What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of 113 known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The oil is delivered in many forms like drops, gummies, vapes, ointments and salves.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. The human body (and the bodies of all vertebrates) produce endocannabinoids, while cannabinoids found in plants are called phytocannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis.
How does CBD work?
The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Although both are found all over the body, CB1 receptors are present in the brain and deal with pain, movement, cognitive function, and mood. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system and affect pain and inflammation, among other things. THC attaches to the CB1 receptors, whereas CBD interacts with the CB2 receptors. Unlike THC which attaches to receptors, CBD does not attach to the CB2 receptor. Rather, researchers believe that CBD influences the body’s use of endocannabinoids (promoting homeostasis).
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.
What is a tincture?
Commonly referred to as “CBD Oil”, a CBD tincture is CBD in liquid form. CBD extracts (isolate or distillate) are infused into medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oil) from coconuts, which serves as a carrier oil. Tinctures are ingested orally. Fill the syringe on your dropper to 1ml and squirt under your tongue. Hold under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing.
How many milligrams of CBD should I take per serving?
Your effective dose will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your condition, the delivery/consumption method, and the size of the person. Suggested dosing ranges from 5mg to 50mg per serving.
Do your products contain THC?
Some of our products contain trace amounts of THC, notably the Full-Spectrum CBD (0.3% is the legal limit in all 50 states). The rest of our products are 0.00% THC.
What does full-spectrum mean?
Full-spectrum products are formulated with a CBD extract that has the same cannabinoid profile as the hemp biomass from which it came. Heartstrong CBD uses only hemp biomass that is high in CBD, rich in minor cannabinoids, and below the legal threshold of 0.3% THC. Heartstrong CBD’s Full-Spectrum Tinctures are under 0.3% THC and legal in all 50 states.
What are minor cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are compounds that act on the body’s endocannabinoid system that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Each cannabinoid interacts with the endocannabinoid differently and has different benefits. The most notable cannabinoids are CBD and THC, but there are at least 113 known cannabinoids. The other 111+ cannabinoids are commonly referred to as “minor cannabinoids”.
What are the most common minor cannabinoids?
Minor cannabinoids are another type of cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis plants. These cannabinoids are “minor” because of their lower plant material concentrations, but their effects certainly aren’t minor. Currently, the most common minor cannabinoids are CBG, CBC, THCV, and CBN.
What is the entourage effect?
The presence of other cannabinoids and terpenes affect the way your body responds to cannabinoids in a synergistic manner in which the combined effect of CBD and other cannabinoids and/or terpenes is greater than the sum of its parts.
How much CBD is in your products?
Heartstrong CBD believes in providing potent CBD products. However, the amount of CBD varies from product to product. Please refer to the front of each product’s label, where the amount of CBD is prominently displayed.
Are these products safe?
There are no incidences of CBD consumption causing illness. CBD is completely non-toxic, meaning you cannot overdose. Additionally, all Heartstrong CBD products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee that they are free from contaminants.
Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects. However, extremely large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness.
Does CBD interact with other medications?
More research needs to be done. If you are taking prescription medications, speak to a qualified health professional.
How long will it take to notice the benefits?
It depends on the method and dose. For products with high bioavailability like tinctures, users often report immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take up to a half hour or more to be detectable. Individual results may vary.
How often can I take CBD?
It depends on the reason CBD is used, but you can use CBD throughout the day, or at particular times.
Can I take CBD on an empty stomach?
Yes, there are usually no issues when taken on an empty stomach.
Will CBD get me high?
Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and is extremely unlikely to cause a high. The trace amounts of THC in our products are extremely unlikely to produce a “high.”
Can your products cure/treat my condition?
CBD has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of any condition aside from particular seizure disorders. We cannot support any claims of medical health benefits. Please consult your physician to determine if you could benefit from using CBD.
Are hemp and marijuana the same thing?
Hemp is legally defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% of the cannabinoid THC. THC causes a high and is illegal federally. Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, is unlikely to cause a high, and is legal to possess in all 50 US states. All Sunny Skies CBD products except for the Full-Spectrum CBD Tinctures are 0.00% THC due to a process that removes THC from the extract used to infuse its products with CBD.