Frequently Asked Questions
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s a non-psychoactive extract
from the cannabis plant (it won’t make you high).
CBD is suggested to support a wide variety of health conditions and symptoms. This
supplement is used to manage neurological disorders like epilepsy, anxiety, and
depression. It’s also used to alleviate pain, inflammation, insomnia, and more.
There are many ways to use CBD products. You can find CBD in the form of oils,
capsules, topical salves, vape pens, edibles, and more.
The effects of CBD are subtle. It’s non-psychoactive, which means CBD won’t make you high — however, it can give you a mild “fuzzy” sensation.
The relaxing effects of CBD can make you feel as though you’re floating or hovering. Your body may feel lighter or heavier, and your mind feels loose and relaxed.
The higher the dose of CBD, the stronger these effects are — but even very high doses (over 10 mg) won’t produce strong enough products to make you high.
Some people describe the effects of CBD as producing an autopilot sensation. It feels like your body is reacting automatically without much conscious thought. While this is happening, you remain ideally in control and your mental state
Some people may find high doses of CBD makes them feel sleepy or tired. This is especially prevalent in CBD products containing a high concentration of a related cannabinoid called cannabinol (CBN), which is a strong sedative.
has many well-documented health benefits. Most of its effects come from its
ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which comprises a
series of receptors spread throughout the body.
Other benefits stem from CBD’s impact on cell regeneration and neurotransmitters, such
as serotonin and dopamine.
The primary benefits of CBD include:
~ Alleviates pain & inflammation
~ Supports mental health & wellbeing
~ Supports healthy skin
~ Protects the brain
~ Supports digestive function
~ May protect the cardiovascular system
~ Supports reproductive health
~ Regulates hormones & metabolism
CBD blocks pain by inhibiting the inflammatory process, regulating pain receptors, and promoting
faster recovery of damaged tissue.
The effects of CBD on pain are fast-acting, usually taking effect within 45 minutes of using it (faster for vaped or smoked CBD products), and last for around 4 to 6 hours.
The more you use CBD, the stronger its impact on pain.
The immediate effects come from activating receptors that modulate pain in the spine. The more you use CBD, the greater its impact (due to its restorative benefits).
CBD alleviates anxiety by targeting several independent mechanisms involved with hyperactivity in the nerves.
CBD has been shown to boost GABA activity in the brain — which is responsible for calming down the brain. It acts as the brake pedal for the mind, slowing it down when it becomes anxious.
CBD also regulates serotonin and dopamine production, relaxes tense muscles in the neck and shoulders, promotes more restorative sleep, and reduces cortisol levels in the blood.
The benefits of CBD for anxiety require about 30 to 45 minutes to take effect and last around 4 or 5 hours.
The best CBD oils for anxiety are made from a full-spectrum hemp extract, use organic hemp, and provide a relatively high concentration of CBD per bottle (at least 500 mg per ounce).
CBD can help you sleep by alleviating insomnia’s common causes, such as anxiety, chronic stress, or pain.
The benefits of CBD for weight loss rely on its ability to reduce appetite, ease the inflammatory load, support hormone balance, regulate mitochondrial function, and alleviate underlying blood sugar dysregulation.
CBD is not considered adequate for weight loss on its own but offers an impressive range of benefits when combined with other diet and lifestyle changes.
Overall, the best way to lose weight is through diet and exercise.
CBD is great for irritated, inflamed, dry, or acne-prone skin. It reduces the thickness of the sebum on the skin — which helps prevent clogged pores and acne. CBD also offers anti-inflammatory benefits that can help with irritated skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or allergic dermatitis.
CBD skincare products are becoming increasingly popular as more people learn about the benefits of CBD for the skin and how to use CBD products to maintain skin health.
The list of benefits associated with CBD is very long. Our database contains over 55 individual health benefits alone. We’re much more skeptical than other sources who often cite more than 100 different benefits — many of which are loosely
based on fact.
So how is it that CBD has so many benefits?
The answer lies in the specific receptors CBD interacts with.
Most health supplements or medications target a specific receptor that triggers a specific effect. SSRI medications, for example, block the reuptake of serotonin — causing serotonin levels to rise. It has one trigger, with one effect.
CBD is very different. It targets a series of receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is involved with hundreds of different functions in the human body. By targeting this broad-acting system, CBD can interact with virtually every organ in the human body.
Hemp extracts can interfere with pain transmission, inflammation, anxiety, sleep, and more through their effects on the ECS.
