Welcome to CBD 101.
We know that understanding CBD hemp oil products and the related lingo can be a daunting experience. Therefore, we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you with your research and questions that you may have. Oriental Herb is offering CBD oils to allow customers a choice.
CBD products is one of the most exciting opportunities of our lifetime as it offers a natural way to help ourselves with our ailments using a plant that has been around for thousands of years. Cannabis plant, main source of CBD oil, has been known and used for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits for thousands of years. Finally, we are rediscovering this plant again.
What is cannabidoil (CBD)?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a natural occurring cannabinoid from a long list of hundreds of useful cannabinoids found in hemp. CBD is one of the most abundant cannabinoids in hemp, being rivaled only by its twin brother THC. Unlike delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or more widely known as THC, CBD is non-psychotic and does not have mind-altering properties, therefore can be safely used for social environments for therapeutic or medicinal purposes. Even more, CBD tends to counteract THC psychotic effect.
CBD can be consumed in a number of different forms, one of the most prevalent ones being CBD oil. CBD oil is derived from cannabis plant, which is an umbrella term for both the industrial hemp plant as well as the marijuana plant. The source of the CBD oil indicates the potential content of THC as well as across number of countries defines legality of the respective CBD oil products. While industrial hemp derived CBD oil has little to no THC content (at most it can contain 0.03%), marijuana derived CBD oil might contain excessive THC quantities. The latter usually requires medical prescription or tends to be banned entirely.
The CBD products we offer are derived from CBD-rich industrial hemp, also called CBD hemp oil. We offer both isolated CBD hemp-derived oil as well as whole cannabis plant extract oil containing more cannabinoids than just CBD. It is important to note that CBD oil is different from hemp seed oil and organic hemp oil, as these are derived from hemp seeds (not the resin) and do not contain cannabidiol.
Will CBD make me feel “high”? Is it psychoactive?
No, our products are not psychoactive as they contain no THC.
By using CBD hemp products you will not experience a “high” feeling or other mind-altering effects. The CBD and whole plant cannabis extracts used in our products are derived from industrial hemp and contain zero THC. Additionally, CBD has the property of being anti-psychoactive and counteracting effects of THC.
How does CBD and Endocannabinoid system work?
CBD as a phytocannabinoid, or a natural plant-based cannabinoid, is much easier accepted by your body than synthetic substances and tends to be better supplement for your body. CBD interacts with your body through your internal endocannabinoid system. The system plays a crucial role on pain, inflammation, memory, emotion, sleep and metabolic function. The system can be likened to a thermometer making sure that there is a specific level of endocannabinoids in your system.
As your body naturally produced cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids, endocannabinoid deficiency in your body, scientists believe, can be addressed using CBD products. As your endocanabinoid system stretches across your whole body, starting from your skin and reaching as far as your brain, it is not a surprise that CBD products can help people with a wide range of ailments.
The key benefits of CBD could be:
- stress relief
- strengthening immune response
- reduction of inflammations
- improvement of sleep, mood
- pain reduction
Is CBD legal?
In the USA, CBD products derived from non-psychoactive parts of the cannabis plant are legal in all 50 states as long as the industrial hemp used in the process is grown and cultivated pursuant to an agricultural pilot program authorized under the Farm Bill. CBD products are are made from Kentucky grown industrial hemp farms registered with the agricultural pilot program following all the state laws.
However, the discussions between federal and state authorities will persist as the Farm Bill under which states can create their own pilot program regulations for hemp derived products will continue to be challenged by DEA until there is a federal law legislating hemp production.
For international customers, we will not ship CBD oils. Please make sure to check with the relevant authorities or agencies for local regulations on CBD or industrial hemp extracts.
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
Both compounds are one of hundred of cannabinoids found in hemp. THC is a psychoactive compound, but CBD is non-psychoactive.
Will it interact with other medications?
Always consult with your doctor before taking any new product as it might interact with your medication. At this stage, there are no studies showing the that there are any drug interactions using CBD and other drugs.
Do I need a medical card to buy your products?
No, you don’t need a medical prescription to buy CBD hemp oil products.
FDA, short for the Food and Drug Administration, is treating CBD products as dietary supplements. Therefore, there is no need to obtain a doctor’s recommendation or to live in a medical marijuana state to have our products legally sent to your door.
How much CBD should I take?
Each of our products has a recommended dosage printed on the label. Should you want to exceed the the recommended dose, we advise you to consult your doctor before doing so.
Is your CBD oil safe for vaping?
