At Kurativ, we love to share the knowledge and information that we know about the amazing plant compound that is CBD. Highly regulated and evolving in the American marketplace, many people are finding themselves still confused or searching for answers. We are hopeful to always be a web home that you can feel comfortable in finding those answers.
We are sure to always update our CBD Education page with current information and valuable links to citable resources. We like to share information through our Instagram and Facebook, too. With our retailers, we create and share educational resources, so you know every Authorized Kurativ Retailer is just as informed as those of us behind the scenes in operations and manufacturing.
Throughout this work we love, we get a lot of questions. Whether through social media, email, on our live chat feature or when our representatives visit stores and check in with our retailers. Let us answer some of those for you, today!
“Are CBD and Hemp Oil the same?”
This is a common question that we hear. When shopping for CBD products, it is always a good idea to read all the ingredients and the labels. Some may be calling it “hemp oil” when they mean “CBD oil”. Others say, “hemp oil” in exchange with what is “hemp seed oil”. As we explain in this blog about the differences between hemp seed oil and CBD oil, something from the seeds will not have CBD. CBD is a cannabinoid compound that comes from the fully grown hemp plant. The female plants have flowers that the bulk of these cannabinoid compounds are found in, and are extracted from, but the plant must grow from a hemp seed, first.
Look for words like “Cannabidiol” on the label versus “Hemp Seed oil” and look for Certificates of Analysis that showcase the product’s cannabinoid profile and the manufacturer’s compliance.
“Are CBD edibles / gummies legal in Texas?”
We have read many questions from Texans about the legal status of CBD and products like ours as of late. This could possibly be because Texas updated and finalized their hemp and CBD product guideline rules in 2020, and some of it can seem a bit confusing. What is still being decided in Texas has to do with smokable hemp CBD products, which we do not currently offer. CBD gummies, topicals and our CBD oils are all legal in the state of Texas as well as most other states throughout the USA.
“Can CBD make you tired?”
According to research and consumer reporting, a common side effect of CBD is a feeling of relaxation to potentially becoming sleepy or feeling “tired”. We always encourage people who are new to cannabinoid compound wellness products like CBD (or to quality products like Kurativ) to start small and with a low amount.
“Does CBD oil expire?”
The usual rule is that CBD oil has a shelf life of about 14 months, so it tends to last long enough to enjoy it all; but how it is stored makes a difference, too. Direct sunlight and heat will degrade the precious compounds inside which will make them lose effectiveness much more quickly. It is best to store your products where they are not in direct contact with light or heat.
“How does CBD work in the body?”
The CBD compound, and others like CBG, CBC, CBN, THC, are all received by the body’s receptors in the Endocannabinoid System. Discovered in the 1990’s, the ECS is integral to facilitating homeostasis (balance) between the systems and signals. Read more about the ECS on our blog: ECS, The Body’s Great Conductor (click to read).
“How is CBD different from marijuana?”
CBD is a compound inside of both hemp and marijuana plants. Delta-9 THC is the specific cannabinoid that is associated with the “high” response that marijuana is known for, as it is in high concentrations in that plant. Typically, the higher the THC, the lower the CBD. Hemp, Marijuana’s sibling, must be a trace amount of that Delta-9 THC to be hemp, which allows the plant to be high in the CBD compound.
Remember that Cannabis is the overall plant family name. Marijuana and Hemp are a main pair of the genealogy in that plant family. Their “children” would be the hundreds of different types of plant strains out there in both hemp and marijuana. Then, inside of those individual plants are hundreds of these small, biological compounds that scientists have figured out how to remove.
Long story short: CBD is inside both Marijuana and Hemp but typically a small amount in marijuana whereas it is the bulk of the hemp plant’s compound makeup. Hemp extracts are high CBD and available throughout the nation in most states.
“Can CBD cause diarrhea?”
It is of general idea that if you have a side effect such as too much activity in your movements (like diarrhea) or stomach discomfort, then you have enjoyed too much CBD. Some research and reporting have found that CBD can encourage motility and the metabolism in some consumers, especially if too much is consumed at once.
If you experience any adverse feelings while enjoying CBD products, step back and evaluate your usage. Enjoy less or consider switching to a different delivery method or spectrum blend. As with anything, stop using the product if an adverse reaction is happening.
“Can CBG get you high?”
CBG – Cannabigerol – is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid in the hemp plant. It is often referred to as the “mother” cannabinoid as what makes CBG also makes CBD, CBC and THC. CBG is a great helper to CBD and to the entourage effect when a multiple-compound profile is present. Learn more about CBG by clicking HERE.
“Can CBD help me with my (X, Y, Z) issue?”
This is a common question to which we will always say that we cannot diagnose or recommend. To be compliant with the standards set by our regulating bodies – and to be sure that you are always confident knowing you are choosing to buy from a compliant company – we won’t recommend or state that CBD fixes particular issues or ailments.
Our blogs are rich with news and citable study links that point to those who have the research on what they have found CBD to have potential with, and you can always browse our CBD Education tab at any time. For medical issues, it is always best to talk to your physician.
If you have other questions that aren’t answered here, check our CBD Education tab and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information. You can always Contact Us, too, if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for.
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Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Kurativ CBD have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Consult your physician prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing or using other medications.