In summary, CBD has so many benefits because it targets a regulatory system rather than focusing its effects on one specific pathway with a particular effect.
Hemp and marijuana are the same species of plant — Cannabis sativa.
Like other plants, cannabis has many different forms (called phenotypes) depending on its genetic lineage and growing environments. Even though two plants may be the same species, they can be exceptionally different from each other.
The main difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC they produce. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that makes users feel high.
Officially, hemp is any plant that contains less than 0.3% THC by dried weight.
Marijuana is any cannabis plant containing more than 0.3% THC.
Hemp is completely legal in the United States and much of the world, while marijuana is generally considered illegal due to its psychoactive effects.
Hemp seed oil is very different from CBD oil and is not a suitable alternative.
Hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the cannabis plant. The seeds are rich in phytonutrients and omega-6 fatty acids but contain no active cannabinoids or terpenes.
CBD oil is made from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. It’s rich in phytonutrients, cannabinoids, terpenes, and other medicinal compounds.
All CBD oil is made from hemp leaves and flowers. Some companies will mix the extract with hemp seed oil after, but the active ingredients are in the leaf and flower extract only.
Industrial hemp is another word for hemp plants that contain little to no active THC. This term differentiates hemp from the plants used to make marijuana products.
The term industrial refers to the historical use of hemp plants. They were used as a source of building materials and textiles in the early and mid-1900s. Industrial hemp plants grew much taller and faster than marijuana plants. They were a rich source of fiber used to make clothing and ropes.
During every major war in the United States and Europe, hemp plants served as a staple manufacturing material and were in high demand.
Today, industrial hemp is still used for its fiber, but many companies also use it to make CBD extracts.
Throughout most of the world, the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis plants (THC) is considered illegal. Drug tests searching for marijuana look for traces of THC (technically, they look for a THC metabolite, THC-COOH).
CBD is entirely non-psychoactive and legal in most countries. Therefore, it’s unlikely that a drug test will search for CBD content — there’s no reason to look for this compound since it’s not illegal.
Many CBD oils are made from CBD isolates or broad-spectrum extracts — which have
no traceable amount of THC. You’re extremely unlikely to fail a drug test as a direct result of taking these oils.
Other CBD oils are made from full-spectrum extracts containing less than 0.3% THC (the legal limit in the United States). Even these products are improbable to cause a failure on a drug test — however, it’s still possible for a test to pick up these trace
amounts of THC.
If you’re worried about failing a drug test while taking CBD, you should seek out products made from CBD isolates or broad-spectrum extracts. This is the only way to guarantee CBD products are THC-free.
The dose of CBD can significantly vary from one person to the next. Recommended doses can range from 5 mg per day up to 150 mg per day or more.
Try using our CBD oil dosage calculator to help find the ideal dose for your weight and desired strength.
We suggest you go low and slow whenever using CBD for the first time. Start at the lowest dose based on your weight and increase gradually over a few days or weeks.
For some symptoms, you’ll know right away when you’ve reached the right dose when you notice an improvement in your symptoms.
Other times the benefits of CBD can take several weeks — so we recommend building up to the suggested dose of CBD according to your weight and desired level of effects and keeping it consistent for a few weeks.
During this time, monitor your symptoms and adjust the dose accordingly.
Most people use CBD two or three times in a single day.
They may take a dose in the morning, another at lunch, and a third after dinner.
Some will skip the dose at lunch and just do morning and evening.
The onset of effects from CBD products depends on the form of CBD you’re using.
The fastest onset of effects comes from inhaled forms of CBD (such as vapes or CBD flowers). Inhalation of CBD will result in benefits within 5 minutes, with the maximum effects reached in under 20 minutes.
For oral forms of CBD, the onset times can range from 30 to 60 minutes. This is because the active ingredients need to pass through the stomach and into the small intestine, where they can be absorbed. CBD is fat-soluble, which means there’s even an extra step. CBD is first absorbed into lymph fluid, which travels up near the heart, where it finally enters the bloodstream.
If you’re using CBD oil or CBD gum, you can also allow the CBD to absorb sublingually (under the tongue). This can shorten the time needed for CBD to take effect to around 5 or 10 minutes. To do this, hold the CBD oil or CBD gum under the tongue for several minutes. The active ingredients will enter the bloodstream directly through the small capillaries on the underside of the tongue.
The effects of CBD usually last around 4 – 6 hours from a single dose.
If you take CBD regularly, the level of CBD in the bloodstream will remain higher for more extended periods. After two weeks of consistent use, the effects of CBD will usually last around 12 hours per dose.
