.
How do I store CBD oil and isolate?
While our products do not require refrigeration, we recommend storing your CBD oil in a cool dry place, such as you would store honey. Make sure to shake well before each use. For isolate, we recommend storing in a dry cool place away from direct heat and sunlight. Ensure the cap is closed airtight after each use. Refrigeration is not necessary but may prolong shelf life.
Can I order from anywhere in the United States?
Path to Wellness and other popular CBD brands currently make products available in all 50 states. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, regulations regarding hemp-derived ingestible cannabinoid products will continue to be updated, so we strongly recommend that you check with your local administration to ensure you are comfortable with the level of the legality of consuming hemp CBD products before you buy them.
Should I swallow or take the tinctures sublingually?
Our CBD tinctures can be taken sublingually by putting the product under your tongue or can be swallowed.
Why is there a Grapefruit warning?
CBD can have an interaction with certain drugs in a manner that is similar to grapefruit. Research has shown that certain compounds in grapefruit can interact with many common pharmaceutical drugs by inhibiting cytochrome P450 enzymes, a family of liver enzymes that metabolizes these drugs. However, CBD can also inhibit these enzymes when consumed at high enough dosages.
We always recommend checking with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. Any instructions you may have received from a medical professional regarding grapefruit should be treated with the same level of care when it comes to CBD products.
How much CBD should I take?
Due to the wide range of use-cases for CBD, appropriate serving sizes can vary widely. Your serving size will be dependent upon your body weight, metabolism, individual body chemistry, and other metabolic factors.
We cannot make specific recommendations regarding serving sizes. We recommend starting with a small amount of CBD, and gradually increasing the serving until the desired effects are achieved.
Is CBD Psychoactive?
CBD meets the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of being psychoactive. The WHO defines psychoactive substances as substances “that, when taken in or administered into one’s system, affect mental processes, e.g. cognition or effect.”
However, while this may be the case for CBD, it must be noted that CBD is non-intoxicating in its effects. It does not produce feelings of euphoria, stupor, or loss of control; effects commonly associated with THC ingestion. Research suggests that this is due to the fact that CBD does not bind to the CB1 receptor in the same way that THC does. In fact, CBD has been shown in some studies to modulate or reduce the intoxicating effects of THC.