CBD 101 - Common CBD Questions
Before we can talk about the benefits of CBD, we have to talk about the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a vast network of receptors that
supports the regulation of a number of biological functions. These functions include anti-inflammatory response, the immune system, appetite, mood, anxiety, sleep schedule and more. CBD and other cannabinoids improves the function of ECS receptors helping the body keep all of these biological rhythms in balance even when external factors and lifestyle choices (think working hard and playing harder) diminish our wellbeing. The benefits of CBD are all rooted in and fortify these systems to make sure that they are operating optimally and providing us relief from exercise-induced inflammation; a stronger immune system, support for healthy sleep cycles, and relief from everyday stresses. Ultimately, taking CBD products is an extension of a plant-based way to support your overall health and well-being.
There are two key ways to tell if CBD products are legit. Before you buy CBD oil, first look at the ingredients and confirm that it includes cannabidiol or hemp extract. Products that include other hemp or cannabis matter without cannabidiol or hemp extract specifically may not actually contain CBD. Second, look for CBD products that provide a certificate of analysis, or COA, from a third-party testing laboratory. Using the COA you can confirm that the ingredients and quantities are what the product labels claims as well as know if any contaminants are present and at what levels.
CBD oil extract, or CBD tinctures, are often integrated into a holistic health routine to support both cellular and general wellness. It is found that most people do not produce enough endocannabinoids to optimally support their Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Enter CBD: CBD tinctures and CBD isolates are used to boost the ECS so that it can better regulate biological functions contributing to your overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being. You can use CBD products in many forms including CBD tinctures, CBD pens and CBD topicals depending on your needs and preferences.
CBD oil can be used in many ways. A few common CBD oil applications include ingesting it by placing a CBD oil drops under your tongue, inhaling it using a CBD vape pen and applying it topically by rubbing it into your skin. Each different method delivers CBD to your body in a unique way so it’s important to consider your individual health goals and wellness routine when deciding what CBD products will work best for you. It is also important to know that pure CBD has a high bioavailability like the Wild by Nature range so that your body is able to absorb the CBD quickly.
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is just one of many cannabinoids that can be extracted from hemp. Pure CBD, also known as CBD Isolate, is the purest form of cannabidiol. You get pure CBD when all of the other cannabinoids and plant matter present in the hemp are removed during the extraction process. One of the benefits of pure CBD extract is that it’s easier to accurately measure the amount of CBD separate from other cannabinoids. Pure CBD or isolate is often found in CBD pens for vaping.
Short answer: yes you can vape CBD. Long answer: Different CBD products are made through different processes to optimize the delivery of CBD to your body according to the delivery method. To vape CBD, the CBD needs to be specially made for the precise CBD vape devices. CBD intended for vaping is also highly refined and contains special ingredients like in Wild by Nature Vape pods which do not contain any oil. The CBD tincture oil on the other hand is made to be ingested and therefore should not be put into a vaporizer.
Simply put, pure CBD oil is made by extracting cannabinoids from cannabis plants including hemp. So what is hemp extraction? CBD can be extracted from hemp mechanically or using solvents. Mechanical methods include everything from hand-pressing the way our ancestors did to modern distillation techniques that apply changes in temperature or pressure to separate the cannabinoid oils from other plant matter. Solvents on the other hand, dissolve the cannabinoids present in hemp and are then evaporated leaving pure CBD oil behind. Many products employ a combination of both extraction methods to perfect the finished product. Wild by Nature CBD comes from hemp grown on American farms that use the highest standards of cultivation. Our raw ingredients are sourced from facilities that use the most advanced hemp extraction methods to produce broad spectrum CBD oil and isolate hemp-derived CBD.
For starters, when we talk hemp, we’re talking about cannabis plants with less than 0.3% THC. Hemp, like other cannabis plants, contain cannabinoids. In fact, there are more than 113 different identified cannabinoids; cannabidiol (CBD) oil and THC are just two of these 113. As a source of pure hemp-derived CBD, the hemp plant is used for growing and extracting the CBD you find in our Wild by Nature CBD tinctures, CBD vapes and CBD topicals.
At Wild by Nature we go to great lengths to deliver you the highest quality product and we don’t expect you to just take our word for it. Everyone one of our CBD products has a track and trace batch number, so you can know what we know. The analysis for Wild by Nature lab results is done by a neutral third party and includes product details like the breakdown of cannabinoid profile and pass or fail results on a variety of quality tests that look for pesticides, heavy metals, microbials, residual solvents, and more.
The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp, by definition containing less that 0.3% THC, legal. The Farm Bill legalized hemp at the federal level by removing it and products derived from it from the federal list of controlled substances and classifying it as an agricultural commodity. But always check with your local regulations.
Everyone’s CBD receptors are different, therefore there is no “perfect serving”. We have created our “6 pack” which beautifully lays out 6 individual doses of 100 MG of CBD per 1 ML serving. With our tinctures, you can always customize your serving by taking half. However, we make no recommendations on a serving.
Nope! Our CBD is non-psychoactive and contains non detectable amounts of THC.
Here at Wild we use natural ingredients which can cause the pigments to change from batch to batch.
The primary difference between marijuana and hemp is the percentage of THC composition, which is the main psychoactive cannabinoid (another word for chemicals unique to the plant) that gives users the “high” feeling. Marijuana refers to strains of cannabis that contain high levels of THC. Hemp refers to strains of cannabis containing trace amounts of THC. Hemp-derived CBD products will not get you “high.” Moreover, our products are third-party tested to ensure that they have 0% THC in them.
Botanically, hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa, but from different varieties or cultivars that have been bred for different uses. Hemp and marijuana are genetically distinct forms of cannabis that differ by your use, chemical makeup, and cultivation practices. While marijuana generally refers to the psychotropic drug, growers cultivate hemp for use in production of many products, including foods and beverages, personal care products, nutritional supplements, fabrics, textiles, paper, construction materials, and other manufactured goods.
The cannabis plant contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. Full/broad spectrum hemp-derived CBD generally refers to products that not only contain CBD, but contain the other plant molecules as well. This version of CBD oil is minimally refined, leaving most of the cannabinoids and terpenes intact and in the oil. Full/broad spectrum, sometimes also called “whole plant,” means the full plant extract is included. Full/broad spectrum provides more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts.
On the other hand, CBD isolate products are generally labeled as being 99% or more pure CBD depending on the form. As the name suggests, these products have been isolated down to just the CBD molecule. They have no other active ingredient and just aim to deliver CBD, isolated from the other cannabinoids and terpenes.