CBD can remain detectable in the body for up to 7 days from a single dose. If you’re a regular user, CBD may remain detectable in the body for up to 2 weeks.
CBD is very safe. There have been dozens of large-scale clinical trials exploring CBD’s effects on specific health conditions. All have reported a low incidence of side effects associated with the supplement.
Many of these studies have even used CBD in exceptionally high doses — much higher than the average CBD user would even come close to taking. Some studies involve doses of up to 600 mg of CBD.
To put this into perspective, 10% of this dose (60 mg of CBD) is considered a high dose.
The short answer is no. Even in high doses, CBD is non-lethal.
However, taking too much CBD may increase the risk of side effects. You may feel dizzy or lightheaded, which could increase your risk of accidental injury.
The most common side effect of taking too much CBD is drowsiness. It often makes people fall asleep much earlier than usual and stay asleep for several hours.
Some people may find that taking too much CBD can even leave them feeling groggy the following morning.
In rare cases, taking too much CBD can make your blood pressure drop, which results in dizziness and lightheadedness, especially while standing.
Others may find that too much CBD can make them feel nauseous.
If you experience any of these symptoms, the best thing is to remain patient and wait out the effects. The next time you use CBD, reduce the dose to avoid these adverse side effects from happening again.
CBD is safe to use with kids as long as they contain non-psychoactive doses of THC.
Products that contain psychoactive doses of THC or use other non-hemp-derived ingredients may not be safe to use with kids.
Additionally, the dosage used is very important. Giving children too much CBD may result in unwanted side effects.
It’s also not safe to give CBD products to kids if they’re taking other medications or have underlying health conditions before speaking about it with their doctor.
CBD should never be used to replace any medications without approval from your child’s doctor.
Yes! Animals also have endocannabinoid systems, just like humans. CBD is just as safe and effective for pets as it is for humans.
Many pet owners are using CBD to manage pain, inflammation, stiff muscles and joints, separation anxiety, and poor appetite
If you have any underlying health conditions, it’s wise to speak with your doctor before trying CBD. This is especially important if you’re using prescription medications to treat your condition.
CBD has a high level of safety and rarely interferes with other medications for medical conditions — but there are a few exceptions.
The short answer is no. CBD itself is not addictive and has a low likelihood of producing tolerance or physical dependence. This is especially notable compared to prescription analgesics or anti-anxiety medications like opioids or benzodiazepine drugs.
However, CBD can become habit-forming as people begin to rely on the supplement as a source of relief from their symptoms.
This is very different from physical addiction.
During a physical addiction, the body loses its ability to maintain homeostasis without the drug — causing severe withdrawal symptoms whenever it’s no longer in the system. This doesn’t happen with CBD — the worst that will happen if you stop taking it, even after many years of use, is that your symptoms may begin to reappear.
There is even some evidence to suggest CBD can be used to treat addiction to other substances.
CBD is not psychoactive — meaning that CBD won’t make you high, even in very large doses.
Most CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC — which is well below the psychoactive threshold.
In places where marijuana is legal, you need to be careful not to mistakenly buy psychoactive products. Always check the THC content listed on the bottle.
Anything claiming to be THC-free or less than about 0.5% THC can be taken without worrying about getting high.
CBD is an anxiolytic and relaxant in lower doses — and mild to moderate sedative in higher doses.
If you take a high dose of CBD (more than 30 mg) or are extra sensitive to the cannabinoid, you may feel tired after taking it.
CBD products that contain sedative terpenes, such as myrcene, humulene, bisabolol, or linalool, are especially likely to make users feel tired.
For many people, this effect is positive. The sedative effects make CBD products especially useful for supporting sleep.
For others, the sedative effects are a negative. If you want to use CBD without feeling tired, look for products that contain lower doses of the sedative cannabinoid CBN or the terpenes mentioned above.
Allergies to CBD are rare but not impossible. It’s also possible to experience allergic reactions from other ingredients in CBD products — such as carrier oil, synthetic flavorings, preservatives, or other ingredients.
If you’re using CBD for the first time, it’s wise first to apply a small amount to the skin to check for allergies. If, after 30 minutes, there are no signs of redness or irritation, your chances of having an allergic reaction are very low.
CBD can be combined with some substances but should be avoided with others.
In general, you can take CBD oil with other health supplements but should avoid taking CBD with alcohol or prescription medications used to lower blood pressure, induce sleep, or inhibit immune activity.
