When it comes to CBD and the many CBD products available on the market, today, it can feel as though there is a lot of conflicting information. At Kurativ CBD, we’re here to share the news and information on this plant and its products to help you decide, for yourself, about what you wish to include in your wellness journey.
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Frequently asked questions on CBD.Check out the answers to some of the most common questions, below:
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is one of over 100 identified plant cannabinoids found inside the cannabis family of plants. Hemp, the industrial plant source, is dominant in this compound. It is extracted from the plants after harvest and used in a multitude of product options on the market today.
What is CBG?
CBG stands for Cannabigerol. Like CBD, CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid in the hemp plant. This particular cannabinoid - CBG - happens at a much smaller percentage of concentration than the CBD does so it’s considered a minor cannabinoid. CBG plays a big role in the creation of the plant’s cannabinoids and many studies have shown that it pairs well with CBD.
Are there side effects to CBD?
Of the multiple studies that have been done into the potential side effects of CBD, it has been realized that the most common side effect is drowsiness, especially in higher doses. CBD is consistently being studied for how it works with the body and, should you experience adverse effects, you should contact your physician and discontinue usage immediately.
Is CBD weed or marijuana?
No. “Weed” is a societal term that is used in conjunction with marijuana products which are only available in select states. Our CBD is sourced from federally legal and regulated hemp. Hemp, while it looks and smells much like its sibling plant, it has a different genetic structure. This structure makes it a CBD dominant plant with a scant, non-psychoactive, amount (.3% or less) of THC.
How much CBD oil should I take?
That is going to be an individual choice. Because different bodies process wellness products differently, and there are varied constitutions, we cannot give a designated number. Most people who start adding CBD products to their routine do so by starting with a small amount and working their way up to their desired result.
What is a cannabinoid?
Plant Cannabinoids are the compounds like CBD, CBG or THC that this particular plant family grows. In the human body, the endocannabinoid system creates its own cannabinoids that work with the system’s receptors but those are called endogenous cannabinoids.
What’s the difference between Full Spectrum and THC-Free?
Our full-spectrum product line contains "whole-plant" hemp extract. This extract consists mostly of CBD but also includes "minor" cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, CBC, and trace amounts of THC in accordance with Federal guidelines for hemp and hemp-based products. Benefits of Full Spectrum products have to do with the synergistic relationship that the plant’s cannabinoids have been found to have with each other. For those who are wanting a whole plant product, Full Spectrum is the choice.
That being said, we do understand that there are those who may not be comfortable with the scant amount of THC that is in a full spectrum product and this is why we offer a THC-free version.
Our THC-Free product line utilizes isolated cannabinoids :CBD, CBG or both blended together. Cannabinoids like CBD are extracted and separated (isolated) from the rest of the plant material. What is left is an ultra-pure (99% or higher) crystalline powder containing 0% THC or other cannabinoids.
THC-Free products are still very effective, and may be the right choice for someone who is sensitive to THC or for those who are prohibited from using THC.
Will I fail a drug test?
(FULL SPECTRUM PRODUCTS): While unlikely, it is possible. Our full spectrum products are made using a whole-plant extract that contains trace amounts of THC (0.3% or less). If you are using the product moderately (1-2 times a day), there is a small chance that you may test positive on a properly administered drug test. Some THC tests are more sensitive than others and there is no way to guarantee what result this may come back with.
(THC-FREE PRODUCTS): It is very unlikely. Our THC-Free products are made from an isolated THC-Free hemp extract. If you are given a drug test that adheres to professional laboratory standards it should not test positive for THC. It is possible, but still very unlikely, that a substandard test could read a false positive due to the molecular structure of THC, CBD, and other minor cannabinoids. (I.E. the test mistakes CBD for THC).
How do I measure my (CBD oil) dose?
Each full size Kurativ CBD oil will include a measured squeeze dropper. Each mark represents 0.25ml. A full dropper is 1ml. Our packaging includes helpful diagrams for measuring doses.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The Endocannabinoid System is a system in the body of mammals. Just as we have a circulatory system, a digestive system and a central nervous system, we also have an endocannabinoid system.
Discovered in the 1990’s, the Endocannabinoid System has been found to be one that is responsible for facilitating homeostasis within the body. Studies have shown that this system works alongside the central and peripheral nervous system to do its job.
Within the Endocannabinoid system there are the endocannabinoids (the cannabinoids our body makes), the receptors (CB1 and CB2 are most apparent) and the enzymes that destroy the cannabinoids once they’ve done their job. It is believed that, when someone takes in cannabinoids from plants like CBD, they work with the same endocannabinoid system just as it would work with the ones the body makes.
Will it cure (X, Y, Z)?
No, we cannot state that this product will help with any specific ailment or need that you may have. While there have been many studies showcasing the possibilities and benefits of CBD products, each person is different and may have varying experiences. As with all wellness products, it is good to chat with your own doctor before adding a natural product like CBD into your wellness routine.