Frequently Asked Questions

You may encounter numerous CBD-infused products almost everywhere you look, be it cream, oil, gummies, water, or soap. Many shops are dedicated to offering high-quality CBD products, and many fitness influencers are also touting a new CBD company or sponsorship. It has been expected that by 2024, the hemp-CBD industry will reach $22 billion.

However, all of this CBD buzz may bequeath you with many questions and misinformation about the CBD, its entourage effect, different forms of CBD, and what you should look out for. How do you know you are getting real CBD?

Well, don’t despair; we are going to answer all your burning questions swirling around the CBD industry and educate you a bit further on how CBD works in the human body.

Let’s walk with us to imbibe all fruitful information regarding the CBD industry!

Question 1: What is the difference between broad- and full-spectrum isolate CBD?

The chemical compound content present in the CBD develops the difference between the broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, and CBD isolate. You can findmultiple cannabis plant extracts in a full spectrum CBD product, including terpenes, essential oils, and cannabinol.

This product may also contain 0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant to produce the “high” feeling. This
small amount is not robust enough to force any psychoactive effects in people.

On the other hand, when manufacturers remove the THC from the final product while refining, the final product tends to market as the broad
spectrum CBD. The refining step is one of the most important processes for crafting broad-spectrum oil. All the unwanted cannabinoids are removed from the formula while initiating this step.

CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. This product is considered to be suitable for first-time CBD users to enjoy the potential health benefits without
the intervention of any other cannabis compounds. It has no discernible taste or odor because of the refined CBD.

Question 2: What is the “Entourage Effect”?

Some people assume that the entourage effect is produced when THC is combined with CBD. This isn’t a straightforward equation of 1 + 1 = 2. The
entourage effect is the proposed mechanism in which every cousin of cannabinoids such as terpenes, THC, resins, and flavonoids work
synergistically in concert to create the magic or power of cannabis.

In the realms of recreational cannabis, the entourage effect is praised for its unique ability to accelerate the THC effects and lead to the psychoactive and somatic experiences of cannabis.

On the contrary, the synergistic action of cannabinoids and any other plant compounds in the medical settings is appreciated for their capacity to lighten up symptoms of challenging or complex to treat conditions such as mood disorders, gastrointestinal and autoimmune.

Question 3: How many forms of CBD products are available in the market?

 forms of CBD productsThere is a confusing variety of CBD products available in the market, making it harder for people to choose the right brand and product type. That’s why it is always advisable to grab a little knowledge of the different products that can help you make a comprehensive decision.

When it comes to the product’s potential efficacy and ingredients, quality, safety, and transparency should be addressed.

  • CBD pills/capsules
  • CBD vapes (including things like dabs and wax concentrates)
  • Topical CBD creams
  • CBD edibles (including CBD gummies)

Question 4: How is CBD extracted from hemp?

CBD can be extracted from the precious cargo hemp and cannabis plant in different ways. Under solvent extraction, CBD is extracted by using propane, alcohol, butane, ethanol, or isopropyl. Some manufacturers still use olive oil extraction because of its optimal results.

As CBD industries have begun to flourish internationally, CBD extraction is also followed by using the CO2 method. Though this method is pretty
expensive and complex, it makes a potent, safe, and chlorophyll-free extraction (Yummy!)

Question 5: What is the difference between CBD and THC?

The main difference between THC and CBD is their effects on people. Put simply, CBD will not intoxicate you, unlike THC. Both cannabinoids are
derived from the cannabis plant and address one of the most common reasons (pain management).

THC and CBD have the same chemical makeup, 30 hydrogen atoms, two oxygen atoms, and 21 carbon atoms, but the real difference is their chemical
arrangement and how the body receives them as different compounds. These cannabinoid compounds bind to neurotransmitters in your brain and affect things like memory, sleep, mood, pain, and sleep.

Question 6: What does CBD do for my skin?

CBD is in perfect harmony with nutrients and vitamins that nourish and moisturize your skin. It produces anti-inflammatory and moisturizing healing
benefits. Known for the healing properties, cannabidiol even helps to stop the peeling of the skin, cracks, cuts, and rough patches.

Question 7: How Does CBD work?

Being found in the cannabis plant, CBD is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is responsible for offering medical, recreational, and
therapeutic effects. This chemical compound class interacts with the humanbody’s ECS (Endocannabinoid System) to be a potent aid in supporting overall wellbeing.

The ECS is the body’s way of developing cannabinoids to facilitate transmissions of signals from the brain through the nervous system and the
immune system.

Question 8: Will CBD get me high?

CBD has grabbed the crown of being “Taylor Swift of the Wellness World” for offering to heal, catchy, and a little too ubiquitous item every day. With so many touted advantages (better sleep, reduced anxiety, and pain relief!); it’s no wonder that everyone has started jumping on the CBD train.

The real truth is that CBD doesn’t make you feel high because of little to no THC presence for creating the psychoactive chemical that creates a high, euphoric effect.

How Does CBD work?

Question 9: Is it true, ‘High doses of CBD work better than low doses?”

It’s really hard to pin down the right answer for this query because CBD doesn’t intoxicate, unlike THC. While pure CBD is generally considered safe, it is important to start with a small dosage of CBD and increase slowly until you achieve the desired effect. The ideal dosage of CBD depends on several factors;

  • Bodyweight
  • The condition you’re treating
  • The concentration of CBD in each pill, capsule, drop, or gummy
  • Individual Body Chemistry

Question 10: Does CBD have any side effects?

CBD and hemp are renowned as the safest product in the cannabis plant because of their unparalleled benefits, especially stress, anxiety, epilepsy, pain, inflammation, and depression. Though CBD hasn’t addressed any adverse side effects, the below shared have all been reported:

– Dry mouth
– Drowsiness
– Rarely can cause feelings of mild intoxication
– Lightheadedness

Question 11: Can I offer CBD to my pets?

Animals do have an endocannabinoid system similar to human beings that affect the whole body. It is equally potentially potent for pets to relieve pain, stress, inflammation, anxiety, etc. Always check with your veterinarian first because animals need much less of a serving size than humans.

The cannabinoids start interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors present in the peripheral nervous and central system to maintain balance in
the body and keep it in a normal healthy state called Homeostasis.

Question 12: What is the Endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system is the most critical physiologic system to establish and maintain the wellbeing of the human body. This system is
composed of endocannabinoids known for being endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind the cannabinoid receptor protein
found throughout the body in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.

Question 13: How do I figure out the right serving size?

The best rule for consuming CBD is to start slow and low and stay consistent with that dosage until you achieve your desired effects.

Question 14: Is CBD legal?

Currently CBD is legal. CBD is extracted from hemp of the cannabis plant and contains less than 0.3% THC, which is legal at the federal level based on
the Farm Bill in late 2018. CBD does not make you high!

Sonali Malhotra