What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is just one of many different molecules known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD has many beneficial properties and is commonly used to promote overall wellness. Click here to learn more about What is CBD on our blog post.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is a natural oil which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It is used by people all over the world for a variety of purposes. CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a mighty phytocannabinoid found in hemp and known for supporting the body and mind in various ways. * CBD specifically, comes from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. (Not to be confused with hemp seed oil that comes from hemp seeds and contains no cannabinoids.) Why it works: The human body has a vast network of receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which helps us maintain overall wellness and keeps many of our physical processes moving in the right direction. CBD works with those receptors, helping to keep us in good health. Learn more about the endocannabinoids system.

What is the difference between CBD and Hemp?

Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is grown for food and fibers. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. Oz Botanical’s CBD is extracted from a proprietary strain of hemp known as PCR hemp, or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. This proprietary strain is far richer in CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes than the basic hemp plant used by most CBD producers.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis. Marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as THC, which causes a high and is known as a drug. Hemp contains negligible amounts of THC and is unlikely to cause a high.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are what give cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.

Does your product contain THC?

Not all of them. CBD products vary in terms of their THC levels. You can check "What is the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate?" to see the differences of product types.

What is the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate?

All our products fall under three different categories—full spectrum, broad spectrum or isolate. Each describes what cannabinoids are included or excluded in the product.

Full Spectrum

CBD is the dominant compound in hemp, but most strains include a small amount of THC along with other cannabinoids. The legal limit of THC in hemp is 0.3 percent by dry weight. Full spectrum refers to the inclusion of THC in an extract, even at this limited amount. The addition of THC is thought to boost the overall effectiveness of an extract by a phenomenon known as the entourage effect.

Broad Spectrum

Like full spectrum oils, broad spectrum extracts include a blend of the plant’s naturally occurring cannabinoids, except without THC. Some people may prefer broad spectrum products because they want to avoid THC as a personal preference.

Isolates

These singular compounds are exactly what they sound like, an isolated cannabinoid that is 99 percent pure. Isolates come in powder form. People may prefer isolates due to their tastelessness, versatility, measurability and texture.

What is the difference between distillate and isolate?

Both distillates and isolates are versatile forms of cannabinoids that can be easily mixed with other ingredients. Distillates are an oil and isolates are a powder. Both are considered raw materials that can be used in similar ways such as formulating, ingesting, vaporizing, or using topically.

What ingredients are used in your products?

Our products are made with CO2-extracted oils, one of the cleanest extraction methods available. Each formula is made with natural, high-quality ingredients—no fillers. Though not required for hemp companies, we comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for food manufacturers, and we are certified Kosher, Halal and vegan.

How does CBD work?

CBD’s effects are a result of its interaction with the endocannabinoid system. CBD impacts the ECS indirectly, most often through activation of outside receptors and interaction with enzymes.

What is CBD used for?

Many people use CBD to support the body’s natural systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems. CBD is also used by some for specific purposes such as supporting a good night’s rest or maintaining well-functioning joints.

Can I see your lab reports?

Yes, all our extracts are tested to ensure there are no residual solvents. We also measure the percentages and milligram amounts of 18 different cannabinoids on each extract’s certificate of analysis. Customers can find a product’s COA on our online database by searching the batch number located on the packaging. Microbial and mycotoxin test results are included on COAs for tinctures, topicals, gummies and soft gels.

Will I feel any effects from using CBD products?

Some of the effects reported by CBD oil users include improved mood, restful sleep, increased attention and focus and others. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.

What is the ideal serving size?

The ideal serving size of CBD for each person depends on a wide range of variables. It also depends on the product. Servings of 5 to 50 milligrams per day are commonly reported for health maintenance and minor issues.

How often can I take CBD?

CBD can be taken multiple times each day, or at particular times of day, depending on the reason it is being used.

Should I take CBD with food?

Our edible products are best taken with food, although there are usually no issues when taken on an empty stomach. Taking the products with food may help to minimize any potential side effects.

Are there any negative side effects?

CBD is not known to have any negative side effects. However, large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness. If your intention is to remain alert, this may be considered an unwanted side effect and therefore large servings should be avoided.

What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

All Oz Botanical products go through rigorous testing by third-party labs to assure purity and accurate concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are under 0.3% THC and any potential contaminants.

Will CBD get me high?

No. Unlike marijuana and THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and is extremely unlikely to cause a high.

Can I fail a drug test from using hemp?

Everyone is different, so there is no straight answer. We cannot guarantee you will pass a drug test while using our products. People who are concerned about failing a test should consider isolates or broad-spectrum formulas. However, there is a possibility even broad-spectrum oils contain an immeasurable amount of THC. We cannot be held responsible if a test comes back with positive or false-positive results.

Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use CBD products?

No. CBD is not a drug. You will not be required to produce a medical marijuana card in order to purchase CBD online. However, some states have laws allowing doctors to recommend CBD to patients for particular conditions.

Will CBD help me if I’m healthy?

Because of its ability to help support the body’s effort to maintain homeostasis, CBD is often used by those who don’t have any specific concerns.

How long will it take to receive benefits from taking CBD oil?

In some cases, such as when using a vaporizer or tincture, users often report almost immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. Personal results will vary.

Can I give my pet CBD?

Yes, high-quality CBD is safe for pets. Most customers use our dog treats for dogs and our plain tinctures for other pets. We do recommend that you consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with your pet and knowledgeable in the use of CBD oil in pet health.

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