Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 113 cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana. It is the among the most prevalent active ingredients in the cannabis plant and the second most common cannabinoid in the plant. While there is still much to learn about CBD, it is known for its calming effects, including reduced pain, muscle relaxation, decreased anxiety levels, and much more.
CBD oil comes in the form of a sublingual tincture. It is made of oil that has been extracted from the hemp plant. We combine the cannabinoid extract in a hemp seed oil base.
Terpenes are aromatic essential oils that come from the cannabis plant. They lend a variety of flavor profiles to cannabis and CBD products. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the hemp plant, so different strains typically have unique scent, flavors and compositions. Some examples of terpenes are limonene, which has a lemony profile, and pinene, which is reminiscent of pine needles. We add terpenes to CBD products to provide natural scents and flavors from the hemp plant.
We recommended holding CBD under the tongue for approximately 15-20 seconds prior to swallowing. This allows it to absorb into the blood vessels, increasing the effectiveness and the speed at which you’ll feel results. The longer you hold CBD under your tongue, the more effective it will be.
CBD does not have psychoactive properties like marijuana does. However, it may have sedating effects that vary depending on your serving size. Full-spectrum CBD products can contain up to 0.3% THC, which is the active ingredient in cannabis that produces a ‘high’ effect.
CBD does not make you ‘high,’ but it can affect your mental state in a non-psychoactive way. CBD consumption is known to help relax you while increasing mental focus, clarity and alertness.
The effects of CBD depend on your serving size. We recommend a moderate dose to maintain and increase alertness, and a higher dose for more sedating effects, such as help sleeping. CBD has been reported to have many positive effects such as pain relief, decreased anxiety, improved heart health and more.
CBD naturally combats the potentially intoxicating or ‘high’ effects of THC. However, for consumers who already experience anxiety, it’s possible for them to experience it when taking CBD.
No, but it’s possible to take too much. We recommend starting with about 10mg per day and seeing how you feel. While you cannot overdose on CBD, too much may make you feel drowsy. CBD is safe to take in higher doses once you determine your ideal serving size.
Consumers regularly use CBD to treat a variety of ailments and conditions. Scientific research has proven that CBD can potentially:
• Relieve pain
• Reduce anxiety and depression
• Reduce acne
• Have Neuroprotective Properties
• Benefit heart health
• and many more
CBD works with the body’s natural Endocannabinoid System to help achieve homeostasis.
Hemp extract refers to the broad distillate that comes from the hemp plant. At Amavi, we process hemp extract using supercritical C02 extraction to bring CBD to its purest form.
Full-spectrum distillate is the first rendered product from the hemp plant. It contains all of the naturally occurring parts of the plant, including terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids. They all work together in what’s known as the Entourage Effect, where the effects of each component are maximized by working together.
CBD powder is another way to describe CBD isolate powder. CBD isolate powder is created by removing all other plant parts besides CBD from the distillate, so all you’re left with is CBD in an anhydrous state. CBD isolate powder contains 99.9+% pure CBD and 0.0% THC. It’s great for use in a variety of homemade topical CBD products and can even be added to your favorite food or beverage.
No, you don’t need a prescription for CBD. Since it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is sold like any other vitamin or health supplement.
In the United States, CBD oil is sold everywhere except for Idaho and South Dakota. It is an over-the-counter supplement that does not require a prescription.
CBD is technically legal, but there are emerging legislation and investigations being carried out by the FDA and on a state level.
No, CBD is not addictive. In fact, it has been known to help people break addictions to other substances.
CBD is produced inside hemp and cannabis plants. It is a natural cannabinoid that is formed in the resinous trichomes of flowers.
The Endocannabinoid System helps regulate many essential human functions such as sleep, temperature, mood, and more. When you take CBD, it binds with cannabinoid receptors present throughout the body. The two most-studied receptors are CB1, which is responsible for the central nervous system that includes the brain and spinal cord, and CB2, which works with the immune system. The body naturally produces endocannabinoids and CBD activates them to enhance what the Endocannabinoid System does.
Hemp seed oil comes from the seed of the hemp plant. It is extracted by pressing the seed until oil is released. While it may contain traces of cannabinoids, it is not the same as hemp oil. Hemp seed oil is present in whole plant distillate.
Yes, CBD is a cannabinoid that comes from the hemp plant.
The Entourage Effect describes the effect of different cannabinoids working synergistically. Flavonoids, terpenes, cannabidiol and other plant parts work together, maximizing their potential benefits. The Entourage Effect only occurs with full-spectrum and broad spectrum products, not isolate products.
No, but they do look for THC. Traces of THC up to <0.3% may be present in full-spectrum and broad spectrum CBD products.
No. CBD beverages that you see on the market do not have CBD in them. CBD is fat-soluble, which means a lipid is required to transfer the CBD to receptors.
Cannabinoids from the hemp plant bind to naturally occurring receptors in the body. THC binds to the CB1 receptors and CBD binds to CB2 receptors. CBD activates these receptors to enhance the regulating effects of the Endocannabinoid System.
Technically, endocannabinoids are sublingual phytocannabinoids. They are naturally produced neuromodulators that alter the activity of neurotransmitters.
No, hemp protein cannot make you fail a drug test.
The most effective way to take a CBD oil tincture is by using the sublingual method, where your preferred serving is applied directly under the tongue. This helps it absorb into the bloodstream more efficiently so you feel the effects more quickly.
The length of time it takes to feel the effects of CBD varies depending on the individual and the consumption method. When vaping CBD, it takes about 5-10 minutes to take effect. Using the sublingual method, it may take 15-30 minutes to feel the effects of CBD. Taking an edible or using a topical salve may take up to 60 minutes for you to experience the effects. Other ingredients in each product may kick in prior to CBD.
Yes. CBD is metabolized by enzymes and can be over-concentrated. Epilepsy medications can interact with CBD. Be sure to check with your doctor or medical provider before taking CBD in conjunction with other medications or prescriptions.
The best way to take CBD depends on personal preference. The most common ways to use CBD are sublingual tinctures, topicals, edibles and smoking or vaping.