CBD Hemp oil herbal product drops are safe to use for vaping.
What is the extraction process for CBD products?
The CBD oil products are extracted in a laboratory by carefully trained experts, and are free of any residual solvents which results in the purest oil possible. For example, one production plant that is one of the most reliable and trustworthy facilities is in Florida.
How potent are the CBD products?
With the potency as high as 1500mg per 1oz bottle, the CBD hemp oils are concentrated, and have almost 8x the cannabidiol concentration than other brands.
Is CBD oil good for my illness/condition?
Unfortunately, we cannot give medical advice and as per FDA requirements need to highlight that CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Having said that, a large number of people have found CBD products helpful with their ailments. Therefore, we suggest you do your own research about the benefits of CBD and how it can help in your specific case.
Does CBD show up on a drug test? Will I test positive for cannabis if I use CBD products?
Drug testing has become reality for many employers and employees. Most prevalent workplace drug tests screen for THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol) content in your body and testing positive in those test may have serious repercussions.
The CBD hemp oil products, like other CBD products across the industry, contain no or almost untraceable amounts of THC. However, studies have shown that even eating foods containing hemp (seeds, oil, etc.) can result in positive results for THC, depending on the sensitivity of the test.
If you are or are likely to be subject to any form of drug testing, we recommend that you talk with whomever may be testing you prior to using any hemp-derived products.
If CBD oil is 5% what is the rest?
CBD oils are made of two parts, CBD-rich hemp oil and carry oil. In Verified CBD products, hemp oil is derived from seeds as the carrier oil. The full spectrum products in the CBD-rich hemp oil part also contain a large spectrum of other beneficial cannabinoids, that increase efficiency of the oil.
Is the product made from hemp seeds or the plant?
CBD Hemp oil is made out of the hemp plant rather than the hemp seeds.
Are there any side-effects from CBD oil?
Based on research, CBD oil derived from natural hemp has no side-effects. However, some people are sensitive to taste of cannabis in which case you might want to opt for CBD capsules instead.
Synthetic vs. Natural CBD?
First and foremost, unlike some of the companies out there, CBD products can use more expensive CBD derived from natural hemp plants rather than the cheaper lab made CBD. Synthetic CBD can result in serious side-effects and lead to nausea or even hospitalization. The reason for that is because synthetic cannabinoid creates strong bond with your CB1 and CB2 receptors and can easily result in overdose. Natural CBD, on the other hand, does not have the issues mentioned above. Our body’s endocannabinoid system naturally absorbs the amount of necessary CBD releasing the rest through your bodily fluids. Therefore, there is no risk of overdose or side-effects.
Do I need a doctor’s prescription to purchase this?
No, CBD products derived from industrial hemp are regarded as food supplements and do not require doctor’s prescription. But you must be at least 18 years old to purchase this product.
Is your oil derived from hemp or marijuana plant?
The CBD hemp oil products are strictly made from industrial hemp for two main reasons. Firstly, industrial hemp contains only minor quantity of THC which can be easier removed during the production process. Secondly, marijuana derived CBD oil required prescription and usually contains high amount of mind-altering THC.
Are CBD hemp oil products lab tested?
Yes, the products are by independent third party labs. The relevant certificates can be provided if requested.
So many CBD brands. Which one to choose?
We recommend choosing a brand which can offer you lab tested quality products that have been reviewed by other customers and which offers a money back guarantee. Furthermore, things happen, so you might want to choose a company with a reliable customer service that can help with any questions or issues you may face.
Do you send CBD oil products to____?
For specific laws in your country we suggest you contact your local customs or relevant governmental agencies before buying our products, as we can’t take responsibility for local laws. If in doubt, please reach out to our customer support team who will be able to share with you about our track record delivering to individual countries.
What is phytocannabinoid (PCR) hemp oil?
Phytocannabinoid hemp oil means oil made from naturally occurring hemp plant cannabinoids (yes, some companies sell artificially lab made cannabinoid oils). CBD is one of the most prevalent phytocannabinoids in the hemp plans, but Verified CBD full spectrum oil also contains other beneficial cannabinoids that can help with your ailments.
Will using CBD hemp oil products get me ‘high’? Is it psycho-active?
No, CBD hemp oil products are not psychoactive as they contain no THC. By using Verified CBD products you will not experience a “high” feeling or other mind-altering effects. The CBD and whole plant cannabis extracts used in our products are derived from industrial hemp and contain zero THC. Additionally, CBD has the property of being anti-psychoactive and counteracting effects of THC.