What is CBD ?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound in the cannabis plant. It is a cannabinoid or more technically, a phytocannabinoid (a cannabinoid found in plants). CBD is one of over 100 known cannabinoids in cannabis. CBD can be found in both hemp and marijuana plants. CBD has been commonly used to promote wellness and homeostasis by positively influencing the endocannabinoid system. CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive.
Isn't cannabis the same as marijuana?
No. And yes! This is where it gets confusing. Both hemp plants and marijuana plants are members of the same genus or plant family – called Cannabis. Both hemp and marijuana have similar smells, and to the untrained eye, look very familiar. The most significant difference is their chemical composition. Hemp contains a high amount of CBD and trace amounts of THC. The federally legal limit for THC in hemp is 0.3%. Marijuana plants can contain around 10% or more THC.
Do your CBD products contain any THC?
No. All of our CBD extracts come from organically grown industrial hemp. Even though industrial hemp contains trace amounts of THC, our Broad Spectrum products do not contain any detectable THC – because it has been removed through an additional filtration process that uses chromotography. Our patented process results in a 0.0% THC level – confirmed by our independent lab reports.
Will CBD show up in a drug test?
That would be highly unlikely, since average drug tests don’t actually test for CBD. They test for THC though, more specifically THC-COOH which is the metabolite that THC creates in the body. Our Broad Spectrum CBD products are THC free (non-detectable level) unlike a Full Spectrum product which can contain 0.3% THC. Under normal circumstances, our products are not expected to cause a failed drug test due to THC. Flora Jane’s makes no guarantees regarding the use of our products and drug tests.
How do I know what kind of CBD product is right for me?
So many choices, right? We suggest trying different products to see what works for you. It truly is a personal preference. A good place to start may be a tincture. With a tincture, you can easily adjust your dosage to obtain the amount that works best for you. Start with a lower dose of 5-10 mg and go from there. We advise that you speak with your healthcare provider before starting CBD supplements.
Are your products vegan? Gluten free?
All our products are gluten free! Our tinctures are vegan and sugar free as well. Our gel capsules and topical balm are not vegan, due to the gelatin and beeswax ingredients.
I have a nut allergy. Are your products safe for me?
Our gel capsules and balm contain MCT oil (derived from coconut). Even though coconut is actually a fruit, the FDA recognizes it as a tree nut. None of our ingredients are processed in a plant where tree nuts are also processed.
Is hemp seed oil the same as hemp extract?
Not even close. The term hemp extract, when properly used, refers to the extracted flowers, stems and stalks of the hemp plant – not the seeds. Any product derived from hemp seed will not contain CBD. Hemp extract, hemp extract oil, PCR hemp extract, cannabidiol, and many more names are typically synonymous for CBD. Check to see if the product in question was made from hemp seeds vs. whole plant hemp.
What does Broad Spectrum actually mean?
Broad Spectrum refers to a THC free CBD oil that contains naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, flavinoids and lipids. Our oil starts as a full spectrum oil and undergoes a special process that removes all THC content. Also removed are plant waxes and chlorophyl. The end result is a true Broad Spectrum oil. For more info regarding the difference between Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum and Isolate, click here.
How does CBD work?
Humans and all mammals have a natural receptor system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that allows for cellular communication and regulation. The ECS is made up of receptors located throughout our entire body: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD binds to these receptors in a way that causes your body to produce more of them, so the communication between cells can be strengthened and improved. CBD stimulates the ECS and promotes homeostasis.
How do I know your products are safe ?
All of Flora Jane’s products undergo rigorous lab testing. Our raw material hemp is tested prior to extraction, during processing and after packaging completion. All Flora Jane’s products are packaged in a clean-room environment by a licensed nutraceutical company. We then use only certified third-party labs who provide detailed final results for both purity and potency.
Can I overdose on CBD ?
There is no known case of overdose regarding CBD. We have non-detectable amounts of THC in all of our products. Each product is lab tested to support our statements of non-detectable THC. CBD is non-toxic.
How do I know my serving size ?
Each of our products is labeled with the CBD content shown in milligrams. The higher the mg count, the more concentrated the product is with CBD. The more concentrated a product is, the less volume you will need to consume. For example: If you purchase a 500 mg tincture and wish to take a daily dose of 15 mg, you’ll need to take approximately a whole dropper full. If you have a 1000 mg tincture and wish to consume 15 mg daily, you’d only need to take half a full dropper. Between 5 and 50 mg of CBD are common doses for health maintenance and concerns.
How often should I take CBD ?
CBD should be used as a daily regimen on a consistent basis for best results. You may take once or twice a day – or more times for a specific purpose. This will depend on desired results and individual needs. The effects of CBD may not be felt until the compound has been consistently used for at least 7-14 days.
How long will CBD products last ?
Our products are good for approximately 18 months. Check expiration dates on each container. Store in a cool area away from direct sunlight.
Does CBD interact with other medications?
If you are taking prescription medication, check with your healthcare professional before taking CBD products. CBD can reduce or increase the effects of other medications by interacting with receptors in the endocannabinoid system.