What is CBD?

CBD 101

1. What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol (CBD) is part of a class of cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the hemp plant. 

The two most well-known cannabinoid compounds are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, and cannabidiol (CBD), which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract and is non-psychoactive, meaning it cannot cause a “high.”

2. What is the difference between marijuana and hemp? 

Marijuana and hemp are related; both are from the cannabis family. However, their differences lie in their classification because of their varying Delta-9 THC levels. Hemp contains less than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC, and marijuana contains greater than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC. 

3. How does CBD work? 

CBD helps support a healthy nervous system. It’s like a vitamin for your endocannabinoid system (ECS).

The ECS is a biological system composed of neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, which are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. CBD helps modulate and regulate the firing of the CB1 and CB2 receptors.  

4. What is homeostasis? 

Homeostasis is your body’s process of maintaining a stable internal environment that’s suitable for life. Examples of homeostasis are your body’s ability to control its internal temperature and maintain proper blood sugar levels. Failures in homeostasis can lead to diseases like hypertension and diabetes.

5. How do I use CBD?

There are a few different ways that you can use organic CBD:

  • Sublingually: We advise taking 3-5 drops of CBD oil, which is a mid-range amount for most individuals. Put the CBD drops underneath your tongue and keep them there for 60 seconds. The effects of the CBD oil will work in 15 minutes and last 4-6 hours. 
  • Inhale: We recommend that you inhale 2-3 puffs of CBD, which is a medium-size amount for most individuals. When you inhale, hold your breath for 5 seconds. This method works very fast and lasts about 2-4 hours.
  • Topically: Rub a small amount of CBD onto the affected area of your body — there’s no need to use large amounts. This method works very fast and lasts about 2-4 hours.
  • Edibles: We suggest eating one chocolate square or 1 tsp. of edible hemp. It takes around 30-45 minutes for the edible to take effect, but it lasts up to 8 hours.

6. What is full-spectrum organic CBD sublingual?

Full-spectrum organic CBD sublingual and products are sometimes called “whole plant,” meaning the full plant extract is included, and the remedy contains all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, including trace amounts of THC and naturally occurring terpenes.

7. What is THC-free organic CBD sublingual?

As the name suggests, these organic CBD products have been extracted down to the CBD molecule, creating a pure organic CBD remedy that has no traces of THC.

8. What is the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, THC-free, and isolate, organic CBD sublingual? 

Full-spectrum organic CBD sublingual contains multiple terpenes and cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC, which could lead to a failed drug test. 

Broad-spectrum organic CBD sublingual has negligible amounts of THC but still contains the other cannabinoids and terpenes. These CBD products may or may not cause a failed drug test, so please use them with caution. 

THC-free organic CBD sublingual does not include any THC. The THC is eliminated, and the CBD is isolated when it goes through an extraction process, making it a safe bet for people who take drug tests.  

Isolate CBD oil contains only CBD. This type of product excludes all other cannabinoids and terpenes (though our products have natural terpenes reintroduced) and will not cause a failed drug test.

9. Is CBD legal?

Currently, the legal status of CBD is unclear. CBD is legal to use in states that allow medical and recreational cannabis use. CBD is also legal in states that allow the use of hemp products. However, CBD and cannabis laws vary from state to state. It’s up to you to know the exact laws for where you live. 

10. If I take CBD, will I fail a drug test?

A urine analysis will test for THC levels, the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. Most CBD oils are made from the hemp plant, which has low levels of THC. The federal government also requires CBD products to have less than .3% of THC in them. 

Full-spectrum CBD oils will contain trace amounts of THC because they are made from the whole hemp flower. If you use a full-spectrum CBD oil, you will fail a drug test. You might also fail a drug test if you take a broad-spectrum CBD oil as it contains a negligible amount of THC.

On the other hand, THC-free CBD oil goes through an extraction process that eliminates the THC and isolates the CBD. Kat’s Naturals’ THC-free organic CBD sublingual will not show up on a drug test. Our products are tested three times by a 3rd-party lab. The analysis happens once at the plant, once at extraction, and once at bottling, to ensure we achieve purity and zero THC in our remedies. 

When considering a THC-free CBD sublingual, it is of the utmost importance that you choose a company that uses a 3rd-party lab to test its products for the presence of THC. The company should also display a Certificate of Analysis (COA) to showcase the product’s purity and lack of THC.

11. What is a Certificate of Analysis (COA)?

A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a test result that’s conducted by a laboratory that analyzes products for quality, purity, and concentration.

12. What are other cannabinoids commonly found in CBD products? 

Other cannabinoids commonly found in CBD products are THCa, CBDa, CBG, CBC, and THCv. These are all non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

13. Are all CBD products organic? 

No. Organic CBD products must be grown on soil that’s free from external pollutants for at least three years, and the grower must not use any non-organic fertilizers, soil amendments, or herbicides or pesticides. The product must also contain 70% or more organic ingredients. 

Our organic CBD products include 100% certified organic hemp. However, at this time, the USDA is only certifying farms that grow organic hemp, not CBD products. 

14. What’s the difference between CBD capsules and a CBD sublingual?

Our CBD capsules have a detoxification effect (that other capsules on the market don’t offer), and our organic CBD sublinguals are a liquid that includes CBD and essential oils. 

  1. Do CBD sublinguals absorb better than CBD capsules?

CBD sublinguals have the best absorption. However, if you don’t like sublinguals or are unable to keep the oil underneath your tongue, our organic CBD capsules are a great option as they have the best absorption of any CBD capsules on the market. Our capsules also have humic and fulvic acid, additional amino acids, and oligopeptide to help the CBD absorb better. 

16. What is the difference between botanical and cannabis terpenes? 

Both types of terpenes are technically considered botanical since the word botanical means derived from a plant. But a purely botanical terpene is not derived from cannabis.

17. Can I take CBD chocolate while breastfeeding? 

There are no current medical studies that indicate whether or not it’s safe to consume CBD chocolate while breastfeeding. We do know that CBD chocolate passes from mother to baby. We suggest speaking to a medical practitioner.

18. Is CBD safe for seizures? 

We cannot directly answer that question. However, we can say that peppermint can cause seizures in people with epilepsy. If you choose to use CBD, pick Naked, which has no added essential oils. If you have medical conditions or are on any medications, we suggest using all CBD products under a doctor’s supervision.

19. Will my medications interact with CBD products? 

Certain medications will not interact well with CBD. If your medications warn against eating grapefruit — because it activates the P450 liver enzyme — you should not use CBD at all. CBD could cause the medication to become toxic in your system. You should be monitored by a physician if you choose to use the two together.

20. Why don’t I “feel” the CBD?

As with remedy, consistency is key. CBD is non-psychoactive, so you’re not going to feel anything. In fact, if you “feel it” (tired, irritable, restless, or anxious), then you’re probably taking too much. You are never going to feel CBD. You are only going to feel relief.

21. I seem to be needing more and more CBD to get the results I used to get. What can I do? 

We recommend that you take a break from CBD for 3 to 4 days. This short hiatus will reset your body. When the break is over, use the lowest dose of CBD. If you need to increase it, do so by adding one drop per dose every other day until you find the perfect dosage for you.

22. If I order an organic CBD product today, how long will it take for me to receive it? 

It usually takes 3 to 5 business days to receive your shipment.

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