Here are some frequently asked question about CBD, Cannabidiol, Cannabinoids, and hemp based teas. If you still have additional questions after reading this information please feel free to email us for additional information.
Q: What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
A: CBD is a natural, non-intoxicating and non-addictive cannabis compound (cannabinoid) that is rapidly gaining popularity as a dietary supplement.
Q: What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
A: Discovered in the early ‘90s, The ECS is one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
The body actually contains numerous specialized cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other organs such as the liver, kidneys, and lungs, as well as in the immune and nervous systems. In addition, our bodies naturally produce cannabis-like compounds known as endocannabinoids. The cannabinoid receptors, along with our self-made endocannabinoids and the enzymes that regulate their production and degradation, collectively make up the ECS.
Endocannabinoids function as “messengers” that communicate via the cannabinoid receptors to regulate numerous physiological and mental processes including appetite, sensation to pain, mood, and memory. The system’s interconnectedness and regulation of so many crucial functions are believed responsible for its wide therapeutic potential.
Q: What are the benefits of taking a CBD supplement?
A: In each tissue, cannabinoids perform different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, maintaining a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment and optimizing health.
Federal Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act guidelines prohibit us from specifically stating medical conditions CBD may affect. However, the scientific community is presently experimenting with CBD on a wide scope of medical applications. We encourage you to do your own research to determine if a CBD supplement is right for you. We suggest using PubMed.gov as a trusted resource for newly published research material.
Q: Is it legal to sell hemp-derived products?
A: The CBD extract we blend into our teas comes from agricultural hemp. Products manufactured from agricultural hemp containing less than 0.3% THC in dry weight are exempt from the federal Controlled Substances Act, and are not unlawful for distribution.
Q: Can CBD get me high?
A: No, it cannot. CBD is non-psychotoxic, and although they share some characteristics, CBD is actually unrelated to the chemical chain that results in THC.
Q: What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
A: Hemp and marijuana come from the same genus of flowering plant, cannabis. The term “genus” refers to a sub-family of plants rather than a single species. This means multiple types of cannabis plants may exist while each having significant differences.
Hemp grows differently than marijuana, and looks similar to bamboo, with tall, fibrous stocks, very thin leaves and little to no flowers. Agricultural hemp is bred to produce low concentrations of THC and used to produce a variety of products including textiles, food and oils.
Marijuana plants tend to be short and bushy and are grown for their flowers. The THC content is higher in these plants, with some strains containing in excesses of 30 % THC. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug and prohibited under the federal Controlled Substances Act. However, more than 20 US states now allow marijuana for medical use and several states have legalized its recreational use.
Q: Does marijuana also contain CBD?
A: Yes. CBD is present in both hemp and marijuana, but the CBD oil extracted from marijuana is not the same. CBD oil from marijuana may contain any varying concentration of THC. As such, this type of CBD oil is considered a Schedule I drug and is not federally legal, although may still be available in states allowing medical or recreational marijuana.
Q: How is the CBD oil extracted from the hemp?
A: The CBD contained in our teas is extracted from using a chemical-free CO2 process to ensure product stability and quality. The process is both non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Q: What’s the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil?
A: Hempseed oil is manufactured from hemp seeds and contains low concentrations, if any, of cannabinoids. It is used for a variety of things including beauty products, lubricants, paint and as a food source.
Hemp oil is an extraction from the agricultural hemp plant parts. This oil may contain higher concentrations of cannabinoids such as CBD. Our teas are blended using quality hemp oil.
Q: Where is your hemp grown?
A: Our source of hemp is grown in Europe. Hemp farming is strictly regulated in the US, making it difficult to have a large-scale domestic source.
Q: Is your hemp grown using chemicals?
A: No. The CBD extract blended into our teas comes from chemical-free agricultural hemp. The extract is tested for pesticides, contaminants, heavy metals and solvents.
Q: Is your product vegan friendly?
A: Yes. None of our teas contain animal products.