We get asked these questions about CBD often. We thought it best to get you the answers to your top CBD questions so you can make a safe and positive decision when purchasing Proper Hemp Co. CBD products.
1. What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the chemical compounds found in the hemp plant. It’s called a cannabinoid. Significant research has been done to show that CBD and other cannabinoids play a major role in supporting health and wellness.
2. What does CBD do?
CBD aids the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which performs several different roles. However, its primary task is homeostasis. The ECS supports various biological tasks, including energy and balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the autonomic nervous system. So far, studies have shown CBD may work naturally with the ECS to manage pain, reduce inflammation, suppress stress and anxiety, improve brain function, and more.
3. Can CBD get you high?
No, CBD is not intoxicating and it will not get you high. THC is the chemical compound in the cannabis plant that gets you high. Proper Hemp removes all THC from our products.
4. Is CBD legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp legal in all 50 U.S. states, but with a few important stipulations. For CBD oil to be legal, it must be derived from hemp (not marijuana) grown by a licensed business and contain less than 0.3% THC. The bill also gives states the power to create additional laws regarding marijuana, THC, and recreational use.
5. Is CBD safe?
The World Health Organization states that CBD “is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile.” It’s all natural and free of many of the synthetic ingredients and addictive qualities found in many pharmaceutical drugs. Proper Hemp Co. encourages individuals to speak with their doctor about how CBD may interact with any medications you’re currently taking.
6. Will CBD show up on a drug test?
Proper Hemp Co.’s CBD products will not show up on a drug test. While many CBD products may still contain the legally allowed 0.3% of THC content in their products, Proper Hemp Co. extracts this THC out to provide CBD products to mainstream users without risk of job loss.
7. Are there different types of CBD?
CBD products fall into one of three categories: Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum, and Isolate. Broad Spectrum CBD products (like Proper Hemp Co.’s) contain all the properties found in the hemp plant except THC. Full Spectrum CBD products contain all properties found in the hemp plant including THC. Isolate CBD products are made with CBD only and none of the other compounds found in the hemp plant. Studies have shown that your body can absorb more CBD from full and broad spectrum CBD products than it can from isolate products.
8. What’s the best method to use or take CBD?
It depends on what you’re using it for. If you’re treating sore muscles, joints, ligaments, or even inflamed zits, a topical application like Proper’s CBD Infused Balm is the way to go. However, an ingestible works well if you’re interested in easing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, or balancing the different systems in your body. From softgels to gummies to sublingual tinctures, there are countless options for ingestion.
9. What’s more effective, inhalation or ingestion?
The bioavailability (how much your body can absorb) of inhaling CBD products is about 50%. This is the same absorption (or bioavailability) rate as Proper Hemp Co.’s nanoemulsified CBD products.
10. How much CBD should I take?
Low doses of CBD are just as effective – and sometimes more effective – than very high doses. The nanoemulsification of Proper Hemp Co’s products increases their efficacy, making them roughly 5 times easier for your body to absorb than other standard CBD products. That also means you can take less and get the same effects.
11. What are the side effects of CBD?
High quality Broad Spectrum CBD is not currently associated with any extreme side effects. Reports suggest digestive upsets or mild mood changes may be possible, however, current research indicates that negative side effects from CBD are rare and that it is unlikely that you will experience any serious harm by taking this substance. CBD also does not lead to severe negative health effects, abuse, or dependence.