Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

1What exactly is CBD anyway?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, naturally present in the plant Cannabis Sativa L. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and has been scientifically proven to have a range of physiological benefits.

2Then what is CBD oil?

CBD oil is the extracted plant resin, which has concentrated amounts of cannabidiol. CannaBalanceD products are derived from agricultural hemp, and could be termed CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, or simply hemp extract.

3CBD vs. THC?

All plant material has a nutrient base, with certain groups of plants having more beneficial qualities than others. Regarding hemp/cannabis (both are species of Cannabis Sativa L.) the nutrients which garner the most attention are cannabinoids and terpenes. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are the most well-known and commonly referred to cannabinoids.

Some physiological effects of THC and CBD include anti-inflammatory, cancer cell growth inhibition, anti-seizure, pain-relief, anxiety-relief, sleep-aid, anti-bacterial, vasorelaxation, reduces blood sugar levels, reduces artery blockage, reduces vomiting and nausea, aids appetite, suppresses muscle spasms, treats psoriasis and the list goes on. The most prominent difference between THC and CBD is that CBD does not have psychoactive properties, while THC does.

4What is the (ECS) endocannabinoid system?

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” -MOCA

The endocannabinoid system contains two receptor site types, the CB1 and CB2. The central nervous system and brain house the CB1 receptors. CB2 receptors are typically only found in the peripheral nervous system.

Humans naturally produce two primary cannabinoids—Anandamide and 2AG. These were first discovered by medical practitioners in the 1980’s.

5What is Hemp?

Hemp must meet strict THC percentage regulations to qualify as “industrial” in the United States. This is outlined in Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014. When dried, no part of the Cannabis sativa L. plant may contain a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration that is greater than 0.3 percent.

Generally, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is low in delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, which may be ideal for those seeking benefits from cannabis but not the psychoactive (“high”) effects. Hemp has a vast array of applications, dating back centuries. It is used in herbal supplements, as a food, as a primary material for fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and more. In contrast, with higher levels of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabis is mainly used recreationally and spiritually as well as a medicine.

6What are the benefits of CBD?

In compliance with current federal regulations, we cannot make health claims about our nutritional supplement products, we can only recommend the use of our products for general wellness.

Some examples of the physiological effects of CBD that are researched include anti-seizure, anti-anxiety, anti-bacterial, pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, cancer cell growth inhibition, treats psoriasis, sleep-aid, vasorelaxation, blood sugar level reduction, reduces artery blockage, reduces nausea and vomiting, aids in increasing appetite, and reduces muscle spasms to name a few.

It is recommended that individuals interested in utilizing CBD products seek the advice of a physician, and read peer-reviewed literature to learn the facts before consumption.

7Does CBD interact with other medications?

Cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing certain drugs. Natural compounds found in grapefruit have the same effect, which is the reason physicians advise patients to refrain from eating grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication.

By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. Physicians’ monitoring of a patient’s blood levels and response to CBD can reduce the risk from a drug interaction.

Please consult with your physician before using any nutritional supplement including hemp-based nutritional supplements.THOSE WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

8Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a hemp extract with CBD?

Certainly not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at grocery stores, online or wholesale, is a much different product than our full spectrum hemp extracts. Standard hemp oil is obtained by cold pressing the seeds, whereas hemp extract contains many components not typically found in the seeds.

Hemp seed oil is very nutritious, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes responsible for the effects on the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

9Which CannaBalanceD product should I try?

Due to current federal regulation, we can not suggest any of our products for the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or ailment. We hold the belief that supplementation of cannabinoid rich products has significant benefits as a form of overall health and wellness.

Our stance is based on the endogenous endocannabinoid system within each and every person, and the integral role it plays in the balance of our physiology and health. That being said, personal preference has been the common denominator in choosing which product to use, and experimentation can help decide what is best for each individual.

Whether tincture, capsule or topical form, our clients can rest assured they are receiving a high-quality CBD at a fair price.

10What is the best method of use?

While results vary for each individual, every method is effective in its’ own right. Dietary supplements such as our tinctures and gel capsules are only recommended for internal consumption, while topical applications are for the skin specifically. Once again, personal preference tends to take precedence here.

11What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?

There is no simple answer for this question. Every person is unique in their level of health, genetics, and physiological function. It is advisable to start with s small serving size, and adjust accordingly.

12Where does the hemp used in your products come from?

With the current state of legislative regulations, we use 100% Colorado-grown hemp in our CannaBalanceD products.

13What extraction method do you use to make your products?

We use food grade ethanol alcohol to extract CBD from our hemp. This is a cold and clean extraction technique that ensures maximal retention of the delicate cannabinoids and terpenes. The FDA classifies ethanol as GRAS, or “Generally Regarded as Safe,” meaning that it is safe for human consumption and is commonly used in the food industry.

14Are Flourish products tested?

All our hemp extracts and final products are tested and analyzed by third-party laboratories.