It’s not a good idea to mix CBD and alcohol. Both substances cause a reduction in blood pressure. When combined together, this may cause blood pressure to drop too far, causing dizziness and fainting.
Both CBD and alcohol are considered sedatives and hypotensives (blood pressure-lowering agents). When used together, it can result in a much stronger impact that could lead to side effects like sedation, dizziness, and fainting.
While mixing alcohol and CBD is not likely to produce more than mild side effects, it’s a good idea to keep them separate as much as possible.
We often recommend taking other health supplements alongside CBD.
CBD has very broad-acting benefits, covering several different organ systems in the body. Adding in other compounds can help direct the effects of CBD on what you’re specifically aiming to support.
For example, suppose you’re using CBD products to manage joint pain. In that case, you can combine other joint-supportive supplements like glucosamine, magnesium, or MSM alongside CBD. This is going to offer a much more significant benefit than CBD on its own.
Most health supplements are perfectly safe to use with CBD. It’s unlikely for CBD to interact with most nutritional or herbal supplements — with a few exceptions.
Supplements that reduce blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, or produce a sedative effect may increase the chances of side effects from CBD due to similarities in their effects.
For example, taking CBD with a herbal supplement like Gymnema (an herb for lowering blood sugar) may increase the effects of CBD on blood sugar and make the combination too strong. While not inherently dangerous, this combination could make you feel dizzy or lightheaded.
It’s especially important to be cautious about combining CBD with other supplements if you have underlying medical conditions.
CBD is generally regarded as safe and has a low potential for interacting with other drugs or supplements.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule.
The main issue CBD may pose with other medications involves the liver. The liver is responsible for metabolizing all kinds of compounds from the body, including naturally made ones like hormones or blood cells.
When we take large amounts of CBD that overwhelm the liver, it can cause other compounds that follow the same path of metabolism to become backed up. This can cause the effects of these drugs to last longer than expected — increasing the chances of producing side effects.
Third-party testing is a simple and effective way for companies to provide customers with transparency about their products.
CBD gummies consist of a CBD-rich extract — usually, CBD isolates or broad-spectrum extract — which is then mixed with a chewy gummy candy base.
The benefit of a CBD gummy is that it contains precise, pre-measured doses of CBD in every piece, which is masked by a fruit-flavored gummy base.
CBD gummies are easy to carry around, deliver consistent results, and are the best option for people who don’t like the taste of hemp extract.
The best CBD gummies use organic hemp broad-spectrum extract and provide at least 10 mg of CBD per piece.
The most natural source of CBD is the raw hemp flower — all other CBD products are made from this. You can use CBD flowers in their natural form the same way people have used marijuana flowers for decades.
Hemp flowers can be smoked, added to a dry herb vape, or used to make DIY tinctures and edibles.
There are hundreds of different hemp flower strains available. Each strain has a unique cannabinoid and terpene profile, giving it a unique aroma, flavor, and effect profile.
It’s fun to try out new CBD hemp flower strains.
The best CBD hemp flower is made from organically grown hemp that’s been dried and cured correctly. Hemp flowers shouldn’t be too dry or crispy and should have a pleasant, fresh aroma.
You can also get Delta-8 THC flower — which consists of a hemp flower doused in delta THC distillate.
CBD is readily absorbed through the lungs and will provide the same benefits as CBD oil.
However, there are some critical differences between inhaling CBD and taking it orally. For example, if using CBD for gastrointestinal complaints or inflammation, oral consumption is much better. This is because taking the compound orally delivers the CBD and other compounds to the digestive tract directly and doesn’t trigger the same inflammatory response as smoking.
Some forms of CBD are meant to be smoked — such as CBD concentrates or hemp flowers.
No matter the substance, smoking triggers inflammation and introduces harmful byproducts throughout the body — namely carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons resulting from the combustion process.
Full-spectrum CBD oils are made using an extract that maintains the naturally occurring cannabinoid profile of the cannabis plant. This includes other cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, CBN, and terpenes like pinene, linalool, and limonene.
CBD oil starts out with raw hemp flowers, which are then put through an extraction process to remove the active ingredients. The first extract is considered full-spectrum and contains all the cannabinoids and terpenes in the hemp plant.
It’s easy to make CBD oils yourself at home — all you need is some CBD isolate, full-spectrum extract, or some dried hemp flower and a carrier oil like MCT oil or hemp seed oil to produce a full-spectrum CBD oil.
