FAQ about CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis and hemp, plants with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
CBD has shown to have the following effects: non psychoactive (does not cause a high), alerting in low to moderate doses, sedating in high doses, reduces pain, reduces muscle spasms, anti-inflammatory, stops nausea/vomiting, reduces anxiety/depression, counters psychotic thoughts, antioxidant, anticonvulsant, neuroprotectant, and anti-tumor.
There is no need for a prescription or medical card to purchase hemp CBD. It is a natural constituent of the high-CBD Hemp strains of the plant containing very low levels of THC. Having only trace amounts of THC, our hemp CBD oil is non-psychoactive and legal in all 50 states.
CBD is considered to be a non-psychoactive cannabinoid so it will not get you high in the way that marijuana (THC) gets you high. Many users of CBD report feeling a very subtle feeling of relaxation, alertness, or mental clarity from taking CBD.
Edibles and Pills
Nowadays, you can get your dose of CBD through gummies, cookies, brownies, dark chocolate, beer, smoothies, and just about anything else you can think of.
Pros: In some states finding CBD-infused food and drinks at a retailer, restaurant, or café can be fairly easy. Now you can go to a smoothie shop and order your drink with a dose of CBD, or go to a bar and get a hemp-brewed beer.
Cons: The consumption of CBD through edibles could be fun but it’s less efficient than tinctures or vape. CBD edibles have to go through the digestive system and only after that the compound will enter the bloodstream. Therefore, for you to feel CBD might take over 30 minutes. Moreover, the potential effect of CBD can be undermined due to the food it’s in.
A tincture can be taken through a dropper or spray directly into the mouth or mixed into food or drink.
Pros: Tinctures typically take about 15 to 30 minutes, second quickest method after smoking CBD. This way is good to treat immediate pain and anxiety.
Cons: It could be hard to figure out how much CBD you are getting from each dropper, however, Genco Pura’s tinctures list per-dose amount, helping our customer to have a better experience with CBD products.
Genco Pura extracts and formulates its products from plants grown on domestic farms in Colorado.
The hemp oil in our product contains CBD, which is a LEGAL cannabinoid from hemp. It contains minuscule amounts (parts per billion) of THC that COULD show up in a drug screen if you consume CBD oil in high quantities. If you have to take a drug test, it is best to not use CBD product for several weeks leading up to the test.
Some of the side effects from CBD oil are dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, drowsiness when taking high does, and inhibition of hepatic drug metabolism and decreased activity of p-glycoprotein.
The main difference between CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is that CBD does not induce a high whereas THC does.
THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, induces sleep or drowsiness (a common effect of most strains of marijuana), whereas CBD keeps you up and increases energy.
Both hemp and marijuana are from the same genus and species (cannabis sativa). The characteristic of having low THC is the single difference that most rely on to distinguish industrial hemp from marijuana. CBD taken from hemp and marijuana is the exact same compound.
The CBD oil we offer has a couple of different applications. You can hold a sublingual dose under the tongue for 30-60 seconds (recommended for fastest absorption) or blend the oil in any of your favorite recipes
Due to federal regulations, we cannot make claims about whether or not natural CBD hemp oil can help with specific ailments. We do however urge everyone to research the widely available information online. You can easily find many resources about CBD hemp oil and its possible benefits.
Our CBD oil is lab-tested as soon as it is extracted and then again by a third party lab (Steep Hill) in Berkeley, California, to ensure an accurate amount of CBD. In addition, we test for over 200 pesticides, herbicides, mold, fungi, heavy metals, and mycotoxins. We use cutting-edge testing and world-class equipment to ensure that our products are safe and healthy. *Please contact us for current lab results.*
We use a whole plant extract that is rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial oils. The whole plant extract, which contained a large percentage of CBD but also contained traces of the other cannabinoids, proved far more effective than CBD-only solutions in alleviating inflammation and pain sensation.
Our full-spectrum CBD oil contains high concentrations of CBD and also other beneficial cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, CBDA, and CBDV. These beneficial cannabinoids are not psychoactive and are being studied scientifically for a wide variety of health benefits. Cannabinoids work synergistically together with what is known as the entourage effect.
Without refrigeration, the product will last for 12 months. Refrigeration is completely optional but will extend the shelf life of the product for up to 18 months.
We use green extraction methods that utilize CO2, which leaves behind no toxins, heavy metals, or chemicals to degrade the product in any way. CO2 is safe to use in food products and commonly found in carbonated beverages, and our bodies even produce CO2 when we breathe!
Terpenes are essential oils found in plants. They are what give cannabis its distinct aroma and flavor. Terpenes have beneficial effects and work synergistically with cannabinoids like CBD and THC – this relationship is called the entourage effect.
Yes. Pets can benefit from CBD for many of the same conditions as humans: pain, seizures, inflammation, and anxiety. CBD is safe to use for pets but their dosage will likely be much smaller than yours. We recommend you speak with a veterinarian (holistic veterinarian) before you start giving your pet CBD.
CBD hemp oil is made from hemp while CBD Cannabis Oil is made from marijuana plants. CBD Hemp Oil will contain little to no THC. CBD Cannabis Oil can contain significantly more THC than CBD Hemp Oil. CBD Cannabis Oil can contain an equal amount of THC to CBD.
No. CBD oil is a medicinal product. CBD oil is a liquid concentrate of CBD. Another term for CBD oil is CBD tincture. Hemp oil is a food product made from pressed hemp seeds. Hemp oil is a highly nutritious food product which contains no CBD
CBD has been shown to be safe to use in high doses. CBD will not cause a fatal overdose. However, taking too much CBD increases the chance of lethargy or drowsiness.
Yes. CBD is metabolized by a group of enzymes called the CYP450. These enzymes are responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs. CBD can inhibit the activity of the CYP450 enzymes. While CBD-drug interactions are more likely with high doses of CBD and CBD isolates, precaution must be taken when using CBD alongside life preserving medications for serious conditions.
People are finding that CBD is useful for many conditions which have not responded well to conventional treatments. New ailments which CBD can help treat are being discovered every day. However, the most common uses of CBD are the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety, and epilepsy.
CBD edibles are food products infused with CBD. Common CBD edibles products are chocolates, gummy bears, or CBD gum. CBD edibles are an oral route of administration of CBD.
Hemp extract refers to the raw extract which is taken from a hemp plant for later processing into CBD oil or CBD products. The most common methods of extraction are CO2 and ethanol extraction.
CBD gummies are a form of a CBD edible: a food product (in this case gummies) infused with CBD.
CBD isolate or otherwise called “pure CBD” is the CBD molecule separated from the rest of the compounds it normally occurs with. CBD isolate usually appears as a crystalline white powder. CBD isolate can either be synthesized in a lab (synthetic CBD) or made from a CBD containing plants like marijuana or hemp.
A CBD tincture is another term for a CBD oil. In the cannabis industry, the word “tincture” and “oil” are used interchangeably. A CBD tincture or CBD oil is a liquid concentrate which contains CBD.
The length of time it takes for CBD to take effect will depend on the route of administration. The fastest effect will be felt from smoking or vaporization (onset of effects in minutes). Topical administration of CBD will be felt quickly as well. The next fastest effect will be felt from a sublingual dosage (onset of effects in 15 – 60 minutes). The slowest effect (but the longest lasting) will be felt from oral ingestion (onset felt in 90 minutes).
No. CBD is not an FDA approved pharmaceutical or dietary supplement. You may purchase CBD without a prescription.
The endocannabinoid system is the collection of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes involved in the production and breaks down of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids found within our body. The two most studied endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG. The two most studies cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located mostly in the brain and CB2 receptors are located mostly throughout the immune system.
Yes. Hemp plants contain CBD in varying concentrations depending on the variety of the hemp. The highest concentration of CBD in hemp plants will be found in the resinous flower of a flowering hemp plant.
The entourage effect is a synergistic relationship between the naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants. The cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in cannabis have shown to work better when they are taken together as opposed to in isolation from each other.
Cannabinoids generally work by binding to our body’s cannabinoid receptors (CB1 or CB2). Cannabinoids like CBD can work in other ways by targetting non-cannabinoid receptors in the body.
No. But CBD and other cannabinoids can be formulated to act as if they are water soluble
Cannabidiol (CBD) does not produce a psychoactive effect. The human body has an endocannabinoid system that receives transmissions signals from cannabinoids in the body. CBD produces many beneficial effects on the human molecular pathway (there are more than 65 molecular targets of CBD in the body). A CBD rich product with little THC can convey therapeutic benefits without having a euphoric or dysphoric effect.