Other products can be made by further refining the initial hemp extract.
Additional processes can be done to remove everything from the extract except CBD. Once only the pure CBD remains (CBD crystals or CBD isolate), it can be mixed with a carrier oil to make a CBD isolate oil.
The amount of CBD added to the oil is what determines its potency.
According to federal laws, it’s legal to travel with CBD products in the United States. Still, it’s not wise to travel with CBD when traveling through states where CBD products are regulated on a state level.
The Transportation Security Association (TSA) recently clarified its policies on flying with CBD products. You’re officially allowed to travel with CBD or hemp-derived products in your carry-on and checked baggage.
However, there are some contradictions here. Some state laws don’t allow people to own CBD products without a doctor’s prescription. While the TSA (a federal agency) may allow CBD products on flights, local state laws may be contradictory.
International travel with CBD products is not recommended. The laws regulating CBD supplements are rapidly evolving. Some countries allow CBD products on flights; others continue to ban it. If you’re caught traveling with CBD through a country that doesn’t allow the supplement, you can face hefty fines, seizure, or be denied entry to the country.
Keep your CBD products at home while traveling abroad.
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol — it’s the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that makes users feel high.
There are two types of THC — delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC.
Hemp plants produce very little THC, which is why they’re non-psychoactive. However, trace amounts of this cannabinoid are still produced in the plant, contributing to the overall effect profile.
THC is an impressive molecule on its own, offering much more than just psychoactive effects. To date, there have been hundreds of clinical trials exploring the effects of this molecule, along with thousands of animal and in vitro studies seeking to understand its effects.
Unlike the other cannabinoids we’ve discussed, THC is banned throughout most of the world or available by prescription only.
CBD is absorbed through the lungs (when smoked or vaped), sublingual capillaries (when taken under the tongue), or through the small intestines (if eaten or taken orally).
This can take anywhere from 5 minutes (smoking or vaping) to 45 minutes (taking CBD orally).
Once in the bloodstream, CBD travels around the body and interacts with the endocannabinoid system to exert its effects. CBD will also activate other receptors in the body, like the vanilloid and adenosine receptors.
Over time, CBD molecules pass through the liver, which metabolizes the compound into inactive and water-soluble forms so the kidneys can eliminate it from the body.
The liver converts CBD into various metabolites, including 7-OH-CBD and 6-OH-CBD.
Over time, more CBD will be converted to inactive metabolites. The entire process can take a couple of days before all the CBD is entirely out of the body — however, the effects tend to last about 6-8 hours before concentrations become too low in the blood to provide any noticeable effects.
The term Kosher refers to the consumable foods & beverages deemed acceptable under orthodox Jewish law. Only foods that are deemed kosher can be 'permitted to be eaten and can be used as ingredients.’
CBD oil in most forms may already be kosher. Without a Kosher Authority performing an inspection, there is no way to ensure that the CBD product is 100% kosher. We are certified Kosher by the OK.
For example, it's possible that equipment used in creating the CBD oil may have come into contact with animal byproducts that don't meet kosher standards, ultimately compromising the CBD's kosher status.
Yes, as all items that fall into the fruits, vegetables, and grains products (which includes hemp/cannabis) categories must not contain any insects or insect larvae contaminants. All forms of insects are explicitly non-kosher
Kosher CBD is certified Kosher by the OK.
Yes. We send all our products to third-party labs, which verify that our product is safe and effective. Request a lab report.
CBD, a naturally occurring plant ingredient, is inherently kosher. However, according to all Orthodox Jewish rabbinical sources, as soon as it is extracted from the plant, it needs a Hechsher (kosher certification). That means that even pure CBD oil would need to be kosher-certified — not to mention gummies, chewing gums, flavored oils, and other edible products.
All returns must be postmarked within fifteen (15) days of the purchase date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with the original seal.
Because full-spectrum CBD contains all cannabis plant compounds, it may have a more potent effect than pure CBD. Research suggests that CBD's health benefits may be more prominent when multiple compounds from the cannabis plant are present. This is what researchers call the 'entourage effect.
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Yes, our products are tested at ACS Lab.
None of our products contain dairy or eggs; however, the chocolates contain soy lecithin.
None of our products contain any of the above-mentioned items.
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An immunosuppressant is somethingthat can slow or stop an overactive immune system. Research from 2020 and 2021 suggests that CBD has immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are important for those with autoimmune conditions, as inflammation is a common symptom of autoimmune disease.
All our products are pet friendly except for the chocolates.