Marijuana is the variety of cannabis sativa that has been bred specifically for its medical or psychoactive effects because it contains a high amount of psychoactive compound THC. Hemp, on the other hand, contains very low levels of THC
We third party test each of our products and we have the documentation present in their respected product pages.
CBD oil is the term used to describe a sublingual tincture of CBD. A CBD oil or tincture is made by mixing a CBD extract from a cannabis plant into a base like alcohol or hemp seed oil. The CBD oil is meant to be held under the tongue and absorbed directly into the bloodstream. A sublingual absorption provides a faster effect than absorption via the stomach (i.e. taking a CBD capsule or edible product).
Anxiety is a complex condition. For some users, CBD may cause them to experience anxiety or increase their existing anxiety. For many users, CBD will act as a powerful anti-anxiety drug. CBD has been well studied as an anxiolytic and antipsychotic drug. Anti-anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek out and use CBD.
Yes. Anyone living in a state or country where it is legal to use CBD can buy CBD oil. CBD oil may be purchased over the counter without a prescription
CBD is not known to be an addictive drug. In fact, CBD has shown strong potential to be a useful tool to help people break addictions to harmful substances.
The endocannabinoid system acts as a homeostasis regulator in the body. Its purpose is to maintain balance.
No. Lotion made from hemp seeds contains no significant amount of THC and thus will not make you fail a drug test.
Hemp seed oil is a highly nutritious oil made from pressed hemp seeds. Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil do not contain significant amounts of CBD. Hemp seed oil is often confused with CBD hemp oil but they are not the same thing. CBD hemp oil is a CBD tincture – a liquid concentrate of CBD. CBD hemp oil, however, can be suspended in hemp seed oil as a carrier of the CBD. Other common carriers of CBD hemp oil include coconut oil or MCT oil.
No. Drug tests look for THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. Drug tests do not test for specifically CBD. But some CBD cannabis oils and CBD hemp oils will contain either a small amount (in the case of CBD hemp oil) or a significant amount of THC (in the case of CBD cannabis oil). These amounts of THC, even if they are tiny, can cause a failure of a drug test when a person is using CBD oil. Even if the amount of THC is very small as in the case of CBD hemp oil (which does not allow for a presence of THC higher than 0.3%), a drug test failure can occur if the person using the CBD hemp oil in large quantities. Caution must be taken with drug tests and CBD oil.
Raw CBD oil refers to the first extraction of the CBD oil which can be bought for usage by CBD users. The raw CBD extract will not be decarboxylated or filtered and will thus contain not only CBD but also CBD in its acid form: CBDa. Decarboxylation is the application of heat which converts most of the CBDa into CBD.
By juicing or otherwise ingesting raw, unheated cannabis, one consumes THC and the other cannabinoids in their acid form. A CBD-rich strain contains CBD-acid (CBDA), which, when heated, becomes CBD. Unheated CBDA and unheated THCA (THC-acid) both have medicinal attributes, but there has been comparatively little scientific research into cannabinoid acids.
Is a CBD-dominant cannabis strain with very little THC better medicine than a cannabis strain with a fifty-fifty CBD-THC mix?
A CBD-dominant strain or product with little THC is not necessarily a superior treatment option compared to a balanced CBD-rich remedy with an equal amount of CBD and THC. A CBD-dominant extract or strain might be optimal for treating anxiety and seizure disorders, but patients with pain syndromes and neurodegenerative disorders may benefit from a substantial amount of THC. CBD and THC act synergistically to potentiate their respective therapeutic attributes. Different ratios of CBD and THC are more suitable for different conditions and different individuals.
CBD is metabolized into an analogous compound, 7-hydroxy-CBD, by the liver. Some 6-OH-CBD may also be formed. But scientists know relatively little about the activity (or lack thereof) of these compounds. There is strong evidence that CBD does not convert to significant amounts THC in the stomach.
The following is by no means medical advise and before you begin we would recommend you speak to your doctor on whether or not these changes will best suit you.
Dosing: 1 MG of CBD per 8.8 pounds of body weight.
Finding out what works best for you will take some time. Everyone experiences different benefits at different doses so don’t be afraid to start small and work your way up to a higher dose. The important part is keeping track of how much CBD you are intaking and how your body is reacting to it.